Daily Archives: February 9, 2018

Financial markets abhor an equilibrium

THE recent volatility in the stockmarket has come as a shock in part because equities have been performing well for an extended period. Share prices have been on a broadly upward trend ever since the spring of 2009. That follows the long bull market of 1982 to 2000. As the chart shows (on a log scale), there has been a ...

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B.C.'s top court overturns ban on aquarium's captive whales, dolphins and porpoises

A British Columbia court has ruled that Vancouver’s park board didn’t have the authority to ban whales, dolphins and porpoises at the city’s aquarium. The decision follows Vancouver Aquarium’s announcement last month that it will end the practice of displaying cetaceans in captivity. The Ocean Wise Conservation Association, the non-profit society that runs the aquarium, filed an application for judicial ...

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Omarosa says on Big Brother that U.S. is not going to be OK

Omarosa Manigault Newman is starting to tell her story, as promised. And the former White House aide’s story is: America is not going to be fine under U.S. President Donald Trump. “No,” a tearful Manigault Newman, who left her White House job in December, said to her Celebrity Big Brother co-star Ross Mathews when he asked if the country will be ...

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Georgia officer dies after being shot while serving warrant, police say

Authorities at the shooting scene where one officer was killed and two deputies were injured, police said.  (FOX5) A Georgia police officer was killed Friday and two sheriff’s deputies were injured while serving an arrest warrant, police said. The incident occurred after two Henry County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at a residence, Sheriff Keith McBrayer said, according to Fox 5 Atlanta. Law ...

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Petitpas Taylor to unveil new food warning labels

Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is expected to announce proposed new warning labels for foods high in salt, sugar or saturated fats Friday afternoon. Health Canada has been conducting public consultations to come up with the new labels.The announcement is expected to begin at 1:30 p.m. You can watch it live here. A document obtained by CBC News shows the new warning symbols ...

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Meet the BFR, SpaceX's next big rocket

The Falcon Heavy may be a remarkable rocket, particularly after its successful maiden launch on Tuesday, but SpaceX has something more impressive on the horizon: the BFR. The BFR — officially the “Big Falcon Rocket,” though at first the F stood for a much more crude word — will be a monster that SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk hopes will take ...

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