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Op-Ed: Xi is positioning China as the world’s indispensable economy — and Biden’s greatest challenge

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A news report on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s New Year’s Eve speech is shown on a public screen in Hong Kong, China, on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images It’s now Biden’s America, but whose world......

Coronavirus vaccine: India to begin world’s biggest drive

BBC
But concerns have been raised over the efficacy of Covaxin because the regulator’s emergency approval came before the completion of Phase 3 clinical trials. The regulator and the manufacturer have said the vaccine is safe, and that the efficacy data would be available by February. BBC – For more and......

CEO of world’s largest money manager sees stocks rallying in 2021 but not as much as last year

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here BlackRock‘s Larry Fink told CNBC on Thursday that he believes the stock market has further room to run higher. However, the chairman and CEO of the world’s largest asset manager cautioned that the rally may not be as robust as it......

India to kick off one of the world’s largest Covid vaccination drives this weekend

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Bangalore Airport workers transfer carton boxes containing vials of Covishield vaccine developed by the Serum Institute of India in Bangalore, India, Jan. 12, 2021. Stringer | Xinhua | Getty Images SINGAPORE — India is gearing up for one of the......

Elon Musk tops Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest person

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Tesla chief executive Elon Musk on Thursday surpassed Amazon.com founder Jeffrey Bezos as the world’s richest person. A jump in the price of Tesla stock lifted the value of his wealth on paper to more than $188 billion, according......

Zoom’s Eric Yuan became one of the world’s richest people in 2020 as Covid sent people rushing to meet on video

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Nearly one year after the World Health Organization discovered the coronavirus, many people are still staying home from offices, schools, movie theaters, stadiums, churches and restaurants. A lot of the socialization that would be happening in those places in 2020......

China to leapfrog U.S. as world’s biggest economy by 2028 – think tank

Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) – China will overtake the United States to become the world’s biggest economy in 2028, five years earlier than previously estimated due to the contrasting recoveries of the two countries from the COVID-19 pandemic, a think tank said. FILE PHOTO: People look at the skyline of the Central......

China Battles the World’s Biggest Coal Exporter, and Coal Is Losing

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here SYDNEY, Australia — China is forcing Australia to confront what many countries are concluding: The coal era is coming to an end. China has now officially blocked coal imports from Australia after months of vague restrictions that dramatically......

I Create Imaginary Tiny Worlds From Everyday Objects And Mini Figurines (20 New Pics)

IA
I’ve spent 5 years creating this project called “Tiny Wasteland”. The series feature miniature figures placed next to everyday objects in order to create the illusion of microscopic worlds. I’m actually a food photographer so the whole idea came from there. I made about 200 pictures already from this tiny......

Real or not: Canelo will hold all the super middleweight gold; Joshua is the world’s top heavyweight

ESPN
Canelo Alvarez wants to unify the super middleweight division, and his quest starts on Saturday against WBA titleholder Callum Smith in San Antonio. The vacant WBC belt is also on the line, meaning that a win against Smith could put Canelo on a path to get all four belts by......

These are the world’s most expensive cities for expats

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Hong Kong has once again ranked as the most expensive city in the world for expats. The financial hub retained its pricey status in ECA International’s cost of living report 2020, released Tuesday, even as the coronavirus pandemic and political......

“All the World’s a Stage Fright,” a Novella Set in Cleveland’s Theater Community, Lifts the Spirits

ClevelandScene
In the new novella, “All the World’s a Stage Fright, Misadventures of a Clandestine Critic,” local theater critic Bob Abelman explores the glories and challenges of Shakespeare, the daunting task of performing the Bard’s works, and the flubs and foibles of the narrator (a not-so-hidden avatar of the author himself).......

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