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This Day in History: Aug. 21

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FILE – In this Feb. 27, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen listens to a question while testifying before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill, in Washington DC. On May 6 , 2019, Cohen is scheduled to begin a three-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution, Otisville in Read More

Jeffrey Epstein ‘signed will’ two days before his death, leaving behind nearly $600 million trust

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Sex offender Jeffrey Epstein reportedly signed a will around 48 hours before he was found dead in his cell on August 10, according to court papers obtained by the New York Post. The documents show that the disgraced financier was worth $577,672,654, and had more than $56 million in cash. Epstein’s fortune, that also includes Read More

Judge dismisses turnaround guru’s racketeering case vs McKinsey

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WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) – A federal judge dismissed claims on Monday by turnaround pioneer Jay Alix that McKinsey & Co violated racketeering laws when the consulting firm expanded into advising bankrupt U.S. companies. FILE PHOTO: The logo of consulting firm McKinsey and Company is seen at the high profile startups and high tech leaders gathering, Read More

Macron lectures Putin on ‘right to protest’ amid own crackdown on Yellow Vests

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Emmanuel Macron took the opportunity to tell Russia’s Vladimir Putin that a “true democracy” should treat protesters with respect. In France, anti-Macron protesters have been met with police batons for the past 40 weekends. The two leaders met ahead of the G7 summit, which Russia will not be part of, to talk about issues both Read More

Climate change will shrink ‘virtually all’ economies around the globe by 2100, study warns

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Plastic pollution found in the world’s oceans and the melting permafrost in the Arctic could have startling economic burdens, perhaps as much as $2.5 trillion and $70 trillion, respectively. And while there may have been some hope that certain countries could escape the brunt of the impact, a new study suggests that “virtually all” nations will Read More

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stimulus hopes support stocks, ease pressure on bonds

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LONDON (Reuters) – Global equity markets rose on Monday on signs that major economies would look to prop up stalling growth with fresh stimulus measures, easing pressure on bonds and dampening demand for perceived safe-havens such as gold. FILE PHOTO: A woman points to an electronic board showing stock prices as she poses in front Read More

PRESS DIGEST- Financial Times – Aug 19

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Aug 19 (Reuters) – The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. Headlines Boris Johnson prepares to make debut as PM on world stage on.ft.com/31MYpSo Gibraltar rejects U.S. legal bid to seize Iranian tanker on.ft.com/2THgy1i U.S. President Donald Trump casts Read More

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star Camilla Luddington marries Matthew Alan

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Camilla Luddington is a married woman. On Saturday, the “Grey’s Anatomy” actress wed boyfriend Matthew Alan in front of 70 guests in California,People confirmed. Luddington, 35, who plays Dr. Jo Wilson on the ABC medical drama, walked down the aisle to The Temper Trap’s “Sweet Disposition,” a nod to her first date with Alan, 36, Read More

Last orders: Rise of closing auctions stirs worries in European stock markets

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LONDON (Reuters) – The final five minutes of trading have become the busiest time of day for stock market traders in Europe. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, August 16, 2019. REUTERS/Staff Aside from an initial burst of activity after the open in Read More

Deforestation in Brazil, vote in Argentina endanger EU-Mercosur pact

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s backsliding on Amazon conservation under right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro and a likely Peronist return to power in Argentina could delay or even derail ratification of an EU-Mercosur trade agreement that took two decades to negotiate. FILE PHOTO: An aerial view of a tract of Amazon jungle recently cleared by loggers and Read More