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Judge denies ‘essential’ federal workers’ request to be paid during the shutdown
A federal judge on Tuesday denied requests from unions representing air traffic controllers and other employees required to work through the government shutdown that they either be paid or have the option to skip work while missing paychecks. Interested in Government Shutdown? Add Government Shutdown as an interest to stay up to date on the…
A significant Chinese slowdown may already be unfolding
Unfortunately, the option of avoiding the transition to consumer-led growth and continuing to promote exports and real-estate investment is not very attractive, either. China is already a dominant global exporter, and there is neither market space nor political tolerance to allow it to maintain its previous pace of export expansion. Bolstering growth through investment, particularly…
Erdogan: Turkey to set up ‘security zone’ in Syria
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country would set up a security zone in northern Syria as suggested by US President Donald Trump as both leaders sought to ease growing tensions. Addressing his deputies on Tuesday, Erdogan said he held a "quite positive" telephone conversation with Trump late on Monday where he reaffirmed "a 20-mile [32-km] security…
Trade-Deadline Targets Who Could Blow Up NBA Playoffs
0 of 6 Hannah Foslien/Getty Images If you're expecting a flurry of activity between now and the Feb. 7 NBA trade deadline, you might want to prepare for a letdown. Given the large swath of the league still in competition for the playoffs, the lack of stars on the chopping block and the widespread desire…
‘We could have fun’: IFM Investors defends sexual harassment allegations
IFM was started in 1990 by Australian industry superannuation funds to invest in companies and infrastructure. It has grown to manage $113 billion for 329 institutional investors globally,with more than $50 billion of its funds under management invested in infrastructure. The Sunday Times reported that while the 50-year-old Mr Michel-Verdier had his bonus cut and…