U.S. stock options traders see smooth sailing as Fed taper looms

By Reuters

Options traders are showing little fear that U.S stocks will turn volatile in coming weeks, even as the Federal Reserve appears set to announce an unwind of the easy money policies that helped equities double from last year’s lows. The Cboe Volatility Index, known as Wall Street’s fear gauge, recently stood at 15.52 after closing at a post-pandemic low of 15.01 on Thursday. The Fed has suggested it will likely announce a taper at the conclusion of its next policy meeting on Nov 3.

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What is a prop gun and how can it kill someone? How the Alec Baldwin tragedy was possible

By USA TODAY

An incident with a prop gun discharged by Alec Baldwin killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza. What is a prop gun?

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The Cookware Line We're All Obsessed With Just Launched the Prettiest Bakeware—And It's Selling Like Hot Cakes

By Southern Living

Holiday baking never looked so good.

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Amalgamated Bank Names Ivan Frishberg Chief Sustainability Officer

By GlobeNewswire

NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Amalgamated Bank (“Amalgamated”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amalgamated Financial (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: AMAL) today announced that Ivan Frishberg has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, and will be part of Bank Leadership effective October 22, 2021. “Ivan was instrumental in building our early sustainability framework and I am eager to partner with such an impassioned expert to develop innovative solutions that expa

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Red Cross warns aid groups not enough to stave off Afghan humanitarian crisis

By Reuters

The Red Cross on Friday urged the international community to engage with Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers, saying that aid groups on their own would be unable to stave off a humanitarian crisis. Afghanistan has been plunged into crisis by the abrupt end of billions of dollars in foreign assistance following the collapse of the Western-backed government and return to power by the Taliban in August. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has since increased its efforts in the country while other organisations were also stepping up, Director General Robert Mardini said.

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Five UK police officers to face misconduct hearings linked to Everard case

By Reuters

Five police officers will face misconduct proceedings, Britain's police watchdog said on Friday, following two investigations into social media messages linked to the case of a fellow officer who abducted, raped and murdered a woman. Wayne Couzens was jailed for life last month after using his position as a serving officer to abduct marketing executive Sarah Everard on a London street in March before raping and murdering her in a case that shocked Britain and stirred protests over violence against women. One of the Independent Office for Police Conduct's (IOPC) investigations involved allegations that a probationary officer had used WhatsApp to share what was described as a highly offensive and inappropriate graphic, depicting violence against women, with colleagues.

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Belgium enters fourth COVID-19 infection wave as cases jump

By Reuters

Belgium's daily COVID-19 cases have jumped to the highest level in almost a year, prompting health experts to say that a fourth wave of infections has begun. Data from the Sciensano health institute showed on Friday that the country registered nearly 6,500 new cases on Oct. 18. The country of 11 million, home to the headquarters of the European Union and NATO, has had one of the world's highest per capita COVID-19 mortality rates and is among a number of European nations seeing a jump in cases as winter arrives.

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10 Stocks to Buy Under $15 According to Travis Cocke’s Voss Capital

By Insider Monkey

In this article, we will take a look at the 10 stocks to buy under $15 according to Travis Cocke’s Voss Capital. You can skip our detailed analysis of Travis Cocke’s history, investment philosophy, and hedge fund performance, and go directly to the 5 Stocks to Buy Under $15 According to Travis Cocke’s Voss Capital. […]

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Global Asthma Therapeutics Market (2021 to 2026) – Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecasts

By GlobeNewswire

Dublin, Oct. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Asthma Therapeutics Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global asthma therapeutics market reached a value of US$ 17.6 Billion in 2020. Looking forward, the market is expected to reach a value of US$ 19.13 Billion by 2026, expanding at a CAGR of 1.60% during 2021-2026. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, the analyst is conti

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Trump’s Social-Media SPAC Extends Surge: What to Watch When the Stock Market Opens Today

By The Wall Street Journal

Donald Trump’s social-media SPAC was extending its surge premarket; Snap shares plunged after its earnings report.

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