‘The game’s changed’: Central banks are no longer driving markets, strategist says

Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump speaks to the press aboard Air Force One on September 7, 2018, as he travels to Fargo, North Dakota, to speak at a Joint Fundraising Committee.  The game has changed in the last year or so, with markets now driven by politics instead of central…

The US-China dispute ‘is not about the trade deficit,’ Barclays says

Investors should look beyond the upcoming U.S. midterm elections in gauging the tense geopolitical situation between the U.S. and China, according to Barclays' head of macro research. The issues at the heart of U.S.-China relations go beyond trade tensions, which some analysts have said may ease after the U.S. midterm elections, Barclay's Ajay Rajadhyaksha told…

Here’s a first look at the new iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone...

Both phones feel really fast, noticeably so over my iPhone X. I'm running the iOS 12 public preview, which also speeds things up, but the A12 Bionic chip offers another 30 percent performance boost. I like the cameras, too. Portrait Mode on the iPhone X is stellar, but with the new phones you can adjust…

A first look at the iPhone XR — a more affordable version of the...

Apple announced a more affordable version of the iPhone X today called the iPhone XR. The starting price is $749. The XR features Face ID and a high-powered processor, just like the X. But it costs less than last year's model thanks to features like its cheaper LCD display, aluminum body and single-lens camera. The…

A first look at the new Apple Watch with a bigger display, a built-in...

Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 4 during its news conference Wednesday. It's a considerable step up from even last year's model, and you might want to consider it even if you have a relatively recent version. There are two models, a smaller version and a larger version, but the screens are 30 percent bigger…

Watch Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testify at the Senate...

[The stream is slated to start at 9:30 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Tech giants are appearing before Congress again Wednesday to address online election meddling and their efforts to fight abuse on social platforms. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack…

Tesla stock tanks more than 9% after top executives resign and Elon Musk smokes...

Shares of Tesla plunged more than 9 percent Friday after news of a pair of C-suite executive resignations and a bizarre video showing CEO Elon Musk smoking pot on a podcast. The stock opened Friday's session at $260.10, extending a painful week for the automaker. As of Thursday's close, the stock had already lost 7…

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is twice the size of Texas and Ocean Cleanup...

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is now twice the size of Texas and contains 1.8 trillion pieces of trash floating in the ocean. The Ocean Cleanup is an ambitious non-profit committed to removing it, and on Saturday it launches its first system out to sea from the San Francisco Bay. Dutch entrepreneur Boyan Slat came…

Meghan McCain, in tribute to her father, blasts ‘cheap rhetoric’ of politics

Chris Wattie | Reuters Daughter Meghan McCain walks past the casket at the memorial service of U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) at National Cathedral in Washington, U.S., September 1, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie A grief-stricken Meghan McCain appeared to take a swipe at President Donald Trump during a moving tribute honoring her father, Arizona GOP Sen.…

Hurricane Florence deluges Carolinas ahead of landfall

At least 150,000 people were without power in North Carolina early on Friday with the brunt of the storm yet to come, according to utility companies. Millions were expected to lose power from the storm and restoration could take weeks. Roads and intersections on North Carolina's Outer Banks barrier islands were inundated. Florence's top winds…

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