Omar Fakhouri

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The Privilege Saudi Arabia Enjoyed Under U.S.-Led Order in the Mideast Is Over

At his first press conference after getting elected, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani singled out Saudi Arabia as the country his government would try particularly hard to build friendly relations with. He even referred to Saudis as Iran's "brothers."<p>Things didn't turn out quite as Rouhani had …

The forgotten way African Americans stayed safe in a racist America

For African American travelers, much of the U.S. could be a hateful and dangerous place, even into the 1960's.<p>Jim Crow laws across the South mandated that restaurants, hotels, pool halls and parks strictly separate whites and blacks. Lynchings kept blacks in fear of mob violence. And there were …

Black History

Best iPad and iPhone apps UK 2018: Photography, work, eating, dating and more on iOS

Our pick of best iPhone and iPad apps for iPhone and iPad for 2018, so you can make the most of your iOS device<p>The sheer number of apps for iOS can …

Apps

Saudi Arabia is killing the Russian economy in its fight to control oil prices

A year ago, Saudi Oil Minister Ali Naimi made it plain that he didn't care what happened to Russia if oil-producing countries failed to cooperate with Saudi-dominated OPEC on keeping prices high by restricting production.<p>"We want to tell the world that high efficiency producing countries are the …

The Fed may be about to atone for the “mistake” of 1998

2015-12-15T10:04:03.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>History never repeats and most analogies are wrong, but there are some intriguing parallels between the …

Economics

28 charts that show how America changed since the Fed gave us 0% rates

In the nine years since the Federal Reserve's last rate hike, the US has gone through a housing-bubble burst, a financial crisis that nearly destroyed the global banking system, the worst recession since the Great Depression, and a slow but steady recovery marked by moderate, consistent …

U.S. jets intercept Russian planes near aircraft carrier

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. Navy launched four armed fighter jets to intercept two Russian Tu-142 Bear aircraft that were flying near the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the Pacific Ocean, the Navy said Thursday.<p>The four F/A-18 fighter jets were sent as "standard operating procedure" to escort planes …

Military

20 incredible movies that'll make you feel old when you realize they came out 20 years ago

From Pixar's first feature film to the origins of "Bye Felicia," 1995 was a memorable year at the movies.<p>"Clueless" defined a generation, Pierce Brosnan debuted as James Bond, and a film about a beloved pig was nominated for Best Picture.<p>So now, we're looking back at films you won't believe are …

The 11 best new iPhone and Android apps you might have missed recently

To help you find some apps that are fun and make your life a little easier, we've collected the best apps from the last month.<p>From powerful free photo apps to apps that vastly improve the way you listen to podcasts, you're bound to find something you'll enjoy.

If you're too young to remember the financial crisis, then read Marc Andreessen's tweetstorm

For some, the darkest moments of the global financial crisis that started eight years ago seem like yesterday. But for younger people, it may may seem like more than a lifetime ago.<p>Think about it: There are employees on Wall Street today who probably didn't even have their driver's license when the …

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 review: thinnest, lightest tablet with a stunning screen

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>The Tab S2 is easy to hold, light enough to use one-handed for reading and takes up as little space as 9.7in tablet possibly could.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/5b02b6aeb76fa04039c9e237e6e6621ccc52bff0/0_0_2100_1260/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Samuel Gibbs …

Phones

This is why the US is spending $80 billion on a new long-range stealth bomber

A key component of US military power is to get a major upgrade. Pentagon officials said Tuesday that Northrop Grumman will build up to 100 new long-range stealth bombers for the Air Force, at a cost of $79 billion. It’s arguably the most important US military initiative in years.<p>Details of …

Aviation

The 73 best Android apps in 2018: Get the best from your phone

Get the most from your smartphone with the best Android apps around

$50 TRILLION IN DEBT: This is what the '3rd wave' of the 2008 financial crisis looks like

It became a bit of a symbol of the economic and financial turmoil in China and much of the rest of the developing world: Growth has slowed, but debt is sloshing around like never before.<p>Goldman Sachs recently published a piece of research that boldly described events in the world's emerging …

15 American Campsites To Visit At Least Once In Your Life

Camping may not be your “thing.” It’s not for a lot of people. They prefer hotels with heated swimming pools, nice restaurants, and the comforts of …

Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

I’m really excited about this week’s apps. SwiftKey is trying to make its already great (and smart) keyboard smarter. The Podcasting app Overcast is …

Bond Market Now Divided Over Whether Fed Will Even Lift in March

First Treasuries traders were banking on September for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. Then they turned their focus to December. Now …

Russia's desperate Syria gambit actually shows how badly Putin is losing

Four Republican presidential candidates are on record supporting a US no-fly zone over Syria to protect anti-Assad "rebels" from Russia's air campaign in support of Assad's government, Hezbollah and Iran. This view is shared by former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary …

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The Fed Just Brought Us Closer to a True Market Crash

Do not underestimate the cowardice or incompetence of the U.S. Federal Reserve.<p>Last Thursday, after running out of domestic reasons to avoid raising interest rates by a paltry 25 basis points for the first time in nine years, the Fed decided to blame China for its policy paralysis.<p>By doing so, it …

Let's Face It, China Runs U.S. Monetary Policy Now

Fei Maohua—Xinhua Press/Corbis<p>ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images<p>Andy Wong—Getty Images<p>Kevin Frayer—Getty Images<p>Kevin Frayer—Getty Images<p>Lintao Zhang—AP<p>Getty …

China

Get ready for the financial crisis, part 3

The world has lurched into a new and dangerous stage of its long-running financial crisis, according to some market watchers who see slowing growth in China and other developing countries as the start of bigger challenges ahead for the global economy.<p>Their warnings underscore the uncertain outlook …

These are the 20 biggest hedge funds in the world

Hedge funds are a huge force in the financial world but they're not always the most transparent.<p>Below is a list of the 20 largest hedge funds by gross assets covered by data compiler Graypools.<p>The figures were drawn from regulatory filings prepared by the firms themselves for the end of the second …

"What Does The Fed Know That We Don't" - Bridgewater's Ray Dalio Answers

In the aftermath of last week's FOMC "dovish hold" disappointment, it is not only the Fed that has seen its credibility crushed; so have …

Goldman sees S&P at 2,100 by year’s end after Fed stands pat

Analysts at Goldman Sachs expect the S&P 500 will climb to 2,100 by the end of this year, partly due to the Federal Reserve’s decision last week to …

S&P 500

Here's a twist: Buy the Canadian dollar now, global bank tells investors

A big global bank is advising investors to buy the loonie now, projecting a rebound in the Canadian economy that will help drive the currency higher.<p>Indeed, Charles St-Arnaud of Nomura Securities, part of the Japan-based financial group, expects the Canadian dollar to top 78 cents (U.S.) in the …

HSBC WARNS: The stock market 'is putting in a bigger top than eight years ago'

Murray Gunn, the head of technical analysis at HSBC Bank, is out with the call, which says the Dow has put it a massive "head and shoulders" top.<p>Here's Gunn:<p>A Head and Shoulders top pattern occurs when, after an uptrend, the market makes a higher high than the previous reaction high, then a lower …

The Fed Is Trapped: The Naked Emperor's New "Reaction Function"

When China transitioned to a new currency regime last month, what should have been immediately apparent to everyone, was that the Fed was, from there …

Stock Markets

Occam’s razor says the stock market is in a downtrend

Investors can forget the “death cross,” “bearish divergences” and “symmetrical triangles,” and what the Federal Reserve says it will do about …

Trading