US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lands in Taiwan amid threats of Chinese retaliation

(CNN.com) (CNN)US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taipei on Tuesday, marking a significant show of support for Taiwan despite China’s threats of retaliation over the visit. Pelosi’s stop in Taipei is the first time that a US House speaker has visited Taiwan in 25 years. Her trip comes at a low point in US-China relations and despite warnings from the Biden administration against a stop in … Continue reading US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lands in Taiwan amid threats of Chinese retaliation

Amazon pauses 18 warehouses in a 12 states, bringing total site closures to over 40

(USAToday.com) After expanding its fulfillment network during the pandemic, Amazon has delayed or canceled the launch of over a dozen warehouses across the country, a company spokesperson confirmed. Amazon’s distribution center in Cocoa, Florida, won’t operate until at least some time next year, Florida Today, a USA TODAY Network site, reported this week. Earlier this month, the freight industry trade publication FreightWaves reported that Amazon … Continue reading Amazon pauses 18 warehouses in a 12 states, bringing total site closures to over 40

New York becomes second major US city to declare health emergency over monkeypox

(CNN.com) (CNN)New York City officials declared monkeypox a public health emergency Saturday, saying the city is the epicenter of the state’s outbreak and the move will boost measures to help slow the spread of the disease. “We estimate that approximately 150,000 New Yorkers may currently be at risk for monkeypox exposure,” Mayor Eric Adams and Dr. Ashwin Vasan, commissioner of the city’s health and mental hygiene department, … Continue reading New York becomes second major US city to declare health emergency over monkeypox

Hunter Biden’s biz partner called Joe Biden ‘the Big Guy’ in panicked message after Post’s laptop story

One of Hunter Biden’s former business partners referred to Joe Biden as “the Big Guy” in a panicked message the same day The Post broke news of the infamous laptop from hell left behind by the president’s son, The Post has learned. James Gilliar, a former British special forces officer with ties to UK intelligence services, discussed The Post’s exclusive report with an unnamed person on Oct. … Continue reading Hunter Biden’s biz partner called Joe Biden ‘the Big Guy’ in panicked message after Post’s laptop story

Inside the stunning $1 trillion mirrored ‘landscraper’ of Saudi Arabia

You thought Dubai — the city home to the world’s tallest building and the world’s largest mall — was the Middle East’s most over-the-top metropolis. Saudi Arabia seems to be giving it a run for its money, with dazzling new renderings that show the interior of the kingdom’s proposed 75-mile-long, and mirror-wrapped, ‘landscraper’ city — whose images look straight out of a science fiction film. … Continue reading Inside the stunning $1 trillion mirrored ‘landscraper’ of Saudi Arabia

US home prices to plunge ‘substantially’ on ‘cratering’ demand: economist

US home prices are on the cusp of a major correction due to “cratering” demand among cash-strapped buyers, a prominent economist warned in a note to clients on Tuesday. Ian Shepherdson, a chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, noted that single-family home listings have surged by 40% in the last four months even as unit sales plummet due to sky-high prices and rising mortgage rates. Given … Continue reading US home prices to plunge ‘substantially’ on ‘cratering’ demand: economist