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Hackers Target Random Business Printers To Spread Anti-Work Messages

Hackers are targeting business printers in ongoing campaigns to spread strange anti-work messages. It currently…

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 13:06:44 +0000

Mozilla Patched “BigSig” Vulnerability That Affects The NSS Cryptographic Library

A security researcher from Google Project Zero discovered a critical and easily exploitable “BigSig” vulnerability…

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Date of publish: Sun, 05 Dec 2021 10:23:32 +0000

Types of Encoders

Introduction Computer peripherals are a wide array of devices that allow computers to interact with…

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Date of publish: Sun, 05 Dec 2021 10:04:46 +0000

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Instagram Parental Controls Are Set Arrive in March

Adam Mosseri, the head of the company, is expected to face questions from lawmakers this week about whether social media harms children.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:54:24 +0000

Microsoft Seizes 42 Websites From a Chinese Hacking Group

The group was likely using the websites to install malware that helped it gather data from government agencies and other groups, the company said.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 00:13:59 +0000

Inside Tesla: How Elon Musk Pushed His Vision for Autopilot

The automaker may have undermined safety in designing its Autopilot driver-assistance system to fit its chief executive’s vision, former employees say.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 12:14:17 +0000

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AWS outage impacts Ring, Netflix, and Amazon deliveries

Amazon AWS in the US-EAST-1 Region is suffering an outage that affected numerous online services, including Ring, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video, and Roku. [...]

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:28:55 -0500

Alleged ransomware affiliate arrested for healthcare attacks

A 31-year old Canadian national has been charged in connection to ransomware attacks against organizations in the United States and Canada, a federal indictment unsealed today shows. [...]

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:37:57 -0500

US universities targeted by Office 365 phishing attacks

US universities are being targeted in multiple phishing attacks designed to impersonate college login portals to steal valuable Office 365 credentials. [...]

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:23:12 -0500

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NASA Returns Hubble to Full Science Operations

Article URL: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2021/nasa-returns-hubble-to-full-science-operations/

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29478343

Points: 69

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:18:18 +0000

Latest Hacking News

Hackers Target Random Business Printers To Spread Anti-Work Messages

Hackers are targeting business printers in ongoing campaigns to spread strange anti-work messages. It currently…

Hackers Target Random Business Printers To Spread Anti-Work Messages on Latest Hacking News.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 13:06:44 +0000

Mozilla Patched “BigSig” Vulnerability That Affects The NSS Cryptographic Library

A security researcher from Google Project Zero discovered a critical and easily exploitable “BigSig” vulnerability…

Mozilla Patched “BigSig” Vulnerability That Affects The NSS Cryptographic Library on Latest Hacking News.

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Date of publish: Sun, 05 Dec 2021 10:23:32 +0000

Types of Encoders

Introduction Computer peripherals are a wide array of devices that allow computers to interact with…

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Date of publish: Sun, 05 Dec 2021 10:04:46 +0000

AWS, CrowdStrike, Presidio Join Hands To Develop Ransomware Mitigation Kit

Given the increasing incidents of ransomware attacks, multiple tech giants have joined hands to develop…

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Date of publish: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 13:31:16 +0000

Twitter Expands Its Information Policy To Avoid Media Sharing Without a Users Consent

Twitter already controls sharing of explicit or sensitive details, including personally identifiable or private information.…

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Date of publish: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 19:14:27 +0000

Printing Shellz Vulnerabilities Affected 150+ HP Printers

Serious security vulnerabilities affecting numerous HP printer models have been discovered which could wreak havoc…

Printing Shellz Vulnerabilities Affected 150+ HP Printers on Latest Hacking News.

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Date of publish: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 14:58:32 +0000

Android Banking Trojans Garnered 300K Downloads By Faking Apps

Android banking trojans have once again flooded the Google Play Store to target users by…

Android Banking Trojans Garnered 300K Downloads By Faking Apps on Latest Hacking News.

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Date of publish: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 10:39:18 +0000

5 Online Security Tips to Prevent Hacking

The internet has changed the way we handle and store our personal data. Gone are…

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Date of publish: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 15:15:24 +0000

Latest SpyAgent Malware Campaign Abuses Legit RATs To Target Devices

Researchers have discovered a new cryptocurrency-related malware campaign in the wild. Identified as “SpyAgent, this…

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Date of publish: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 11:46:47 +0000

Multiple Vulnerabilities Spotted In Zoom Video Conferencing App

Researchers from Google Project Zero have discovered numerous vulnerabilities in the Zoom app that could…

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Date of publish: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 17:46:37 +0000

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Instagram Parental Controls Are Set Arrive in March

Adam Mosseri, the head of the company, is expected to face questions from lawmakers this week about whether social media harms children.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:54:24 +0000

Microsoft Seizes 42 Websites From a Chinese Hacking Group

The group was likely using the websites to install malware that helped it gather data from government agencies and other groups, the company said.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 00:13:59 +0000

Inside Tesla: How Elon Musk Pushed His Vision for Autopilot

The automaker may have undermined safety in designing its Autopilot driver-assistance system to fit its chief executive’s vision, former employees say.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 12:14:17 +0000

Netflix and the Internet of Fads

Netflix and TikTok have supercharged fame.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:46:54 +0000

This Robot Looks Like a Pancake and Jumps Like a Maggot

Researchers designed a soft, legless robot that can hop and navigate obstacle courses.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:00:08 +0000

Seeking Space for Solar Farms, Cities Find Room at Their Airports

Airports around the nation are installing solar arrays on unused land, roofs and parking garages, helping them achieve self-sufficiency while also providing power to their communities.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:04:24 +0000

Elizabeth Holmes Returns to the Stand on Tuesday.

Prosecutors have shown personal documents like text messages and notes that Ms. Holmes wrote and have emphasized that she was ultimately responsible for the problems at Theranos.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 12:14:08 +0000

On the Banks of the Furious Congo River, a 5-Star Emporium of Ambition

As the clean energy revolution upends the centuries-long lock of fossil fuels on the global economy, dealmakers and hustlers converge on the Fleuve Congo Hotel.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:51:46 +0000

A New Tesla Safety Concern: Drivers Can Play Video Games in Moving Cars

The feature raises fresh questions about whether Tesla is compromising safety as it rushes to add new technologies.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:33:45 +0000

Your Face Is, or Will Be, Your Boarding Pass

Tech-driven changes are coming fast and furiously to airports, including advancements in biometrics that verify identity and shorten security procedures for those passengers who opt into the programs.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 10:00:16 +0000

Intel Will Take Mobileye Public in 2022

The chip maker’s Israeli subsidiary builds driver-assistance technology for major automakers and is now testing self-driving cars.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 12:23:09 +0000

Chanel, TikTok and the Beauty Advent Calendar Controversy

Some social media users are not feeling the Christmas spirit — or this box of mini lipsticks and branded stickers.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 01:54:37 +0000

Why New York State Is Experiencing a Bitcoin Boom

Cryptocurrency miners are flocking to New York’s faded industrial towns, prompting concern over the environmental impact of huge computer farms.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 16:05:41 +0000

Is an All-Encompassing Mobility App Making a Comeback?

Versions of “mobility as a service,” or MaaS, apps exist, but companies and cities will need to come together for the idea to gain momentum.

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Date of publish: Sun, 05 Dec 2021 10:00:07 +0000

When Did Spotify Wrapped Get So Chatty?

This year’s data dump from the streaming music service leaned heavily on contemporary buzzwords and slang — and inspired many, many memes.

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Date of publish: Sat, 04 Dec 2021 19:59:49 +0000

Michael Montano and Dantley Davis to Leave Twitter in Shake-Up

Twitter’s head of engineering, Michael Montano, and its head of design and research, Dantley Davis, will leave the company by the end of the year.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 19:14:52 +0000

What Happened to Amazon’s Bookstore?

A 2011 thriller was supposed to cost $15. One merchant listed it at $987, with a 17th-century publication date. That’s what happens in a marketplace where third-party sellers run wild.

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Date of publish: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 16:36:59 +0000

F.T.C. Sues to Block Nvidia’s Takeover of Arm

The proposed deal would give Nvidia control over computing technology and designs that rival firms rely on.

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Date of publish: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:03:39 +0000

Why Didn’t the U.S. Detect Omicron Cases Sooner?

Genomic surveillance has improved enormously in recent months, but the system has built-in delays, and blind spots remain.

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Date of publish: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 01:56:35 +0000

PlayStations and Xboxes Are Hard to Find. Meet the People Trying to Help.

New gaming consoles remain in short supply this holiday season, spawning cottage industries of tipsters and scalpers making money off their scarcity.

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Date of publish: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 18:55:30 +0000

Here Are The Most Used Emojis of 2021

Tears of joy prevailed as the most-used emoji in 2021, despite Gen Z’s stated contempt for it.

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Date of publish: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 17:03:05 +0000

Facebook and Twitter Remove Accounts Connected to China

The social media giants removed a large number of accounts that promoted Covid-19 conspiracy theories and undermined reports of human rights abuses.

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Date of publish: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 10:08:50 +0000

Square Is Renamed Block, Perhaps Signaling Jack Dorsey's Crypto Ambitions

Mr. Dorsey has in recent years grown more fascinated by cryptocurrencies and the promise of technological decentralization that blockchain technology could allow for.

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Date of publish: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 22:58:41 +0000

How Cute Cats Help Spread Misinformation Online

A mainstay of the internet is regularly used to build audiences for people and organizations pushing false and misleading information.

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Date of publish: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 10:00:24 +0000

Big Tech ‘Amplification’: What Does That Mean?

Some lawmakers from both parties argue that when social media sites boost the performance of hateful or violent posts, the sites become accomplices.

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Date of publish: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 22:00:15 +0000

How to Store Your Covid Vaccine Card or Test Results on Your Phone

To plan for safe travels and gatherings this holiday season, here are some simple ways to take your Covid-related health data with you.

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Date of publish: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 10:00:18 +0000

What Will Art Look Like in the Metaverse?

Mark Zuckerberg wants us thinking about visual art when we contemplate his company’s new venture. Artists should take the suggestion seriously.

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Date of publish: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 06:47:49 +0000

Prosecutors Push Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos to Take Responsibility

Under cross-examination, the founder of the failed blood testing start-up defended herself but admitted that she had made mistakes.

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Date of publish: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 00:27:12 +0000

BleepingComputer

AWS outage impacts Ring, Netflix, and Amazon deliveries

Amazon AWS in the US-EAST-1 Region is suffering an outage that affected numerous online services, including Ring, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video, and Roku. [...]

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:28:55 -0500

Alleged ransomware affiliate arrested for healthcare attacks

A 31-year old Canadian national has been charged in connection to ransomware attacks against organizations in the United States and Canada, a federal indictment unsealed today shows. [...]

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:37:57 -0500

US universities targeted by Office 365 phishing attacks

US universities are being targeted in multiple phishing attacks designed to impersonate college login portals to steal valuable Office 365 credentials. [...]

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:23:12 -0500

Microsoft starts rolling out redesigned Notepad for Windows 11

Microsoft has started rolling out the new and completely redesigned Notepad for Windows 11 to all Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. [...]

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:22:58 -0500

New Cerber ransomware targets Confluence and GitLab servers

Cerber ransomware is back, as a new ransomware family adopts the old name and targets Atlassian Confluence and GitLab servers using remote code execution vulnerabilities. [...]

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 13:19:53 -0500

Google disrupts massive Glupteba botnet, sues Russian operators

Google announced today that it has taken action to disrupt the Glupteba botnet that now controls more than 1 million Windows PCs around the world, growing by thousands of new infected devices each day. [...]

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 11:57:23 -0500

27 flaws in USB-over-network SDK affect millions of cloud users

Researchers have discovered 27 vulnerabilities in Eltima SDK, a library used by numerous cloud providers to remotely mount a local USB device. [...]

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 10:15:44 -0500

STOP Ransomware vaccine released to block encryption

German security software company G DATA has released a vaccine that will block STOP Ransomware from encrypting victims' files after infection. [...]

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 10:06:39 -0500

QNAP warns users of bitcoin miner targeting their NAS devices

QNAP warned customers today of ongoing attacks targeting their NAS (network-attached storage) devices with cryptomining malware, urging them to take measures to protect them immediately. [...]

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 08:53:43 -0500

Twitter bots pose as support staff to steal your cryptocurrency

Scammers monitor every tweet containing requests for support on MetaMask, TrustWallet, and other popular crypto wallets, and respond to them with scam links in just seconds. [...]

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 04:04:02 -0500

Nordic Choice Hotels hit by Conti ransomware, no ransom demand yet

Nordic Choice Hotels has now confirmed a cyber attack on its systems from the Conti ransomware group. Although there is no indication of card or payment information being affected, information pertaining to guest bookings was potentially leaked. [...]

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 02:39:46 -0500

Microsoft seizes sites used by APT15 Chinese state hackers

Microsoft seized today dozens of malicious sites used by the Nickel China-based hacking group to target organizations in the US and 28 other countries worldwide. [...]

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 16:53:08 -0500

Eurostar tests facial recognition system on London train station

Eurostar is testing a new biometric facial recognition technology on passengers traveling from London's St Pancras International station to continental Europe. [...]

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 14:25:41 -0500

France warns of Nobelium cyberspies attacking French orgs

The French national cyber-security agency ANSSI said today that the Russian-backed Nobelium hacking group behind last year's SolarWinds hack has been targeting French organizations since February 2021. [...]

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 13:46:47 -0500

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NASA Returns Hubble to Full Science Operations

Article URL: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2021/nasa-returns-hubble-to-full-science-operations/

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29478343

Points: 69

# Comments: 17

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:18:18 +0000

Emerge Tools (YC W21) Is Hiring a Senior Android Engineer – Remote

Article URL: https://www.ycombinator.com/companies/emerge-tools/jobs/JWtyqvs-senior-android-engineer

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29478163

Points: 1

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:00:31 +0000

Redesigned Notepad for Windows 11
Rockstar: a language for programs that are also hair metal power ballads

Article URL: https://codewithrockstar.com/

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29476545

Points: 124

# Comments: 26

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:46:42 +0000

Disrupting the Glupteba Operation

Article URL: https://blog.google/threat-analysis-group/disrupting-glupteba-operation/

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29475879

Points: 24

# Comments: 1

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:56:46 +0000

Over 200 newspapers now involved in lawsuits vs. Google, Facebook
RNA Takes Over

Article URL: https://www.science.org/content/blog-post/rna-takes-over

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29475295

Points: 60

# Comments: 11

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:17:03 +0000

A few things I’ve come to believe in my years in music tech

Article URL: https://twitter.com/jherskowitz/status/1466078600822677513

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29474762

Points: 134

# Comments: 163

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:45:18 +0000

Issues with Cloudflare Images

Article URL: https://blog.klungo.no/2021/12/07/cloudflare-images-has-a-lot-of-issues/

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29474743

Points: 375

# Comments: 87

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:44:21 +0000

Interview success can depend on how you schedule interviews

Article URL: https://tanayagrawal.substack.com/p/how-to-schedule-interviews

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29474274

Points: 84

# Comments: 67

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:18:58 +0000

I host this blog from my garage

Article URL: https://eevans.co/blog/garage/

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29474130

Points: 94

# Comments: 35

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:09:35 +0000

A submarine's weakness: its software?

Article URL: https://fixvms.com/

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29474092

Points: 106

# Comments: 133

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:07:41 +0000

AWS us-east-1 outage

Article URL: https://status.aws.amazon.com/

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29473630

Points: 1301

# Comments: 742

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:42:25 +0000

Why Retaining Walls Collapse

Article URL: https://practical.engineering/blog/2021/12/5/why-retaining-walls-collapse

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29473439

Points: 152

# Comments: 79

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:28:31 +0000

Show HN: Moos.app – Interactive animated experiences for the web

Article URL: https://moos.app

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29473343

Points: 75

# Comments: 25

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:20:31 +0000

How a Kalman filter works, in pictures

Article URL: https://www.bzarg.com/p/how-a-kalman-filter-works-in-pictures/

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29473271

Points: 249

# Comments: 56

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:13:24 +0000

All Sound Recordings Prior to 1923 Will Enter the US Public Domain in 2022
Google Webfonts Helper – Self-Hosting Google Fonts

Article URL: https://google-webfonts-helper.herokuapp.com/

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=29472722

Points: 74

# Comments: 36

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:22:06 +0000

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Ubisoft launches Ubisoft Quartz platform for playable and energy-efficient NFTs

Starting with Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Ubisoft will drop NFTs to PC players on the Tezos blockchain on Thursday.

French video game publisher Ubisoft announced its first foray into nonfungible tokens (NFTs) via a new platform called Ubisoft Quartz to launch in beta this week with Ghost Recon Breakpoint for PC players on Ubisoft Connect. 

Related: Microsoft muscles into the metaverse with Teams updates and Xbox upgrades

According to a statement shared on the Ubisoft website, players can get collectible pieces of Ubisoft game worlds called Digits, which are “the first NFTs playable in AAA games and running on energy-efficient technology.” Digits, such as in-game vehicles or weapons, will be released in limited quantities and editions and rewarded to early adopters for free on December 9, 12, and 15 in the United States and Canada. Quartz will also be available in Brazil, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Australia.

Ubisoft Quartz’ energy-efficient technology is leveraged on the proof-of-stake blockchain Tezos. Didier Genevois, Ubisoft’s blockchain technical director, expressed the company’s commitment to reducing its global footprint in an interview published on the corporate website:

“This type of blockchain achieves the same results while using significantly less energy than proof-of-work protocols. To give you an idea, a transaction on Tezos is equivalent to 30 seconds of video streaming, while on Bitcoin, it is equivalent to watching one year straight of video streaming!”

Previously, however, Ubisoft had partnered with distribution platform Ultra to leverage its games on the UOS blockchain. Cointelegraph reached out to Ubisoft to learn about their relationship with Ultra. No comment was received before the time of publication.

Related: Ubisoft will seek to invest in and create blockchain games

In the same interview with Genevois, Ubisoft’s blockchain product director Baptiste Chardon added his take on NFTs and gaming:

“This new approach can even, on a longer term, open up new opportunities such as interoperability between games. [...] We see blockchain as a means of placing back into the hands of players and creators the value they generate through their engagement with their games.”

Ubisoft ranks among the top 25 largest gaming companies worldwide in terms of market capitalization, hovering over $5.8 billion. And it is significant that a AAA gaming company is championing blockchain technology when other companies like Valve have recently removed blockchain games from their marketplaces.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:45:00 +0000

Exchange listings and mainnet launch boost SUPER, PBR and BTT price

Bitcoin is struggling to hold $50,000, but that’s not stopping SUPER, PBR and BTT from tacking down double-digit gains.

The cryptocurrency market is back in high spirits on Dec. 7 after the wider market bounced back from the Dec. 3 downturn in Bitcoin (BTC) price. Currently, bulls are aiming to send the price of BTC above the $52,000 support/resistance level and Ether (ETH) is trying to reclaim $4,400 but both assets are encountering push back at overhead resistance. 

Even with BTC and ETH consolidating, traders' change of sentiment has been a boon for altcoins and many have seen gains in excess of 50% within the past 24-hours.

Top 7 coins with the highest 24-hour price change. Source: Cointelegraph Markets Pro

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that a few of the biggest gainers over the past 24 hours were SuperFarm (SUPER), PolkaBridge (PBR) and BitTorrent (BTT).

SuperFarm lists on Coinbase

SuperFarm is a cross-chain protocol that combines decentralized finance (DeFi) and nonfungible tokens (NFTs) to create an ecosystem where NFT creators, collectors and traders can interact in an open marketplace.

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that after hitting a low of $1.02 on Dec. 6, the price of SUPER surged 81% to a daily high at $1.81 on Dec. 7 as its 24-hour trading volume spiked 500% to $323 million.

SUPER/USDT 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView

The run-up in the price of SUPER comes after the token listed on Coinbase alongside PolkaStarter (POLS) and Spell Token (SPELL).

Related: Coinbase adds 'ETH2' despite tomorrow's Ethereum upgrade postponing difficulty bomb

PolkaBridge opens registration for IDOs

PolkaBridge is a decentralized multichain protocol designed to work as the primary bridge between Polkadot and other networks. The platform also supports an all-in-one platform that includes an automated market maker (AMM) with farming, lending, token launchpads, prediction markets and an NFT marketplace.

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that after reaching a low of $0.85 on Dec. 6, the price of PBR catapulted 99.4% to reach a daily high of $1.71 on Dec. 7 as its 24-hour trading volume increased 80% to $10.2 million.

The quick turnaround in PBR price comes as the platform opened registration for several upcoming initial decentralized exchange offerings that require users to stake at least 10,000 PBR tokens to qualify for an allocation.

BitTorrent prepares for its mainnet launch

BitTorrent is an established peer-to-peer file sharing and torrent platform that has been making a shift toward a more decentralized design over the past couple of years after being integrated with the Tron ecosystem.

VORTECS™ data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro began to detect a bullish outlook for BTT on Dec. 4, prior to the recent price rise.

The VORTECS™ Score, exclusive to Cointelegraph, is an algorithmic comparison of historical and current market conditions derived from a combination of data points including market sentiment, trading volume, recent price movements and Twitter activity.

VORTECS™ Score (green) vs. BTT price. Source: Cointelegraph Markets Pro

As seen in the chart above, the VORTECS™ Score for BTT climbed into the green zone on Dec. 4 and reached a high of 82 around 29 hours before the price increased 75% over the next day.

The building momentum for BTT comes as the project is making its final preparations for the launch of the BitTorrent Chain mainnet, which will include a token redenomination plan where current BTT holders will receive 1,000 new BTT tokens for each old BTT held in their wallet.

The overall cryptocurrency market cap now stands at $2.384 trillion and Bitcoin’s dominance rate is 40.7%.

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:40:00 +0000

Dan Tapiero’s 10T will launch $500M fund for late-stage crypto firms

With the addition of the new fund, 10T Holdings’ assets under management would likely exceed $1 billion.

Macro investor Dan Tapiero is launching another multimillion dollar fund intended to invest in mid- to late-stage companies in the digital asset ecosystem.

According to a Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, Tapiero and his 10T Holdings partners Michael Dubilier and Stan Miroshnik have given the regulatory body notice of a $500 million growth equity fund for crypto and blockchain firms. The filing shows the fund has not yet sold any of the original investment.

The 10T DAE Fund 3.0 is the third to come from the growth equity firm, following a $200 million fund launched in February and a $750 million fund in September. The company lists 14 crypto and blockchain firms in its portfolio, including Kraken, eToro, Huobi, Mercado Bitcoin, Gemini, Bitfury and Ledger. With the addition of the $500 million fund, 10T Holdings’ assets under management (AUM) would likely exceed $1 billion — its website lists $770 million AUM at the time of publication.

Tapiero is no stranger to investments, but prior to the crypto boom, some of his business was in gold. The 10T Holdings founder also helped co-found Gold Bullion International in 2009 and has been actively speaking about the potential of the crypto ecosystem, including Bitcoin (BTC), as the adoption of digital assets accelerates.

Related: Why Dan Tapiero expects a massive Bitcoin shortage

According to data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro, the BTC price is $51,140 at the time of publication, having risen more than 20% since dipping to a monthly low to the $42,000s on Dec. 3. However, Cointelegraph reported there are indications that institutional investors are still looking to buy crypto.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:15:00 +0000

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PagerDuty Q3 Results Beat Street View, Lifts FY Outlook; Shares Jump 11%

(RTTNews) - Shares of PagerDuty, Inc. (PD) gained over 11% in extended session on Tuesday after it reported its third-quarter results and lifted its full year outlook. Third-quarter net loss was $26.6 million or $0.31 per share, wider than last year's loss of $21.0 million or $0.26 per share. Adjusted loss for the quarter was $0.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:12:47 GMT

BlackBerry to Announce Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2022 Results on December 21, 2021

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:05:00 GMT

SAExploration Announces Executive Changes

<p xmlns="https://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><span class="xn-location">HOUSTON, <span class="xn-chron">Dec. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- <b>SAExploration Holdings, Inc. ("SAE" or the "Company") </b>announced today that <span class="xn-person">Michael J. Faust, President and Chief Executive Officer, will retire from his executive positions, effective...

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:02:00 GMT

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Bitcoin 'founder' to keep 1m Bitcoin cache

A jury decided Craig Wright, who says he created the cryptocurrency, can retain bitcoin worth billions of dollars.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:10:41 GMT

Amazon services down for thousands of users

Customers of the e-commerce giant report problems with shopping services, Prime Video and Alexa.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:55:36 GMT

Quarantine hotels: Returning Brits struggle to book

Some UK residents coming back from South Africa are still struggling to find quarantine hotel rooms.

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Google Helping to Simplify Healthcare Searches

Google has added new filters to help locate providers that accept Medicare or particular private insurance plans, or speak different languages.

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Today's Mortgage Rates & Trends - December 7, 2021: Rates inch down

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Financial New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep

Start the year off right by evaluating your financial health and setting impactful and achievable goals.

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A new lawsuit sheds light on racist real estate appraisals

Homes in Black neighborhoods are undervalued by $48,000 on average. One California couple's story of living that reality has gone viral—and to the courts. Read More

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:36:42 +0000

Elon Musk hopes China will chill out

Tesla’s CEO says the Communist country should relax. Don’t bet on it. Read More

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:03:14 +0000

It’s not a great time to be a SPAC or a meme right now

The SEC’s probe into the Trump SPAC and more on meme regulation. Read More

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:35:32 +0000

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Kellogg’s Workers Reject Tentative Deal, Choose To Stay On Strike

The work stoppage at the storied cereal maker has stretched beyond two months.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:07:13 -0500

Starbucks Workers Hope To Form The Chain’s First U.S. Union In Buffalo

A high-profile organizing campaign inside the coffee giant may culminate with the counting of ballots in upstate New York as early as Dec. 9.

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Amazon Workers In Alabama Likely To Get A Do-Over Vote On Union

An official with the labor board said Amazon tainted the election process by installing a mailbox onsite for ballots.

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Ubisoft launches Ubisoft Quartz platform for playable and energy-efficient NFTs

Starting with Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Ubisoft will drop NFTs to PC players on the Tezos blockchain on Thursday.

French video game publisher Ubisoft announced its first foray into nonfungible tokens (NFTs) via a new platform called Ubisoft Quartz to launch in beta this week with Ghost Recon Breakpoint for PC players on Ubisoft Connect. 

Related: Microsoft muscles into the metaverse with Teams updates and Xbox upgrades

According to a statement shared on the Ubisoft website, players can get collectible pieces of Ubisoft game worlds called Digits, which are “the first NFTs playable in AAA games and running on energy-efficient technology.” Digits, such as in-game vehicles or weapons, will be released in limited quantities and editions and rewarded to early adopters for free on December 9, 12, and 15 in the United States and Canada. Quartz will also be available in Brazil, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Australia.

Ubisoft Quartz’ energy-efficient technology is leveraged on the proof-of-stake blockchain Tezos. Didier Genevois, Ubisoft’s blockchain technical director, expressed the company’s commitment to reducing its global footprint in an interview published on the corporate website:

“This type of blockchain achieves the same results while using significantly less energy than proof-of-work protocols. To give you an idea, a transaction on Tezos is equivalent to 30 seconds of video streaming, while on Bitcoin, it is equivalent to watching one year straight of video streaming!”

Previously, however, Ubisoft had partnered with distribution platform Ultra to leverage its games on the UOS blockchain. Cointelegraph reached out to Ubisoft to learn about their relationship with Ultra. No comment was received before the time of publication.

Related: Ubisoft will seek to invest in and create blockchain games

In the same interview with Genevois, Ubisoft’s blockchain product director Baptiste Chardon added his take on NFTs and gaming:

“This new approach can even, on a longer term, open up new opportunities such as interoperability between games. [...] We see blockchain as a means of placing back into the hands of players and creators the value they generate through their engagement with their games.”

Ubisoft ranks among the top 25 largest gaming companies worldwide in terms of market capitalization, hovering over $5.8 billion. And it is significant that a AAA gaming company is championing blockchain technology when other companies like Valve have recently removed blockchain games from their marketplaces.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:45:00 +0000

Exchange listings and mainnet launch boost SUPER, PBR and BTT price

Bitcoin is struggling to hold $50,000, but that’s not stopping SUPER, PBR and BTT from tacking down double-digit gains.

The cryptocurrency market is back in high spirits on Dec. 7 after the wider market bounced back from the Dec. 3 downturn in Bitcoin (BTC) price. Currently, bulls are aiming to send the price of BTC above the $52,000 support/resistance level and Ether (ETH) is trying to reclaim $4,400 but both assets are encountering push back at overhead resistance. 

Even with BTC and ETH consolidating, traders' change of sentiment has been a boon for altcoins and many have seen gains in excess of 50% within the past 24-hours.

Top 7 coins with the highest 24-hour price change. Source: Cointelegraph Markets Pro

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that a few of the biggest gainers over the past 24 hours were SuperFarm (SUPER), PolkaBridge (PBR) and BitTorrent (BTT).

SuperFarm lists on Coinbase

SuperFarm is a cross-chain protocol that combines decentralized finance (DeFi) and nonfungible tokens (NFTs) to create an ecosystem where NFT creators, collectors and traders can interact in an open marketplace.

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that after hitting a low of $1.02 on Dec. 6, the price of SUPER surged 81% to a daily high at $1.81 on Dec. 7 as its 24-hour trading volume spiked 500% to $323 million.

SUPER/USDT 4-hour chart. Source: TradingView

The run-up in the price of SUPER comes after the token listed on Coinbase alongside PolkaStarter (POLS) and Spell Token (SPELL).

Related: Coinbase adds 'ETH2' despite tomorrow's Ethereum upgrade postponing difficulty bomb

PolkaBridge opens registration for IDOs

PolkaBridge is a decentralized multichain protocol designed to work as the primary bridge between Polkadot and other networks. The platform also supports an all-in-one platform that includes an automated market maker (AMM) with farming, lending, token launchpads, prediction markets and an NFT marketplace.

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that after reaching a low of $0.85 on Dec. 6, the price of PBR catapulted 99.4% to reach a daily high of $1.71 on Dec. 7 as its 24-hour trading volume increased 80% to $10.2 million.

The quick turnaround in PBR price comes as the platform opened registration for several upcoming initial decentralized exchange offerings that require users to stake at least 10,000 PBR tokens to qualify for an allocation.

BitTorrent prepares for its mainnet launch

BitTorrent is an established peer-to-peer file sharing and torrent platform that has been making a shift toward a more decentralized design over the past couple of years after being integrated with the Tron ecosystem.

VORTECS™ data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro began to detect a bullish outlook for BTT on Dec. 4, prior to the recent price rise.

The VORTECS™ Score, exclusive to Cointelegraph, is an algorithmic comparison of historical and current market conditions derived from a combination of data points including market sentiment, trading volume, recent price movements and Twitter activity.

VORTECS™ Score (green) vs. BTT price. Source: Cointelegraph Markets Pro

As seen in the chart above, the VORTECS™ Score for BTT climbed into the green zone on Dec. 4 and reached a high of 82 around 29 hours before the price increased 75% over the next day.

The building momentum for BTT comes as the project is making its final preparations for the launch of the BitTorrent Chain mainnet, which will include a token redenomination plan where current BTT holders will receive 1,000 new BTT tokens for each old BTT held in their wallet.

The overall cryptocurrency market cap now stands at $2.384 trillion and Bitcoin’s dominance rate is 40.7%.

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:40:00 +0000

Dan Tapiero’s 10T will launch $500M fund for late-stage crypto firms

With the addition of the new fund, 10T Holdings’ assets under management would likely exceed $1 billion.

Macro investor Dan Tapiero is launching another multimillion dollar fund intended to invest in mid- to late-stage companies in the digital asset ecosystem.

According to a Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday, Tapiero and his 10T Holdings partners Michael Dubilier and Stan Miroshnik have given the regulatory body notice of a $500 million growth equity fund for crypto and blockchain firms. The filing shows the fund has not yet sold any of the original investment.

The 10T DAE Fund 3.0 is the third to come from the growth equity firm, following a $200 million fund launched in February and a $750 million fund in September. The company lists 14 crypto and blockchain firms in its portfolio, including Kraken, eToro, Huobi, Mercado Bitcoin, Gemini, Bitfury and Ledger. With the addition of the $500 million fund, 10T Holdings’ assets under management (AUM) would likely exceed $1 billion — its website lists $770 million AUM at the time of publication.

Tapiero is no stranger to investments, but prior to the crypto boom, some of his business was in gold. The 10T Holdings founder also helped co-found Gold Bullion International in 2009 and has been actively speaking about the potential of the crypto ecosystem, including Bitcoin (BTC), as the adoption of digital assets accelerates.

Related: Why Dan Tapiero expects a massive Bitcoin shortage

According to data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro, the BTC price is $51,140 at the time of publication, having risen more than 20% since dipping to a monthly low to the $42,000s on Dec. 3. However, Cointelegraph reported there are indications that institutional investors are still looking to buy crypto.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:15:00 +0000

3 reasons why Tezos (XTZ) price broke its downtrend with a 50% rally

XTZ price broke its downtrend with a swift 50% rally once news that Ubisoft’s new NFT platform is built on Tezos blockchain made the rounds in various media.

2021 has been a breakout year for the cryptocurrency market and aside from Bitcoin price soaring to new highs, the emergence of a vast decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem and the rising popularity of nonfungible tokens (NFTs) has thrust blockchain technology into the mainstream in a way that looks guaranteed to ensure mass adoption. 

One project that has benefited from its focus on NFTs and the ongoing green revolution is Tezos (XTZ), a layer-one smart contract protocol that is capable of evolving its network without needing to undergo a hard fork.

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView shows that after hitting a low of $3.23 on Dec. 3, the price of XTZ reversed course, gaining 68% to reach an intraday high of $5.45.

XTZ/USDT 1-day chart. Source: TradingView

Three reasons for the price recovery seen in Tezos are the launch of Ubisoft NFTs on the Tezos blockchain, the projects' focus on creating an environmentally friendly blockchain platform and rising transactions and protocol revenue on the Tezos network.

Partnership with Ubisoft

The most recent development for Tezos, which really got the price moving, was the announcement of a significant partnership with video game maker Ubisoft.  The gaming company is launching Ubisoft Quartz, a platform where users can acquire unique NFTs called Digits, which can be used in-game and the platform will utilize Tezos blockchain.

Blockchain-based gaming has emerged as one of the hottest sectors of the cryptocurrency ecosystem in the second half of 2021 and a partnership with one of the largest video game makers in the world could lead to long-term bullish outcomes for Tezos.

The beta for Ubisoft Quartz is scheduled to launch on Dec. 9 and will be open to players of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint. Players who meet certain criteria will be able to claim three free cosmetic NFTs from drops for early adopters of the platform.

Focus on environmental sustainability

Another reason for the growing strength of Tezos is the protocol's focus on creating an environmentally friendly and sustainable blockchain network. The network utilizes a proof-of-stake consensus mechanism that is known to offer an energy-efficient alternative to more traditional proof-of-work blockchains such as Bitcoin (BTC).

According to a report released by the project, “the total annual carbon footprint of the Tezos blockchain is equivalent to the average energy footprint of 17 global citizens.”

Reducing the energy required to operate the Tezos network, which has been a goal of the project for some time, has resulted in a 70% increase in energy efficiency on a per-transaction basis for the network in 2021, resulting in the “electricity requirement per transaction being less than 30% in 2021 than what it was in 2020.”

Related: Tezos blockchain records 70% increase in energy efficiency in 2021: PwC report

Transaction volumes and revenues rise

In just the past few days, the Tezos network has seen an increase in transaction volume and protocol revenue as each spiked to the highest levels seen in 2021.

XTZ daily transaction volume vs. total revenue. Source: Token Terminal

As seen in the graph above, the transaction volume on Tezos surged to a record-high $369 million on Dec. 3, which could be a hint that some investors had caught wind of the Ubisoft news. 

The jump in activity and revenue came as the project announced the completion of its Hangzhou upgrade, the eighth protocol upgrade for the Tezos network, which demonstrated the project’s ability to self-amend and upgrade without the need to conduct a hard fork.

