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China's new construction starts plunge as chill spreads across sector

China's September new construction starts slumped for a sixth straight month, the longest spate of monthly declines since 2015, as cash-strapped developers...

Energy-stricken S.Africa weighs need to save climate and keep lights on
Energy-stricken S.Africa weighs need to save climate and keep lights on

When you fly into Johannesburg, solar panels seem to gleam everywhere, from the roofs of mansions and small township homes alike.

Janesville teen pleads guilty to two sexual assaults
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  • 2021-10-18 02:41:00Z

Oct. 17-JANESVILLE - A Janesville man is likely to avoid a prison sentence in the sexual assaults of two underage teens, although he will likely serve some...

China growth slides to 4.9% in third quarter
China growth slides to 4.9% in third quarter

China's economic growth tumbled more than expected in the third quarter, official data showed Monday, as the property sector struggled with tighter policy...

China Property and Energy Crises Deliver Blow to GDP Growth
China Property and Energy Crises Deliver Blow to GDP Growth

(Bloomberg) -- China's economy weakened in the third quarter, weighed by multiple headwinds from a property slump to an energy crisis.Most Read from...

Alex Murdaugh allegedly 'coordinated' deal with housekeeper's family to sue himself after her death, then kept money: warrant
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  • 2021-10-18 02:33:00Z

Alex Murdaugh, the South Carolina legal scion buried in a pile of legal trouble from mysterious deaths to missing money, was extradited home Saturday from...

Malaysia
Malaysia's AirAsia X proposes paying 0.5% of $8.1 billion debt owed to creditors - document

AirAsia X Bhd (AAX) is proposing to pay just 0.5% of debt owed to each of its creditors and to terminate all existing contracts so that it can restructure...

Rate-Hike Bets Stoke Yield Surge From Treasuries to Kiwi Bonds
Rate-Hike Bets Stoke Yield Surge From Treasuries to Kiwi Bonds

(Bloomberg) -- The global bond selloff gathered pace as yields in Australian and New Zealand surged following faster-than-expected inflation in the smaller...

L.A. County wants Vanessa Bryant to take a psychiatric exam in lawsuit
L.A. County wants Vanessa Bryant to take a psychiatric exam in lawsuit

L.A. County wants Vanessa Bryant to take a psychiatric exam in lawsuit

We Think G8 Education (ASX:GEM) Can Stay On Top Of Its Debt
We Think G8 Education (ASX:GEM) Can Stay On Top Of Its Debt

David Iben put it well when he said, 'Volatility is not a risk we care about. What we care about is avoiding the...

China
China's economic growth weakens amid construction slowdown
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  • 2021-10-18 02:08:15Z

China's economic growth sank in the latest quarter as a construction slowdown and official curbs on energy use by factories weighed on the nation's recovery ...

U.S. tells Supreme Court Guantanamo detainee can give limited testimony
U.S. tells Supreme Court Guantanamo detainee can give limited testimony
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  • 2021-10-18 01:57:45Z

The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden informed the Supreme Court that a suspected high-ranking al Qaeda figure held at the American naval base at...

Sen. Joe Manchin is demanding Biden
Sen. Joe Manchin is demanding Biden's child tax credit come with a work requirement and income cap around $60,000, report says

The child tax credit is just one of the policies facing cuts in the social spending bill because of demands from Manchin.

China property shares firm after PBOC says Evergrande woes manageable
China property shares firm after PBOC says Evergrande woes manageable

Shares of Chinese property developers climbed on Monday after China's central bank calmed markets by saying spillover effects from Evergrande's debt woes...

One dead, seven injured in second shooting at Louisiana university in a week
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  • 2021-10-18 01:52:10Z

One of the injured was a student at the university, while the rest were not, Grambling State posted on Twitter. The shooting came just days after a non...

Robert Gates calls "extreme polarization" in U.S. the greatest threat to democracy
Robert Gates calls "extreme polarization" in U.S. the greatest threat to democracy

"Extreme polarization" in the U.S. is the "greatest threat" to the country's democracy, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates told CBS' "60 Minutes" in an...

