US president Donald Trump has repeatedly harangued Fed chairman Jerome Powell for not doing enough to help his administration’s efforts to boost economic growth. File photograph:  Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

The US Federal Reserve cut interest rates on Wednesday for the first time since 2008, citing concerns about the global economy and muted US inflation,(...)

Competitors prepare to play Mario Kart during a Saturday Night Speedway tournament at the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Photograph: Joe Buglewicz/New York Times

The rise of esports – electronic sports – is no surprise to anyone who has followed the video game industry. They are expected to bring in more than €(...)

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The US economy faces “notable” risks and the central bank can take a wait-and-see approach to monetary policy, Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank Presi(...)

A conversation with Kerry Browne becomes a community event. Photograph: Bruce N Meyer

Sitting down for a cup of tea and uninterrupted conversation with Kerry Browne, owner of Browne’s Irish Marketplace in Kansas City, is a near impossib(...)

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft  has been charged with two counts of soliciting sex from a prostitute in early 2019. He was said to have visited a spa called Orchids of Asia in Jupiter, Florida. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

Three weeks and a day after he watched his team win its sixth Super Bowl championship, Robert Kraft was formally charged with two counts of soliciting(...)

Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA) uses vehicle-to-infrastructure communication technology to allow the car to ‘talk’ to the traffic lights near it, and get data from them as to how long it will be before they switch from green to red or vice-versa

Audi claims that its new ‘GLOSA’ technology is designed to predict when the traffic lights ahead of you will turn green, and how fast you should drive(...)

Graffiti depicts the stalled construction site of Anglo Irish Bank’s proposed headquarters in Dublin following the bank’s collapse.  Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Ten years on from the bank crash, we still have something to learn from similar experiences elsewhere, and what has facilitated other banking systems (...)

This image courtesy of Medical News Network, shows an X-Ray of Xavier Cunningham (10) after a meat skewer impaled his skull on September 8th, 2018, but missed his brain, in what medics called a “one in a million” accident. Photograph: Medical News Network/AFP/Getty

A 10-year-old Missouri boy is recovering after he was attacked by insects and tumbled from a tree, landing on a meat skewer that penetrated his skull (...)

 Southern Stone County Fire Protection District crews working at the scene where a tourist boat capsized and sank near Branson, Missouri.  Photograph: Southern Stone County Fire Protection District /AFP/Getty Images

Divers have found four more bodies in a Missouri lake where a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, bringing the death toll (...)

Harley-Davidson announced on Monday that it is to move some production out of the US to avoid new EU tariffs on its product. Photograph: Reuters/Fabian Bimmer

US president Donald Trump hit out at Harley-Davidson on Tuesday, warning that the motorcycle company could be taxed “like never before” as a result of(...)

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