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Meta takes on the US antitrust agency over the future of virtual reality

Meta takes on the US antitrust agency over the future of virtual reality

SAN JOSE, Calif./WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Thursday accused Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) of trying to buy its way to dominance in the metaverse, launching a high-profile lawsuit to try to stop parent Facebook from buying virtual reality app developer Within Inc. The FTC filed a lawsuit in July to end …

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The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq chain losses following the rise in unemployment insurance claims

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq chain losses following the rise in unemployment insurance claims

Weekly jobless claims rise in line with estimates Moderna and Pfizer in place as FDA clears updated COVID boosters Exxon climbs after strengthening its buyback program Indices up: Dow 0.55%, S&P 0.75%, Nasdaq 1.13% Dec 8 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 (.SPX) ended higher on Thursday, ending a five-game losing streak as investors interpreted data …

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US labor market shrugs off recession fears;  keeps the Fed on a tightening path

US labor market remains tight despite continued claims hitting 10-month high

Weekly jobless claims rise by 4,000 to 230,000 Continuing claims rise by 62,000 to 1.671 million WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased moderately last week, indicating a still tight and strong labor market despite growing fears of a recession as the Reserve federal government is …

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S&P posts fourth straight decline as recession talk weighs on Wall Street

S&P posts fourth straight decline as recession talk weighs on Wall Street

Meta stumbles upon EU concern report over targeted ads Energy stocks fall as crude trades at lowest level since January Indices down: Dow 1.03%, S&P 1.44%, Nasdaq 2% Dec 6 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended lower on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 extending its losing streak to four sessions, as jittery investors worried about Federal …

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US labor market shrugs off recession fears;  keeps the Fed on a tightening path

US labor market shrugs off recession fears; keeps the Fed on a tightening path

Non-farm payrolls increase by 263,000 in November Unemployment rate stable at 3.7%; turnout drops The average hourly wage increases by 0.6%; up 5.1% year-on-year WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – U.S. employers hired more workers than expected in November and raised wages, ignoring growing fears of a recession, but that is unlikely to stop the Federal …

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Exclusive: India asked sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors

Exclusive: India asked sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors

NEW DELHI, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Moscow has sent India a list of more than 500 deliverables, including parts for cars, planes and trains, four sources familiar with the matter said, as sanctions reduce Russia’s ability to keep its vital industries running. . The list, a version of which was seen by Reuters in New …

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Crypto lender BlockFi files for bankruptcy as FTX ripple effect spreads

Crypto lender BlockFi files for bankruptcy as FTX ripple effect spreads

Filing follows weeks after FTX collapse FTX listed as BlockFi’s #2 creditor Bitcoin down over 70% from 2021 peak Nov 28 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency lender BlockFi has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it said on Monday, the latest crypto casualty after the exchange’s dramatic collapse FTX earlier this month. The New Jersey court filing comes …

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For retirement income purposes, it might be a good idea to figure out how much you and your partner will need assuming you live to age 90.  How does this compare to the expected annual income from all your retirement plans?  Don't forget to add inflation, both to your Social Security benefits and to the cost of living.

What to do if you’re late starting to save for retirement: follow these steps

If you’re in your 40s or 50s and haven’t saved a dime for your retirement, don’t panic. There’s still time to build a little nest egg, but you have to hurry and be realistic, experts say. First you need to take a look at what you have and what you need, create a plan and …

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Indian Morning Briefing: Asian markets follow higher gains on Wall Street

GLOBAL MARKETS DJIA 34194.06 95.96 0.28% Nasdaq 11285.32 110.91 0.99% S&P 500 4027.26 23.68 0.59% FTSE 100 7465.24 12.40 0.17% Nikkei Stock 28450.62 334.88 1.19% Hang Seng 17626.64 102.83 0.59% Kospi 2432.14 14.13 0.58% SGX Nifty* 18480.00 103 0.56% *Dec contract USD/JPY 138.88-89 -0.51% Range 139.66 138.76 EUR/USD 1.0430-33 +0.36% Range 1.0435 1.0393 CBOT Wheat …

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