Domain Holdings Australia Limited
Domain Holdings Australia Limited's (ASX:DHG) Intrinsic Value Is Potentially 24% Below Its Share Price

Does the October share price for Domain Holdings Australia Limited ( ASX:DHG ) reflect what it's really worth? Today...

From oil to renewables, winds of change blow on Scottish islands
From oil to renewables, winds of change blow on Scottish islands

In the far north of the United Kingdom, where the wind blows and the sea rages, the islands of Orkney and Shetland have long relied on oil and gas for...

Only a couple of child tax credit payments to go. Is this really the end?
Only a couple of child tax credit payments to go. Is this really the end?

One in three Americans want the better payments to stay forever, a new poll says.

Dollar wavering as global inflation surges; kiwi jumps
Dollar wavering as global inflation surges; kiwi jumps

The dollar made a wobbly start to the week on Monday with the kiwi and sterling edging higher after a red-hot inflation readout in New Zealand and hawkish...

Goldman Gets Approval to Take Control of China Venture
Goldman Gets Approval to Take Control of China Venture

(Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. received approval to take 100% ownership of its securities joint venture in China, paving the way for an aggressive...

NASA studying solar array issue with Lucy asteroid probe
NASA studying solar array issue with Lucy asteroid probe

One of the Lucy probe's two solar arrays may not have fully deployed and locked in place after launch Saturday.

Do Breville Group
Do Breville Group's (ASX:BRG) Earnings Warrant Your Attention?

Like a puppy chasing its tail, some new investors often chase 'the next big thing', even if that means buying 'story...

Chinese and HK shares fall as China Q3 GDP misses estimates
Chinese and HK shares fall as China Q3 GDP misses estimates

Mainland Chinese and Hong Kong equity markets fell on Monday after data showed China's economy grew more slowly than expected in the third quarter, weighing ...

Fauci says he is polarizing because he supports
Fauci says he is polarizing because he supports 'science, data, and hard facts' and not conspiracy theories

"Sometimes the truth becomes inconvenient for some people, so they react against me," Fauci told Fox News' Chris Wallace.

Hong Kong Muscles In on Singapore
Hong Kong Muscles In on Singapore's China Stock Futures Monopoly

(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong is starting futures contracts that make it easier for international investors to bet on mainland Chinese stocks, intensifying...

Benign Growth For Ava Risk Group Limited (ASX:AVA) Underpins Its Share Price
Benign Growth For Ava Risk Group Limited (ASX:AVA) Underpins Its Share Price

With a price-to-earnings (or "P/E") ratio of 8.4x Ava Risk Group Limited ( ASX:AVA ) may be sending very bullish...

2 Small-Cap Stocks With Substantial Upside; Raymond James Says
2 Small-Cap Stocks With Substantial Upside; Raymond James Says 'Buy'

Let's talk a bit about return potential, and small-cap stocks. The two attributes are related, and frequently offer investors a fine combination of risk...

LA County wants Vanessa Bryant to take a psychiatric exam before trial to prove the leaked of photos of Kobe Bryant
LA County wants Vanessa Bryant to take a psychiatric exam before trial to prove the leaked of photos of Kobe Bryant's helicopter crash caused her emotional distress

In a lawsuit, Vanessa Bryant accused deputies from the LA Sheriff's Department of leaking photos of the crash that killed her husband and daughter.

Junior partner in Australian coalition gov
Junior partner in Australian coalition gov't says it won't rush into net zero

The junior partner in Australia's coalition government said on Monday it would not be rushed into a decision on whether to support a target of net zero...

Atomos
Atomos' (ASX:AMS) investors will be pleased with their stellar 130% return over the last year

Unfortunately, investing is risky - companies can and do go bankrupt. But when you pick a company that is really...

Washington subway system ordered to suspend some rail car use
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  • 2021-10-18 00:17:56Z

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) was ordered to not use nearly 60% of its rail fleet Monday after a safety...

Minority- and women-owned businesses miss out on NYC contracts, report finds
Minority- and women-owned businesses miss out on NYC contracts, report finds

New York City is letting down its minority- and women-owned businesses, according to a new report from Comptroller Scott Stringer's office. A paltry 3.8% of ...

