Month: April 2022

China meets banks to discuss protecting assets from US sanctions

China meets banks to discuss protecting assets from US sanctions

Chinese regulators have held an emergency meeting with domestic and foreign banks to discuss how they could protect the country’s overseas assets from US-led sanctions similar to those imposed on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, according to people familiar with the discussion. Officials are worried the same measures could be taken against Beijing in …

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Rare Black Moon solar eclipse takes bite out of sun over South America

Rare Black Moon solar eclipse takes bite out of sun over South America

Skywatchers across parts of the Southern Hemisphere were treated to the first partial eclipse of the year today.  The partial solar eclipse of April 30, one of two happening in 2022, swept over parts of South America, Antarctica, and the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The solar eclipse began at 2:45 p.m. EDT (1845 GMT) in …

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2022 NFL Draft: Five biggest steals include Kyle Hamilton falling to the Ravens at No. 14

2022 NFL Draft: Five biggest steals include Kyle Hamilton falling to the Ravens at No. 14

It’s a guarantee that star players will come out of the 2022 NFL Draft and outperform where they were ultimately taken. Throughout history, we’ve seen players that had no business evolving into impact performers relative to their draft position. Of course, the most extreme example of this is Tom Brady becoming the greatest quarterback of …

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Massive Earthquake Swarm in Antarctica Suggest Sleeping Volcano Awakening

Massive Earthquake Swarm in Antarctica Suggest Sleeping Volcano Awakening

There is some intriguing analysis that has just been released about a massive swarm of earthquakes that occurred in Antarctica in 2020. A ‘swarm’ of 85,000 earthquakes in Antarctica that lasted about six months in 2020 was triggered by magma from an underwater volcano, a new study says. The swarm occurred at Orca Seamount, a …

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Warren Buffett Says Markets Have Become a ‘Gambling Parlor’

Warren Buffett Says Markets Have Become a ‘Gambling Parlor’

OMAHA, Neb.—As recently as February, Warren Buffett lamented he wasn’t finding much out there that was worth buying.  That is no longer the case. After a yearslong deal drought, Mr. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. BRK.B -2.55% is opening up the spending spigot again. It forged an $11.6 billion deal to buy insurer Alleghany Corp. Y …

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What it was like at the first in-person Berkshire shareholders meeting in 3 years

What it was like at the first in-person Berkshire shareholders meeting in 3 years

OMAHA, Neb. — A remake of “Empire State of Mind” with lyrics about Berkshire Hathaway, greeted shareholders this morning. (I’m not sure if it was actually sung by Jay Z and Alicia Keys, but it sure sounded like it. We’ll try to get the lyrics for you at some point.) The song is a throwback …

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Chiefs confident small-school cornerback Joshua Williams has what it takes to make NFL impact

Chiefs confident small-school cornerback Joshua Williams has what it takes to make NFL impact

With their first pick on the final day of the NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs dipped into the vast pool of Division II athletes, taking cornerback Joshua Williams out of Fayetteville State University with the No. 135 pick in the fourth round. Given the competition level, projecting how a Division II athlete may perform …

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Netflix Lays Off Women Of Color As Stock Plummets

Netflix Lays Off Women Of Color As Stock Plummets

Photo: Elliott Cowand Jr (Shutterstock) You could launch a rock into oblivion and likely land on a reason to boycott Netflix. Whether it’s the fluctuating prices, the lack of quality content, or the company’s failure to properly address anti-trans jokes made by its hired talent, the streaming platform has pissed off enough people to lose …

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