Yi Gang, U.S.-trained economist, to lead China’s central bank


Source: Market Watch Personal FinanceYi Gang, a U.S.-trained economist, will lead the People's Bank of China, replacing longtime governor Zhou Xiaochuan. Yi's appointment was approved Monday by the National People's Congress. Zhou led China's central bank for 15 years. Yi, 60, has a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and taught at the University of Indiana. He is a veteran … [Read more...]

Another explosion injures 2 men in Austin, Texas


Source: Market Watch Personal FinanceTwo people were injured by an explosion Sunday night in Austin, Texas, following three package bombs that killed two people and injured two others earlier this month. Officials didn't immediately give the cause of the explosion. Austin-Travis County Emergency Management Services tweeted that two men in their 20s had been hospitalized with … [Read more...]

China’s home prices remain stable in February


Source: Market Watch Personal FinanceBEIJING -- The growth of home prices in China plateaued in February during a sustained period of home-buying controls.The average price of new homes in 70 cities rose 0.2% in February from January, excluding government-subsidized housing, according to calculations from The Wall Street Journal based on data released Monday by the National … [Read more...]

Japan’s exports rise for 15th straight month

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Source: Market Watch Personal FinanceTOKYO--Japanese exports edged up in February, rising for the 15th straight month with the help of strong worldwide demand for cars, data from Japan's finance ministry showed Monday.Exports rose 1.8% from a year ago, just short of a 2.4% increase expected by economists polled by The Wall Street Journal. The pace of expansion was the slowest … [Read more...]

‘The Walking Dead’ season 8, episode 12 recap: ‘The Key’


Source: Market Watch Personal FinanceNegan could use a savior.In “The Key,” (written by Channing Powell and Corey Reed, directed by Greg Nicotero), tonight’s offering from “The Walking Dead,” things get both better and worse for the survivors at Hilltop.Things definitely get worse for Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), who finds himself suddenly without his army or the totem of his … [Read more...]

Trump required White House staffers to sign NDAs: report


Source: Market Watch Personal FinancePresident Donald Trump required White House staff members to sign nondisclosure agreements, the Washington Post reported Sunday, that threatened stiff financial penalties and extended past Trump's time in office. Post columnist Ruth Marcus reported that many aides were reluctant to sign, but were pressured to by then-Chief of Staff Reince … [Read more...]

Trump to announce new anti-opioid plan, including death penalty for traffickers


Source: Market Watch Personal FinancePresident Donald Trump on Monday will call for new steps to combat the opioid epidemic, including a push to reduce opioid prescriptions by a third over three years, asking the Justice Department to seek more death-penalty cases against drug traffickers under current law, and for federal support to expand the availability of overdose-reversal … [Read more...]