South Korea's current account surplus widened to $7.6 billion in September as exports grew and spending by Korean travellers overseas fell, state data showed on Wednesday. The preliminary figure compared with a revised surplus of $7.2 billion in August, the central Bank of Korea said. The current account -- the broadest measure of foreign trade in goods and services -- has been in the black for 31 months in a row. Exports last month stood at $51 billion, compared to $48.9 billion a month ago and $50.6 a year ago, thanks to increased shipments of memory chips and steel, the BOK said. Imports rose to $43.3 billion, up from $41.6 billion a month ago and $42 billion a year ago. The services account, which includes spending on overseas trips, reported a deficit of $280 million, compared to $730 million in August and $200 million a year ago. The central bank forecasts South Korea -- Asia's fourth-largest economy -- will post a record current account surplus of $84 billion this year.
- Good Housekeeping
'Today' show co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie posted heartwarming Instagrams dedicated to each other amid rumors that the two are feuding.
The TikToker who went viral for skateboarding while drinking cranberry juice and lip-syncing to Fleetwood Mac has parlayed his fame into an acting gig on a popular Hulu show
Nathan Apodaca's TikTok lip sync to Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" garnered millions of views and hundreds of copycats. Now, he's on a TV show.
Trump was so distracted by grievances that he never got round to returning secret documents the FBI found at Mar-a-Lago: NYT
Sources told The Times the procedures for returning documents were ignored during the chaotic final days of Trump's presidency.
- The Wrap
Jolie had leveled accusations of physical and verbal abuse by her ex-husband in 2016
- The Hill
Fox News host Tucker Carlson predicted former President Trump will be indicted following a search at his Florida residence last week carried out by the FBI in connection with an investigation into classified information reportedly taken from the White House. “There’s nothing to see here, that’s the line,” Carlson said on his show Monday, naming…
- The Hill
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“I wish I could be as brave as this raccoon!”
This Dad is Refusing to Pay for His Daughter’s School Supplies & His Reasoning is Surprisingly Justified
Reddit is rallying around a dad who won’t pay for school supplies for good reason. He took to the “AITA” forum to explain that his ex-wife recently took his daughter to buy all the back-to-school necessities. An important note: this ex-wife lives with her boyfriend (with whom she had an affair) and his daughter, who […]
Jameela Jamil plays Titania in the upcoming Disney+ series
- MMA Junkie
Jake Paul hasn't been shy about calling out the UFC roster but admits there's one fighter he wouldn't want to box.
According to a doctor, one change could've saved Princess Diana's life.
- The Hill
Rep. Val Demings (D) leads Sen. Marco Rubio (R) by 4 percentage points in Florida’s Senate race, according to a poll released Tuesday. The poll, released by the University of North Florida’s Public Opinion Research Lab, shows Demings with the support of 48 percent of surveyed registered voters who said they would vote in the…
The pause on student loan repayments is ending soon, what are Biden’s options on student debt?
- Raleigh News and Observer
National Transportation Safety Board issues its initial report on the death of Charles Hew Crooks, who reportedly jumped from a plane before it landed at RDU.
I've been to Las Vegas over 50 times. Here are the 9 big mistakes I see most first-time visitors make.
I often watch tourists miss hotel deals, wear the wrong shoes, and forget to make restaurant reservations during their time on the Strip in Nevada.
Legendary hockey star, Wayne Gretzky, has been served a massive lawsuit. The former Los Angeles Kings player and his wife, Janet Jones Gretzky, are being sued for multi-millions after promoting a weight loss gum. The couple have been promoting a weight loss gum called “Overeating Management Gum” aka ‘OMG.’ Wayne & Janet Jones Gretzky Are […]
Martha Stewart Just Responded to Rumors She’s Dating Pete After They Were Seen Holding Hands Following His Split From Kim
Could Martha be Pete's next girlfriend?
- Yahoo Life
Jennifer Aniston is already missing her sunny beach vacation. The actress shared a few photos in a trip recap to Instagram on Monday.
- USA TODAY
Rescuers resumed a search Tuesday for a man who never resurfaced after jumping from a bridge made popular by the film “Jaws" in Martha's Vineyard.
- Rolling Stone
Blake Masters in Arizona, Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania, and Ron Johnson in Wisconsin are going to have a little less help than they would have hoped this fall