‘Squid Game’ cryptocurrency plummets after huge rally in apparent scam

The price of a new cryptocurrency inspired by the hit Netflix series “Squid Game” has collapsed in value in an apparent scam after skyrocketing more than 300,000 percent in its first week of trading. As of 11:30 a.m. ET, the value of the Squid Game coin had collapsed 99.99 percent to a paltry $0.026 per coin, down … Read more

US manufacturing growth slows in October to 60.8% reading

WASHINGTON – U.S. manufacturing growth slowed in October amid growing headaches from supply chain bottlenecks and labor shortages. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Monday that its index of manufacturing activity dipped slightly to a reading of 60.8% in October, 0.3 percentage-points below September’s 61.1%. Any reading above 50 … Read more

Shanghai Disneyland tests 33K, closes 2 days over 1 contact

Fireworks boomed as visitors at Shanghai Disneyland waited for COVID-19 test results, surrounded by health care workers dressed from head to toe in white protective suits By HUIZHONG WU Associated Press November 1, 2021, 10:10 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article TAIPEI, Taiwan — Fireworks boomed as visitors at … Read more

Southwest investigates pilot who used ‘Brandon’ phrase

Southwest Airlines says it is conducting an internal investigation after one of its pilot used a phrase on the plane’s public address system that has become a stand-in for insulting President Joe Biden By AAMER MADHANI Associated Press November 1, 2021, 1:36 AM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article WASHINGTON … Read more

Mount Prospect beats state deadline for push tax on video gambling

In a move to beat a deadline set by Springfield, Mount Prospect trustees voted Sunday to preserve their right to charge a penny-per-push tax on video gambling. Their vote Sunday came during one of several hastily called municipal meetings across the suburbs this weekend as officials rushed to act before the taxes are banned by … Read more

Will Edward win? What to expect when the Rogers feud heads to court on Monday

Can a controlling shareholder remake a company’s board with the stroke of a pen? That will be the central question before a judge on Monday as lawyers for Edward Rogers seek a court’s blessing for his recent decision to remove five directors from the board of Rogers Communications Inc. and replace them with nominees of … Read more

G-20 make mild pledges on climate neutrality, coal financing

ROME – Leaders of the world’s biggest economies agreed Sunday to stop funding coal-fired power plants in poor countries and made a vague commitment to seek carbon neutrality “by or around mid-century” as they wrapped up a Rome summit before the much larger United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland. While Italian Prime Minister Mario … Read more

The Latest: France’s Macron praises G-20 progress on climate

The Latest on the Group of 20 summit in Rome: ROME — French President Emmanuel Macron called the Group of 20 summit in Rome “a success” that delivered results, especially on climate change issues, “despite many division” between nations. Macron said the two-day summit provided an opportunity “to revive convergence” among the world’s largest economies … Read more

Man with knife injures 17 people on Tokyo train, starts fire

Police and witnesses in Japan say a man brandishing a knife on a Tokyo commuter train car has stabbed several passengers before setting a fire, which sent people scrambling to escape and jumping from windows By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press October 31, 2021, 3:37 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this … Read more