Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post Published 1:32 pm PST, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 LOS ANGELES - When "Green Book" won three Golden Globes on Sunday, a number of narratives began to take shape: The awards - for best comedy or musical, best screenplay and Mahershala Ali's supporting performance - were among the biggest surprises of the night, upsetting such supposed front-runners as the multi-nominated "Vice" or "Mary Poppins Returns." What's more, "Green Book" arrived at the ceremony dogged by on-screen and off-screen controversies, including criticism from the family of Ali's character, the pianist Don Shirley, as well as accusations that the film is "divisive," perpetuating racist stereotypes of white saviors and "magical Negroes." The question, as Sunday night turned to Monday morning, when balloting opened for the Academy Awards, was whether those disputes with the film would scuttle its Oscar chances. But, as with most narratives, the conventional wisdom bears some … [Read more...] about ‘Green Book’ won big at the Golden Globes
Hedge funds are experts in shorting stocks, or bets that a stock will fall. To help traders have a better idea of the potential investing landmines, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has issued a list of stocks that markets are betting against the most. Most of the highly shorted stocks are from the discretionary and technology sectors. Wall Street expects stock-market volatility to spike further in 2019. And in a highly volatile market, it’s even more important to steer clear of potential investing landmines. To help traders have a better idea of the potential pitfalls to avoid, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has issued a list of stocks that markets are betting against the most. Most of the highly shorted stocks are from the discretionary and technology sectors. Here are the 12 stocks that markets believe will fall, in ascending order of their short interest as a percentage of float. TripAdvisor Ticker: TRIP Sector: Communication Services Short interest as a % of float: … [Read more...] about Hedge fund managers are betting big against these 12 stocks, Bank of America says
By: Dominic Frisby 09/01/2019 This article is taken from our FREE daily investment email Money Morning. Every day, MoneyWeek's executive editor John Stepek and guest contributors explain how current economic and political developments are affecting the markets and your wealth, and give you pointers on how you can profit.Sign up free here. Happy New Year to one and all. As my first Money Morning of 2019, this is the one when the crystal ball comes out, I make my predictions and tell you precisely what is going to happen in the year head. I must say this year I feel like I have even less of a clue than usual. Never mind; that never stopped Mystic Meg. So here goes: ten predictions for 2019. Disclaimer: I make the predictions as precise as possible in order to increase my chances of being wrong. This is not investment advice. My oh-so-very-specific forecasts for 2019 1: Gold: its time has not yet quite arrived Gold, currently at $1,285 an ounce, has been on a nice … [Read more...] about Here are my ten big predictions for 2019
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | U.S.-China Trade Talks End. Now High-Level Talks Can Begin. Supported by ByKeith Bradsher Jan. 9, 2019 BEIJING — Three days of trade negotiations between midlevel American and Chinese officials ended in Beijing on Wednesday afternoon with progress in identifying and narrowing the two sides’ differences but little sense of when they might reach a deal. The trade talks could help clear the way for higher-level talks later this month, when President Trump attends the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Vice Premier Liu He, China’s economic czar, is expected to come to Washington sometime after that. A United States government official confirmed that the talks had ended but declined to elaborate. Chinese officials had no immediate comment, but the Commerce Ministry is expected to … [Read more...] about U.S.-China Trade Talks End. Now High-Level Talks Can Begin.
A “What if” idea hatched by a West Middle School teacher and his students in November has become a “Whoa, this is going to happen” scenario.“We were ecstatic,” math teacher Phil Hutcherson said of his students when they learned Monday that their proposed project is the Colorado winner in the Samsung “Solve for Tomorrow Contest.”The concept — to develop an interactive communications board for people who are homeless or verging on homelessness — was selected from thousands of entries statewide, according to Samsung.The multilingual kiosk will be set up in front of soup kitchens and similar agencies to help people access food, shelter, self-care, health and job training services.The device, likely a touch screen with graphics and words, will advise how to get started to obtain help, hours of agencies and what services they offer, best walking and bus routes to the agencies and other information that homeless people … [Read more...] about Colorado Springs school wins big prize for idea to help homeless people