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24 November 1972: the mysterious “DB Cooper” hijacking
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24 November 1972: the mysterious “DB Cooper” hijacking

Today in 1972, a man calling himself Dan Cooper parachuted from a hijacked Northwest Airlines Boeing 727 with $200,000 in cash. He has never been foun…
24 Nov 2020
24 November 1859: Charles Darwin publishes “On the Origin of Species”
Charles Darwin
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24 November 1859: Charles Darwin publishes “On the Origin of Species”

On this day in 1859, Charles Darwin published “On the Origin of Species”, the book considered by many to be the cornerstone of evolutionary biology.
24 Nov 2020
What to buy as the pandemic’s pent-up demand is finally released
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UK Economy

What to buy as the pandemic’s pent-up demand is finally released

As economies reopen, says Merryn Somerset Webb, people are going to start spending again. And when they do, here’s what you want to be holding.
23 Nov 2020
Will the post-Covid recovery set us up for the Roaring 2020s?
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Will the post-Covid recovery set us up for the Roaring 2020s?

As we head into 2021 with at least two Covid vaccines showing extremely promising results, and more to come, we could be about to enter a period of un…
23 Nov 2020
Three stocks to grow profits from the legal cannabis sector
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Three stocks to grow profits from the legal cannabis sector

With five more US states legalising cannabis, professional investor Greg Taylor of the Medical Cannabis and Wellness UCITS ETF picks three stocks that…
23 Nov 2020
Looking for income? Buy these three solid property funds
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Looking for income? Buy these three solid property funds

Apparent high-yielding bargains often turn out to be value traps. But these three property funds look like solid buys for income investors.
23 Nov 2020
23 November 2006: Alexander Litvinenko dies in hospital
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23 November 2006: Alexander Litvinenko dies in hospital

Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko died in hospital on this day in 2006, after being poisoned with the radioactive isotope polonium-210.
23 Nov 2020

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Asia's RCEP: free trade without the red tape
Global Economy

Asia's RCEP: free trade without the red tape

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), Asia's new trading block, shows that it is possible to create large single markets without making …
22 Nov 2020
Great frauds in history: John MacGregor’s dodgy loans
Investment strategy

Great frauds in history: John MacGregor’s dodgy loans

When the Royal British Bank fell on hard times, founder John MacGregor started falsifying the accounts and paying dividends out of capital. The bank f…
22 Nov 2020
The charts that matter: a bigger, better vaccine and a promotion for Tesla
Global Economy

The charts that matter: a bigger, better vaccine and a promotion for Tesla

John Stepek looks at how the week’s events have affected the charts that matter the most to the global economy.
21 Nov 2020
Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci : the boffins behind the Covid-19 vaccine
People

Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci : the boffins behind the Covid-19 vaccine

Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci are an unassuming Turkish-German couple who had already made their fortune as biotech entrepreneurs when a strange new vi…
21 Nov 2020
US states declare a ceasefire in the war on drugs
Global Economy

US states declare a ceasefire in the war on drugs

With US states decriminalising the use even of hard drugs, and legalising the recreational use of cannabis, this could be the beginning of the end for…
21 Nov 2020
21 November 1969: The first permanent Arpanet link
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21 November 1969: The first permanent Arpanet link

A milestone in the formation of the internet, the first permanent Arpanet link was established on this day in 1969.
21 Nov 2020
Quiz of the week 14-20 November
Economy

Quiz of the week 14-20 November

Boris Johnson announced a range of green measures this week, including phasing out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars. But by when? And what else …
20 Nov 2020
Could the spat between the Fed and Trump’s Treasury derail markets?
US Economy

Could the spat between the Fed and Trump’s Treasury derail markets?

America’s central bank seems to have fallen out with the US Treasury department. John Stepek explains what’s going on, and how it could affect the ma…
20 Nov 2020
For the best savings rates you can find now, forget the high street banks
Savings

For the best savings rates you can find now, forget the high street banks

If you're looking for any sort of return from a savings account, forget the high-street, says Ruth Jackson-Kirby. Here's where you'll get the best rat…
20 Nov 2020
Will JD Sports rescue Debenhams?
UK stockmarkets

Will JD Sports rescue Debenhams?

JD Sports has emerged as a “serious contender” to rescue Debenhams, a move that would escalate its rivalry with Mike Ashley, owner of Sports Direct an…
20 Nov 2020
Investors‘ “smart money” heads for emerging markets
Emerging markets

Investors‘ “smart money” heads for emerging markets

With Asia having dodged the worst of the pandemic and stockmarkets and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership promising a bright future, Wes…
20 Nov 2020
Stanley Druckenmiller: watch out for the Covid stock rotation
Investment strategy

Stanley Druckenmiller: watch out for the Covid stock rotation

A lot of money has “rotated” into stocks that benefit from working at home. As we return to normal, it will flow back out, says Stanley Druckenmiller,…
20 Nov 2020
Pension dashboard remains on the drawing board
Pensions

Pension dashboard remains on the drawing board

Online pension dashboards, first unveiled by the government in 2016, are unlikely to be available until 2023, the Department for Work and Pensions has…
20 Nov 2020
A monetary train-wreck in Turkey
Currencies

A monetary train-wreck in Turkey

The Turkish lira has lost more than 60% of its value against the dollar over the past five years, and it's all down to poor monetary policy.
20 Nov 2020
Share tips of the week
Share tips

Share tips of the week

MoneyWeek’s comprehensive guide to the best of this week’s share tips from the rest of the UK's financial pages.
20 Nov 2020