By Dhara RanasingheLONDON (Reuters) - World stocks nudged higher on Tuesday, as focus turned to earnings season and a rebound in Italian assets helped battered equities find firmer ground for now.In Europe, shares rallied 0.4 percent and pulled back from Monday's 22-month lows. That followed gains in some Asian markets, led by Japan's blue-chip Nikkei index, which was up over 1 percent after a decline of nearly 2 percent the previous day.Gains in Italy's bond and stock markets after Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria defended the country's expansionary budget helped lift sentiment. The euro also firmed. Calm in Italy -- a major source of turbulence in world markets in recent weeks -- helped explain the recovery in risk appetite on Tuesday, said Marchel Alexandrovich, European financial economist at Jefferies in London.Stock market sentiment in Europe also got a boost from expectations that earnings season will deliver double-digit earnings growth for the third quarter. "If you look … [Read more...] about Degree of calm returns to stock markets; Italy helps out
By Leah Millis and Osman OrsalRIYADH/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Riyadh on Tuesday to discuss the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with the king and crown prince, after President Donald Trump speculated "rogue killers" may be responsible.Overnight, Turkish crime scene investigators entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the last place Khashoggi was seen before vanishing on Oct. 2, for the first time and searched the premises for over nine hours, Reuters witnesses said. During the search, CNN and the New York Times reported Saudi Arabia was preparing to acknowledge Khashoggi's death in a botched interrogation, after denying for two weeks any role in his disappearance. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and ambassador to Washington, Prince Khaled bin Salman, greeted Pompeo at the airport. He will meet King Salman and Jubeir before dinner with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to reporters traveling with him. He may … [Read more...] about Pompeo arrives in Riyadh to discuss Khashoggi case with king, crown prince
If you walk down Market Street on Nov. 6, odds are that you won't notice anything special. Stores will be open, cars will drive by, pedestrians will walk looking at their phones. The observant among us might notice the "I Voted" stickers, but that will be about it. Election Day will go largely unnoticed. … [Read more...] about Election Day is coming. Where’s the celebration?
DEAR ABBY: I have been dating my boyfriend just over a year. We live and work together, which I enjoy. He, on the other hand, expressed from day one that all he asks for out of our relationship is "space." I'm fine with that, but now it seems he needs more and more space. (An example: Spending nights at friends' because they go out drinking on the weekends.) I have told him I think it's selfish because weekends are the only free time both of us have together. And lately, it has become a few weekends out of the month. My friends and family think it's bordering on inappropriate because when you're in a relationship, you want to spend time with the person you love. I'm at a crossroads. Part of me understands where he's coming from; another part of me thinks it's a cop-out. I'm wondering if I should put up with it for now until we find separate jobs (if that will even solve the problem) or if I should kick him to the curb. Advice? - Matter of space in Florida DEAR MATTER OF SPACE: A man … [Read more...] about Boyfriend’s need for space signals he’s not ready yet
Temple University Hospital’s top executive joined the advisory committee for the Philadelphia nonprofit attempting to open the city’s first comprehensive user engagement site, or a safe injection site. Temple University Health System President and CEO and Katz School of Medicine Dean Larry Kaiser joined the advisory board for Safehouse, a group of Philadelphia leaders that plan to develop the site, which aims to provide overdose prevention and treatment services and a safe place for people to use drugs medical supervision. A spokesperson from TUH did not respond to multiple requests to comment on Kaiser’s involvement in Safehouse’s advisory committee. Philadelphia health officials announced in January that they will allow the opening of a safe injection site, but they will not fund it, the Inquirer reported. Safehouse is backed by former Philadelphia mayor and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, who once legalized the needle exchange program Prevention Point when … [Read more...] about TUH executive joins Safehouse committee