Jun 18, 8:39 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Kalyan Kumar 06/18/19 AT 7:52 AM Higher open expected for the U.S. markets Tuesday after the main stock index futures stood higher on Tuesday morning.At 6:45 a.m. ET, Dow Jones futures showed a positive open of more than 100 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were also up.The triple-digit rise on Dow Jones is an indication of the market focus shifting to the central bank’s two-day meeting from Tuesday.Investors are monitoring whether policymakers at the central bank will do the groundwork for a rate cut later this year. “If the Fed is easing, it certainly means that they expect (that) the U.S. economy ... is slowing. If the U.S. economy is slowing, then very likely the global economy will be feeling that ... pain as well,” said Steve Cochrane, chief Asia Pacific economist at Moody’s Analytics told CNBC.On the data front, … [Read more...] about Higher Open Likely For US Markets: Oil Slumps
Jun 18, 8:47 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Nandika Chand 06/18/19 AT 7:08 AM Ripple, the world ’s third largest cryptocurrency has pumped $50 million into a money transfer company, MoneyGram, in an effort to push up XRP - its digital currency through the cross border payment process.This new collaboration gives the San Francisco-based startup an unprecedented opportunity to promote X-Rapid, a product that allows for the transfer of XRP for moving money across borders. Ripple described XRP as a form of bridge currency. The Fortune said Ripple, under the terms of the deal, will pay $4.10 cents a share to acquire an 8% to 10% stake in MoneyGram. Reports say Money Gram will use XRP, valued at about $18 billion, to introduce blockchain-enabled cross-border payments and use xRapid to make blockchain payments commercially avialable. This will reduce time and cost of settlement and maintain the level … [Read more...] about Ripple Invests $50 Million In MoneyGram, Pushing XRP Up
PUBLISHED: 13:45 18 June 2019 | UPDATED: 13:45 18 June 2019 Reece Hanson Police are investigating two deaths in two days on Normanston Drive in Lowestoft. Picture: Archant Archant The death of a man on Sunday is not being treated as suspicious, police confirm. Officers were called to Normanston Drive in Lowestoft by the East of England Ambulance Service shortly after 2.35pm on June 16 after reports a man's body was found.The man, aged in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene and an investigation was launched. You may also want to watch: After initially declaring the death as unexplained, officers at Suffolk Police have carried out extensive enquiries and, following a Home Office post-mortem on Monday, June 17, officers do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.A police spokesperson confirmed the man's next of kin are aware and a file will be prepared for the coroner.News of the death came 24 hours after emergency … [Read more...] about Sudden death of man ‘not suspicious’, police confirm
new PUBLISHED: 13:44 18 June 2019 | UPDATED: 13:44 18 June 2019 Last year's East Anglian Book Awards winners Archant We're searching for the best books in East Anglia ahead of this year's East Anglian Book Awards - will your favourite be a winner? It's the competition that all East Anglian writers would love to win - The East Anglian Book Awards.Not only does scooping the main prize serve as well-respected honour, it's also both a huge publicity boost and a serious leg-up in the book industry - previous winner Sarah Perry went on to win the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and became a Waterstones Book of the Year. Now in their twelfth year, the East Anglian Book Awards celebrate the outstanding literary culture of our region by recognising the books and writers who have been shaped by, and have helped to shape, the culture of the East of England. Since the awards began they have highlighted the work of almost 150 authors, 190 titles and more than 90 publishers and now the … [Read more...] about What will be East Anglia’s book of the year?
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened — the latest victory for victims’ relatives who have been taking a more aggressive stance against conspiracy theorists.The book, “Nobody Died at Sandy Hook,” has also been pulled to settle claims against its publisher filed by Lenny Pozner, a man whose 6-year-old son Noah was killed in the shooting. “My face-to-face interactions with Mr. Pozner have led me to believe that Mr. Pozner is telling the truth about the death of his son,” Dave Gahary, the principal officer at publisher Moon Rock Books, said Monday. “I extend my most heartfelt and sincere apology to the Pozner family.” A judge in Wisconsin on Monday issued a summary judgment against authors James Fetzer and Mike Palacek. Pozner has been pushing back for years against hoaxers who have … [Read more...] about Father of boy killed in school massacre wins defamation suit