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Asian shares rise except Japan as markets eye China protests

Asian shares rise except Japan as markets eye China protests

Shares have skidded in Asia, with Hong Kong dipping as much as 4% following weekend protests in various cities over China's strict zero-COVID lockdowns.

12 hrs 22 mins ago
Cyber Monday deals lure in consumers amid high inflation

Cyber Monday deals lure in consumers amid high inflation

Days after flocking to stores on Black Friday, consumers are turning online for Cyber Monday to score more discounts on gifts and other items that have ballooned in price because of high inflation.

15 hrs 48 mins ago
Bird flu prompts slaughter of 1.8M chickens in Nebraska

Bird flu prompts slaughter of 1.8M chickens in Nebraska

Nebraska agriculture officials say another 1.8 million chickens must be killed after bird flu was found on a farm.

November 27th, 11:48 AM CST
Whole Foods decision to pull lobster divides enviros, pols

Whole Foods decision to pull lobster divides enviros, pols

Environmental groups are once again at odds with politicians and fishermen in New England in the wake of a decision by high-end retail giant Whole Foods to stop selling Maine lobster.

November 26th, 3:00 PM CST
Macao awards casino licenses to MGM, Sands, Wynn, 3 others

Macao awards casino licenses to MGM, Sands, Wynn, 3 others

Macao has tentatively renewed the casino licenses of MGM Resorts, Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts and three Chinese rivals after they promised to help diversify the economy by investing in non-gambling attractions.

November 26th, 3:05 AM CST
US FCC bans sales, import of Chinese tech from Huawei, ZTE

US FCC bans sales, import of Chinese tech from Huawei, ZTE

The U.S. is banning the sale of communications equipment made by Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE and restricting the use of some China-made video surveillance systems, citing an “unacceptable risk” to national security.

November 25th, 8:09 PM CST
Inflation hovers over shoppers seeking deals on Black Friday

Inflation hovers over shoppers seeking deals on Black Friday

Black Friday marks a return to familiar holiday shopping patterns, but inflation is weighing on consumers.

November 25th, 4:14 PM CST
US stocks wobble to a mixed close, indexes keep weekly gains

US stocks wobble to a mixed close, indexes keep weekly gains

Asian shares are mixed as worries about the regional economy deepen and government data show higher-than-expected inflation in Japan.

November 25th, 12:49 PM CST
Musk says granting 'amnesty' to suspended Twitter accounts

Musk says granting 'amnesty' to suspended Twitter accounts

New Twitter owner Elon Musk says he is granting “amnesty” for suspended accounts, which online safety experts predict will spur a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation.

November 25th, 11:44 AM CST
Musk plans to relaunch Twitter premium service, again

Musk plans to relaunch Twitter premium service, again

Elon Musk says that Twitter plans to relaunch its premium service that will offer different colored check marks to accounts next week.

November 25th, 11:39 AM CST
Twitter, others slip on removing hate speech, EU review says

Twitter, others slip on removing hate speech, EU review says

European Union data shows that Twitter took longer to review hateful content and removed less of it in 2022 compared with the previous year.

November 24th, 11:33 AM CST
Holiday shopping kicks off with inflation dampening spirits

Holiday shopping kicks off with inflation dampening spirits

While Black Friday will mark a return to familiar holiday shopping patterns, uncertainty still remains.

November 24th, 9:18 AM CST
Sweden's big interest rate hike follows other central banks

Sweden's big interest rate hike follows other central banks

Sweden’s central bank followed other central banks in undertaking a big increase to its key interest rate to combat inflation.

November 24th, 6:08 AM CST
Asian shares rise on Fed rate hopes despite China worries

Asian shares rise on Fed rate hopes despite China worries

Asian shares have risen after solid earnings pushed retailers higher on Wall Street ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. Markets were closed in Japan for a holiday.

November 23rd, 10:45 PM CST
High mortgage rates send homebuyers scrambling for relief

High mortgage rates send homebuyers scrambling for relief

Mortgage rates are more than double what they were a year ago, so many homebuyers are looking for ways to put off some of the pain for a few years.

November 23rd, 11:59 AM CST

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