VORTECS™ data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro began to detect a bullish outlook for XTZ on Dec. 5, prior to the recent price rise.

The VORTECS™ Score, exclusive to Cointelegraph, is an algorithmic comparison of historical and current market conditions derived from a combination of data points including market sentiment, trading volume, recent price movements and Twitter activity.

VORTECS™ Score (green) vs. XTZ price. Source: Cointelegraph Markets Pro

As seen in the chart above, the VORTECS™ Score for XTZ began to pick up on Dec. 4 and reached a high of 87 on Dec. 5, around 21 hours before the price increased 49% over the next two days.

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:36:49 +0000

SiennaSwap adds Bitcoin, Monero trading pairs in push for privacy-focused DeFi

The addition of BTC and XMR to the SeinnaSwap decentralized exchange was endorsed by cryptocurrency entrepreneur Roger Ver.

Cross-chain DeFi protocol Sienna Network has enabled Bitcoin (BTC) and Monero (XMR) trading pairs on its decentralized exchange, giving users the ability to transact privately in two of the world’s most recognizable cryptocurrencies. 

Effective immediately, users of the privacy-focused SiennaSwap DEX will have the ability to trade BTC and XMR against the protocol’s native Sienna token, chief evangelist Monty Munford confirmed with Cointelegraph. The decision to incorporate Bitcoin and Monero transactions follows a “huge amount of requests for additional yield options” from both communities, he said.

Sienna’s infrastructure is built on the Secret Network, a custom blockchain that supports private transactions but, perhaps just as critically, doesn’t endorse trading techniques based on anonymity. Regulators have cast a dark shadow over cryptocurrencies that provide enhanced anonymity, with several exchanges moving to delist privacy-centric cryptocurrencies XMR, Zcash and Dash earlier this year.

As part of its mandate, Sienna Network is attempting to provide an environment where crypto transactions are kept private without the added stigma and regulatory implications of anonymity.

Since launching on Oct. 7, SiennaSwap has generated over $254 million in cumulative trade volumes, further highlighting the growing popularity of decentralized exchanges.

Cryptocurrency entrepreneur and Bitcoin Cash (BCH) proponent Roger Ver has come out in favor of SiennaSwap’s recent additions. “Maintaining privacy while enabling DeFi for Monero and Bitcoin is crucial and Sienna Network seems to be doing exactly that,” he said. Ver has long been an advocate for crypto-oriented privacy tools and their role in promoting freedom.

Related: DeFi privacy project Panther raises $22M in 1.5-hour public sale

The crypto industry as a whole has been criticized for not making privacy a tier-one priority. Although the media’s role in conflating privacy and anonymity (and thus, nefarious behavior) is partly to blame, builders of the new economy have also favored other priorities, such as security, decentralization and scalability. Whereas privacy-focused projects had a strong presence during the 2017–2018 crypto bull market, the 2021 market melt-up has been driven largely by DeFi, nonfungible tokens and more recently, GameFi and Metaverse concepts.

Sienna Network reiterated that privacy of financial transactions is not only a personal right but also a legal obligation in Europe and the United States.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:15:00 +0000

DraftKings Marketplace plans to launch gamified NFT collection next NFL season

DraftKings has partnered with the NFL Players Association to expand the offerings of its marketplace via gamified NFL player NFTs.

The National Football League Players Association, or NFLPA, in collaboration with sports betting operator DraftKings Inc., announced the launch of a gamified nonfungible token, or NFT, collection to drop on DraftKings Marketplace during the 2022–2023 NFL season. Starting next year, fans will be able to play NFT-based games featuring their favorite NFL Players, according to the company.

OneTeam, the official media business partner of the NFLPA, helped facilitate the deal with DraftKings, giving them the necessary licensing rights to use the name, image and likeness for active NFL players.

In a statement shared on the DraftKings website, Beth Beiriger, senior vice president of product operations for DraftKings Marketplace said, “The future of fandom is unfolding in front of us, and few organizations beyond DraftKings are as equipped to capitalize on the increasing intersection between sports and NFTs that will be cornerstones of engagement and entertainment within Web 3.0.”

The DraftKings Marketplace went live this past August with its inaugural Tom Brady NFT collection in partnership with the NFT platform co-founded by Brady, himself, called Autograph. Besides NFTs, Brady further displayed his backing of crypto by giving a fan 1 BTC for his 600th touchdown pass.

Related: Rams player Odell Beckham Jr. will accept NFL salary in Bitcoin

The announcement suggested that DraftKings’ upcoming NFTs will enable customers to buy and sell collectibles via the Polygon network, and use them within games against other players. The goal of the DraftKings’ NFT experience is to “create authentic connections for avid fans,” according to Sean C. Sansiveri, general counsel and head of business affairs at NFL Players Inc., the marketing and licensing arm of the NFLPA.

Related: Pro sports leagues are no longer resisting NFTs: Dapper Labs

Last month, the NFL also entered a collaboration with Ticketmaster to tie NFT collectibles to select game tickets when purchased, emphasizing the pro sports league’s broad adoption of blockchain technology.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:30:00 +0000

India to set maximum penalty for violating crypto norms at fine of $2.7 million or 1.5 years in jail

The country wishes to see all crypto activities take place on platforms regulated by SEBI.

On Tuesday, BloombergQuint (Bloomberg India) reported that the penalty for non-compliance with the Indian government's crypto policies could range from a maximum fine of 20 crore rupees ($2.7 million dollars) or 1.5 years in jail. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will likely give cryptocurrency investors a deadline to comply with new rules and declare their assets. While the regulatory environment in the country holds a high degree of uncertainty, reports have indicated that investors' crypto must soon be held in exchanges operating under the oversight of the Securities and Exchange Board of India, or SEBI.

This would mean that private wallets would not be legal under the proposed legislation, and investors who use them could be subjected to the aforementioned judicial penalties. In addition, Modi's government plans to institute a minimum capital threshold for investing in cryptocurrencies.

India is taking a hard-line stance against crypto due, in part, to the perceived rise in fraud, money laundering and terrorist financing in recent years. Another element, however, is that the competition from privately-owned or privately-issued cryptocurrencies would, in theory, threaten the Reserve Bank of India's plans to launch a digital rupee. The official text from an ongoing controversial crypto bill in the country is as follows:

"To create a facilitative framework for the creation of the official digital currency to be issued by the Reserve Bank of India. The Bill also seeks to prohibit all private cryptocurrencies in India; however, it allows for certain exceptions to promote the underlying technology of cryptocurrency and its uses."

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:45:00 +0000

Crypto City: Guide to Austin

This Crypto City guide looks at Austins crypto culture, the citys most notable projects and people, its financial infrastructure, which retailers accept crypto and where you can find blockchain education courses and there are even the juicy details of a famous controversy. Everything is bigger in Texas, including its enthusiasm for crypto.

 

Fast facts

City: Austin

Country: United States

Population: 974,000

Founded: 1839

Language: English

 

The capital of the largest state in the contiguous United States, Austin is known as a live music mecca, with festivals drawing in thousands of people from around the world each year, including Austin City Limits and South by Southwest. The Texas city is a unique blend of liberal and conservative values, yet in many ways, it still operates under the old motto keep Austin weird, with the University of Texas at Austin home to a diverse student body and the popular Texas Longhorns football team.

Long before becoming a hub of major tech companies earning it the nickname Silicon Hills Austin drew settlers from Mexico and the United States around the time Texas became an independent nation in 1836. Texas has stood under three flags with Austin as its capital: the Republic of Texas, the Confederacy and the United States of America. Though the city was largely centered around the capitol building completed in 1888, it later became known to many as a college town. For some years, the University of Texas at Austin was the largest university in the country by enrollment.

Austin and the surrounding area have also been the shooting location for a number of famous films, including Death Proof from director Quentin Tarantino, Dazed and Confused Matthew McConaugheys first movie role and many others. Though the city once drew, and still does draw, many starving artists pursuing their passions, interest from major corporations and their wealthy executives has begun to drive many natives and newbies alike out of the area due to rising rent and housing prices.

As the population of Austin grows, gentrification and commuting times remain a large problem for many residents. The main highway, Interstate 35 which separates the downtown area from the freshly redeveloped East Austin seems inadequately designed to accommodate the rising number of Austinites, with some traveling up to 30 miles between their homes and offices. The city faces challenges including a lack of publicly provided infrastructure for its homeless population, the way Austins land can be used, and other issues endemic to the rest of the United States.

 

 

Austin skyline. (Source: Pexels)

 

 

Crypto culture

Many Texans have a dont tread on me approach to local, state and federal governments telling them how to handle their business, their money and their personal life, despite the state showing only a lone star on its flag rather than a snake. In some ways, Austin residents response to digital assets since 2011 has been representative of this mindset, with many jumping into the crypto space more as an alternative to central banking rather than a fad from the tech industry.

According to Paul Snow, a self-described technologist who runs the Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Meetup group in Austin and organizes the Texas Bitcoin Conference, the Texans who attend gatherings most consistently seem to be concerned about the state of the nation, and the state of banking and finance. Snow says the group doesnt focus on the latest project getting pumped and dumped, with many holding Bitcoin, Ether and SOL, although some are also advocates of Dogecoin and Shiba Inu.

[Our discussion] is basically a real broad analysis of every issue that is either in the crypto space or heavily within the context of the crypto space. Because the crypto space is largely a challenge to central banks, at least in a lot of peoples minds, then anything that happens in banking and finance is interesting to us.

Snow arrived in Austin in 2000 and started the Meetup groups in 2013, long before the U.S. government and Texas regulators turned their attention to crypto firms operating in the city. In mid-2021, the Texas State Securities Board filed for hearings against crypto lending firm BlockFi in addition to Celsius Network for allegedly offering unlicensed securities. However, lawmakers in the state also passed legislation the same year recognizing cryptocurrencies under commercial law.

Crypto also has a supporter in the form of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who has hinted on social media that he wants the state to follow Wyomings example in passing more crypto-friendly legislation. When Texas supermarket chain H-E-B announced in June 2021 that it would be installing crypto ATMs, Abbott tweeted his approval, saying, Texas will be the crypto leader. Senator Ted Cruz has also recently come out as a vocal crypto proponent.

 

 

 

 

Austin has previously hosted the SXSW Crypto Summit, Digital Assets and Securities Conference, Texas Blockchain Summit, Texas Bitcoin Conferenceand Bear Arms N Bitcoin trade show. The city is also expected to be the home of the major crypto-and blockchain-focused Consensus conference in June 2022.

 

 

Texas State Capitol building in Austin. Source: Pexels

 

 

Projects and companies

Before cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology existed, Austin and the surrounding area had the conditions to make it ripe for opportunity for the right tech firms. Computer manufacturerDell is located in nearby Round Rock, and in October, Elon Musk announced he would be moving car manufacturer Teslas headquarters close to the citys international airport. Major tech companies including Facebook, Google, IBM, Oracleand Hewlett Packard also have regional offices in Austin.

There are just so many different levels where crypto ought to be adopted and I think that the municipalities that jump on early are going to do so much better than those that drag their feet, says Snow.

I dont know if I have a lot of hope for that at a governmental level, but at a personnel level and development team level, I think Austin is pretty exciting and theyll do well.

Once officials in China began cracking down on Bitcoin miners, many firms relocated to Texas for its cheap electricity and seemingly crypto friendly regulations. Austin is home to crypto mining firm Blockcap, but other mining companies, including Riot Blockchain and Bitdeer Group an offshoot of Bitmain have set up shop in nearby Rockdale. Layer1 Technologies and Argo Blockchain also built mining facilities in West Texas.

Though many crypto exchanges and companies offering financial products potentially falling under the regulatory umbrella of the Securities and Exchange Commission or the Commodity Futures Trading Commission have headquarters in the United States, the city of Austin itself seems to attract more startups dealing with security and blockchain technology than with buying and trading tokens. Companies such as Pinata, Titanand Talos have employees based in the city, while Inveniam, Factom, Multicoin Capital, Horizen Labsand others have local offices.

 

 

 

 

Financial infrastructure

In February 2014, the first Robocoin Bitcoin ATM in Austin was installed at HandleBar, a bar located downtown. The launch of the machine was one of the first in the United States and preceded companies like Coinsource and Bitcoin Depot placing crypto ATMs in a variety of locations around the capital city in addition to the gradual acceptance ofcrypto payments for goods and services.

 

 

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Where can I spend crypto?

Though credit cards, Apple Pay and cash payments are still largely king in the United States, there are many businesses around Austin that accept BTC, including restaurants, grocery stores and photography studios. The supermarket chain H-E-Bs locations in Austin do not host crypto ATMs or accept payments in Bitcoin or Ether yet, but according to Coinmap, there are roughly 90 retail outlets in the area that do accept digital assets.

 

 

 

 

In Austin, Starbucks, Home Depot, Whole Foods and others accept crypto payments through third-party apps. Aside from the major retail chain stores, a few restaurants in the downtown area and Rainey Street Historic District, including Mai Thai, allow Austinites to pay for their food using crypto. However, many of these businesses have shuttered in the last year, likely due to the pandemic.

Like Miami and New York City, Austin currently has its own CityCoin built on Stacks, an open-source network of decentralized applications and smart contracts that use the Bitcoin blockchain as a programmable base layer. The initiative from CityCoins has received public support from both the mayors of Miami and NYC for their respective tokens, but Austin Mayor Steve Adler has not yet endorsed a digital coin for the Texas capital city.

 

 

 

 

Education

The University of Texas at Austin currently offers courses on blockchain through the McCombs School of Business and on the use of technology in a decentralized economy through its School of Information. Students at both UT Austin and St. Edwards University had active cryptocurrency clubs prior to the pandemic, and Austin Community College partnered with IBM in 2019 as part of an apprenticeship program aimed at training students considering careers in blockchain and more. However, likely because so many crypto and blockchain firms have found a home in Texas, there are also additional classes hosted by private companies from time to time.

 

 

The University of Texas at Austin football game. Source: Pexels

Controversies and collapses

Austin was once the home of Ross Ulbricht, creator of the infamous darknet marketplace Silk Road. Operating under the pseudonym Dread Pirate Roberts an homage to the movie The Princess Bride Ulbricht started developing the site in 2010 after returning to Austin following his graduation from Penn State. He avoided the authorities until his arrest in San Francisco in 2013.

Silk Road allowed users to buy and sell illicit goods such as weapons and stolen credit card information, but many of the listings were for illegal drugs, all of which drew the attention of the FBI. Since his arrest and conviction, Ulbricht is currently serving two life sentences without the possibility of parole. He was found guilty of money laundering, computer hacking and conspiracy to traffic narcotics, but he still provides periodic analyses on the crypto market from prison.

Notable figures in Austin and former residents

Tesla CEO and Dogecoin proponent Elon Musk; Jimmy Song, a Bitcoin developer and crypto influencer known for wearing a cowboy hat; Nathan Nichols, a board member of the Texas Blockchain Council; Jim Breyer, the venture capitalist behind Breyer Capital; Bitcoin Frankie, a crypto influencer and owner of Brand Besties; and Ross Ulbricht, creator of the now-defunct Silk Road darknet marketplace. Cointelegraph team members based in Texas: Turner Wright, Rachel Wolfson andRay Salmond

If you have any suggestions for additions to this guide, please contact turner@cointelegraph.com.

 

 

 

 

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:13:00 +0000

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says US lawmakers shouldn't hold crypto to 'remain impartial'

"I want to do my job as ethically and impartially as I can," said AOC, who added that as a member of the House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee she has chosen not to hold stocks or investments, including digital assets.

Democratic lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Monday that she avoids any and all investments which could potentially represent a conflict of interest, including crypto — and believes her fellow lawmakers should do the same.

She explained that as a member of the House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee, she felt it was inappropriate for her to hold Bitcoin (BTC) or other digital assets because lawmakers have access to “sensitive information and upcoming policy.”

"I do not believe members of Congress should hold/trade individual stock and I choose not to hold any so I can remain impartial about policy making," said AOC. "I also extend that to digital assets/currencies [...] I want to do my job as ethically and impartially as I can."

Screenshot from AOC's Instagram stories

AOC, a progressive lawmaker who has served in the United States government since 2019, has advocated for wealthy individuals to pay more in federal taxes, spoken out on sexism in Congress and called for the cancellation of student loan debt. She is also a member of a group of six House members known colloquially as ‘The Squad’. 

Though members of Congress are permitted to buy, sell and trade stocks and other investments while in office, they are also bound by the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, or STOCK Act, passed in 2012, which requires them to report any purchase, sale or exchange over $1,000 within 30 to 45 days. However, many federal judges and lawmakers have reportedly flouted the law by not disclosing certain investments.

Related: Hundreds of thousands watch as AOC takes on Robinhood on Twitch

In the case of crypto in the hands of congressional members, it would seem to be an option to track investments using a public blockchain database, so both House and Senate leadership could avoid placing lawmakers in a position where they would be determining policy on crypto and blockchain if viewed as a conflict of interest. Senator Cynthia Lummis reported buying BTC worth between $50,001 and $100,000 in August. Even though Senator Lummis was openly pro-crypto before being sworn into office, she still served on the Senate Banking Committee.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:04:55 +0000

Coinbase adds 'ETH2' despite tomorrow's Ethereum upgrade postponing difficulty bomb

But ETH2 is not a new cryptocurrency and the exchange appears to be prepping for Ethereum's transition to proof-of-stake.

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has added a mirrored version of the Ethereum blockchain's native token Ether (ETH) to its crypto price index, just ahead of a key network upgrade on Dec. 10.

Dubbed "ETH2," the symbol appeared to have been tracking the original Ether market data synchronously. For instance, the cost to purchase ETH2 came out to be the same as that for ETH. Meanwhile, their market capitalization, volume, circulating supply and price changes were also identical.

Nonetheless, unlike the original, the ETH2 token had no Trading Activity, Popularity Score, or Typical Hold Time, underscoring that its role — for now — is to merely track the ETH market data until at least mid-2022.

ETH vs ETH2.0 market data. Source: Coinbase

That is probably as ETH2 seems to have been posing as the native token of Ethereum's ongoing upgrade, dubbed Ethereum 2.0, which is expected to go fully live by June 2022. But the Coinbase's index listing appears closer to "Arrow Glacier," a fork that would give developers more time to prepare for Ethereum 2.0.

Before Ethereum 2.0

The Arrow Glacier update aims to delay a so-called "difficulty bomb," an incentive hardcoded inside the Ethereum blockchain since its launch in 2015, which would make it difficult for people to mine Ether. In doing so, the BOMB, if triggered, would slow down the Ethereum network, for as long as it remains proof-of-work.

Tim Beiko, one of the core developers working on the Ethereum upgrade, noted that Arrow Glacier might be the last upgrade before Ethereum 2.0 goes live next year. Meanwhile, Coinbase appears to have been treating the Arrow Glacier fork to ensure that there would exist a new token called ETH2 after the Ethereum 2.0 upgrade.

In detail, Ethereum 2.0, also known as "Serenity," would enable significant changes to its design, including a full-scale transition from energy-intensive proof-of-work (PoW) — also used by Bitcoin (BTC) — to proof-of-stake (PoS).

In the current version, nodes must validate every transaction to maintain Ethereum's public ledger. But the Ethereum 2.0 upgrade would launch "sharding," which would divide the network into various segments (called shards) and randomly assign nodes to each shard.

Beacon Chain and Sharding. Source: Vitalik.ca

That would remove the need for each node to scan the entire chain, theoretically improving the speed and costs required to maintain the network. Meanwhile, individual shards would share the transaction details with a so-called Beacon Chain, which serves as the backbone of Ethereum 2.0.

ETH2 is not a new crypto

Beacon Chain, which went live in December 2020, would validate the transactions on each shard, thus assisting the entire Ethereum 2.0 network In reaching consensus. It would also detect dishonest validators and initiate penalties by removing a portion of the validator's stake from circulation.

Related: Vitalik Buterin outlines ‘endgame’ roadmap for ETH 2.0

At the core of Ethereum 2.0's PoS design would be ETH (or ETH2), which primarily serves as a staking token for validators to participate in the network consensus and, in turn, receive block rewards.

Beacon Chain's deposit contract has received over 8.42 million ETH tokens from 55,300 unique depositors (validators) since its launch in December 2020.

The balance of the Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract divided by the total ETH supply. Source: CryptoQuant

That being said, ETH2 is not a new coin and would not change the ETH amount one holds. Instead, as Coinbase's index listing suggests, ETH2 may end up becoming a rebranded version of the original Ether, without needing holders to swap one version for another.

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph.com. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:03:33 +0000

Former Google CEO is now a strategic advisor for Chainlink Labs

Having previously described Bitcoin as "a remarkable cryptographic achievement" and with an estimated net worth of roughly $23.6 billion, Schmidt will likely be one of the wealthiest individuals to act as a Chainlink advisor.

Eric Schmidt, the chief executive officer of Google until 2011 who later served as executive chair at the tech company and its parent firm Alphabet, has joined oracle solutions provider Chainlink Labs as a strategic advisor.

According to a Tuesday announcement, Chainlink said Schmidt would guide the firm’s scaling strategy in its use of oracle networks to trigger smart contracts. Chainlink co-founder Sergey Nazarov cited Schmidt’s experience “building global software platforms for next-generation innovation” in the firm’s decision to bring the former Google exec on board.

“The launch of blockchains and smart contracts has demonstrated tremendous potential for the building of new business models, but it has become clear that one of blockchain’s greatest advantages — a lack of connection to the world outside itself — is also its biggest challenge,” said Schmidt.

In addition to his time at Google and Alphabet, Schmidt was chair of the Department of Defense’s Innovation Board, chair of the National Security's Commission on Artificial Intelligence and served on the boards of Apple, Princeton University, Carnegie Mellon University and the Mayo Clinic. With an estimated net worth of roughly $23.6 billion, Schmidt will likely be one of the wealthiest individuals to act as an advisor to a crypto firm.

Related: Chainlink’s total value secured surpasses $75B as DeFi continues to surge

Earlier this year, Chainlink announced its Cross-Chain Interoperability Protocol, or CCIP, capable of using the platform’s oracles “to enable users to move digital assets and execute smart contracts across the various chains used throughout the metaverse.” According to the firm, it currently has more than $80 billion worth of value locked in smart contracts and applications built on blockchains.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:00:00 +0000

Bitcoin price aims for $52K as stocks rebound fuels bullish return

BTC/USD adds to its overnight gains at the Wall Street open, but punters are still betting on another price dip.

Bitcoin (BTC) attempted to crack $51,600 resistance throughout Dec. 7 as BTC/USD gained in line with an equities rebound.

BTC/USD 1-hour candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView

Bitcoin: "The trend is still up"

Data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView showed the largest cryptocurrency making repeated assaults on the $51,600 mark on Dec. 7.

At the time of writing, the latest charge was ongoing, as the Wall St. open added further bullish momentum towards $52,000. Bitcoin was up almost 6% overnight.

"Bitcoin rejecting at $51.6K. That's an important level, just like $53.5K–55.5K is," Cointelegraph contributor Michaël van de Poppe commented earlier.

"The trend still up since the recent crash, through which $49.6K is an area that I'd like to see hold if we want to retest the $53.5–55.5K zone."

Nerves were still palpable across crypto markets amid the broad belief that the current gains could be a so-called "dead cat bounce" and a return to lower levels awaits.

Nonetheless, the 5% price uptick appeared to do wonders for sentiment in terms of numbers, the Crypto Fear & Greed Index jumping a whole nine points to 25/100 — on the edge of breaking out of "extreme fear."

Crypto Fear & Greed Index. Source: Alternative.me

"5% does wonders," fellow trader and analyst TechDev added.

ETF volumes show institutions still hungry for BTC

As Cointelegraph reported, appetite for buying Bitcoin has nonetheless remained throughout recent days.

Related: This Bitcoin price metric just hit ‘oversold’ for only the 7th time in 8 years

Along with a conspicuous whale account, institutional interest is also strong, as evidenced by exchange-traded fund (ETF) volumes.

"Yesterday, Purpose Bitcoin ETF had its biggest inflow since the inception," Lex Moskovski, chief information officer of Moskovski Capital, summarized looking at the data.

"The demand is here."
Purpose Bitcoin ETF flows annotated chart. Source: Lex Moskovski/ Twitter

Elsewhere, open interest in Bitcoin futures also ticked up Dec. 7, having taken a serious hit as BTC/USD crashed below $42,000.

Bitcoin open interest chart. Source: Coinglass

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:25:27 +0000

Tezos blockchain records 70% increase in energy efficiency in 2021: PwC report

The annual energy consumption of the Tezos network is estimated to be equivalent to the footprint of just 17 people.

Tezos, a privacy-focused blockchain network, released its carbon footprint report from PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory SAS, a French member firm of the PwC network. 

The PwC report reflects drastic improvements in energy efficiency for Tezos both in terms of reduced carbon footprint and lowers energy consumption.

The PwC report highlighted a significant decline in carbon emission by Tezos network despite a rise in network activity. The Tezos blockchain accounted for 50 million transactions while, according to the report, the whole network constituted an energy footprint of 17 world citizens. 

The energy efficiency for each transaction on the network increased by 70% while the estimated electricity requirement per transaction was 30% lower than in 2020.

"As more brands and companies factor energy consumption into business decisions, an energy-efficient blockchain like Tezos is well poised to meet their needs and deliver efficient, secure and reliable operations," said Reid Yager, global director of communications at Blokhaus, a marketing firm associated with Tezos.

The annual energy consumption of the Tezos network is estimated to be at 0.001 Terawatt hours (TWh), which is negligible when compared to the likes of Bitcoin (BTC) at 130 TWh and Ethereum (ETH) at 26 TWh. Tezos consumes nearly 2.5 g CO2 equivalent per transaction

Related: French retail giant will launch Tezos-based stablecoin

Tezos has also seen some development in terms of network activity and new partnerships across the Decentralized finance and Non-Fungible Token (NFT) market. It has been selected by Red Bull Racing, Honda, and McLaren Racing as their NFT launch platform. It was also awarded as the blockchain of choice by Art Basel Miami Beach for its ecosystem exhibition.

Proof-of-stake (PoS) based blockchain networks have made significant strides toward fulfilling the ESG goals especially after the recent market FUD around Bitcoin network energy consumption.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:00:00 +0000

Fidelity and Nexo are entering institutional lending market

The collaboration aims to give institutions access to digital assets with a new innovative product designed specifically for their needs.

Fidelity Digital Assets — the crypto wing of Fidelity Investments — and crypto borrowing and exchange platform Nexo have announced a partnership to offer crypto custodial services, products and lending services for institutional investors. 

The two firms will create a comprehensive product line and legal infrastructure for institutional investors looking to get exposure to cryptocurrencies.

The partnership with Fidelity Digital Assets will allow Nexo to extend its asset portfolio and add a second custody level to its security architecture, according to an announcement. It also enables Fidelity Digital Assets institutional investors access to Nexo's services as well as crypto prime brokerage.

Kalin Metodiev, co-founder and managing partner at Nexo, commented on the development saying:

“Working with Fidelity Digital Assets is the latest milestone in our quest to offer a complete institutional platform and to onboard traditional finance companies into the digital asset ecosystem. Our client base will now have full use of our industry-leading credit and trading products with reliance on Fidelity Digital Assets’ bespoke custody and security solutions.”

Related: Institutional investors bought the dip as China FUD broke

Christopher Tyrer, head of Fidelity Digital Assets in Europe, said that the firm has seen significant growth in institutional investor interest on the continent, and has expanded its partnerships in order to meet that demand.

Fidelity Investments has been ambitious in its plans for the institutional cryptocurrency market, making a number of strategic hires in the space. The company appears to be taking a more holistic approach to cryptocurrency, as the asset manager seeks to provide more institutional access points. 

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:30:00 +0000

Smart crypto policy could keep India's tech dominance on top

Experts are fairly confident that the Indian government will most likely choose to regulate rather than ban its thriving crypto economy.

There’s no denying that the Indian government shares a contentious relationship with cryptocurrencies, as was made clear recently when the government indicated that it plans on banning all private cryptocurrencies — a list that could potentially include just about every digital asset in the market today — after it had previously lifted all such restrictions back in 2019.

To elaborate, it is expected that as the government reconvenes for its Winter Session, it will discuss the Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill 2021, which as the name suggests, seeks to create a legislative framework wherein all private cryptocurrencies can potentially be banned. 

That said, there is still a lot of confusion regarding what the term private crypto constitutes, with some people speculating that it may refer simply to security-centric tokens such as Monero (XMR) or ZCash (ZEC). On the other hand, Naimish Sanghvi, founder of crypto news website Coin Crunch India, thinks that the Indian government’s definition of a private asset could expand to include pretty much every crypto in the market, stating:

“In the 2019 Department of Economic Affairs report on cryptocurrency, they essentially said that everything that is non-sovereign is designated as a private cryptocurrency. And by that logic, it means that Bitcoin and Ethereum will come into that definition.”

Blurred lines galore

Nischal Shetty, CEO of Indian cryptocurrency exchange WazirX, told Cointelegraph that it is hard to comprehend what the government means by private cryptocurrencies, especially since prominent assets like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) are essentially public cryptos that have been built atop transparent blockchain infrastructures — with each project featuring its very own set of specific use cases. 

Shetty further highlighted that people cannot use the Indian rupee or Tether (USDT) to pay for fees on the Bitcoin or Ether blockchains. Instead, they need crypto to use decentralized applications (DApps) and create nonfungible tokens (NFTs). He said:

“While the description of the draft bill appears to be the same as in January 2021, several noteworthy events have occurred since January. First, the Parliamentary Standing Committee invited a public consultation, and then our Prime Minister himself came forward to call for crypto regulations in India.”

Sumit Gupta, CEO of cryptocurrency trading platform CoinDCX, told Cointelegraph that there is no official label for a private cryptocurrency anywhere else in the world — and so now, the public eagerly awaits the Indian government’s definition of a private asset.

He further pointed out that since the full details of the bill are not yet available, it is best not to speculate about what it may potentially entail. However, one thing that is clear is that the government recognizes the transformative potential of blockchain, and is paying closer attention to its various uses and applications in our everyday lives. Gupta noted:

“A complete ban is unlikely as it will challenge India’s ability to harness blockchain technology to transform our industries — an outcome we believe policymakers would rather avoid. Crypto is a powerful trend that is shaping economies around the world, and we remain confident that our policymakers will formulate regulations that will enable our economy to reap the full benefits the global crypto industry has to offer.”

A blanket ban looming on the horizon?

When asked about the possibility of an all-out ban rearing its ugly head once again, Shetty noted that it is best to wait and find out more about the bill. He did admit that he is optimistic about India’s general outlook towards crypto, citing Finance Minister Nirmala Setharaman’s recent comments wherein she noted that India may only look to “regulate its digital asset sector” rather than stifle all of the innovation emanating from it irrevocably.

Shetty alluded to the comprehensive Financial Action Task Force (FATF) guidelines that were proposed at this year’s G20 summit which stated that crypto is not a threat to the local economy of any country, adding:

“A blanket ban will also lead to an increase in OTC markets, fake exchanges and brain drain from India. The crypto industry today directly/indirectly employs 50,000 people today and generates millions in tax revenue for the government. The crypto industry is open to being regulated, but a blanket ban is something that will harm the entire country’s financial and technology ecosystem.”

Similarly, Gupta is willing to welcome any bill, as it assures that policymakers are beginning to acknowledge the importance of this new asset class, as well as the growing appetite from retail and institutional investors in India. “While we will not speculate as to the full details of the bill, we are confident that the government will act in a manner that best positions our economy for inclusive growth,” he added. 

In his view, a balanced approach between innovation and regulation should ideally be maintained, with the government clearly spelling out the specific parameters critical in transacting with crypto without overly stifling the technology’s potential.

Regulation rather than an all-out ban 

Recent reports from local Indian media outlets claim that an outright ban may not be in offing. Rather, the government may devise a well-crafted governance framework with how digital assets can be administered in the region. 

News media organization NDTV revealed that it had been able to get its hands on a “cabinet note” related to the proposed crypto bill. As per the document, there are only suggestions to regulate cryptocurrencies as assets that are overseen by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) rather than outlawing the market completely. Not only that, the note reportedly specifies that investors will be given a set amount of time in order to declare their crypto holdings as well store them in platforms that are regulated by the SEBI — a move that suggests private wallet operators may be banned completely from operating within the region. 

Lastly, the document suggests that the upcoming crypto laws will not allow for any digital assets to be recognized as legal tender. However, the government may consider the creation of its very own central bank digital currency somewhere down the line.

Policymaking and India’s digital dominance

As things stand, India boasts of a vibrant tech and innovation sector that hosts the third-largest startup ecosystem in the world. In this regard, Gupta noted that investor confidence in the country has only continued to grow recently, with Indian crypto companies amassing over $500 million worth of funding investment over the course of 2021 alone. 

Furthermore, foreign direct investment in the sector is also estimated to grow to over $25 billion by 2025 and is likely to cross $200 billion by 2030. In this regard, he added: 

“Just recently, Singaporean crypto exchange Coinstore entered the Indian market despite the looming regulatory uncertainty, signifying India’s strength as a crypto hub that continues to attract international companies. If a blanket ban does come into effect, it will not only affect access and adoption-related to digital finance for consumers but also limit innovation and technological advancements for the wider economy.”

India is historically known as a tech hub and by embracing the future of finance, it can further its economic and technological standing as a global powerhouse. Therefore, it will be interesting to see how the country decides to finally go ahead and regulate its burgeoning digital asset market.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:23:36 +0000

Survey says crypto popular holiday gift for Americans — NFTs not so much

Bitcoin, Dogecoin and Ether lead the list as the most popular cryptocurrencies Americans plan to gift during the holiday season.

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Dogecoin (DOGE) and Ether (ETH) are set to become the gift of choice for people of the United States, a new study by crypto lending firm BlockFi revealed.

Conducted in October among more than 1,250 U.S. residents, BlockFi’s “Real Talk: Happy HODLdays” survey found that nearly one in 10 Americans would give crypto to their loved ones as a holiday gift.

Bitcoin is the most popular gift by a large margin (75%) for people who plan to give or receive crypto as a present during holiday 2021, followed by Dogecoin and Ether, respectively. Nonfungible tokens (NFTs), on the other hand, still need time to be accepted as a gift alternative as only 2% of respondents are interested in receiving them as a gift.

Moreover, crypto will likely become a hot topic at family dinner tables, as one in three respondents prefer talking about their popular digital assets instead of politics during the holiday season, the survey showed. While boomers would still prefer to talk politics, Gen Z and millennials plan to open the conversation with crypto.

The survey pointed out the lack of knowledge on how to actually give crypto. Less than a quarter of respondents actually knew how to send crypto to someone as a present. This shows that crypto is becoming a popular topic but further education would benefit an even bigger population, BlockFi co-founder and SVP of operations Flori Marquez said.

Related: A quarter of Aussie crypto users plan to buy crypto Christmas gifts: Survey

BlockFi also asked respondents about their new year plans. A third of millennials plan to buy crypto in 2022 while it decreases to 25% in the older generations. Some 15% of respondents said they plan to buy an NFT in 2022. One thing to note is that Gen-Zers, born after 1997, prefers to buy Dogecoin over Ether.

A similar survey, conducted in Australia by Crypto.com, found that a quarter of Aussie crypto users plan to buy crypto gifts for their loved ones ​​this Christmas.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:00:00 +0000

Can Bitcoin's hard cap of 21 million be changed?

Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin, set a hard cap of 21 million BTC, which means there will only ever be 21 million Bitcoin in existence.

How could Bitcoin's hard cap be modified?

Despite the above-mentioned opposing incentives, a supply cap change is potentially achievable. For example, several entities would have to work together to modify Bitcoin's supply cap.

Developers would have to suggest the modification first, then write the code to implement it. There would be a communal debate, which would almost certainly be contentious. Developers would have to agree on these improvements before they could be incorporated into Bitcoin Core.

