A chaotic rivalry weekend puts the final sprint up to the playoff spots for college football

A chaotic rivalry weekend puts the final sprint up to the playoff spots for college football

In Ann Arbor, there was catharsis for Michigan fans. In Auburn, Alabama’s uncharacteristic mistake, they set up a quadruple overtime survival test for Crimson Tide. And by the time the clock ran out in Stillwater, Okla., The top end of the college football position had been completely reshuffled. College football rivalry weekend brought a huge … Read more

Apple could replace the iPhone with Augmented-Reality devices, says analyst

Apple will launch an augmented reality headset in the fourth quarter of 2022 and may sell more than a billion of the new devices over the next 10 years, an analyst claimed in a research note on Friday. The prediction comes from TFI Asset Management analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who often has detailed calls for future … Read more

Yes, Black Friday was painful for investors, but you should not panic

Black Friday is known for big markdowns, but not like these. Equities, commodities and bond yields fell on Friday after news of a new coronavirus variant from South Africa, which was feared to set off the next wave of the pandemic. The question for investors is whether these measures say more about the market situation … Read more

Top Five: Books on Women at War

The unfeminine face of war By Svetlana Alexievich Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky (2017) 1. “Tie your hearts like a fist!” shouted the legendary navigator Marina Raskova as she gathered members of the Soviet Union’s female air regiments, including fighter pilots and night bombers. The Soviet women warriors from World War II had … Read more

What happened in Wuhan? – WSJ

The first outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease that would come to be known as Covid-19 took place in the fall of 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan, but the world still does not know the exact origin of the virus. Many researchers believe that the most likely explanation is zoonotic infection, … Read more

Covid-19 variant increases investor bets on rate hikes

Investors piled into government bonds and quickly recalibrated their expectations for rate hikes in response to the new Covid-19 variant first identified in South Africa. The yield on the 10-year US government bond fell to 1.484% on Friday, according to Tradeweb, from 1.644% at Wednesday’s close. It marks the biggest drop in trading sessions since … Read more

What happened in Wuhan? – WSJ

The first outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease that would come to be known as Covid-19 took place in the fall of 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan, but the world still does not know the exact origin of the virus. Many researchers believe that the most likely explanation is zoonotic infection, … Read more

Fiction: Scheherazade and her repertoire

In an empire long ago lived a king who discovered his wife in bed with a palace slave. He was mad with jealousy and promised that in future he would only marry for the length of a night, and every morning his new bride would be killed. After carrying out his evil agenda for some … Read more

Asian markets are sinking, while investors are weighing on recent global virus problems

BEIJING (AP) – Asian stock markets sank on Friday after some European countries tightened travel and business borders following a rise in coronavirus infections, and South Africa reported a new variant. Do not miss: South African researchers are discovering a new variant of coronavirus in the midst of the number of cases Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong … Read more

Global markets are falling due to concerns over new Covid-19 variant

Global stock markets and US stock futures declined after South Africa sounded the alarm over a new, rapidly spreading strain of coronavirus, triggering concern about the potential for new travel restrictions or other restrictions that could limit economic activity. With U.S. equities set for a shortened trading session after a one-day Thanksgiving break, market participants … Read more