How China’s Zero-COVID Policy Affects Climate Goals

​​China’s policy of working to prevent every single COVID case, known as zero-COVID, has been controversial from the beginning. Observers raised questions about the possible economic impacts as well as the potential encroachment on civil liberties that might result from the surveillance necessary to enforce such a program. This week the situation boiled over as protesters in at least eight Chinese cities took to the streets in frustration with the restrictive program, a rare uprising…

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Colorful Holidays: Opalhouse designed with Jungalow

  A Very Colorful Holiday with Opalhouse Designed with Jungalow The holidays are around the bend and this year I’m so ready. I’m ready to spend some quality time with family, play games by the fire, listen to Mariah’s Christmas album, and cozy up with warm sweaters, slippers, and throws. Our new Opalhouse designed with Jungalow collection at Target is really getting me in the holiday spirit, and I’m excited to share some of my…

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Alzheimer’s drug slowed cognitive decline overall in trial, but with major side effects for some

An experimental drug for Alzheimer’s disease from Eisai and Biogen slowed cognitive decline in a closely watched trial, but may carry a risk of dangerous side effects for certain patients, according to new data presented on Tuesday. The drug, lecanemab, was associated with a type of brain swelling in 12.6 per cent of trial patients, a side effect previously seen with similar drugs. Fourteen per cent of patients had microhemorrhages in the brain — a…

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India pips North America to become the biggest smartwatch market • TechCrunch

India surpassed North America to take the top global spot in the smartwatch market in the quarter that ended in September, according to a report from market research player Counterpoint. The festival sales and proliferation of affordable smartwatches helped grew the local market by 171% year-on-year. The affordable smartwatch models getting bigger displays and adding features such as Bluetooth calling were key selling factors in India during the festival sales, Hong Kong-headquartered Counterpoint said. “Indian…

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Column: Can DeSantis ride the culture war to the White House?

WASHINGTON —  If you’ve been yearning for a preview of the battle for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, the place to be last weekend was Las Vegas, where the Republican Jewish Coalition held what some attendees cheekily called a “kosher cattle call” for potential candidates. Former Vice President Mike Pence was there. So were former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and former Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo. Former President…

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Taiwan president resigns as party leader after election loss

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party following local election losses on Saturday suffered by her party. Voters in Taiwan overwhelmingly chose the opposition Nationalist party in several major races across the self-ruled island in an election in which lingering concerns about threats from China took a backseat to more local issues. Tsai had spoken out many times about “opposing China and defending Taiwan” in the…

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The Benefits of Having a Financial Advisor for a Business

Many startups avoid the services of a financial advisor to save money in the short term, but this might be unwise. The business finances are probably the most critical aspect of the business, and you will spend more time on these instead of focusing on growing the business. Read on to find out more about why you should invest in a financial advisor in the short term.  Business Planning  Business planning might not be the…

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Wefox CEO ‘disgusted’ by mass tech layoffs: ‘These are humans’

Wefox CEO Julian Teicke. Wefox HELSINKI, Finland — The boss of European digital insurance startup Wefox offered a damning response to tech companies that have laid off workers en masse. The likes of Meta, Amazon and Twitter have laid off tens of thousands of employees in response to pressure from investors, who want to see them cut costs to weather a global economic downturn. Swedish fintech firm Klarna was among the first major employers in tech to…

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Microsoft: ‘Sony has more exclusive games … many of which are better quality’

has more exclusive games than does, according to , which claims that many of its rival’s first-party titles “are better quality.” Lest you believe Microsoft is dunking on its own game studios for no reason, the company made the assertion in with the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which is conducting of the planned Activision Blizzard acquisition. Although the filing is dated October 31st, notes that the document has just been made publicly available.…

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Beijing shuts parks, Shanghai tightens entry as COVID cases spike | Business and Economy News

China’s capital closes more public venues, and Shanghai to impose strict entry rules from Thursday. Parks and museums have been closed in Beijing while Shanghai has tightened rules for people entering China’s financial hub as authorities grapple with a spike in COVID-19 cases and growing concerns about the economy. China reported 28,127 new domestically transmitted cases on Monday, close to its daily peak from April. About half of the total infections are in the southern…

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