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Thompson-Herah breaks Flo Jo’s Olympic record in women’s 100 meters

Streaking down the track, with only six steps to go until she reached the finish line, Elaine Thompson-Herah stuck out her left arm and started pointing at the clock. 1:12 p.m. July 31, 2021

IMF warns the world economic recovery is not assured until the pandemic is ‘beaten back’ globally

The recovery of the global economy is not assured until the Covid-10 pandemic is beaten back all around the world, the IMF said in its latest update on the outlook. 9:00 a.m. July 27, 2021

‘I could live on my Social Security and still save money’: This 66-year-old left Chicago for ‘calming’ Costa Rica — where he now plans to live indefinitely

But he says it’s important not to ‘over-glorify’ Costa Rica, as it is ‘not without its problems.’ 12:35 p.m. July 20, 2021

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Here’s why just allowing an ‘exit wave’ of COVID-19 cases carries huge risks for countries

A study by Oxford Economics warns countries against allowing big infection waves to go unchecked. Here's why.

12:54 p.m. July 13, 2021
Oil prices mark first loss in 3 sessions as worries about spread of COVID variant intensify

Oil futures on Monday mark their first loss in three sessions, with prices succumbing to growing concerns about the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus that could hobble appetite for crude in parts of the world.

3:11 p.m. July 12, 2021
How stocks and other financial assets fare when inflation climbs

Oil prices lately are topping $70 a barrel, up about 50% on the year, which isn't a huge surprise given the past gains for commodities, stocks and other financial assets when the cost of living climbs.

9:00 a.m. June 26, 2021
Thinking about investing in Nike stock? Just do it — if you’re a long-term investor

Nike is expected to show tremendous sales growth for the rest of 2021.

7:18 a.m. June 22, 2021
Biden administration gives more details on global vaccine sharing plan

The Biden administration on Monday took another step in its effort to boost COVID-19 vaccination efforts globally, as it unveiled the allocation for 55 million doses from the U.S. supply. About 41 million doses will be shared through the U.N.-backed COVAX program, with 14 million for Latin American and Caribbean nations such as Brazil or Haiti, 16 million for Asian countries such as India or Vietnam, and 10 million for African nations. Separately, the administration said about 14 million doses will be shared with "regional priorities and other recipients," including Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Yemen, Tunisia, Oman, West Bank and Gaza, Ukraine, Kosovo, Georgia, Moldova and Bosnia.

12:00 p.m. June 21, 2021
U.S. investors blew away the rest of the world with bitcoin gains in 2020. Here’s one reason why.

That classic investment move of selling high worked out well for bitcoin investors in the U.S. last year.

11:52 a.m. June 10, 2021
Biden’s budget includes $750 million to respond to SolarWinds hack, other big cybersecurity spending

Significant chunks of President Joe Biden's proposed $6 trillion budget aim to bolster U.S. cybersecurity, with his administration calling for "$750 million in additional investments tailored to respond to lessons learned from the SolarWinds incident."

3:09 p.m. May 28, 2021
Fund managers making late cyclical push with tech demand at three-year lows, Bank of America survey finds

The Bank of America global fund manager survey for May found that investors were increasingly positioned to what it called "boom expectations" — with exposure to commodities, banks, materials, industrials, and U.K. and emerging market assets at highs relative to the last decade.

5:25 a.m. May 19, 2021

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