The budget chairman had sent the legislation to the House floor without a Senate amendment to link enactment to funding in the budget. He had planned to amend it with a substitute bill to carry out Medicaid expansion, as proposed in the House budget, as a way to allow Senate Republicans to vote on the issue outside of the budget. … [Read more...] about Virginia’s state budget talks break down, special session likely
In the Princeton Baby Lab, where researchers study how children learn, we recorded English-speaking mothers while they played with and read to their 7-to-12-month-old infants, and while they spoke to an adult experimenter. (To keep the overall pitch range fairly consistent across participants, we tested only mothers, but we'd like to see whether the results generalize to fathers and other caregivers in the future.) … [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
The only path to rescuing ourselves from all these calamities is for all American and other occupying forces to leave our country and for an independent, Islamic, intra-Afghan government to take root. Our Jihad began for this exact purpose and in conjunction to our armed Jihad, we have kept the doors of understanding and negotiations open to reach this objective and appointed the Political Office of the Islamic Emirate as the exclusive avenue of activity in this regard. … [Read more...] about Taliban Renews Calls for Direct Talks with U.S.