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UK inflation slows to near three-year low
UK inflation slows to near three-year low

Britain's annual inflation rate slowed to a near three-year low in April as energy prices cooled further, official data showed Wednesday, easing a cost-of-living crunch before this year's general election. - Energy cap - Inflation slowed rapidly last month after energy regulator Ofgem lowered the price cap on energy bills for most UK households to the lowest level for more than two years.

Asian markets track Wall St record ahead of Nvidia results, Fed minutes
Asian markets track Wall St record ahead of Nvidia results, Fed minutes

Asian investors fought Wednesday to revive a recent rally across markets as they turned their focus on the release later in the day of earnings from US tech darling Nvidia. After the previous day's retreat, most Asian markets rose Wednesday, with Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sydney, Seoul, Wellington, Taipei and Jakarta all in positive territory.

Nasdaq edges to fresh record ahead of Nvidia results
Nasdaq edges to fresh record ahead of Nvidia results

The Nasdaq climbed to a fresh record Tuesday following a choppy session after a smattering of mixed earnings and muted Federal Reserve commentary. The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index finished at 16,832.62, up 0.2 percent for the day and a record for the second straight session.

Istanbul's century-old streetcar gets a makeover
Istanbul's century-old streetcar gets a makeover

Istanbul's emblematic red and white trams, built over 100 years ago and loved by both locals and tourists, are about to give way to a more modern streetcar. Not all locals, however, feel the same about the new streetcars.

Natural disasters hit 1 in 5 US adults' finances in 2023: Fed
Natural disasters hit 1 in 5 US adults' finances in 2023: Fed

Almost 20 percent of adults in the United States were financially impacted by natural disasters last year, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday, marking a nearly 50-percent rise from 2022. This was up sharply from 13 percent in 2022, with some of the biggest changes seen in the West of the country, where the percentage of people noting a financial impact from natural disasters almost doubled.

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