Digital payments, chips: Where tech stock investors can find big opportunities after US-China trade war truce

Adam Shell Special to USA TODAY Published 6:01 AM EST Feb 24, 2020 Since Donald Trump’s election victory in 2016, the two biggest storylines in the investment World have been tech stock supremacy on Wall Street and the U.S. trade war with China. The tech-tariff saga isn’t fading from the headlines anytime soon, creating opportunities…

Two 13-year-old boys charged with murder in California library fire

Sheyanne N Romero Visalia Times-Delta Published 5:48 AM EST Feb 24, 2020 VISALIA, Calif. — Charges have been filed against two 13-year-old boys linked to a California library fire that killed two local firefighters.  On Friday afternoon, Tulare County prosecutors filed two counts of murder with special circumstances of multiple murders and arson-related charges.  In…

Get free pancakes Tuesday for IHOP National Pancake Day and enter ‘Pancakes for Life’ contest

Kelly Tyko USA TODAY Published 5:00 AM EST Feb 24, 2020 IHOP is making its National Pancake Day giveaway sweeter. In addition to giving away free short stacks of buttermilk pancakes at participating locations nationwide Tuesday, the chain will serve up 250,000 instant win prizes with a “Pancakes for Life” sweepstakes. The 15th annual free pancake…

Irish technology Irish entrepreneur gets £20m backing for fresh dog food start-up

Butternut Box, a London-based fresh dog food business co-founded by Irish man Kevin Glynn, has secured further investment from backers less than a year after raising £15 million (€17.8 million). Although no financial details of the latest investment have been disclosed, industry sources estimate it to be worth about £20 million. This would bring total…

Country music sexism: Women fight for equality on the airwaves, and country radio shrugs

opinion Ken Paulson Opinion columnist Published 5:00 AM EST Feb 24, 2020 When a radio station staffer at 98 KCQ in Saginaw, Michigan, recently tweeted that it wasn’t allowed to play songs by women back to back, KCQ tried to dismiss it as a joke. It wasn’t a joke. It was a symptom. Songs recorded by women constitute just…

Child sexual abuse survivors deal with bankruptcy, old evidence after laws extend statute of limitations

Kevin McCoy USA TODAY Published 4:00 AM EST Feb 24, 2020 Raul Diaz envied the kids from his New York City neighborhood who’d joined the Boy Scouts of America during the 1960s. Hoping to go on camping trips, too, he convinced his mother to let him sign up. The decision led to a half-century-long saga — not…

Speaking for Trump: How the president enlists his family to connect with different 2020 voters

John Fritze USA TODAY Published 4:00 AM EST Feb 24, 2020 WASHINGTON – On the day President Donald Trump was acquitted of “high crimes and misdemeanors” in the Senate impeachment trial, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted more than 80 times, taunting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and calling on the party to expel Utah Sen. Mitt Romney, the…

Election 2020: How the Democratic candidates could shape college costs, family finances

Charisse Jones USA TODAY Published 3:44 AM EST Feb 24, 2020 This story is the second in a series that looks at how the presidential candidates could shape your family’s finances. Many Americans see college as a necessity if they want a career that allows them to buy a home, support a family and acquire other trappings…