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Jack Whitaker, the decorated sports broadcaster, dies at 95

Jack Whitaker, the decorated sports broadcaster, dies at 95

Jack Whitaker, the iconic sports broadcaster, died Sunday morning at his home in Devon, Pennsylvania, of natural causes at age 95. Whitaker’s career spanned nearly four decades after starting at CBS Sports in the late 1950s, the network reported Sunday. There, he covered a range of sports and a number of momentous events, including the…MORE

Can the world’s central banks save the bull market?

Can the world’s central banks save the bull market?

Happy Sunday. A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. To think that central banks could save the bull market is tempting. After all, the promise of rate cuts and other stimulus measures have helped stocks before. And investors clearly…MORE

Apex Legends developer apologizes for controversial loot boxes

Apex Legends developer apologizes for controversial loot boxes

Apex Legends, a rival of video game Fortnite, may be free to play, but the game angered fans this week over its new pricing for limited edition virtual items. The game’s developer, Respawn, owned by Electronic Arts, apologized Friday for the new in-game “loot boxes,” or a random selection of virtual rewards available to players…MORE

White House suspends reporter Brian Karem’s hard pass

White House suspends reporter Brian Karem’s hard pass

It’s official: In a letter to Playboy correspondent and CNN political analyst Brian Karem’s lawyer on Friday, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said she had “made a final determination” to suspend Karem’s hard pass for 30 days. The move will be “effective immediately” through Saturday, September 14, 2019. This was, of course, expected. The…MORE

It was a wild week on Wall Street

It was a wild week on Wall Street

It was far from the dog days of summer on Wall Street this past week. Investors went on a roller coaster ride after the markets reacted to both good and bad news. Monday, August 12 The wild ride begins Monday after the Dow closes nearly 400 points lower, or 1.5%. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq…MORE

Another reason to get your holiday shopping done early this year: Tariffs

Another reason to get your holiday shopping done early this year: Tariffs

President Trump doesn’t want to be the Grinch who stole Christmas for American consumers. That’s a major reason why the White House decided this week to push off the implementation of new tariffs on a variety of Chinese goods until mid-December. Trump admitted as much on Tuesday, telling reporters that “we’re doing this for the…MORE

The week that Cathay Pacific surrendered to China

The week that Cathay Pacific surrendered to China

One of the world’s top airlines has discovered just how dangerous Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests are becoming for companies based in the city and doing business with mainland China. The stunning resignations late Friday of Cathay Pacific’s CEO and chief commercial officer came at the end of a tumultuous couple of weeks for the airline.…MORE

Kroger is now selling vegan eggs

Kroger is now selling vegan eggs

The plant-based trend is about more than burgers: Plant-based eggs are coming to Kroger. The major grocery chain is already stocking Just Egg, made with mung beans, in some of its locations. Over the coming weeks, the product will be offered in about 2,100 Kroger-owned stores, including Kroger, Ralphs and Fred Meyer. Customers will be…MORE

Blogs

When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…