British MPs reject Brexit plan

British MPs reject Brexit plan

Fewer than 24 hours after Mrs May had secured from the European Union concessions that she'd hoped would swing the vote in her favour, her plan was hobbled by advice from Attorney-General Geoffrey Cox that she hadn't substantive changes to the 'backstop' protocol."I profoundly regret the decision this House has taken tonight," Mrs May said…
NYC subway lines down: Anger as thousands affected by MTA outage during heatwave – USA TODAY

NYC subway lines down: Anger as thousands affected by MTA outage during heatwave –...

Know before you go: Find out which MTA lines have suspended their service Friday due to a network communications issue.
Phil King’s Regal Funds resurrects its $500m LIC

Phil King’s Regal Funds resurrects its $500m LIC

Difficult end to yearAfter a difficult end to 2018 for two of its main strategies — the market neutral fund and its long-short fund — the fund will be hoping a reversal of fortune can be sustained to win over investors and add to its long-term track record.Regal is touting its reputation to deliver outperformance…
New Zealand gun laws to change: Ardern

New Zealand gun laws to change: Ardern

NZ Police have announced the Christchurch court where Tarrant is due to appear will be closed to public over security concerns, but media will still be able to attend.Two other people arrested are yet to be charged."This individual has travelled around the world with sporadic periods of time spent in New Zealand," Ms Ardern said…
The absurd life of Boris Johnson, the man who backed Brexit and will be the UK’s new prime minister

The absurd life of Boris Johnson, the man who backed Brexit and will be...

Boris Johnson is a clownish character who will be the UK's next prime minister.
Dollar stores face growing scrutiny – WISC – Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3

Dollar stores face growing scrutiny – WISC – Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3

As dollar stores sweep across America, they are facing growing scrutiny from opponents who argue that discount chains stifle local competition and limit poor communities' access to healthy food.
AustralianSuper declares war on SMSFs

AustralianSuper declares war on SMSFs

"The fact that industry funds emerged largely uncriticised from the royal commission process, and certainly in better shape than the retail sector, is no cause for triumphalism," Mr Silk will say."Member and community expectations are going to be higher, regulators are going to be more aggressive, political focus will be more intense and the media…
Macy’s pulls plates with portion size joke after online outrage – KBTX

Macy’s pulls plates with portion size joke after online outrage – KBTX

The plates jokingly suggest portion sizes for 'skinny jeans,' 'favorite jeans' and 'mom jeans.' Writer and TV host Alie Ward found the joke tasteless when she saw the plates in Macy's flagship New York store.
ASX poised to rise, RBA minutes ahead

ASX poised to rise, RBA minutes ahead

"We expect Fed officials to revise down their GDP growth and interest rate projections, and to announce formally that their balance sheet run-down will end later this year," Capital Economics' Andrew Hunter said.AGF Investments' Greg Valliere said he expects Fed chairman Jerome Powell to offer assurances that a recession is not imminent, with better growth coming…
ACMA investigating Christchurch terrorist attack coverage

ACMA investigating Christchurch terrorist attack coverage

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has begun a formal investigation into whether Australian television broadcasters breached content rules in their coverage of the Christchurch terrorist attacks last Friday."The ACMA's investigation will focus on any content of the perpetrator-filmed, live-streamed footage of the shootings that was broadcast on Australian television," ACMA said in a statement."ACMA…