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Nuggets have playoff spot in mind facing Lakers

Nuggets have playoff spot in mind facing Lakers

Sports
The Denver Nuggets enter their game at the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday in a three-way tie for eighth place in the Western Conference with 15 games remaining. The Nuggets (37-30) have won two in a row, including a 125-116 win against the visiting Lakers on Friday. Denver enters Tuesday with the same record as the Utah Jazz and also tied in the standings with the Los Angeles Clippers (36-29), who have played two fewer games. The Nuggets have not qualified for the postseason since 2013. "We're getting there," Denver coach Michael Malone told reporters after a 130-104 win against the visiting Sacramento Kings on Sunday. "Every game, I think we're moving forward." The Lakers (30-36) are coming off an impressive 127-113 win against the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. Even with the loss...
Inside the mind of the Bank of England: how it sets rates

Inside the mind of the Bank of England: how it sets rates

Business
It's decision time. On Thursday, Bank of England policymakers will reveal their move on interest rates.How the nine members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) vote will affect households and businesses across the UK.That's because the Bank of England base rate is used as a reference point for millions of mortgages and savings accounts.Higher rates would hit borrowers - but benefit savers.Interest rates are at a record low of 0.25% and there has not been a rise in interest rates in more than a decade.The Bank's job is to try to keep inflation at about 2%.The fall in the value of the pound pushed up the Consumer Prices Index to 3% in September - a rate not seen since 2012 - and recent sluggish growth has led to fears of a prolonged slowdown.The Bank has a supplementary goal of supporting...