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Cryptocurrency exchange Coinstore enters India despite pending curbs on trade
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Cryptocurrency exchange Coinstore enters India despite pending curbs on trade

Singapore-based virtual currency exchange Coinstore has begun operations in India at a time when the Indian government is preparing legislation to effectively bar most private cryptocurrencies. Coinstore has launched its web and app platform and plans branches in Bangalore, New Delhi and Mumbai which will act as its base in India for future expansion, its…MORE

Facing shortages, Canada taps its strategic reserves of maple syrup
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Facing shortages, Canada taps its strategic reserves of maple syrup

Amid shortages, Canada is tapping into its strategic reserves. This time, for maple syrup. The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, a leading trade group, said it is releasing roughly 50 million pounds from its strategic maple syrup reserves, almost half of the stockpile, Bloomberg first reported. The government-supported organization, which is often called the OPEC of…MORE

Waukesha held a moment of silence Sunday, one week after a man plowed a vehicle through a Christmas parade
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Waukesha held a moment of silence Sunday, one week after a man plowed a vehicle through a Christmas parade

The city of Waukesha, Wisconsin, held a moment of silence and lit the city up in blue Sunday, marking one week since a man drove a vehicle through a city Christmas parade, killing six people and injuring scores of others. The moment of silence took place at 4:39 p.m. local time, and city officials commemorated…MORE

Schiff: January 6 committee decision on criminal contempt charges for Mark Meadows could come this week
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Schiff: January 6 committee decision on criminal contempt charges for Mark Meadows could come this week

The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection will make a decision “this week” on whether it will refer Mark Meadows for criminal contempt charges for defying a subpoena before the Thanksgiving recess, California Rep. Adam Schiff, a member of the panel, said Sunday. “I think we will probably make a decision this week…MORE

Frank Williams, Williams F1 team founder, dies at 79
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Frank Williams, Williams F1 team founder, dies at 79

Frank Williams, the founder of the Williams Formula 1 team and the longest-serving team principal the sport has ever seen, has died at 79. The Williams F1 team, founded in 1977, dominated much of the 1980s and 1990s under his guidance, and has 117 race victories in total. The team built in his name grew…MORE

NIH director: New Covid-19 variant ‘ought to redouble’ vaccination and mitigation efforts
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NIH director: New Covid-19 variant ‘ought to redouble’ vaccination and mitigation efforts

The director of the National Institutes of Health stressed Sunday that a newly emerged coronavirus variant “ought to redouble” vaccination efforts and other mitigation strategies, saying that while much is unknown about the variant, action should be taken now to avoid “a situation that makes this worse.” “It’s certainly not good news. We don’t know…MORE

Hanukkah celebrations shine a light after a year of adversity
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Hanukkah celebrations shine a light after a year of adversity

Celebrating Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is a bright spot for Jewish people after nearly two years of living in a pandemic. Over 5.1 million people have died worldwide from Covid-19, but rising vaccination numbers have allowed a mixture of virtual and in-person events this year. The ancient Hebrew calendar determines when Hanukkah is celebrated…MORE

Lindsay Lohan announces she is engaged

Lindsay Lohan announces she is engaged

Actress Lindsay Lohan announced she is engaged to Bader Shammas in a series of cuddly Instagram photos on Sunday morning. “My love. My life. My family. My future,” Lohan wrote on her verified Instagram account, tagging Shammas and adding a diamond ring emoji. The post features four low-resolution photos showing the two in a happy…MORE

Start your week smart: Shooting, smash-and-grab, Maxwell, storms, music awards

Start your week smart: Shooting, smash-and-grab, Maxwell, storms, music awards

Hundreds of thousands of US students are dreading turning 21 because it means they’ll be living in limbo and scrambling to find ways to stay in the country they love. Here’s what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart. The weekend that was The Omicron Covid-19 variant is raising concerns, but there’s…MORE

The job market is looking way better. It’s still playing catch-up
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The job market is looking way better. It’s still playing catch-up

More than 20 months into the pandemic, the US job market has reached a milestone. What’s happening: Weekly claims for unemployment benefits fell to 199,000 last week after seasonal adjustments, their lowest level since 1969. They hit a peak of 6.15 million in April 2020. So, does that mean employment conditions are back to normal?…MORE

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