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Victims’ Families, Nations Commemorate MH17 Tragedy

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Families of victims and their countries’ embassies are marking the fifth anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, amid mounting evidence of Russia’s involvement in shooting the passenger plane out of the sky. The airliner flying between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur was shot down by a […]

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We’re building fewer elevators and escalators — and it’s evidence that ‘growth might go to zero’

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Investor Kyle Bass says “real growth might go to zero.” UBS’s construction research shows the market for escalators and elevators has gone into stagnation — implying that large building construction is losing steam. AJ Bell noticed that freight shipping in the US suddenly went negative. Visit BI Prime for more stories. There is no shortage […]

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Hong Kong Elders March in Support of Young Demonstrators

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Thousands of Hong Kong senior citizens, including a popular actress, marched Wednesday in a show of support for youths at the forefront of monthlong protests against a contentious extradition bill in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. The seniors also slammed the police for their handling of a protest Sunday in Hong Kong’s Sha Tin district. That […]

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Meet Peggy Siegal, the NYC publicist who got Jeffrey Epstein into A-list events and has been called the ‘best way’ to make sure your movie wins an Oscar

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Peggy Siegal is a prominent New York publicist who has organized promotional screenings for films including “The Big Short,” “Argo,” and “The Revenant.” Siegal invited registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein to her screenings after Epstein was released from jail in 2010, The New York Times reported. Siegal told The New York Times that she ended […]

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Border Crossings: Laine Hardy

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Laine Hardy is the winner of Season 17 of American Ido. Laine performed his new single, the Ester Dean-penned “Flame” on the “American Idol” finale and the song reached #1 on the iTunes Rock Chart and #2 overall. He is working on his debut album, “All aboard the Laine Train!” read more >>> Source:: VOANews.Com

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A portfolio manager who’s been crushing the market since 2006 reveals today’s best investing opportunities — and explains why he ‘hates’ companies who pay employees in stock

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Albert Meyer, chief investment officer and senior portfolio manager at Bastiat Capital, sees big opportunities in an unloved portion of the marketplace. He also reveals why he “hates” stock options, and explains his maximum threshold for investing in companies that administer equity-based compensation. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Being a contrarian is not […]

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch beats Wall Street forecasts with record second-quarter earnings

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch reported record second-quarter earnings Wednesday that beat analysts’ profit expectations. Watch Bank of America Merrill Lynch trade live. Bank of America Merrill Lynch posted a record $0.74 in second-quarter earnings per share, outpacing the $0.71 expected by Wall Street analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. Revenue and net income rose in the […]

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Niger’s Farmers Nurture Gao Trees & Re-Green the Country

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While deforestation has devastated many African countries, in the west African nation of Niger more than 200 million new trees have sprung up in recent decades. These trees, mainly a variety known locally as Gao – weren’t planted. Instead, they were protected by Nigerien farmers who realized the trees were assets to agriculture and animal […]

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Bitcoin tumbles after US lawmakers take aim at Libra — ‘Facebook has burned down the house over and over’ (BTC)

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Bitcoin has plunged 16% after a bruising day in Congress for Facebook’s digital coin, Libra. “Facebook has burned down the house over and over and called every arson a learning experience,” Sen. Sherrod Brown said. Brown’s comments follow criticism of Libra from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, President Donald Trump, Fed Chair Jerome Powell, and the […]

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Bolivia Declares Gender Killings a National Priority

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Bolivia, which has one of South America’s highest rates of women being killed because of their gender, has declared femicide a national priority and will step up efforts to tackle growing violence, a top government rights official said on Tuesday. Since January authorities have recorded 73 femicides – the killing of a woman by a […]

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Appeals Court Asked to Pause Antitrust Ruling Against Qualcomm

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The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal appeals court to pause the enforcement of a sweeping antitrust ruling against mobile chip supplier Qualcomm on Tuesday, citing support from the Energy Department and Defense Department. “For DoD, Qualcomm is a key player both in terms of its trusted supply chain and as a leader in innovation, […]