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Ontario reports 2,417 new cases of COVID-19

Ontario reports 2,417 new cases of COVID-19

The health unit said it is investigating "all other connections" to the person who tested positive. One Milton neighbourhood has one of the highest COVID-19 percent positivity rates (percentage of p...

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Schumer punts Yellen confirmation as treasury secretary to Monday

Schumer punts Yellen confirmation as treasury secretary to Monday

During the hearing , Yilin gave some Formulations Regarding cryptocurrencies , it has been severely criticized as being inaccurate. The Senate could vote to confirm Yellen's nomination by close ...

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India within striking distance of attaining positive growth: RBI

India within striking distance of attaining positive growth: RBI

It has also proposed classification of non-performing assets (NPAs) of base layer NBFCs from 180 days to 90 days overdue. NBFCs in the middle layer will be known as NBFC-Middle Layer (NBFC-ML). This l...

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WhatsApp officials appear before House panel over privacy policy change

WhatsApp officials appear before House panel over privacy policy change

Signal's instant communication enables a series of platform tests and a series of new functions that should soon be offered to users. The Signal desktop app also allows users to create new animated ...

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Severe reactions to Moderna vaccine rare — CDC

Severe reactions to Moderna vaccine rare — CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed flu vaccination should continue to be offered as long as influenza viruses continue circulating locally and unexpired vaccines are availa...

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Nissan Commits to UK Plant After Post-Brexit Deal

Nissan Commits to UK Plant After Post-Brexit Deal

However, the plant could almost double production from its pre-Covid levels of 320,000 to 350,000 cars a year if there is enough demand in future, Mr Gupta said, with the firm expected to win market s...

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Petrol crosses Rs 92 mark in Mumbai, diesel at all-time high

Petrol crosses Rs 92 mark in Mumbai, diesel at all-time high

Petrol prices per litre were up 25 paise to Rs 85.45 in New Delhi , Rs 86.87 in Kolkata, Rs 92.04 in Mumbai and Rs 88.07 in Chennai. In Bhopal, the latest hike has spiralled petrol prices to ₹93...

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Foreign exchange reserves of Pakistan witnessed a drop of $386 million

Foreign exchange reserves of Pakistan witnessed a drop of $386 million

However, a more appreciated nominal exchange rate in recent months is expected to moderate these inflationary pressures. "And we chose to keep it there because we are anxious about the state of the ec...

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Elon Musk to offer $100 million prize for best carbon capture technology

Elon Musk to offer $100 million prize for best carbon capture technology

As the world waited with baited breath for the U.S. presidential inauguration, Tesla CEO Elon Musk had more pressing issues at hand - exchanging tweets with Miami's mayor about building a tunnel sys...

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Mega Millions Jackpot Nears $1 Billion For Tonight's Drawing

Mega Millions Jackpot Nears $1 Billion For Tonight's Drawing

Friday's winning numbers were 4, 26, 42, 50, 60 and Mega Ball 24. Until Wednesday, the last Powerball jackpot victor had been on September 16, and the last Mega Millions top prize was won th...

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Entain names Jette Nygaard-Andersen as CEO, focuses on growing U.S. business

Entain names Jette Nygaard-Andersen as CEO, focuses on growing U.S. business

Segev left to join sports streaming company DAZN as Entain tried to repel a takeover attempt by American casino-owner MGM Resorts . She has previously chaired Danish e-sports team owner Astrali...

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Mega Millions numbers: Single ticket in MI wins huge $1 billon jackpot

Mega Millions numbers: Single ticket in MI wins huge $1 billon jackpot

In reality, though, the victor will end up with far less than that after taxes on your lottery winnings are taken out. A lone Powerball ticket sold in Maryland is the victor of the jackpot est...

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Mercedes-Benz Launches 2021 Edition GLC SUV

Mercedes-Benz Launches 2021 Edition GLC SUV

It does mimic the appearance of the GLA to an extent, but the closed-off grille, upgraded headlights (connected by a full-width LED strip), and slim taillights (also intertwined) bring new personali...

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Georgia man charged with scamming nearly $1 million from grocery store

Georgia man charged with scamming nearly $1 million from grocery store

Those returns, which ranged in price from $75 to more than $87,000, were then placed on several credit cards, investigators said. Further investigation showed Brown appears to have used the money to...

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Renewed lockdown sends United Kingdom economy tumbling again

Renewed lockdown sends United Kingdom economy tumbling again

The economy had already suffered a historic recession in the first half of a year ago owing to an initial virus lockdown. EUR/GBP gained from 0.8857 to 0.8892, and its session maximum was at 0.8919. T...

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US Stock Market Weak Ahead of Opening Amid Profit-Taking, Stimulus Uncertainty

US Stock Market Weak Ahead of Opening Amid Profit-Taking, Stimulus Uncertainty

Analysts say those factors - along with Netflix's strong earnings this week - have renewed investor interest for "stay-at-home stocks" that were popular for much of 2020. "It's still the realisati...

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Fishing firms fined for lorry demo over Brexit deal red tape

Fishing firms fined for lorry demo over Brexit deal red tape

He said one operator needed 400 pages of export documentation last week to board a ferry to the EU. Lorries transporting freshly-caught produce have been held up at distribution hubs and many have s...

