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President Trump just claimed stock market gains actually offset national debt. They don't

President Trump just claimed stock market gains actually offset national debt. They don't

Finance
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that, "in a sense," gains made by private financial markets reduce the national debt. The claim is incorrect on its face, but it does point to how the president views the economic interplay between the federal government and Wall Street."The country — we took it over and owed over $ 20 trillion," Trump said in an interview on Fox News, referring to the total national debt, which has hovered near $ 20 trillion since early 2016."As you know, the last eight years, [the federal government] borrowed more than it did in the whole history of our country," Trump said. "So they borrowed more than $ 10 trillion, right? And yet we picked up $ 5.2 trillion just in the stock market. Possibly picked up the whole thing in terms of the first nine months, in terms o
50 facts about Radio 1 & 2 as they turn 50

50 facts about Radio 1 & 2 as they turn 50

Entertainment
On 30 September, 1967, the BBC's Light Programme split in two. Younger listeners were given Radio 1, while the Light Programme itself morphed into Radio 2, continuing with its mix of big bands, record requests, sport and comedy.But do you know which DJ inspired the lyrics to I Am The Walrus? Or why Radio 1's first weather forecast prompted 12 complaints?Here are 50 facts to celebrate the stations' first 50 years. 1. The first voice on Radio 1 was Tony Blackburn, right? Wrong. Shortly after 5:30am on 30 September, broadcaster Paul Hollingdale was at the helm, with his Breakfast Special show broadcast simultaneously on both stations. 2. The opening announcement was not what you'd call dynamic...Media playback is unsupported on your device3. The two stations split at 7:00am. After a five-seco...
Everton to hold talks with PSG as they plot sensational deal for Edinson Cavani – reports

Everton to hold talks with PSG as they plot sensational deal for Edinson Cavani – reports

Sports
Edinson Cavani could be on his way out of Paris Saint-GermainMonday, September 25, 2017Everton are set to step up their audacious attemps to land PSG superstar Edinson Cavani.The Merseyside club have been linked with the Uruguayan, considered one of the best strikers in world football.Cavani's status at PSG has been affected by the record-breaking arrival of Neymar from Barcelona and it seems as though he could leave the club.Everton, meanwhile, sold star striker Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United during the window and have struggled without the big Belgian up top.A new striker is high on their list of priorities for January and Cavani has reportedly emerged as a viable target.According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Merseyside club will this week meet with officials from PSG to discuss the possi...
Children 'exercise less as they get older'

Children 'exercise less as they get older'

Health
The number of children doing an hour of exercise a day falls by nearly 40% between the ages of five and 12.Figures suggest that by the final year of primary school, just 17% of pupils are doing the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day.A spokesman for Public Health England described the drop in activity levels as "concerning".More than a third of children in England are overweight by the time they leave primary school.A new survey from Public Health England and Disney looked at the effects of physical activity on children's emotional wellbeingMore than 1,000 children aged five to 11 were questioned, with their parents acknowledging that being active made their children feel happier (79%), more confident (72%), and more sociable (74%).But the survey also found that children'...
IS brides explain why they joined the 'Caliphate'

IS brides explain why they joined the 'Caliphate'

World
What could possibly persuade women from Germany, Indonesia or Russia to leave peaceful nations for a new life in a pariah 'state' at war with all around and with streets soaked in the blood of its victims?For Difansa Rachmani, it seems, the answer is health care.A mother-of-three at the time of her immigration to the so called Islamic State in the summer of 2015 - two months after 'the Caliphate' was declared - she told Sky News she made the journey because she'd been promised surgery.She said she had also been promised help with her autistic three-year-old who could not walk.Difansa chose, she said, to "put to one side" the atrocities she knew about from the internet.Video:British IS recruiter 'stuck in Raqqa'On her arrival she was indeed treated for her condition. As was her son who was ...