The community would then have to agree on an activation path to ensure that the network as a whole switched to the new ruleset. For example, changing the supply cap would necessitate a hard fork, which would require all nodes on the network to accept the modifications or be kicked off.

Both miners and nodes can express their support for the change as part of the activation path, and after a majority of the network has signaled support, the change can be activated. Refusing the modification, nodes and miners would operate a minority fork, keeping the original Bitcoin network, with the two networks competing for market share and hash rate.

Why won’t the hard cap on Bitcoin change?

The hard cap on Bitcoin is secured from alteration by its incentive structure and governance mechanism. The entities that govern Bitcoin's ruleset have significant incentives to fight a change to the hard cap because of the network's architecture, but those who wish to change it have no power over the network.

Incentives

The individuals with the most incentive to modify Bitcoin's hard cap are the miners. Changing Bitcoin's hard cap could boost earnings for miners for a short time. However, doing so would negate one of the main arguments for investing in Bitcoin: its scarcity.

The attractiveness of BTC for many investors is its predictable, fixed supply. However, it is not in miners' best interests to remove the fundamental driver of Bitcoin's value proposition. Although the modification will raise miner revenue in BTC terms, it would lead to a catastrophic and permanent price fall, resulting in a net loss of miner revenue in fiat terms.

Miners are more concerned with their fiat-denominated earnings than their Bitcoin-denominated revenue since practically all of their costs — salaries, equipment costs, and energy bills — are paid in fiat. As a result, if Bitcoin's price falls, miners will lose money.

Bitcoin Governance

The possibility of changing Bitcoin's hard cap stems from two underlying misconceptions regarding BTC as a distributed, consensus-based network. To begin with, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of different versions of the Bitcoin source code. For example, every node in the Bitcoin network runs a software that rejects any incorrect blocks.

While many nodes are running the most recent version of Bitcoin Core, some are still using older versions and implementations. As a result, while changing BTC Core's source code is simple, convincing tens of thousands of nodes to implement these modifications is significantly more challenging.

Moreover, miners have no control over the network's rules. Instead, miners are responsible for creating new blocks and validating transactions. When miners submit a new block to the network, tens of thousands of nodes independently verify it, ensuring that it generates a suitable amount of new BTC, has legitimate proof-of-work and contains valid transactions. All blocks that break these criteria will be rejected by nodes, implying that miners have no control over Bitcoin's ruleset.

When 95% of miners agreed to lift the block size limit in 2017 in an attempt to allow Bitcoin to scale, this theory was confirmed by reality. On the other hand, nodes and users resisted the shift and successfully forced miners to switch to a different scaling method.

Can Bitcoin's hard cap be changed?

By changing the Bitcoin network's rule, its hard cap can be modified.

Some Bitcoin skeptics argue that because BTC is merely software, its network rules can be readily modified. These critics say that as the block subsidy — the amount of new Bitcoin created in each block — decreases every four years, miners would want to protect their revenue stream by raising the supply cap beyond 21 million BTC.

On the surface, miners would be enticed to modify the supply cap and allow themselves to generate more new Bitcoin. This adjustment, however, will not take place for a variety of reasons, as explained in the section below.

Does Bitcoin have a hard cap?

BTC’s anonymous creator has set Bitcoin’s hard cap to 21 million, i.e., BTC's supply is limited.

Satoshi Nakamoto set a hard cap on the amount of BTC that may ever exist when he invented Bitcoin. The total number of BTC will never exceed 21 million. The hard cap is a limit that is written in Bitcoin's source code and enforced by network nodes.

The hard cap on Bitcoin is critical to its value proposition as a currency and an investment tool. Bitcoin, like gold and real estate, is a successful store of value because its quantity is difficult to expand. Every four years, due to halving, producing Bitcoin becomes more complex and finally impossible.

Why do cryptocurrencies have a hard cap?

An adequate hard cap is essential for two important reasons, including the scarcity of the project’s tokens and the roadmap of the project under consideration.

The first is the project's token’s scarcity. The world's first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, is valuable because it is limited in supply; only 21 million Bitcoins will ever be mined. Any project trying to impose a hard cap must follow the same supply and demand principles. Furthermore, the integrity and value of the underlying project will be safeguarded. Business leaders and team members, on the other hand, must strike a delicate balance to get this number right. The value of tokens decreases as the number of tokens increases, and vice versa.

Second, a hard cap is intimately linked to the underlying project's roadmap. Finally, the team should clarify how the money raised will be used, as there have been cases where initiatives have raised more money than they expected because they didn't establish a strict cap.

What is a hard market cap?

A hard cap is a parameter that the crypto analytics websites and the project's community watch closely.

A hard cap is a limit set by the code of a blockchain on the absolute maximum supply of a cryptocurrency. A hard cap prevents any further production or circulation of the cryptocurrency's units. It is widely regarded as having a good effect since it promotes scarcity, which raises the value of each token. For instance, the hard cap of the world's first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin (BTC), was set to 21 million by its anonymous creator, Satoshi Nakamoto.

Absolute scarcity refers to a good's finite, fixed supply. There is no additional supply response to meet higher demand when demand for an item rises. The supply is therefore entirely inelastic. Regardless of the growth in demand, you will be unable to produce more. The price is the only output that can fluctuate. This is true in the case of BTC; Bitcoin's issuance rate and hard-capped supply stay constant regardless of how much energy is put into mining it. However, to get around this constraint, a cryptocurrency must change its basic specifications, thereby re-inventing itself.

However, gold is only scarce in terms of the energy required to mine it. If we handed out shovels to everyone and urged them to start digging, there would be a lot more gold flooding the market, lowering the price.

The hard cap parameter is also used while evaluating an initial coin offering (ICO). Before considering a purchase, investors and users must consider various aspects while evaluating a project or protocol. The hard and soft caps of an ICO are the most well-known parameters among such elements. A soft cap is a minimum amount that developers must raise to launch their product, whereas a hard cap is a total amount that a team hopes to raise in an ICO.

While the hard limit refers to the maximum number of tokens sold during an ICO, the soft cap refers to the minimum amount of money that a project can raise to begin development. As a result, the hard cap is usually set far higher than the soft cap, as it is more of a fundraising goal than a minimum realistic target.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 13:15:00 +0000

Russia’s largest bank struggles to register its digital asset platform

State-owned bank Sber is trying to launch digital asset tools, but regulators remain skeptical about the industry.

Sber, Russia’s largest bank, is apparently struggling to obtain regulatory approval for its digital asset issuance platform as the company continues delaying registration plans.

Sber CEO Herman Gref announced Tuesday that the bank now expects its digital asset issuance platform to have been registered with the Bank of Russia by the end of 2021, local news agency Prime reported.

“We are in constant contact with the central bank, and we are discussing various issues. We really want to believe that the platform will be registered by the end of this year,” Gref said.

The new comments come almost a year after Sber initially filed an application with the Bank of Russia to launch a blockchain platform for its Sbercoin stablecoin in January 2021. At the time, Sber director of transactions Sergey Popov said that the registration procedure usually takes no longer than 45 days. As such, the bank had b expecting to launch its platform and the stablecoin by spring 2021.

While unable to move forward with the plans by the fall, Sber then said that it was planning to register its digital asset issuance platform in September.

Sber did not respond to Cointelegraph’s requests for comment on the matter.

Related: Crypto is a hedge for 46% of Russian retail investors, survey states

Sber’s delayed plans hardly come as a surprise, as Russia’s central bank has taken a hard stance on cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and has even barred some major banks from offering crypto investment services. The bank has said that such services do not “meet the interests of investors and bear great risks.”

In the meantime, Bank of Russia governor Elvira Nabiullina believes that tools such as central bank digital currencies should serve as a good option for governments to replace decentralized cryptocurrencies.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 13:11:51 +0000

Bitwise CIO ‘not so sure’ about Bitcoin hitting $100K in 2021

Many crypto people predicted Bitcoin to break $100,000 in 2021, but BTC has yet to climb higher than $68,000.

As 2022 draws closer, some cryptocurrency investment experts are doubtful about whether Bitcoin (BTC) has enough time to hit $100,000 in 2021.

Following a major flash crash in the cryptocurrency market, Bitcoin is unlikely to break new all-time highs in the next three weeks and go all the way up to $100,000, according to Bitwise chief investment officer Matt Hougan.

“$100,000 by the end of the year is a difficult prediction to make [...] I think $100,000 could be in target in 2022 but this year, I’m not so sure,” Hougan said in a Monday interview.

He noted that a potential cryptocurrency rally in 2022 will be largely thanks to growing institutional support. “I think as we look into 2022, we still have these fundamental drivers, the institutions we speak to every day at Bitwise,” Hougan said, adding that many institutions are still moving into the market for the first time.

The CIO also predicted that 2022 will see an “explosion of activity built on Ethereum” and layer-one solutions, or those aiming to improve the base protocol itself to scale the overall system rather than creating a different protocol.

“Investors are going to be looking at Ethereum, Solana, or Polygon. Investors are starting to realize there’s more to crypto than just Bitcoin. If there’s one bigger story for next year, it’s going to be everything else: crypto as DeFi, NFTs, Web3, or metaverse,” Hougan predicted.

While Hougan noted the growing potential of altcoins — or coins other than Bitcoin — some prominent figures in the crypto community are still sticking with BTC.

Bobby Lee, founder and CEO of crypto hardware wallet Ballet, argued on Monday that Bitcoin is “more valuable” than altcoins because i is not backed by “any sort of project, or a promise that can fail.”

The crypto community has been watching Bitcoin’s price closely this year, with notable figures in the industry predicting BTC will ha hit $100,000 by the end of 2021, including Standard Chartered’s cryptocurrency research unit, stock-to-flow model creator PlanB, Morgan Creek Digital Assets co-founder Anthony Pompliano, SkyBridge Capital CEO Anthony Scaramucci and others.

Related: Bitcoin to hit $250K in January 2022 but ‘invalidate’ S2FX BTC price model — New prediction

Others in the crypto community have taken a more skeptical view.

At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading at $51,290, notably recovering after dropping below $47,000 on Saturday, according to data from CoinGecko. After starting 2021 at around $30,000, Bitcoin hit its all-time high above $67,000 in mid-November.

Bitcoin one-year price chart. Source: CoinGecko

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 11:32:47 +0000

Third-biggest Bitcoin whale’s holdings total $6B after ‘whopping’ 2.7K BTC buy-in

Not every large-volume holder is interested in selling or sitting on their hands this week.

Bitcoin (BTC) returning to $50,000 overnight inspired one of the largest wallets to buy the equivalent of $137 million more.

Blockchain data from on-chain monitoring resource BitInfoCharts highlights how one entity “bought the dip” like no other.

Someone “buys the dip” to the tune of $137 million

After buying frequently since BTC/USD hit $69,000 all-time highs last month, the wallet holder upped the ante overnight with a single purchase of 2,700 BTC — taking their total to 118,017 BTC.

The buy dwarfs previous recent transactions, and as popular Twitter account Venturefounder noted, takes the holder’s balance to “whopping” record levels.

“This is officially the highest number of Bitcoin EVER held in this wallet: 118,017 BTC, in total the whale has put $2.5B USD to buy BTC with an average cost basis of $21,160 per BTC,” the account tweeted.

“The second highest BTC count was during July 2021 (low $30k BTC).”

The actions buck the overall trend, which has seen whales deposit BTC to exchanges since Friday’s crash.

While there is no indisputable evidence that the wallet is a private investor, Venturefounder added that its activity is unlike a corporate entity such as an exchange cold wallet or fund, citing “Many strategic buy the dip & sell the rally behaviors and clear long term accumulation trend.”

Recent transaction history for third-largest BTC wallet. Source: BitInfoCharts

Altcoin profits eat Bitcoin’s lunch in rebound

As Cointelegraph reported, opinions remain mixed about whether the bottom is in for Bitcoin or that another price dip is due first.

Related: BTC sentiment ‘comparable to a funeral’ — 5 things to watch in Bitcoin this week

A strong bounce among major altcoins has further added to convictions held by some that a form of “alt season” could enter while BTC consolidates.

Ether (ETH) rallied 11.4% Tuesday, outpacing BTC/USD in a move copied by several other large-cap tokens.

ETH/BTC hit its highest levels since February 2018 overnight, data from Cointelegraph Markets Pro and TradingView confirms.

ETH/BTC 1-month candle chart (Bitstamp). Source: TradingView

“The best period to buy altcoins is probably current weeks,” Cointelegraph contributor Michaël van de Poppe argued, adding that Bitcoin had “probably bottomed out.” 

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 11:27:34 +0000

Nasdaq Stockholm lists Bitcoin and Ether exchange-traded notes

The number of crypto-based exchange-traded products in Europe continues to expand as 2022 draws nearer.

Nasdaq Stockholm has announced that 21Shares has listed its first two physically backed exchange-traded notes (ETN) on the Swedish trading platform. 

The two instruments listed, with Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) as underlying assets, represent a new segment for ETNs — a type of unsecured debt security that tracks an underlying index of equities and trades on a major exchange. 

According to the announcement, the new ETNs will provide investors access to investment opportunities in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ether. 

Helena Wedin, European head of exchange-traded products at Nasdaq, said that exchange-traded notes allow one to invest in non-traditional assets while maintaining the transparency of a regulated market. She added, “We are happy to launch this new segment at Nasdaq Stockholm with 21Shares as the first issuer.” 

According to the press release, most traditional banks and brokers allow investors to trade all ETNs listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. This is a first that opens up new possibilities to investors interested in investing in cryptocurrencies but who are uncomfortable doing so on unregulated exchanges.

Related: ETN vs. ETF: Which Is the Investor’s Dream?

The cryptocurrency market has experienced a steep rise in valuation throughout the previous year. Despite some recent price dips, interest in cryptocurrencies continues to be high.

One reason for this sustained interest may be the possibility of increased institutional investment in the market. As institutional investment in cryptocurrencies increases, we’ll likely see more products such as ETNs being listed on regulated exchanges. As reported by Cointelegraph in September, VanEck introduced Solana (SOL) and Polkadot (DOT) ETNs on Deutsche Boerse’s Xetra.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 09:48:08 +0000

Gibraltar's government plans to bridge the gap between public and private sectors with blockchain

Officials have already started digitizing government services on the smart contract network RSK, but plan to step up work on the integration in early 2022.

The government of Gibraltar, a British territory at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, has started a pilot program aimed at utilizing blockchain technology to store official credentials on its systems.

In a Tuesday announcement, Her Majesty's Government of Gibraltar said it had partnered with Mexico-based cryptocurrency exchange Bitso and IOVlabs, a startup that develops financial solutions based on the Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain, to integrate blockchain technology into its eGov system. The initial phase of the integration will allow users to store state-issued and certified credentials on its servers in an effort for residents and location organizations to have better access to public services.

According to Albert Isola, Gibraltar’s Minister for Digital and Financial Services, officials have already started digitizing government services on the smart contract network RSK, but plan to step up work on the integration in early 2022. He added that Bitso would be contributing $500,000 in Bitcoin — roughly 9 BTC at a price of $55,000 — to the project.

“Gibraltar has successfully positioned itself as a forward-thinking jurisdiction for innovative businesses developing and offering blockchain-related solutions,” said Isola. “The implementation of blockchain technology into our processes in partnership with our stakeholders working here will further improve the way in which our community interacts with the government.”

Related: Blockchain will transform government services, and that’s just the beginning

Gibraltar’s Financial Services Commission has recently given the green light for crypto firms looking to conduct business in the British territory, including Huobi Group’s local arm, Huobi Gibraltar, which provides spot trading services, and Block.one’s branch Bullish Limited. Many companies in the space seem to be looking at the territory as a more favorable regulatory environment.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 09:00:00 +0000

Crypto tumblers, exchanges under microscope as DOJ launches new task force

Under the pretext of holding corrupt actors accountable, the new task force will address crimes related to the criminal misuse of cryptocurrency.

The Biden administration has introduced a five-pillar strategy to counter corruption as a part of the core United States national security interest. The strategy involves establishing a new task force to address potential illicit activities on crypto exchanges and other services that can serve as avenues for money laundering.

With the motive to enhance enforcement of Anti-Money Laundering regulations, as well as criminal and civil laws, the Federal government plans to implement new tools for investigating and prosecuting money laundering offenses. Specifically for cryptocurrencies, “PILLAR THREE: Holding Corrupt Actors Accountable” highlights:

“DOJ [Deparment of Justice] will utilize a newly established task force, the National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team, to focus specifically on complex investigations and prosecutions of criminal misuses of cryptocurrency.”

The White House mentioned that the National Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team would be particularly responsible for overseeing “crimes committed by virtual currency exchanges, mixing and tumbling services, and money laundering infrastructure actors.”

The Department of Justice has also expanded subpoena power for certain financial records maintained abroad while imposing new disclosure requirements for beneficial ownership information. The department also plans to incentivize whistleblowers for sharing information that leads to the identification and seizure of illicit proceeds.

Related: House committee announces crypto CEOs will testify at Dec. 8 hearing on digital assets

Running parallel to the White House’s latest initiative, Representative Maxine Waters, chair of the House Committee on Financial Services, has invited CEOs of eight major crypto companies to discuss digital assets and the future of finance to be held on Wednesday.

As Cointelegraph reported, the CEOs of Circle, FTX, Bitfury, Paxos, the Stellar Development Foundation, Coinbase and Coinbase Global’s chief financial officer will be attending the committee hearing.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 08:43:44 +0000

This Bitcoin price metric just hit ‘oversold’ for only the 7th time in 8 years

Advanced NVT was already hinting that Bitcoin was “seriously cheap” but has now printed a rare buy flag.

A Bitcoin (BTC) price metric, which made BTC “look seriously cheap” at $56,000, is now in rare oversold territory.

In a tweet on Dec. 6, Philip Swift, creator of analytics platform LookIntoBitcoin, returned to potentially bullish signals coming from Bitcoin’s Advanced NVT Signal.

Advanced NVT deflates in Bitcoin price rout

Advanced NVT calculates whether Bitcoin is overbought or oversold at a certain price point, using market capitalization and network volume.

In late November, when BTC/USD had already fallen to $56,000, Swift suggested that a bounce was due.

The metric subsequently continued to fall in line with spot price thanks to last Friday’s liquidation cascade. A possible plus, however, lies in the return of “oversold” cues from NVT — something which has only occurred six times since 2015.

“A lot of fear in the market currently, which makes me bullish. Lots of indicators suggest we are near a bottom,” he said.

“Advanced NVT Signal looks at price relative to onchain transactions. It has only been this oversold a few times before, each time resulting in a strong bounce.”
Bitcoin advanced NVT signal annotated chart. Source: Philip Swift/Twitter

The strength of such a bounce nonetheless may have already faded, with Bitcoin reversing after around 6% overnight gains to $51,500 on Bitstamp.

Trader to BTC buyers: Wait a week to “avoid chop”

At press time, $51,000 formed a focus amid heavy indications from commentators that fresh downside could soon enter.

Related: Bitcoin could 'drive people nuts' for months with $53K BTC price ceiling — Analyst

“Buy in low to mid 40’s. Not get trapped,” trader and analyst Pentoshi advised Twitter followers.

As Cointelegraph reported Monday, meanwhile, there are plenty of reasons to separate spot price action from underlying strength in Bitcoin.

Among them is the all-time high hash rate, along with a broad lack of selling. Smaller hodlers, by contrast, have been adding to their positions throughout the past week.

Only whales appear to be hedging their bets, as evidenced by exchange flow data.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 08:39:23 +0000

Retail buyers made up more than 80% of NFT transactions in 2021: Chainalysis

Chainalysis has determined that most NFT transactions so far this year have been from retail buyers, but the big volumes were driven by collectors and institutions.

More than 80% of all nonfungible token (NFT) transactions have been worth less than $10,000 in 2021, according to Chainalysis, which categorized them as “retail” in recent research.

A Monday report from blockchain analytics firm Chainalysis titled “The 2021 NFT Market Explained” detailed NFT transaction trends throughout 2021. Researchers at Chainalysis studied on-chain data between January and October 2021.

While retail transactions have accounted for more than 80% of all NFT transactions on any given day in 2021, collector-sized transactions had risen from 6% in March to 19% by Oct. 31, indicating an increase in more prominent collectors as the year progressed.

Institutional-sized transactions accounted for less than 1% of all transfers but made up 26% of the actual trading volume during the period, it added.

A retail-sized transaction is worth less than $10,000, while a collector-sized transaction is worth between $10,000 and $100,000. An institutional-sized transaction is worth more than $100,000, according to the research.

The chart below shows the dominance of retail transactions throughout the year from January to October, with a definitive uptick in collector-sized transactions beginning by September.

NFT transaction size share. Source: Chainalysis

The share of total transfers was mostly made up by retail, but collectors and institutions have made up the lion’s share of NFT dollar-denominated transfer volume since March. Collector-sized transactions made up 63% of the volume, and institution-sized transactions made up 26%, which means retail transfers came to 11% of the volume for the time period studied.

NFT transfer volume share. Source: Chainalysis

The researchers contrasted the NFT market with the wider cryptocurrency market, where retail transactions make up a far smaller proportion of the total transactions.

“The data shows that the NFT market is far more retail-driven than the traditional cryptocurrency market, where retail transactions make up a negligible share of all transaction volume.”

The earning potential associated with NFTs was among several factors that drove cryptocurrency adoption through 2021. That is evidenced by the record $17.7 billion in NFT sales expected through 2021, according to a report from Cointelegraph Research.

Last week alone, NFT sales amounted to $300 million, nearly a quarter of which came from metaverse land purchases in The Sandbox.

Additionally, there has been at least $26.9 billion in cryptocurrency sent to ERC-721 and ERC-1155 (the industry dominant Ethereum standards for NFTs) contracts through 2021, according to Chainalysis. 

Related: Binance Smart Chain and Animoca Brands form $200M fund for GameFi projects

Whitelisting best for profits

Despite the tremendous amount of money being spent on NFTs, the report stated that “just 28.5% of NFTs purchased during minting and then sold on the platform result in a profit.”

Chainalysis suggested getting whitelisted to increase the chances of turning a profit from a newly minted NFT. Users who made the whitelist on a minting event on OpenSea turned a profit 75.7% of the time versus the 20.8% who did so without being whitelisted.

“The data suggests it’s nearly impossible to achieve outsized returns on minting purchases without being whitelisted.”

However, NFTs bought on the secondary market after minting “leads to profit 65.1% of the time,” the report added, suggesting that if one cannot make the whitelist, it is better to wait for an NFT collection to hit a secondary marketplace rather than participating in a minting event.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 06:33:21 +0000

Gemini partners with Colombia's biggest bank for crypto trading

The partnership will allow Bancolombia customers to trade a number of popular cryptocurrencies including BTC, ETH and LTC.

New York-based crypto exchange Gemini has announced that it will be expanding into Latin America through an upcoming partnership with Colombia’s largest bank, Bancolombia.

The partnership will take effect on Dec. 14, and will permit customers from Bancolombia to trade four crypto assets: Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Cash (BCH).

A limited number of users will be able to buy crypto directly from their Bancolombia bank accounts through the Gemini exchange, which will provide crypto-specific infrastructure for exchange and custody of assets. It remains unclear whether the users will be able to withdraw the crypto holdings directly from their accounts.

In a Monday announcement about the partnership, Gemini stated that it “serves as an important step toward the strategic expansion of Gemini’s presence in Latin America.”

“We believe that crypto can play an important role in the development of Latin America as interest in blockchain and innovative technologies proliferates throughout the region.”

The partnership will run as part of a year-long pilot program run by Colombia’s financial regulator, the Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia (SFC). The regulatory sandbox, “la Arenera” was approved by the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit in September 2020.

In January, the SFC announced that it had chosen nine out of fourteen crypto exchanges that had applied for the project, including Gemini, Binance and the Mexican exchange Bitso.

Since El Salvador adopted BTC as a legal tender on Sept. 7, Latin America has made strides towards mainstream crypto adoption. In October, CEO of multicurrency investment platform Uphold J. P. Thieriot told Cointelegraph that Latin America stands to “benefit the most from crypto.”

Gemini currently operates in over 60 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Panama, Peru and Uruguay in Latin America.

Related: Blockchain.com acquires SeSocio to cement presence in Latin America

Bancolombia operates in Colombia, Panama, Guatemala and El Salvador. According to an internal report from last year, it has 17.8 million users.

In March, Colombia’s oldest bank Banco de Bogotá also announced that it would be piloting crypto services as part of la Arenera. A year prior in March 2020, Cointelegraph reported that Latin America is the region with the third-largest number of crypto users in the world.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 06:15:01 +0000

Massive jump in number of Australians who own crypto: Survey

CEO of Independent Reserve Adrian Przelozny told Cointelegraph that he expects the trend to continue as crypto matures and becomes less volatile.

The 2021 Independent Reserve’s Cryptocurrency Index (IRCI) survey of more than 2,000 people found that the percentage of Australians surveyed who own or have owned crypto has reached 28.8%, up from 18.4% in 2020.

The results suggest that growth in the sector is being driven by the positive experience of those who own crypto, with 89% of those surveyed saying they have made money or broken even, up from 78% in 2020.

Independent Reserve CEO Adrian Przelozny told Cointelegraph that these results didn’t come as a surprise to him, due to an environment in which it has become “very difficult to get returns on investments.”

He stated that “cryptocurrencies have easily outperformed any other assets over the last 12 months,” before adding:

“I think it's quite natural that more and more people get interested in an asset class that's clearly outperforming the rest of the market.”

In October, Cointelegraph reported that Bitcoin (BTC) is the official best-performing asset class of 2021.

Przelozny said that he expects the trend to continue as crypto matures and becomes less volatile. He said that the “biggest ally” of cryptocurrency is that “the longer it's around, the more accepted it becomes.”

“With time, I think you'll see volatility and the perceived risk of this investment reduce.”

Of those surveyed by the IRCI who don’t currently own crypto, 28.6% said they would invest if there were better consumer protections in place. Another 26.6% said they’d buy crypto if industry regulation was improved.

Regulation is needed for continued growth

Przelozny said that “the sector still desperately needs regulation to catch up and provide greater security for both investors and cryptocurrency businesses.”

“I do think that once regulation comes on board, we'll see a whole new class of investors into this space. And I think that's what we've seen in other jurisdictions, like over in Singapore.”

Przelozny told Cointelegraph that he anticipates that older Aussies over 65 will make up the next big wave of investors as these regulatory issues are addressed.

“They're looking for consumer protections from the government before they're willing to take the plunge and enter the cryptocurrency market.”

Unsurprisingly, the 24- to 34-year-old age group was the most trusting of crypto, with 27.6% saying they bought in to get rich while disbelievers in the system are most likely to be found in the over 65 age group.

Related: Australian women owning crypto has doubled in 2021: Survey

According to the IRCI, Bitcoin remains the most well-known and popular cryptocurrency, with 89.1% of Australians surveyed saying they’ve heard of it and 21.1% actually owning Bitcoin. The second most popular crypto asset is Ethereum, at 11% reported ownership, up from just 5% in 2020.

The IRCI is an annual cross-sectional survey of more than 2,000 Australians conducted by PureProfile. Independent Reserve says its sample was reflective of the country’s gender, age and geographic distribution.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 05:09:29 +0000

Sophia AI robot to be tokenized for Metaverse appearance

A collection of 100 “intelligent NFTs” will be auctioned in Binance on Dec. 16 as Sophia takes a trip into the Metaverse.

A virtual anime version of Sophia, the world-famous humanoid artificial intelligence (AI) robot, is set to be tokenized and auctioned off as part of an up-and-coming Metaverse project dubbed “Noah’s Ark.” 

Sophia was developed by Hong Kong-based firm Hansen Robotics in 2016 and is known across the globe for her conversation skills and articulate speaking ability. In her first five years, Sophia has addressed the United Nations and obtained Saudi citizenship.

Earlier this month, former Hansen Robotics CEO and Sophia co-creator Jeanne Lim launched a virtual anime version of the robot dubbed “Sophia beingAI” at her new company, beingAI, under a perpetual license and co-branding partnership.

According to the Dec. 7 announcement, beingAI has partnered with intelligent nonfungible token (iNFT) production firm Alethea AI to launch 100 iNFTs featuring Sophia beingAI on Binance’s NFT marketplace in an intelligent initial game offering (IGO) on Dec. 16.

The auction will take place over five days, with twenty iNFTs being released each day until it concludes on Dec. 21.

The term iNFT refers to revolutionary NFTs that are embedded with intelligence in the form of an AI personality that adds programmability into their immutable smart contracts. These intelligent NFTs can interact autonomously with people in real-time in a gamified environment.

The collection is named “The Transmedia Universe of Sophia beingAI” and as part of the partnership, the 100 iNFTs will be supported in Alethea AI’s decentralized metaverse project Noah’s Ark.

The collection is being illustrated by comic artist Pat Lee, who previously worked with DC Comics and Marvel Comics on franchises such as Batman, Superman, Ironman and Spiderman.

Alethea AI unveiled Noah’s Ark in October, and is aiming for its Metaverse to be “inhabited by interactive and intelligent NFTs.” Lim stated that:

“We hope Sophia beingAI will bring together humanity and technology to help humans attain our true nature of unconditional love and pure possibilities.”

Related: Sophia the robot set to auction NFT digital artwork

This is not the first time Sophia has been involved in the NFT space. In March, Sophia held an NFT auction via the Nifty Gateway platform, as reported by Cointelegraph.

In a famed speech at the 2017 Future Investment Initiative Conference, Sophia demonstrated that she can show emotion by making faces that were happy, sad and angry. In 2019, Sophia stated that she knew what cryptocurrencies were but didn’t own any.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 04:48:46 +0000

Jack Dorsey’s Spiral demos Bitcoin Lightning Development Kit

A puppet of Jack Dorsey has been used to explain the Lightning Network in a new video promoting Spiral’s LDK.

The crypto arm of the recently rebranded Square (now Block) has demonstrated its Lightning Development Kit (LDK) as it aims to turbocharge the Bitcoin network. 

The team from Jack Dorsey’s Spiral published a video on Tuesday showcasing the capabilities of Bitcoin (BTC) Lightning and the LDK.

LDK has been designed to allow developers to seamlessly plug their applications into the network on mobile devices and point-of-sale terminals. 

LDK supports native APIs using Rust, C, Swift, Java and Kotlin coding languages. This lets developers customize their wallet app for their users in the language of their choice while also removing the necessity for separate Bitcoin and Lightning Network (LN) wallets.

In the video, Twitter’s former CEO described the LDK as a program that “makes it easy for any developer in the world to build a wallet.”

The video features a puppet Jack Dorsey interacting with store clerks and owners by paying for services with Lightning Network. He uses his mobile LN wallet app to pay for a nose piercing and a movie ticket, while the video periodically cuts to the Spiral team talking about the merits of Bitcoin and the LN.

Spiral, previously known as Square Crypto, has been developing Bitcoin wallet solutions since it was founded in 2019. In addition to the LDK, Spiral is working on the Bitcoin Development Kit, which allows cross-platform mobile wallet interactions. 

Lightning is a layer-two scaling solution for Bitcoin, which, Spiral project manager Haley Berkoe, said, “Turns Bitcoin into an actual payment system.”

Conor Okus from Spiral expects its LDK to increase the adoption of Bitcoin and the LN by “providing a way for people in different parts of the world... to store value and engage in economic activity.”

Related: Congressional candidate seeking to unseat anti-crypto Brad Sherman is accepting contributions via Lightning

The product release comes at a fortuitous time for Lightning users as network nodes are at all-time highs. The last reading from Bitcoin Visuals shows that there are 18,905 nodes with active channels on the Lightning Network.

Over the last three months, the total number of nodes has grown by 23%, with 3,534 new nodes added. The LN currently has a network capacity of 3,285 BTC, or around $166 million according to 1ML.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 04:08:35 +0000

Australian women owning crypto has doubled in 2021: Survey

The IRCI survey of 2,000 Aussies also found that 56.7% of the women surveyed said that they would enter the crypto market based on advice from family and friends.

A new survey shared with Cointelegraph has found that the proportion of Australian women who own crypto assets has doubled in the last year.

The 2021 Independent Reserve’s Cryptocurrency Index (IRCI) of 2000 Australians found that the number of women who currently or have previously invested in crypto rose from 10.3% in 2020 to 20% in 2021. The percentage of female Bitcoin owners also rose from 8.3% to 14.8%, according to the survey.

Independent Reserve is an Australian-based cryptocurrency exchange that was founded in 2013, it has more than 200,000 users.

Karen Cohen, deputy chair for the board of Blockchain Australia, said that more women have entered the crypto market this year as the asset class has continued to become a mainstream investment. Speaking to Cointelegraph, she said:

“I think that it tells you that investing in crypto is less risky and is just one of many different ways you can invest. I think it’s sort of giving the signal that if a bank thinks it's okay, then you know it's a safer place to invest.”

Cohen cited examples such as the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) adding crypto trading options to its app in early November.

Co-founder of Independent Reserve Adrian Przelozny added that “over time, as cryptocurrency investments become more acceptable and mainstream, the perceived risk also reduces.”

He added: “I think that as that happens, you'll see more and more women enter the market.”

Research by Grayscale from 2019 shows that women tend to be more risk-averse investors, which is often given as a reason for the gender gap between female and male crypto investors.

The IRI also found that women were more likely to listen to family and friends about crypto. Of the women surveyed, 56.7% said that they would enter the crypto market based on advice from family and friends, as opposed to 42.2% of the men surveyed.

Cohen said, “A lot of women are getting referrals from their friends and family, so they're getting a feeling a bit safer to get involved.”

On the other hand, 45.9% of men said they would consider entering the crypto market due to interest sparked by media coverage, compare to 41.8% of women surveyed.

Closing the gender gap

Cohen said that moving forward, she expects that total gender parity among crypto investors is still “a while away,” because it’s so entangled with gendered stereotypes and the way that women are brought up to understand risk and investment.

Przelozny agreed, saying that he couldn’t possibly speculate as to when the investment gap will close. He said: “As to when it becomes 50/50, I don't know. But I think it's definitely trending in the right direction.”

Cohen also said that as the Metaverse and blockchain gaming begins to dominate the crypto market, users can expect “the landscape to completely change again.”

“Is gaming more of a boy's club than crypto?” she asked, concluding that “nobody really knows.”

Related: How women are changing the face of enterprise blockchain, literally!

In last year’s IRCI report, Cohen urged decision-makers in the crypto industry to include women in events and panel discussions, saying “we are what we see”.

The IRCI is an annual cross-sectional survey of over 2,000 Australians conducted by PureProfile. Independent Reserve says its sample was reflective of the country’s gender, age and geographic distribution.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 02:23:40 +0000

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PagerDuty Q3 Results Beat Street View, Lifts FY Outlook; Shares Jump 11%

(RTTNews) - Shares of PagerDuty, Inc. (PD) gained over 11% in extended session on Tuesday after it reported its third-quarter results and lifted its full year outlook. Third-quarter net loss was $26.6 million or $0.31 per share, wider than last year's loss of $21.0 million or $0.26 per share. Adjusted loss for the quarter was $0.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:12:47 GMT

BlackBerry to Announce Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2022 Results on December 21, 2021

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:05:00 GMT

SAExploration Announces Executive Changes

<p xmlns="https://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><span class="xn-location">HOUSTON, <span class="xn-chron">Dec. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- <b>SAExploration Holdings, Inc. ("SAE" or the "Company") </b>announced today that <span class="xn-person">Michael J. Faust, President and Chief Executive Officer, will retire from his executive positions, effective...

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:02:00 GMT

West Fraser Announces Senior Leadership Changes

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:01:00 GMT

Polaris Slingshot® Features Audio by Rockford Fosgate® Geared for Open Air Performance

<p xmlns="https://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><span class="xn-location">TEMPE, Ariz., <span class="xn-chron">Dec. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --  Rockford Fosgate, the industry leader in high-performance audio systems, announces the debut of new 2022 Polaris Slingshot® audio systems. Engineered for all day output and specifically designed to perform in open...

