Xi firmly in charge as China turns to legislative season

Chinese President Xi Jinping leaves after the opening session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, Sunday, March 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

By Christopher Bodeen (Associated Press)

BEIJING (AP) — A year since effectively making himself China’s leader for life, Xi Jinping appears firmly in charge, despite a slowing economy, a trade war with the United States and rumbles of discontent over his concentration of power.… read the full article

Dana White wants Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler 2 after ‘bad stoppage’ at UFC 235

Ben Askren vs Robbie Lawler

by Damon Martin (MMA Weekly)

Ben Askren has his first UFC win but after a controversial end to his fight against Robbie Lawler on Saturday night he might be staring at a rematch.

The fight ended after a wild opening round that saw Lawler turn the tables on Askren by hoisting him in the air and then dropping the 2008 Olympian on his head during the opening exchange.… read the full article

Tesla ‘much bigger’ than Elon Musk and is doing things others can only dream of, analyst says

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by Ryan Browne (CNBC)

  • Jefferies analyst Philippe Houchois says Tesla has become “much bigger” than Chief Executive Elon Musk.
  • He says Tesla is doing things “that other carmakers are only just thinking about or dreaming about.”
  • Houchois hopes Tesla will grow profitably and destress its balance sheet, “and from that it can grow again.”

There’s more to Tesla TSLA than its billionaire boss, according to one analyst.… read the full article