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AWS faces cost-sensitive customers at Reinvent as economic fears mount

AWS faces cost-sensitive customers at Reinvent as economic fears mount

Amazon Web Services has been the biggest growth engine for its parent company over much of the past decade, taking business from some of the largest tech vendors in the world. But as corporations face the most daunting economic environment since the 2008 financial crisis, those massive checks they’re writing to AWS for their tech …

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Rail workers speak out after Biden forces unions to accept deal: 'He turned his back'

Rail workers speak out after Biden forces unions to accept deal: ‘He turned his back’

Fox News congressional correspondent Chad Pergram reports on Congress’ efforts to fund the government with two weeks left to avoid a shutdown. Rail workers are speaking out after Congress voted last week to avoid an industry strike that could have had catastrophic economic consequences. BNSF railroad conductor Justin Schaaf told The Associated Press that he …

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Brexit has fueled surge in UK food prices, says Bank of England policymaker | UK cost of living crisis

Brexit is contributing to a surge in food prices as the country heads into recession, a senior Bank of England policymaker has warned. Swati Dhingra – the newest member of the Bank’s monetary policy committee (MPC), which sets interest rates – also used an interview with the Observe to suggest that the coming run of …

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Averting Default, Pakistan Pays $1 Billion Before Schedule: Report

Averting Default, Pakistan Pays $1 Billion Before Schedule: Report

this was an ill-liquid and low-volume traded derivative, said experts. (Representational) Islamabad: Cash-strapped Pakistan has averted a default on its repayment of USD 1 billion against a matured international Sukuk (Sharia-compliant bond) three days ahead of schedule on Friday. The Express Tribune reported on Saturday that as per the actual schedule, the country was to …

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Tim Cook's company Apple is looking to work parts of its production out of China due to COVID-19 protests and wage disputes delaying productions at its busiest time of the year

Apple plans to LEAVE China as COVID protests delay production of its products

Apple is planning to move parts of its production out of China after violent governmental protests delayed the company’s production – as CEO Tim Cook eyes up Vietnam and India as new hubs. The tech giant has accelerated plans to leave Zhengzhou, China – where iPhone City is located – in recent weeks, a source …

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Russia says it won't accept oil price cap and is preparing response

Russia says it won’t accept oil price cap and is preparing response

Dec 3 (Reuters) – Russia “will not accept” a price cap on its oil and is analyzing how to respond, the Kremlin said in comments reported on Saturday, in response to a deal by Western powers aimed at limiting a key source of funding for its war in Ukraine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow …

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The Dulles Toll Road has another name.  Here's the story behind it.

The Dulles Toll Road has another name. Here’s the story behind it.

Comment on this story How A recent Metro story on the Dulles Toll Road featured an image of a Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority-issued table summarizing the new toll rates. The table refers to the “Dulles Toll Road (also known as the Omer L. Hirst-Adelard L. Brault Expressway).” This begs a few questions: Who were Hirst …

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What China's zero-COVID troubles mean for global economic growth

What China’s zero-COVID troubles mean for global economic growth

China’s strict zero-COVID policy complicated the global economic recovery. The country has tried to eliminate all cases of COVID-19, but three years later, frequent lockdowns and strict quarantine guidelines have led to food shortages, delayed health care, and mental health struggles. The ongoing frustrations among citizens reached a boiling point on Nov. 24, when protests …

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