Fat Bear Week 2019: Choose the fattest brown bear in Katmai National Park, Alaska

Katmai National Park’s bear 409 (a.k.a. “Beadnose”) won the 2018 competition for fattest bear. Sadly, she hasn’t been seen in the park this year and is not in the competition. | NPS Photo/A. Ramos The park’s brown bears have been eating nonstop. Good. America: There’s a lot going on right now. President Trump is facing possible impeachment for turning “American foreign policy into an extortion racket,” as Vox’s Zack Beauchamp put it. Meanwhile, the 2020…

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Kamala Harris’s new paid family leave plan is the most generous yet

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris greets Emily Ragsdale and her baby, Noa, at a bookstore on Feb. 18, 2019, in Concord, New Hampshire. | Elise Amendola/AP Six months of paid family leave would be sweet. But how does Harris plan to fund it? Kamala Harris just unveiled a massive plan to give new parents and caregivers up to six months of paid time off from work. The proposal is part of her new “Children’s…

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Pound US dollar exchange rate steady as Boris given just days to revise Brexit proposal

The pound US dollar exchange rate held steady today, with the pairing currently trading around $1.232 as French President Emmanuel Macron’s demanded Prime Minister Boris Johnson revise his Brexit proposal by the end of the week. The pound US dollar exchange rate held steady today, with the pairing currently trading around $1.232 as French President Emmanuel Macron’s demanded Prime Minister Boris Johnson revise his Brexit proposal by the end of the week. Simply The Best…

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The past 48 hours in Trump impeachment inquiry news, explained

President Trump speaks with Energy Secretary Rick Perry after addressing the Energy Department in Washington, DC, on June 29, 2017. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images Trump blames Rick Perry, a second whistleblower, and an old-fashioned corruption scandal. The Trump-Ukraine scandal (which still doesn’t have a good name and now encompasses countries other than Ukraine) continued to sprawl over the weekend, with significant new developments on several new fronts, none of which were good for the president….

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Bernie Sanders takes aim at the DNC with his new anti-corruption plan

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at a campaign event at Plymouth State University on September 29. | Scott Eisen/Getty Images Sanders wants to curb the influence of millionaires and billionaires in Democratic Party politics. If Bernie Sanders becomes the Democratic nominee, he envisions a 2020 Democratic National Convention that is completely free of corporate sponsorship. Under a new anti-corruption plan Sanders released Monday morning, the progressive senator from Vermont is taking aim…

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PayPal SNUBS Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency

PAYPAL has left a Facebook group developing the social network’s Libra cryptocurrency. The e-payments firm was a founding member of the Libra Association – a group of 28 companies and other organisations including Visa, Vodafone, eBay, and Uber. PAYPAL has left a Facebook group developing the social network’s Libra cryptocurrency. The e-payments firm was a founding member of the Libra Association – a group of 28 companies and other organisations including Visa, Vodafone, eBay, and…

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Rather than wealth creation, most clients look for wealth preservation: Yatin Shah

IIFL Wealth Management’s Yatin Shah speaks about the changes in the wealth management space and what clients look for.It is more important to manage volatility and look for alpha which could beat the index, with diversification Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered by WPeMatico

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