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Euro zone business activity shrank in January as lockdowns hit services

LONDON (Reuters) – Economic activity in the euro zone shrank markedly in January as lockdown restrictions to contain the coronavirus pandemic hit the bloc’s dominant service industry hard, a survey showed. FILE PHOTO: Empty chairs and tables are pictured on the first day of the temporary closing of restaurants, as......

North Carolina teen hit with stun gun, beaten and body slammed at hospital, lawsuit says

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A North Carolina teenager taken to a hospital by his mother for help with a mental health crisis was hit with a stun gun, beaten and body slammed by hospital personnel and sheriff’s deputies, then left bleeding and handcuffed......

Ovechkin among 4 out; Caps hit with COVID fine

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin and three teammates were placed on the NHL’s COVID Protocol Related Absences list Wednesday, as the league fined the team $100,000 for a violation of health and safety protocols. Ovechkin, center Evgeny Kuznetsov, defenseman Dmitry Orlov and goaltender Ilya Samsonov were all added to the......

Stock futures flat after markets hit records in previous session, Biden takes office

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Subscribe to CNBC PRO for exclusive insights and analysis, and live business day programming from around the world. U.S. stock futures were flat in overnight trading on Wednesday after the major averages hit record highs on inauguration day. Dow futures......

Weekly mortgage refinance demand drops 5% after rates hit highest level since November

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An ‘Open House’ sign is displayed as potential home buyers arrive at a property for sale in Columbus, Ohio. Ty Wright | Bloomberg | Getty Images Record-low mortgage rates may now be a headline of the past. Now, several weeks of rising rates are dousing what was incredibly high demand......

Patrick Mahomes is out with a concussion after third-quarter hit.

New York Times
Ben Shpigel [Follow our live Browns vs Chiefs coverage.] Patrick Mahomes was ruled out of Sunday’s game after sustaining a concussion in the third quarter. Mahomes had to be helped off the field and taken into the Chiefs’ locker room after a hit from Cleveland linebacker Mack Wilson left him......

Actor Folake Olowofoyeku on hit sitcom, new music

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Actor Folake Olowofoyeku, who stars as Nigerian nurse Abishola in the popular CBS sitcom “Bob Hearts Abishola,” joins “CBS This Morning” to talk about an upcoming dramatic twist in the show. Plus, she discusses her single that dropped this......

Rockets Hit Reset Button in James Harden Trade

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Shapiro After two months of trade rumors, unexplained absences and questionable effort, the James Harden era ended rather abruptly on Wednesday afternoon. Houston ripped off the Band-Aid less than 24 hours after Harden reinforced his trade demand in a......

Indian shares hit record high as banks, Airtel gain

BENGALURU, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Indian shares rose on Wednesday to a record high as the country’s retail inflation eased, bolstering banking stocks, and Bharti Airtel gained after the telecom operator initiated process to increase foreign investment limit. Investors also await results from technology heavy weights Infosys Ltd and Wipro......

GM shares hit record high as automaker reveals electric van and delves into flying cars

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Renderings from GM of the “Cadillac halo portfolio” that includes concepts of an autonomous shuttle (right) and an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, also known as a flying vehicle. Screenshot via GM Shares of General Motors hit a......

China’s New Rules Could Hit U.S. Firms and Send a Message to Biden

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here China fired back at the Trump administration on Saturday with new rules that would punish global companies for complying with Washington’s tightening restrictions on doing business with Chinese companies. China’s Ministry of Commerce said that the rules, which......

Rams QB Wolford taken to hospital after hard hit

4:42 PM ET Lindsey ThiryESPN Close Covered Rams for two years for Los Angeles Times Previously covered the Falcons Has covered the NBA and college football and basketball Los Angeles Rams quarterback John Wolford was taken from Lumen Stadium in an ambulance Saturday after he appeared to take a blow......

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