China producer prices turn negative in warning sign for global economy

China producer prices turn negative in warning sign for global economy

SINGAPORE – Prices charged by Chinese companies at the factory gate registered their first annual decline in nearly two years, another depressing signal for the global economy, as bulging inventories and cautious consumers in the West hit overseas demand for Chinese-made goods. Chinese producer prices fell 1.3% in October from a year earlier, the National … Read more

US allies are trying to stop former military pilots from helping China

US allies are trying to stop former military pilots from helping China

SYDNEY—Australia will review its rules aimed at discouraging former military personnel from aiding foreign adversaries as U.S. allies grow concerned that China has recruited Western pilots and benefited from their technical expertise. Australian Defense Minister Richard Marles said an investigation into whether former Australian personnel had provided training to China had raised concerns that warranted … Read more

The Supreme Court’s second racial preference case

The Supreme Court’s second racial preference case

Racial preferences will be at the Supreme Court again on Wednesday, but the question i Haaland v. Bracken is adoption, not college admission. Under federal law, when a Native American child is placed in an adoptive home, priority is given to parents who are also Native American. It puts the interests of the tribe above … Read more

Insurance companies are facing a sharp increase in reinsurance prices

Insurance companies are facing a sharp increase in reinsurance prices

Hurricane season is almost over, although another storm is potentially headed for Florida. For insurance companies, the worries do not end on November 30. The insurance companies are in the middle of negotiations with reinsurers who are trying to raise interest rates by 10% to 30%. Almost two-thirds of US property catastrophe coverage is renewed … Read more

$2 Billion Powerball Results Finally Announced: Here Are the Winning Numbers, Does Your Company Pay the Same Wage for the Same Job in Different Locations Across the Country? This research provides insight.

$2 Billion Powerball Results Finally Announced: Here Are the Winning Numbers, Does Your Company Pay the Same Wage for the Same Job in Different Locations Across the Country?  This research provides insight.

Hello, MarketWatchers. Don’t miss these top stories. Housebuilders struggle to find buyers as developer cancellations mount: ‘Build-to-rent market increasingly important’ Homebuilders are struggling amid the housing downturn, UBS analyst John Lovallo told MarketWatch. Read more $2 billion Powerball results finally announced: Here are the winning numbers. The drawing was held after a 10-hour delay. Read … Read more

Uganda is struggling to contain its second-deadliest Ebola outbreak

Uganda is struggling to contain its second-deadliest Ebola outbreak

Uganda is struggling to contain an Ebola outbreak that has already infected at least 156 people and killed 74, including in the capital Kampala. The outbreak, first detected on September 20 in a small farming town in central Uganda, is caused by a relatively rare strain of the virus for which there are no proven … Read more

DeSantis Florida Tsunami – WSJ

DeSantis Florida Tsunami – WSJ

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis with his wife Casey DeSantis speak during an election night party at the Convention Center in Tampa, Fla., on Nov. 8. Photo: giorgio viera/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Ron DeSantis was expected to win re-election as Florida governor, but Tuesday’s big news was the size of his victory. His nearly 20-point rout of … Read more

US climate envoy John Kerry resumes contact with China at COP27

US climate envoy John Kerry resumes contact with China at COP27

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt – US climate envoy John Kerry said Tuesday he spoke with his Chinese counterpart on the sidelines of the UN climate conference COP27, reviving contacts between countries crucial to global efforts to limit greenhouse gas emissions. “We need to talk to each other because we are the two largest economies in … Read more

Vance, Oz and Trump’s $89 million debt to McConnell

Vance, Oz and Trump’s $89 million debt to McConnell

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press The election results arrived late for our deadline on Tuesday, we’re sorry to say, although you can check OpinionJournal.com for our online coverage overnight. But one thing we can say, even before all the votes are counted: If Republicans JD Vance and Mehmet Oz win … Read more

Jeff Cook, co-founder of the country band Alabama, dies at age 73

Jeff Cook, co-founder of the country band Alabama, dies at age 73

NEW YORK — Guitarist Jeff Cook, who co-founded the successful country group Alabama and steered them up the charts with hits like “Song of the South” and “Dixieland Delight,” has died. He was 73. Cook had Parkinson’s disease and disclosed his diagnosis in 2017. He died Tuesday at his home in Destin, Florida, said Don … Read more