Sunday , 21 October 2018

New details of top US general's close call in Afghanistan insider attack

New details show how close the top U.S. general in Afghanistan was to Thursday’s violent insider attack in Kandahar that killed two senior Afghan security officials and wounded the province’s governor. Gen. Austin Scott Miller told Friday he believes the attacker was targeting the Afghan officials and expressed confidence that despite the attack Afghan forces will be able to ensure …

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Joe Girardi pulls name from Reds' manager search, reports say

Girardi, 54, reportedly was one of three candidates to be considered for second interviews, along with Brad Ausmus and David Bell. The Athletic, which first reported Girardi’s withdrawal, reported Friday that he plans to remain with MLB Network for now but still wants to manage. Girardi also reportedly has interviewed for the Texas Rangers’ managerial vacancy. Girardi, who had a 15-year …

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US stocks wobble at the end of another shaky week of trading

U.S. stocks gave up an early rally Friday and struggled to another mixed finish as investors continued to sell former favorites like retailers. Household goods makers rose again as a week of choppy trading concluded. Stocks surged in early trading after better-than-expected reports from companies including Procter & Gamble, American Express and PayPal. Procter & Gamble, the world’s largest consumer …

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CEO of mining company tears into analysts during rant

The CEO of a mining company exploded at short-sellers and Wall Street analysts on Friday, saying they don’t know how to read financial reports and should quit their jobs. “You guys should resign for your lack of knowledge of things,” said Lourenco Goncalves, the CEO of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. “You are a disaster. You are an embarrassment to your parents.” Goncalves …

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AP Source: Raiders RB Lynch to miss month with groin injury

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch will miss at least a month because of a groin injury. A person familiar with the injury said Friday that an MRI this week determined the severity of the injury. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not made any announcement. NFL Network first reported the diagnosis. Lynch was hurt …

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Philly songwriter wins $44M in suit over Usher song

A Philadelphia songwriter who claims he was cut out of profits and credit from song that was recorded by R&B star Usher has been awarded more than $44 million in damages in a suit that targeted the track’s other co-writers. A jury last week awarded the sum to Daniel Marino. His former co-writer William Guice was ordered to pay $6.75 …

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Amazon reviews: Inside the murky world of pay-to-play

Jeff, a home builder in Lasalle, Illinois, said he bought a battery adapter for his cordless drill on Amazon, and it worked for about an hour before it broke. So Jeff, who asked that his last name not be used in this story, wrote a review saying just that. He said the third-party seller emailed him later, asking him to …

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Marijuana company heads to New York Stock Exchange

The New York Stock Exchange is about to get greener. Canada-based Aurora Cannabis plans to start trading on the NYSE on Oct. 23, the company announced Thursday. The move comes in spite of the fact U.S. financial institutions are still barred from doing business with marijuana companies, be it financing the businesses or accepting deposits or allowing employees to open …

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Business Highlights

___ China’s growth slows as officials try to reassure investors BEIJING (AP) — China‘s economic growth has sunk to a post-global crisis low as officials launch a media blitz to reassure investors about its sagging stock market. Growth declined to 6.5 percent over a year earlier in the latest quarter from the previous quarter’s 6.7 percent. That adds to challenges …

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