The top House Republican doesn't want too much focus on that time Donald Trump and his supporters tried to overturn the 2020 election.
A further 55 cases of the coronavirus "double mutation" variant first detected in India have been discovered in the UK in the week to 21 April, Public Health England said. The news comes just hours before India is added to England's travel red list on Friday, meaning arrivals will have to quarantine in hotels from then on. Scientists are particularly concerned about the dangers of the Indian variant, as it contains two significant mutations of the spike protein, which could mean vaccines are ineffective against it.
The cast of the live-action Netflix adaptation of Heartstopper, the endearing graphic novel about a boy meeting a boy, has been revealed.
London's High Court has paved the way for a case that could force its judges to take a view on who invented bitcoin, the world's biggest cryptocurrency which last week soared to all-time highs. The court has allowed Craig Wright, an Australian computer scientist who alleges he created bitcoin, to serve a copyright infringement lawsuit against the operator and publisher of the bitcoin.org website, which calls itself Cobra, over Twitter or a generic email address. Wright can now try and pursue his case -- titled Wright v Person(s) unknown, "Cobra" -- although the defendant might be resident abroad and has not disclosed a name, identity or address, according to court filings issued on Wednesday and seen by Reuters on Thursday.
(Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks headed for their biggest drop since mid-March after President Joe Biden was said to propose doubling the capital gains tax to near 40% for the wealthy. The dollar rose.The S&P 500 turned lower after Bloomberg News reported the likely proposed plan on how investment income is taxed. Speculation arose that some investors may sell shares before any change is made to capture the lower rate. Equities whipsawed throughout the session amid mixed economic data and renewed concern the pandemic was worsening in some major economies.All major groups in the S&P 500 fell, led by commodity and technology shares. AT&T Inc. rallied after beating profit estimates. Data Thursday showed sales of previously owned U.S. homes slid in March to a seven-month low, while jobless claims posted an unexpected decline last week.“Sticker shock over some of these tax figures will be hard to shake off for some investors,” Edward Moya, senior market analyst at Oanda Corp, wrote in a note. “Some traders are looking for an excuse to lock in profits and they might choose to use this tax story as their catalyst.”A gauge of market breadth suggests investor concerns remain. The percentage of Russell 2000 members trading above their 50-day moving average fell below 40%, compared to about 80% for the large-cap S&P 500, a smidgen off a record gap, according to data compiled by Bloomberg going back to 1995. It’s too early to tell whether this can morph into something larger, but previous instances have led to subsequent pressure on U.S. stocks, wrote Sundial Capital Research founder Jason Goepfert in a note to clients.Here are some key events to watch this week:U.S. releases new home sales data Friday.These are some of the main moves in markets:StocksThe S&P 500 fell 0.9% at 2:18 p.m. New York time.The Stoxx Europe 600 Index advanced 0.7%.The MSCI All-Country World Index declined 0.3%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index gained 0.3%.The euro slipped 0.3% to $1.1999.The Japanese yen was little changed at 108.11 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries fell one basis point to 1.55%.Germany’s 10-year yield climbed one basis point to -0.25%.Britain’s 10-year yield was unchanged at 0.74%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude fell 0.3% to $61.18 a barrel.Gold slid 0.7% to $1,780.10 an ounce.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Les McKeown, who sang lead for Scottish ’70s hitmakers Bay City Rollers during its heyday, died Tuesday at home, his family announced. He was 65. No cause of death was revealed. “It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our beloved husband and father Leslie Richard McKeown, his family posted on the […]
Colbert's tip to the rookie Helms when the two worked at the Comedy Central show stuck with "The Hangover" star.
On Thursday morning, while isolating after a workplace COVID-19 exposure, Ontario Premier Doug Ford apologized after the provincial government "moved too fast" to introduce new restriction for outdoor space and increasing policing powers last week. "Last Friday, in response to extremely troubling modelling that told us we could see well over 15,000 cases a day, we moved fast to put measures in place to reduce mobility, but we moved too fast," Ford said. "I know that some of those measures, especially around enforcement, they went too far."
Plasm Network and Bondly announced the expansion of their strategic partnership supported by high-profile projects currently underway.
(Bloomberg) -- Gold fell the most in more than a week as better-than-expected U.S. jobs data reduced its appeal as a safe haven.Applications for state unemployment insurance unexpectedly plunged to a fresh pandemic low as the recovery gathers steam. Initial claims decreased by 39,000 to 547,000 in the week ended April 17, Labor Department data showed Thursday. Economists in a Bloomberg survey had forecast 610,000 in claims.After a record-breaking rally last year, bullion has lost momentum amid the advancing dollar and rising bond yields. Investors remain focused on the economic outlook, with rising bond yields denting demand for non-interest bearing bullion.Unemployment-insurance claims are “the lowest number we’ve seen since the pandemic,” said Bob Haberkorn, senior market strategist at RJO Futures. “The market wasn’t expecting that.”Still, renewed buying from India and China after a year on the sidelines could provide support for the precious metal going forward. India’s gold imports from Switzerland surged to highest in almost eight years in March as jewelry buyers took advantage of a dip in prices during the ongoing wedding season.“These latest numbers certainly demonstrate the degree of pent-up demand in the country after the implosion in 2020,” Rhona O’Connell, an analyst at StoneX, wrote in a note.To be sure, India’s gold-market revival is now “evaporating as a result of the rapid spread of the Covid virus,” she added. India posted the world’s biggest one-day jump in Covid-19 cases on Thursday.Chinese ImportsChina also boosted shipments from Europe’s premier gold-refining hub. Imports from Switzerland rose nearly fourfold to a seven-month high following the resumption of purchases in February. China’s central bank is approving imports of about 75 tons a month to meet domestic consumption, according to people familiar with the matter.Spot gold fell as much as 0.8% to $1,779.46 an ounce, the most since April 12, and was trading at $1,780.76 as of 1:39 p.m. in New York. Futures for June delivery on the Comex fell 0.6% to settle at $1,782.Silver and platinum declined, while the Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index rose 0.2%. Spot palladium fell 1.4%, after touching a record high of $2,895.96 an ounce on Wednesday, as the economic rebound fueled expectations for increasing demand from automakers amid deepening supply shortfall.The price of the metal used in catalytic converters in gasoline-powered vehicles is up 16% in this year, building on a five-year rally. The bulk of this year’s gains have come since mid-March after flooding at Russian mines run by MMC Norilsk Nickel PJSC curbed output.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce the assignment of preliminary ratings to eight classes of FS Rialto 2021-FL2, a $783.0 million managed CRE CLO with the ability to reinvest principal proceeds for 24 months, which includes a six-month ramp-up period.