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U.K., European Union in spat over diplomatic status of bloc's ambassador

U.K., European Union in spat over diplomatic status of bloc's ambassador

Its chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier expressed the hope that "a clever and objective solution" could be found. The EU argues it is not a typical global organisation. The Vienna Convention gran...

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Jack Ma makes first public appearance after going missing for months

Jack Ma makes first public appearance after going missing for months

He didn't mention his run-ins with Beijing. Ant, which is controlled by Ma and part-owned by Alibaba, confirmed the authenticity of the video but declined to comment further. "We need to work ...

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European Central Bank keeps stimulus programs on track

European Central Bank keeps stimulus programs on track

Europe's top economy Germany this week extended its partial lockdown until Feb 14 and Chancellor Angela Merkel has not ruled out border checks to slow the spread of the new variants. The European Unio...

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Trump Has No Legal Team or Strategy For His Impending Impeachment Trial

Trump Has No Legal Team or Strategy For His Impending Impeachment Trial

The timing of Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate is now in limbo. Former President Donald Trump has no legal team or strategy prepared for his impending Senate impeachment trial, accord...

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Brexit responsible for food supply problems in N.Ireland, Ireland says

Brexit responsible for food supply problems in N.Ireland, Ireland says

She joined Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney on Wednesday in acknowledging that the UK's departure from the European Union played a part in the disruption, putting her at odds with her Cabine...

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HSBC plans closure of 82 United Kingdom branches, cut counter services in others

HSBC plans closure of 82 United Kingdom branches, cut counter services in others

A spokesperson for the firm told the Times: 'We aim to redeploy all customer service colleagues who are impacted by these branch closures into suitable nearby locations'. The bank also plans to roll o...

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Here are key stocks that moved the most on January 21

At 09:02 IST, the Sensex was up 211.40 points or 0.42% at 50,003.52, and the Nifty was up 146 points or 1.00% at 14,790.70. The Nifty Metal index fell the most, down 2 percent while the Nifty Pharma...

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Bank of Canada | Policy rate decision Wednesday

Bank of Canada | Policy rate decision Wednesday

Under these conditions, analysts agree to predict that the Bank of Canada will choose Wednesday to maintain its key rate at 0.25%. "But we are not there yet", reads part of Macklem's opening statement...

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British government denies diplomatic status to European Union ambassador

British government denies diplomatic status to European Union ambassador

But the British government says the European Union is an worldwide organisation, rather than a country, and has not given Vale de Almeida the full rights accorded to ambassadors under the Vienna Con...

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New UI Claims Drop while 258,000 Get Extended Benefits in MA

New UI Claims Drop while 258,000 Get Extended Benefits in MA

The number of Ohioans who filed initial jobless claims for the week between January 10 to January 16 reached 42,975, the highest number of initial claims in a single week so far this year. president a...

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[Funding alert] HRtech platform Darwinbox raises $15M strategic investment from Salesforce Ventures

[Funding alert] HRtech platform Darwinbox raises $15M strategic investment from Salesforce Ventures

It develops touchless attendance methods and gives hiring and onboarding and employment engagement instruments to greater than one million workers of 500 prospects throughout 60 nations. "With the new...

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Gold price rises as focus turns to Biden administration

Gold price rises as focus turns to Biden administration

Spot gold gained 1.18 per cent to $1,862.10 per ounce by 8.20 pm IST, having risen 1 per cent to a near one-week high earlier. US gold futures rose 1.5% to $1,867.20. Lower Treasury yields reduce the ...

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United States stocks close at record highs after Biden's inauguration

United States stocks close at record highs after Biden's inauguration

Japan's Nikkei was up 0.72%, less than 1% off three-decade highs reached last week. MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe gained 0.07%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index futures rose 0.23%. Nasdaq 100...

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Valve and five publishers fined millions for

Valve and five publishers fined millions for "geo-blocking" PC games

The commission didn't mention what would prevent Valve from engaging in the geo-blocking practices again. The European Comission has announced that they are fining Valve , Bandai Namco , Capcom...

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Sensex, Nifty End Higher On IT, Reliance Boost

Sensex, Nifty End Higher On IT, Reliance Boost

The Sensex climbed 834 points or 1.72 per cent to close at 49,398 and Nifty rose 240 points or 1.68 per cent to settle at 14,521. U.S. equities finished at record highs on Wednesday after Joe Biden ...

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United Kingdom inflation jumps in December

United Kingdom inflation jumps in December

The ONS said the annual rate of clothing and footwear inflation fell by 1.8% against the unusually steep 3.6% decrease in November. Transport prices also lifted as some travel restrictions eased ear...

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Vauxhall plant under threat from 2030 petrol ban

Vauxhall plant under threat from 2030 petrol ban

Tavares said Stellantis' mantra is "great rather than big", and that he expects it to realize $6 billion in savings and $30 billion in added value as a result of the tie-up, which has created the wo...

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Samsung heir sent back to prison for bribery

Samsung heir sent back to prison for bribery

On the prison term of less than three years, which was far lower than the nine years sought by prosecutors, the court said it took into consideration Lee's situation where he might have found it very ...

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