Austria announces national lockdown as Covid cases surge

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Austrian police officers check a man's identity and vaccination certificate during a control in Voesendorf, district Moedling, Austria, on November 16, 2021. Hans Punz | AFP | Getty Images Austria will enter a fourth national lockdown on Monday as Covid-19 cases continue to surge. The country's unvaccinated are already barred from leaving their homes for non-essential purposes. Chancellor...

Over $10 billion lost to ‘DeFi’ scams and thefts in 2021

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An illustration showing physical bitcoins alongside binary code displayed on a laptop. Jakub Porzycki | NurPhoto via Getty Images LONDON — Investors have lost billions of dollars to criminals targeting so-called "decentralized finance" platforms this year. According to a report from London-based firm Elliptic, more than $10 billion worth of user funds has been stolen in cases...

JPMorgan on semiconductor shortage and outlook for 2022, 2023

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SK Hynix's DRAM memory chips are arranged for a photograph at the company's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, on Jan. 28, 2013. Jean Chung | Bloomberg | Getty Images The global chip shortage is set to drag on till 2022 — but the situation could improve from mid-year onwards as more supplies become available, a top...

COP26 had big ambitions; here’s why it fell short

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COP26 was billed as the last, best chance to save the planet. So what happened inside the conference center, and will it really solve our climate emergency? "I apologize for the way this process has unfolded, and I am deeply sorry." Speaking after the Glasgow Climate Pact had been agreed by nearly 200 countries, Alok Sharma, the...

India’s billion-dollar Mensa Brands is already profitable, says founder

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Indian start-up Mensa Brands has catapulted to billion-dollar unicorn status in just six months and, in a more rarified feat, is already profitable, its founder told CNBC. The direct-to-consumer brand aggregator this week became the fastest company in India's history to hit the coveted threshold after closing its $135 million Series B funding round at...

Top pressure washer brands for car washing

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We all know how important it is to keep our cars clean. But sometimes, it can be tough to get all the dirt and grime off - especially if you don't have a car wash pressure washer. But with so many brands and models to choose from, it can be tough to know which one...

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