At the root of some ageist views is the perception older people are hoarding resources by refusing to retire.
GOP group taking particular aim at White House executive order on land and water conservation
Police permitted Usman Khan to attend event at Fishmongers’ Hall where he murdered two people in knife attack
"Premesso che io non sono un moralizzatore, faccio il giornalista e ho dato una notizia" la vicenda del giudice Piero Gamacchio "è una spia della temperatura corporea della magistratura: come tutte le corporazioni sono state poco scandagliate in questi decenni, c'è un'autoreferenzialità altissima. E' una spia di allarme di come il sistema di controllo e autocontrollo al suo interno non sia così perfetto". Gianluigi Nuzzi commenta così, intervistato dall'Adnkronos, la storia che lui stesso ha portato alla luce del magistrato milanese che non avrebbe pagato pranzi in alcuni ristoranti e negozi, del quale oggi ha svelato finalmente l'identità: è il Consigliere della Corte d'Appello di Milano Piero Gamacchio. Una vicenda che lo stesso Nuzzi ha raccontato, in diverse 'puntate', svelando particolari sempre più dettagliati fino a ricostruire la figura di un giudice che aveva l'abitudine di lasciare conti in sospeso ovunque, fino ad un prestito mai restituito di 40mila euro. "Un anno fa sono venuto a sapere da Carlo Belotti, ristoratore milanese, che c'era un giudice che veniva a cena da lui, amante di vini di primissima qualità e piatti con il tartufo bianco, che aveva un conto in sospeso di circa un migliaio di euro. Quando mi ha detto il nome sono rimasto sorpreso, ma è finita lì". Da lì, una serie di episodi, alcuni fortuiti, alcuni di indagine, estendono la cosa a macchia d'olio facendo emergere la verità. Non più un solo ristorante, ma diversi, una boutique, e un avvocato a cui il giudice Gamacchio non ha -ancora-restituito ben 40mila euro di prestito. "Gamacchio portava a queste cene un sacco di magistrati di altissimo livello, sempre a scrocco: tanti, diversi e anche molto importanti", racconta Nuzzi. Ma "quello che mi ha fatto decidere a rivelare il nome è che mi sono accorto che il prestito era stato chiesto ad un avvocato dello stesso tribunale", rivela. "Un magistrato -scandisce il conduttore di 'Quarto Grado'- deve avere non solo un atteggiamento inappuntabile, deve non dare adito a nessun chiacchiericcio, deve essere irreprensibile. Qui siamo parecchio oltre, tra i conti non pagati e questo prestito, qui c'è davvero una inopportunità gigantesca". La valutazione di Nuzzi è che "la gran parte delle persone appartenenti alla magistratura sono persone morigerate e per bene, ed è per questo che una storia di questo tipo fa rumore, ma negli ultimi mesi sono venute fuori vicende opache di interessi e di giochi di potere che ben si allineano con quanto ho raccontato". Gamacchio, che oggi ha emesso un comunicato in cui si dichiara effettivamente responsabile dei comportamenti evidenziati da Nuzzi e chiede scusa, annunciando un'aspettativa, "è anche persona affabile, competente -aggiunge il giornalista- Però molti di questi fatti sono avvenuti in periodo covid, e allora penso ai ristoratori con la saracinesca abbassata, che se vedono un magistrato che va da loro e gli dice che ha dimenticato la carta di credito non gli dicono di no, e poi lui invece lascia i buffi sulle spalle di queste persone... ecco, questo mi da un po' fastidio", conclude Nuzzi. (di Ilaria Floris)
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Comedian Richard Lewis made a surprise return to the set of pal Larry David’s HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm today, delighting fans and colleagues with the announcement that he’ll appear in one episode of the comedy show. “Great news for me!,” Lewis tweeted, with a photo of himself, in his familiar black garb, on set. […]
Britain's most senior civil servant is personally overseeing the fallout from the refurbishment of Downing Street, Whitehall sources have told Sky News. Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds, his fiancée, are said to have carried out a lavish overhaul of the flat above 11 Downing Street in order to replace Theresa May's "John Lewis furniture nightmare". A leaked email this week suggested £58,000 in funding for a "Downing Street Trust" came from a Conservative donor, Lord Brownlow, although no donation has been declared to the Electoral Commission.
The MHRAs maintain that the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine continue to outweigh the risks
The Scottish band enjoyed huge success in the 1970s.