‘A’ shares get MSCI nod in landmark moment for China’s markets

NEW YORK/HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s stocks took a major step toward global acceptance on Wednesday, finally winning a long campaign for inclusion in a leading emerging markets benchmark, in what was seen as a milestone for global investing. U.S. index provider MSCI said on Wednesday Hong Kong time it would add a selection of China’s so-called “A” shares to its Emerging Markets Index after having rejected them for three years running.

Senate Republicans to end secrecy and show their healthcare hand on Thursday, and will vote next week

Senate Democrats are complaining they haven’t been briefed on GOP plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with the American Health Care Act.The House passed the overhaul measure earlier this year but the Senate has not yet taken the bill to the floor or through the legislative process.For…

Markelle Fultz, about to become the NBA’s newest star, is really old school, and an old soul

One morning in Seattle, then-Washington men’s basketball coach Lorenzo Romar was touring a group of recruits around campus. He brought them to Markelle Fultz’s apartment and heard the smooth sound of Sam Cooke’s voice, singing a song released 34 years before Fultz was even born.

I was born by the…