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:00:00 GMT

Resolute Announces Share Repurchase Program

<p class="prntar" xmlns="https://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">US $<p xmlns="https://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><span class="xn-location">MONTREAL, <span class="xn-chron">Dec. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) today announced that its board of directors authorized the repurchase of up to $100 million or 10 million...

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:00:00 GMT

West Fraser Declares Dividend

<p xmlns="https://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><span class="xn-location">VANCOUVER, BC, <span class="xn-chron">Dec. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. ("<b>West Fraser</b>" or the "<b>Company</b>") (TSX and NYSE: WFG) has declared today a quarterly dividend of <span class="xn-money">US$0.20 per share on the Common shares and Class B...

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:00:00 GMT

Tequila Don Julio Ultima Reserva Presents: An Evening At Home With Mark Seliger And His 'Ultima Circle'

<p xmlns="https://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><span class="xn-location">NEW YORK, <span class="xn-chron">Dec. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Tequila Don Julio Ultima Reserva is a liquid so rare and precious that it deserves to be enjoyed with those you cherish the most, a sentiment that the brand was born from. When Don Julio Gonzalez first set out on his...

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:59:00 GMT

Icahn Enterprises L.P. Completes Sale of PSC Metals LLC

<p xmlns="https://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><span class="xn-location">SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla., <span class="xn-chron">Dec. 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Icahn Enterprises L.P. (NASDAQ: IEP) ("Icahn Enterprises") today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, American Entertainment Properties Corp., has completed the previously announced sale of 100%...

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:50:00 GMT

Com-Cov2 Study Reveals Mixing Of Different Vaccines Develop Better Immunity To Covid

(RTTNews) - A British study of Covid-19 vaccines has revealed that people developed a better immune response after they received a first dose of AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine followed by Moderna after a period of nine weeks. This was revealed by Matthew Snape, the Oxford professor behind the Covid-19 trials commonly known as...

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:45:49 GMT

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Bitcoin 'founder' to keep 1m Bitcoin cache

A jury decided Craig Wright, who says he created the cryptocurrency, can retain bitcoin worth billions of dollars.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:10:41 GMT

Amazon services down for thousands of users

Customers of the e-commerce giant report problems with shopping services, Prime Video and Alexa.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:55:36 GMT

Quarantine hotels: Returning Brits struggle to book

Some UK residents coming back from South Africa are still struggling to find quarantine hotel rooms.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:47:48 GMT

Treasury inflation warning on public sector pay

The Treasury has warned that higher public sector pay could make high inflation rates persist.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:58:18 GMT

Christmas dinner costs rise as inflation bites

Turkeys, sprouts and Christmas puddings are more expensive this year, research suggests.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:23:42 GMT

Super-rich increase their share of world's income

A major report on wealth and inequality says 2020 saw the steepest rise in billionaires' wealth on record.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:06:38 GMT

Covid testing: New PCR rules throw plans into disarray

Travellers explain how their plans have been disrupted by the new rules for people arriving in the UK.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:59:51 GMT

Vishal Garg: US boss fires 900 employees over Zoom

"Last time I did this I cried," said the head of the online mortgage lender laying off 15% of his staff.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:00:27 GMT

House price growth highest for 15 years, says Halifax

However, the pace is unlikely to be maintained as household budgets are squeezed, the lender says.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 10:23:18 GMT

Instagram announces changes ahead of political grilling

Platform boss unveils new safety features a day before being quizzed by the US Senate.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:28:31 GMT

Wall Street watchdogs probe Trump media firm deal

At the weekend the Trump Media and Technology Group said it had secured $1bn of investment.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 00:58:28 GMT

Tesco: Pre-Christmas strikes planned by 6,200 depot staff

Trade union Usdaw said 5,000 members at nine warehouses across the country will take industrial action.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 22:04:04 GMT

Rohingya sue Facebook for $150bn over Myanmar hate speech

The social media giant is accused of fuelling violence against the persecuted minority in Myanmar.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:38:12 GMT

Hong Kong Covid: The Cathay pilots stuck in 'perpetual quarantine'

One Cathay Pacific pilot said he had spent almost 150 days in quarantine this year alone.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 00:02:16 GMT

Uber prices could rise 20% after UK ruling

In a move that will affect the whole taxi industry, a judge has ruled Uber must make contracts with its customers.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 18:15:27 GMT

Byju's and the other side of an edtech giant's dizzying rise

Indian firm Byju's faces allegations of pursuing hyper growth using high pressure sales tactics.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 00:35:04 GMT

Spar cyber attack hits more than 300 convenience stores

The attack targeted a company in Lancashire which operates Spar's tills and IT systems.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 21:10:43 GMT

The tech helping shops - and Santa - deliver this Christmas

A number of tech solutions are out there to help retailers optimise sending out our presents.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 00:12:51 GMT

Would you give 10% of your salary to charity?

A growing number of people are deciding to give up a substantial chunk of their wages.

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Date of publish: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 00:03:45 GMT

Duolingo boss: 'Develop your social skills'

Luis von Ahn, co-founder and CEO of language-learning app Duolingo, shares his business advice.

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Date of publish: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 00:07:27 GMT

Jack Dorsey: What's next for Twitter's co-founder?

The last time the tech visionary left Twitter, he set up another company now worth $100bn.

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Date of publish: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 03:48:35 GMT

Labour shortage: Is Santa Claus coming to town this year?

With fewer Santas donning their suits and more demand for holiday cheer, Santa will be in short supply.

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Date of publish: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 23:39:23 GMT

Why broken African phones are shipped to Europe

A lack of recycling facilities in Africa has spurred one Dutch company to import broken phones.

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Date of publish: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 00:22:37 GMT

Upcoming Moon missions spur the search for new spacesuits

Nasa has asked the private sector to design new spacesuits that can be used on the Moon.

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Date of publish: Fri, 26 Nov 2021 00:08:00 GMT

Browns of Chester: How a city is coping without Debenhams

Browns of Chester served the city for 241 years before it closed when the chain collapsed in May.

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Date of publish: Fri, 26 Nov 2021 06:08:58 GMT

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Google Helping to Simplify Healthcare Searches

Google has added new filters to help locate providers that accept Medicare or particular private insurance plans, or speak different languages.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T16:11:44+00:00

Today's Mortgage Rates & Trends - December 7, 2021: Rates inch down

Mortgage rates

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T16:07:33+00:00

Financial New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep

Start the year off right by evaluating your financial health and setting impactful and achievable goals.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T15:57:46+00:00

Payday Loan Definition

A payday loan is a type of short-term borrowing where a lender will extend high-interest credit based on your income.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T15:49:53+00:00

Medicare Supplement Insurance Definition

Medicare supplement insurance, also known as Medigap, is private insurance sold to complement original Medicare coverage.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T15:40:21+00:00

What Are the Main Substitutes for Oil and Gas Energy?

Read about some of the major substitute sources of energy that compete with fossil fuels – oil, natural gas, and coal–in global energy markets.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T15:35:35+00:00

NYSE President and Chairman Step Down

Stacey Cunningham, NYSE president, and Jeffrey Sprecher, NYSE chairman, are stepping down from these posts in the face of lagging performance.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T15:19:53+00:00

Compare Today's Best Mortgage Rates

Compare mortgage rates across 18 different products for both purchase and refinance and see how they stack up across the country.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T14:36:00+00:00

The Best 20-Year Mortgage Rates for 2021

The right mortgage can make your dream of owning a home a reality. We researched and reviewed the best 20-year mortgage rates, all collected here.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T14:32:14+00:00

The Best 15-Year Mortgage Rates for 2021

The right mortgage can make your dream of owning a home a reality. We researched and collected the best 15-year mortgage rates.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T14:31:30+00:00

The Best 10-Year Mortgage Rates of 2021

The right mortgage can make your dream of owning a home a reality. We researched and reviewed the best 10-year mortgage rates, all collected here.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T14:30:45+00:00

The Best Jumbo Mortgage Rates for 2021

The right mortgage can make your dream of owning a home a reality. We researched and reviewed the best jumbo mortgage rates, all collected here.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T14:28:58+00:00

The Best 30-Year Mortgage Rates for 2021

The right mortgage can make your dream of owning a home a reality. We researched and reviewed the best 30-year mortgage rates, all collected here.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T14:27:44+00:00

Top Technical Analysis Tools: Software for Trading

A vital part of a trader’s success is the ability to analyze trading data. Here are some of the top programs and applications for technical analysis.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T14:27:25+00:00

Compare Today's Best Mortgage Refinance Rates

Compare mortgage refinance rates across 18 different products, from 30-Year Fixed to 5/6 ARMs and everything in between.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T14:26:42+00:00

Investopedia Anxiety Index

The Investopedia Anxiety Index is a gauge of investor sentiment based on the behavior of over 20 million Investopedia readers around the world.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T14:04:58+00:00

Why Is the Initial Value of a Forward Contract Set to Zero?

Forward contracts do not require early payment or down payment since no money changes hands at the initial agreement, so no value can be assigned.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T12:29:18+00:00

2 Nasdaq ETFs for Q1 2022

The two Nasdaq ETFs for Q1 2022 are QQQM and QQQ.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T11:39:29+00:00

Current Account Definition

The current account records a country's imports and exports of goods and services, payments made to foreign investors, and transfers, such as foreign aid.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T10:47:12+00:00

Reference Number Definition

A reference number is a unique identifier assigned to any financial transaction including those made using a credit or debit card.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T10:45:39+00:00

What the Department of Housing and Urban Development Does

HUD runs programs intended to support homeownership, increase safe and affordable rental housing, reduce homelessness, and fight housing discrimination.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T10:45:12+00:00

Wire Transfer Definition

A wire transfer is an electronic transfer of funds across a network administered by hundreds of banks around the world.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T10:43:26+00:00

Taxable Income Definition

Taxable income is the portion of an individual’s or a company’s income used to calculate how much tax they owe the government in a given tax year.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T10:31:33+00:00

Positive Correlation Definition

Positive correlation is a relationship between two variables in which both variables move in tandem.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T10:27:44+00:00

Venture Capitalist (VC) Definition

A venture capitalist (VC) is an investor who provides capital to firms with high growth potential in exchange for an equity stake.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T10:25:05+00:00

Emerging Market Economy (EME) Definition

An emerging market economy (EME) is defined as an economy with low to middle per capita income

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T10:24:15+00:00

Housing Discrimination: What Is It and What Can You Do About It?

Racial and other types of housing discrimination is illegal, yet it persists. Here's how to recognize bias and fight it.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T10:16:03+00:00

Treasury Stock (Treasury Shares) Definition

Treasury stock is previously outstanding stock bought back from stockholders by the issuing company.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T09:52:16+00:00

Leveraged Buyout (LBO) Definition

A leveraged buyout (LBO) is the acquisition of another company using a significant amount of borrowed money (debt) to meet the cost of acquisition.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T09:49:29+00:00

Inventory Definition

Inventory is the term for merchandise or raw materials that a company has on hand.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T09:46:40+00:00

Fundamentals Of How Brazil Makes Its Money

While it has an abundance of resources, including people, Brazil needs to begin to refocus its management and development strategies.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T09:31:12+00:00

Accounting Standard Definition

An accounting standard is a common set of principles, standards, and procedures that define the basis of financial accounting policies and practices.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T09:14:43+00:00

Market Failure Definition

Market failure is a situation in which there is an inefficient allocation of goods and services in the free market.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T09:04:26+00:00

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) Definition

Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) are cheaper products that sell quickly such as milk, gum, fruit and vegetables, soda, beer, and common drugs like aspirin.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T08:47:09+00:00

401(k) Plan: The Complete Guide

A 401(k) plan is a tax-advantaged retirement account offered by many employers. There are two basic types—traditional and Roth.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T08:33:24+00:00

Free Cash Flow (FCF) Definition

Free cash flow (FCF) represents the cash a company can generate after accounting for capital expenditures needed to maintain or maximize its asset base.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T08:25:33+00:00

What is the history of the market economy?

Take a quick tour through the history of the market economy—the system of voluntary economic exchanges guided by private individuals rather than government.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T08:15:53+00:00

Custodian Definition

A custodian is a financial institution that holds customers' securities in electronic or physical form to minimize the risk of theft or loss.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T07:59:15+00:00

Portfolio Management Definition

Portfolio management involves selecting and overseeing a group of investments that meet a client's long-term financial objectives and risk tolerance.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T07:48:26+00:00

IRS Publication 15-A: Employer's Supplemental Tax Guide

IRS Publication 15-A is the publication that provides employers with information about their filing requirements for independent contractors among others.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07T00:01:04+00:00

Perpetuity Definition

Perpetuity, in finance, is a constant stream of identical cash flows with no end, such as an annuity.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T23:59:56+00:00

International Securities Exchange (ISE) Definition

The International Securities Exchange (ISE) is an electronic options exchange launched in 2000 which provides investors with greater liquidity.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T23:47:29+00:00

LABU: Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X ETF

Learn more about the Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bull 3X exchange traded fund, a triple-leveraged ETF tracking biotechnology equities.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T23:35:26+00:00

Why Are P/E Ratios Higher When Inflation Is Low?

P/E ratios are generally higher during times of low inflation, but why is this the case?

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T23:23:43+00:00

Fixed-Rate vs. Adjustable-Rate Mortgages

Fixed-rate and adjustable-rate mortgages have similarities and differences, depending on your financial needs and prospects.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T23:17:47+00:00

Buying a House With Cash vs. Getting a Mortgage

There's a lot to consider when contemplating paying cash for a home versus financing it with a mortgage. Here are some of the major differences.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T23:14:28+00:00

The Pros and Cons of a 15-Year Mortgage

A 15-year mortgage costs you less since the total interest paid is less than a 30-year, but there are both pros and cons to a 15-year loan.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T23:05:07+00:00

5 Money-Saving Shopping Tips

Shopping is inevitable, but it doesn't have to be expensive. Here are some tips to help you save money in the process.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T23:04:19+00:00

15-Year vs. 30-Year Mortgage: What's the Difference?

Most homebuyers choose a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, but a 15-year mortgage can be a good choice too.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T23:03:15+00:00

Should I Combine Two Mortgages into One?

Consolidating your loans or mortgage may make sense for you, depending upon their interest rates. Here’s what you should know.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T23:01:43+00:00

Post-Retirement Risk Definition

Post-retirement risk is the potential damage to financial security that a retired individual could encounter.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T22:55:22+00:00

Alternative Investment Definition

An alternative investment is a financial asset that does not fall into one of the conventional investment categories.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T22:29:05+00:00

Payroll Tax Definition

A payroll tax is a percentage withheld from an employee's salary and paid to a government to fund public programs. Learn more about payroll taxes here.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T22:18:10+00:00

The Best (And Only) Vietnam ETF for Q1 2022

VNM is the best (and only) Vietnam ETF for Q1 2022.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T21:07:26+00:00

3 Natural Gas ETFs for Q1 2022

The three natural gas ETFs for Q1 2022 are UNL, UNG, and GAZ.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T21:01:20+00:00

Best Oil ETFs for Q1 2022

The best oil ETFs for Q1 2022 are DBO, BNO, and OILK.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T20:59:21+00:00

The Best (and Only) Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF for Q1 2022

DIA is the best (and only) ETF tracking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for Q1 2022.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T20:56:25+00:00

When to Retire: The Pros and Cons of Different Ages

Before you decide to retire, consider the pros and cons of quitting work at different ages to make sure you have the financial resources you'll need.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T19:49:17+00:00

Day Trading: The Basics & How to Get Started Fast

What is day trading? Read this introductory article to learn a bit more about day trading, who does it, and how it works.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T19:48:09+00:00

About Us

All the details that make Investopedia your go-to resource to help you manage your financial life.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T18:55:03+00:00

Best Day Trading Platforms & Brokers

Investopedia ranks the best day trading platforms and brokers. Here are the top brokers for speed, reliability, trading tools, and low costs.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T18:48:53+00:00

How to Plan for Medical Expenses in Retirement

Don't let high health care expenses derail your retirement plans.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T18:31:59+00:00

Tesla (TSLA) Tanks After News of SEC Probe

Shares of the electric car maker are falling after news of an SEC investigation into practices related to its solar panel business.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T18:27:53+00:00

Best Options Trading Platforms & Brokers

Find and compare the best options trading platforms and apps for beginners, advanced traders, and anyone looking for low-cost options trading.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T18:11:51+00:00

How Does a Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Work?

Learn about the government's Thrift Savings Plan, a retirement plan for employees. As with a 401(k), contributions and earnings are tax-deferred.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T17:11:47+00:00

Tax-Efficient Investing: A Beginner's Guide

Tax-efficient investing can minimize your tax burden and maximize your returns. Find out why tax-efficient investing is important and how it can save you money.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T16:56:36+00:00

Options Definition

Options are financial derivatives that give the buyer the right to buy or sell the underlying asset at a stated price within a specified period.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T16:55:59+00:00

Best Trading Platforms & Brokerage Accounts for Beginners

Investopedia ranks the best trading platforms for beginners. New investors need to learn how to build a diverse portfolio and invest wisely.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T16:53:34+00:00

Technical Analysis of Stocks and Trends Definition

Technical analysis of stocks and trends is the study of historical market data, including price and volume, to predict future market behavior.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T16:52:59+00:00

How to Save Money

Practical advice on saving for financial emergencies, college, and retirement, as well as goals such as a new car, a home, or launching a business.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T16:30:40+00:00

Self-Employed Person Definition

A self-employed person is an independent contractor or sole proprietor who reports income earned from self-employment.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T15:58:22+00:00

Who Are the World's Top 5 Bitcoin Millionaires?

Bitcoin has created a diverse set of millionaires who have created products and services to grow the cryptocurrency's ecosystem.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T14:38:34+00:00

Top Railroad Stocks for Q4 2021

These are the railroad stocks with the best value, fastest growth, and most momentum for Q4 2021.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T14:30:44+00:00

Today's Mortgage Rates & Trends - December 6, 2021: Rates yo-yo

Mortgage rates

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T14:17:26+00:00

Top 5 Transamerica Funds

Learn about five Transamerica funds that can provide retirees with viable alternatives to underperforming savings through smart diversification.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T13:32:46+00:00

When Is Buying A Car Better Than Leasing?

While leasing has certain advantages, buying a car tends to save you money in the long run and offers greater flexibility.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T12:47:33+00:00

How can a country's debt crisis affect the global economy?

Learn how a country's debt crisis affects the world, including how currency values, inflation, and output are affected on a global scale.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T11:50:54+00:00

What Is a Currency War and How Does It Work?

We look at what a currency war is, what factors may lead to it, the impacts of such a strategy, and whether there is currently a currency war.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T10:55:30+00:00

Analyzing Investments With Solvency Ratios

Solvency ratios are extremely useful in helping analyze a firm’s ability to meet its long-term obligations; but like most financial ratios, they must be used in the context of an overall company analysis.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T10:28:17+00:00

How to Invest in Land

You don't have to have a huge amount of capital to invest in land. There are many other options for generating a reasonable return on investment over time.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T10:12:12+00:00

CANSLIM Definition

CANSLIM is a strategy for picking growth stocks using a combination of fundamental and technical analysis techniques.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T10:08:59+00:00

Corruption Definition

Corruption is dishonest behavior by those in positions of power. It can include giving or accepting bribes or inappropriate gifts, double-dealing, under-the-table transactions, and more.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T10:01:04+00:00

How Are Bond Yields Affected by Monetary Policy?

Learn about how bond yields are affected by monetary policy. Find out how this determines the risk-free rate of return and its large role in bond pricing.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T09:56:38+00:00

Industry Life Cycle Analysis Definition

Industry life cycle analysis is part of the fundamental analysis of a company involving examination of the stage an industry is in at a given point in time.

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Disintermediation Definition

Disintermediation is the removal of an intermediary in the supply chain to allow producers to sell directly to their customers.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T05:21:38+00:00

The Executor's Checklist: 7 Things to Do Before They Die

Being an executor comes with a lot of responsibility, and these tips will reduce the complications that can come with the job.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T04:57:14+00:00

Mega Cap Definition

Mega cap is a designation for the largest companies in the entire investment universe as measured by market capitalization.

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Interactive Media Definition

Interactive media is a method of communication whereby the program's outputs depend on the user's inputs, and the user's inputs affect the outputs.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T04:05:28+00:00

How to Advise Gen X Clients Through Turbulent Markets

Gen X Clients are sometimes overlooked, but they often face unique challenges. These tips can help you serve them better.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T04:01:52+00:00

What Is a Creditors' Committee?

A creditors' committee is a group of people who represent a company's creditors in a bankruptcy proceeding.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T03:46:42+00:00

Kiddie Tax Definition

The kiddie tax is a tax law imposed on individuals under 19 or 24 years of age whose unearned income surpasses an annually determined threshold.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T03:39:08+00:00

N.V. —Naamloze Vennootschap Definition

N.V. is an acronym for the Dutch phrase "Naamloze Vennootschap", which is the equivalent of a public company in the Netherlands and elsewhere.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T03:31:12+00:00

How to Minimize Taxes on 401(k) Withdrawals

Maximizing your retirement savings is essential to a secure retirement, and a part of that is minimizing taxes on 401(k) withdrawals.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T03:11:33+00:00

Net Tangible Assets Definition

Net tangible assets are calculated as the total assets of a company, minus any intangible assets, all liabilities and the par value of preferred stock.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T03:06:04+00:00

What Is an Economist?

An economist is an expert who studies the relationship between a society's resources and its production or output, using a number of indicators to predict future trends.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06T02:50:07+00:00

Myanmar Kyat (MMK) Definition

The Myanmar Kyat (MMK) is the national currency of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma.

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Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) Definition

Adjusted gross income (AGI) equals your gross income minus certain adjustments. The IRS uses the AGI to determine how much income tax you owe.

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Controlling Interest Definition

A controlling interest is when a shareholder, or a group acting in kind, holds a majority of a company's voting stock.

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Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) Definition

A cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) is made to Social Security and Supplemental Security Income to adjust benefits to counteract the effects of inflation.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-05T23:28:29+00:00

Top 5 Most Successful American Entrepreneurs

Understand what makes America a breeding ground for entrepreneurs. Learn about five of the most successful American entrepreneurs of all time.

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4 Technology Mutual Funds for 2021

Although there is always inherent volatility in technology, the sector has consistently performed well historically.

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Next of Kin Definition

Next of kin is usually defined as a person's closest living blood relative, someone who may have inheritance rights, and obligations.

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Why Google Became Alphabet

Why did Google create Alphabet? Will it change the company's DNA or is it a mere rechristening?

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Evaluating Executive Compensation

Learn about the different types of CEO compensation, where you can find this information, and how it can affect your investments.

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Private Banker: Career Path and Qualifications

Discover what kind of work private bankers do, and learn more about how you can develop the experience and qualifications required to work in the field.

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Porter's 5 Forces on Under Armour

Learn about Under Armour and how it sets itself apart in the competitive athletic apparel industry by using Porter's Five Forces model.

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How to Adjust and Renew Your Portfolio

Our complete guide to rebalancing your portfolio will make sure that you maintain your strategy and maximize your returns.

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What are the Differences Between Patterns and Trends?

Learn the difference between a pattern and a trend. Explore how technical analysts use patterns and trends to identify trading opportunities.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-04T23:45:45+00:00

Who Are Intel's (INTC) Main Competitors?

Explore Intel's many competitors, which includes niche companies and larger companies that compete in multiple segments.

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How Does CareCredit Work?

Healthcare credit cards can help with hefty medical bills. A close look at CareCredit, the largest provider of such cards, shows some possible perils.

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Form 1040: U.S. Individual Tax Return Definition

Form 1040 is the standard U.S. individual tax return form that taxpayers use to file their annual income tax returns with the IRS.

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Banking Sector and Value Investing

Wondering how the banking sector fares for value investing? Find out why this sector is an attractive option for these types of investors who typically look to buy discounted stocks during times of stress.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-04T22:16:14+00:00

Moral Hazard vs. Morale Hazard: What's the Difference?

Insurance industry terms morale hazard and moral hazard are similar but different in one key way—know the difference.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-04T21:48:36+00:00

Is industrialization good for the economy?

Industrialization is the process by which an economy moves from agrarian production to mass-produced, technologically-advanced goods and services.

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Government Assistance Programs

With high unemployment and lost wages, government assistance programs are in great demand. Learn what’s available, how to qualify, and where to apply.

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What to Expect in the Markets This Week

Coming up this week: Updates on how Americans are feeling about the economy, and the labor market.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-04T20:42:23+00:00

What to Do After Maxing Out Your Roth IRA

If you've already maxed out your Roth IRA this year but want to stash away more for retirement, here are five other places to put your money.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-04T20:21:10+00:00

Benefits and Rewards of a Victoria's Secret Credit Card

Here's how the Victoria's Secret credit card works including the application process, its benefits and downfalls, and the card's terms and conditions.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-04T19:33:31+00:00

How a Roth IRA Works After Retirement

Roth IRAs offer retirees some unique advantages in terms of taxes, withdrawals, and the ability to pass along wealth to the next generation.

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Medicare Part B Premiums Definition

Medicare Part B premiums are a monthly fee for medical insurance to cover services not covered in Medicare Part A.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-04T18:44:56+00:00

4 Smart 529 Plan Alternatives to Consider

A 529 savings plan may be the best way to save money for college, but there are several alternatives that can make sense for some people.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-04T18:42:17+00:00

How Does a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) IRA Work?

Learn how a simplified employer pension (SEP) IRA works. Find out who qualifies to participate and what advantages it offers for retirement planning.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-04T18:37:20+00:00

Can a Person Who Is Retired Continue to Fund an IRA?

You must have earned the income for it to be considered compensation for the purposes of contributing to an IRA.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-04T18:31:34+00:00

How To Calculate (and Fix) Excess IRA Contributions

Here's what to do if you contribute to a Roth IRA and your income is too high or you contribute more than you're allowed to any IRA.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-04T18:21:20+00:00

How Mortgage Interest Is Calculated?

Your mortgage interest rate will depend on a variety of factors, including the type of loan (fixed or adjustable) and the loan term (such as 20 or 30 years).

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Date of publish: 2021-12-04T18:18:57+00:00

What to Do When Your Doctor Doesn't Take Medicare

Not all doctors accept Medicare for the patients they see. Here are five options to consider if you find out your doctor doesn’t take it.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-04T18:12:35+00:00

Roth IRA Withdrawal Rules

You can take money out of a Roth IRA, but learn when and how to do so to avoid any taxes and penalties.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-04T18:09:13+00:00

401(k) vs. Roth IRA: What’s the Difference?

A 401(k) and a Roth IRA are both great tax-saving vehicles for your retirement dollars, but check out the differences before you pick one over the other.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-04T17:46:47+00:00

Loans for First-Time Homebuyers: How to Finance

If you're a first-time homebuyer, the options for borrowing can be exponential and potentially overwhelming. Here are some home financing basics.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-04T17:16:00+00:00

How to Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage

If you're serious about buying a home, you need to get pre-approved for a mortgage. Learn what is required so you can speed up the approval process.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-04T16:32:26+00:00

Water Investments: How to Invest in Water

We know that water is the source of all life. But it can also be a source for your portfolio. Discover how to add water to your portfolio today.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-04T15:15:36+00:00

How the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 Indexes Differ

The S&P 500 and Russell 2000 are used as benchmarks for broader segments of the U.S. stock market. Each index has its own approach to measuring stocks.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-04T07:12:57+00:00

Chair Definition

A chair is an executive elected by a company's board of directors who presides over board meetings and works to build consensus in board decisions.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-04T06:09:37+00:00

Credits for First-Time Homebuyers

To encourage Americans to buy their first homes, the government offers credits and tax breaks. Here’s the lowdown on who can qualify for each benefit.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-04T04:23:21+00:00

Charitable Contributions: Tax Breaks & Limits

Nonitemizers can deduct cash gifts to charities, up to $300, if single and $600 if married, and itemizers' AGI limits stay at increased 2020 levels.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-04T02:53:38+00:00

Excess Returns Definition

Excess returns are returns achieved above and beyond the return of a proxy. Excess returns will depend on a designated investment return comparison for analysis.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-04T00:23:47+00:00

How to Invest in Bitcoin Futures

We explain basics of the bitcoin futures market.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-03T22:25:54+00:00

Retirement Plan Solutions for Workers 70 and Over

If you're working and taking RMDs, your taxable income may start to bulge. Find out how to keep it under control.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-03T22:24:33+00:00

Backdoor Roth IRA Definition

A backdoor Roth IRA allows taxpayers to set up a Roth IRA even if their income exceeds the IRS earnings ceiling for Roth ownership.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-03T21:49:22+00:00

Selling, General, and Administrative Expense (SG&A) Definition

The selling, general, and administrative expense (SG&A) category includes all of the administrative and overhead costs of doing business.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-03T21:41:26+00:00

457 Plan vs. 403(b) Plan: What's the Difference?

If you are employed in the public sector or work for a non-profit, you may have access to one or both of these retirement savings plans.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-03T20:45:08+00:00

Fixed Asset Definition

A fixed asset is a long-term tangible asset that a firm owns and uses to produce income and is not expected to be used or sold within a year.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-03T20:27:02+00:00

Average Collection Period Definition

The average collection period is the amount of time it takes for a business to receive payments owed by its clients in terms of accounts receivable.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-03T19:22:12+00:00

Roth & Traditional IRA Contribution Limits (2021 & 2022)

The limits for contributions and income thresholds for individual retirement accounts are out for 2021 and 2022.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-03T19:21:58+00:00

Benefits of Starting an IRA for Your Child

Both traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs can be opened for kids of any age, and the benefits range from the savings themselves to learning about money.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-03T19:14:55+00:00

U.S. 401(k) Balance Averages by Age (2021)

How much money people have put away for retirement naturally varies by age group. See how your savings stack up.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-03T19:03:51+00:00

What Are the Roth 401(k) Withdrawal Rules?

Understanding the rules for withdrawals from a Roth 401(k) will keep you from losing part of your retirement savings to taxes and penalties.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-03T18:54:52+00:00

BuzzFeed Set to Go Public

Digital media company BuzzFeed Inc. is set to go public by merging with a SPAC, with trading due to start on Dec. 6, 2021 under the symbol BZFD.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-03T18:36:15+00:00

Does the S&P 500 Index Include Dividends?

Learn about dividend payments and the S&P 500 index. Find out the reasons to why the yield has trended lower over time due to changes in the economic environment.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-03T18:08:31+00:00

How We Will Improve the Diversity and Inclusiveness of Investopedia and Our Content

We publish the work of so many writers, photographers, and illustrators, but few are Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC). We will change that.

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A new lawsuit sheds light on racist real estate appraisals

Homes in Black neighborhoods are undervalued by $48,000 on average. One California couple's story of living that reality has gone viral—and to the courts. Read More

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:36:42 +0000

Elon Musk hopes China will chill out

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It’s not a great time to be a SPAC or a meme right now

The SEC’s probe into the Trump SPAC and more on meme regulation. Read More

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‘Insecure’ taps all Black women designers, showing the power of new voices

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UPS CEO Carol Tomé explains what ‘job number one’ has been during the pandemic

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The buy-everything rally is back: Crypto, tech stocks and crude are all popping

U.S. futures point to another strong day of gains, following Europe and Asia higher. Read More

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Ransomware gangs now face a new, huge adversary

The U.S. military has been enlisted to fight hackers. But Washington should provide oversight. Read More

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Better.com’s morale and SPAC merger success in question after CEO’s unruly comments

The mortgage company is set to go public before the end of the year, but morale is low after layoffs and the CEO’s subsequent comments. Read More

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 16:16:00 +0000

Ursula Burns’ memoir might make you cry

Fortune's Ellen McGirt reflects on the former Xerox chief's "Where You Are Is Not Who You Are." Read More

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The effect of work-from-home policies in the battle for talent is far from clear

Tougher policies aren't keeping aggressive young bankers away from the office. Read More

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 11:14:13 +0000

Global stocks rebound as investors shrug off the Omicron risk. Crypto pain continues

U.S. futures are bouncing back, while markets brace for more pain in the crypto markets. Read More

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The 5 best business books of 2021

Including some of the biggest revelations in print about business from Silicon Valley to Wall Street. Read More

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Dwayne Wade on Black executive leadership: ‘We need to see a visual image of something to know that we can accomplish it’

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Lina Khan targets low-hanging fruit for first big antitrust move

The new Federal Trade Commission chair picks a safe case for the start of her anti-merger efforts. Read More

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Tekedra Mawakana, Peggy Johnson, and more CEOs on the future of tech

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Stocks and crypto flatline ahead of today’s decisive jobs report

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Square’s evolution to Block signals Jack Dorsey’s grand designs on decentralization

The fintech company’s rebranding reflects its founder’s belief in decentralization as a vehicle to revolutionize the financial system. Read More

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Date of publish: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 02:57:10 +0000

Omicron emphasizes the importance of genomic surveillance

The COVID-19 Omicron variant illustrates how essential it is that all countries do their part in genomic surveillance by sequencing samples and sharing data. Read More

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Date of publish: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 22:06:36 +0000

Congress can’t get its act together on Big Tech

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From fintechs to worker unions, the future of tech is about scaling to power

Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference closes with some takeaways on fintechs, unions, semiconductors, and more. Read More

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Date of publish: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 16:34:56 +0000

The Supreme Court’s own ego may be the only thing that saves Roe v. Wade

Justice Sonia Sotomayor argued that overturning abortion rights would tarnish the court's reputation. Read More

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Semiconductor factories are the oil reserves of the 21st century, Intel CEO says

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Narrowing an IPO loophole may be Beijing’s latest effort to wean firms off foreign capital—even if it sacrifices future growth

Beijing is reportedly weighing new regulation that would make it harder for tech firms to go public overseas. Read More

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Date of publish: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 11:06:48 +0000

Omicron continues to roil the markets—U.S. futures rise while Bitcoin and global stocks fall

After Wednesday's tumble, U.S. futures are bouncing back on Thursday. Read More

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Date of publish: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 10:23:21 +0000

Elizabeth Holmes concedes mistakes—to a point

The Theranos founder wishes she’d done things differently, but largely side-steps responsibility. Read More

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Date of publish: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 17:22:38 +0000

The future of the metaverse depends on tech companies avoiding past pitfalls

As technologists dive into the metaverse, they’ll need to avoid the mistakes social media companies have made. Read More

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Date of publish: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 17:03:35 +0000

‘Succession’ subjects its leading women to fictional workplace misogyny that’s painfully real

We're not necessarily rooting for Shiv or Gerri, but we know what they’re going through. Read More

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Date of publish: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 14:09:56 +0000

Brainstorm Tech delegates share ideas about the COVID pandemic’s accelerating effects

"Unlike any period I've seen." Read More

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Date of publish: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 11:22:47 +0000

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Kellogg’s Workers Reject Tentative Deal, Choose To Stay On Strike

The work stoppage at the storied cereal maker has stretched beyond two months.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:07:13 -0500

Starbucks Workers Hope To Form The Chain’s First U.S. Union In Buffalo

A high-profile organizing campaign inside the coffee giant may culminate with the counting of ballots in upstate New York as early as Dec. 9.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 09:52:34 -0500

Amazon Workers In Alabama Likely To Get A Do-Over Vote On Union

An official with the labor board said Amazon tainted the election process by installing a mailbox onsite for ballots.

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Date of publish: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 17:40:34 -0500

Stocks Nosedive Amid Concerns About New COVID-19 Variant

The variant, recently dubbed omicron, was first noticed in South Africa and has spread to several other nations.

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Date of publish: Fri, 26 Nov 2021 16:04:45 -0500

Stores Kick Off Black Friday But Pandemic Woes Linger

Retailers are expected to usher in the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season Friday with bigger crowds than last year in a closer step toward normalcy.

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Date of publish: Fri, 26 Nov 2021 05:58:32 -0500

Dollar Tree Makes It Official: Items Will Now Cost $1.25

CEO Michael Witynski said he expects customers will still think the store offers "undeniable value because of what they’re seeing out in the marketplace.”

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Date of publish: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 17:54:26 -0500

Target Plans To Keep Stores Closed On Thanksgiving For Good

Target is the first major retailer to make such a permanent move during the pandemic. Experts say its decision could push other retailers to follow in its path.

