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Vickers Venture Partners On China’s Regulatory Crackdown

Aug 02 - Vickers Venture Partners China Partner Linda Li says China's regulatory action has little impact on its investments. She spoke to Yvonne Man, David Ingles & Rishaad Salamat about "Bloomberg Markets: Asia".

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I’m a single, high-earning 52-year-old looking for a more stable lifestyle. Am I too old to buy a home?

With remote working this is now a viable option. The Big Move is a MarketWatch column that covers the ins and outs of real estate, from finding a new home to applying for a mortgage.

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‘We don’t know how many people are being held captive against their will’— can we fix America’s broken conservatorship system?

Britney Spears' nightmare as a conservatory has raised awareness of the immense power court guardians have over their charges.

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How Much Is US Olympian Simone Biles Worth as Her Event Finals Status Remains Unknown?

Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP / Shutterstock
Even if you're not a huge gymnastics fanatic, chances are you've heard about Olympic athlete Simone Biles, dubbed by many sources as the greatest athlete of all time. No wonder if you look at her previous Olympic career, which includes four golds and ...

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WSJ Opinion: Will We Ever Know What Happened in Wuhan?

Magazine Editorial Report: The Chinese will not speak, so an answer is far away. Image: Ng Han Guan / Associated Press

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WSJ Opinion: Biden May Produce a Taliban Victory in Afghanistan

Journal Editorial Report: Paul Gigot interviews Clifford May of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Image: Jalil Rezayee / Shutterstock

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If You Invested $1,000 In Nintendo Stock When Pokemon Go Was Launched, Here's How Much You'd Have Now

In 2016, the hit mobile game Pokemon Go was released and millions of people downloaded the game and went outside to try and "Catch Em All".
The game continues to be a hit, exceeding $ 1 billion in sales in 2020, the best year since its inception.
Pokemon Go recently celebrated its fifth anniversa...

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My girlfriend has $20 million. I’m worth $1 million. Should she pay for big-ticket items like her engagement ring and our honeymoon?

"While it's obvious that I'm the one with limited resources, the rule is that I take care of appointments and weekend getaways."

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7 Oil Stocks to Buy Now That the OPEC+ Deal Is Done

The pandemic-induced collapse in energy demand resulted in a prolonged period of underperformance in oil stocks. Now the worst seems to be over, because the global economy is recovering sustainably. This view is reinforced by the fact that the global composite PMI for June 2021 was 56.6. Based on...

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Schumer says prepared to keep lawmakers in Washington for as long as it takes to complete votes on infrastructure and budget blueprint

The Senate held a rare weekend session on Saturday, with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer encouraging the authors of a bipartisan infrastructure plan to finalize their bill so Senators can begin proposing changes.

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Justice Department reverses course, saying IRS must turn over Trump tax documents to House committee

Trump's Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin refused to submit tax returns to Congress and was supported by the Trump Justice Department.

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Should I Buy Chinese Stocks? ‘Don’t Be an Idiot,’ Strategist Says.

Given that regulators are able to do what they want and financial information leaves a lot to be desired, it may be best to steer clear of China's stocks.

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Chinese nuclear power plant shut down over cracked fuel rods

Taishan
A nuclear power plant in China owned by companies developing new power plants in the UK was shut down for "maintenance" after cracks were found in fuel rods.
China General Nuclear (CGN) said the reactor at the Taishan plant, about 130 kilometers west of Hong Kong, is safe and under contro...

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Over 100 warship locations have been faked in one year

Misuse of location technology can only lead to heated political disputes. According to Wired, SkyWatch and Global Fishing Watch have conducted studies that show over 100 warship locations have been forged since August 2020, including the British aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth and the US destroy...

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Brutal ‘honor’ killing spotlights violence against women in Pakistan

Noor Mukadam's last hours were full of horror. Beaten several times, the 27-year-old jumped out of a window, but was dragged back, beaten again and finally beheaded. A childhood friend was charged with killing her.

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Matt Lauer’s Waterfront Home in the Hamptons Resurfaces for $44M

Former Today Show co-host Matt Lauer tries again to switch channels at his Hamptons home. Its Sag Harbor, NY property has returned to the market for $ 43,995,000.

