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Eleven potential successors to Boris Johnson are on trial before the Conservatives in the race for Britain’s prime minister

LONDON — The race to succeed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson intensified on Monday as several senior Conservative Party politicians came forward with promises to stick to his approaches to Brexit and illegal migration while they look at ways to to stimulate economic growth. Former finance chief Rishi Sunak, who helped spark the wave of … Read more

Chinese bank depositors face police in angry protest

BEIJING — A large mob of angry Chinese bank depositors faced police on Sunday, some of whom were beaten as they were being taken away, in a case that drew attention due to previous attempts to use a COVID-19 tracking app to prevent them from mobilizing excited. Hundreds of people held up banners and chanted … Read more

I’m Chief Economist for a $5 billion real estate data and title company. Here are 5 things you need to know about the housing market right now

Markus Fleming Housing has become increasingly unaffordable for millions of Americans – house prices and mortgage rates continue to rise (see the lowest rates you can currently qualify for here). That’s why we spoke to Mark Fleming as part of our series in which we ask prominent economists and real estate professionals what they think … Read more

Summer vacation is back for Wall Street and Silicon Valley. It could be their last before a recession.

The financial world is finally ready to move away from its desk after two years of life and work being blurred. With booster shots in the arms and business travel on the rise, summer vacation permits were the hot ticket from Wall Street to Silicon Valley. Increasingly, however, it also feels like the summer of … Read more

From a sector that’s been a bear market bulwark, these 10 stocks have upside potential of up to 30%

In times of uncertainty, it can be helpful to look at what has happened during other down cycles for stocks. While we don’t know when the stock market will bottom this cycle, or if it will already. But you might want to bias towards a sector that has performed well in previous downturns. You may … Read more

“It’s going to be an expensive trip”: I was invited to a wedding in New Orleans. I live in LA. Is it cheesy to ask the bride if I can bring a plus one?

Dear Quentin, One of my closest friends from high school is getting married in New Orleans in December. We’re 32 now and we live in different states, but we keep in touch and we’ll all get together in New Orleans. I live in Los Angeles so will be traveling across the country for her wedding … Read more

The NASA satellite leaves the earth’s orbit and heads for the moon

WELLINGTON, New Zealand– A satellite the size of a microwave oven successfully de-orbited Earth on Monday and is heading for the moon, the latest step in NASA’s plan to return astronauts to the lunar surface. It was already an unusual journey for the Capstone satellite. It was launched six days ago from New Zealand’s Mahia … Read more

Alpine Glacial Boulder detaches, killing at least 6 hikers

ROME — A large chunk of Alpine glacier broke loose on Sunday afternoon and thundered down a mountainside in Italy, sending ice, snow and rock into hikers on a popular hiking trail at the summit, killing at least six and injuring eight, authorities said. It could not be immediately determined how many hikers were in … Read more

Faced with hospitalizations, France is considering returning to masks

Nice, France — Tourism is booming again in France – and with it COVID-19. French officials have “invited” or “recommended” people to start using face masks again, but have stopped renewing restrictions that would deter visitors or reignite anti-government protests. From Parisian commuters to tourists on the Cote d’Azur, many seem to be welcoming the … Read more

Here’s how high your Social Security check is likely to go up next year

Good news – sort of. If you’re retired or about to retire, next year’s Social Security exams are likely to experience one of the biggest bumps on record due to rising consumer prices. The average beneficiary could be getting up to $180 more per month starting next January, based on recent inflation. And they can … Read more