China’s economy skids as shutdowns hit factories and retailers

April industrial production unexpectedly falls year-on-year April retail sales fall faster than expected National unemployment rate at highest since February 2020 Fixed asset investment growth slower than f’cast BEIJING, May 16 (Reuters) – Retail and factory activity in China fell sharply in April as sweeping COVID-19 lockdown measures confined workers and consumers to their homes … Read more

Travel to the UK: some of the best new hotels and restaurants to visit in London

The NoMad in London’s West End has a lush restaurant atrium designed to feel like a greenhouse. Photo / Simon Upton From boutique boltholes to boutique dining rooms, some truly delicious places have recently opened in the UK capital, writes Amira Hashish London is well and truly back in action with a sparkling selection of … Read more

Outdoor recreation industry gearing up for summer surge |

CLARKSBURG — As warmer weather gradually becomes more common with summer approaching, West Virginia’s outdoor recreation industry is getting ready for summer. Among the long list of outdoor activities that are available in the state, one of the most sought after is whitewater rafting. Cheat River Outfitters in Albright is a whitewater rafting company that … Read more

BohoBlu stylists pick spring and summer outfits for team

BohoBlu stylists pick spring and summer outfits for Local Vibe team Updated: 10:24 AM EDT May 9, 2022 Hide Transcript Show Transcript AUDREY: THANK YOU SO MH,UC BRIAN. WE’RE READY TO WELCOME OUR NEXT LIVE GUEST. THE WARMER MONTHS ARE HERE AND IT MEANS IT’S TIME TO REFRESH OUR CLOSETS. CHRISTINA: CAN YOU DO IT … Read more

Europe turns into cocaine hub as multi-billion euro market grows, says EU

A worker pushes a trolley containing cocaine before the incineration of more than nine tons of cocaine seized in different operations, according to the Ecuadorian Interior Ministry, at a warehouse in an undisclosed location in Ecuador on April 21 2022. REUTERS/Karen Toro/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register The European cocaine … Read more

Bird flu quarantines organic chickens from Pennsylvania to France

CHICAGO/PARIS, May 2 (Reuters) – Organic and free-range chickens have been confined. Laying hens that normally have access to the outdoors can no longer roam as freely or feel the sun on their beaks, as some US and European farmers temporarily keep their flocks indoors during deadly bird flu outbreaks, according to the egg producers … Read more

China signals easing tech pressure in bid to revive economy

People wearing face masks walk past a street amid snowfall, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a shopping area in Beijing, China March 17, 2022. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING/HONG KONG, April 29 (Reuters) – China on Friday signaled an easing of its crackdown on … Read more

Launch into space? Not so fast. Insurers balk at new coverage

September 1 (Reuters) – An ever-growing amount of space debris threatens satellites hovering around Earth, making insurers reluctant to offer cover to devices that transmit text, maps, video and scientific data , said industry sources. Thousands of new satellites are being launched into areas where orbital trash has been piling up since the first space … Read more

Nasdaq ends sharply higher after Twitter agrees to takeover by Musk

Wall Street fear gauge at highest since mid-March Twitter surges after Elon Musk takeover deal Beijing threatened with lockdown, cyclicals lead declines Indices: Dow +0.70%, S&P 500 +0.57%, Nasdaq +1.29% April 25 (Reuters) – Wall Street rose on Monday, with the Nasdaq ending sharply higher after Twitter agreed to be taken over by billionaire Elon … Read more

Wall St ends lower as investors await further earnings hints

Bank of America boosts the S&P 500 Twitter wins after adopting ‘poison pill’ Didi to meet on US delisting plans, stocks fall Indices down: Dow 0.11%, S&P 0.02%, Nasdaq 0.14% April 18 (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed lower on Monday after a session in which all three benchmarks slid between positive and negative territory as … Read more