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WSJ Opinion: Biden, Nicaragua and the Death of Democracy in Central America

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7:58 a.m. Nov. 30, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Queen Elizabeth II is no longer head of state as Barbados becomes a republicBarbados stopped pledging allegiance to Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday as it shed another vestige of its colonial past and became a republic for the first time in history.
5:05 a.m. Nov. 24, 2021 - Barrons.com
Investors Could See Harsher China Stance if U.S. Follows This Advice The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission outlined how Congress could contend with the the military and economic risks between the U.S. and China.
4:33 p.m. Nov. 21, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Far-right, far-left candidates to square off in Chile presidential runoffTwo onetime outsiders hailing from opposite extremes of the political spectrum received the most votes Sunday in Chile’s presidential election but failed to garner enough support for an outright win, setting up a polarizing runoff in the region’s most advanced economy.
8:27 a.m. Nov. 15, 2021 - By Myra P. Saefong
Why tapping the SPR is one of many 'bad' options to ease gasoline pricesThe U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve is the world's largest emergency stockpile of crude oil, but talk of a release from the reserve may be only a short-term fix to high prices of oil and gasoline.
6:00 a.m. Nov. 15, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
American journalist Danny Fenster freed after six months in prison in MyanmarFenster handed over to U.S. hostage negotiator Bill Richardson, the former Democratic governor of New Mexico and cabinet secretary under President Bill Clinton.
11:02 a.m. Nov. 11, 2021 - By Laurie Kahle
November Geneva Watch Auctions Soar With Record SalesPhillips’ auction alone achieved US$74.5 million, nearly doubling the previous record for an auction total
7:40 a.m. Nov. 9, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Nicaragua's Ortega blasts critics who call his re-election a shamA day after questioned elections, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government on Monday set about painting as a historic democratic victory what many of the world's democracies condemned as a sham.
10:01 a.m. Oct. 28, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Trump allies Ric Grenell and Erik Prince believed to have discussed prisoner swap with Venezuela during 2020 meeting in MexicoVenezuela's government quietly offered last year to release imprisoned Americans in exchange for the U.S. letting go a key financier of President Nicolás Maduro, according to people with knowledge of the proposal and message exchanges seen by the Associated Press.
8:41 a.m. Oct. 13, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Russia and WHO differ on when the Sputnik V vaccine will receive approvalRussia is ready to provide up to 300 million doses of its Sputnik V vaccine to the U.N.-backed COVAX initiative, a top Russian official promoting the shot says, even though the World Health Organization hasn’t yet signed off on it and production issues have fanned customers' concerns worldwide.
5:19 a.m. Oct. 4, 2021 - By Michele Lerner
International Buyers Are Trickling Back to MiamiAs travel restrictions lift, international buyers have begun to return to Miami’s luxury market, adding another layer to already red-hot demand in South Florida
3:54 a.m. Oct. 1, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Venezuela introduces new currency with 6 fewer zerosA new currency with six fewer zeros debuts Friday in Venezuela, whose currency has been made nearly worthless by years of the world's worst inflation.
8:49 a.m. Sept. 30, 2021 - By Ian Talley
U.S. authorities scrutinize Morgan Stanley and Interactive Brokers over links to alleged money-laundering scheme in VenezuelaFBI, SEC and other federal agencies are trying to determine why the U.S. companies managed more than $100 million in securities and other assets for Venezuelan businessman Luis Mariano Rodriguez when the accounts displayed what authorities have identified as red flags for potential money-laundering activities.
3:57 a.m. Sept. 21, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
World leaders return to UN annual meeting and face many escalating crisesIn person and on screen, world leaders return to the United Nations annual meeting for the first time in two years on Tuesday with a formidable agenda of escalating crises to tackle, including the still-raging COVID-19 pandemic and a relentlessly warming planet.
8:28 a.m. Sept. 9, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
All-Star Johan Santana Selling $6M Florida Mansion, but He Isn’t Moving FarThe pitcher responsible for the first (and only) no-hitter in the history of the New York Mets is longing for a hit with the sale of his southwest Florida home.
