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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is preparing to tell Congress that the current spike in U.S. inflation has proven to be larger and more long-lasting than expected. Powell is due to appear Tuesday with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen at an oversight hearing on the government's massive support programs passed to deal with the COVID pandemic. The Fed made Powell’s remarks public late Monday.
Kim Clijsters lost Monday in her latest return to the WTA Tour, dropping a three-setter against Hsieh Su-wei in the first round of the Chicago Fall Tennis Classic. It was Clijsters' first match since a first-round loss at the 2020 U.S. Open a little more than a year ago. Clijsters, a mother of three who wakes up at 5 a.m. at her family’s home in New Jersey to train, received a wild card for the Chicago tournament.
A landlord advocacy group is aiming to block New York's ongoing freeze on evictions for tenants facing financial hardships due to the pandemic.
A fossa at the San Antonio Zoo in Texas got stuck as she tried to retrieve a bone from inside a cardboard box on September 24.Zookeepers shared video of the challenging enrichment exercise to Twitter as the fossa, named Kara, tried some maneuvers to free her head from the brown box.“Kara may not have picked the best strategy to get her bone out of the box,” the zoo wrote on Twitter of its resident fossa, a carnivorous mammal native to Madagascar.In a later tweet, the zoo said, “She got the bone, so she’s more than happy.” Credit: San Antonio Zoo via Storyful
After more than twenty years of horrifying and damning accusations, as of today R. Kelly is officially a convicted felon, having been found guilty by a New York jury of multiple counts of racketeering and sex-trafficking, with more trials to come in other jurisdictions. Almost immediately after the verdict was read, observers began asking: Now […]
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Stock futures opened near the flat line Monday evening on the heels of a mixed session, with cyclical stocks getting bid higher as optimism over the firming growth backdrop built further.
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French President Emmanuel Macron was struck by an egg at a food service fair in Lyon, France, on September 27.Macron had been visiting Sirha Lyon, a hospitality and food service exhibition, when the egg hit him, according to LyonMag.com. The newsroom reported the egg-throwing suspect, a 19-year-old male student, yelled “long live the revolution” and was taken into custody for assaulting a person holding public authority.This video taken by LyonMag.com shows the egg bouncing off Macron’s shoulder without cracking. Credit: LyonMag.com via Storyful
Ronald Koeman’s future as Barcelona coach may already be decided but the outcome of the next two games, starting with Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday, could buy him some extra time.
The shift to electric vehicles will force huge changes in the auto industry and require EU backing for 'reskilling' programs to help workers prepare for a zero-emission future, according to a report published on Tuesday. The Platform for Electromobility, an industry group, said a report by the Boston Consulting Group showed by 2030 European auto industry employment will drop by less than 1% from 5.7 million people today amid the transition to electric vehicles.
Several cities in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo were blanketed in a thick reddish haze as a large dust storm passed through interior areas on Sunday, September 26.Among the cities affected in the interior of Sao Paulo were Aracatuba, Barretos, and Ribeirao Preto, according to local reports. This footage was recorded along a central thoroughfare in Franca, Sao Paulo, where some of the worst conditions were reported.Parts of the interior of Sao Paulo state have been stricken by drought this year, which, combined with heavy winds, contributed to Sunday’s severe dust storm, according to Brazil’s National Institute of Meteorology. Credit: Andréa Soares Moreira via Storyful
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Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis asked Florida's secretary of state to investigate Facebook on Monday based on a news article that reported the social media company gives preferential treatment to politicians, celebrities, professional athletes and other prominent people. DeSantis cited a recent Wall Street Journal report in asking Secretary of State Laurel Lee to see if Facebook's policies violated Florida election law.
Frances “Sissy” Farenthold, a reform-minded liberal Democrat in the Texas House who was pushed for the party’s 1972 vice-presidential nomination, has died at age 94, her family said Monday. Farenthold died Sunday at her Houston apartment after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease, her son, George Farenthold, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. Funeral arrangements were private, but a public memorial would be held at the University of Texas at Austin campus at a future date still to be scheduled, he said.
Earlier this month, the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach announced a record 60 container vessels were waiting offshore to unload their goods.The global supply chain has been reeling due to overwhelming demand for cargo; temporary COVID-19 closures of ports and factories in Asia; shortages of shipping containers and key products like resin and computer chips; and severe weather. Transportation costs have spiked, exacerbating delays and fueling product shortages.
Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s co-CEO and chief content officer, revealed what he said was the “most comprehensive look so far” at the streamer’s top 10 TV shows and movies. Sarandos, in an appearance at Vox Media’s Code Conference at the Beverly Hilton, showed two slides: One showing the most popular Netflix shows by its proprietary metric […]
Firefighters from Huntington Beach, California, joined the fight against the Windy Fire burning in Tulare County, which by September 27 had burned more than 85,000 acres, officials said.Video posted on Facebook shows tall flames engulfing a tree as crews with Huntington Beach protected structures and propane tanks.“They’re doing well and staying safe,” the City of Huntington Beach wrote on Facebook.A representative said the footage was taken during firefighting efforts on Friday, September 24.By September 27, the fire was 85,383 acres (133.41 square miles) in size and was two percent contained, according to official reports. Huntington Beach Firefighters intended on a 14-day stint battling the Windy Fire, city officials said. Credit: Huntington Beach Fire Department via Storyful
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