Dollar loses ground after U.S. inflation data

The dollar lost some ground on Friday after U.S. consumer prices increased roughly in line with expectations in November as investors, who had been bracing for much higher inflation, bet that the actual number would not change the pace of interest rate hikes. Labor Department data showed an increasing consumer price index (CPI) as cost […]

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Tesla Gains on CPI Surprise as Musk Tweets He’s “Thinking of” Quitting Jobs

Tesla stock (NASDAQ:TSLA) traded 1.2% higher in Friday’s premarket. dragged up by the broader market after previously drifting lower on the back of the latest CEO Elon Musk’s latest Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) foray. Musk floated the possibility of standing down as CEO, tweeting: “Thinking of quitting my jobs and becoming an influencer full-time wdyt.” The last […]

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40% of women in sport industry face gender discrimination, report finds

A new report conducted by Women in Sport has revealed that 40 per cent of women experience gender discrimination in the sport industry. The report, titled Beyond 30 per cent – Workplace Culture in Sport, has unveiled the extent to which women with careers in sport experience prejudice.

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Omicron COVID cases could double in NYC

As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.2 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 795,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 60.6% of the population in the United States is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to data […]

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Biden eulogizes former Sen. Bob Dole at Washington National Cathedral funeral

Former Sen. Bob Dole — decorated World War II veteran, longtime lawmaker and former presidential candidate — was honored Friday at Washington National Cathedral before being brought back to his home state of Kansas and eventually laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. President Joe Biden delivered a eulogy at the funeral, which aired on […]

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Holly Humberstone wins the rising star prize

Singer-songwriter Holly Humberstone has won the Brit Awards’ Rising Star prize, which recognises pop’s most promising ones to watch. The 21-year-old, from Lincolnshire, was a breakout star of the pandemic, with intimate, atmospheric songs that earned her comparisons to Lorde and Bon Iver. She joins the likes of Adele, Florence + The Machine and Sam […]

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Taylor Swift to face trial in Shake It Off copyright case

Taylor Swift must face a jury trial over accusations that she copied lyrics for Shake It Off from another song. A US judge has refused Swift’s request to dismiss the case, saying a jury may find that her 2014 hit copied girl group 3LW’s 2001 tune Playas Gon’ Play. Both tracks feature variations of the […]

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India begins world’s biggest drive

A sanitation worker became the first Indian to receive a Covid vaccine as the country began the world’s largest inoculation drive. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the programme, which aims to vaccinate more than 1.3 billion people against Covid. He paid tribute to front-line workers who will be the first to receive jabs. India has […]

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