12 December 2019


Boy genius, 9, on cusp of becoming world's youngest graduate quits university (1)
Save Save Laurent Simons. Credit: Reuters Follow Follow the author of this article Follow the topics within this article A boy genius has dropped out of university weeks before the final exams that would have made him the world's youngest graduate at the age of just nine. Laurent Simons, who is half Belgian and half Dutch, was pulled out of his electrical engineering degree by his parents after relations between them and the Eindhoven University of Technology broke down.
Nine-year-old Belgian prodigy drops out of university (2)
A nine-year-old Belgian boy who was due to graduate in electrical engineering has dropped out of his Dutch university due to a dispute over the end date of his degree, his father said Tuesday. Young prodigy Laurent Simons hit the headlines worldwide when it emerged he was on course to receive his degree from the Eindhoven University of Technology in December and become one of the world's youngest graduates.
Powell says changes to Fed's inflation-fighting framework will be meaningful (1)
By Greg Robb facebook icon Twitter icon Linkedin icon Flipboard icon Email icon Comment icon Text Resize Print icon Fed chairman resists call to raise inflation target to 4% By GregRobb Senior economics reporter Getty Images Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at his press conference Wednesday. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday defended the central bank's review of long-term policy strategy and said the results would be "meaningful."
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