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October 12, 2018 Tropical Storm Michael Spreads Flooding Rain, Wind Into Carolinas, East After Historic Category 4 Florida Panhandle LandfallSource: The Weather Channel
Tropical Storm Michael is accelerating through Virginia with gusty winds and flooding rain. Extreme rainfall totals may occur in either of those states through early Friday as Michael swings out into the Atlantic.
Source: The Hill
An outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is on the rise in a regional trading hub in Congo as terrified residents, including those who have been infected, avoid health care workers.
October 12, 2018 Kudlow says 'there's some movement' toward a meeting between Trump and China's Xi amid trade tensionsSource: CNBC
he White House has taken steps toward setting up a meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping as the world's two largest economies clash over trade, Trump's top economic advisor Larry Kudlow said...
October 12, 2018 Postal Service seeks record price hikes to bolster falling revenuesSource: CNN
Facing pressure from the Trump administration to address a revenue shortfall, the Postal Service on Wednesday proposed raising the price of 1-oz. letters from 50 cents to 55 cents, which would be a record nominal increase if...
October 11, 2018 Congress approves massive water-projects billSource: Star Tribune
WASHINGTON — Congress has approved a sprawling bill to improve the nation's ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects.
October 11, 2018 Monsanto: judge moves to allow new trial after $289m cancer verdictSource: The Guardian
A California judge has moved to grant the agrochemical company Monsanto a new trial after a landmark jury verdict found its herbicide had caused a man’s terminal cancer.
October 11, 2018 From silos to sustainability: transition through a UHC lensSource: The Lancet
The transition to higher-income status is a positive step forward for countries, but this transition brings with it the prospect of declining external assistance, both in general and in particular for health.
October 10, 2018 Trump’s trade war is hurting the global economySource: VOX
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a major report on Tuesday that projected the world’s economy will grow by 3.7 percent, which is 0.2 points lower than they had estimated in April. That’s the same rate of growth as...
October 10, 2018 Exxon Mobil to spend $1 million lobbying for a carbon taxSource: CBS News
Exxon Mobil, the largest oil company in the U.S., is putting $1 million toward a lobbying campaign to back a carbon tax, throwing dollars into a political fight that has had Washington lawmakers at an impasse.
The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note is back up at 3.23 percent, hitting fresh multi-year highs. Bond yields – the amount they pay out to investors who hold them – move inversely to prices. So when bond prices decline, as...
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