Thursday, October 28, 2021
President Donald Trump said he’s considering Stanford University economist John Taylor and Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell for the top job at the central bank, and indicated Fed Chair Janet Yellen remains in the running for renomination to a second four-year term.“Most people are saying it’s down to two -- Mr. Taylor and Mr. Powell.…
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy invoked the most far-reaching powers in the Spanish Constitution as he aimed to strike a decisive blow against the Catalan separatist campaign that has divided the nation and put its economic expansion at risk.Spain will dismiss Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and the rest of his regional government as part of a barrage…
A female doctor proceeded to use a cauterizing device to sear a two-inch-square symbol below each woman’s hip, a procedure that took 20 to 30 minutes. For hours, muffled screams and the smell of burning tissue filled the room. “I wept the whole time,” Ms. Edmondson recalled. “I disassociated out of my body.” Since the…
On Tuesday, Mr. Trump dragged his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, into the dispute. He told reporters that Mr. Obama had not called Mr. Kelly, a former Marine Corps general, when his son Second Lt. Robert Kelly was killed in action in 2010 in Afghanistan. Mr. Kelly, who has long been reluctant to talk…
Republican tax writers are considering a compromise measure that would allow individuals to keep deducting the cost of the property taxes they pay while eliminating a larger tax break for their other state and local taxes, according to a GOP member of Congress.The measure is aimed at appeasing roughly two dozen Republican House members from…
United Continental Holdings Inc. dodged Wall Street’s questions on how it would get its turnaround back on track next year, drawing fire from analysts and sending shares reeling.After issuing an underwhelming profit forecast for the current quarter, Chief Executive Officer Oscar Munoz faced a tense call with analysts looking for answers. They questioned the company’s projections…
“If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet,” Ms. Milano wrote. If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet. pic.twitter.com/k2oeCiUf9n — Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) Oct. 15, 2017 Twitter promoted the #MeToo campaign on Moments, its platform of highlighted stories,…
More papers are appearing in Nature, the Astrophysical Journal Letters and in Science, on topics including nuclear physics and cosmology. “It’s the greatest fireworks show in the universe,” said David Reitze of the California Institute of Technology and the executive director of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO. Daniel Holz, an astrophysicist at the…
The ministers leading Nafta negotiations are set to wrap up the latest round of high-level talks after Canada and Mexico rejected what they see as hardline proposals by the U.S.U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland are meeting in Washington on Tuesday as battle lines form…
The Dow Jones Industrial Average passed another milestone, topping 23,000 for the first time, as strong earnings from UnitedHealth Group Inc. and Johnson & Johnson helped push the more than century-old gauge to a record.It’s the sixth 1,000-point milestone reached in the past 12 months and the fifth since Donald Trump was elected president in…