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

Nonfarm payrolls increase 263,000 in November Unemployment rate steady at 3.7%; participation rate falls Average hourly earnings rise 0.6%; up 5.1% year-on-year WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – US employers hired more workers than expected in November and increased wages, shrugging off mounting worries of a recession, but that will probably not stop the Federal Reserve …

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Crypto meltdown a boon for bankruptcy lawyers

Dec 2 (Reuters) – Turmoil in the cryptocurrency industry has rattled major exchanges and sent the value of digital assets tumbling, but at least one group stands to gain: bankruptcy lawyers. High-profile bankruptcies involving crypto exchange FTX, hedge fund Three Arrows Capital and crypto lenders BlockFi, Celsius Network and Voyager Digital Ltd are generating new …

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Coinbase says Apple blocked its last app release on NFTs in wallet

Dec 1 (Reuters) – Coinbase Global Inc (COIN.O) said on Thursday customers using Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) iOS will not be able to send non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on the cryptocurrency exchange’s wallet anymore. “Apple’s claim is that the gas fees required to send NFTs need to be paid through their In-App Purchase system, so that they …

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Musk delivers first Tesla truck, but no update on output, pricing

Tesla ships first Semi to PepsiCo five years after unveiling it No details on orders or capacity for electric truck Semi uses existing Tesla motors, to feature new Supercharger Dec 1 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk delivered the company’s first heavy-duty Semi on Thursday to PepsiCo (PEP.O) without offering updated forecasts …

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Florida pulls $2 bln from BlackRock in largest anti-ESG divestment

Dec 1 (Reuters) – Florida’s Chief Financial Officer said on Thursday his department would pull $2 billion worth of its assets managed by BlackRock Inc (BLK.N), the biggest such divestment by a state opposed to the asset manager’s environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) policies. While the move will hardly dent BlackRock’s $8 trillion in …

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Elon Musk expects Neuralink’s brain chip to begin human trials in 6 months

Nov 30 (Reuters) – Elon Musk said on Wednesday he expects a wireless brain chip developed by his company Neuralink to begin human clinical trials in six months, after the company missed earlier timelines set by him. The company is developing brain chip interfaces that it says could help disabled patients to move and communicate …

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Sam Bankman-Fried says he ‘didn’t ever try to commit fraud’

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and former CEO of now-bankrupt crypto exchange FTX, attempted to distance himself from suggestions of fraud in his first public appearance since his company’s collapse stunned investors and left creditors facing losses totaling billions of dollars. Speaking via video link at the New York Times’ …

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Fed’s Powell: Rate hikes to slow, but adjustment just beginning

Nov 30 (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday said it was time to slow the pace of coming interest rate hikes while also signaling a protracted economic adjustment to a world where borrowing costs will remain high, inflation comes down slowly and the United States remains chronically short of workers. In an …

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Spotify, Epic Games get ally in Musk in fight against Apple fees

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s declaration of war on Apple (AAPL.O) in a series of tweets on Monday gives Spotify and Fortnite maker Epic Games a powerful ally in taking the tech giant to task over its 30% App Store fees. Musk reported the fee Apple charges software developers for in-app purchases, and …

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