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Upgrade: U.S. now barely cracks top 20 happiest countries on earth — after falling again this year

Upgrade: U.S. now barely cracks top 20 happiest countries on earth — after falling again this year

America’s happiness just took another hit. On Wednesday, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, an initiative of the United Nations, released its well-respected “World Happiness Report,” and, once again, Finland tops… Read more »

The Tell: Why stock-market bulls can’t yet proclaim ‘hello to blue skies’ even as global gloom fades

The Tell: Why stock-market bulls can’t yet proclaim ‘hello to blue skies’ even as global gloom fades

Bullish investors looking to vindicate the stock market’s V-shaped recovery from its December lows can take comfort in signs the biggest drivers of global economic weakness are in the rearview… Read more »

Netflix just dropped the ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 trailer, and it’s already been watched 3.1 million times

Netflix just dropped the ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 trailer, and it’s already been watched 3.1 million times

Netflix is turning this summer Upside Down. The streaming service dropped its trailer for the third season of “Stranger Things” on Wednesday morning, and it racked up more than 3.1… Read more »

Futures Movers: Oil prices rise as U.S. crude supplies post a weekly drop of nearly 10 million barrels

Futures Movers: Oil prices rise as U.S. crude supplies post a weekly drop of nearly 10 million barrels

By Markets/commodities reporter News editor Oil prices rose on Wednesday, giving up earlier losses after U.S. government data revealed a nearly 10 million-barrel weekly drop in domestic crude inventories, along… Read more »

Why baseball star Mike Trout is worth as much as Bryce Harper and Manny Machado combined

Why baseball star Mike Trout is worth as much as Bryce Harper and Manny Machado combined

Major League Baseball doesn’t market its individual players as much as leagues like the NBA and NFL, so a lot of people might not have heard of Mike Trout. But… Read more »

Paul Brandus: 7 emergencies worth worrying about more than Trump’s border obsession

Paul Brandus: 7 emergencies worth worrying about more than Trump’s border obsession

The news media often feeds on drama, conflict, and fast-moving stories that get our attention right now. It’s good at this. What it’s not so good at? Stories that move… Read more »

FAA responds to Capt. Sullenberger: Our certification ‘consistently produced safe aircraft designs’

FAA responds to Capt. Sullenberger: Our certification ‘consistently produced safe aircraft designs’

The Federal Aviation Administration defended itself against criticisms from Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, saying that the agency used a “well established” certification process to vet the Boeing 737 Max plane… Read more »

The New York Post: The odds that your March Madness bracket is perfect are 1 in 9.2 quintillion

The New York Post: The odds that your March Madness bracket is perfect are 1 in 9.2 quintillion

First, the good news: You chances are as good as anyone else’s when it comes to picking the perfect NCAA bracket. Now, the bad news: Those odds are astonishingly, amazingly,… Read more »

Cannabis Watch: Cannabis stocks lower after Green Organic Dutchman’s earnings disappoint

Cannabis Watch: Cannabis stocks lower after Green Organic Dutchman’s earnings disappoint

Cannabis stocks moved lower Wednesday, as investors scrutinized earnings from Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. and awaited a U.S. congressional committee vote next week on protecting banks that serve the… Read more »

Metals Stocks: Gold holds above $1,300 ahead of Fed decision

Metals Stocks: Gold holds above $1,300 ahead of Fed decision

By Markets/commodities reporter Deputy markets editor Gold futures struggled for direction, but were holding above the key $1,300 mark ahead of the conclusion of a Federal Reserve meeting later Wednesday…. Read more »

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