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No deaths, few hospitalizations, but 74% of those testing positive for COVID-19 in Cape Cod outbreak were vaccinated

A state investigation into a COVID-19 outbreak earlier this month in a Massachusetts county that is home to Cape Cod found that 74% of 469 infections were in vaccinated people, a finding that raises questions about the prevalence of breakthrough infections.

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California Orders State of Emergency to Avert Blackouts

(Bloomberg) - California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency to free up energy supplies and accelerate the development of new power plants to help the state avoid power outages as it faces wildfires and debilitating heatwaves this summer.
The historic drought, intense heat and fir...

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Ukraine’s President Signs Law Allowing Central Bank to Issue a CBDC

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi signed a law called On Payment Services, which allows the country's central bank to issue central bank digital currency (CBDC), the president's official website said.
The draft law regulates how payment services, especially digital ones, can be provided in ...

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Lawyer: Britney Spears' latest conservatorship move keeps 'prison sentence'

Britney Spears is again calling on the courts to replace her father as curator of her estate - but at least one expert believes the recent filing is hardly in the pop star's long-term interests.
On Monday, Britney's newly appointed attorney Mathew Rosengart filed a motion to remove Jamie Spears f...

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Trump told Justice Department officials to declare election results ‘corrupt’ and ‘leave the rest to me and the [Republican] Congressmen’: contemporaneous notes

Handwritten notes from a participant in a December 27, 2020 call released by the House Oversight Committee on Friday.

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Who really needs an electric car with 500 miles of battery range? Nobody or maybe everyone

Who needs an electric car with a range of more than 500 miles?
The leader of Lucid Motors, a start-up luxury electric vehicle maker that makes one, admits that battery power is more than enough for most drivers.
"Not many people need 500 miles of range," said Peter Rawlinson, Lucid CEO, "but it's...

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Beijing Has Raised the Risk of Investing in China. Don’t Flee. Look Further Afield.

Investors need to be in the world's second largest economy. Now may be the time to move from big, global stocks to smaller, more local, or less politically sensitive names.

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U.S. passport delays lead to long lines of disappointed would-be travelers

Britt Johnson showed up at the West Los Angeles Federal Building around midnight, hoping to apply for a rushed passport when the office opened at 7 a.m.

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Silver Price Daily Forecast – Silver Rallies As Dollar Dives After Fed’s Comments

The weak dollar and the subdued Fed provided strong support for silver
Silver is currently trying to settle above the 20 EMA at $ 25.60 while the US dollar is losing ground against a broad basket of currencies.
The US dollar index is currently trying to test the 50 EMA at 91.90. If the US dollar ...

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Ford quickly reaches 120,000 orders for its Tesla Cybertruck rival

Interest seems to be growing for Ford's very first all-electric F-150, called the Lightning.
Ford (F) has collected 120,000 orders for the Lightning, CEO Jim Farley told investors on a conference call Wednesday evening. About 75% of orders come from people new to the Ford brand, Farley said.
At t...

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31-year-old man recovering in Missouri hospital after being given a 20% chance of survival; eschewed vaccine, citing ‘strong conservative family’

Daryl Barker and his wife, along with eight relatives, contracted COVID-19; They say they will both be vaccinated once his health is restored.

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It’s happening: Young people are moving to golf communities

A little over a year ago, private golf communities worried about their future appeal to homebuyers. Then came Covid-19. Then came potential homebuyers. Then there were waiting lists and inflated house prices.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. approval of COVID-19 shots could boost vaccination numbers, Fauci says

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By Michael Erman and Carl O'Donnell
July 30 (Reuters) - Leading U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said Friday he hoped regulators could give full approval of the COVID-19 vaccines as early as next month, a move that could encourage unvaccinate...

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The Cost of Becoming an Olympic Swimmer for Team USA

Becoming an Olympic swimmer is a goal for thousands of young athletes in the United States. But it comes at a high cost. Club dues alone can earn swimmers thousands of dollars each year. Here's a breakdown of what it can cost to become an Olympic swimmer.

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