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US Forest Service partially closes Peaks Crag climbing site

The United States Forest Service has announced a partial closure of the Peaks Crag climbing area in the Coconino National Forest in Flagstaff from March 15 to August 15, 2022, although the closure may end sooner if young falcons fly away. The partial closure is to protect a peregrine falcon nest by limiting climbing and […]

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WestJet announces return to near pre-pandemic service levels

Expect to see more WestJet aircraft arriving and departing from Winnipeg. The Calgary-based airline is preparing to resume service levels close to pre-pandemic levels, WestJet said Monday. Flights to Winnipeg are expected to reach 91 per cent of 2019 activity this summer, according to chief commercial officer John Weatherill. Scheduled services will reach 84% of […]

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Child Protective Services Workers Pay Raise in Danger | WDVM25 and DCW50

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) — A plan to give state employees who care for foster families a big pay raise is in serious trouble. The West Virginia Legislature has dealt with various foster care reforms over the past three years, but a pay raise bill this year has stalled. Earlier this session, the House of Delegates […]

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Kent Police played key role in man’s 25-year sentence for sex crimes

Four Kent Police detectives investigated a sex crime case that resulted in the conviction of a 38-year-old SeaTac man to 25 years in prison for federal crimes related to child sex abuse. Brandan L. Wilkins, also faces three counts of child rape in King County Superior Court for alleged child abuse that allegedly began when […]

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Northeastern Ontario health units fear provincial funding cuts after pandemic

Some municipal taxpayers in northeastern Ontario are paying significantly more this year for public health units. And they could pay even more in years to come if the province doesn’t maintain COVID funding after the pandemic ends. Algoma Public Health is receiving an additional $470,000 from cities and towns in the district, an increase in […]

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SmarTone Telecommunications: Core Business Remains Resilient with Services Revenue Growth of 3% Despite Continuing Pandemic Challenge

SmarTone Core Business Remains Resilient with Services Revenue Growth of 3% despite the persistent challenge of the pandemic Reported profit attributable to shareholders was $251 million, down 6% from $267 million in the first half of FY21 The core business remained resilient; service revenue increased by 3% […]

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route revealed – Gloucestershire News Service

The proposed route of a 26-mile ‘cycling backbone’ through Gloucestershire was revealed today (Feb 21). Stretching from Stroud to Bishop’s Cleeve, the map shows how the route would pass through Gloucester and Cheltenham, creating a major network of cycle and walking routes across the county. Funding has already been committed to link Gloucester city center […]

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DeHorizon Announces Strategic Funding Round Led by Griffin Gaming Partners

DeHorizon, a metaverse gaming ecosystem, recently announced its strategy round led by Griffin Gaming Partners and Circle Ventures. The latest strategic funding round follows its $8.5 million pre-Series A funding round in October 2021, which was led by Sfermion, Dragonfly Capital and Everest Ventures Group. “We are thrilled to have been elected to DeHorizon DAO […]

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Onehouse wins $8 million in funding for Apache Hudi managed service • The Register

Tiny California startup Onehouse has won $8 million in seed funding with which it hopes to grow a business worthy of taking on the data engineering giants. In a move parallel to that driven by Snowflake, a multibillion-dollar cloud data warehouse, the company founded out of an Uber engineering project offers data lake technologies as […]

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Q1 2022 Asset Allocation Committee Outlook: Raise Rates and Carry On

This document is provided for informational purposes only and nothing in this document constitutes investment, legal, accounting or tax advice, or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any security. This document is of a general nature and is not addressed to any category of investors and should not be considered as individualized, a recommendation, […]

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The US Federal Reserve will raise rates faster and faster

The global wave of omicron will only exacerbate the supply-side bottlenecks that analysts hoped to dissipate in 2022 and dampen wage growth and inflation that are forcing central banks to withdraw the extreme monetary stimulus that were put in place during the pandemic. The Fed is expected to rise in January We previously argued that […]

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Fed plan to raise rates worries Wall Street and real estate – Orange County Register

By STAN CHOE NEW YORK (AP) — The tremor hitting Wall Street is not just due to the slowdown in the Federal Reserve’s money printer that is supporting markets, but that it could soon reverse. With inflation high and the economy strengthening, the Fed has warned investors that the ultra-easy conditions it has created for […]

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Rising Oil Prices and Service Sector to Grow Nigeria’s Economy 2.5% in 2022 – Report

Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC) reject new federal excise tax of N 10 per liter on all soft, carbonated and sugary drinks . Excise duty is a tax imposed on the manufacture, sale or consumption of certain selected products such as alcoholic beverages, tobacco and petroleum products. it […]

