: ‘No one is dying from COVID anymore, but we might die because of the zero-COVID policy.’ Protests expand in China over lockdowns.

A fire that killed at least 10 people on Thursday in northwestern China’s Urumqi city has led to a new round of protests online and offline, as many expressed anger around the country’s zero-COVID policy.  The fire broke out in a high-rise building and took about three hours to extinguish, according to Xinhua News Agency. […]

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: More people use ‘buy now, pay later’ for holiday shopping, but experts say that’s a double-edged sword

Online purchases using the BNPL rose by 13% year-on-year in November, according to Adobe Analytics. That figure does not take into account Thanksgiving or Black Friday spending. “In an uncertain economic environment, a more cautious consumer is embracing more flexible ways to manage their budget,” Adobe ADBE, the software and market-research company, said in a report […]

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Key Words: ‘I believe the economy is the biggest bubble in world history,’ says ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’s Robert Kiyosaki: ‘God have mercy on us all’

“‘Please DO NOT listen to what I’m going to say next: “I would get out of paper assets.” The world economy is not a “Market.” I believe the economy is the biggest bubble in world history. God have mercy on us all.” Those are the latest words of caution from Robert Kiyosaki, the bestselling author […]

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Kelley Blue Book: The 2023 Genesis GV60: The first all-electric SUV from Genesis has a 248-mile range, a crystal ball and is made in the U.S.

Pros Generous standard equipment All-wheel drive included Maximum range of 248 miles Performance version’s boost function Powertrain and battery warranties of 10 years/100,000 miles Cons A bit of a learning curve with the technology What’s new? The Genesis GV60 is all-new for 2023 It’s the first all-electric SUV from Genesis Also the first Genesis made […]

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The Moneyist: My mother willed her home to my two brothers. They said I could live there rent-free, if I pay the taxes and upkeep. Is this a good idea?

Dear Quentin, My father predeceased my mother, and she inherited their second home. My mother willed the house and property to my youngest brother and oldest brother. Neither is able to care for the house or property, and they have given me permission to fix it up and live there.  The deeds are still in […]

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The Margin: This dangerous method for cooking your Thanksgiving turkey leads to $15 million in damages a year

Thanksgiving may be a day for feasting with family and friends. But it also proves to be a particularly dangerous occasion, especially because of cooking-related accidents. One of the key culprits? The increasingly popular ritual of frying your holiday turkey. The Insurance Information Institute reports that “Thanksgiving Day is the peak day for fires caused […]

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: 5 things not to buy on Black Friday

It’s a year for shopping prudently. Americans will spend between $ 942.6 billion and $ 960.4 billion this holiday season, according to projections from the National Retail Federation. That’s up from last year when holiday sales hit a record $ 889.3 billion, the trade association said. However, people are not willing to go as crazy […]

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Key Words: ‘Why aren’t you in jail already?’ Internet erupts after Sam Bankman-Fried confirms participating in New York Times’ DealBook

“How did this dude steal billions of dollars and is now speaking at a summit as a free man? Make it make sense.” That was Twitter user @WSBChairman responding to a late Wednesday tweet by disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried, who confirmed that he will participate in the New York Times’ DealBook Summit in November, […]

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What's Worth Streaming: Here’s everything coming to Netflix in December 2022 — and what’s leaving

Netflix’s stocking is stuffed to overflowing in December, including a crop of Oscar-contending movies and the return of some fan-favorite series. Following a weeklong “sneak preview” theatrical release in November, “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” will start streaming on Netflix NFLX, +1.68% on Dec. 23. The sequel to writer/director Rian Johnson’s surprise 2019 hit […]

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