Africa Live: 17-21 June 2019 as it happened
That's all from BBC Africa Live for now. Keep up-to-date with what's happening across the continent by listening to the Africa Today podcast or check the BBC…
Jun 16, 2019 17:00 UTC Health Read More
Replacement for Sarah Sanders Disqualified After Telling Truth on Job Application
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—A leading candidate to replace the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, was disqualified after telling the truth repeatedly on his job application, the White House has confirmed. According to the White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, the candidate got high marks in his job interview by demonstrating “utter disregard and contempt for press freedoms.” “We then had him do a practice press briefing in which he was relentlessly abusive, obnoxious, and insulting,” Mulvaney said. “We were all, like, ‘This is our guy.’ ” But after a thorough exa...
Jun 16, 2019 14:42 UTC Jobs Read More
Weekend roundup: 10 articles to improve your money and your life
TOP TEN By Philip van Doorn MarketWatch’s most-read stories this week include analyses of the Beyond Meat stock phenomenon Here are must-read articles from MarketWatch about investing and consumer-finance topics. 1. The Beyond Meat stock bubble Shares of Beyond Meat (BYND) closed at $142 on June 13, rising from the company’s initial offering price of $25 in May. This stock bubble is a typical Wall Street process. Here’s related coverage of the stock action: • Beyond Meat’s ‘peak insanity’ market cap is already five times Shake Shack’s • Beyond Meat hits the ‘short-squeeze trifecta’ as borr...
Jun 16, 2019 12:47 UTC Personal-Finance Read More
Facebook’s Jason Rubin: The state of Oculus Quest, Rift, and Go at E3 2019
At the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) this week in Los Angeles I played an early demo version of official 360-degree songs from Beat Saber and learned to steer a kayak in VR. Afterward, I went to get lunch with UploadVR senior editor David Jagneaux ,and we found Jason Rubin “VP of Special Gaming Strategies” at Facebook at a food court in the Los Angeles Convention Center. We talked for a few minutes before realizing our interview was scheduled to begin soon. So we returned to the room, hungry, and chatted for nearly 30 minutes. Below is a transcript of our conversation. The Oculus Quest...
Jun 16, 2019 10:13 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More
The real concern isn't lower job growth
The latest jobs report showed a lackluster gain in jobs in May that was worse than economists had predicted. While the sudden slowdown in jobs growth after many months of strong numbers is worrying and signals a weakening economy, a more long-term concern is the persistently low labor force participation rate that has not recovered in the decade since the onset of the Great Recession. I’ve been studying labor market issues for over much of my 30 year career as an economist. Let me explain why you should be paying more attention to the participation rate. Participation matters Strong employm...
Jun 16, 2019 09:29 UTC Jobs Read More
Bitcoin Price Skyrockets to $9,387: What’s Behind the New 2019 High?
By CCN Markets: The bitcoin price has surged by seven percent on the day, recording a 32 percent monthly gain and a 151 percent year-to-date gain against…
Jun 16, 2019 08:55 UTC Business Read More
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