‘I curse you all!’ Defendant slashes his throat – then refuses to return to court

In this June 19, 2018 file photo, Aubrey Trail, left, looks on during a hearing in Saline County Court, in Wilbur, Neb. (Photo: Eric Gregory/Lincoln Journal Star via AP File) WILBER, Neb. – A Nebraska murder trial has resumed without the presence of the defendant who slashed his neck in the courtroom. Judge Vicky Johnson noted 52-year-old Aubrey Trail’s absence to […]

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‘If you want the top job you’ve got to turn up for the interview’: Hunt challenges Johnson to more TV debates

Jeremy Hunt has challenged Boris Johnson to get involved in more televised debates – and sooner, saying “if you want the top job you’ve got to turn up for the interview”. The Tory leadership hopeful said it would make a “mockery” of the contest if the two contenders did not appear in a debate before voting begins next month. Some […]

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A Question of Moat: Should You Participate in Slack Technologies' Public Offering?

Slack Technologies, a provider of workplace collaboration software, is slated to go public on June 20 in a high-profile direct public offering of shares. The first — and most important — question any business-focused investor ought to be asking is, Does Slack have an "economic moat," that is, a sustainable competitive advantage? The vast majority of companies don't, and reviewing […]

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When Did You Own Facebook?

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. For the Month Ending April 30, 2019 The Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus IndexSM (“U.S. Moat Index”) finished the month of April ahead of the broad U.S. equity markets as represented by the S&P 500 Index (4.65% vs. 4.05%, respectively). This followed a disappointing March in which the U.S. Moat Index lagged the S&P 500 Index by […]

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‘Don’t say we didn’t warn you!’

It’s Thursday, and the only thing ballsier than an Air Force pilot is what one drew in the sky “unintentionally.” It’s Ashley with my pal Kirk Bado. Let’s get to today’s top news. But first, sound it out: Scripps National Spelling Bee finalists aced some super tough words this week. Betcha can’t spell these 12 championship-level words. China is feeling feisty China’s biggest newspaper warned the U.S. […]

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Will Social Security Let You Down?

Social Security currently pays the average beneficiary $17,532 a year, and while that's not a huge amount of money compared to what 12 months of living expenses could look like, it's certainly a helpful means of supplementing other income sources, like personal savings or part-time work. But the newest Social Security Trustees Report paints a pretty bleak picture of the […]

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How Much Money Should You Really Keep in a Checking Account?

Find out here how much to keep in your checking account so as to avoid an overdraft on your account while earning the highest interest rate on your balances.Image source: Getty Images. Having a checking account is a prerequisite for many modern necessities — utilities, gym memberships, and even other financial accounts like credit cards. But while anyone will tell […]

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