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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Return to pre-deal oil output levels possible, says Russia’s Novak

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A return to the oil production levels that were in place in October 2016, baseline for the current deal to cut output, is one of the options for easing curbs, Russia’s energy minister said on Saturday. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak attends a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF),…
Man wanted for allegedly throwing hot coffee at McDonald’s manager face over price, police say

Man wanted for allegedly throwing hot coffee at McDonald’s manager face over price, police...

Police have asked for the public’s help in finding a man who threw coffee at a McDonald’s manager.  (Lacey Police Department) Police in Washington state are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who they say threw hot coffee at a McDonald’s manager’s face on Friday after he became angry over the price…
American Airlines passenger sparks mid-flight brawl after denied beer, threatening to kill seatmate

American Airlines passenger sparks mid-flight brawl after denied beer, threatening to kill seatmate

One unruly American Airlines passenger caused quite the scene in the high skies when his request for beer was denied by a flight attendant, leading him to push and threaten to kill his seatmate in an altercation that eventually lead to a brawl between the two men mid-flight. On May 23, flight 1293 from Saint…
Rising mortgage rates hit these ETFs

Rising mortgage rates hit these ETFs

Unfortunately for fixed-income ETF investors, the rise of mortgage rates is only part of the troubling picture. The multiyear milestone for mortgages comes as Treasury yields are also inching higher — the 10-year is up more than 0.60 percent year-to-date, now above 3 percent. MBS and Treasurys tend to be highly correlated, and as yields…
China Set to Approve Qualcomm Purchase of NXP Semiconductors

China Set to Approve Qualcomm Purchase of NXP Semiconductors

Chinese authorities are set to approve Qualcomm Inc.’s planned $44 billion acquisition of Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors NV in the next few days, according to people familiar with the matter, in what would be another significant step toward easing frayed U.S.-China trade relations. China’s State Administration for Market Regulation, which has been conducting the antitrust review,…
In Anti-Bias Training, Starbucks Enlists Hip-Hop Artist Common, Chairman Howard Schultz

In Anti-Bias Training, Starbucks Enlists Hip-Hop Artist Common, Chairman Howard Schultz

Starbucks Corp. is hoping that upcoming anti-bias training will help prevent fraught encounters like the one that led to the arrest of two black men at one of its cafes last month. How effective it will be is an open question. Although such training has been used by companies for about two decades, its benefits…

US jury fails to reach verdict in latest J&J talc trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A South Carolina jury on Friday could not agree on a verdict in a case of a woman whose family said her long-term use of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder led to her death from asbestos-related cancer, resulting in a mistrial. A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California,…
Cities scramble to contain the flood of e-scooters

Cities scramble to contain the flood of e-scooters

The motorized scooters arrived with a vengeance—but cities including San Francisco are putting up a fight. The city is forcing all scooters off the road as it implements a new permit program for the vehicles.  Beyond the Bay Area, other large cities such as Washington, D.C., and Austin saw flocks of e-scooters — electronic, GPS-tracked…
No Verdict Reached in J&J Baby Powder Case

No Verdict Reached in J&J Baby Powder Case

A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial in a case against Johnson & Johnson alleging that exposure to asbestos in its Johnson’s Baby Powder caused a woman’s fatal cancer. Jurors in Darlington County state court were unable to reach a unanimous decision on Friday in the case brought by the husband of Bertila Boyd-Bostic, according…
GDPR privacy law is inspiring some epic Twitter memes

GDPR privacy law is inspiring some epic Twitter memes

That flood of emails can be daunting. @associatesmind The European Union's General Protection Privacy Regulation, which raises the standards and stakes of personal data privacy, centers on a pretty serious topic. But that hasn't stopped the internet from finding a way to poke fun at the mouthful that's been flooding your inbox with alerts. The GDPR applies…

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