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Trump’s grade on the economy: a B, for now

More than anything else, the performance of the economy during the next several years is likely to determine whether Donald Trump succeeds or fails as president. So how’s he doing? And how should we measure his success in the future? Well, for starters, the economy has earned a solid B since Trump took office in January, according to an exclusive ... Read More »

Now Sir James Dyson urges single market exit, just months after losing a nasty battle in Brussels

Sir James Dyson is at again. The godfather of gadgets, ranging from vacuum cleaners to hand driers to fancy looking fans that cost a king’s ransom, has stomped into the debate over whether Britain should stay in the European single market when it finally quits the EU. It probably won’t come as any great surprise to you to learn that ... Read More »

Bank of England to cut key rate August 4, hold off on QE for now – Reuters poll

The Bank of England is almost certain to cut benchmark borrowing costs when it sets policy on Aug. 4, but a slim majority of economists in a Reuters poll said it would hold off for now on restarting its asset purchase programme. Britons voted in a June 23 referendum to leave the European Union, a shock outcome that roiled financial ... Read More »

LendingClub now targeted in shareholder lawsuit

LendingClub Corp (LC.N) has been hit with the first of what could be many federal lawsuits by shareholders who say the online lender, which forced out its chief executive last week, inflated its share price by concealing its inability to monitor its operations. In a complaint filed late Monday in San Francisco federal court, the plaintiff Steeve Evellard said LendingClub ... Read More »

The Obama administration is now ‘giving full cover to the Russians’ in Syria – and the results are ‘catastrophic’

People inspect the damage at the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)-backed al-Quds hospital after it was hit by airstrikes, in a rebel-held area of Syria’s Aleppo, April 28, 2016. Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad pounded the Syrian city of Aleppo with airstrikes on Thursday, targeting a hospital and killing at least 55 civilians in a new offensive that is ... Read More »

House Prices: London’s super-rich are now renting to avoid stamp duty and taxes

London’s super rich are increasingly turning to renting, a new report shows. The number of letting deals on properties worth more than £10 million has increased by a third in the year to March 2016, according to figures by estate agent Knight Frank. Sales of homes worth over £10 million fell 33 per cent in the same period of time, ... Read More »

French bank chief ‘more worried about sector now than in 2009’

The chairman of France’s second-biggest retail bank is more worried about Europe’s banking sector now, in some ways, than when he took the reins at BPCE bank during the depths of the global financial crisis in 2009. Francois Perol said on the sidelines of an economic conference in Italy on Saturday that negative interest rates in the euro zone were ... Read More »

Sweatpants Are Now Trendy And Fashionable!

For years, sweatpants were just used as clothes to wear when one was exercising. They were comfortable and, therefore, many of wore them at home while relaxing in front of the television. However if one was wearing these pants at some outing or even for meeting friends for a drink, it was considered as a terrible fashion crime. The person ... Read More »