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Wall Street’s bull run nears another landmark this week

Wall Street’s bull run nears another landmark this week

Bolstered by a period of extraordinary monetary stimulus followed by generous tax cuts, Wall Street stands at the cusp of another landmark this week.

Hackers target Internet users with ‘spoofing’

Hackers target Internet users with ‘spoofing’

It’s easier than ever to get waylaid on the Internet, diverted to dangerous territory where scam artists await with traps baited for the unsuspecting user.

Staying fit might cut glaucoma risk

Staying fit might cut glaucoma risk

Meeting physical activity guidelines and being physically fit may reduce the risk of developing glaucoma by 40% to 50%, recent research suggests.

How Europe can learn to stop worrying and love power

How Europe can learn to stop worrying and love power

US President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker may have averted a trade war last month, but the challenges confronting the European Union are far from resolved.

Nondisclosure agreements that aim to silence critics

Nondisclosure agreements that aim to silence critics

US President Donald Trump’s disregard for the First Amendment has long been evident. Consider the multiple freedoms the amendment enshrines and protects, and Trump’s demonstrated hostility toward them.

Putin overplays his hand

Putin overplays his hand

The Kremlin’s foreign policy increasingly seems to rest on the assumption that all countries are as corruptible as Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

In India’s citizenship test, a spelling error can ruin family

In India’s citizenship test, a spelling error can ruin family

Riyazul Islam says he had to produce family documents going back to 1951 to prove he was an Indian and not an illegal Bangladeshi immigrant.

Qatar’s competitive economy gets global endorsement

Qatar’s competitive economy gets global endorsement

Qatar’s competitive economy and its solid macroeconomic environment have again come in for praise from the World Bank Group and World Economic Forum, which ranked the country among the best in the entire Mena region.

Taking drugs that interfere with blood pressure pills

Taking drugs that interfere with blood pressure pills

People who take pills to lower their blood pressure often take other drugs that reduce the pills’ effectiveness, a recent study suggests.

The zero-sum economy

The zero-sum economy

Across the global economy, the potential for automation seems huge. Adidas’ “Speedfactory” in Bavaria will employ 160 workers to produce 500,000 pairs of shoes each year, a productivity rate over five times higher than in typical factories today.

Guarantees must be concluded in writing

Guarantees must be concluded in writing

Q: By just guaranteeing a loan repayment orally, can the court make the guarantor liable? In a personal loan transaction, I just said “you pay, I know him”. Later the lender and borrower made several transactions.

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