Earlier on Thursday, Jones asked the House to not act on Senate Bill 915, proposed by Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant, R-Henrico, as a limited alternative to full expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, but without money in the Senate budget to pay for it. … [Read more...] about Virginia’s state budget talks break down, special session likely
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Being able to identify baby talk across multiple languages could give us rich information about the amount and type of language children hear at home and at preschool (for example, overheard adult conversation vs. speech directed at them) across different cultural environments. This could help researchers and educators predict and improve outcomes such as vocabulary and success in school. Our framework could also lead to new research avenues on how speakers adjust their timbre when speaking with, for example, friends, bosses, political constituents and romantic partners. … [Read more...] about Baby talk is good for youngsters, and mothers speak it all over the world
— How Morgan Stanley got its groove back. WSJ's Liz Hoffman: CEO James Gorman's "take-it-or-leave-it discipline has transformed Wall Street’s problem child into one of its steadiest performers. Its 2017 profits were nearly triple those of 2014. Its market value, as low as $7 billion during the financial crisis, surpassed $100 billion earlier this year. Morgan Stanley is more valuable on paper than Goldman Sachs Group Inc., once Wall Street’s undisputed king. Every big bank has changed since the financial crisis, but none as dramatically as Morgan Stanley under Mr. Gorman, who took the top job in 2010. His reboot offers a glimpse of Wall Street’s future: profitable enough, and with less of the outsize ambition and ego that drove firms toward the abyss a decade ago. … [Read more...] about The Finance 202: Beijing trade talks conclude with no progress. Get ready for a long slog.
The Vietnamese delegation to the events was led by Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung. At the meetings, senior officials of ASEAN and partner countries shared the view that cooperation within the framework of ASEAN+3, the EAS and the ARF continued to obtain major outcomes. Building on the progress attained since the 20th founding anniversary of ASEAN+3 in 2017, the cooperation between ASEAN and China, Japan and the Republic of Korea has developed strongly, especially in economy, trade, finance, food, health care, education, and cultural and people-to-people exchange. In the face of regional and global economic changes, the countries agreed to further enhance regional economic connectivity, particularly by soon finalizing negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), make efforts to effectively carry out existing programmes and work plans, including the ASEAN+3 Cooperation Work Plan for 2018-2022, and focus on priority fields like supporting small- and … [Read more...] about Officials of ASEAN, partner countries talk regional cooperation
Although the United States initially invaded Afghanistan in 2001 to overthrow the Taliban regime, the Trump administration now supports Afghan President Ghani’s offer of a ceasefire and legitimate political recognition to carry out their activities peacefully, potentially gaining control of the country again. … [Read more...] about Taliban Renews Calls for Direct Talks with U.S.