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India freezes assets of Binance-linked WazirX

Representations of cryptocurrencies in this illustration taken, January 24, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MUMBAI, Aug 5 (Reuters) – India’s financial crime-fighting agency said on Friday it had frozen the assets of WazirX, linked to the world’s largest digital currency exchange Binance, as part of its investigation …

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U.S. labor market defies recession fears as job growth surges in July

Nonfarm payrolls increase 528,000 in July Unemployment rate falls to 3.5% from 3.6% in June Average hourly earnings rise 0.5%; up 5.2% year-on-year Participation rate falls to 62.1% from 62.2% in June WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – U.S. job growth unexpectedly accelerated in July, lifting the level of employment above its pre-pandemic level and pouring …

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EXCLUSIVE Tencent seeks bigger stake in ‘Assassin’s Creed’ maker Ubisoft -sources

HONG KONG, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) plans to raise its stake in French video game group Ubisoft Entertainment SA (UBIP.PA) as the Chinese gaming giant pivots to the global gaming market, four sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. China’s largest social network and gaming firm, which bought a …

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Fed officials beat inflation drum; 50-basis-point rate hike ‘reasonable’ next month

Aug 3 (Reuters) – Federal Reserve officials voiced their determination again on Wednesday to rein in high inflation, although one noted a half-percentage-point hike in the U.S. central bank’s key interest rate next month might be enough to march toward that goal. “I start from the idea that 50 (basis points) would be a reasonable …

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Stephen King going to bat for U.S. gov’t in case against book publishing mega-merger

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal judge on Monday to block a $2.2 billion merger of two of the “Big Five” book publishers, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, in a trial that is expected to feature testimony from horror writer Stephen King. “It’s real money for real …

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China’s Alibaba strives to keep New York listing amid audit dispute

The logo Alibaba Group for is seen on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., Aug. 3, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 1 (Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (9988.HK) on Monday said it would work to maintain …

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Chinese rocket falls to Earth, NASA says Beijing did not share information

A Long March-5B Y3 rocket, carrying the Wentian lab module for China’s space station under construction, takes off from Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in Hainan province, China July 24, 2022. China Daily via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – A Chinese rocket fell back to …

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JetBlue, Spirit near takeover deal that could come on Thursday-source

July 28 (Reuters) – JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O) is nearing a deal to buy Spirit Airlines (SAVE.N) that could be announced as soon as Thursday, a source familiar with the matter said, after Spirit canceled its $2.7 billion sale to Frontier Group Holdings (ULCC.O). The latest developments mark a victory for JetBlue in its months-long …

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