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Meta takes on the US antitrust agency over the future of virtual reality

Meta takes on the US antitrust agency over the future of virtual reality

SAN JOSE, Calif./WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Thursday accused Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) of trying to buy its way to dominance in the metaverse, launching a high-profile lawsuit to try to stop parent Facebook from buying virtual reality app developer Within Inc. The FTC filed a lawsuit in July to end …

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The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq chain losses following the rise in unemployment insurance claims

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq chain losses following the rise in unemployment insurance claims

Weekly jobless claims rise in line with estimates Moderna and Pfizer in place as FDA clears updated COVID boosters Exxon climbs after strengthening its buyback program Indices up: Dow 0.55%, S&P 0.75%, Nasdaq 1.13% Dec 8 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 (.SPX) ended higher on Thursday, ending a five-game losing streak as investors interpreted data …

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US labor market shrugs off recession fears;  keeps the Fed on a tightening path

US labor market remains tight despite continued claims hitting 10-month high

Weekly jobless claims rise by 4,000 to 230,000 Continuing claims rise by 62,000 to 1.671 million WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased moderately last week, indicating a still tight and strong labor market despite growing fears of a recession as the Reserve federal government is …

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Bankman-Fried and Ellison seek attorneys as FTX probes escalate

Bankman-Fried and Ellison seek attorneys as FTX probes escalate

NEW YORK, Dec 6 (Reuters) – FTX founder and former chief executive Sam Bankman-Fried and Caroline Ellison, head of his now-defunct trading subsidiary, called in defense attorneys as authorities Americans are investigating the collapse of the crypto exchange, according to a Bankman-Fried spokesperson and a source familiar with Ellison’s selection. Bankman-Fried has retained Mark S. …

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S&P posts fourth straight decline as recession talk weighs on Wall Street

S&P posts fourth straight decline as recession talk weighs on Wall Street

Meta stumbles upon EU concern report over targeted ads Energy stocks fall as crude trades at lowest level since January Indices down: Dow 1.03%, S&P 1.44%, Nasdaq 2% Dec 6 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended lower on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 extending its losing streak to four sessions, as jittery investors worried about Federal …

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US labor market shrugs off recession fears;  keeps the Fed on a tightening path

US labor market shrugs off recession fears; keeps the Fed on a tightening path

Non-farm payrolls increase by 263,000 in November Unemployment rate stable at 3.7%; turnout drops The average hourly wage increases by 0.6%; up 5.1% year-on-year WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – U.S. employers hired more workers than expected in November and raised wages, ignoring growing fears of a recession, but that is unlikely to stop the Federal …

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Musk delivers first Tesla truck, but no updates on production, pricing

Musk delivers first Tesla truck, but no updates on production, pricing

Tesla ships first Semi to PepsiCo five years after unveiling it No details on electric truck controls or capacity Semi uses existing Tesla motors to come up with a new Supercharger Dec 1 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) chief executive Elon Musk delivered the company’s first heavy-duty to PepsiCo (PEP.O) on Thursday without offering an …

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Elon Musk expects Neuralink brain chip to begin human trials in 6 months

Elon Musk expects Neuralink brain chip to begin human trials in 6 months

November 30 (Reuters) – Elon Musk said on Wednesday he expected a wireless brain chip developed by his company Neuralink to begin human clinical trials in six months, after the company missed the deadlines he had set. The company is developing brain chip interfaces that it says could help disabled patients move and communicate again, …

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Sam Bankman-Fried says he 'never tried to commit fraud'

Sam Bankman-Fried says he ‘never tried to commit fraud’

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Sam Bankman-Fried, founder and former CEO of now bankrupt crypto exchange FTX, tried to distance himself from suggestions of fraud in his first public appearance since the collapse of his business. losses totaling billions of dollars. Speaking via video link at The New York Times Dealbook Summit with Andrew …

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Crypto lender BlockFi files for bankruptcy as FTX ripple effect spreads

Crypto lender BlockFi files for bankruptcy as FTX ripple effect spreads

Filing follows weeks after FTX collapse FTX listed as BlockFi’s #2 creditor Bitcoin down over 70% from 2021 peak Nov 28 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency lender BlockFi has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it said on Monday, the latest crypto casualty after the exchange’s dramatic collapse FTX earlier this month. The New Jersey court filing comes …

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