Wall Street shares rallied on Wednesday as investors took positives from the prospect of gridlock in Washington after the US election. New York's Dow Jones closed 1.3% up while the S&P 500 climbed 2.2% and the Nasdaq was ahead by 3.8%. Big tech firms such as Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet - owner of Google - were among the major winners after the prospects of a Democrat "blue wave" taking both the White House and the Senate receded. Live updates as US election results unfold Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player The economic arguments as the US votes Investors were betting that meant a lower likelihood of tax increases or tighter regulations that could prove costly to some of America's biggest companies. Advertisement That was enough to rally Wall Street despite the fact that, on the other hand, a divided Washington would make it harder for legislators to agree on a fresh tranche of stimulus that many … [Read more...] about US election 2020: Wall Street shares rally as ‘blue wave’ prospects fade
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NUMB with grief, Voletta Wallace looked out at the crowds lining the streets of Brooklyn to pay their respects to her son, Christopher - but didn’t shed a tear. The single mother had just buried her only child - known to the world as the Notorious B.I.G - after his tragic death at the age of 24. But, as she reveals in the new Netflix documentary Biggie: I Have A Story To Tell, it was not until she heard his album, prophetically named Life After Death, that she was able to cry. “Coming from that funeral I felt I was in a dream,” she says. “I wasn’t crying. That day it was just too heavy. I never shed a tear. I didn’t have any. “I saw the crowd. And thought ‘Oh my God, this kid was well loved. That’s when I saw the love.’ “It only really hit me when I listened [to his album]. I only listened to his album once, I didn’t want to listen twice. Then the tears came.” With exclusive access to family and childhood friends, the documentary looks at the life of B.I.G, … [Read more...] about Biggie Smalls’ mother reveals why she didn’t cry at his funeral as Netflix doc charts his rise from drug dealing teen
EMMA Watson's high-profile acting work has included a lengthy spell as Hermione in the Harry Potter films, and a thief in The Bling Ring. The talented Brit has enjoyed a phenomenal career in the UK and the US, where she starred as Belle in Disney’s billion-dollar global hit Beauty and the Beast. Here's what we know about the retirement rumours . Has Emma Watson retired? Emma Watson , 30, "is not taking on new commitments", according to her publicist. Watson has gone 'dormant', her agent reportedly told the Mail on Sunday . This has prompted several stories online suggesting that the Harry Potter star has quit acting. But there hasn't been any formal announcement from Watson over the interpretation of the agent's comment. And it's not the first time that retirement rumours have flared - particularly as she isn't as entrenched in her career as some of her fellow stars. Back in 2013, Watson told Marie Claire that upon finishing the final Harry Potter film , … [Read more...] about Has Emma Watson quit acting?