How energy flexibility can save us money and cut carbon
How energy flexibility can save us money and cut carbon

Making energy supply to homes and businesses more flexible could help the UK meet its climate goals.

Intel pressures the U.S. government to help subsidize chip manufacturing
Intel pressures the U.S. government to help subsidize chip manufacturing

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger is putting the pressure on the U.S. government to help subsidize chip manufacturing, insisting the current reliance on plants in...

Portland school employee accused of multiple sex crimes had past criminal background
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  • 2021-10-18 00:05:00Z

Oct. 17-If you or someone you know needs resources or support related to sexual violence, contact the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault's 24/7 hotline...

South Carolina woman hands cashier a note that says a man is 'going to hurt her,' is found safe by police
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  • 2021-10-18 00:00:42Z

A woman who authorities feared could have potentially been a victim of domestic violence was found safe after she handed a note to a cashier at a Food Lion...

Study: Alzheimer's deaths spike during COVID pandemic

Alzheimer's patient deaths spiked during the COVID pandemic, leaving caregivers of the vulnerable population on edge, officials said. Nationwide, there were ...

AMP
AMP's (ASX:AMP) earnings have declined over five years, contributing to shareholders 74% loss

AMP Limited ( ASX:AMP ) shareholders should be happy to see the share price up 14% in the last month. But spare a...

Police say bystanders "should
Police say bystanders "should've intervened" as woman raped on train
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  • 2021-10-17 23:49:09Z

The 35-year-old man is now facing rape and several other charges, and authorities describe the inaction of bystanders as "troubling."

New Zealand Inflation Surges to Fastest Pace in 10 Years
New Zealand Inflation Surges to Fastest Pace in 10 Years

(Bloomberg) -- New Zealand inflation surged to the fastest pace in 10 years in the third quarter, reinforcing bets that the central bank will keep raising...

The Nigerians who want Israel to accept them as Jews
The Nigerians who want Israel to accept them as Jews
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  • 2021-10-17 23:35:13Z

A small Nigerian community claims Jewish ancestry dating hundreds of years but Israel does not recognise them.

A.I. Breakthrough Could Disrupt the $11 Trillion Medical Sector
A.I. Breakthrough Could Disrupt the $11 Trillion Medical Sector

One of the world's largest and most important industries is ripe for disruption, and an under-the-radar artificial intelligence firm is ready to try its luck

Bitcoin Optimism Offers Potential Tesla Options Trade, RBC Says
Bitcoin Optimism Offers Potential Tesla Options Trade, RBC Says

(Bloomberg) -- A divergence in options metrics between Bitcoin-linked Tesla Inc. and MicroStrategy Inc. may present opportunity, according to RBC Capital...

Austco Healthcare (ASX:AHC) Is Looking To Continue Growing Its Returns On Capital
Austco Healthcare (ASX:AHC) Is Looking To Continue Growing Its Returns On Capital

To find a multi-bagger stock, what are the underlying trends we should look for in a business? In a perfect world, we'd...

Asia Stocks to Start Week Higher; Bonds Decline: Markets Wrap
Asia Stocks to Start Week Higher; Bonds Decline: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) -- Asia stocks are poised to start the week higher as investors weigh solid corporate earnings against concerns about inflation and the economic ...

One shot dead, second injured on Bemiss Road
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  • 2021-10-17 23:16:00Z

Oct. 17-VALDOSTA - A 21-year-old is dead and a 19-year-old is injured after a weekend shooting along the 2100 block of Bemiss Road, according to the Valdosta...

The nightmare of India
The nightmare of India's tallest rubbish mountain

India's oldest and tallest mountain of rubbish in the city of Mumbai is 18 storeys high.

Oil Extends Gain After Eighth Weekly Advance on Energy Crisis
Oil Extends Gain After Eighth Weekly Advance on Energy Crisis

(Bloomberg) -- Oil advanced at the open of trading in Asia after an eighth weekly gain with the market facing a global energy crunch ahead of winter.Most...

Harris to discuss drought, climate change at Lake Mead
Harris to discuss drought, climate change at Lake Mead
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  • 2021-10-17 23:02:10Z

Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday will highlight the problems caused by Western drought as she visits Lake Mead in Nevada and makes the case for the...

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