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Stock market news live updates: Stocks end lower with Fed policy, jobs data in focus

Stock market news live updates: Stocks end lower with Fed policy, jobs data in focus

Stocks lost ground Tuesday as more earnings and economic data points rolled in and investors awaited the outcome of the Federal Reserve policy meeting. The S&P 500 (^GSPC) turned lower by about 0.4% in the day’s session, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) ticked lower by about 0.2%. The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite (^IXIC) fell …

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Apple clarifies security update policy: Only the latest OSes are fully patched

Apple clarifies security update policy: Only the latest OSes are fully patched

Enlarge / The default wallpaper for macOS 11 Big Sur. Apple Earlier this week, Apple released a document clarifying its terminology and policies around software upgrades and updates. Most of the information in the document isn’t new, but the company did provide one clarification about its update policy that it hadn’t made explicit before: Despite …

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Group shaping nutrition policy earned millions from junk food makers

Group shaping nutrition policy earned millions from junk food makers

Comment on this story Comment Few institutions have as much influence on the public’s eating habits as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which helps shape national food policy and trains thousands of dietitians who help people decide what to eat. But newly released documents show that the academy has a long history of financial …

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Mark Wu, a Harvard professor and economist, spent 2021 Senior Advisor to the United States Trade Representative under Joe Biden

Federal officials broke ethics rules with one holding $1m in Amazon stock while crafting tech policy

Government officials broke ethics rules by retaining stocks they were told to get rid of amid conflict of interest concerns. An investigation found that over 2,600 federal officials hold stock in companies that could be seen as conflict of interest with their work in Washington, across several agencies. There are supposed to be financial and …

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Japan's inflation hits 8-year high in test of BOJ's dovish policy

Japan’s inflation hits 8-year high in test of BOJ’s dovish policy

Seven core CPI rises 3.0% yr/yr, matches forecast Core consumer inflation remains above the BOJ goal for the 6th month Data underscores widening inflationary pressure BOJ seen keeping ultra-low interest rates on fragile economy TOKYO, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Japan’s core consumer inflation rate accelerated to a fresh eight-year high of 3.0% in September, challenging …

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Singapore avoids recession as economy grows in third quarter, central bank tightens policy

Singapore avoids recession as economy grows in third quarter, central bank tightens policy

Singapore’s economy grew more than expected in the third quarter compared to the same period last year, according to advance estimates released by the government on Friday. Separately, the country’s central bank tightened monetary policy for the fifth time in the past year, in line with expectations. Gross domestic product in the July-to-September quarter came …

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Study raises red flags about corporatization of health care, says OHSU investigator

Study raises red flags about corporatization of health care, says OHSU investigator

A study of private equity ownership in health care raises concerns about profits over care. (Getty Images) New research reveals private equity firms that acquire physician-owned medical practices appear to be imposing measures to squeeze out more profits. After they were acquired by private equity firms, the clinics saw more patients and billed more for …

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Some market players are starting to fear a major policy error from a central bank

Some market players are starting to fear a major policy error from a central bank

A screen displays the Fed rate announcement as a trader works (inside a post) on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, June 15, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters The US Federal Reserve last week struck a hawkish tone on combating inflation via monetary policy, but analysts are concerned about …

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Google employees frustrated after office Covid outbreaks, some call to modify vaccine policy

Google employees frustrated after office Covid outbreaks, some call to modify vaccine policy

Josh Edelson | AFP | Getty Images Google employees are receiving regular notifications from management of Covid-19 infections, causing some to question the company’s return-to-office mandates. The employees, who spoke with CNBC on the condition of anonymity, said since they have been asked to return to offices, infection notifications pop up in their email inboxes …

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