An economist says Trump is right: Investment is down and the Fed should help

By Alexandra Canal, Producer | Yahoo Finance

Stocks saw their worst day of the year on Monday, after Beijing suggested it was weaponizing its currency by devaluing it— the latest sticking point in an ongoing U.S.-China trade war.

After America retaliated by formally labeling China a “currency manipulator” — something that hasn’t been done in over 2 decades — it sparked new market fears about the economic fallout.… Continues

Dozens arrested at huge opposition rally in Moscow

By Romain COLAS | AFP

The rally by almost 50,000 people was one of the largest protests since President Putin’s return to the Kremlin in 2012 (AFP Photo/Yuri KADOBNOV)

Moscow (AFP) – Nearly 50,000 opposition supporters rallied and dozens were arrested in Moscow on Saturday at one of the largest authorised protests since President Vladimir Putin’s return to the Kremlin in 2012.… Continues

China trade fight seen dragging on through 2020 in threat to economy, Trump reelection

Worsening U.S.-China trade spat poses big risks to both countries


President Donald Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping aren’t seeing eye to eye on trade.

The White House’s escalating trade fight with China is increasingly likely to drag on through the 2020 election, handicapping the U.S.… Continues

Hordes of Earth’s toughest creatures may now be living on Moon

By Issam AHMED | AFP

Washington (AFP) – There might be life on the Moon after all: thousands of virtually indestructible creatures that can withstand extreme radiation, sizzling heat, the coldest temperatures of the universe, and decades without food.

These terrifying-sounding beings aren’t aliens but instead microscopic Earthlings known as tardigrades, who likely made it out alive following a crash landing on the lunar surface by Israel’s Beresheet probe in April, the US-based organization responsible for their trip said Tuesday.… Continues