Day: November 24, 2022

Gadgets & technology

Democratic senators are calling on regulators to monitor SoFi’s crypto trading activities

Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-OH) questions Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve Chair Powell during a Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs hearing on the CARES Act in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC September 28 2021 Kevin Dietsch | swimming pool | Reuters Four Democratic lawmakers on the Senate Banking […]

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Overseas

Mortgage rates fall for the second straight week

Mortgage rates fell again this week after falling almost half a percentage point last week. According to Freddie Mac, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 6.58% in the week ended November 23, compared to 6.61% the week before. A year ago, the 30-year fixed rate was 3.10%. Mortgage rates have risen for most of 2022, spurred […]

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Life & style

Do-it-yourself jobs: How to avoid falling off the ladder

Here’s the thing about reaching new heights; Falling can also set records. I’ve seen someone with broken spines just fall off the kitchen steps, another with a whole xylophone made of broken ribs from changing a ball of light. Still, we have to step up something to achieve good, something else, from cobwebs to the […]

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Health

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Overseas

French MPs vote on bullfighting ban

French MPs are expected to vote on Thursday for the first time on whether to ban bullfighting, after a national debate saw animal rights activists crack down on fans of the traditional blood sport. Although public opinion is firmly in favor of banning the practice, the bill is expected to be rejected by a majority […]

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Life & style

“Buy nothing Day” – A request not to participate in Black Friday

What if instead of rushing into Black Friday sales, you instead tried not to buy anything at all? That is the goal of the “Buy Nothing Day” challenge, which has been celebrated for several years as an international day of protest against consumption at the same time as Black Friday. While many consumers around the […]

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Overseas

An attack on a camp in Mali for people fleeing violence has killed 11 people

An attack by suspected Islamic extremists on a camp outside Gao housing people previously fleeing violence in northern Mali has killed 11 people, officials said Thursday. The attackers also destroyed the camp’s food supplies and stole all the livestock, said former Gao Mayor Sadou Diallo. The United Nations confirmed Monday’s attack in a statement, although […]

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Gadgets & technology

Musk says he’s granting ‘amnesty’ for suspended Twitter accounts

New Twitter owner Elon Musk said Thursday he is granting “amnesty” for suspended accounts, which online security experts say will lead to a rise in harassment, hate speech and misinformation. The billionaire’s announcement came after he asked in a poll published on his Chronicle to vote on the reinstatement of accounts that had not “broke […]

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Overseas

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Life & style

What are “Dabloons”, TikTok’s imaginary currency?

It started with a picture of a cat’s paw. It became a win-and-lose game, a distorted mirror of capitalist reality, and most importantly, a huge inside joke. In case you haven’t heard, there’s a rapidly growing trend of people on TikTok spending, collecting, winning and losing a form of fictional money known as “Dabloons” (not […]

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