European stocks waver; Paris hit by glitch

European stocks waver; Paris hit by glitch

European stock markets wavered Monday amid a technical glitch in Paris, but investor sentiment remained buoyed by fresh optimism over a new US stimulus package, dealers said. In early afternoon deals, the Paris benchmark CAC 40 index gained 0.6 percent, having shut for three hours owing to a technical problem according to operator Euronext. Frankfurt … Read more

Five burning questions heading into Ohio State week

Five burning questions heading into Ohio State week

For the first time in nearly 11 months, Nebraska will be back on the football field this week when it finally opens its 2020 at Ohio State on Saturday. There are plenty of issues still needing to be addressed for the Huskers, but here are five of the biggest questions needing to be answered going … Read more

China tells U.S. companies that they are welcome in its market

Qualcomm building shown in San Diego

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China welcomes U.S. companies to actively participate in its market and will strive to create a fair and just environment, the industry ministry said on Monday, citing a meeting it held with firms such as Qualcomm Inc and General Motors. Xiao Yaqing, China’s Minister of Industry and Information Technology, made the comments … Read more

Ant Group Wins China Approval for Hong Kong IPO Plan

Ant Group Wins China Approval for Hong Kong IPO Plan

(Bloomberg) — Jack Ma’s Ant Group Co. won a key approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission for its listing in Hong Kong, paving the way for what could be the world’s biggest initial public offering.The Chinese regulator has given Ant a green light to seek a listing hearing with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing … Read more

He went undercover with French police. He found racism, brutality and a toxic culture.

Image: Riot police officers stand next to a woman sitting at a bus stop in Paris (Anne-Christine Poujoulat / AFP via Getty Images file)

PARIS — An explosive new book by an investigative journalist has drawn fresh attention to police brutality and racism in France after protests against American law enforcement killing unarmed black suspects swept across the world. Valentin Gendrot’s book “Flic,” meaning cop, chronicles the author’s training and six months he spent as a police officer in … Read more

Weakened U.S. consumer watchdog expected to bite back if Biden wins election

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By Katanga Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A decade-long Republican campaign to weaken the consumer watchdog’s independence is set to backfire if Democrat Joe Biden wins the presidential election, by handing him the power to swiftly replace the agency’s director with a consumer champion, said nearly a dozen lawyers, lobbyists and policy experts. The Consumer Financial … Read more

Michigan Republican fundraised at DeVos family home while trying to downplay financial ties

Betsy DeVos; John James

Betsy DeVos; John James Betsy DeVos and John James Getty Images/Salon Michigan Republican Senate candidate John James attended a fundraiser at the home of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ brother-in-law while trying to downplay the financial help his campaign has received from the family. James attended a fundraiser at the home of DeVos’ brother-in-law, Dan, and his … Read more