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General Motors is killing off the Holden brand and pulling out of Australia

General Motors is killing off the Holden brand and pulling out of Australia

General Motors is killing off the iconic Holden brand and pulling out of Australia and New Zealand, the latest in a series of moves to shrink the US carmaker’s global presence as it ramps up investments in electric and autonomous vehicles. The company announced Sunday that it would retire the Holden brand, which has existed…MORE

How Bernie Sanders became the Democratic primary’s early front-runner

How Bernie Sanders became the Democratic primary’s early front-runner

Bernie Sanders was stuck in the hospital. His second presidential run was stuck in the mud. The Sanders campaign, which had been bustling along but stagnant in the polls for nearly eight months, put itself in a holding pattern. Internally, the directive to staff from campaign leadership was simple: Keep your heads down and continue…MORE

How Thomas Partey risked everything to follow European football dream

How Thomas Partey risked everything to follow European football dream

It’s a story of flight and resilience to become a professional footballer in one of European football’s top leagues. Of having to work three times as hard as other players because you’re “African.” And having succeeded in fulfilling that ambition not forgetting about those who have made that journey from Africa in search of a…MORE

World braces for what another four years of Trump could look like

World braces for what another four years of Trump could look like

What will a second Donald Trump presidential term look like — if it happens? That was the thought in many delegates’ minds as they gathered over the weekend in the southern German city of Munich for a security conference. The official theme at the conference was “Westlessness,” an intentional gripe at the impact of Trump’s…MORE

Japan’s economy is shrinking and a recession looks ‘all but inevitable’

Japan’s economy is shrinking and a recession looks ‘all but inevitable’

Japan’s economy is flirting with recession, and the novel coronavirus could push it over the edge. The world’s third-largest economy shrank 1.6% in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to a government estimate released Monday. The decline from the third quarter is the biggest contraction since 2014. The drop was even more severe — a…MORE

Struggling to quit sugar? You might not be sleeping enough

Struggling to quit sugar? You might not be sleeping enough

If you find yourself eating too much added sugar and unhealthy fats, it might be because you’re not getting enough sleep, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers from Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center examined the associations between measures of sleep quality and the dietary patterns of…MORE