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CNN meteorolgist: Fiona could be Canada's Super Storm Sandy

5 things to know for September 23: Hurricane Fiona, Ukraine, Migrants, Covid, Air travel

Here’s what else you need to know to Level up and get on with your day. (You can receive “5 Things You Need to Know Today” daily in your inbox. Sign up here.) 1. Hurricane Fiona Canadians are bracing for what could be the strongest storm to ever hit their country’s coast. Hurricane Fiona, which …

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Central banks hike rates again as Fed leads global inflation fight

Central banks hike rates again as Fed leads global inflation fight

Rates were hiked from Britain to Indonesia after the Fed moved Investors expect bigger ECB hikes Japan steps in as yen plummets Emerging market currencies under pressure FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Global central banks continued to raise interest rates on Thursday, following the U.S. Federal Reserve in an inflation fight that is sending shockwaves …

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US labor market resilient as recession signals strengthen

US labor market resilient as recession signals strengthen

Weekly jobless claims rise by 5,000 to 213,000 Continuing claims drop 22,000 to 1.379 million WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased moderately last week, indicating that the labor market remains tight despite the Federal Reserve’s attempt to cool demand with aggressive increases in interest rates. …

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Why it's easier to find Pfizer's updated COVID boosters than Moderna's

Why it’s easier to find Pfizer’s updated COVID boosters than Moderna’s

Vaccinators across the country are reporting weeks-long delays in shipments of Moderna’s updated COVID-19 vaccine boosters. The delays come after the Food and Drug Administration reported concerns at a facility contracted to fill Moderna’s new vaccines into vials. The expectation comes from an Indiana plant operated by Catalent, which is one of two companies to …

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US Treasury official criticizes China's 'unconventional' debt practices

US Treasury official criticizes China’s ‘unconventional’ debt practices

Chinese yuan banknotes are seen in this illustration photo taken April 25, 2022. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register China is the world’s largest official creditor Lack of transparency, confidentiality agreements under fire from critics Progress demanded on Common Framework debt agreements for Zambia and others WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) …

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Fatal China bus crash sparks fury and grief over 'zero covid' policy

Fatal China bus crash sparks fury and grief over ‘zero covid’ policy

The bus left the Chinese city of Guiyang shortly after midnight, carrying 45 residents who had been rushed for a precautionary quarantine because they were close contacts of coronavirus patients. By 2:40 a.m., 27 people were dead after the bus rolled into a ditch. Sunday morning’s crash in the southern province of Guizhou sparked fury …

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'Untrustworthy and ineffective': Panel denounces governments' covid response

‘Untrustworthy and ineffective’: Panel denounces governments’ covid response

A global panel of experts on Wednesday accused the World Health Organization, the US government and others of serious failures in coordinating an international response to covid-19, while setting out recommendations to protect against future pandemics and reviving disputed claims about the origins of the virus. In a 45-page op-ed, the Lancet Covid-19 Commission warned …

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Exclusive: Biden urges Mexico to take in migrants under COVID deportation orders he promised to end

Exclusive: Biden urges Mexico to take in migrants under COVID deportation orders he promised to end

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY, Sept 13 (Reuters) – As border crossings hit record highs, U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration is quietly urging Mexico to accept more migrants from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela under of a COVID-19 deportation order that the White House has publicly sought to end, seven U.S. and three Mexican officials said. US Secretary of …

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