• 16 sayings only people from the Midwest will understand

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    The American Midwest is known for its cornfields, cheese, and friendly folks. But if you're visiting the Midwest, you may hear some phrases you're unfamiliar with.
    Here are 16 quintessential Midwestern sayings, from someone who grew up in the Midwest. "Bubbler" is a word for what others call a "water fountain."
    What is known as a "water fountain" or "drinking fountain" most everywhere else in the US, in some parts of the Midwest, it's known as a "bubbler." So how did it get its name?
    Similar to how many people know tissues as Kleenex and inline skates as Roller Blades, "bubbler" came about...
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  • Britain's May says Irish backstop cannot derail Brexit

    Britain's May says Irish backstop cannot derail Brexit

    1 month ago - By Reuters

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing growing pressure to rethink her plan for leaving the EU after Brexit talks reached a stand-off at the weekend over the so-called Irish backstop. As Laura Frykberg reports, the crisis has kept sterling near one week lows ahead of a crucial summit in Brussels on Wednesday
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  • AstraZeneca will keep UK investment freeze if no Brexit clarity

    1 month ago - By Reuters

    AstraZeneca will keep its freeze on manufacturing investments in Britain if the country's exit from the European Union fails to give enough clarity on future trading relations, the drugmaker's chairman was quoted as saying on Monday.
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  • Theresa May refuses to say when Britain will leave 'permanent limbo' with the EU after Brexit

    Theresa May refuses to say when Britain will leave 'permanent limbo' with the EU after Brexit

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Theresa May refuses to say when the "Brexit backstop" would come to an end.
    Leading Conservative Brexiteers pile pressure on May to put an end date on the backstop, meaning Britain could be kep indefinitely within EU customs and trade rules after Brexit.
    However, May insists she will secure a break-clause from the EU if they fail to agree new arrangements after Brexit.
    May is just days away from a crucial summit with EU leaders in which both sides hope for a divorce deal.
    LONDON - Theresa May dodged repeated questions from Conservative MPs on Monday over when Britain will be taken out of...
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