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Epstein created a $578 million trust two days before his suicide

(Bloomberg) — Jeffrey Epstein wrote a will just two days before his suicide, saying he had about $578 million in assets that he placed in a trust, which could complicate efforts by women who say he sexually abused them to collect damages. 553 more words

News

Unemployment is running near its 50-year low, but inflation has not picked up as expected. This suggests that the unemployment rate consistent with stable inflation has fallen.

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United States

What Do Rally Playlists Say About the Candidates? by ASTEAD W. HERNDON, GABRIEL GIANORDOLI, UMI SYAM, JON CARAMANICA and JON PARELES


By ASTEAD W. HERNDON, GABRIEL GIANORDOLI, UMI SYAM, JON CARAMANICA and JON PARELES

Presidential campaigns have a sound. We analyzed the playlists of 10 presidential candidates to see how the songs align with their core message. 12 more words

NYT

Recession in US - Most NABE economists expect it by the end of 2021

“Survey respondents indicate that the expansion will be extended by the shift in monetary policy, and most expect the next economic recession will occur later than anticipated when the February policy survey was conducted,” said NABE President Constance Hunter, CBE, chief economist, KPMG. 236 more words

In The News

Behind a made-for-TV Hong Kong protest narrative, Washington is backing nativism and mob violence

17 August 2019 — The Grayzone

Hong Kong’s increasingly xenophobic protests are devolving into chaos with help from US government regime-change outfits and a right-wing local media tycoon with close ties to hardliners in Washington. 4,200 more words

China

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Bissinger's Caramelized Blood Orange

My co-worker Brian H. brought in this chocolate bar for us to try.

I have had Bissinger’s bars before, but not with blood orange caramel, rosemary, hazelnuts and cocoa nibs! 77 more words

Dark Chocolate