Trump reportedly wanted AG Barr to hold a press conference defending the president’s call with Ukraine. Barr said no.

caption U.S. Attorney General William Barr is greeted by President Donald Trump at a presentation of Public Safety Medals of Valor to officers in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 22, 2019. source REUTERS/Leah Millis Attorney General William Barr reportedly declined a request by President Donald Trump to hold a…

LeBron James on Track for Best Season Ever for a 35-Year-Old

LeBron James is having an all-time season for a 35-year-old. The current record-holder for PER at 35 is Michael Jordan. LeBron is doing this through rest, body care, and motivation. As LeBron James watches his hairline fade away, his game just seems to keep growing. King James turns 35 next month, but he’s leading the…

A Brazilian city is giving a third of its residents $33 per month — part of one of the largest basic-income programs in the world

The Brazilian city of Marica recently launched a basic-income program that gives $33 monthly stipends to about one-third of its residents. Brazil already has a national policy that gives citizens around $10 per month if they vaccinate their children and send them to school. But Marica’s program will allow researchers to study how basic income affects local…

I used the 10-year-old original Motorola Droid for a week

The original Motorola Droid was released 10 years ago on November 6, 2009. The phone popularized the Android operating system with its touchscreen and iconic slide-out keyboard, and it was one of the first direct rivals to the iPhone.We put the 10-year-old phone to the test to see how it would hold up by today’s phone…

Starbucks sticks to the classics for its holiday menu after misstep two years ago

Starbucks’ holiday drinksSource: StarbucksFor the holidays this year, Starbucks is sticking to proven customer favorites.The coffee chain’s holiday offerings can make or break its fiscal first-quarter sales. Two years ago, disappointing holiday offers and merchandise dragged down U.S. same-store sales by 1%. Combined with sluggish growth of its core beverages, U.S. same-store sales grew by…

Impossible Foods sees ‘huge opportunity’ in meat-loving China

Impossible Foods, the maker of plant-based meat, sees a “huge opportunity” in China — one of the world’s largest meat consuming markets, its CEO Pat Brown told CNBC.The company was present at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai this week, where it said it expects to serve about 50,000 free samples of its plant-based…

Treasury yields move lower as investors await economic data, auctions

U.S. government debt prices were higher Wednesday morning, as investors await economic data, Treasury auctions and a flurry of speeches from policymakers at the Federal Reserve.At around 04:45 a.m. ET, the benchmark 10-year Treasury note, which moves inversely to price, was lower at around 1.8442%, while the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond was also…

Wirecard forecasts further rapid growth in 2020

An illuminated logo sits on the exterior of Wirecard’s headquarters in the Aschheim district of Munich, Germany.Michaela Handrek-Rehle | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesWirecard reported a 43% gain in third-quarter core profits on Wednesday, as the German payments company awaits the verdict of an independent investigation by KPMG into allegations it has inflated reported sales and…