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Jeremy Siegel: With tech down for the count, a 'surprise' move could lead the market higher

Jeremy Siegel: With tech down for the count, a 'surprise' move could lead the market higher

Finance
The stock market can "absolutely" go higher even without technology stocks leading the way, Wharton School finance professor Jeremy Siegel told CNBC on Friday. Tech stocks, which have delivered the best returns in recent years, have been hammered lately. October was their worst month since 2008. "We might get surprised by [investors] moving into some more dividend stocks even in a rising interest rate environment because bonds wouldn't be good and people who don't want the risk of tech might say, 'Hey, I want stocks that have had long-term good dividend performance for income,'" Siegel said on "Closing Bell." ...
Study: World vertebrates population down 60 percent in 40 years

Study: World vertebrates population down 60 percent in 40 years

Science
Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The population of the world's vertebrates -- including mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians -- has dropped 60 percent over the past 40 years and the rate of extinction is 100 to 1,000 times higher because of "human pressure," according to a new study. The World Wildlife Fund, or WWF, released the findings of its Living Planet Index, which tracks the state of global biodiversity by identifying the population of thousands of vertebrate species around the globe. The study stated the biggest losses happened in the tropics of South and Central America where there has been an 89 percent decline in vertebrates from 1970. Freshwater species have also suffered greatly, declining 83 percent over the same period. "The current rate of species extinction is 100 to 1,000 times...
BBC's Bill Turnbull breaks down incurable cancer diagnosis in heartbreaking TV return

BBC's Bill Turnbull breaks down incurable cancer diagnosis in heartbreaking TV return

Entertainment
The BBC Breakfast presenter, who left the show in 2016 after a 15-year stint, was diagnosed with incurable prostate cancer in November 2017.Bill Turnbull, 62, went public with the news in March this year, and has since kept the public updated on his progress.Last night, the celebrated journalist appeared on Channel 4's Stand Up to Cancer, where he discussed his ill health in a pre-recorded segment.Talking to the camera, Bill revisited his diagnosis, revealing the devastating effect it had on himself and his family. Related Articles The TV presenter — who has three children with his wife — said: "I have been married for almost 30 years, and that I consider to be the best thing I have ever done."After visiting the doctor due to experiencing pains in h...
Google takes down travel visa ads

Google takes down travel visa ads

Technology
Here's a word of warning to anybody applying for a US travel visa or Esta online. The top search results in Google are not for the official application forms, but paid advertisements for commercial websites that charge more than five times as much as the government one.Regular travellers will know this has been going on since at least 2010. But after a BBC News investigation, Google has taken some of the ads down.Only some of them though.What's going on?In 2010, the US started charging UK travellers to use the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (Esta) before their visit. The official Esta website is run by the US Department for Homeland Security, which charges $ 14 (£10.70) for each Esta. ...