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Wall St Week Ahead-With Fed Expected To Raise Rates This Year, Could Weigh On Tech And Growth Stocks

Investors are recalibrating their portfolios to take into account a more hawkish Federal Reserve, a sign that the central bank is ready to step up in its fight against inflation. Investors are recalibrating their portfolios to account for a more hawkish Federal Reserve as signs the central bank is ready to step up in its […]

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Bank of Canada unlikely to hike rates through March, despite surging yields: BMO

Canadian bond yields are skyrocketing, but the central bank should not raise rates. At least not yet, according to an analysis by BMO Capital Markets. Government of Canada (GC) bond yields hit a multi-year high for annual growth in 2021. This means growing market expectations for the near-term overnight rate hike. Despite the surge in […]

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The Federal Reserve will cut stimulus faster – and likely raise rates faster, too

The Federal Reserve will step up the pace at which it withdraws support from the economy as inflation rises, and it plans to hike interest rates three times next year. In a sharp policy shift, the Fed said on Wednesday it would cut its monthly bond purchases twice as fast as it previously announced, likely […]

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HDFC and Bajaj Finance raise rates on long-term deposits ahead of RBI meeting

In a move that could provide savers some breathing space, two of the largest non-bank lenders, HDFC Ltd and Bajaj Finance, have raised their long-term deposit rates ahead of the Reserve Bank of India’s monetary policy meeting (RBI ), as a sign that the rate cycle may be turning. India’s largest mortgage lender HDFC Ltd […]

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Two-Sentence Takeaway: What All 30 Teams Should Be Thankful For

Stephen Curry and the NBA-leading Warriors have much to be grateful for. It’s the season to be grateful, and in the spirit of the moment, it’s fitting to bring out the good in all 30 NBA teams. Yes, some might need binoculars to spot their silver linings, while other teams are more obvious with their […]

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When will the United States raise rates?

SIMON BROWN: Chat now with Viv Govender from Rand Swiss. Viv appreciates the early morning hours. the [US Federal Reserve’s James Bullard (president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis). The Fed folks are always talking and engaging. But yesterday he was giving a speech and he got quite hawkish on us. […]

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Hochul says infrastructure bill will prevent MTA fare hike and service cuts

Heading to Washington on Monday to see President Joe Biden sign a federal infrastructure bill, New York Governor Kathy Hochul had good news for New York City commuters. The funding the state expects to get from the $1.2 trillion spending package should be enough to keep the state from raising fares for Metropolitan Transportation Authority […]

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Hochul Says Infrastructure Bill Will Prevent MTA Tariff Rise and Service Reductions | New York

(The Center Square) – On her way to Washington on Monday to watch President Joe Biden sign a federal infrastructure bill, New York Governor Kathy Hochul has had good news for New York City commuters. The funding the state expects to get from the $ 1.2 trillion spending envelope should be enough to prevent the […]

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Bank of England will be first major bank to raise rates, likely in December – economists: Reuters poll

People walk past the Bank of England during the morning rush hour amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in London, Britain July 29, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Charts from a Reuters poll on the UK economy and the Bank of England’s policy outlook: LONDON, Nov 12 […]

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Mortgage recap: Will the Bank of Canada raise rates before the Fed?

As soon as the Bank of Canada thinks it is losing the battle against inflation, it will raise interest rates, regardless of whether the US Federal Reserve is willing to do the same. That’s when we’ll begin the march toward judgment day, when we’ll know whether variable or fixed rate mortgagers made the right choice. […]

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FOMC: Time to cut bond purchases, not raise rates

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve said on Wednesday it would start cutting its monthly bond purchases in November with plans to end it in 2022, but remained confident that high inflation would prove “transient “and would probably not require a rapid rise in interest rates. However, the U.S. central bank said global supply […]

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Synergy North changes could increase rates, but reduce municipal taxes

Proposed amendments for 2024 would require Synergy North to pay interest annually on the debt note to the City of Thunder Bay. THUNDER BAY — A proposed change to Synergy North’s pricing model would result in slightly higher electricity costs, but could be offset by municipal tax savings, executives say. Moving from the current “rate […]

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Bank of Canada pledges to hike rates before cutting bond holdings

The Bank of Canada has issued guidelines for the first time on how it plans to eventually scale back monetary stimulus, saying it will raise interest rates first before reducing its holdings of government bonds. In a speech on Thursday the day after a firm decision, Governor Tiff Macklem provided details on what he called […]