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The US home construction boom is excluding a big group of Americans

New construction for two types of housing -- multifamily and single-family homes -- rose 13% and 22%, respectively, as builders responded to buyer demand for more expansive housing styles during the pandemic. The latest report (pdf) from the US Census Bureau shows that 1.1 million new single-fami...

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Algeria made history at Afcon, but not in the way it hoped

Algeria made a different story from defending champions Afcon, who finished bottom in a group with Sierra Leone and Equatorial Guinea, respectively 108th and 114th in FIFA.

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Why is the East African Community absent from the Africa Cup of Nations?

As teams from the west, north and south of the continent compete for this year's Africa Cup of Nations title, one region is noticeably missing: East Africa.

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Births in China are dangerously close to being overtaken by deaths

China's economy has recovered significantly from the coronavirus pandemic in 2021, but its seemingly buoyant growth rate is being overshadowed by a challenge that will be difficult to address with monetary or fiscal policy -- a rapidly declining birth rate. China's Bureau of Statistics announced ...

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Data show one group of Americans resisted vaccine politicization in red states

Understanding where vaccination rates have not been influenced by policy could help improve vaccine uptake everywhere.

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Kerala’s small film industry—not Bollywood—created India’s first original superhero

The Kerala film industry, known for innovative storytelling and technical prowess, produced this film through multiple locks.

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The world’s largest condom manufacturer has had a surprisingly bad pandemic

Karex, the world's largest condom maker, was expecting double-digit growth during the pandemic. Instead, sales fell by 40%.

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Which Indians does the UK want?

The UK is desperate to have a trade deal with India, and in return it can offer thousands of work visas to Indians who want to come to the UK.

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How you could have turned $1,000 into $1.3 trillion by perfectly trading the S&P 500 in 2021

If you had $ 1,000 and knew exactly the right stock to trade every day, you could have made that much money in 2021

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The US is delaying China’s dreams of a domestic chip supply chain

The problems faced by its chipmakers are likely to lead China to seek more self-sufficiency for the sector.

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Does omicron cause unusual symptoms?

General practitioner David Lloyd said 15% of children infected with Omicron in this area developed spots on their bodies. Are Omicron Vaccines Effective?

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Harvard is the first Ivy League university to recognise caste-based discrimination

A US Ivy League university now officially recognizes one of India's worst social evils. The Harvard Graduate Student Union has ratified a four-year contract that recognizes castes as a protected category, the American organization for social justice Equality Labs announced on December 1. "This tr...

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Omicron means it’s time to switch to N95 masks

The Omicron variant is spreading quickly. According to the World Health Organization, at least 38 countries on six continents have confirmed cases of the new variant. There are still some things we don't know about Omicron - including whether it is more contagious than Delta and if it is more lik...

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The second US omicron case is linked to a New York anime convention with 50,000 attendees

Minnesota officials announced the second U.S. Omicron patient, a vaccinated man attending an anime convention in New York City.

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The US Supreme Court is considering the economic impact of abortion

The US Supreme Court heard orally on a case in which plaintiffs argue against the economic need for abortion.

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China is getting worried about Africa’s indebtedness to it

At the recently concluded FOCAC ministerial-level meetings in Dakar, Senegal, China's funding commitment to Africa was cut for the first time - from $ 60 billion to $ 40 billion.

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The US has its first omicron case—and the patient was fully vaccinated

Dr. Anthony Fauci reported on the first confirmed case of Covid-19 caused by the Omicron variant that occurred in a fully vaccinated person.

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Omicron shows the danger of treating coronavirus like an emergency

Omicron, which was first sequenced in South Africa, is considered extremely contagious, if not necessarily particularly severe. The US has banned travel from eight South African countries, two of which, South Africa and Botswana, have reported cases. In a 2009 essay entitled What is a Pandemic? I...

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Modi wanted to reverse brain-drain but Indians continue to give up their passports in droves

More and more Indians are giving up their passports, and that is the opposite of what Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to achieve. More than 600,000 of them switched citizenship between 2017 and 2021, Nityananda Rai, the country's junior interior minister, told Parliament's Lok Sabha yesterday...

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Texans are bearing the cost of keeping the working class out of the statehouse

Texas lawmakers abolished a bill to expand Medicaid, another consequence of the lack of working-class elected representatives in the statehouse.

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The doctor who discovered omicron described her patients’ symptoms

The South African doctor who identified omicron describes the symptoms in her patients as "mild".

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Omicron symptoms are described by the doctor who discovered it

The South African doctor who identified Omicron describes the symptoms as "mild".

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As streamers pare down their subscriptions, Disney+ may be the most at risk

Disney + has stopped adding record numbers of subscribers, but the reason goes deeper than just pandemic reopenings.

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The simple explanation for rising US gas prices

US President Joe Biden has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the "anti-consumer behavior" of large gas companies, but there is a less shameful reason why US gas prices are rising.

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Guess how much prices on 11 common grocery items have risen in one year

Americans have watched their food bills rise as the global economy struggles to iron out pandemic disruptions. We look at which prices have risen the most.

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India has reopened for foreign tourists but its hotels and airports may be unprepared

After nearly 20 months, India finally reopened to fully vaccinated foreign tourists on November 15th. India’s crippling travel and hospitality industry will receive significant relief. International tourists brought in around 30 billion US dollars in foreign currency in 2019; the result collapsed...

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An Indian coal billionaire added more wealth than either Bezos or Ambani this year

The wealth of Gautam Adani, India's second richest person, is steadily catching up - and not so slowly - with the richest man in Asia, Mukesh Ambani. In 2021, Adani saw his net worth grow more than $ 50 billion, while Ambanis rose by $ 21.8 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. ...

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There is no shortage of US truck drivers

There are many licensed truck drivers in the US, but the lack of well-paying jobs that would tempt them to stay in the trucking industry.

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More people are staying single—and workplaces need to adjust

"Many people I interviewed complained that their managers assumed they would have more time to stay in the office or take on additional projects because they didn't have a family at home," said Eric Klinenberg, author of the book "Going Solo" from 2013, opposite The Atlantic last month. A recent ...

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A surge in the US affordable housing supply is coming from people who can’t afford their homes

The end of federal pandemic leniency is bringing more affordable homes to market.

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