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Japan lowers assessment as January industrial output falls 6.6%

Business / Economy Feb 28, 2018

Japan lowers assessment as January industrial output falls 6.6%

The nation's industrial production in January fell by a bigger-than-expected 6.6 percent from the previous month on weakness among carmakers, prompting the government to lower its basic assessment for the first time in over two years, industry ministry data showed Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted index ...

Sumo-rich Osaka ready for stormy Spring Basho

Sumo | INSIDE SUMO Feb 28, 2018

Sumo-rich Osaka ready for stormy Spring Basho

by John Gunning

That stretch in the evenings and the plum blossoms in bloom means just one thing to sumo fans — it's time for the Osaka Basho. With a historical propensity for surprising outcomes, the meet has acquired the nickname 'Areru Haru Basho' or 'Turbulent Spring Tournament.' It's ...

LeBron ends month with triple-double average

Basketball / NBA Feb 28, 2018

LeBron ends month with triple-double average

LeBron James had quite a February, and continues a one-of-a-kind career. He finished the month averaging a triple-double for the first time in his career after having 31 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists on Tuesday night in the Cleveland Cavaliers 129-123 win over the ...