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Date of publish: Mon, 22 Nov 2021 14:23:31 -0500

John Deere Strike Ends

After more than a month on the picket lines, workers will be clocking back in now that they've ratified a new six-year agreement.

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Date of publish: Wed, 17 Nov 2021 21:30:36 -0500

Film And TV Workers Narrowly Ratify Union Contracts To End Strike Threat

One agreement passed in an Electoral College-style voting system even though a majority of workers voted against it.

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Date of publish: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 17:18:31 -0500

U.S. Sues Uber, Saying Wait Fees Discriminate Against Disabled People

The Justice Department says Uber is violating the Americans with Disabilities Act for failing to modify fees for those who may need extra time to get into a car.

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Date of publish: Thu, 11 Nov 2021 07:22:30 -0500

After Twitter Poll, CEO Elon Musk Sells Off $5 Billion In Tesla Shares

About $1.1 billion will go toward paying tax obligations for stock options granted to Musk in September.

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Date of publish: Thu, 11 Nov 2021 06:49:03 -0500

John Deere Workers Reject Tentative Deal, Decide To Stay On Strike

United Auto Workers members voted the deal down by a 55-45 margin.

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Date of publish: Tue, 02 Nov 2021 22:23:42 -0400

Union, John Deere Reach Tentative Deal That Could End Strike

Workers voted down the last agreement by an overwhelming margin.

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Date of publish: Sat, 30 Oct 2021 14:18:58 -0400

Striking John Deere Worker Hit And Killed By Car While Walking To Picket Line

The 56-year-old man died early Wednesday morning, shaking United Auto Workers members and their supporters.

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Date of publish: Wed, 27 Oct 2021 14:15:38 -0400

Survey Shows Broad Public Support For Worker Strikes

In the survey commissioned by the AFL-CIO labor federation, a strong majority said workers were right to walk out for better pay and benefits.

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Date of publish: Mon, 25 Oct 2021 17:42:50 -0400

It Looks Like Dollar General May Narrowly Defeat A Union Effort

After a preliminary vote count in Connecticut, two workers supported and three workers opposed becoming the only unionized Dollar General store in the country.

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Date of publish: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 16:28:15 -0400

Climate Poses Many Threats To U.S. Financial System & Natural Gas May Be Major Risk

The federal entity created to guard against another Great Recession just issued its first landmark report on global warming.

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Date of publish: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 18:16:50 -0400

Flight Attendants At American Airlines Subsidiary Threaten To Strike

Workers at Piedmont Airlines say their wages are too low to live on. Now they might join other striking workers.

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Date of publish: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 12:34:19 -0400

10,000 John Deere Workers Go On Strike

The workers had rejected a tentative agreement reached between the manufacturer and their union, the United Auto Workers.

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Date of publish: Thu, 14 Oct 2021 01:21:48 -0400

HelloFresh Is Paying Thousands Of Dollars A Day To Anti-Union Consultants

Federal filings give a hint at how large a tab the meal-kit company is running up to stifle a union campaign by Unite Here.

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Date of publish: Fri, 08 Oct 2021 10:14:21 -0400

U.S. Employers Add 194,000 Jobs As Delta Variant Maintains Hold

New COVID-19 infections remained high as September began.

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Date of publish: Fri, 08 Oct 2021 08:44:38 -0400

Why Kellogg's Workers Are On Strike

Workers say the cereal giant is pursuing a long-term plan to eliminate the good pay and solid benefits they've won in past contracts.

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Date of publish: Thu, 07 Oct 2021 11:54:00 -0400

Hollywood Workers Vote Overwhelmingly To Authorize A Strike

Almost 99% of union members approved of striking if they don't make progress on a contract, threatening to shut down TV and film production.

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Date of publish: Mon, 04 Oct 2021 14:26:35 -0400

Dollar Tree Is Raising Prices And People Can't Handle The Change

"Has the definition of the word 'dollar' changed, and no one notified us?" Dictionary.com asked Twitter users.

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Date of publish: Wed, 29 Sep 2021 16:08:50 -0400

Nabisco Workers Return To Their Jobs Following 5-Week Strike

Their union successfully resisted an inferior health care plan but agreed to a new weekend schedule that could affect overtime pay.

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Date of publish: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 15:04:19 -0400

New California Law Targets Amazon Warehouse Production Quotas

AB 701, which is the first legislation of its kind in the country, is meant to protect workers from being penalized for taking breaks or using the bathroom.

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Date of publish: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 07:20:03 -0400

Biden Pursues New Regulation To Protect Workers From Extreme Heat

Employers would be obligated to follow the rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration under the threat of fine.

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Date of publish: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 11:20:41 -0400

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Oil Inventories Fall by 3.1M Barrels Last Week: API

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Stitch Fix Plunges After Swinging to Q1 Loss; Revenue Guidance Misses

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 21:51:55

ChargePoint Reports Revenue Beat, Raises Full-Year Outlook

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 21:26:33

Loonie Will Likely Be Well Behaved as BoC to Echo Cautious Tone

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 21:20:57

S&P 500 Eyes Record as Tech Fuels Biggest Rally Since March

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 21:13:49

Campbell Soup, Job Openings, Amazon: 3 Things to Watch

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 20:55:54

AeroVironment Falls 28% After Revenue Miss, Reduced Sales Outlook

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 20:28:10

Oil Tacks on Another 4% as All Caution over Omicron Abandoned

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 20:21:16

S&P 500 in Rally Mode as Bulls Pile Into Tech; Apple Hits Record

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 20:09:00

Stifel Says Investors Will Relook at Ambarella After Rumored Mobileye Valuation

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 19:28:39

EVgo Chosen For Proposed Awards For $1.7m Grant Funding By California 

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 18:21:08

Tessco Technologies Up After Lakeview Bid

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 17:33:38

Chewy Moves into Pet Insurance with Trupanion Partnership

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 16:32:00

Palantir Jumps on Joint Venture in the Semiconductor Industry

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 16:14:30

Siyata Mobile Surges On $1.3m Order

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 15:47:17

Mimecast Jumps on Permira Deal That Lets it Shop for Better Suitor

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 15:13:02

Gevo Stock Jumps On Largest Supply Agreement To Date

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 15:04:16

Wall Street Opens Sharply Higher as Omicron Fears Recede; Dow up 400 Pts

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 14:52:49

Crude Oil at Two-Week Highs; Omicron Fears Ease

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 14:50:57

AutoZone Gains on Topping Estimates as Spare Parts Business Grows

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 14:46:11

Microsoft Gains on Report Office Monthly Subscription to Cost More

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 13:29:35

Intel, Bumble, Palantir and MongoDB Rise Premarket

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 12:57:34

American Airlines Gains After Announcing CEO Doug Parker Will Step Down

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 12:42:53

Dow Futures Rise 355 Pts; Omicron Fears Ease, Intel Soars

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 11:53:45

Trump-Linked Stocks Up Premarket as Congressman Heads to His Outfit

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 11:49:01

Omicron Fears Ease, Biden-Putin Summit, Intel Spin-Off - What's Moving Markets

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 11:39:46

MongoDB Climbs After Lifting Forecast for Third Time

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 11:01:15

Samsung Closes Up on Plan to Merge Mobile, Consumer Units

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 10:11:25

Intel Jumps on Plans to List Self-Driving Car Unit Mobileye

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 09:22:59

European Stocks Higher as China Easing, Omicron Hopes Boost Confidence

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 08:58:08

Dollar Edges Lower; Omicron News, China Cut Help Risky Currencies

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 07:50:22

European Stock Futures Higher; Chinese Rate Cut Helps Sentiment

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 06:59:51

Dollar Up as Omicron Fears Die Down

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 05:20:34

China’s Exports Hit Record Growth, Import Growth Accelerates

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 04:31:14

Gold Down, Omicron Fears Start to Fall

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 03:59:38

Oil Up as Omicron and Fuel Demand Fears Ease

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 03:21:15

Asian Stocks Up, China Moves to Support Economic Growth

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Date of publish: 2021-12-07 02:13:41

Coupa Software Delivers Upbeat Guidance, Tops Q3 Results

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 21:51:47

S&P 500 Makes Strong Start to Week as Omicron Fears Ease

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 21:25:44

Bitcoin Attempts to Steady Following Rout as Long-Term Bulls Maintain Bets

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 21:19:53

XPeng's Short-Term Valuation 'Much More Compelling:' Morgan Stanley

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 21:16:33

AutoZone, Toll Brothers, Stitch Fix: 3 Things to Watch

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 20:49:52

Insignia Systems Shares Surge As Company Explores Strategic Alternatives

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 20:45:44

Oil up 5% as Omicron Scare Abates; Chance Remains for Swings

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 19:53:13

Bolt Biotherapeutics Stock Halves on Mediocre Trial Data

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 19:23:14

S&P 500 Up As Cyclicals, Tech Bounce on Easing Omicron Worries

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 19:01:30

Blink Charging Agrees to Expanded Charging Station Deal With SG Blocks

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 18:39:28

Apple Gains As JPMorgan Calls iPhone 13 Demand 'Healthy'

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 17:46:26

GCP Applied Technologies To Be Acquired By Saint-Gobain in $2.3bn Deal

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 16:54:51

Boston Beer Jumps as Cowen Upgrades Price, Rating

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 16:51:42

Rivian is 'The One' To Challenge Tesla, Says Morgan Stanley

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 16:18:57

Uber Jumps on Report It May Bring in Investors into Careem

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 16:12:02

FedEx Gains as it Forecasts a Bumper Holiday Season

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 15:51:55

Adicet Bio Stock Jumps on the Potential of Its Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Treatment

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 15:30:29

MicroStrategy Slumps as Bitcoin Fall Weighs on Recent Crypto Buys

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 15:06:07

Jack in the Box Acquire Del Taco in $575 Million Deal

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 14:58:15

Wall Street Mixed at Open as Tesla, Lucid Fall Under SEC Pressure; Dow up 440 Pts

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 14:48:23

Lucid Tanks as SEC Asks for Papers in Merger With SPAC Churchill

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 14:27:12

Crude Oil Higher; Saudi Prices, Omicron News Helps Confidence Rise

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 14:16:18

Didi Falls as Market Turns its Back Amid NYSE Delisting Move

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 13:16:15

Lucid, Nvidia, Coinbase Fall in Premarket; Kohl's, Apple Rise

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 13:10:23

SPAC CF Acquisition Soars on Trump Links of Target Firm Rumble

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 11:59:12

Dow Futures Rise 240 Pts; Kohl's in Focus on Sale Report

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 11:55:44

China Eases, Bitcoin Crash, Omicron Spread - What's Moving Markets

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 11:41:28

Alibaba Gains on Operational Rejig to Boost Growth, Take on Rivals

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 10:54:39

Kohl’s Gains on Report Hedge Fund Wants Firm to Pursue Sale

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 09:29:43

European Stocks Higher; German Factory Orders Collapse

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 08:51:40

Dollar Edges Higher; Euro Hit by Weak German Factory Orders

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 07:50:37

European Stock Futures Higher; German Factory Orders Collapse

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 06:57:02

Alibaba Shares Fall Over Stricter Regulatory Scrutiny Concerns

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 05:16:52

Dollar Up, Buoyed by Omicron Uncertainty

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 05:11:00

Gold Up, Investors Await Fed’s Next Move Amid Tighter Jobs Market

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 04:00:51

Oil Up After Saudi Arabia Hikes Crude Prices for Asia, U.S.

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 03:25:14

Asian Stocks Mixed, Caution Reigns Over Omicron

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Date of publish: 2021-12-06 02:29:29

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January 6 committee casts a wide net with over 100 subpoenas for phone records

The House select committee investigating the January 6 riot has formally subpoenaed the phone records of more than 100 people, a substantial number that includes former Trump officials and associates of the ex-President such as his one-time chief of staff Mark Meadows, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:37:55 GMT

Mark Meadows to halt cooperation with January 6 committee

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows will cease cooperation with the House select committee investigating January 6, according to a letter from his attorney to the panel, which was obtained by CNN on Tuesday.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:14:13 GMT

US Capitol Police has made a fraction of recommended changes since January 6, internal watchdog says

Only about one-quarter of recommended changes to US Capitol Police following the January 6 riot have been implemented, department Inspector General Michael Bolton told a Senate committee Tuesday.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:53:17 GMT

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Devin Nunes is seriously going to regret this

As CEO of TruthSocial, Nunes will be the primary fall guy for Trump's social media company.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:40:00 GMT

Mark Meadows no longer cooperating with Jan. 6 committee

Mark Meadows, former chief of staff to former President Trump, says he is no longer cooperating with the requests of the January 6 select committee and their investigation into the Capitol riot. Garrett Haake reports from Capitol Hill.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:28:49 GMT

Democrats can't fall for the 'Latinx' debate trap

Use of "Latinx" joins "critical race theory" as a made-up crisis.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:43:00 GMT

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5 key takeaways from Putin-Biden online summit

Preview The video summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden was dominated by the topic of Ukraine, but touched on other important issues dogging the relationship between Washington and Moscow.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:01:43 +0000

Americans unwilling to change behavior over Omicron – poll

Preview A new poll suggests the majority of Americans are not concerned with the potential threat of the Covid variant Omicron, with many unwilling to change their behavior to minimize risk from the new virus strain.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:43:23 +0000

US comments on Russia’s ‘Ukraine invasion’

Preview The US doesn’t believe Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a decision to “invade” Ukraine, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said, in wake of Putin’s video-link talks with US President Joe Biden.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:38:50 +0000

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January 6 committee casts a wide net with over 100 subpoenas for phone records

The House select committee investigating the January 6 riot has formally subpoenaed the phone records of more than 100 people, a substantial number that includes former Trump officials and associates of the ex-President such as his one-time chief of staff Mark Meadows, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:37:55 GMT

Mark Meadows to halt cooperation with January 6 committee

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows will cease cooperation with the House select committee investigating January 6, according to a letter from his attorney to the panel, which was obtained by CNN on Tuesday.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:14:13 GMT

US Capitol Police has made a fraction of recommended changes since January 6, internal watchdog says

Only about one-quarter of recommended changes to US Capitol Police following the January 6 riot have been implemented, department Inspector General Michael Bolton told a Senate committee Tuesday.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:53:17 GMT

Top Pence aide cooperating with January 6 committee

Marc Short, the former chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, is cooperating with the January 6 committee, a significant development that will give investigators insight from one of the highest-ranking Trump officials, according to three sources with knowledge of the committee's activities.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 00:35:58 GMT

Bannon seeks to delay contempt of Congress trial until October

The Justice Department and Steve Bannon, ex-adviser to former President Donald Trump, are heading into court Tuesday to discuss Bannon's desires to make evidence public and not to schedule a trial until October.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:40:30 GMT

Biden told Putin that 'things we did not do in 2014, we are prepared to do now' if Russia escalates in Ukraine, top adviser says

President Joe Biden will hold a call with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday in what is expected to be a highly consequential meeting for the two leaders amid escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:38:13 GMT

Russian military capacity on Ukraine's border is on a 'more lethal scale' than 2014 Crimea invasion, US official says

Russian President Vladimir Putin has built military capacity on the border of Ukraine that is "much larger and on a much more lethal scale" than preceded Russia's 2014 invasion of Crimea, Under Secretary of State Toria Nuland said Tuesday, warning of severe risks to Moscow if it invades Ukraine.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:37:59 GMT

Biden federal contractor vaccine mandate blocked nationwide by federal judge in Georgia

A federal judge in Georgia blocked the Biden administration's enforcement of a vaccine requirement for certain federal contractors nationwide.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:12:06 GMT

McConnell cuts deal with Democrats on new plan to avoid default

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have reached an agreement to create a one-time process that would let Democrats raise the debt ceiling on their votes alone, a deal that underscores the lengths the GOP leader will go to avoid a damaging default without Republican support to increase the national borrowing limit.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:57:02 GMT

Biden administration touts vaccine milestone amid rising cases

The White House will tout a series of positive milestones for the administration's pandemic response Tuesday as the nation experiences rising Covid-19 cases and concerns about the new Omicron variant.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:15:45 GMT

Biden backlash in Nevada raises Republicans' hopes of taking back Senate in 2022

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell didn't get the candidate he wanted in New Hampshire. He's seen states like Pennsylvania and Arizona turn into brutal primary fights. And he's had to deal with the constant barrage of attacks from former President Donald Trump over his leadership.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:20:49 GMT

Biden administration considering options for possibly evacuating US citizens from Ukraine if Russia invades

The Biden administration is exploring options for a potential evacuation of US citizens from Ukraine if Russia were to invade the country and create a dire security situation, half a dozen sources tell CNN.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:44:13 GMT

Matthew Dowd, former Bush strategist, ends campaign for lieutenant governor in Texas

Matthew Dowd, a former George W. Bush strategist and Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in Texas, announced on Tuesday he was ending his campaign.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:46:52 GMT

Bidens visit WWII memorial on 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden visited to the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC, early Tuesday morning to pay their respects on the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:26:03 GMT

Border land returned to Texas family after it was seized for wall

The Biden administration will return the land of a Texas family after seizing the property earlier this year for border wall construction, according to a Tuesday court filing.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:35:06 GMT

Trump's blood oxygen levels were at a 'dangerously low level' during 2020 Covid-19 diagnosis, ex-chief of staff says

Then-President Donald Trump's blood oxygen level dipped down to a "dangerously low level" hours after he announced back in October 2020 that he tested positive for Covid-19, according to his former chief of staff Mark Meadows.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:33:47 GMT

DOJ sues Texas, saying GOP-approved redistricting maps discriminate against Latinos and Blacks

The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday challenging legislative maps adopted by Texas Republicans in recent weeks.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 20:06:41 GMT

Harris marks Maternal Health Day of Action at White House summit

Vice President Kamala Harris will mark the White House's first ever Maternal Health Day of Action on Tuesday when she hosts a summit with lawmakers, Cabinet secretaries and celebrities, a White House official said

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:36:48 GMT

Texas could test one of Biden's core political bets

No state may benefit more than Texas from the social programs included in President Joe Biden's Build Back Better agenda, an array of recent analyses show -- despite the fierce opposition to the bill from the state's Republican leadership. And over time that dynamic could make the state a crucial proving ground for one of the White House's core political bets.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:12:54 GMT

Bob Dole to lie in state at the US Capitol

Former Senate majority leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole will lie in state in the US Capitol Rotunda on Thursday, congressional leaders said in an announcement.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 00:19:15 GMT

What comes next after the Supreme Court's signal on abortion rights

At stake in the Mississippi abortion case heard by the Supreme Court December 1 is access to the procedure for millions of people across the country.

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Date of publish: Sun, 05 Dec 2021 13:02:41 GMT

White House announces US diplomatic boycott of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing

The Biden administration will not send any diplomatic representatives to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing as a protest against Chinese human rights abuses in Xinjiang, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced Monday.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 19:27:54 GMT

Malala Yousafzai meets with Blinken, calls on US to take action for Afghan women and girls

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai met Monday with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and called on the United States to take action to ensure that Afghan girls and women are able to return to the classroom and the workplace in the wake of the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 18:29:52 GMT

Harris and Buttigieg put on a united front amid rivalry reports

"It's 2021."

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Date of publish: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 02:55:55 GMT

EPA urges states to target billions in new water infrastructure funding to historically underserved communities

The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled billions of dollars in new water infrastructure funding on Thursday and urged states to use it to address environmental impacts faced by historically underserved communities.

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Date of publish: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 19:19:17 GMT

Biden says he wants his social safety net bill passed 'as early as we can get it' as negotiations drag on

President Joe Biden on Monday will highlight provisions to lower the prices of prescription drugs in the Build Back Better Act as his signature legislation awaits Senate action.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 21:25:35 GMT

Biden tells Americans 'we have so much ahead of us' during National Christmas Tree lighting

The first family and the second family are set to attend the National Christmas Tree lighting outside the White House Thursday afternoon.

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Date of publish: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 01:07:29 GMT

Fact check: Biden tells inaccurate story about his 1973 meeting with Israeli prime minister

President Joe Biden has a favorite story about his long relationship with Israel. For decades, he has been publicly recounting his 1973 meeting with then-Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir -- which he described in 2015 as "one of the most consequential meetings I've ever had in my life."

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Date of publish: Sun, 05 Dec 2021 13:33:09 GMT

Biden administration unveils new strategy to counter corruption

The Biden administration on Monday announced a new strategy to counter corruption and illicit finance, as well as new steps from the Treasury Department to tackle how illegal actors abuse the real estate market in the United States to hide their wealth. 

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 19:15:10 GMT

Biden's universal pre-K plan could mean a need for at least 40,000 new teachers

The nation's public education system could be transformed under President Joe Biden's plan to create free, universal pre-K, which would make preschool available and affordable for 6 million more children.

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Date of publish: Sun, 05 Dec 2021 16:00:44 GMT

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Devin Nunes is seriously going to regret this

As CEO of TruthSocial, Nunes will be the primary fall guy for Trump's social media company.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:40:00 GMT

Mark Meadows no longer cooperating with Jan. 6 committee

Mark Meadows, former chief of staff to former President Trump, says he is no longer cooperating with the requests of the January 6 select committee and their investigation into the Capitol riot. Garrett Haake reports from Capitol Hill.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:28:49 GMT

Democrats can't fall for the 'Latinx' debate trap

Use of "Latinx" joins "critical race theory" as a made-up crisis.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:43:00 GMT

Why one of Trump's most damaging legacies is somehow getting worse

Mistrust of major media is not just an individual feeling; it has become a mark of community and a signaling of one’s political tribe.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Sep 2021 09:35:00 GMT

Media doesn't have a 'liberal bias.' It has a money-making bias.

Too often, Democrats make the dangerous mistake of viewing the media as an ally. It’s got to stop.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 23:46:05 GMT

The Supreme Court broke the Voting Rights Act. Texas is proof.

The Supreme Court opened the door for Texas to weaken Black and Hispanic votes.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 10:30:13 GMT

This bad faith conservative argument blames liberals for the Michigan school shooting

Republicans are working to create the perception that all crime is Democrats’ fault.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 10:30:22 GMT

Senate Republicans change their minds, decide mean tweets matter

Pretending to be outraged, Republicans are rejecting White House nominees over mean tweets. Where were these concerns during the Trump era?

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 13:46:00 GMT

McCarthy is giving Boebert a pass, but Pelosi may not

Many Republicans are prepared to overlook those who slander a faith tradition. They're less inclined to give members a pass for creating a distraction.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 15:39:00 GMT

White nationalists held a buffoonish rally in D.C. — but there's nothing funny about it

Members of the white nationalist group Patriot Front marched from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., toward the U.S. Capitol, showing once again just how real racist extremism is in the United States.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 19:15:41 GMT

Trump says a bit too much about James Comey's FBI firing (again)

Donald Trump seemed to volunteer to Fox News that the FBI was on his trail, so he fired the FBI director in order to save his own skin.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 13:00:00 GMT

GOP senator is 'perfectly comfortable' criminalizing abortion

Asked if he'd support criminalizing abortion if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, one GOP senator said he's "perfectly comfortable" with the idea.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 13:40:00 GMT

Despite reportedly confessing to lying, Emmett Till’s accuser will remain free

The Justice Department has closed its investigation into Emmett Till's murder. Carolyn Bryant Donham allegedly recanted her allegations against Till, but the DOJ couldn't prove it.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:28:10 GMT

Why the Electoral Count Act is suddenly generating so much attention

The Electoral Count Act of 1887 is badly in need of an overhaul. There are hints of bipartisan support for making that happen.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 17:40:00 GMT

GOP's Perdue just entered the Georgia governor race. It’s gonna get ugly.

Former U.S. Sen. David Perdue announced Monday that he's running in Georgia's GOP primary for governor. The move throws a wrench into Republican Gov. Brian Kemp's re-election plans.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 19:17:30 GMT

Can you 'out-organize' voter suppression? Stacey Abrams is about to find out.

Can you "out-organize" voter suppression? The White House thinks so — and we're about to find out.

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Date of publish: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 22:34:36 GMT

The death of Capitol rioter Rosanne Boyland tells the story of radicalization in America

In America, demagoguery was rare and localized — until Trump came along and used the power of social media and the pulpit of the White House to reach millions.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 10:30:00 GMT

The cynicism from Susan Collins on abortion rights is staggering

If Collins really wants to codify Roe v Wade, she needs to support filibuster reform, too.

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Date of publish: Sun, 05 Dec 2021 10:30:00 GMT

The refreshing moral clarity of the WTA's boycott of China

The decision to boycott China ahead of the Beijing Olympics is a powerful one.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 20:57:00 GMT

Biden's ticket out of an Iran conflict: Put the nuclear deal in a coma

Pretending that a lifeless deal still carries on living is by no means a good option. But it may be the best one we have.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 10:30:42 GMT

Why we keep having the wrong conversations about school shootings

The debate surrounding the recent Michigan school shooting reveals the urgent need for a change in gun culture.

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Date of publish: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 10:30:00 GMT

This Amy Coney Barrett question probably doomed abortion in America

Abortion rights rest in the hands of people like Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett. How did we get here?

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Date of publish: Thu, 02 Dec 2021 18:30:47 GMT

What's missing from the United States' conversation about the omicron variant

Biden hasn't said when the travel ban on African nations will lift.

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Date of publish: Sat, 04 Dec 2021 10:40:00 GMT

The depressing reality at the center of the ongoing Ahmaud Arbery tragedy

This news cycle is over and Arbery will slip out of our collective consciousness — if we let him.

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Date of publish: Sat, 04 Dec 2021 11:56:00 GMT

We don't need a 'smoking gun' linking Trump to Jan. 6

Trump wanted what the rioters wanted — to stop Joe Biden from becoming president. That should be enough.

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Date of publish: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 16:33:11 GMT

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5 key takeaways from Putin-Biden online summit

Preview The video summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden was dominated by the topic of Ukraine, but touched on other important issues dogging the relationship between Washington and Moscow.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:01:43 +0000

Americans unwilling to change behavior over Omicron – poll

Preview A new poll suggests the majority of Americans are not concerned with the potential threat of the Covid variant Omicron, with many unwilling to change their behavior to minimize risk from the new virus strain.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:43:23 +0000

US comments on Russia’s ‘Ukraine invasion’

Preview The US doesn’t believe Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a decision to “invade” Ukraine, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said, in wake of Putin’s video-link talks with US President Joe Biden.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:38:50 +0000

British defense chief names UK’s top 4 nemeses

Preview The new British Chief of the Defence Staff Tony Radakin has named specific countries as rivals who are currently creating a situation more “complex and dangerous” for the UK than previously in the last 30 years.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:16:44 +0000

Visit a shop, get tested, intense Covid advisory says

Preview Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is urging citizens to repeatedly test themselves for Covid-19 before any public outing, claiming she herself does these check-ups on a daily basis.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:06:30 +0000

Russia reveals what Putin asked of Biden

Preview In a “frank and businesslike” conversation Russian President Vladimir Putin asked his US counterpart Joe Biden for guarantees that NATO won’t expand further east or deploy offensive weapons to countries like Ukraine.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:57:23 +0000

Anti-Russian measures stripped from Pentagon bill

Preview The new text of the Pentagon funding bill, reconciled between the US House of Representatives and the Senate, does not include sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline or a ban on Americans buying Russian debt.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:23:27 +0000

Kalashnikov ‘stole’ gun design from video game, developer claims

Preview Ward B, a small independent game development company, has claimed that Kalashnikov Concern’s MP-155 Ultima shotgun design is a complete rip-off of one of the weapons developed for its upcoming ‘Oceanic’ FPS shooter game.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:57:17 +0000

Cage fighters behind bars: When MMA stars get locked up (VIDEO)

Preview Mixed martial arts has presented us with some colorful characters over the years, so it will come as little surprise to learn that more than a few well-known fighters can't always control their temper outside of the Octagon.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:52:19 +0000

The huge clue suggesting Djokovic could play at Australian Open despite vaccine row

Preview World number one Novak Djokovic has been named in Serbia's team for January's ATP Cup event in Sydney, stoking speculation that he may be available to play at the Australian Open in spite of organizers' vaccine mandates.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:42:16 +0000

Catholic church sexual abuse must be seen in ‘historical’ context, Pope says

Preview Pope Francis has called for caution in the “interpretation” of a damning report released in October that found as many as 330,000 children may have been sexually abused by clergy and lay members of the Catholic Church in France.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:31:26 +0000

New rules threaten huge fines for US football teams who do not shortlist non-white job applicants

Preview Major League Soccer (MLS) teams have been handed a new diversity hiring policy which requires two or more non-white candidates to be in the 'finalist pool' – with potential fines topping $100,000 for clubs failing to comply.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:30:25 +0000

Former senior WH official no longer cooperating with Jan. 6 committee

Preview The attorney representing former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has said his client no longer plans to cooperate with the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:16:39 +0000

Saudi Royal Guard arrested in France over grisly murder – reports

Preview A former member of the Saudi Royal Guard has been arrested in France on Tuesday on an Interpol warrant, over his suspected role in the high-profile murder in 2018 of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, France’s RTL Radio reported.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:06:12 +0000

Judge blocks Biden's vaccine mandate for federal contractors

Preview The Biden administration's vaccine mandates have hit yet another legal snag as a judge has blocked a Covid vaccine requirement for federal contractors based on an appeal.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:52:27 +0000

Putin and Biden wrap up video meeting after 2 hours of talks

Preview A video conference between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden has ended after just over two hours. The Kremlin had pledged the leaders would talk “for as long as it takes” to resolve their issues.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:24:54 +0000

Vaccine ‘side-effects’ might actually be Covid, study warns

Preview Early Covid-19 symptoms mirror vaccine side effects, according to a recent study that warns people who suffer headaches, fatigue, or fever after being jabbed to assume they have been infected, get tested, and isolate themselves.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:22:16 +0000

Questions raised over reports WH briefing newsrooms to ‘reshape’ economic coverage

Preview A newsletter from two CNN journalists has raised eyebrows after revealing that White House officials are holding briefings with major US newsrooms in an effort to “reshape their economic coverage.”
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:58:21 +0000

Amazon down for thousands worldwide

Preview An outage at Amazon Web Services (AWS) is causing cascading problems across the internet, with numerous websites displaying a “bad gateway” error. Downdetector shows problems started shortly after 8 am Pacific time.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:45:02 +0000

Zenit, Chelsea, Barcelona – who needs what in the Champions League?

Preview Zenit St. Petersburg's hosting of Chelsea on Wednesday is part of a final round of Champions League group stage matches that begins with the fate of 17 teams from across Europe hanging in the balance. Here's what could happen.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:44:45 +0000

Man kills family, self ‘for fear of arrest over fake Covid pass’

Preview A suicide note left by a man in Germany who killed his wife and three kids before taking own life, claims he feared he’d be arrested and his children taken away over a falsified Covid-19 vaccination certificate, investigators say.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:17:31 +0000

US not needed for Ukraine peace talks – Kremlin

Preview Russian President Vladimir Putin is not currently contemplating inviting the US to discussions designed to negotiate peace in the war-torn Donbass region, the Kremlin has insisted.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:10:17 +0000

Man shot two dead after being told to wear mask – reports

Preview A man who opened fire at a Russian municipal office, killing at least two people and injuring four others, is believed to have lashed out after being told to wear a face covering, local media outlets have reported.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:07:28 +0000

Russia’s top banker slams Zuckerberg’s metaverse as ‘unrealistic’

Preview Herman Gref, the head of Russia’s largest bank, SberBank, has criticized Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s idea of creating a metaverse, or unified platform for virtual and physical things.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:00:03 +0000

UK alcohol deaths hit new record

Preview The UK has seen its highest yearly increase in the number of deaths directly related to alcohol consumption, new government figures show, with the somber record reached in 2020 amid the pandemic.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:59:59 +0000

Anime voice actor apologizes for Nazi-themed joke about Covid-19 vaccine mandates

Preview Spike Spencer, known to many as the English voice of Shinji Ikari in the cult anime ‘Neon Genesis Evangelion’, has apologized over social media for joking about unvaccinated people being required to “wear little yellow stars.”
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:58:01 +0000

First images released from crucial Putin & Biden summit (VIDEO)

Preview Talks have begun between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart Joe Biden, with the pair expected to discuss a range of issues, including how to de-escalate a worsening standoff over Ukraine.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:55:01 +0000

Russia set to limit Europe’s reliance on Gazprom’s energy supplies

Preview Russian President Vladimir Putin has reportedly ordered the government to outline detailed proposals for the state-run energy giant Rosneft to supply up to 10 billion cubic meters of pipelined natural gas exports to Europe.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:40:27 +0000

Los Angeles has turned into ‘The Purge,’ detective warns

Preview A Los Angeles police detective is warning tourists to stay clear of the city, saying that they will be unsafe, and comparing conditions to the horror movie ‘The Purge.’
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:03:41 +0000

US explains position on NATO expansion

Preview The US State Department has argued that continued NATO expansion in eastern Europe is justified on the basis of an “open door policy,” despite Moscow claiming Washington previously gave assurances that the alliance would not grow.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:02:59 +0000

Professor investigated for criticizing ‘pathetic’ students

Preview A British university professor is under investigation after he called a student walkout, which was staged over a guest speaker’s allegedly racist and transphobic address, “pathetic.”
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:55:46 +0000

Staggering travel decline spoils World Aviation Day

Preview Covid-19 has led to a dramatic drop in global air travel as the aviation industry marks its annual International Civil Aviation Day today, December 7.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:48:54 +0000

EU health agencies advise on how to achieve ‘good levels’ of antibodies

Preview EU health authorities have recommended a “mix-and-match” approach to Covid-19 vaccination, saying that using different jabs during the initial and booster inoculation phases produces “good levels of antibodies.”
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:44:20 +0000

Poland banned from sending illegal migrants back to Belarus

Preview Asylum seekers who successfully made it across the Belarusian border and into Poland must not be expelled and cannot legally be returned, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled, following a complaint by 198 migrants.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:31:18 +0000

Pentagon to tell commercial firms how to tailor products for military use

Preview The Pentagon wants to get involved with the design of new civilian products, instructing commercial firms how to meet the military’s demands, so that the final result can land on DoD procurement lists.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:15:26 +0000

Maria Sharapova delivers emphatic opinion on Peng Shuai scandal (VIDEO)

Preview Tennis legend Maria Sharapova has become the latest high-profile name to voice her opinion after the WTA withdrew events from China over fears for Peng Shuai, the player who many believe is being coerced by authorities.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 13:50:23 +0000

Kremlin warns of ‘very difficult’ situation ahead of Putin-Biden showdown

Preview The Kremlin has warned that expectations should be kept low for President Vladimir Putin's Tuesday virtual summit with his American counterpart Joe Biden, calling the current situation “very difficult.”
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 13:46:04 +0000

Video game giant admits botching workplace abuse & sexual misconduct response

Preview Video game behemoth Ubisoft seems to have finally officially acknowledged that it did a poor job of handling claims of workplace abuse and harassment, which first came to light back in June 2020
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 13:29:41 +0000

Musk tells why ‘civilization is going to crumble’

Preview Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has called all those believing our planet is overpopulated to think again. It is depopulation, not overpopulation, that is going to be humanity’s doom, the Tesla CEO believes.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 13:16:39 +0000

Two killed in shooting at Moscow government building

Preview Two people have been killed and a further four injured after a man opened fire in a Moscow government facility used by Russian citizens for processing official documents.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 13:06:14 +0000

Most children’s classic books are ‘sexist’ & ‘racist' – study

Preview The majority of popular children’s books should be removed from shelves, as they are “outdated,” “sexist,” “racist,” and written from a “white male” perspective, a new study suggests.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 13:02:02 +0000

Ruble holds strong as US threatens to cut Russia off SWIFT

Preview The Russian ruble is trading steady against the US dollar on Tuesday despite threats of US sanctions, targeting Russia’s financial system and potentially being cut off from SWIFT, if a military conflict with Ukraine reignites.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 12:57:52 +0000

Raab ‘proud’ of Kabul evacuations, blames chaos on US

Preview In response to whistleblower allegations, former British foreign secretary Dominic Raab has praised the “Herculean” evacuation from Afghanistan and said the UK was dependent on the US timetable.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 12:45:14 +0000

‘It’s normal’: Kazakh UFC fighter reveals he is a polygamist with TWO wives

Preview Kazakh UFC star Zhalgas Zhumagulov has sparked controversy online by revealing in a recent interview that he is a polygamist, and that he has six children with two separate wives.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 12:38:17 +0000

Whistleblower accuses UK of manipulation to save face during Afghan pull back

Preview Thousands of emails about Afghans seeking help after the Taliban takeover were marked as read as part of a “public relations” effort to allow the UK government to claim there were no unread messages, a whistleblower has said.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 12:36:18 +0000

Tesla probed over fire-prone solar panels

Preview The US securities regulator is investigating Tesla over a whistleblower complaint that the company failed to properly notify clients of fire risks associated with defective home solar panels.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 12:27:41 +0000

How is an alleged pedo exec less 'newsworthy' than conservative game devs?

