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After virus scare, markets look to Fed rate policy to keep stock rally going

After virus scare, markets look to Fed rate policy to keep stock rally going

Finance
Traders work after the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on August 5, 2019 in New York City.JOHANNES EISELE / AFP / Getty ImagesWith stocks coming off their first losing week of the year, investors will be looking for the Federal Reserve to soothe markets by reaffirming its position that interest rates will be low for a long time into the future.The outbreak of the coronavirus in China in the past week took the steam out of a market that has been repeatedly rallying to new highs since December. The S&P 500 fell just about 1% for the week, amid fears the virus could lead to slower growth not only in China, but across the globe.Those concerns could continue to spook markets in the coming week, but stocks should be buffeted by the Fed's anticipated commitment to low rates...
‘I’m not going to be silenced’, vows TV presenter Flack

‘I’m not going to be silenced’, vows TV presenter Flack

Entertainment
TV presenter Caroline Flack has vowed not to be "silenced" after pleading not guilty to attacking her boyfriend Lewis Burton with a lamp.The 40-year-old, who hosted ITV's Love Island, revealed in an Instagram post that she had "been advised not to go on social media". But she added: "I wanted to say happy Christmas to everyone who has been so incredibly kind to me this year."This kind of scrutiny and speculation is a lot to take on for one person to take on their own."I'm a human being at the end of the day and I'm not going to be silenced when I have a story to tell and a life to keep going with. Advertisement "I'm taking some time out to get feeling better and learn some lessons from situations I've got m...
Nearly a half-billion in Asia-Pacific still going hungry: UN

Nearly a half-billion in Asia-Pacific still going hungry: UN

Health
A United Nations report says nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and to achieve a goal of zero hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food insecurity each monthBy ELAINE KURTENBACH Associated PressDecember 11, 2019, 8:31 AM4 min read Nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and eliminating hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food insecurity each month, according to a report released Wednesday by UN agencies. Data compiled by the United Nations show slow progress and even backsliding in the areas of child wasting and stunting and other problems related to malnutrition. Worsening inequality means that despite relatively fast economic growth, incomes in the region are not increasing fast enough to help ensure a...
Jay Park finds re-inspiration to keep going through world tour

Jay Park finds re-inspiration to keep going through world tour

Entertainment
Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A few months shy of the first anniversary of his English-language EP under the entertainment agency Roc Nation, Korean-American singer and rapper Jay Park unexpectedly announced via Twitter he would retire in a few years. Fans were puzzled, but the stir calmed down a bit a month later when he announced his first world tour, Sexy 4eva. After more than a decade active in South Korea, Park would embark on his first solo tour throughout Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania. Through several interviews and tweets, Park expressed unease about the tour before hitting the road. "I was worried. Some people tour every year. Me, I don't do that. I've only toured with AOMG," the 32-year-old Seattleite told UPI in a phone interview after finishing rehearsals for his sold-out New Yo...
KSI clarifies after telling Logan Paul he’s ‘going to f****** die’

KSI clarifies after telling Logan Paul he’s ‘going to f****** die’

Entertainment
YouTube star KSI has clarified remarks he made ahead of his highly anticipated boxing match with Logan Paul, after telling his rival "you're going to f****** die" at a news conference.The British social media star and amateur boxer had traded insults with Paul, a fellow YouTuber, before their bout at The Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Saturday. Just want to clarify a statement I made yesterday at the press conference. I don’t intend to kill Logan physically tomorrow, I only intend to kill his youtube career and spirit. After this fight, I still want Logan to be alive and well.— KSI (@KSIOlajidebt) November 8, 2019 KSI tweeted on Friday: "Just want to clarify a statement I made yesterday at the press conference."I don't intend to kill Logan phy