Wednesday, August 21, 2019
The US consumer is 'really strong'
Amid rising fears of a recession, Domino's Pizza CEO Ritch Allison said Tuesday that the U.S. consumer is still strong. "From where we sit, the consumer is really strong here in the U.S.," Allison said on CNBC's "The Exchange. "The pizza chain's domestic same-store sales growth has been under pressure in recent quarters by its strategy of rapid expansion,...
Carrie Lam speaks about economic impact, Shenzhen
Protesters walk along a street during a rally in Hong Kong on August 18, 2019, in the latest opposition to a planned extradition law that has since morphed into a wider call for democratic rights.Manan Vatsayayana | AFP | Getty ImagesHong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday painted a bleak picture of the city's economy amid weeks of protests,...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, August 15, 2019.Nicholas Kamm | AFP | Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump claimed on Twitter that Google "manipulated" votes in the 2016 election that would have given him an even greater lead over his opponent and that the company "should be sued."Trump's tweet...
Market expects fall in profit
Robin Li, chief executive officer of Baidu.Nelson Ching | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesChinese search giant Baidu is facing stiff competition from newer rivals, and has seen over $60 billion of its value wiped off since its peak last year.It's part of China's internet trio — Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent — which have collectively been named "BAT." But it's...
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A Huawei logo is pictured at their store at Vina del Mar, Chile July 18, 2019.Rodrigo Garrido | ReutersU.S. President Donald Trump is set to decide Monday on whether to extend a temporary agreement allowing Huawei to do business in the U.S. — and Washington's decision will likely be influenced by American tech firms, according to research firm International Data...
Suicide attempt
A man in Ghana on Tuesday staged a fake suicide attempt creating panic in the capital Accra. The unidentified man was seen sitting on top of 20-foot statue of Obetsebi Lamptey,...
2 PAY The Only Way Is Fruit
After unable to get a definitive answer on why he felt so rubbish and rundown, Ali Reza Khorasany took matters into his own hands. Ali, 28, visited his doctor at the end of 2014 looking to get to the bottom of what was causing his constipation, excess wind, bloating , excess fat, acne, dark circles, dehydration and fatigue....
Mohammed chef
A Kenyan chef, Maliha Mohammed has set a new world record for the longest time spent cooking. She spent 75 hours non-stop cooking at a local restaurant in the coastal city...
Cameroon leader
A military court in Cameroon has jailed ten separatist leaders from the English-speaking region for life. A leader of Cameroon’s separatist movement, Sisiku Ayuk Tabe is among the ten people jailed...
Piglets in mud
Adapted pig hearts could be transplanted into human patients within three years, according to the surgeon who pioneered heart transplantation in the UK. Speaking on the 40th anniversary of the first successful heart transplant, Sir Terence English told The Sunday Telegraph that his protégé from that operation will try to replace a human kidney with a...

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