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October 22, 2021


Instagram Struggles With Fears of Losing Its ‘Pipeline’: Young Users

New York Times
Facebook knew that an ad intended for a 13-year-old was likely to capture younger children who wanted to mimic their older siblings and friends, one person said. Managers told employees that Facebook did everything it could to stop underage users from joining Instagram, but that it could not be helped......

British gas pumps still dry, pig cull fears grow

A worker guides vehicles into the forecourt as they queue to refill at a fuel station in London, Britain, September 30, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Many gas stations still closed – Reuters reporters Britain says crisis stabilising More than a quarter of gas stations dry Pig cull fears: farmers warn butcher......

Asian stocks extend global slide as inflation fears bite

A man wearing a protective mask, amid the COVID-19 outbreak, is reflected on an electronic board displaying stock prices outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, September 21, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon Asia-Pac stocks fall 1% after decline on Wall St overnight Concerns about inflation-growth outlook send bonds higher Gold in demand,......

How the Huawei Case Raised Fears of ‘Hostage Diplomacy’ by China

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The talks between the Justice Department and a top executive from Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, had stretched over more than 12 months and two presidential administrations, and boiled down to one overarching dispute: whether Meng Wanzhou, daughter of Huawei’s founder, would admit to any wrongdoing. Since her......

Fears grow for China Evergrande after interest deadline missed

Evergrande misses payment dedline on dollar bond interest Some bondholders have not been paid – sources Company has 30-day grace period before the bonds default PBOC injects cash into banking system; Evergrande shares fall SINGAPORE/SHANGHAI, Sept 24 (Reuters) – China Evergrande inched closer on Friday to the potential default that......

Wall Street set for strong open as taper fears fade

A Wall St. street sign is seen near the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Weekly jobless claims rise more than expected Accenture, Salesforce up after boosting forecasts Futures up: Dow 0.69%, S&P 0.62%, Nasdaq 0.53% Sept 23 (Reuters) – Wall......

The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Alibaba – Government shutdown fears increase as leaders dig in

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver                               Presented by Alibaba     Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. It is Tuesday! We get you up to......

Stocks plummet over Chinese real estate fears

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Stocks plummet over Chinese real estate fears – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Wall Street had its worst day since May amid fears that a Chinese real estate company could default, and that the Federal Reserve could begin ending......

Retail sales post surprise gain as consumers show strength despite delta fears

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Retail sales posted a surprise gain in August despite fears that escalating Covid cases and supply chain issues would hold back consumers, the Census Bureau reported Thursday. Sales increased 0.7% for the month against the Dow Jones estimate of a......

Fears That Trump Might Launch a Strike Prompted General to Reassure China, Book Says

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here “I continually reminded him,” General Milley is quoted as saying, “depending on where and what you strike, you could find yourself at war.” Later that day, General Milley spoke to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was growing increasingly concerned......

U.S. top general secretly called China over fears Trump could spark war -report

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Army General Mark Milley holds a news briefing at Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas WASHINGTON, Sept 14 (Reuters) – The U.S. top general secretly called his Chinese counterpart twice last year over concernsthen-President Donald Trump could spark a war with......

California Recall Election, Lawmakers Grill Blinken On Afghanistan, Inflation Fears : Up First

NPR President Biden traveled to California to campaign for Governor Gavin Newsom in the lead up to the closely watched recall election. As voting comes to a close on Tuesday, how is the field stacking up? Secretary of State Antony Blinken pushed back against criticism of the U.S. withdrawal from......

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