Preview Gaming journalism isn’t lacking in politically one-sided controversies. Websites focus more on scoring wins for a tribe than reporting on actual news, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the story of an alleged pedophile.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 12:18:57 +0000

Bryant widow ‘sick’ knowing that helicopter crash photos were shared by LA County officials

Preview Vanessa Bryant, the widow of NBA icon Kobe, says she has suffered "tremendous pain and distress" knowing that photos of the crash which killed her husband, daughter and several others were shared by LA County officials.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 11:56:29 +0000

Online shooter raking in $5mn/day sees mass developer walkout

Preview Amid rising revenues for the free-to-play battle royale shooter ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’, the company behind it has suddenly laid off 30% of its quality assurance (QA) department. This prompted studio employees to stage a walkout.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 11:55:47 +0000

Pope likens EU to Nazis over word ‘Christmas’

Preview Pope Francis has denounced the EU’s attempt to replace the term “Christmas period” with a more-neutral “holiday period,” saying it was a move that some oppressive regime might well have made.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 11:26:37 +0000

Sudden toad invasion threatens humans and pets

Preview Dozens of volunteers have been collecting highly toxic cane toads in the town of Chaotun in Taiwan in an attempt to contain their spread, while scientists remain puzzled by how these large amphibians found their way into the area.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 11:14:43 +0000

Ukraine asks for weapons meant to fight Taliban – report

Preview Ukraine has requested a supply of American military equipment that was originally intended to go to Afghanistan, before the American-backed government fell to the Taliban earlier this year.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 11:02:08 +0000

‘The US is a cancer of the earth’: Olympic icon hails ‘holiday for world’ after Beijing boycott

Preview One of the greatest biathletes ever has hailed the news that the US will be boycotting the Beijing Olympics, accusing America of causing "blood and trouble" and claiming its absence will ensure a peaceful, scandal-free Games.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 11:01:33 +0000

CIA director claims Russia turned his hair gray

Preview Working as the American ambassador to Russia in the early 2000s was so stressful, it caused CIA Director William Burns’ hair to lose its color, the newly appointed intelligence boss has claimed.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 10:49:26 +0000

How the West could punish Russia for invading Ukraine

Preview If Moscow orders an invasion of Ukraine, the EU and US would consider hard-hitting sanctions targeting major Russian banks and Moscow’s ability to convert rubles to foreign currencies, American news agency Bloomberg has reported.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 10:45:55 +0000

Dozens of ICU medics test positive for Covid-19 after Christmas party

Preview Dozens of hospital workers have tested positive for Covid-19 in Spain after hanging out at a Christmas party, officials have said. Extra shifts and additional staff have been arranged to ensure the ICU continues to operate.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 10:25:51 +0000

5 more European tourist hotspots now on Covid ‘stop list’

Preview Americans are now advised against traveling to some of the world’s most popular tourist destinations after they were added to the list of “very high” Covid risk places.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 10:09:08 +0000

Fed bigger threat to stock markets than Omicron – Morgan Stanley

Preview The potential impact of the US Federal Reserve’s move on speeding up the taper of asset purchases may turn into a much bigger headwind for the stock markets than the Omicron Covid-19 strain, analysts at Morgan Stanley say.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 10:06:42 +0000

Russian Olympic Committee responds to US boycott of Beijing Winter Games

Preview The Russian Olympic Committee has described Washington's diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics as "counterproductive", calling for unity between the sides after a rancorous exchange between the US and China.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 09:59:21 +0000

First papal visit to Russia in pipeline – report

Preview Pope Francis has revealed that he would be willing to make history and travel to Moscow for a face-to-face meeting with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 09:46:44 +0000

UAE to shorten 5-day working week

Preview Government workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will soon work Monday to Friday, with their weekend on Saturday and Sunday, similar to how the week is organized in many other nations.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 09:41:38 +0000

Germany’s new govt coalition deal finally signed

Preview Germany’s Social Democrats have struck a coalition deal with the Greens and the liberal Free Democrats for the first time in the nation’s history. The former finance minister, Olaf Scholz, is poised to become the next chancellor.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 09:34:09 +0000

Facebook sued for $150bn

Preview Facebook has been sued over the role it played in a hate-speech campaign that led to the violent persecution of the Rohingya, a Muslim minority group in Myanmar. The plaintiffs are demanding it pay $150 billion in damages.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 09:23:48 +0000

Oculus VR wiz calls big-name tech journalist ‘bully’

Preview Veteran tech columnist Kara Swisher, once branded “the most powerful tech journalist” in the US, has been accused of bullying the subjects of her reporting, including by launching vicious personal attacks.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 09:02:52 +0000

Putin-Biden talks: Is there any hope for compromise?

Preview With Russian President Vladimir Putin set to hold talks with his American counterpart, Joe Biden, on Tuesday, there is no doubt that Ukraine is high on the list for urgent discussion after weeks of escalating rhetoric.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 08:23:01 +0000

China seeks 1st naval base in Atlantic – US media

Preview Beijing intends to build its first-ever naval outpost on the Atlantic Ocean, which would allow China to position its warships opposite the East Coast of the US, a media report says.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 08:09:12 +0000

Anti-vaxxers compared to Hitler

Preview Vaccine skeptics aren’t simply expressing their opinions, but have a clear strategy to eradicate the population, a Russian official has said, as the rate of inoculation against Covid remains low in the world’s largest country.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 07:29:02 +0000

Russia says no to lease of disputed islands

Preview The Kuril Islands in the Pacific, which Japan lays territorial claims to, will reel in both domestic and foreign investors, but renting out the archipelago is strictly off the cards, Russia’s deputy prime minister has announced.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 07:26:06 +0000

White House reveals what Biden wants to discuss with Putin

Preview The White House has announced the topics US President Joe Biden intends to discuss with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, during their Tuesday virtual summit, to be held via secure video link.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 07:24:23 +0000

Russia completes closure of secretive ‘whale jail’

Preview An infamous “whale jail” discovered on Russia’s Pacific coast in 2018 has been dismantled, officials announced last week. It drew the ire of activists when dozens of sea mammals were found locked up there in tiny enclosures.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 07:21:24 +0000

Trump predicts outcome of Putin-Biden encounter

Preview Donald Trump has mocked a scheduled call between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, comparing it to the New England Patriots playing against a high school football team.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 05:57:22 +0000

Elon Musk slams ‘insane’ US government spending

Preview Elon Musk took aim at the US government’s lavish federal budget, and President Biden's infrastructure bill in particular, arguing that spending has reached an “insane” level far beyond what the country is able to sustain.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 05:02:34 +0000

WATCH: Alec Baldwin ambushed by journalist over ‘Rust’ shooting

Preview Actor Alec Baldwin was caught on camera being confronted by a journalist in the aftermath of a widely criticized interview in which he said he hadn’t fired the gun that killed a cinematographer in October.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 04:32:06 +0000

WHO warns against ‘initially promising’ Covid therapy

Preview The World Health Organization (WHO) has advised against using plasma containing Covid-19 antibodies to treat patients with the virus, finding it to be both ineffective and a waste of resources.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 03:07:44 +0000

New Zealand explains why it won’t send diplomats to Beijing Olympics

Preview New Zealand will not send its diplomats to the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing, the country’s deputy prime minister said, explaining that the move is “mostly” motivated by Covid-19 hours after the US declared its own boycott.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 02:08:58 +0000

Kentucky Derby winner collapses and dies after workout

Preview Medina Spirit, the horse that was disqualified for having failed drug tests after winning this year’s Kentucky Derby, has died after a routine training run in Southern California.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 02:05:47 +0000

Poll shows who’d win Trump-Biden rematch

Preview More Americans would vote for former president Donald Trump than President Joe Biden if an election were held today, according to a new poll, which shows Biden’s popularity dwindling.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 00:58:28 +0000

Smollett denies race hoax, claims sexual relationship with one of his accusers

Preview Chicago actor Jussie Smollett has denied accusations that he paid two Nigerian brothers to help him stage a fake crime in January 2019, saying a $3,500 check he gave the men was for diet and exercise advice.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 00:50:38 +0000

‘Israeli airstrikes’ target Syrian port – state media

Preview A port near the city of Latakia, Syria was targeted in an Israeli air raid overnight, Syrian state media reported, with unconfirmed photos of the scene purporting to show a sizable fire erupting just off the Mediterranean coast.
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 00:24:08 +0000

24/7 snitch cam will make your phone more secure, tech giant promises

Preview Leading mobile chip manufacturer Qualcomm has defended a new always-on feature in the ‘selfie camera’ found in next-gen phones powered by its tech. It says the devices would know “to act different when you’re not looking back.”
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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 00:12:12 +0000

China responds to US boycott of Beijing Olympics

Preview Beijing has shot back after Washington declared a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics, saying American leaders hadn’t been invited to the event to begin with, and blasting the move as “political manipulation.”
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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 23:58:32 +0000

Congressman leaving to head Trump social network

Preview The former House Intelligence Committee chair, California Republican Devin Nunes, is to leave Congress before the midterms to become chief executive of TMTG, Donald Trump’s social media and technology venture.
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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 23:54:14 +0000

Mammoth 99-point list provides glimpse into state of Russian-Indian relations

Preview President Vladimir Putin’s visit to India, where he met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has yielded multiple new deals. A joint statement released by the Kremlin reveals just how wide-ranging the Russian-Indian interests are.
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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 22:53:58 +0000

Pfizer accused of ‘sabotaging’ AstraZeneca jab

Preview US drugsmaker Pfizer is denying any wrongdoing after a British TV documentary showed that a presentation made on its behalf had criticized a rival Covid-19 vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca as being potentially unsafe.
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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 22:31:21 +0000

Chris Cuomo describes how thick-skinned he is after losing another show

Preview Fresh off losing his job at CNN, Chris Cuomo has announced that he will also be leaving his SiriusXM radio program, citing family concerns.
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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 21:35:12 +0000

Ghislaine Maxwell family detail ‘unnecessary trauma’

Preview Ghislaine Maxwell’s family has petitioned the attorney general to demand better treatment for the suspected sex trafficker, whose trial continues, as she is allegedly denied time with her lawyers, and basic food and hygiene.
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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 21:03:17 +0000

Figure skater, 18, ‘dies instantly in car crash’ with fiance

Preview A teenage figure skater and her fiance have reportedly died instantly in a violent impact when their car went into an opposite lane on a motorway and crashed at speed into another vehicle.
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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 20:47:07 +0000

‘This is crazy’: Shock for NFL star’s model girlfriend during beach shoot (VIDEO)

Preview Sports Illustrated model Christen Harper couldn't contain her excitement and said it had been her "best day ever" after she was told of boyfriend Jared Goff's heroics during an NFL game.
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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 20:36:03 +0000

Most Americans no longer have great trust in their military – poll

Preview Trust in the US military has dropped so far that most Americans don’t have strong confidence in their armed forces, and the trend has accelerated since Joe Biden took office as commander-in-chief, the results of a new poll show.
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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 20:03:10 +0000

Ukraine could be ‘next Afghanistan’ – US Senator

Preview A Russian invasion of Ukraine could quickly turn into a catastrophic and bloody disaster like Afghanistan, a leading American senator has said just months after a hurried US withdrawal left Kabul in the hands of the Taliban.
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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 19:57:09 +0000

DOJ suing Texas over redistricting plan

Preview The Department of Justice is suing Texas over redistricting, which it claims violates citizens’ voting rights by specifically targeting minorities. This is the second recent lawsuit against the state from the federal government.
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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 19:55:05 +0000

US makes war promise to NATO members on ‘eastern flank’

Preview The US would not send troops into a conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Washington has said ahead of Thursday's summit between US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 19:41:03 +0000

Province allows grocers to ban unvaccinated food shoppers

Preview Grocery stores in Canada’s New Brunswick province are now allowed to lay down the law with shoppers who aren’t vaccinated against Covid-19: No jab, no food.
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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 18:56:22 +0000

Russian S-400s have been delivered to India, despite American threats

Preview With President Vladimir Putin on a landmark visit in India, New Delhi has confirmed that deliveries of Russian S-400 missile defense systems, which caused a furious backlash from Washington, are going ahead as planned.
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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 18:56:14 +0000

School to change name after founder's statue dumped in harbor during BLM protests

Preview Just over a year after the statue of its founder was toppled amid Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests, Colston’s School in Bristol has announced it will change its name, despite the public supporting its retention.
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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 18:52:27 +0000

Europe’s ‘Cuban Missile Crisis’

Preview Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded guarantees from NATO that the US-led military bloc won’t expand further eastwards. Washington, however, has predictably ruled this out as a non-starter.
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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 18:46:24 +0000

Cyberattack closes over 300 of grocery chain’s shops

Preview Hundreds of SPAR stores across northern England have been forced to close after an attack on the IT system of the grocery chain’s distributor impacted card payments at numerous branches.
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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 18:35:50 +0000

White House confirms Biden’s China boycott

Preview The White House has confirmed President Joe Biden’s “diplomatic boycott” of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. China had warned the move would be seen as a “provocation.”
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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 18:30:47 +0000

‘Totally shocked’: Footballers in mourning after popular English player dies at 38

Preview Chelsea stars Romelu Lukaku and Callum Hudson-Odoi have been among the Premier League players voicing their shock following the death of a popular former player at the age of 38.
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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 18:08:03 +0000

Cyberattack strikes state’s health department

Preview The Department of Health in Maryland was hit with a cyberattack shortly after the state announced multiple cases of the coronavirus variant Omicron, in what the governor has called an “evolving situation.”
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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 17:56:48 +0000

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Jamal Khashoggi: Suspect in murder of journalist arrested in Paris

French media say Khaled Aedh Alotaibi was arrested at Charles-de-Gaulle airport on Tuesday.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:49:33 GMT

Biden warns Putin of 'strong measures' amid Ukraine invasion fears

In a call with President Biden, Russia's Vladimir Putin seeks guarantees against eastward Nato expansion.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:52:06 GMT

Ghislaine Maxwell: Jury sees never-before-seen photos of Epstein and defendant

FBI agents submit previously unseen photo evidence as third accuser testifies in Maxwell trial.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:13:06 GMT

US Top News and Analysis

Amazon Web Services outage brings some delivery operations to a standstill

Disney+, Coinbase, Slack and other websites were taken down for some users as a result of the AWS outage.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:19:02 GMT

Tech stocks lead the markets higher for a second day, Nasdaq notches its best day since March

Tech stocks surged Tuesday as investors grew less fearful of the potential economic impact from the new omicron coronavirus variant.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:31:42 GMT

Biden bank regulator pick Saule Omarova withdraws after Senate fight over her background

Biden condemned what he called the "inappropriate personal attacks" on Saule Omarova, "that were far beyond the pale."

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:05:08 GMT

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Dad of ‘Rust’ armorer ‘not worried’ about possibility of daughter going to prison

The father of Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer of "Rust," spoke to ABC News about Alec Baldwin's on set accident that killed the cinematographer.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:17:17 -0500

Taylor Hasselhoff and more celeb kids rough it on E!’s ‘Ranch Rules’

The show will see a varied group of young Hollywood scions say goodbye to their designer digs and hello to cowboy boots as they work together for 30 days.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:11:48 -0500

Plant-based vaccine shows high efficacy against COVID

The world's first plant-based COVID-19 vaccine from Canadian drugmaker Medicago has proven to be more than 75% effective against preventing the Delta variant of the virus.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:06:47 -0500

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Investigators believe this data will help them connect those in former President Trump's orbit with people who organized the rally that preceded the Capitol attack

The House select committee investigating the January 6 riot has formally subpoenaed the phone records of more than 100 people, a substantial number that includes former Trump officials and associates of the ex-President such as his one-time chief of staff Mark Meadows, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:37:55 GMT

Meadows stops cooperating with Jan. 6 committee

• Read: Mark Meadows' letter to January 6 committee • Bannon seeks to delay contempt of Congress trial until October

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:14:13 GMT

Read: Mark Meadows' letter to January 6 committee

Former Donald Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows will no longer cooperate with the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol Hill riot, according to a letter obtained by CNN from his attorney to the panel.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:29:21 GMT

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Biden Warns Putin of Economic Consequences if Aggression Continues

President Biden spoke with President Vladimir Putin of Russia in a high-stakes diplomatic effort to de-escalate a crisis over Ukraine. Here’s the latest.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:08:10 +0000

Pediatricians Find Children Need Much More Than Vaccines

At one clinic serving low-income children, treatment for health problems that have gone unchecked during the pandemic is more in demand than coronavirus shots.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:49:25 +0000

Surgeon General Warns of Mental Health Crisis Among Young People

In a rare public advisory, the top U.S. physician, Dr. Vivek Murthy, noted that the crisis was worsened by the pandemic. Here’s the latest on Covid.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:08:10 +0000

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Jamal Khashoggi: Suspect in murder of journalist arrested in Paris

French media say Khaled Aedh Alotaibi was arrested at Charles-de-Gaulle airport on Tuesday.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:49:33 GMT

Biden warns Putin of 'strong measures' amid Ukraine invasion fears

In a call with President Biden, Russia's Vladimir Putin seeks guarantees against eastward Nato expansion.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:52:06 GMT

Ghislaine Maxwell: Jury sees never-before-seen photos of Epstein and defendant

FBI agents submit previously unseen photo evidence as third accuser testifies in Maxwell trial.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:13:06 GMT

Bitcoin 'founder' to keep 1m Bitcoin cache

A jury decided Craig Wright, who says he created the cryptocurrency, can retain bitcoin worth billions of dollars.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:10:41 GMT

Google sues alleged Russian cyber criminals

Hackers behind a malicious "botnet" may have used their network to infect over a million computers.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:30:30 GMT

Amazon services down for thousands of users

Customers of the e-commerce giant report problems with shopping services, Prime Video and Alexa.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:55:36 GMT

Nearly 70 Spanish medics Covid positive after Christmas party

The outbreak among ICU staff in Málaga is believed to have started at a Christmas party last week.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 11:51:26 GMT

Chile same-sex marriage: Law overwhelmingly approved by parliament

A law allowing same-sex marriage is approved in the historically Catholic Latin American country.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:12:02 GMT

Michael Steinhardt: US billionaire hands over antiquities worth $70m

Michael Steinhardt is banned for life from buying such treasures following an investigation.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:07:57 GMT

Afghanistan: Foreign Office chaotic during Kabul evacuation - whistleblower

Thousands of pleas for help went unread and the foreign secretary lacked urgency, an ex-official says.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:00:14 GMT

Super-rich increase their share of world's income

A major report on wealth and inequality says 2020 saw the steepest rise in billionaires' wealth on record.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:06:38 GMT

Aurangabad: Indian teen arrested for beheading pregnant sister

The 19-year-old had eloped and married a man without her family's consent, police said.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 08:18:08 GMT

Vishal Garg: US boss fires 900 employees over Zoom

"Last time I did this I cried," said the head of the online mortgage lender laying off 15% of his staff.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:00:27 GMT

Amalia: Heir to the Dutch throne keeps it normal at 18

Princess Amalia had an ordinary childhood and wants her life to continue that way.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 00:39:23 GMT

David Gulpilil: Profound legacy of a trailblazing Aboriginal actor

A trailblazing figure with a 50-year career, he helped vastly improve cultural representations.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 21:07:09 GMT

'I had to move across America when I became allergic to the sun'

After experiencing an unusual allergic reaction, Carrie moves across America to escape the sun.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 00:34:27 GMT

Helping trans people escape death in their home countries

Iman Le Caire made it her mission to help other trans people flee persecution in hostile countries.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 00:05:08 GMT

'I want Afghan women to be free to wear colour'

Fashion icon Halima Aden and Afghan tutor Aliya Kazimy write to each other about the importance of choice.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 00:09:37 GMT

Juan Jose Florian: Colombia's Para-cycling 'superhero' and his dramatic life story

Juan Jose Florian was forced into armed conflict on the opposite side to family. When a bomb nearly killed him, sport helped heal.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 00:00:26 GMT

Omicron: Why is Nigeria on the travel red list?

The UK has placed travel restrictions on arrivals from Nigeria and several other African countries - are they fair?

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 17:56:40 GMT

US father fired on Zoom describes 'callous' call

Dad of five Christian was one of 900 Better.com employees laid-off on a Zoom call, weeks before Christmas.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:01:46 GMT

Indonesia volcano: BBC reporter surrounded by houses buried in ash

Watch Valdya Baraputri in Indonesia describe the path of destruction from Mount Semeru's eruption.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 11:41:38 GMT

Rebel Wilson on weight loss: I know what it’s like to be invisible

The actress, producer and director opens up about her weight loss, in an exclusive BBC interview.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 00:02:38 GMT

Indonesia volcano: How I escaped the deadly Mt Semeru eruption

Watch as this survivor describes how he escaped the deadly Mt Semeru eruption in Indonesia.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 20:45:51 GMT

Mahbouba Seraj: Afghanistan is a country in trouble

Mahbouba Seraj is a prominent Afghan women’s rights activist. She has a personal message for the Taliban.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 00:05:28 GMT

US Top News and Analysis

Amazon Web Services outage brings some delivery operations to a standstill

Disney+, Coinbase, Slack and other websites were taken down for some users as a result of the AWS outage.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:19:02 GMT

Tech stocks lead the markets higher for a second day, Nasdaq notches its best day since March

Tech stocks surged Tuesday as investors grew less fearful of the potential economic impact from the new omicron coronavirus variant.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:31:42 GMT

Biden bank regulator pick Saule Omarova withdraws after Senate fight over her background

Biden condemned what he called the "inappropriate personal attacks" on Saule Omarova, "that were far beyond the pale."

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:05:08 GMT

Stitch Fix shares crater as retailer cuts forecast, despite topping earnings estimates

Stitch Fix cut its revenue outlook for the fiscal year, saying that it faces ongoing supply chain pressures and is in a transition period for bringing on users.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:26:49 GMT

Pfizer CEO says omicron appears milder but spreads faster and could lead to more Covid mutations

"I don't think it's good news to have something that spreads fast," Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla told The Wall Street Journal.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:36:36 GMT

Democrats' new plan to raise the debt limit will rely on some help from Republicans

Congress is considering a new strategy to raise the debt ceiling and prevent a default on U.S. debt without Republican votes.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:33:54 GMT

Stocks making the biggest moves after hours: Stitch Fix, PagerDuty, Dave & Buster's and more

See which stocks are posting big moves after the bell on Tuesday.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:46:09 GMT

Elon Musk slams Biden's plan to spend government money on electric vehicles

"Honestly, I would just can this whole bill," Musk said Monday.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:01:08 GMT

Tech IPOs have been a bad bet in 2021 — all but one are in bear market territory

Of the more than 50 U.S. tech companies to go public this year through an IPO, SPAC or direct listing, only one of them is less than 20% off its high price.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:47:09 GMT

U.S. court temporarily halts Biden's vaccine mandate for federal contractors nationwide

The court said President Joe Biden likely exceeded his authority under the Procurement Act when he issued the mandate.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:55:25 GMT

Anti-Trump group led by Bill Kristol hires lobbyists to push presidential power reform

A nonprofit group that has funded attacks on former President Trump during his term in office has hired lobbyists to press for reforms to presidential powers.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:09:45 GMT

Cramer's Investing Club: Two sells, one buy and the reasons behind the trades

We are trimming into strength two stocks that are trading at or near their all-time highs and picking up shares in a healthcare company that is sitting out today’s broader market rally.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:04:01 GMT

Retail icon Mickey Drexler on breaking up department stores: "I don't get it."

Saks, Macy's and now Kohls. Big retailers are keeping up with the e-commerce times but investors say they aren't seeing it in stock market valuations. 

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:12:08 GMT

Under-the-surface market checks suggest sell-off worse than it appears. Why that's a good thing

Look underneath the surface of recent sell-offs and the fallout looked far worse than it seems, according to strategist Art Hogan.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:13:09 GMT

Apple shares rise as Morgan Stanley raises price target to $200

Morgan Stanley's Katy Huberty argued new products from Apple, like an augmented reality or virtual reality headset, aren't yet baked into the share price.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:05:22 GMT

Figuring out these three budget numbers will help you pay off debt and save more for retirement in 2022

You should take the time now to create a simple spreadsheet to help your budget in 2022. Here are the three categories you'll need to know to get started.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:59:22 GMT

American Airlines CEO Parker to retire in March, President Isom to take reins

Parker is the second airline CEO after Southwest's to announce retirement this year.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:51:44 GMT

'The time for procrastination is over.' How one Democratic lawmaker wants to fix Social Security

A Congressional bill aims to boost Social Security benefits through higher payroll taxes for the wealthy. Here's a rundown of the plan.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:57:35 GMT

Space infrastructure company Loft Orbital raises $140 million from BlackRock and others

Loft Orbital, a space infrastructure start-up, raised $140 million in a new round of funding that was led by investment behemoth BlackRock.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:08:30 GMT

Treasury wants to crack down on shell companies, corruption with new rule

Treasury announced a pending rule that will require shell companies to report who really owns them, making it harder for criminals to hide illicit money.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:48:33 GMT

Constellation Brands plans new brewery in southeastern Mexico, report says

The exact location of the plant in southeastern Mexico has yet to be announced.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:44:25 GMT

Omicron Covid variant has spread to more than 50 countries and 19 U.S. states, CDC director says

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said the public health measures used for past variants should provide some protection.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:11:33 GMT

Chris Cuomo book cancelled by publisher HarperCollins after CNN host's firing

Harper Collins had planned to publish Chris Cuomo's book "Deep Denial" in 2022. Cuomo was fired by CNN over advising his brother, Andrew Cuomo.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:12:41 GMT

Comcast shares dip on broadband subscriber guidance that shows slowing growth

It's the second time this year the company provided early guidance on broadband subscribers that caused the stock to dip.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:00:24 GMT

Facebook's head of Messenger leaving company in 2022 as executive exodus continues

Facebook's executive exodus continued on Tuesday with Stan Chudnovsky, head of the company's Messenger division, announcing that he will be leaving in 2022.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:51:10 GMT

When it comes to a will or estate plan, don't just set it and forget it. You need to keep them updated

There are various life events that should spur a review of your will and other end-of-life planning documents.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:09:44 GMT

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Apple, Tesla, Starbucks and more

These are the stocks posting the largest moves in midday trading.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:55:34 GMT

The latest sign of President Biden's inflation politics problem comes from Main Street

Small business owners are more worried about inflation and President Biden's approval rating is dropping among entrepreneurs, and not just the Republicans.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:58:37 GMT

July trial set for Steve Bannon in Jan. 6 Capitol riot contempt of Congress case

Bannon was indicted after the House held him in contempt for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the investigation of the pro-Trump Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:36:41 GMT

Why billionaire Ray Dalio thinks another economic disaster is coming — and how he recommends preparing for it

Hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio gives advice on how to prepare yourself for future financial catastrophes — and what could tank the American economy next.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:38:38 GMT

New York Post

Dad of ‘Rust’ armorer ‘not worried’ about possibility of daughter going to prison

The father of Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer of "Rust," spoke to ABC News about Alec Baldwin's on set accident that killed the cinematographer.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:17:17 -0500

Taylor Hasselhoff and more celeb kids rough it on E!’s ‘Ranch Rules’

The show will see a varied group of young Hollywood scions say goodbye to their designer digs and hello to cowboy boots as they work together for 30 days.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:11:48 -0500

Plant-based vaccine shows high efficacy against COVID

The world's first plant-based COVID-19 vaccine from Canadian drugmaker Medicago has proven to be more than 75% effective against preventing the Delta variant of the virus.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:06:47 -0500

David Letterman calls out Bill Belichick for being gross on Patriots sideline

David Letterman roasted Bill Belichick while on the Monday Night Football “Manningcast" during the Patriots-Bills game.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:04:05 -0500

I quit school at 16 – now I’ve turned my DIY door bows into a £310k Christmas business

Taking a step back from the huge silver garland surrounding her front door, Sophie Marriott breathed a sigh of relief.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:01:10 -0500

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo)’ On Netflix, The ‘Nailed It!’ Host Jokes About Screwing, And Screwed-Up White Women

“I don’t need to know I’m your only Black friend!”

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:00:10 -0500

Cops probing 2017 Delphi murders are looking for person behind fake account

Police investigating the mysterious 2017 murders of two teenage girls in Indiana are looking for a person who created fake social media accounts and posed as a male model to contact underage girls.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:59:11 -0500

Barefoot Wine and Oreo release cookie-flavored wine with hints of chocolate

Oreo and Barefoot Wine have teamed up to roll out a unique new red blend that tastes like the cookie brand's crispy Thins variety.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:56:49 -0500

Jussie Smollett kept in contact with alleged cohort on night of attack

Smollett sent several private Instagram messages to Abimbola Osundairo as he waited at an airport to board a delayed flight from New York to Chicago.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:50:39 -0500

US says natural gas pipeline is ‘leverage’ against Russia offensive in Ukraine

The Biden administration suggested that the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline could be used as "leverage" against Russia if it decides to launch an invasion of Ukraine.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:49:17 -0500

Why Bravo didn’t film Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas’ engagement party

A source told Page Six that reality TV cameras were not rolling when the happy couple celebrated their engagement at Bice Cucina on Friday.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:40:44 -0500

‘Dead Asleep’ On Hulu: Everything You Need to Know About the Brooke Preston Sleepwalking Murder Case

You may not get any sleep after watching this one.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:38:51 -0500

No one wants to buy Jeffrey Epstein’s New Mexico sex ranch on sale for $27.5M

The New Mexico ranch where Jeffrey Epstein allegedly trafficked several women is having a difficult time finding a buyer after five months on the market without any offers. Priced at $27.5 million, “Zorro Ranch” first hit the market back in July. Property records show Epstein purchased the ranch in 1993 from Gary King, who served...

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:34:40 -0500

Sexy daredevils get down at upscale orgy in NYC’s Meatpacking District

Screw COVID!  That was the theme Saturday night at a sexy soiree in lower Manhattan thrown by Killing Kittens, the London-based organizer of upscale erotic events where guests include the rich and beautiful and women take charge of the action.  “People have been locked in their houses for a year-plus, so I really think they...

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:32:38 -0500

‘The Beatles: Get Back’ Is Epic In Length But Intimate In Its Portrayal Of A Group Fracturing At The Seams

Peter Jackson's 3-part series humanizes the Beatles and dispels the myths of their ultimate end.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:30:45 -0500

Sidney Poitier’s trailblazing career to get Broadway treatment

It will chronicle the filmmaker’s youth in the Bahamas, to his historic Hollywood successes as Poitier would become the first black man to a win the Academy Award for Best Actor.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:28:05 -0500

Ghost hunter tours abandoned hospital’s ‘body chute’ for corpses

He spooked out TikTok followers documenting a trip to an abandoned hospital once used to treat tuberculosis patients and where 63,000 people reportedly died.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:27:55 -0500

Inside the chemistry that has made Artemi Panarin, Ryan Strome a fearsome Rangers duo

Strome and Panarin. Panarin and Strome. Bread and Butter. They just go hand in hand.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:25:12 -0500

COVID-19 spread more by men, loud talkers: study

In a November study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology Letters, a multidisciplinary team at the school examined respiratory aerosol emissions from a panel of healthy individuals of varying age and gender while talking and singing in a controlled laboratory setting.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:23:28 -0500

Students stomped, pistol-whipped outside Staten Island high school

One student was repeatedly punched and stomped in the head and another pistol-whipped outside a Staten Island high school Monday.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:11:04 -0500

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Investigators believe this data will help them connect those in former President Trump's orbit with people who organized the rally that preceded the Capitol attack

The House select committee investigating the January 6 riot has formally subpoenaed the phone records of more than 100 people, a substantial number that includes former Trump officials and associates of the ex-President such as his one-time chief of staff Mark Meadows, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:37:55 GMT

Meadows stops cooperating with Jan. 6 committee

• Read: Mark Meadows' letter to January 6 committee • Bannon seeks to delay contempt of Congress trial until October

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:14:13 GMT

Read: Mark Meadows' letter to January 6 committee

Former Donald Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows will no longer cooperate with the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol Hill riot, according to a letter obtained by CNN from his attorney to the panel.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:29:21 GMT

Opinion: Is Meadows turning on Trump?

Just when you think you know the depth of former President Donald Trump's recklessness and arrogance, something new comes along to prove you don't. According to The Guardian, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows reveals in a new book that Trump tested positive for the Covid-19 virus three day before his first debate with then-presidential candidate Joe Biden. The book says another test in that period came back negative.

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Date of publish: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 23:49:03 GMT

Steve Bannon's contempt of Congress trial set for July 18

The Justice Department and Steve Bannon, ex-adviser to former President Donald Trump, are heading into court Tuesday to discuss Bannon's desires to make evidence public and not to schedule a trial until October.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:40:30 GMT

Meadows doubles down on debunked election fraud claims and whitewashes January 6 riot in new book

In a new memoir, Donald Trump's former chief of staff Mark Meadows doubles down on the baseless claim the 2020 election was stolen and whitewashed the violent attack on the US Capitol by Trump supporters on January 6, according to a copy of the book obtained by CNN.

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Date of publish: Sat, 04 Dec 2021 01:15:10 GMT

US Capitol Police has made a fraction of recommended changes since January 6, internal watchdog says

Only about one-quarter of recommended changes to US Capitol Police following the January 6 riot have been implemented, department Inspector General Michael Bolton told a Senate committee Tuesday.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:53:17 GMT

If this doesn't strengthen Democrats' power it's not clear what will

• Biden backlash in Nevada raises Republicans' hopes of taking back Senate in 2022 • Bidens visit WWII memorial on 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:12:54 GMT

Biden told Putin that 'things we did not do in 2014, we are prepared to do now' if Russia invades Ukraine, adviser says

• Biden administration considering options for possibly evacuating US citizens from Ukraine • Opinion: Why Vladimir Putin could start a war

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:38:13 GMT

Teenager arrested for beheading sister as mother allegedly held victim's legs

A teenager has been arrested in western India for beheading his 19-year-old sister while his mother allegedly held the young woman's legs, according to police.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:27:25 GMT

Saudi man linked to Jamal Khashoggi's murder detained at Paris airport, reports say

A Saudi man accused of being a member of the hit squad that murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been detained in Paris while boarding a flight to Riyadh, French media reported Tuesday.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:14:10 GMT

Billionaire surrenders $70 million of stolen ancient art

US billionaire Michael Steinhardt has surrendered 180 stolen relics worth an estimated $70 million and agreed to an "unprecedented" lifetime ban on acquiring antiquities, officials in Manhattan have said.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:25:42 GMT

'Unbelievable': Revelation about Trump's condition angers Maggie Haberman

In his new memoir, former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows says the President's blood oxygen levels reached dangerously low levels during his 2020 bout with Covid-19.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:40:29 GMT

Matthew Dowd, former Bush strategist, ends campaign for lieutenant governor in Texas

Matthew Dowd, a former George W. Bush strategist and Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in Texas, announced on Tuesday he was ending his campaign.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:46:52 GMT

New Harvard poll reveals 'most stark snapshot' of political pessimism

A new Harvard University poll of young Americans shows a growing fear they have over the state of democracy in the US. CNN's John Avlon takes a look at why the next generation feels pessimistic about the future of the country and what should give them hope.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:19:13 GMT

One of America's most popular national park hikes will require a permit next year

One of America's most popular national park hikes will require a permit as of 2022.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 01:48:44 GMT

Gasoline and natural gas prices are falling

Americans grappling with historic levels of inflation are finally getting some relief where they need it most: Previously-booming energy prices.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:51:12 GMT

'A surreal moment': Fired employees share what it was like on that mass-firing Zoom

Christian Chapman, a former underwriter at Better.com, thought he was logging onto another of CEO Vishal Garg's town halls.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:04:05 GMT

He has 5 kids and was fired over Zoom

Better.com CEO Vishal Garg laid off more than 900 employees on a Zoom webinar just before the holidays.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:54:16 GMT

Ghislaine Maxwell said Epstein needed to have sex three times a day, woman testifies

• Epstein's house manager says staff was told to 'see nothing, hear nothing, say nothing' • Epstein's former pilot testifies Clinton, Trump, Prince Andrew flew aboard private plane

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 22:13:37 GMT

Nick Cannon mourns loss of his youngest child to a brain tumor

Television host and actor Nick Cannon shared with his talk show audience on Tuesday that his youngest child, Zen, has died.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:49:11 GMT

Necropsy and toxicology tests could provide some answers following Medina Spirit's sudden death

Medina Spirit is set to undergo a postmortem to determine the cause of the Kentucky Derby-winning horse's sudden death at Santa Anita racetrack in Southern California, according to the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB).

