Ecuador picks conservative for president; Peru eyes runoff

Ecuador picks conservative for president; Peru eyes runoff

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A conservative businessman seemed headed to Ecuador’s presidency, with voters rejecting the leftist movement started by former President Rafael Correa more than a decade ago. And in neighboring Peru, it remained unclear which of 18 presidential hopefuls would fill the two spots in a June runoff election. The South American nations … Read more

Victory never in doubt for Julius Randle, RJ Barrett in tight battle vs. Raptors

Victory never in doubt for Julius Randle, RJ Barrett in tight battle vs. Raptors

MMA Weekly UFC Vegas 23 results: Marvin Vettori routs Kevin Holland, calls for Israel Adesanya Streaking middleweight Marvin Vettori topped the UFC Vegas 23 results on Saturday with a rout of Kevin Holland. Following the dominant victory, Vettori called for a rematch with UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. UFC Vegas 23 results: Marvin Vettori dominates … Read more

Asia Stocks Dip With U.S. Futures; Dollar Edges Up: Markets Wrap

Asia Stocks Dip With U.S. Futures; Dollar Edges Up: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — Asian stocks slipped Monday as investors weighed an uneven global recovery from the pandemic against the latest upbeat economic assessment from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. The dollar ticked up. Shares in China and Hong Kong underperformed, even as Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. rallied after the imposition of a record antitrust fine removed … Read more

Morris scores season-high 33 as Clippers win 5th straight

Morris scores season-high 33 as Clippers win 5th straight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marcus Morris Sr. scored a season-high 33 points, Paul George added 32 and the Los Angeles Clippers capped a nine-game homestand with a 131-124 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. George has three straight 30-point games despite dealing with a nagging toe injury. He had six points during the … Read more

Why this cannabis giant is betting on Europe to build a war chest ahead of the U.S. legalization bonanza

Why this cannabis giant is betting on Europe to build a war chest ahead of the U.S. legalization bonanza

Cannabis deals in Europe will help pot giant Aphria build up a war chest ahead of an expected frenzy of mergers and acquisitions in the U.S., the company’s chair and chief executive told MarketWatch ahead of the group’s earnings on Monday. High-margin medical cannabis agreements in Europe represent critical waypoints on Aphria’s APHA, +0.06% APHA, … Read more

Biden Republicans? Some in GOP open to president’s agenda

Biden Republicans? Some in GOP open to president's agenda

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jay Copan doesn’t hide his disregard for the modern Republican Party. A solid Republican voter for the past four decades, the 69-year-old quickly regretted casting his 2016 ballot for Donald Trump. When Trump was up for reelection last year, Copan appeared on roadside billboards across North Carolina, urging other Republicans to … Read more

Adebayo has 22 points, Heat down Blazers 107-98

Adebayo has 22 points, Heat down Blazers 107-98

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Bam Adebayo scored 22 points and Jimmy Butler added 20 to lead the Miami Heat to a 107—98 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night. The Heat, who have won six of their last seven games, led by as many as 20 points early in the fourth quarter. CJ … Read more

Wake Up And Smell the Coffee With Luckin

Wake Up And Smell the Coffee With Luckin

Disgraced Chinese coffeeshop chain Luckin Coffee (OTCMKTS:LKNCY) has been on a negative streak of late after filing for a Chapter 15 bankruptcy protection. The downside seems priced in, though, as LKNCY stock fell more than 80% from its high of $43 in January 2020. close up luckin coffee’s logo coffee brand in Shanghai, June 2019. … Read more