Forget the John Lewis advert. Forget the fact this might be your Nan’s last Christmas. Forget the fact you didn’t get up early enough to get in the Boxing Day sales queue at your favourite outlet. Forget all that.The single most tear-jerking moment of my Christmas was when Jim Rosenthal asked Jose Mourinho how his Christmas Day had been and Jose told him his beloved dog had passed away. Getty Images - Getty Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho had a tough Christmas and his players put him through the mill too I tell you this for nothing, Amazon are killing it this season – getting Poch sacked, getting Spurs to appoint Mourinho and then Jose’s dog passing away on Christmas Day? If they didn’t get that on camera then someone is going to get fired. All cynicism as
U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the Thunderbirds perform aerial maneuvers on Aug. 3, 2014.Tech. Sgt. Chris Hibben | U.S. Air ForceWASHINGTON — Geopolitical uncertainty coupled with a colossal uptick in U.S. military spending could make defense stocks a winning trade once again in 2020.Under the Trump administration, the space has left the broader stock market in the dust. The iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense exchange-traded fund (ITA) has rallied more than 70% since Nov. 8, 2016. The S&P 500, meanwhile, is up around 50% in that time. This year has been no different. The ITA ETF has surged more than 30% in 2019 while the S&P 500 has gained around 27%.Also, a historic boost to the U.S. defense budget should be a boon for defense stocks in 2020. The Pentag
The US central bank has cut interest rates again, hoping to shield the economy from the impact of trade wars and a global slowdown.The Federal Reserve lowered the target for its benchmark rate by a quarter point, to a range of 1.5% to 1.75%. The move was the third cut in four months.The decision comes as US economic growth slowed to an annual rate of 1.9% in the most recent quarter.Fed Chair Jerome Powell implied the bank would hold off on further cuts."We feel that policy is well-positioned," he said at a press conference in Washington at the end of the Fed's two-day meeting.Since the last meeting, he said risks to the economy have subsided, pointing to the possibility of a limited "phase one" US-China trade pact and reduce...
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Rail users in the UK will be hit by a further rise in ticket prices which will come into effect next year.The increase will be based on the Retail Prices Index (RPI) inflation measure for July of 2.8%. The figure is likely to lead to an increase of more than £100 in the annual cost of getting to work for many commuters.Passenger groups urged a change in the way ticket prices are calculated, as RPI is no longer a national statistic. The cost of most train fares are set by train companies themselves, but about 40% of fares in England, Scotland and Wales are regulated so that they are only allowed to rise by an amount pegged to the RPI rate of inflation in July the previous year.These regulated fares include annual season ti