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→  April 30, 2016

Researchers from Toronto analysed perceptions of self-taken photos Subjects were given a psychological test to assess narcissism levels Photos taken by other people, rather than selfies, were ratedas better The authors suggest this may be because people assume the selfie-taker is vain and may ‘disdain’ their self-promotion By Colin Fernandez for the Daily Mail Published: […]

→  April 30, 2016

NEW YORK Coming off a barrage of flimsy company earnings reports that included Apple’s first revenue drop in 13 years, investors will turn to April jobs data for signs of budding resilience or further weakening in the second quarter. U.S. nonfarm payrolls, unemployment and wages data are due Friday May 6, when the economy is […]

→  April 29, 2016

(Recasts to add names) By William Schomberg and Guy Faulconbridge LONDON, April 29 More than 100 executives from Britain’s financial services industry, including hedge fund managers Crispin Odey and Paul Marshall, have signed a letter backing Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, the main Brexit campaign group said on Friday. In a letter released by […]

→  April 29, 2016

LONDON Oil prices are becoming dangerously overheated as speculators anticipate a rebalancing of supply and demand that has barely started, according to many oil analysts. “Even as oil rallies, analysts have barely nudged up their price forecasts as they worry that crude’s recent gains might not be sustainable,” notes the Wall Street Journal (“Analysts just […]