European Central Bank could act before Fed to add stimulus

European Central Bank could act before Fed to add stimulusThe European Central Bank could take action including a possible rate cut at its policy meeting on Thursday, as central banks around the globe rev up stimulus to support the world economy through a period of heightened uncertainty from trade wars and Brexit. The ECB, which sets interest rates for the 19 European Union member countries that use the euro, is expected by many analysts to at least tweak its promise to keep interest rates at rock-bottom levels into next year.



Occidental Petroleum opposes Icahn's slate of board nominees

Occidental Petroleum opposes Icahn's slate of board nomineesOccidental Petroleum Corp on Monday criticized activist investor Carl Icahn's efforts to oust and replace four of its directors, saying his slate of nominees were inadequate for the post. Icahn, who owns 4.4% stake in the Houston-based oil and gas producer, launched a proxy fight last week, arguing that the company overpaid for Anadarko Petroleum and failed to give shareholders a say in the proposed $38 billion deal. The proxy fight is unlikely to stop the Anadarko deal, but would influence the pace and direction of billions of dollars of asset sales that will result after the acquisition closes.



Camila Cabello talks overcoming anxiety: 'You choose who you're going to be -- force yourself to do what you're afraid of'

Camila Cabello talks overcoming anxiety: 'You choose who you're going to be -- force yourself to do what you're afraid of'Camila Cabello is opening up about her struggles with anxiety. The "Havana" singer, 22, said in a recent Instagram post that she was an "incredibly nervous and socially anxious" child. Cabello said that in order to overcome this anxiety, she's had to push herself mentally.



Cops search for two missing teens after tourist deaths in northern Canada

Cops search for two missing teens after tourist deaths in northern CanadaThe Canadian federal police said on Sunday they are searching for two missing teenagers in northern Canada, days after an Australian and an American were found dead on a remote highway, in what authorities are treating as a double homicide. Lucas Fowler, 23, from Sydney, Australia, and his girlfriend, Chynna Deese, 24, from Charlotte, North Carolina, were wrapping up a two-week-long road trip through Canada when their bodies were found on Highway 97, 20 km (12 miles) south of Liard Hot Springs, a popular tourist destination, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said. The RCMP believe their murder occurred between 4 p.m. PDT (2300 GMT) on July 14 and 7 a.m. (1400 GMT) on July 15.



UPDATE 1-U.S. records 25 new measles cases as outbreak spread to Ohio, Alaska

UPDATE 1-U.S. records 25 new measles cases as outbreak spread to Ohio, AlaskaThe United States recorded 25 new measles cases last week, bringing the total number of cases in the year to 1,148 as the country recorded its worst outbreak of the disease since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday. The 2.2% weekly increase in the number of cases of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease also included Ohio and Alaska, bringing the total to 30 states as of July 18, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Federal health officials attribute this year's outbreak to U.S. parents who refuse to vaccinate their children, with many believing, contrary to scientific evidence, that ingredients in the measles vaccine can cause autism.





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