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Hong Kong’s Hang Seng jumps nearly 2%; Evergrande shares surge more than 22% after days of losses

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific were mostly higher in Thursday morning trade as investors in Asia-Pacific continue monitoring the situation surrounding China Evergrande Group. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index jumped 1.86% after losses earlier in the week. It had returned......

Stronger mortgage demand points to September surge in home sales

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A sales center sign in front of a new residential community in Lithonia, Georgia, April 26, 2021. Elijah Nouvelage | Bloomberg | Getty Images After a Labor Day week lull, demand for mortgages rose sharply last week from homeowners and homebuyers. Total mortgage application volume was up nearly 5% for......

Stitch Fix shares surge as online styling service reports surprise profit

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The Stitch Fix application for download in the Apple App Store on a smartphone arranged in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, U.S., on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Stitch Fix Inc. is scheduled to release earning on June 7. Tiffany Hagler-Geard | Bloomberg......

British energy firms fear collapse as Europe’s gas crisis sees prices surge 250%

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Aman Sharma | Getty Images LONDON — Britain’s energy industry could be headed for a significant shake-up, industry insiders have warned, as countries all over Europe grapple with an unprecedented crisis in the power sector. Wholesale gas prices have spiked across......

Migrant surge at US border bridge ‘unprecedented’

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The US government is set to fly back to Haiti thousands of migrants who have gathered under a US-Mexico border bridge. At least 10,000 people are camped under the bridge connecting Del Rio in Texas to Mexico’s Ciudad Acuña. Read more: US ‘set to fly back’ Haitian migrant arrivals BBC......

UAE real estate shows signs of recovery as Aldar predicts sales surge

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An Emirati woman paddles a canoe past skyscrapers in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Christopher Pike | Bloomberg | Getty Images Abu Dhabi’s property market is showing signs of steady growth, as the oil rich capital of the United Arab Emirates recovers from the deep......

North and Central America are driving a hemispheric coronavirus surge, the W.H.O. says.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here While the spread of new coronavirus cases is steady or slowing in much of the world, it is accelerating in the Western Hemisphere, where new case reports rose by 20 percent in the past week, the World Health......

Australia COVID-19 cases rise but vaccination surge gives hope

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Healthcare workers administer coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tests at a drive-through testing centre on the first day of a seven-day lockdown, as the state of Victoria looks to curb the spread of an outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, May 28, 2021. REUTERS/Sandra Sanders SYDNEY, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Australia’s Victoria state reported......

COVID hospitalizations and deaths remain high

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here COVID hospitalizations and deaths remain high – CBS News Watch CBSN Live More than 280,000 COVID hospitalizations could have been prevented by vaccinations in recent months, according to a new study, which also found that hospitalizations among the unvaccinated......

Spain targets energy firms as European bills surge

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The EU carbon price is currently trading at around €61 per tonne and is also partly behind the surge in Spanish electricity costs. “Only about one fifth of the price increase can be attributed to CO2 prices rising,” said Frans Timmermans, the European Commission’s vice-president in charge of climate issues.......

UK employee numbers surge above pre-pandemic level

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A man walks past a job centre following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Manchester, Britain, July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble UK company payrolls show record monthly increase in August Number of job vacancies exceeds 1 million for first time Jobless rate drops to 4.6% in 3 months......

Mountain of Money Fuels Gavin Newsom’s Surge to Recall Finish Line

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Gov. Gavin Newsom’s bid to fend off a recall in California has been bolstered by an infusion of tens of millions of dollars from big donors in recent months that delivered him an enormous financial advantage over his Republican rivals in the race’s final stretch. There had been moments over......

Lawsuits Over ‘Misleading’ Food Labels Surge as Groups Cite Lax U.S. Oversight

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Jennifer Jacquet, an associate professor of environmental studies at New York University, said legal activism has become the single-most effective tool for holding companies accountable for questionable marketing claims. Professor Jacquet, an expert on seafood production, said the labeling rules for farmed salmon, for example, are so weak that companies......

As Migrants Surge Toward Border, Court Hands Biden a Lifeline

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MATAMOROS, Mexico — When the Supreme Court effectively revived a cornerstone of Trump-era migration policy late last month, it looked like a major defeat for President Biden. After all, Mr. Biden had condemned the policy — which requires asylum seekers to wait in Mexico — as “inhumane” and suspended it......

Warren Buffett-backed electric carmaker BYD sees August sales surge more than 300%

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here BYD’s Han electric car, pictured here at the 2021 Shanghai auto show, is one of the most popular new energy vehicles in China. Evelyn Cheng | CNBC GUANGZHOU, China — BYD sold 61,409 new energy vehicles in August, more than......

CBS Weekend News, September 5th, 2021

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here CBS Weekend News, September 5th, 2021 – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Volunteers band together in the wake of devastating Ida flooding; CBS News senior national security correspondent David Martin reflects on the 20 years since 9/11 Be the......

Kentucky governor says the state’s Covid surge is ‘dire.’

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Kentucky’s Democratic governor on Sunday described the state’s surge of Covid cases as “dire,” and pointed out that Republican state lawmakers had limited his options to control the record wave of infections there. “If I had the ability......

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