Bond scares spook world shares, investors look to Powell

TOKYO (Reuters) – Resurgent worries about rising U.S. bond yields hit global shares on Thursday as investors waited to see if Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will address concerns about the risk of a rapid rise in long-term borrowing costs.FILE PHOTO: A man is reflected on a stock quotation board in Tokyo, Japan February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonThe spectre of […]

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Yen near seven-month low, Asian shares fall as bond yields rise

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Japanese yen hit a seven-month low on the dollar on Thursday as hopes that vaccine distribution and more government stimulus will drive the U.S. economy into a solid rebound lifted the greenback and benchmark Treasury yields.FILE PHOTO: A man is reflected on a stock quotation board in Tokyo, Japan February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonBut the […]

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Severe thunderstorm warning lifted for Auckland, watches remain in other parts of North Island

Parts of Auckland are being hit by thunderstorms and heavy rain, but MetService has lifted the severe thunderstorm warning for this afternoon. A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Northland and other parts of the North Island. The MetService says a thunderstorm is currently tracking southeast towards Albany, as Auckland residents are forced to remain at home under alert […]

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Protests and Vandalism Follow Hit Man’s Hunger Strike

ATHENS — A monthslong hunger strike by a jailed hit man for Greece’s deadliest terrorist group has fueled vehement debate here about the convict’s rights, with street protests and a barrage of arson attacks as a political fight about him intensifies. The hit man, Dimitris Koufodinas, 63, is serving 11 life sentences and began his hunger strike on Jan. 8, […]

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Colorado snow report: March storm to drop up to a foot on ski resorts

Even as Denverites bask in balmy short-sleeve temperatures with more than two weeks left in winter, skiers and snowboarders are eyeing a quick-hitting storm system that will benefit all mountain areas beginning Wednesday night and continuing into Thursday. Accumulations in the southern mountains are expected to range between 6 and 12 inches, according to OpenSnow, a weather forecasting and monitoring […]

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Eight people stabbed in terror attack after knifeman goes on rampage

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox A suspected terrorist has stabbed eight people in Vetlanda, Sweden, police have said. No deaths have been reported but police have shot a man in the leg who is now receiving treatment in hospital as officers guard his bed. Calls to the […]

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The Easy Delicious

Good morning. I’ve been grooving on this Hetty McKinnon recipe lately, for spiced chickpea salad with tahini and pita chips (above), which, as my colleague Julia Moskin put it, “has all the fresh flavors of a great falafel sandwich — tahini, mint, paprika, cucumber, cumin, garlic — plus the crunch of pita and the satisfying heft of chickpeas.” As Julia […]

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Van Eck's new BUZZ ETF to track social media chatter

FILE PHOTO: A Wall Street sign is pictured outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York, October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo AllegriNEW YORK (Reuters) – A new ETF that tracks an index ranking the top 75 stocks each month that display the highest degree of “positive investor sentiment” as gauged by the monitoring of 15 million online posts will begin […]

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