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Elon Musk joins the growing chorus fearing a US recession.  But there are stocks for that.

Elon Musk joins the growing chorus fearing a US recession. But there are stocks for that.

Look out above, the dip buyers are back in town. Stocks are soaring — for now — as Wall Street returns from a long holiday weekend, with Fed Reserve Chair Jerome Powell testifying in front of Congress this week. The buying mood comes after the S&P 500’s worst week since March 2020, including its fall …

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French elections: Macron loses absolute majority after historic gains for far right and left

French elections: Macron loses absolute majority after historic gains for far right and left

CNN — French voters have denied newly re-elected centrist President Emmanuel Macron an absolute majority in parliament, limiting his hand in a second term. Macron’s centrist alliance Together! came first in Sunday’s second round of legislative elections, securing 245 out of a total of 577, according to final results released by the French interior ministry …

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France's Macron loses parliamentary majority;  economic reform agenda at risk

France’s Macron loses parliamentary majority; economic reform agenda at risk

France’s President Emmanuel Macron lost his absolute majority in parliament. Ludovic Marine | dpa | Getty Images French President Emmanuel Macron might have been relieved after getting re-elected in April — but his second term in office just got a lot more complicated. His Together! alliance has lost its absolute parliamentary majority of five years …

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Jan.  6 committee setting its sights on Pence, Ginni Thomas

Jan. 6 committee setting its sights on Pence, Ginni Thomas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot said Sunday they may subpoena former Vice President Mike Pence and are waiting to hear from Virginia “Ginni” Thomasthe wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, about her role in the illegal plot to overturn the 2020 election. Lawmakers indicated they will release …

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Ukraine's top negotiator calls for more weapons

Ukraine’s top negotiator calls for more weapons

Ukrainian police officers document the destruction at one of Europe’s largest clothing market “Barabashovo” (more than 75 hectares) in Kharkiv on May 16, 2022, which was destroyed as aresult of shelling, amid Russian invasion of Ukraine. Sergey Bobok | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON – The Ukrainian negotiator leading the now-stalled talks with Russian officials …

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Germany Steps Up Measures to Conserve Gas as Russia Slows Supply to Europe

Germany Steps Up Measures to Conserve Gas as Russia Slows Supply to Europe

BERLIN—Germany will restart coal-fired power plants and offer incentives for companies to curb natural gas consumption, marking a new step in the economic war between Europe and Russia. Berlin unveiled the measures Sunday after Russia cut gas supplies to Europe last week as it punched back against European sanctions and military support for Ukraine. The …

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Brazil Indigenous expert was 'bigger target' in recent years

Brazil Indigenous expert was ‘bigger target’ in recent years

SAO PAULO (AP) — Before disappearing in Brazil’s Amazon rainforestBruno Pereira was laying the groundwork for a mammoth undertaking: a 350-kilometer (217-mile) trail marking the southwestern border of the Javari Valley Indigenous territory, an area the size of Portugal. The purpose of the trail is to prevent cattle farmers from encroaching on Javari territory — …

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