Daily Archive: February 2, 2018

Feb
02

Watch out: interest rates will rise at the end of February

If you’re planning to remortgage, do it now – a little-known change could push up rates

There’s going to be an interest rate rise on 28 February. In just a few weeks you are going to see about 0.25% added to mortgage and savings rates. But you won’t see a press release from the Bank of England that the base rate has gone up. Instead, for the first time in years, banks are going to be scrambling to offer savers better rates – and the losers will be anyone taking out a new mortgage.

So what’s happening? On 28 February an extraordinary financial measure, put in place in the days after the Brexit vote, will end.

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Feb
02

LA school shooting an accident, say police

LA school shooting an accident, say policeA middle school shooting that left two students injured in Los Angeles was the result of a semi-automatic handgun going off by accident in a 12-year-old girl’s bag, police said Friday. A 15-year-old boy sustained a head wound, described as a “graze,” while a girl of the same age was hit in the wrist in the incident at Salvador Castro Middle School in central Los Angeles on Thursday. Both are expected to fully recover, and Los Angeles police said they did not believe the shooting was intentional.


Feb
02

China Has Its Very Own 'Javelin' Tank-Killer Missiles

China Has Its Very Own 'Javelin' Tank-Killer MissilesThis also increases the maximum range by one kilometer, giving it an effective range of five kilometers. The HJ-9A improves the HJ-9 further, adding a millimeter wave (MMW) seeker to the missile, effectively making it fire and forget. Internal sources state that the HJ-9B’s seeker will be up to the PLA’s decision, whether to retain the MMW seeker or to return to laser guidance.


Feb
02

Pennsylvania GOP Wants Gerrymander Order Tossed Over Democratic Justice’s Words

Pennsylvania GOP Wants Gerrymander Order Tossed Over Democratic Justice’s WordsPennsylvania Republicans moved Friday to vacate the state Supreme Court’s decision striking down the state’s congressional map on the grounds that one Democratic justice should have been disqualified from voting in the case.


Feb
02

What David Brooks Doesn’t Understand About Abortions After The Second Trimester

What David Brooks Doesn’t Understand About Abortions After The Second TrimesterAs much as New York Times columnist David Brooks likes to distance himself from President Donald Trump’s brand of republicanism, there is at least one thing the two men have in common: They both have a horribly inaccurate picture of why women get abortions after 20 weeks, what the procedure entails and the toll abortion restrictions take on women.


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