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:07:04 GMT

Late night host mocks New York City's vaccine mandate for kids

Late night host Stephen Colbert poked fun at New York City's vaccine mandate for children to enter gyms.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 11:59:28 GMT

How a Black, Muslim immigrant became a mayor in the whitest state in the country

Deqa Dhalac saw it in their faces when she started campaigning

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:52:46 GMT

Climber can keep $84,000-worth of jewels he found on Mont Blanc

A climber who found a trove of precious stones on Mont Blanc has been given half of the 150,000-euro ($168,700) haul to keep after authorities couldn't find the original owner.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:51:36 GMT

Yet another billionaire heads to space tonight

Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire, will strap into a Russian-built Soyuz capsule and rocket into outer space early Wednesday morning, kicking off the first self-funded tourism mission to the International Space Station in a decade.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:25:37 GMT

Fallon drops Covid-era Christmas song with Ariana Grande and Megan Thee Stallion

The three teamed up for a pandemic-themed holiday tune called "It Was A... (Masked Christmas)".

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:26:10 GMT

From 'Chipotle' to 'Eilish,' these are the words we mispronounced the most this year

Words are hard. Using them properly in a sentence is one thing, but saying them out loud? Even harder. "Cheugy" doesn't even look like it should be a word!

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:13:58 GMT

Some of the top traits and behaviors resilient people used to survive the worst life had to throw at them

As the pandemic stretches on, our collective ability to weather adversities and bounce back to emotional stability is being challenged daily. Many of us have suffered significant trauma from illness, hospitalization and death. Many more have experienced job loss, economic uncertainly and financial instability. And everyone has had to cope with an unprecedented uprooting of social and emotional support networks.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:39:56 GMT

Baby sleep whisperer's top travel tips for the holiday

Dr. Harvey Karp is best known for his infant calming and sleep techniques. He shares his top tips for traveling comfortably with children this holiday season.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 12:27:46 GMT

Michigan sets hospitalization record, leads nation in new coronavirus cases per capita

Michigan continues to struggle amid the pandemic, setting a record this week for Covid-19 hospitalizations and leading the nation in per capita case rates, new data reveal.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:00:07 GMT

Early reports on Omicron offer some hope, but it's too soon to know

• Parents knowingly sent their child to school after they tested positive for Covid-19. 75 classmates were forced to quarantine • LIVE UPDATES: WHO says Delta variant is Europe's main problem

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:38:29 GMT

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Parents knowingly sent their child to school after they tested positive for Covid-19. 75 classmates were forced to quarantine

One family's decision to send their child to school after testing positive for Covid-19 resulted in dozens of canceled Thanksgiving plans for other classmates, according to a California school district.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 12:22:27 GMT

Meet the doctor that hunts new Covid-19 variants

Dr. David Perlin, who specializes in identifying Covid-19 variants, joins New Day to discuss what is known about the severity of mutations as the world continues to grapple with the pandemic.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 13:47:06 GMT

Opinion: 'Twindemic' fears are back. And this time they might foretell a tragic season

Just before South African scientists identified the Omicron coronavirus variant, many experts were beginning to focus on a completely different potential problem: the collision of Covid-19 and influenza, which is now in the first weeks of its annual surge.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:25:19 GMT

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The world's newest nation is both drying up and drowning

Many of the main roads running through Unity State are now completely submerged, yet the traffic remains. There are no cars, just people, some of whom swim, others wade, pushing their way through the heavy silt-laden water. The more fortunate glide by on canoes with their livestock and whatever possessions they could salvage from the floods.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:42:23 GMT

A giant 'black box' will gather all climate data for future civilizations to learn from

Every time new climate research is published, news headlines are posted or tweets are shared, a giant steel box perched on a granite plain in the Australian state of Tasmania will be recording it all.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 08:26:17 GMT

Giggling foxes charm the internet

Listen to foxes giggle as they're tickled. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the answer to "what did the fox say?"

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 04:50:48 GMT

Chris Noth defends Sarah Jessica Parker in Kim Cattrall fall out

Now we know Mr. Big really is Team Carrie.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:45:24 GMT

Better.com's CEO just burnished his reputation as a bully

Editor's Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN Business' Nightcap newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free, here.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:41:11 GMT

Bitcoin's self-proclaimed inventor wins trial over stash worth $54 billion

A computer scientist who has claimed to be the inventor of bitcoin largely prevailed on Monday in a Florida jury trial over whether the estate of a former business partner deserved half of a bitcoin cache worth about $54 billion.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:07:20 GMT

Should retailers like Kohl's and Macy's break themselves up?

For years, the future of the department store has been in doubt, as shoppers abandon malls and instead opt to scoop up dresses, appliances and accessories online. But some investors believe they've found a clever way for these once-mighty brands to move forward.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 13:14:50 GMT

As millions fell into poverty during the pandemic, billionaires' wealth soared

The coronavirus pandemic has worsened the massive financial gap between rich and poor around the world, a new report has found.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 12:05:11 GMT

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The wit and grit of Bob Dole

When mourners gather this week to share stories about Bob Dole, what a feast they will have as they reminisce about the venerated politician's friendships, humor and, above all, his commitment to country.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 04:01:59 GMT

Rep. Massie's Christmas photo says a lot about GOP

Republican Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky released a holiday portrait on Twitter on Saturday that features him and six family members in front of a Christmas tree. But instead of posing with wrapped presents or perhaps a family pet, each person is gleefully holding some type of gun beneath the words, "Merry Christmas! ps. Santa, please bring ammo."

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 01:29:06 GMT

What Stacey Abrams' run means for Georgia

Stacey Abrams' 2022 campaign for Georgia governor represents a generational opportunity for Black women in American politics. It's a potential game-changer for parts of the South that continue to rely on voter suppression to retain power.

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Date of publish: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 22:05:14 GMT

Daystar co-founder's death is a wake-up call

At least five conservative radio hosts who warned their audiences against the vaccine have died of Covid in recent months. But the death of Marcus Lamb this week highlights a different network of misinformation that has nearly as broad a reach in conservative circles but receives far less attention in political media: conservative Christian broadcasters.

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Date of publish: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 14:03:11 GMT

Behind the attacks on Dr. Fauci

On Christmas Eve, Dr. Anthony Fauci will turn 81. Having advised seven presidents in his role as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, he is one of America's best-known doctors, and, for many, a trusted voice on Covid-19.

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Date of publish: Sun, 05 Dec 2021 14:35:02 GMT

The war that we should all agree is worth fighting

Fifty years ago, America was bitterly divided. The war in Vietnam was grinding on, claiming nearly as many American troops' lives in 1971 alone as we lost in two decades in Afghanistan. Domestic terrorist attacks were common; the FBI said there were about five bombings a day in the US. That's each day.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 22:08:07 GMT

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Biden Warns Putin of Economic Consequences if Aggression Continues

President Biden spoke with President Vladimir Putin of Russia in a high-stakes diplomatic effort to de-escalate a crisis over Ukraine. Here’s the latest.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:08:10 +0000

Pediatricians Find Children Need Much More Than Vaccines

At one clinic serving low-income children, treatment for health problems that have gone unchecked during the pandemic is more in demand than coronavirus shots.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:49:25 +0000

Surgeon General Warns of Mental Health Crisis Among Young People

In a rare public advisory, the top U.S. physician, Dr. Vivek Murthy, noted that the crisis was worsened by the pandemic. Here’s the latest on Covid.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:08:10 +0000

Do Booster Shots Work Against the Omicron Variant? Your Questions Answered

Alarmed by the arrival of the new variant, health officials have called for everyone who is eligible to get a booster shot.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:04:00 +0000

Pandemic-Era ‘Excess Savings’ Are Dwindling for Many

The drop in cash reserves has vast implications for the working class and could dampen consumer spending, a large share of economic activity.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:32:10 +0000

Wall Street’s rally stretches to a second day as Omicron concerns ease.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:17:11 +0000

As Omicron Threat Looms, Inflation Limits Fed’s Room to Maneuver

The central bank has spent years guarding against economic blows. Now it is in inflation-fighting mode, even as a potential risk emerges.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:07:14 +0000

Saule Omarova, Biden’s Pick for Key Banking Regulator, Backs Out

Saule Omarova withdrew herself from consideration to be comptroller of the currency after attacks from Republicans and banking lobbyists that labeled her a communist.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:00:50 +0000

On the Banks of the Furious Congo River, a 5-Star Emporium of Ambition

As the clean energy revolution upends the centuries-long lock of fossil fuels on the global economy, dealmakers and hustlers converge on the Fleuve Congo Hotel.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:51:46 +0000

Redistricting Makes California a Top House Battlefield for 2022

As legislators across the country draw House maps to protect incumbents, a nonpartisan commission of California citizens is drafting one that will scramble political fortunes for both parties.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:44:13 +0000

Congressional Leaders Reach Deal to Allow Debt Ceiling Increase

The legislation would provide a one-time pathway for the Senate to raise the debt ceiling on a simple majority vote, skirting Republican obstruction.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:05:33 +0000

House Prepares to Pass $768 Billion Defense Policy Bill

Lawmakers tossed out some bipartisan provisions as they rushed to advance the bill, which would increase the Pentagon’s budget by more than what President Biden had requested.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:46:38 +0000

In a Reversal, Meadows Refuses to Cooperate With Jan. 6 Inquiry

The former White House chief of staff told the House panel scrutinizing the Capitol attack that he was no longer willing to be interviewed, reversing a commitment he made last week.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:04:05 +0000

What Happened in the P.S.G. Attack?

The assault of a top women’s player made headlines, with masked men, a metal bar and the arrest of a teammate. But weeks later, new details suggest the original story might have been wrong.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:47:05 +0000

Ahead of Biden’s Democracy Summit, China Says: We’re Also a Democracy

Beijing argues that its system represents a distinctive form of democracy, one that has dealt better than the West with challenges like the pandemic.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 13:46:28 +0000

How Many Countries Will Follow the U.S. Official Snub of Beijing’s Olympics?

Several have signaled that they will find ways to protest China’s human rights abuses, whether they declare a diplomatic boycott as the Biden administration has done or not.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:46:51 +0000

Soda Shop Chains Are Taking Hold of the West

With locations now numbering in the hundreds, regional soda-shop chains are spreading far beyond Utah, where they first found popularity.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 18:08:36 +0000

Millions of Followers? For Book Sales, ‘It’s Unreliable.’

Social-media fandom can help authors score book deals and bigger advances, but does it translate to how a new title will sell? Publishers are increasingly skeptical.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:16:00 +0000

Can I Skip Jury Duty Because of Covid Fears?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on weighing health concerns against civic duty, what to do about workers who had sex on the job — and more.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 10:00:07 +0000

Will My Students Ever Know a World Without School Shootings?

Teachers can do only do so much to protect their students from school shootings.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:29:22 +0000

Teen Girls Talk About Puberty. ‘We Don’t Turn Into Aliens.’

From period pains and hip dips to bullying and catcalling, five girls talk about the trials of growing up.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 10:00:09 +0000

I Couldn’t Vote for Trump, but I’m Grateful for His Supreme Court Picks

What might the Republican Party look like in a post-Roe America?

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:41:01 +0000

The Words Democrats Use Are Not the Real Problem

The whys of American politics have much more to do with the ever-changing currents of race, religion and economic production than they do with political messaging.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 10:00:13 +0000

Bob Dole, Donald Trump and the Art of Responsibility

Somehow, America stopped honoring responsibility.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:32:33 +0000

Climate Change Is Thawing Arctic Alaska

The landscape resembles frozen spinach left out on the kitchen counter too long.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 10:00:21 +0000

What Kind of Power Should the Names of New York Have?

In debates about how best to confront our collective past, we must give weight to the present as well.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 10:00:17 +0000

Should States Be Allowed to Spend Public Money on Religious Educations?

The Supreme Court is about to consider that question.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:02:33 +0000

American Families Are Drowning in Care Costs. Here’s How to Change That.

Ai-jen Poo on the economic potential of a public investment in child care, elder care and paid family leave.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:20:44 +0000

Biden’s Democracy Conference Is About Much More Than Democracy

Democracies can find strength in numbers.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:49:52 +0000

If James Madison Weighed In on Politics Today

Readers discuss James Madison and the role of Congress today. Also: Expanding the fight for abortion rights; a proposal for the National Mall.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:34:38 +0000

Opioids Feel Like Love. That’s Why They’re Deadly in Tough Times.

America can’t arrest its way out of a problem caused by the fundamental human need to connect.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:13:26 +0000

We Are Not Going to Run Out of Hypocrisy Anytime Soon

Yet another school shooting, the Supreme Court argument over Roe and much else in American life give us pause.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 21:58:05 +0000

Helping the Homeless

Why it’s so difficult to find viable solutions for California’s homelessness crisis.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 20:13:33 +0000

Readers Share What They’re Grateful For

Giving thanks for everything from stents to foliage to a musical dog.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 23:49:44 +0000

Heeding Warning Signs Before School Shootings

Readers criticize the school’s decision to allow Ethan Crumbley back into class, and the nation’s gun laws. Also: Chris Cuomo; gender-neutral in French; happiness.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 17:44:32 +0000

Inside Tesla: How Elon Musk Pushed His Vision for Autopilot

The automaker may have undermined safety in designing its Autopilot driver-assistance system to fit its chief executive’s vision, former employees say.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 12:14:17 +0000

Why New York Is Unearthing a Brook It Buried a Century Ago

A plan to “daylight” Tibbetts Brook in the Bronx would be one of the city’s most ambitious green infrastructure improvements.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 10:00:21 +0000

Urea Shortage Is Felt Around the World

Farmers in India are desperate. Trucks in South Korea had to be idled. Food prices, already high, could rise even further.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 14:35:08 +0000

Justice Department Closes Emmett Till Investigation Without Charges

The department said it could not corroborate a book’s claim that a central witness had recanted her statements about Emmett, a Black teenager killed by two white men in 1955.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 05:01:17 +0000

Best Movies of 2021

Even when a film wasn’t great, filmgoing was. But there were some truly wonderful releases, ranging from music docs and musicals to westerns and the just plain weird.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:35:21 +0000

Do Tests Work on the Omicron Variant and Other Questions, Answered

And experts’ answers.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 11:32:57 +0000

A New Strategy for Prosecuting School Shootings

Will the parents of a teenager accused of a school shooting be held accountable for his actions?

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 11:00:06 +0000

Talking About the Best Books of 2021

On a special episode of the podcast, taped live, editors from The New York Times Book Review discuss this year’s outstanding fiction and nonfiction.

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Date of publish: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 21:05:02 +0000

How Is the Pandemic Reshaping New York City’s Cultural Landscape?

Join playwright Lynn Nottage, artist Laurie Anderson and writer Sarah Schulman in a virtual event on Dec. 9 to explore the current recovery through the lens of previous eras of cultural resurrection.

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Date of publish: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 20:50:16 +0000

Third Accuser Says Maxwell Facilitated Years of Abuse By Epstein

A woman identified as “Carolyn” said she was underage when Ghislaine Maxwell began booking her to give sexual massages to Jeffrey Epstein. Follow updates here.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:04:21 +0000

French Police Arrest Man in Connection With Khashoggi Killing

A man with the same name, Khalid Alotaibi, is wanted in connection with the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A Saudi official says France arrested the wrong man.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:21:28 +0000

Military Ends Pearl Harbor Project to Identify the Dead

The remains of 355 sailors and Marines from the U.S.S. Oklahoma were identified using DNA and dental records, but 33 crew members could not be.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:47:16 +0000

In Chicago, a New Approach to Gay and Bisexual Men With Prostate Cancer

A new clinic focuses on patients left grappling with the aftermath of treatment in ways that are rarely appreciated by doctors.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 08:00:08 +0000

Business Updates: Publisher Pulls Chris Cuomo’s Upcoming Book

Adam Mosseri, the head of the company, is expected to face questions from lawmakers this week about whether social media harms children.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:04:21 +0000

Chile Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage at Fraught Political Moment

The legalization of same-sex marriage in Chile comes as the country grapples with sweeping demands for social change.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:30:28 +0000

Kellogg Workers Prolong Strike by Rejecting Contract Proposal

About 1,400 have been on strike at four cereal plants since Oct. 5 over a dispute that has revolved around a two-tier compensation structure.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:15:37 +0000

Charlottesville’s Statue of Robert E. Lee Will Be Melted Down

The statue was the focus of a deadly white nationalist rally in 2017. A local African American heritage center plans to turn it into a new piece of public art.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:27:31 +0000

A New Tesla Safety Concern: Drivers Can Play Video Games in Moving Cars

The feature raises fresh questions about whether Tesla is compromising safety as it rushes to add new technologies.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:33:45 +0000

Women Earn $2 Million Less Than Men in Their Careers as Doctors

A survey of more than 80,000 physicians estimated that women make 25 percent less than men over a 40-year career.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 21:00:07 +0000

Is Gluten-Free Bread Healthier Than Regular Bread?

Experts say there are important distinctions to keep in mind.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:51:09 +0000

Do I Get Enough Vitamin D in the Winter?

In higher-latitude cities like Boston, inadequate UVB limits vitamin D synthesis for at least a few months during the winter.

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Date of publish: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:00:15 +0000

Why Does Coffee Make Me Poop?

It’s not clear why coffee can stimulate a bowel movement, but the speed of this effect suggests it’s mediated by the brain.

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Date of publish: Wed, 01 Dec 2021 22:54:04 +0000

What Is a Fecal Transplant, and Why Would I Want One?

Fecal transplant is used to treat gut infections and is now being studied as a treatment for obesity, urinary tract infections, irritable bowel syndrome and more.

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Date of publish: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 23:00:14 +0000

Best Songs of 2021

Sixty-six tracks that tell the story of the year: a posthumous political statement, a hyperpop star finding his footing, an emerging force’s debut smash and a superstar’s 10-minute redo.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:35:08 +0000

A Monument to the Lives of Black Women and Girls

“The Black Girlhood Altar” began as a community project fueled by collective grief. Now it’s on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:44:30 +0000

Restaurant Review: Aunts et Uncles in Flatbush, Brooklyn

Plant-based menus have become the new hubs of culinary creativity, and this bright all-day cafe offers plenty.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:30:23 +0000

An Apartment in the Big City, at Wisconsin Prices

After living in Madison for six years, they were ready for a change. But they never dreamed they would find a place so close to New York City.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 10:00:12 +0000

Joaquina Kalukango and Amanda Williams on Creative Freedom

The ‘Slave Play’ actress and the Chicago-based artist discuss generational gaps, success and the art that brought them each acclaim.

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Date of publish: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 15:55:23 +0000

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Video-Gipfel zwischen Joe Biden und Wladimir Putin: »Gut, Sie wieder zu sehen«

Erst wurden Freundlichkeiten ausgetauscht, dann ging es zur Sache: Joe Biden warnt Wladimir Putin bei einem Gespräch vor einem Angriff auf die Ukraine. Es wird deutlich, dass die Präsidenten konträre Ziele verfolgen.

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Date of publish: Tue, 7 Dec 2021 21:42:03 +0100

Gurtpflicht: Wie die Debatte der 70er Jahre dem Streit um die Impfpflicht gleicht

Kritiker sahen die Freiheit bedroht, selbst ernannte Experten schwurbelten von »Gurtschäden«: Der Kulturkampf um die Anschnallpflicht erinnert stark an die Debatte über die Impfpflicht – und weckt böse Ahnungen.

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Date of publish: Tue, 7 Dec 2021 18:00:00 +0100

Philosoph Markus Gabriel über Coronadebatte: »Anders als Precht würde ich Karl Lauterbach als Philosophen bezeichnen«

Der Philosoph Markus Gabriel kritisiert, dass Intellektuelle wie Richard David Precht und Svenja Flaßpöhler zunehmend als diskursive Gefahr wahrgenommen würden. Gleichzeitig plädiert er vehement für eine Impfpflicht.

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Date of publish: Tue, 7 Dec 2021 21:56:24 +0100

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Champions League, 6. Spieltag - BVB verabschiedet sich mit Schützenfest - Haaland und Reus brillieren gegen Besiktas

Der BVB feiert gegen Besiktas ein Schützenfest und verabschiedet sich mit einem 5:0-Sieg aus der Königsklasse. Marco Reus leitet den Dortmunder Erfolg mit einem Doppelpack ein, auch Erling Haaland trifft zweifach. Das Spiel im Ticker.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:20:35 +0100

Champions League 2021/22 - Spielplan, Ergebnisse, Termine im Überblick

Champions-League-Spielplan 2021/22. Der FC Bayern München qualifiziert sich vorzeitig für das Achtelfinale, Borussia Dortmund und RB Leipzig können nur auf die Europa League hoffen. VfL Wolfsburg hat noch Chancen. Wer holt den Henkelpott 2022? Alle Spiele, Ergebnisse und Termine im Überblick.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Sep 2021 15:24:23 +0200

News zur Corona-Pandemie - Trotz niedriger Zahlen: Schweden verschärft Corona-Maßnahmen wieder

Das RKI meldet am Dienstagmorgen 36.059 Neuinfektionen. Die Inzidenz liegt jetzt bei 324,2. Heute berät der Bundestag zu einer möglichen Impfpflicht für Pflege-Personal. Alle Neuigkeiten zur Pandemie finden Sie hier im News-Ticker von FOCUS Online.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 07:13:52 +0100

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Transporter erfasst Fußgänger auf dunkler Straße – sofort tot

Am Dienstagnachmittag gegen 17:30 Uhr erfasst ein Transporter auf der Bucher Straße in Buch/Pankow an der nördlichen Berliner Stadtgrenze einen Mann, der dort offenbar zu Fuß unterwegs war.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:50:28 +0000

Gefälschtes Impfzertifikat – Vater beschreibt Schock-Motiv in Abschiedsbrief

Fünf Leichen fand die Polizei am Samstag in einem Einfamilienhaus im brandenburgischen Senzig, südlich von Berlin: Vater, Mutter und die drei Töchter. Am Montag kam raus, dass der Vater seine Familie und sich erschoss. Jetzt wurden Details aus dem mehrere Seiten langen Abschiedsbrief bekannt, der im Haus gefunden wurden.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:02:17 +0000

Radfahrerin in Prenzlauer Berg von Lkw erfasst und getötet

Es ist schon der 10. tödliche Fahrradunfall in Berlin in diesem Jahr.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:51:05 +0000

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Welche Supermarkt-Schokolade schmeckt am besten?

Gibt es das, gute Schokolade aus dem Supermarkt? Drei Profis haben für uns neun Schokoladen getestet. Welche schnitt am besten ab und welche hat mit Schokolade nicht mehr viel zu tun?

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Date of publish: Sun, 26 Dec 2021 11:18:00 GMT

BVB verabschiedet sich mit Kantersieg aus der Champions League

Borussia Dortmund feiert einen versöhnlichen Abschluss einer verkorksten Champions-League-Saison. Der BVB hat gegen ein ganz schwaches Besiktas Istanbul überhaupt keine Probleme und tut etwas für sein Selbstvertrauen.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:00:33 GMT

Die Mitteilung aus dem Kreml liest sich wie ein russischer Beschwerdekatalog

Keine Nato-Osterweiterung, keine Invasion in der Ukraine – Joe Biden und Wladimir Putin haben den Videogipfel genutzt, um längst bekannte Positionen wiederzugeben. Und doch gab es von russischer Seite Zwischentöne, die zumindest eine Dialogbereitschaft Moskaus signalisieren könnten.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:45:54 GMT

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Belarus: Belarus verhängt Einfuhrverbot für Lebensmittel aus westlichen Ländern

Die Regierung in Belarus reagiert auf die neuesten Sanktionen von EU und USA. Der Import von Fleisch und Gemüse aus mehreren westlichen Staaten ist ab Januar verboten.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:39:48 -0000

Champions League: RB Leipzig schlägt Manchester City

Durch einen überraschenden 2:1-Sieg gegen Manchester City bleibt RB Leipzig im internationalen Wettbewerb. Die Partie fand vor leeren Rängen statt. Der Spielbericht

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:26:08 -0000

Corona-Zahlen: Coronavirus in Europa und der Welt – alle Zahlen im Überblick

Europa nach der dritten Welle: Wo sich immer noch viele Menschen anstecken, in welchen Ländern die Zahlen wieder steigen und wie schnell geimpft wird – täglich aktuell.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:10:04 -0000

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Funklochamt: Andi Scheuers letzter Skandal

Andi ScheuerDer scheidende CSU-Verkehrsminister Andreas Scheuer bleibt sich bis zum Schluss treu: Die ersten Mobilfunk-Fördergelder des "Funklochamtes" gehen direkt in seinen Wahlkreis.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:08:19 +0000

Mit deutscher Beteiligung: EU-Militär entwickelt neuartige Polizeidrohne

Eine fliegende Luna Drohne.Das Verteidigungsministerium beteiligt sich an einem Projekt zu Aufklärungsdrohnen mit „doppeltem Verwendungszweck“. Nur das spanische Heer verrät, dass sie für den militärischen Einsatz auch bewaffnet werden können.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 10:55:17 +0000

Niederlage für Kickl: Menschenrechtsgericht verteidigt Anonymität im Netz

Herbert KicklDer österreichische Rechtspopulist Herbert Kickl verlangte von der Zeitung "Der Standard" die Daten von User:innen, von denen er sich im Forum der Zeitung beleidigt sah. Deren Preisgabe hält der Europäische Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte für eine Verletzung der Meinungsfreiheit, wie er nun urteilte.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 10:54:41 +0000

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Fusionsgespräche: Orange und Vodafone wollten zusammengehen

Die führenden Netzbetreiber in Europa wollen immer wieder eine Fusion. Auch aus den letzten Verhandlungen wurde jedoch bisher nichts. (Vodafone, Telekom)

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:48:02 +0100

Ubisoft: Breakpoint bekommt Ausrüstung aus der Blockchain

Sogar eine Nummer ist digital eingraviert: Ubisoft startet in Ghost Recon Breakpoint ein Experiment mit einzigartigen Helmen und Waffen. (Ghost Recon, Ubisoft)

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:01:02 +0100

Tim Cook: Apple traf geheime Absprache mit chinesischer Regierung

Tim Cook soll 2016 in China für Apple lobbyiert haben - der Deal soll 275 Milliarden US-Dollar wert sein. Öffentlich gemacht wurde die Absprache nicht. (Apple, Politik/Recht)

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:44:02 +0100

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Video-Gipfel zwischen Joe Biden und Wladimir Putin: »Gut, Sie wieder zu sehen«

Erst wurden Freundlichkeiten ausgetauscht, dann ging es zur Sache: Joe Biden warnt Wladimir Putin bei einem Gespräch vor einem Angriff auf die Ukraine. Es wird deutlich, dass die Präsidenten konträre Ziele verfolgen.

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Date of publish: Tue, 7 Dec 2021 21:42:03 +0100

Gurtpflicht: Wie die Debatte der 70er Jahre dem Streit um die Impfpflicht gleicht

Kritiker sahen die Freiheit bedroht, selbst ernannte Experten schwurbelten von »Gurtschäden«: Der Kulturkampf um die Anschnallpflicht erinnert stark an die Debatte über die Impfpflicht – und weckt böse Ahnungen.

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Date of publish: Tue, 7 Dec 2021 18:00:00 +0100

Philosoph Markus Gabriel über Coronadebatte: »Anders als Precht würde ich Karl Lauterbach als Philosophen bezeichnen«

Der Philosoph Markus Gabriel kritisiert, dass Intellektuelle wie Richard David Precht und Svenja Flaßpöhler zunehmend als diskursive Gefahr wahrgenommen würden. Gleichzeitig plädiert er vehement für eine Impfpflicht.

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Date of publish: Tue, 7 Dec 2021 21:56:24 +0100

AfD, CDU/CSU, SPD, Grüne, FDP und die Bundestagsausschüsse: Wenn vier sich streiten, freuen sich die Rechten

Bei der Vergabe der Ausschussvorsitze im neuen Bundestag ergattert die AfD ausgerechnet die wichtigen Posten für Inneres und Gesundheit. Union und Ampel geben sich gegenseitig die Schuld.

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Date of publish: Tue, 7 Dec 2021 22:22:07 +0100

Özlem Türeci: Biontech-Gründerin übernimmt Professur an Mainzer Universität

Sie wolle das Immunsystem von Patienten »mit personalisierten Ansätzen zu einer starken Waffe gegen den Krebs« machen, sagt Özlem Türeci. Die Wissenschaftlerin hat ihre Ernennungsurkunde bereits entgegengenommen.

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Date of publish: Tue, 7 Dec 2021 19:26:52 +0100

Truppenübungsplatz Bergen: Zwei Bundeswehr-Angehörige sterben bei Panzer-Unfall

Bei einem schweren Unfall sind am Nachmittag zwei Bundeswehrangehörige getötet worden. Nach ersten Ermittlungen überrollte ein tonnenschwerer Kampfpanzer auf einem Übungsplatz einen Jeep der Truppe.

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Date of publish: Tue, 7 Dec 2021 19:04:55 +0100

Verdächtiger im Mordfall Khashoggi: Wer ist Khalid Aedh al-Otaibi?

Die französische Polizei hat am Pariser Flughafen einen Mann festgenommen, der an der Ermordung des Journalisten Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul beteiligt gewesen sein soll. Was über den Verdächtigen bekannt ist.

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Date of publish: Tue, 7 Dec 2021 21:14:18 +0100

Israel: 65 Kilometer langer Sperrzaun zum Gazastreifen vollständig

Dreieinhalb Jahren baute Israel am hochtechnologischen Grenzzaun zum Gazstreifen. Nun ist er fertig. Kritiker warnen vor einer weiteren Verschlimmerung der humanitären Lage im Palästinensergebiet.

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Date of publish: Tue, 7 Dec 2021 21:32:05 +0100

Myanmar: Hafturteil gegen Aung San Suu Kyi - »Sie wird keinen Tag Freiheit mehr erleben«

Aung San Suu Kyi ist in Myanmar zu einer zweijährigen Haftstrafe verurteilt worden. Für Experte Phil Robertson ist klar: Die entmachtete De-facto-Regierungschefin wird die politische Bühne nie mehr betreten.

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Date of publish: Tue, 7 Dec 2021 19:08:43 +0100

Holocaustüberlebender im Prozess gegen Irmgard Furchner: »Mache das für meinen Vater, meine Mutter, meinen Bruder«

Josef Salomonovic war Gefangener im KZ Stutthof. Im Landgericht Itzehoe begegnete er nun der ehemaligen Sekretärin des Lagerkommandanten, die Beihilfe zu Tausenden Morden geleistet haben soll.

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Date of publish: Tue, 7 Dec 2021 19:09:34 +0100

Vulkanausbruch in Indonesien: Aschefelder, wo vor Tagen noch Dörfer waren

Nach dem Vulkanausbruch auf der indonesischen Insel Java lichtet sich der Himmel. Drohnenaufnahmen zeigen eingeäscherte Dörfer, die Krankenhäuser sind mit Opfern der Katastrophe überfüllt.

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Date of publish: Tue, 7 Dec 2021 20:02:49 +0100

Tesla: Wie Elon Musk Bedenken zum Autopilot wegwischte

Wenig Technik, große Versprechen: Laut »New York Times« haben Ex-Mitarbeiter den Konzernchef vor fatalen Risiken bei einem seiner Prestigeprojekte gewarnt – der wollte davon nichts hören.

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Date of publish: Tue, 7 Dec 2021 21:59:27 +0100

Vishal Garg von Better.com entlässt 900 Beschäftige per Zoom-Call – wegen Unproduktivität

Vishal Garg ist Chef von Better.com. Auch weil er mit der Performance vieler seiner Beschäftigten unzufrieden war, warf er laut Medienberichten 900 von ihnen kurzerhand raus – in einem Zoom-Call.

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Date of publish: Tue, 7 Dec 2021 16:41:51 +0100

Champions League: RB Leipzig gewinnt gegen Manchester City - Wurzeln geschlagen

Wie geht es mit RB Leipzig nach der Trennung von Jesse Marsch weiter? Interimstrainer Achim Beierlorzer empfahl sich gegen Manchester City, wird aber wohl keine Dauerlösung.

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Date of publish: Tue, 7 Dec 2021 22:41:02 +0100

Champions League: Borussia Dortmund besiegt Besiktas Istanbul deutlich

Das Aus stand schon vorher fest, nun hat der BVB zumindest für einen anständigen Abgang aus dem Wettbewerb gesorgt. Gegen Beşiktaş sorgten Marco Reus und Erling Haaland für Highlights.

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Date of publish: Tue, 7 Dec 2021 22:59:00 +0100

Sascha Mölders bei 1860 München: Was hinter der Suspendierung des Publikumslieblings steckt

Unprofessionell – aber treffsicher: Sascha Mölders war trotz Übergewicht lange der beste Spieler von 1860 München. Nun ist er aus dem Kader geflogen. Droht den Löwen mal wieder Chaos?

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Date of publish: Tue, 7 Dec 2021 17:52:55 +0100

Abstand und Misstrauen durch Corona: Werden wir alle soziophob?

Unser Autor hat kein Problem mit der Maske, der Impfpflicht und anderen Maßnahmen gegen Covid-19. Was ihm aber zunehmend Sorgen bereitet, ist unsere Panik voreinander in ganz profanen Situationen.

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Date of publish: Tue, 7 Dec 2021 21:59:50 +0100

Antarktis: Dieser Roboter soll mit Pinguinen kuscheln

Wie geht es den Kaiserpinguinen auf dem Südkontinent? Forscher wollen dieser Frage auch mit Robotern nachgehen – um die Tiere möglichst wenig zu nerven. Andere Störungen bereiten ihnen zunehmend Sorgen.

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Date of publish: Tue, 7 Dec 2021 20:03:10 +0100

Schlaflosigkeit: Oft helfen ein paar einfache Regeln – aber was, wenn er schnarcht?

Es könnte so schön sein: Man kuschelt sich unter die warme Bettdecke und dämmert weg. Doch stattdessen wälzt man sich stundenlang hin und her. Vor allem Frauen sind betroffen. Was Experten raten.

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Date of publish: Tue, 7 Dec 2021 00:12:00 +0100

Was eine gelungene Vater-Tochter-Beziehung ausmacht

Der Blick dieses einen Mannes prägt oft ein Leben lang: Psychologen haben untersucht, ob Väter ihren Töchtern Komplimente machen sollen, wie die Pubertät alles zerstören kann – und warum Mütter lernen müssen loszulassen.

