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George R.R. Martin confirms: Winds of Winter not coming this year

George R.R. Martin is confirming what <i>Game of Thrones</i> fans have increasingly suspected: His long-awaited sixth book in his A Song of Ice and Fire …

TV Series

Bond Trader Makes Huge Bet on U.S.-Germany Yield Curve Reversals

Someone in the global bond market is betting that the widening rift between yield curves across the Atlantic can’t last much longer.<p>A flurry of …

Economics

Why the Handmaid's Tale is more relevant one year after the first season

What the show does so well – especially now, under the Trump administration – is make its shocking dystopia feel so terrifyingly possible<p>Men: if you want to know what women’s nightmares look like, just watch The Handmaid’s Tale this season. I got an advance look at six episodes and haven’t slept a …

Feminism

Top Shot: Mother’s Love

Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos selected by the Your Shot editors. The photo our community has voted as their favorite is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account. Click here to vote for tomorrow’s Top Shot.<p>A lioness carries …

Nature

Margaret Atwood on How She Came to Write The Handmaid’s Tale

Some books haunt the reader. Others haunt the writer. <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> has done both.<p><i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> has not been out of print since it was …

Literature

City spouses block Brexodus

LONDON — London may have an unexpected group to thank for preventing a Brexit exodus from the financial district — the well-heeled spouses of top …

Philip Hammond

The most exciting novel about trees you’ll ever read

Henry David Thoreau once heaved a big stone against the trunk of a chestnut tree to bring down a shower of nuts. He loved their sweet meat, but the meal filled him with guilt. “It is worse than boorish, it is criminal, to inflict an unnecessary injury on the tree that feeds or shadows us,” he wrote …

Books

Credit Suisse Counts on Stock Traders to Make $6 Billion Goal

The pressure is on for Credit Suisse Group AG’s traders, especially those dealing in stocks.<p>The Swiss bank on Wednesday signaled it may struggle to …

Credit Suisse

Cockroft embracing development year ahead of tokyo push

More news articles relating to Para athletics More news articles relating to Tokyo 2020<p>24 April 2018<p>Para athletics<p>Tokyo 2020<p><b>With five Paralympic gold</b> …

Disability

NYSE glitch forces Amazon and Alphabet traders elsewhere

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Stock Exchange said on Wednesday that trading was suspended on its exchange in five stocks, including Amazon and Alphabet, for the rest of the day due to a technical glitch involving trade reporting.<p>The exchange, which is owned by Intercontinental Exchange Inc …

Stock Markets

Former Head of FX at Jefferies Starts a New Cryptocurrency Company

Ray Kamrath, former global head of foreign exchange at Jefferies Group LLC, started a cryptocurrency firm in New York this month after leaving the …

Cryptocurrency

Manhattan is building a massive $1 billion wall and park to guard against the next inevitable superstorm

Sandy did $19 billion in damage to NYC, and the rate of development along the city's coastlines has only increased. New York now has more residents living in high-risk flood zones than any other city in the nation.<p>Local city-planning experts have worried how NYC will cope when the next superstorm …

Urban Design

The best books on finance and economics

THE late Hans Rosling is best known for his Ted talks (here is one on the wonders of the washing machine). Sadly he died last year but before he did …

Economics

The internet’s core infrastructure was hacked to steal ethereum from a popular wallet service

About $150,000 worth of ether was stolen from users of MyEtherWallet yesterday. The attackers apparently used an elaborate scheme to reroute internet traffic to target the popular wallet service.<p>The attackers exploited vulnerabilities in two basic internet protocols that route traffic around the …

Information Security

NYSE suspends trading in Amazon, Alphabet on floor because of issue with their $1,000 stock prices

The New York Stock Exchange suspended trading on the floor for the rest of the session Wednesday in Amazon, Booking Holdings and Alphabet due to a …

Investing

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Step Out at Dawn to Attend an Emotional Memorial Service

On Wednesday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle represented the royal family on Anzac Day, which honors the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. In the early morning, the royal couple visited Hyde Park Corner in …

Prince Harry

Blue palace: Blenheim to celebrate colour visionary Yves Klein

Work by artist – famed for his intense ultramarine hue – to feature in ancestral home of the Churchills<p>There will be no naked women rolling in searingly blue paint at Blenheim Palace this summer, but the stupendously grand rooms will hold some of the most famous paintings by the French artist Yves …

Art

Britain’s Debt to the Windrush Generation

When Flying Officer Ulric Cross, a tall, elegant black man with a plummy voice, was introduced in the 1943 Ministry of Information film <i>West Indies</i> …

Windrush

The 30 minutes that have an outsized role in US stock trading

The increasing concentration of buying and selling of US stocks in the final 30 minutes of the day has some investors calling for a shorter trading …

Stock Markets

Wells Fargo's Subprime Smudge

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Wells Fargo

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Credit Suisse delivers best quarter since Thiam's revamp

ZURICH (Reuters) - Credit Suisse delivered its best quarterly results on Wednesday since Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam launched his restructuring plan for Switzerland's second-biggest bank in 2016, driven by its wealth management business.<p>After 6.6 billion Swiss francs ($6.7 billion) of losses in …

Credit Suisse

C Suisse sues over bonus levy

Credit Suisse is seeking to reclaim hundreds of millions in taxes from a controversial U.K. bonus levy that hit banker compensation in 2010.<p>The tax …

Credit Suisse

OIS Volumes

• We summarise the portion of risk that is traded as OIS across seven major markets.<br>• Benchmark reforms around the globe are helping transition trading …

Trading

Solved: A Decades-Old Ansel Adams Mystery

The answer was hidden in the shadows.<p>When you look at the image above, what do you think of? Most will probably take in the beauty of its subjects, …

National Parks

Artists are rediscovering the oceans that surround them

AT SOME point, city-dwellers turned away from the sea. It’s hard to say when, exactly, but over the course of the last century, most urbanites …

San Francisco

Shire recommends Takeda's revised £46bn takeover offer

<b>Pharmaceutical giant Shire will recommend a revised £46bn ($64bn) takeover offer by Japan's Takeda Pharmaceutical to its shareholders.</b><p>The development marks a breakthrough in the takeover talks which included five offers by Takeda since late March.<p>The sweetened cash and stock offer would provide …

Biotechnology

Whitbread to spin off Costa chain as a separate firm

<b>Whitbread is to split off Costa, the UK's biggest coffee chain, as a separate firm, after activist pressure.</b><p>The demerger will be "pursued as fast as practical and appropriate" to optimise value for shareholders.<p>"We will ensure prior to separation each business is sufficiently developed and …

Investing

Australians commemorate 103rd anniversary of WWI battle

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians gathered with descendants of former allies and enemies around the country, on a Turkish coast and in a French town Wednesday in dawn services to commemorate the moment when Australian and New Zealand Army Corps troops waded ashore at the Gallipoli peninsula in …

Australia

Comcast launches official £22bn bid for Sky sparking hopes of a titanic bidding war

Comcast today launched an official £22bn bid to buy Sky, formally pitting it against 21st Century Fox and owner Rupert Murdoch's bid to wrestle full …

Media Industry