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Theres a disaster much worse than Texas. But no one talks about it | Jonathan Freedland

A long way from Houston, America and Britain are helping to cause the worlds worst humanitarian crisis, writes the Guardian columnist Jonathan Freedland A quick quiz. No Googling, no conferring, but off the top of your head: what is currently the worlds worst humanitarian disaster? If you nominated once-in-a-thousand-years calamity now happening with alarming frequency, […]

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UK business leaders to call for indefinite delay in leaving single market

CBI and other groups to urge ministers to change their Brexit strategy to allow more time for a long-term trade deal Business leaders are to demand that ministers agree an indefinite delay in Britains departure from the European single market and customs union to give more time for talks on a long-term trade deal. In […]

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Flooded Texas senior citizens in viral photo are now safe

(CNN)A widely shared photo this week showed senior citizens in a suburban Houston nursing home, waiting helplessly to be rescued as floodwaters rose around them. Rescuers arrived late Sunday and took the nine residents to the Laurel Court retirement home in Alvin, some 40 miles south of Houston. But when the situation turned dire and […]

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Bitcoin Tumbles as PBOC Declares Initial Coin Offerings Illegal

Bitcoin tumbled the most since July after China’s central bank said initial coin offerings are illegal and asked all related fundraising activity to be halted immediately, issuing the strongest regulatory challenge so far to the burgeoning market for digital token sales. The Read more: The Chinese ICO crackdown — a Gadfly column ICOs are digital […]

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Finance Geeks Will Love This New Movie About the Tulip Bubble

Markets are governed by two things: math and story. Math is simple. It’s reality, the fundamentals and the underlying supply and demand for whatever’s being traded. The story is where human psychology enters the picture. It’s what causes people to extrapolate wildly, move in herds, and swing from bouts of extreme pessimism to embarrassing optimism. […]

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