11:36 a.m. Sept. 3, 2021 - By John Scott Lewinski
Art Destined for Space Has an Earthly ImpactAn all-female artist collective is sending artworks into the stratosphere to advocate for Earth’s biodiversity
3:26 a.m. Aug. 13, 2021 - Barrons.com
Productivity Will Battle Inflation and Send Stocks Higher, Says Ed Yardeni “A lot of things that went wrong in the ’70s were attributed to inflation, but the biggest problem was that productivity collapsed,” Yardeni says.
6:13 p.m. Aug. 11, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Dominion's defamation case against Trump allies can proceed, judge saysA federal judge cleared the way Wednesday for a defamation case by Dominion Voting Systems to proceed against Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani and Mike Lindell, allies of former President Donald Trump who had all falsely accused the company of rigging the 2020 presidential election.
8:33 a.m. Aug. 11, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Venezuela to cut zeros from currency as consumers get priced out by hyperinflationYosmar Sanguino says she struggles to put food on the table for her two daughters and three grandchildren in a low-income neighborhood of Venezuela’s capital.
4:42 p.m. Aug. 10, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Dominion Voting Systems sues Trump allies over election-fraud claimsVote-counting machine maker Dominion Voting Systems filed defamation lawsuits Tuesday against right-wing broadcasters and a prominent Donald Trump ally over their baseless claims that the 2020 election was marred by fraud.
6:28 a.m. Aug. 5, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Iran swears in new hard-line president amid regional tensionThe protégé of Iran's supreme leader, Ebrahim Raisi, was sworn in as the country's new president during a ceremony in parliament on Thursday, an inauguration that completes hard-liners' dominance of all branches of government in the Islamic Republic.
4:46 a.m. Aug. 1, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Italy's Marcell Jacobs: The new fastest man in the world Marcell Jacobs won the men's Olympic 100-meter race Sunday night, crossing the line in 9.8 seconds to bring the marquee sprint gold to Italy for the first time.
6:01 p.m. July 14, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Haiti police chief links Venezuelan businessman to assassination plotHaiti’s police chief on Wednesday accused a Venezuelan businessman who owns a security company in Florida of traveling to Haiti numerous times as part of a plot to assassinate President Jovenel Moïse, who was killed last week.
6:03 p.m. July 13, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Feds charge 4 in Iranian plot to kidnap U.S. activist, 4 othersAn Iranian intelligence officer and three alleged members of an Iranian intelligence network have been charged in Manhattan with plotting to lure a U.S. resident and human rights activist from New York to Iran, authorities said Tuesday.
10:45 a.m. June 29, 2021 - By Andrea Riquier
Maine wants to take over its private electric utilities. Could other states follow?Maine citizens, who pay high rates and report low satisfaction with their existing electric utilities, may get the chance to vote on on a public takeover of the two companies.
2:31 p.m. June 26, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Death toll in Miami apartment building collapse rises to 5, now 156 unaccounted forThe death toll from the building collapse near Miami has risen to five, according to Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava.
4:56 a.m. June 25, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
159 remain unaccounted for as death toll from Florida condominium collapse rises to 4Searchers combing through the twisted, shifting pile of concrete and metal in Surfside, Fla., fear the death toll of at least four could go much higher.
2:40 p.m. June 24, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Judge appears skeptical over effort to dismiss Dominion lawsuit against Giuliani, others A federal judge on Thursday appeared skeptical of arguments to dismiss a defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems over baseless 2020 election claims made by Trump allies Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani and the MyPillow Guy.
1:55 p.m. June 24, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Many feared dead in collapse of 12-story condo near MiamiThe sea-view side of a beachfront condo tower collapsed in the Miami-area town of Surfside early Thursday morning, killing at least one, trapping residents in rubble and twisted metal and sending a cloud of debris throughout the neighborhood.