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Date of publish: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:30:28 +0200

Klimakrise und Hitzewellen: Extreme Hitze kann extrem teuer werden

Hitzewellen werden häufiger. Am Beispiel der US-Stadt Phoenix hat eine Naturschutzorganisation vorgerechnet, wie hoch die Kosten sind, die daraus resultieren. Und gezeigt, was Kommunen gegen die Temperaturen tun können.

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Date of publish: Tue, 7 Dec 2021 18:04:00 +0100

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Date of publish: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 11:44:00 +0100

Siena International Photo Awards: Die Geschichte hinter dem Siegerfoto

Vor wenigen Wochen ging ein erschütterndes Foto um die Welt: Ein kriegsversehrter syrischer Vater hält seinen arm- und beinlosen Sohn – Opfer eines Nervengas-Angriffs, so der Fotograf. Doch die Geschichte ist komplizierter.

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Date of publish: Sat, 4 Dec 2021 17:11:00 +0100

Smartspeaker von Amazon, Google und Apple im Test: Jetzt hör mir mal zu!

In jedem fünften deutschen Haushalt steht mindestens ein vernetzter Lautsprecher. Wir haben die fünf populärsten Modelle gefragt: »Was kannst du eigentlich?«

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Date of publish: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 13:00:00 +0100

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Champions League, 6. Spieltag - BVB verabschiedet sich mit Schützenfest - Haaland und Reus brillieren gegen Besiktas

Der BVB feiert gegen Besiktas ein Schützenfest und verabschiedet sich mit einem 5:0-Sieg aus der Königsklasse. Marco Reus leitet den Dortmunder Erfolg mit einem Doppelpack ein, auch Erling Haaland trifft zweifach. Das Spiel im Ticker.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:20:35 +0100

Champions League 2021/22 - Spielplan, Ergebnisse, Termine im Überblick

Champions-League-Spielplan 2021/22. Der FC Bayern München qualifiziert sich vorzeitig für das Achtelfinale, Borussia Dortmund und RB Leipzig können nur auf die Europa League hoffen. VfL Wolfsburg hat noch Chancen. Wer holt den Henkelpott 2022? Alle Spiele, Ergebnisse und Termine im Überblick.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Sep 2021 15:24:23 +0200

News zur Corona-Pandemie - Trotz niedriger Zahlen: Schweden verschärft Corona-Maßnahmen wieder

Das RKI meldet am Dienstagmorgen 36.059 Neuinfektionen. Die Inzidenz liegt jetzt bei 324,2. Heute berät der Bundestag zu einer möglichen Impfpflicht für Pflege-Personal. Alle Neuigkeiten zur Pandemie finden Sie hier im News-Ticker von FOCUS Online.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 07:13:52 +0100

"Keine Aktivisten, sondern Kriminelle" - Unbekannte lassen Luft aus SUV-Reifen - und drohen Autofahrern mit härteren Aktionen

Es sollte eine angeblich witzige "Krampus-Aktion" zum Nikolaus sein: Unbekannte haben in München die Luft aus den Reifen parkender SUV gelassen. Und sie drohen Autofahrern noch mehr an. Der Chef eines Automobilclubs finde klare Worte für die Aktion.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:21:41 +0100

"Hartz und herzlich" im Ticker-Protokoll - Beim Grillen im Innenhof schlägt sich Hartz-IV-Empfänger Kevin mit der Axt die Fingerkuppe ab

Die aktuelle Folge der RTL2-Sozialdoku "Hartz und herzlich" führte nach Düren, unter anderem zu Hartz-IV-Empfänger Kevin. Er wurde von seiner Verlobten verlassen, zog zurück zu seiner depressiven Mutter und hatte am Ende auch noch einen Unfall. Das Ticker-Protokoll.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:45:01 +0100

Was von der Kanzlerin bleibt - Die Unprätentiöse: Merkels größter Luxus war ein Ferienhaus im Osten Berlins

An diesem Mittwoch wird Olaf Scholz zum Kanzler gewählt. Die Ära von 16 Jahren Angela Merkel in der Regierungszentrale ist dann beendet. Doch an vieles dürfte man sich noch lange erinnern.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:15:04 +0100

Schiri wünscht sich Gespräch - "So geht das nicht": Watzke schickt klare Ansage an Zwayer wegen Bellingham

Der DFB verurteilt Jude Bellingham zu einer Geldstrafe. Der BVB-Profi hatte Schiedsrichter Felix Zwayer in einem Interview kurz nach dem Topspiel gegen den FC Bayern scharf kritisiert. Zwayer wünscht sich ein Gespräch, Hans-Joachim Watzke macht ihm eine klare Ansage.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 13:03:23 +0100

Soll den Innenausschuss leiten - AfD schnappt sich wichtigen Posten, Parteien reagieren empört: "Sie stellt ein Sicherheitsrisiko dar"

In jeder neuen Wahlperiode wird der Vorsitz der Ausschüsse im Bundestag neu verteilt. Dass jemand aus die AfD künftig die Sitzungen des Innenausschusses leiten soll, finden einige Abgeordnete skandalös.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:09:18 +0100

Behörden nennen mehrere Gründe - 1100er-Inzidenz halbiert: Wie der Hotspot Miesbach die Corona-Wende geschafft hat

Während die Inzidenz im bayerischen Landkreis Miesbach vor gut einem Monat noch die 1000 überschritt, sinken die Zahlen nun stetig. Aktuell liegen sie bei knapp 500. Die Behörden vermuten dahinter das Zusammenspiel mehrerer Faktoren.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:45:14 +0100

Champions League, 6. Spieltag - Leipzig triumphiert gegen ManCity und überwintert in der Europa League

Toller Erfolg in der Champions League für RB Leipzig. Die Sachsen schlagen nach einer starken Leistung Manchester City und Pep Guardiola. Damit tritt RB nach der Winterpause in der Europa League an. Für Leipzig treffen Dominik Szoboszlai und André Silva. Das Spiel im Ticker.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:44:33 +0100

Im NDR-Podcast - Drosten über Wettlauf mit Omikron: "Dann hätten wir bald ein ernstes Problem"

Der Chefvirologe der Berliner Charité, Christian Drosten, erwartet wegen der neu aufgetretenen Omikron-Variante bis zum nächsten Sommer Probleme mit dem Coronavirus in Deutschland.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:31:32 +0100

Der längste Brief der Welt - Angela Merkels letzter Tag! Schreiben Sie hier Ihre persönlichen Abschiedsworte an die Kanzlerin

Kanzlerin Angela Merkel hat heute ihren letzten Tag im Amt. 16 Jahre lang hat sie Deutschland geprägt, wie kaum ein Politiker vor ihr. Sie hat das Land durch viele herausfordernde Zeiten geführt. Möchten Sie Angela Merkel etwas zum Abschied sagen? Dann seien Sie Teil unseres großen Abschiedsbriefes.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 10:59:54 +0100

Georgier starb in Berlin - Der "Tiergartenmord" kann die Putin-Scholz-Beziehung erschüttern - eine Frage steht bis heute im Fokus

Es geht um einen Auftragsmord. Davon ist die Bundesanwaltschaft überzeugt. Der Tod eines Georgiers tschetschenischer Abstammung in Berlin kann damit schwere politische Folgen haben - und der neuen Bundesregierung eine diplomatische Krise bescheren.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:32:36 +0100

Fragrance Zoning - Gegen den Stress im Home-Office: Mit Duftaromen das Gehirn austricksen

Oft sind Ideen, wie wir den Alltag besser bewältigen könnten, überraschend einfach. Das so genannte "Fragrance Zoning", ein Hack mit Duftkerzen, gehört ganz bestimmt dazu. Für mehr Konzentration & Entspannung im Home-Office.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:20:00 +0100

"Das perfekte Dinner" - Gastgeberin Anne hatte schweren Autounfall, seitdem verzichtet sie auf Fleisch

In dieser Woche gastiert die Vox-Kochshow "Das perfekte Dinner" in Regensburg. Am zweiten Tag kocht Gastgeberin Anne, die mit Fürstin Gloria von Thurn und Taxis eine prominente Vermieterin hat - und ein Problem mit Fleisch. 

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Date of publish: Sat, 04 Dec 2021 10:11:48 +0100

Frankreich und die Atomdebatte - Merkel geht, Scholz richtet sich ein und Macron wittert jetzt die ganz große Chance

Großer Auftritt für den prestigebewussten französischen Präsidenten: Sein Land übernimmt mit dem Jahreswechsel für ein halbes Jahr einen der europäischen Chefsessel. Erwartet wird Pariser Geltungsdrang – Macron will Brüsseler Lorbeeren einheimsen, die ihm im Präsidentschaftswahlkampf helfen. Was bedeutet das für Olaf Scholz und seine Ampel?Von FOCUS-Online-Autor Hans-Jürgen Moritz (Brüssel)

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:04:55 +0100

Lob vom Experten - "Impfen, what else": Über 150 deutsche Unternehmen starten Kampagne für's Impfen

Mehr als 150 bekannte deutsche Unternehmen und Marken rufen gemeinsam zum Impfen auf und setzen dabei auf den Überraschungseffekt verfremdeter Markenslogans. Lob dafür gibt es von höchster Stelle.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:45:48 +0100

Folgen fürs Portemonnaie - Neue Studie zeigt, wer finanziell am meisten von der Ampel profitiert

Steuern, Rente, Löhne: Mit der neuen Ampel-Koalition kommen auf die Brieftaschen der Bürger einige Änderungen zu. Doch wer profitiert von den Plänen der künftigen Bundesregierung – und wer zahlt drauf? Eine neue Studie verschafft einen Überblick. Von FOCUS-Online-Redakteur Florian Reiter

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:47:15 +0100

Schlimmer Unfall in Niedersachsen - Panzer kracht bei Bundeswehr-Übung in Lkw - zwei Soldaten sterben

Bei einem Unfall auf einem Bundeswehr-Übungsplatz sind offenbar zwei Soldaten gestorben. Während einer Übung kam es zu dem Unfall zwischen einem Panzer und einem Lkw.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:31:14 +0100

Letzter großer Warenhauskonzern - Galeria beantragt erneut bis zu 220 Millionen Euro Corona-Hilfen

Der Warenhauskonzern Galeria mit seinen Marken Karstadt und Kaufhof braucht einem Bericht zufolge erneut Staatshilfe.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:37:22 +0100

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Transporter erfasst Fußgänger auf dunkler Straße – sofort tot

Am Dienstagnachmittag gegen 17:30 Uhr erfasst ein Transporter auf der Bucher Straße in Buch/Pankow an der nördlichen Berliner Stadtgrenze einen Mann, der dort offenbar zu Fuß unterwegs war.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:50:28 +0000

Gefälschtes Impfzertifikat – Vater beschreibt Schock-Motiv in Abschiedsbrief

Fünf Leichen fand die Polizei am Samstag in einem Einfamilienhaus im brandenburgischen Senzig, südlich von Berlin: Vater, Mutter und die drei Töchter. Am Montag kam raus, dass der Vater seine Familie und sich erschoss. Jetzt wurden Details aus dem mehrere Seiten langen Abschiedsbrief bekannt, der im Haus gefunden wurden.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:02:17 +0000

Radfahrerin in Prenzlauer Berg von Lkw erfasst und getötet

Es ist schon der 10. tödliche Fahrradunfall in Berlin in diesem Jahr.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:51:05 +0000

Patient aus Klinik entlassen und von Laster überrollt – tot!

Auf dem Gelände der Oberhavel Klinik in Oranienburg ist Montagabend ein Mann von einem Laster überrollt und getötet worden.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:42:59 +0000

Drei Omikron-Fälle in Potsdam – mehr Untersuchungen geplant

In Brandenburg sind die ersten Fälle von Infektionen mit der neuen Omikron-Variante des Coronavirus nachgewiesen worden.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:36:16 +0000

Tödlicher Crash mit Polizeiauto – Berufungsprozess in Endphase

Der Berufungsprozess um die tödliche Kollision eines Funkstreifenwagens mit dem Auto einer jungen Frau in Berlin-Mitte ist am Dienstag in die Schlussphase gegangen.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:29:09 +0000

Spandauer bunkerte Drogen im Kinderzimmer

Blitz-Geständnis eines Drogendealers: „Die Vorwürfe der Anklage sind vollumfänglich zutreffend.“

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:53:34 +0000

Bundesanwaltschaft fordert lebenslange Haft für Mord an Georgier

Die Bundesanwaltschaft hat am Dienstag im Prozess um den Mord an einem Georgier im Kleinen Tiergarten in Berlin eine lebenslange Freiheitsstrafe gefordert. Außerdem beantragte sie vor dem Berliner Kammergericht, im Falle der Verurteilung des angeklagten Russen die besondere Schwere der Schuld festzustellen.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:31:09 +0000

Bombenfund – 15.000 Berliner müssen am Sonntag Wohnung verlassen

Nach dem Fund einer Fliegerbombe müssen Tausende Menschen in Berlin-Reinickendorf am Sonntag ihre Wohnungen verlassen.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:30:50 +0000

Wie ist die Lage denn nun wirklich auf den Intensivstationen?

Ständig werden wir vor dem drohenden Kollaps des Gesundheitssystems gewarnt. Als ich aber konkret bei Charité und Vivantes nachfrage, bekomme ich erstaunlich unkonkrete Antworten. Die Krankenhäuser haben offenbar kein Interesse, zur Aufklärung beizutragen, meint Gunnar Schupelius.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:21:48 +0000

„Danke Mirco“ – RTL mit Sondersendung zum Tod von Mirco Nontschew

Der Fernsehsender RTL erinnert am Mittwoch zur Primetime mit einer zweistündigen Sondersendung an den gestorbenen Comedian Mirco Nontschew.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:19:39 +0000

Potsdamer Todespflegerin gestand Polizistin die Tat

Im Prozess um die Tötung von vier Bewohnerinnen und Bewohnern im Oberlin-Heim für Menschen mit Behinderung hat eine Polizistin ausgesagt, die Angeklagte Ines R. (52) habe ihr die Tat gestanden.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:05:23 +0000

Fauci: Omikron „nahezu sicher“ nicht schlimmer als Delta-Variante

Die neue Omikron-Variante des Coronavirus ist nach Einschätzung des US-Experten Anthony Fauci offenbar nicht schlimmer als andere Varianten des Erregers.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:36:57 +0000

Kommunen und Einzelhandel in Brandenburg senden Hilferuf

Der Brandenburger Städte- und Gemeindebund (StGB) und der Einzelhandel fordern mit Blick auf über anderthalb Jahre Corona-Pandemie eine stärkere Unterstützung der Innenstädte durch das Land.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:10:28 +0000

AfD-Klage wegen Berliner 2G-Regelung für Hotels erfolglos

Mehrere AfD-Bundestagsabgeordnete sind mit einer Verfassungsbeschwerde gegen die Berliner 2G-Regelung für Hotels gescheitert.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:05:16 +0000

Omikron-Alarm in Großbritannien: Fallzahl verdoppelt sich alle zwei Tage

Im Sommer feierten die Briten noch den „Freedom Day“. Nun gelten wieder Maskenpflicht und Einreisebeschränkungen. Omikron breitet sich in Großbritannien aus. Experten rechnen damit, dass die zuerst in Südafrika entdeckte Variante des Coronavirus schon bald dominant auf der Insel sein wird.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:00:21 +0000

Kalayci sieht „leicht positive Entwicklung“ bei Corona-Zahlen

Gesundheitssenatorin Dilek Kalayci sieht bei den Corona-Infektionszahlen in Berlin eine leicht positive Entwicklung. An sieben der vergangenen acht Tage sei die Inzidenz zurückgegangen, sagte die SPD-Politikerin am Dienstag nach der Senatssitzung.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:32:35 +0000

Dynamo-Coach Benbennek: Es wird bis zum Ende eng bleiben

Nach zuletzt 13 Spielen mit nur einer Niederlage erwischte es den BFC Dynamo am Wochenende im ersten Spiel der Rückrunde. 1:2 zu Hause gegen Lok Leipzig.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:19:57 +0000

63.700.000.000 Euro Schulden – Aber der neue Senat will so weitermachen

Der neue Senat ist noch gar nicht im Amt, da hagelt es schon Kritik an den Plänen von Rot-Grün-Rot! Der Landesrechnungshof rechnet mit dem Koalitionsvertrag ab!

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:10:42 +0000

26.500 Falschparker, 641 Raser und 277 Verkehrsstraftaten im November

Großaktion der Berliner Polizei im November. Einsatzkräfte überprüften die Einhaltung der Änderungen in der Bußgeldkatalogverordnung mit zahlreichen Verkehrskontrollen im Stadtgebiet. Hier die Bilanz der Maßnahme mit erstaunlichen Zahlen.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:09:26 +0000

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Welche Supermarkt-Schokolade schmeckt am besten?

Gibt es das, gute Schokolade aus dem Supermarkt? Drei Profis haben für uns neun Schokoladen getestet. Welche schnitt am besten ab und welche hat mit Schokolade nicht mehr viel zu tun?

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Date of publish: Sun, 26 Dec 2021 11:18:00 GMT

BVB verabschiedet sich mit Kantersieg aus der Champions League

Borussia Dortmund feiert einen versöhnlichen Abschluss einer verkorksten Champions-League-Saison. Der BVB hat gegen ein ganz schwaches Besiktas Istanbul überhaupt keine Probleme und tut etwas für sein Selbstvertrauen.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:00:33 GMT

Die Mitteilung aus dem Kreml liest sich wie ein russischer Beschwerdekatalog

Keine Nato-Osterweiterung, keine Invasion in der Ukraine – Joe Biden und Wladimir Putin haben den Videogipfel genutzt, um längst bekannte Positionen wiederzugeben. Und doch gab es von russischer Seite Zwischentöne, die zumindest eine Dialogbereitschaft Moskaus signalisieren könnten.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:45:54 GMT

Asylanträge steigen stark an – Höchstwert seit mehr als vier Jahren

Im November stellten 16.500 Menschen Asyl-Erstanträge in Deutschland. Zuletzt gab es vor mehr als vier Jahren einen zugangsstärkeren Monat. Das liegt auch an der Belarus-Route.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:06:57 GMT

Kampfpanzer kollidiert mit Geländewagen – zwei Bundeswehrangehörige tot

Ein Kampfpanzer ist während einer Übung auf dem Truppenübungsplatz Bergen in Niedersachsen mit einem militärischen Geländewagen kollidiert. Zwei Bundeswehrangehörige wurden dabei tödlich verletzt.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:08:48 GMT

Leipzig sichert sich mit Sieg gegen ManCity die Europa League

RB Leipzig verabschiedet sich ehrenhaft aus der Champions League. Die Sachsen gewinnen ihr letztes Gruppenspiel gegen Manchester City und sichern sich mit dem Sieg die Teilnahme an der Europa League.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:55:06 GMT

„Dann hätten wir bald ein ernstes Problem“, sagt Drosten über Omikron-Variante

Den Berliner Virologen Christian Drosten sorgt die hohe Verbreitungsgeschwindigkeit der Corona-Variante Omikron. Falls sich die Fälle auch in Deutschland so schnell verdoppeln wie derzeit in Südafrika oder England, sei das schneller „als jede politische Entscheidungsmöglichkeit“.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:54:22 GMT

„Am grünen Wesen soll die Welt genesen“ – Altkanzler Schröder warnt neue Regierung

Altkanzler Gerhard Schröder fürchtet, die neue Bundesregierung könnte die Maßstäbe der Grünen an China und andere Länder anlegen. Das werde nicht funktionieren. Man könne China nicht jeden zweiten Tag in den Senkel stellen. Mehr im Liveticker.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:45:00 GMT

„Das müssen Folgen im wirtschaftlichen Bereich sein“

Zwei Stunden haben Joe Biden und Wladimir Putin gesprochen. Sollte der Konflikt mir der Ukraine eskalieren, droht Biden mit „starken wirtschaftlichen und anderen Maßnahmen“. Rüdiger von Fritsch, ehemaliger Botschafter in Russland, erklärt, wie das Gespräch zu werten ist.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:29:51 GMT

Das sagen die Deutschen zum Koalitionsvertrag

SPD, FDP und Grüne haben den Koalitionsvertrag unterschrieben. Mindestlohn, Wohnen, Klima – die Ambitionen sind groß. Doch was sagen die Deutschen zu den Plänen?

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:20:43 GMT

Finnische Regierungschefin feiert trotz Corona-Kontakt – viele Finnen empört

Weil sie trotz Kontakt zu einer infizierten Person bis in die Morgenstunden feiern war, ist Finnlands Regierungschefin in die Kritik geraten. Der US-Experte Anthony Fauci geht davon aus, dass die Omikron-Variante nicht schlimmer ist als Delta. Mehr im Liveticker.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:20:00 GMT

Ukraine bereitet sich auf eine Invasion Russlands vor

Der Konflikt an der Grenze zwischen Russland und der Ukraine spitzt sich weiter zu. Befürchtet wird ein Einmarsch in die Ukraine. EU-Kommissionspräsidentin Ursula von der Leyen droht Russland mit weiteren Konsequenzen.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:12:29 GMT

Scholz und sein Kickstart-Kabinett

Diese Regierung muss ohne Schonzeit beginnen: Die Ampel startet in eine massive Krise hinein. Der künftige Finanzminister Lindner warnt die Ressortkollegen vor „übertriebenen Erwartungen“ auf anderen Politikfeldern. Wieviel Entschlusskraft steckt im Kabinett?

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:52:36 GMT

Biden droht Putin im Ukraine-Konflikt mit „starken wirtschaftlichen“ Sanktionen

Im rund zweistündigen Videogipfel mit seinem russischen Amtskollegen hat US-Präsident Joe Biden nach Angaben des Weißen Hauses Wladimir Putin im Ukraine-Konflikt mit „starken wirtschaftlichen“ Sanktionen gedroht. Außerdem habe er zur Deeskalation und zur Rückkehr zur Diplomatie aufgerufen.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:47:00 GMT

Nationalspieler Goretzka wählt nächsten Bundespräsidenten mit

Seit Längerem nominieren die Parteien auch Prominente für die Bundesversammlung, die den nächsten Bundespräsidenten wählt. Am 22. Februar 2022 wird auch der Nationalspieler Leon Goretzka vom FC Bayern in Berlin mit abstimmen.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:35:47 GMT

„Wir begrüßen einrichtungsbezogene Impfungen“

Der Bundestag debattiert eine Impfpflicht für bestimmte Berufsgruppen. „Wir begrüßen einrichtungsbezogene Impfungen“, sagt Christel Bienstein vom Deutschen Berufsverband für Pflegeberufe. Berichte, dass Pflegende sich nicht impfen lassen würden, will sie so nicht stehenlassen.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:28:33 GMT

„Handelte sittlich auf tiefster Stufe“ – Generalbundesanwalt fordert lebenslange Haft

Die Witwe des Getöteten bricht im Gerichtssaal zusammen, als der Generalbundesanwalt das Schlussplädoyer verliest. Der Tod des Georgiers tschetschenischer Abstammung könnte die neue Bundesregierung in eine tiefe diplomatische Krise mit Russland führen.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:25:45 GMT

„Olaf Scholz ist ein vernünftig denkender, in den Verhandlungen knallharter Typ“

Olaf Scholz wird neuer Bundeskanzler. „Er ist ein Profi in diesem Gewerbe“, sagt WELT-Herausgeber Stefan Aust. Doch wie hat Scholz es geschafft, Krisen wie den G-20-Gipfel in Hamburg und den Cum-Ex-Skandal zu überstehen?

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:25:38 GMT

Nach dem Tech-Crash - die Gewinner und Verlierer

Kaum ist Dietmar Deffner aus dem Urlaub zurück, geht es mit den Tech-Aktien wieder steil nach oben. Doch sein Antagonist Holger Zschäpitz hält Deffners Euphorie für etwas verfrüht. Die beiden Wirtschaftsjournalisten streiten darüber, wie es jetzt weitergeht

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:54:26 GMT

Was muss sich China noch leisten, bevor Europa reagiert?

Die systematische Verfolgung der Uiguren in China ist ein Fakt. Und doch kann sich Europa nicht zu einem Boykott der Olympischen Winterspiele in Peking durchringen. Dabei ist gemeinschaftliches Handeln genau das, wozu wir die EU brauchen. Die USA sind schon weiter.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:46:08 GMT

AfD bekommt Vorsitz von drei brisanten Ausschüssen

Im neuen Bundestag kann die AfD sich den Vorsitz von drei wichtigen Ausschüssen sichern – auch weil die anderen Fraktionen dies zulassen. Besonders heikel ist der Chefposten des Innenausschusses – denn da kann die AfD selbst bald zum zentralen Thema werden.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:35:16 GMT

„Das darf so nicht stehen bleiben“

Die Anschuldigungen von Jude Bellingham gegen Schiedsrichter Felix Zwayer schlugen hohe Wellen. Der BVB-Profi wurde vom DFB mittlerweile zu einer Geldstrafe von 40.000 Euro verurteilt. Was aber sagt Zwayer zu dem Fall? Hier spricht er.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:29:06 GMT

Sind Ärzte die besseren Gesundheitsminister?

Karl Lauterbach ist nicht der erste Arzt, der Gesundheitsminister wird. Eine Studie zeigt: Mit Medizinern als Minister bekommen Krankenhäuser zwar mehr Geld und Personal. Doch das bedeutet nicht automatisch, dass auch die Behandlung besser wird.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:22:23 GMT

Verdächtiger im Mordfall Khashoggi festgenommen

Mehr als drei Jahre nach der Ermordung des saudi-arabischen Journalisten Jamal Khashoggi hat die Polizei in Frankreich einen Verdächtigen festgenommen. Der 33-Jährige soll Teil des Killerkommandos gewesen sein.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:09:13 GMT

Machtwechsel in Deutschland – Das „WELT Gespräch“ zum Ampel-Start

Morgen soll Olaf Scholz auf Kanzlerin Merkel folgen. Was ist von der selbst ernannten Fortschrittskoalition zu erwarten. Welche künftigen Minister gelten als Idealbesetzung – und welche nicht. Im „WELT Gespräch“ gibt es darauf Antworten.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:03:28 GMT

Machtwechsel in Deutschland – Das „WELT Gespräch“ zum Ampel-Start

SPD, FDP und Grüne nehmen ihre Arbeit mitten in der Corona-Krise auf. Worauf es jetzt ankommt, darüber sprechen Claus Christian Malzahn, Thorsten Jungholt, Nikolaus Doll und Claudia Kade mit WELT-Abonnenten.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:02:55 GMT

Der schleichende Machtverlust des Herbert Diess

Der Personalstreit bei VW ist offenbar gelöst: Herbert Diess darf zwar bleiben, seine Macht wird aber deutlich beschnitten. WELT zeigt, wie die Neuen Diess‘ Position schwächen. Zudem steht eine weitere Kernaufgabe des VW-Chefs zur Disposition.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:38:52 GMT

Olaf Scholz überall – das hat System

Der künftige Kanzler beweist schon vor seiner Vereidigung, dass er in der Ansprache der Bevölkerung andere Wege geht als seine Vorgängerin. Dabei sind nicht die Botschaften entscheidend, sondern Orte und Bilder, die bleiben. Nur bei der wichtigsten Frage geht er anders vor.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:38:45 GMT

Mutmaßlicher Maskenverweigerer erschießt zwei Menschen in Moskau

Ein Mann hat in einem Verwaltungsgebäude in Moskau zwei Menschen erschossen und drei weitere verletzt. Offenbar war zuvor ein Streit ums Maskentragen ausgebrochen. Der 45-Jährige wird psychologisch untersucht.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:29:16 GMT

Das Beispiel England spricht gegen die Impfpflicht

Es liegt etwas Totalitäres darin, von einer Person unter Strafandrohung zu verlangen, sich eine Flüssigkeit in den Körper injizieren zu lassen. Gerechtfertigt wäre das nur im Ausnahmefall, sagt der Rechtsprofessor Kai Möller. Ein entscheidendes Argument gegen die Impfpflicht findet man in England.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:24:10 GMT

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Belarus: Belarus verhängt Einfuhrverbot für Lebensmittel aus westlichen Ländern

Die Regierung in Belarus reagiert auf die neuesten Sanktionen von EU und USA. Der Import von Fleisch und Gemüse aus mehreren westlichen Staaten ist ab Januar verboten.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 21:39:48 -0000

Champions League: RB Leipzig schlägt Manchester City

Durch einen überraschenden 2:1-Sieg gegen Manchester City bleibt RB Leipzig im internationalen Wettbewerb. Die Partie fand vor leeren Rängen statt. Der Spielbericht

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:26:08 -0000

Corona-Zahlen: Coronavirus in Europa und der Welt – alle Zahlen im Überblick

Europa nach der dritten Welle: Wo sich immer noch viele Menschen anstecken, in welchen Ländern die Zahlen wieder steigen und wie schnell geimpft wird – täglich aktuell.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:10:04 -0000

Coronavirus-Karte für Deutschland: Coronavirus in Deutschland und bei Ihnen – alle Zahlen im Überblick

Neuinfektionen, Tote, Intensivpatienten: Sehen Sie hier, wie viele Menschen sich in Ihrer Region mit Covid-19 anstecken – täglich aktuell direkt aus den 400 Kreisen.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:10:02 -0000

Sternbrücke in Hamburg: Die Angst vor der Monsterbrücke

Eine Umweltverträglichkeitsprüfung verzögert den Abriss der Sternbrücke in Hamburg-Altona. Trotz Anwohnerprotesten besteht die Bahn auf ihren Plänen.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:51:53 -0000

Straßenverkehr in Hamburg: Es geht voran

Hat die Hamburger Verkehrsbehörde vor dem Stauchaos kapituliert, wie die CDU behauptet? Eine neue Untersuchung zeigt: Der Hamburger Verkehr ist besser als sein Ruf.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:51:04 -0000

Wladimir Putin und Joe Biden: Zuzutrauen ist ihm alles

Wladimir Putin hat sich mit seinen Truppen an der ukrainischen Grenze rabiat wieder ins Gespräch gebracht. Sein Videogipfel mit Joe Biden war nicht unbedingt die Lösung.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:48:51 -0000

Erdöl-Raffinerie in Collombey: Ein Fossil muss weichen

In Collombey wird die erste Erdölraffinerie der Schweiz zurückgebaut. Fast 60 Jahre prägte sie die Landschaft. Mit ihr endet eine Ära.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:48:14 -0000

Coronavirus: Ämter melden weniger Neuinfektionen als vor einer Woche

Die Behörden haben 50.627 neue Corona-Fälle registriert. Das sind 4.662 Ansteckungen weniger als in der Vorwoche. Die meisten Neuinfektionen meldet Baden-Württemberg.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:35:31 -0000

Paris: Verdächtiger im Mordfall Khashoggi festgenommen

Im Fall um den Mord am Journalisten Jamal Khashoggi ist ein Verdächtiger in Paris festgenommen worden. Es soll ein Ex-Mitglied der saudischen königlichen Garde sein.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:35:07 -0000

Weihnachtsvorbereitungen: Advent heißt Panik

Einkaufen, Planen, Vorbereiten: Vor Weihnachten potenziert sich die häusliche Arbeit. Und in zu vielen Familien heißt das immer noch: die Arbeit der Frauen.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:10:07 -0000

"Freiheit und Finsternis": Mythos unter Palmen

Martin Mittelmeier ist in Kalifornien einem Jahrhundertbuch auf der Spur. Wie entstand die "Dialektik der Aufklärung" von Adorno und Horkheimer? 

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:06:47 -0000

Nancy Faeser: Der Kampf gegen Rassismus ist ihr Antrieb

Bundesweit war sie kaum bekannt, nun übernimmt die SPD-Landespolitikerin Nancy Faeser von Horst Seehofer das Innenministerium. Sie dürfte einen anderen Weg gehen als er.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:01:17 -0000

Coronavirus in Deutschland: Christian Drosten rechnet bis Sommer mit Problemen wegen Omikron

Ungeimpfte könnten womöglich schwer an Omikron erkranken, sagt der Chefvirologe der Charité. Die AfD scheitert mit Klage gegen 2G in Hotels. Corona-News aus Deutschland

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:43:33 -0000

Borussia Dortmund: Jude Bellingham nach Kritik an Schiedsrichter zu Geldstrafe verurteilt

Nach der Niederlage gegen Bayern München hatte Jude Bellingham Schiedsrichter Felix Zwayer verbal attackiert. Dafür muss der Dortmunder 40.000 Euro zahlen.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:35:15 -0000

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Funklochamt: Andi Scheuers letzter Skandal

Andi ScheuerDer scheidende CSU-Verkehrsminister Andreas Scheuer bleibt sich bis zum Schluss treu: Die ersten Mobilfunk-Fördergelder des "Funklochamtes" gehen direkt in seinen Wahlkreis.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:08:19 +0000

Mit deutscher Beteiligung: EU-Militär entwickelt neuartige Polizeidrohne

Eine fliegende Luna Drohne.Das Verteidigungsministerium beteiligt sich an einem Projekt zu Aufklärungsdrohnen mit „doppeltem Verwendungszweck“. Nur das spanische Heer verrät, dass sie für den militärischen Einsatz auch bewaffnet werden können.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 10:55:17 +0000

Niederlage für Kickl: Menschenrechtsgericht verteidigt Anonymität im Netz

Herbert KicklDer österreichische Rechtspopulist Herbert Kickl verlangte von der Zeitung "Der Standard" die Daten von User:innen, von denen er sich im Forum der Zeitung beleidigt sah. Deren Preisgabe hält der Europäische Gerichtshof für Menschenrechte für eine Verletzung der Meinungsfreiheit, wie er nun urteilte.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 10:54:41 +0000

Spendenaktion: Wir versteigern Bilder von Timo Wuerz

Der preisgekrönte Comiczeichner und Illustrator Timo Wuerz hat uns drei Bilder gemalt, die wir zu Gunsten der Arbeit von netzpolitik.org versteigern. Wir haben bei der Gelegenheit auch gleich noch ein kurzes Interview mit ihm gemacht: über Artenschutz und Netzpolitik.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 08:07:05 +0000

Transparenzbericht Oktober 2021: Unsere Einnahmen und Ausgaben und was eine Stunde netzpolitik.org kostet

Hier sollte ursprünglich was Tiefgründiges über Chrysanthemen stehen, aber das Bild war nicht 16:9.Vor einigen Tagen fiel hier der erste Schnee. Ich mag das: Schnee beruhigt, er dämpft, lässt die Zeit langsamer vergehen. Zum Jahresende könnte es meinetwegen den ganzen Tag schneien. Damit eine Stunde mehr hat als die gewöhnlichen sechzig Minuten.

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Date of publish: Tue, 07 Dec 2021 06:30:37 +0000

Europäische Grenzpolitik: Millionen für militärische Überwachungstechnologie an Außengrenzen

Griechische Sicherheitsbehörden überwachen die türkische Grenze über Monitore aus dem Kontrollraum in Nea Vyssa.Um Geflüchtete von der Einreise an den EU-Außengrenzen abzuhalten, gibt die Europäische Union Millionen für modernste Überwachungstechnologien aus. Davon profitieren vor allem private Rüstungsunternehmen.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 17:30:04 +0000

Irland: Wenn die Datenschutzbehörde zur Facebook-Freundin wird

Betontreppen und gläserne Hausfront, davor ein Schild mit dem nach oben gereckten Facebook-DaumenDie irische Datenschutzbehörde warb dafür, dass Unternehmen wie Facebook in Europa auch ohne Einwilligung Daten für Werbezwecke sammeln dürfen. Das belegen Dokumente, die die Nichtregierungsorganisation noyb jetzt veröffentlicht. Aktivist Max Schrems kritisiert eine zu große Nähe der Aufsichtsbehörde zu dem Datenkonzern.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 16:53:13 +0000

Nancy Faeser: Zeitenwende im Innenministerium

Erstmals führt eine Frau das Haus der grauen Männer. Wer ist Nancy Faeser und was ist von ihr innenpolitisch zu erwarten? Ein Porträt.

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Date of publish: Mon, 06 Dec 2021 15:11:14 +0000

Der große App-Vergleich: Diese sicheren Messenger empfiehlt das FBI