Defense mounts case for Parkland school shooter Cruz

Deputy Public Defender Melisa McNeill makes the opening statement for the defense during the penalty phase of the trial of high school shooter Marjory Stoneman Douglas Nikolas Cruz at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale on Monday, August 22, 2022. Cruz previously pleaded guilty to all 17 counts of premeditated murder and 17 counts … Read more

In the latest Taiwan crisis, the Chinese military was outmatched by US forces. Not now.

Three French-made Mirage 2000 fighter jets taxi on a runway in front of a hangar at Hsinchu Air Base on August 5, 2022. China conducted its largest-ever military drills around Taiwan despite condemnation from the United States, the Japan and the European Union. sam yeh | AFP | Getty Images The last time tensions soar … Read more

In the latest Taiwan crisis, the Chinese military was outmatched by US forces. Not now.

Three French-made Mirage 2000 fighter jets taxi on a runway in front of a hangar at Hsinchu Air Base on August 5, 2022. China conducted its largest-ever military drills around Taiwan despite condemnation from the United States, the Japan and the European Union. sam yeh | AFP | Getty Images The last time tensions soar … Read more

Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan puts TSMC back in the spotlight of the US-China rivalry

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is the world’s largest contract chipmaker. But it was pushed amid US-China geopolitical tensions. logo displayed on the screen. Raphael Henrique | Sopa Pictures | Light flare | Getty Images US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have left Taiwan, but the visit has once again shed light on the island’s … Read more

Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan puts TSMC back in the spotlight of the US-China rivalry

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is the world’s largest contract chipmaker. But it was pushed amid US-China geopolitical tensions. logo displayed on the screen. Raphael Henrique | Sopa Pictures | Light flare | Getty Images US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have left Taiwan, but the visit has once again shed light on the island’s … Read more

FAANGs aren’t what they used to be, so beware of bear market bounce, says this hedge fund manager

It was a rally. The S&P 500 SPX starts the week at a seven-week high, buoyed by hopes for a less hawkish Fed and a sense that earnings pessimism has been overdone. The benchmark stock index is up 12.6% from a recent low reached in mid-June, after posting its best performance in July since 1939, … Read more