NEW YORK – Bank shares dragged Wall Street lower on Thursday on concerns the slowing global economy will continue to pressure down interest rates, while energy shares helped pare losses on a report that OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) may move to cut oil production. 290 more words
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In a landmark discovery for physics and astronomy, international scientists said Thursday they have glimpsed the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time, which Albert Einstein predicted a century ago. 852 more words
For demographers and economists, 2020 is a big year.
That’s when 20% of the population of the world’s richest countries will be older than 65—a magic number because, starting in the mid-1900s, it’s the age when people stop working (though in… 634 more words
Stock markets are trending downward very rapidly everywhere in the world. In France the CAC40 has lost 13.8% of its value since the beginning of the year. 1,609 more words