6:43 a.m. June 12, 2021 - By Howard Gold
Inflation is here to stay and may top 4% this year, says professor with a peerless record of predictionsCampbell Harvey of Duke University says "what we're seeing today is a readjustment of longer-term expectations" as higher housing costs and salaries won't return to pre-pandemic levels.
9:34 a.m. April 20, 2021 - Barrons.com
Wells Fargo Policy Shift Prompts Some Advisors to Jump to Snowden Lane The FAs, driven to move by the wirehouse’s decision to exit international business, have helped boost the independent firm’s assets above $7 billion.
5:54 a.m. April 14, 2021 - By Leslie Albrecht
Coinbase CEO’s charity wants ‘ambassadors’ to help donate crypto to needy people‘It’s really hard to get people to give money to strangers on the internet,' says the head of Brian Armstrong's GiveCrypto charity
8:06 a.m. April 13, 2021 - By Steve Goldstein
Bitcoin sets new record, trading above $63,000 ahead of Coinbase IPOBitcoin rose to a new record on Tuesday, with the cryptocurrency lurching higher in European hours.
6:23 p.m. April 11, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Ecuador appears to elect conservative banker in presidential voteVoters in Ecuador appeared to turn to a conservative businessman in Sunday's presidential runoff election, rebuffing a leftist movement that has held the presidency for over a decade marked by an economic boom and then a yearslong recession, while in neighboring Peru a crowded field of 18 candidates was virtually certain to result in a second round of presidential voting in June.
12:28 p.m. April 11, 2021 - Barrons.com
Bitcoin Is Making a Splash. Is It Safe to Test the Waters? The cryptocurrency is reaching a tipping point that investors can no longer ignore. But plenty of vexing questions remain—including whether its price run-up reflects a bubble.
3:25 a.m. April 7, 2021 - By Chris Matthews
Will China's new digital yuan threaten King Dollar's reign?China is the first major economy to issue a blockchain-enabled, digital version of its currency, the yuan, and this development has some in Washington worried that the U.S. dollar's status as the global reserve currency is under threat.
1:30 a.m. April 5, 2021 - Barrons.com
Bitcoin Is Going Mainstream. What Investors Need to Know. The cryptocurrency is working itself into the mainstream financial world, achieving the scale and critical mass that may make it increasingly difficult to dislodge or restrain.
9:14 a.m. March 31, 2021 - By Alia Akkam
Worldwise: Coconut Cartel Founder Danielle Zighelboim’s Favorite ThingsBreakfast in Guatemala, a rum Old-Fashioned, playing tennis, ‘The Last Dance,’ and more
6:26 a.m. March 26, 2021 - MarketWatch.com
Fox News sued for $1.6 billion by Dominion Voting Systems over election claimsDominion Voting Systems filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News on Friday, arguing the cable news network falsely claimed in an effort to boost faltering ratings that the voting company had rigged the 2020 election.
7:34 a.m. March 24, 2021 - By Greg Robb
Yellen in sharp exchange with Republican senator over IMF plan to expand reservesTreasury Secretary Janet Yellen had a sharp exchange Wednesday during a Senate hearing with Sen. John Kennedy, Republican of Louisiana, over a renewed plan by the International Monetary Fund to issue $650 billion in new reserves, known as Special Drawing Rights, to member states. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Tuesday said she would present the plan to the IMF's executive board in June. The IMF first floated the plan last year as a way to help countries pay for the costs of battling the coronavirus. But it was blocked by the Trump administration and then-Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Republicans in Congress are unhappy the IMF plan has been resuscitated. They note that China, Russia and Venezuela will benefit from the new reserve allocation. Kennedy said the Biden administration was making an end-run around Congress and alleged the IMF plan would cost American taxpayers "$180 billion." Yellen grew frustrated as the exchange went on. She said the U.S. would earn interest on its new SDRs so that the cost of the program would be a "wash." "I don't know where you got a number like that from." Yellen said.
8:00 a.m. March 23, 2021 - Barrons.com
A New Global Plan to Help Struggling Countries Misses the Mark Big countries are lining up behind a misguided plan to give new financial assistance through the International Monetary Fund.
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