This Is the Worst County to Live In

There are over 3,000 counties in America. Many are microcosms of how the very rich and very poor live. Others are examples of places where natural resources are abundant. Some counties are as small as a few square miles. Others are huge, like some of those in Wyoming. Some are parts of cities that have dense populations. Others, particularly in […]

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Consumer inflation hits a 20-year high in Denver area

Consumer inflation in metro Denver has reached its highest levels since 2001, when the dot-com boom pushed up prices and wages across the economy. Measured on an annual basis, the Consumer Price Index for Denver-Aurora-Lakewood rose 4.5% in September, up from a 3.5% annual pace in July and the highest reading since the 4.7% increase recorded in 2001, according to […]

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China export growth unexpectedly picks up despite power crunch

BEIJING (REUTERS) – China’s export growth unexpectedly accelerated in September, as still solid global demand offset some of the pressures on factories from power shortages, supply bottlenecks and a resurgence of domestic Covid-19 cases. The world’s second-largest economy has staged an impressive rebound from the pandemic but there are signs the recovery is losing steam. Problems including falling factory activity, persistently […]

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Cyclone closes Yantian port, among world's busiest, threatening more supply chain disruption

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) – The number of vessels waiting to enter one of the world’s busiest ports has jumped to the most since August, threatening to further snarl global supply chains strained by a surge in consumer demand for everything from cars to computers. China’s Yantian port in Shenzhen suspended pickup and drop-off of containers as tropical cyclone Kompasu approached the […]

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Hong Kong risks global status as Singapore opens up to world

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) – The divide between Asia’s two main financial hubs in handling the pandemic is growing ever wider, with one opening up to global travel and the other maintaining one of the world’s harshest quarantine policies. In Singapore, officials are taking steps to reconnect with the global economy even as the government faces pressure to favor locals over […]

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