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SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Asian markets struggled for direction on Tuesday, weighed by worries over global growth following weak China data that knocked oil prices and commodity-linked currencies.

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SYDNEY (Reuters) — Asian shares were mixed on Monday after China's central bank trimmed key lending rates as a raft of economic data missed forecasts and underlined the need for more stimulus to support the world's second largest economy.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) — Wall Street closed higher on Friday as signs that inflation may have peaked in July increased investor confidence that a bull market could be under way and spurred the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq to post their fourth straight week of gains.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) — Wall Street surged on Wednesday, putting the Nasdaq more than 20% above its June low, after U.S. inflation slowed more than expected in July and raised hopes the Federal Reserve will become less aggressive on interest rates hikes.

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(Reuters) — Slowing U.S. inflation may have opened the door for the Federal Reserve to temper the pace of coming interest rate hikes, but policymakers left no doubt they will continue to tighten monetary policy until price pressures are fully broken.

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LIMA (Reuters) — Binance, the world's largest cryptocurrency exchange, is seeing a surge in clients due to rising inflation and a historically strong dollar that has depressed emerging market currencies, an executive told Reuters on Wednesday, without disclosing numbers.

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(Reuters) — U.S. worker productivity in the second quarter fell at its steepest pace on an annual basis since 1948 when the Labor Department began tracking it, while growth in unit labor costs accelerated, suggesting strong wage pressures will continue to help keep inflation elevated.

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(HANMI) — The Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands reported a 34% average occupancy rate among its 12 member hotels for July 2022, compared to the 16% average occupancy in July 2021.

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(Marianas Visitors Authority) — Arrivals to Saipan, Tinian and Rota grew 1,618% percent to 10,411 visitors in June 2022, compared to 606 visitors received in June 2021. The figure marks the first month of arrivals exceeding 10,000 visitors since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.

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(NMC) — Summit Auto Repair Shop is the latest company to sign on as a Northern Marianas College ProaPerks Partner. All card-carrying members of the NMC ProaPerks program can now receive a 10% discount on oil change, tune up, body and car repairs.

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SINGAPORE/JAKARTA (Reuters) — Global wheat consumption is headed for its biggest annual decline in decades as record inflation forces consumers and companies to use less and replace the grain with cheaper alternatives, amid growing food insecurity.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) — Twitter Inc is attempting to find evidence that Elon Musk tried to torpedo the financing of his $44 billion takeover deal for the social media company while also looking into his motivation for backing out of the deal, legal experts said.

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) — Oil prices dropped on Monday, as weak manufacturing data from China and Japan for July weighed on the outlook for demand, while investors braced for this week's meeting of officials from OPEC and other top producers on supply adjustments.

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SYDNEY (Reuters) — Asian shares were sluggish on Monday as disappointing Chinese economic data fed doubts Wall Street's rally could be sustained, while the dollar continued its retreat on the yen as speculators were forced out of suddenly unprofitable short positions.

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TOKYO (Reuters) — Asia's factories struggled for momentum in July as China's strict Covid restrictions and flagging global demand slowed production, although early signs red-hot inflation may be peaking provided some optimism for firms squeezed by prices.

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(Reuters) — Meta Platforms Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg told staffers the world's biggest social media company had planned for growth too optimistically, mistakenly expecting that a bump in usage and revenue growth during Covid-19 lockdowns would be sustained.

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(Press Release) — The monthly general membership meeting of the Saipan Chamber of Commerce will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  at the Kensington  Hotel, Queens Hall.

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NEW YORK (U.N. News Center/Pacnews) — Still reeling from the Covid pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the global economy is facing an increasingly murky and uncertain outlook, according to the latest report released on Tuesday by the International Monetary Fund.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) — With the Federal Reserve expected to hike its key interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point on Wednesday to battle high inflation, focus will shift to how deeply signs of an economic slowdown have registered with its policymakers.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) — As investors await another jumbo-sized rate increase from the Federal Reserve, they are taking the temperature of a weeks-long U.S. stock market rally that followed a vicious first-half selloff.

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LONDON (Reuters) — Russia's cut in supplies through its main gas pipeline to Germany will leave countries unable to meet goals to refill storage and Europe's biggest economy faced with rationing industry to keep its citizens warm during the winter months.

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HONG KONG (Reuters) — Asian shares wobbled on Tuesday and bonds were firm as a profit warning from Walmart put consumption and company earnings under a cloud ahead of what is likely to be another sharp U.S. interest rate hike.