Missouri man put to death for killing police officer in 2005

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GOOD EARTH, Mo. — A Missouri man convicted of ambushing and killing a St. Louis area police officer he blamed in the death of his younger brother was executed Tuesday night. Kevin Johnson, 37, died after an injection of pentobarbital at the state prison in Bonne Terre. It was the state’s second execution this year … Read more

Russia steps up missile barrage of recaptured Ukrainian city

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KHERSON, Ukraine — Natalia Kristenko’s dead body lay covered in a blanket in the doorway of her apartment building for hours overnight. City workers were at first too overwhelmed to retrieve her as they responded to a deadly barrage of attacks that shook Ukraine‘s southern city of Kherson. The 62-year-old had walked outside her home … Read more

Police: Walmart shooter bought gun just hours before killing

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. — The Walmart supervisor who shot and killed six co-workers in Virginia left behind what he called a “death note” on his phone that apologized for what he was about to do while simultaneously blaming others for mocking him. “Sorry everyone but I did not plan this I promise things just fell in … Read more

Employees at COVID-stricken iPhone factory in China beaten, detained after protests

Employees at COVID-stricken iPhone factory in China beaten, detained after protests

BEIJING — Police beat workers protesting over a pay dispute at the biggest factory for Apple’s iPhone, whose new model is delayed by controls imposed as China tries to contain a surge in COVID-19 cases. foxconn 2354, +0.20%, the biggest contract assembler of smartphones and other electronics, is struggling to fill orders for the iPhone … Read more

World Cup teams nix armbands that were seen as snub to Qatar

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DOHA, Qatar — FIFA’s threat of on-field punishment for players pushed World Cup teams to back down Monday and abandon a plan for their captains to wear armbands that were seen as a rebuke to host nation Qatar’s human rights record. Just hours before the first players wearing the armbands in support of the “One … Read more

Markets will shift to a ‘hope’ phase next year, and investors would be wise not to miss it, says Goldman Sachs

Markets will shift to a 'hope' phase next year, and investors would be wise not to miss it, says Goldman Sachs

Fresh China COVID-19 worries are threatening to nix any preholiday gains for Wall Street, with stock futures in the red and the dollar higher ahead of Monday’s open. In a shortened week that will bring both Thanksgiving and the World Cup kickoff, investors have all sorts of excuses to head to the sidelines. Those sticking … Read more

Israeli-linked tanker hit by bomb-carrying drone off Oman

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An oil tanker associated with an Israeli billionaire has been struck by a bomb-carrying drone off the coast of Oman amid heightened tensions with Iran, officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The attack on the Liberian-flagged oil tanker Pacific Zircon happened Tuesday night off the coast of Oman, one … Read more

Warren Buffett’s chip-stock purchase is a classic example of why you want to be ‘greedy only when others are fearful’

Warren Buffett's chip-stock purchase is a classic example of why you want to be 'greedy only when others are fearful'

This has been quite a year for Berkshire Hathaway and CEO Warren Buffett. The conglomerate just disclosed its investments in other companies as of the end of the third quarter, and one name — and one industry — stands out. In its 13F filing with the the Securities and Exchange Commission on Nov. 14, Berkshire … Read more

Markets are getting a wake-up call in 2023, says Morgan Stanley, which offers a plan for investors to get ready.

Markets are getting a wake-up call in 2023, says Morgan Stanley, which offers a plan for investors to get ready.

According to Fed Reserve Gov. Christopher Waller and several strategistslast week’s softer-than-expected October CPI that sent the S&P 500 to its best level in five months was overdone. His words may be getting through as stock futures point to a softer start as the last full week before Thanksgiving kicks off. We’ll also get retail … Read more

Prosecutors push 15-year sentence for Theranos’ CEO Holmes

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Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to sentence disgraced Theranos CE0 Elizabeth Holmes to 15 years in prison, arguing she deserves a lengthy prison term because her massive scheme duped investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars by falsely convincing them her company had developed a revolutionary blood testing device. Calling the case “one … Read more