What’s happening in Sri Lanka? All questions answered

The surprise sacking of a prime minister; the return of a controversial leader; mass protests; a deadly shooting and warnings of a “bloodbath” – in just a few days, Sri Lanka has plunged into a bitter power struggle that risks undermining stability in the South Asian nation. Here’s how the political crisis has unfolded and…

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In a market bloodbath, questions about behemoths

Amid the worst stock market plunge since the financial crash, stark new questions are arising about the concentration of global profit and wealth in a few “superstar” firms, and the economic power that they wield. Among concerns about Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and others is the historic scale of wealth at the apex of some…

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Alleged Kickback Scheme at NYSE Revives Old Questions

An alleged kickback scheme at the New York Stock Exchange has revived old questions about whether the Big Board’s floor traders are lining their pockets at the expense of investors. The NYSE’s regulatory arm has accused Kevin Lodewick, a floor broker, of accepting about $2,000 worth of payments over the course of 11 months from…

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Europe Welcomes Trade Steps With U.S. but Many Questions Remain

BRUSSELS—European officials on Thursday hailed a deal with the U.S. to avert a trade war despite a lack of details that could derail the vague accord and upend efforts to resolve outstanding issues. President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday said EU members would buy U.S. liquefied natural gas and soybeans…

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Facebook’s Apology Tour Just Raises More Questions

A pattern has emerged in Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg’s response to various legislative bodies’ interest in his company. The more informed and pointed questions legislators want to ask, the less time Zuckerberg is willing to spend answering them. That should mean it’s probably time to stop asking and start acting in specific areas that have…

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Trump and Giuliani Comments About Stormy Daniels Heighten Questions About Campaign Violations

New comments by President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani about a payment to a former porn actress who says she had an affair with Mr. Trump place the president at the center of questions about possible campaign-finance violations, two former Federal Election Commission leaders said. Election law attorneys say the comments don’t alter…

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