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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. trade deficit in goods surged in September as exports tumbled, suggesting trade probably weighed on economic growth again in the third quarter.

The goods trade deficit increased 9.2% to $96.3 billion, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday. Goods exports dropped 4.7%, while imports gained 0.5%.

The report, which was published ahead of Thursday’s advance third-quarter gross domestic product data, also showed wholesale inventories increased 1.1%

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By Devik Jain and Shashank Nayar

(Reuters) -U.S. stock indexes were set to open higher on Monday as investors geared up for earnings reports from heavyweight technology companies this week, while PayPal (NASDAQ:) jumped after saying it was not interested in buying Pinterest (NYSE:).

PayPal Inc rose 4.6% after the payments company scrapped its plans to buy the digital pinboard site Pinterest Inc for as much as $45 billion.

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Online communities, those that share a common interest on the internet, can range from social networks, grassroots organizations and customer communities. We, as a society, are naturally communal, so it makes sense to engage in ideas and interests with others online. Whether we build relationships with people directly or indirectly, communities are built. However, how we do so differs.

In 2006, web expert Jakob Nielsen proposed a 90-9-1 rule based on participation inequality in social media and online communities. According to Nielsen, in most online communities, 90% of users are lurkers, i.e., those who observe, but don’t contribute, nine percent

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A couple watch a television report broadcasting the launch of South Korea’s space rocket Korea Space Launch Vehicle-1 (KSLV-1) or Naro at Naro Space Centre in Goheung, about 485 km (301 miles) south of Seoul, at a train station in Seoul Januar


By Josh Smith

GOHEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – South Korea’s first domestically built space rocket blasted off on Thursday, but failed to fully place a dummy satellite into orbit, delivering mixed results for a test launch that represents a major leap for the country’s ambitious space plans.

The three-stage KSLV-II Nuri rocket,

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes part in media interviews during the annual Conservative Party conference, in Manchester, Britain, October 5, 2021. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo


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By William James

LONDON (Reuters) -British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced nearly 10 billion pounds ($13.72 billion) of private investment in green projects on Tuesday and courted the “trillions of the markets” in a speech to the world’s top financiers and executives.

The government’s Global Investment Summit in London marks post-Brexit Britain’s biggest push to woo investors, even leveraging the soft power

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CryptoPunk #6046 Owner Refuses to Sell His NFT For $9.5M

  • Co-founder Richerd Chan refuses to sell his CryptoPunk #6046 for $9.5 million.
  • If we convert, the $9.5 million is equal to 2,500 ETH.
  • Richerd emphasized that Punk #6046 is tied to his identity and online persona.

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have had a mix of positive interactions these days. While the NFT sensation is still in progress than ever before, Co-founder Richerd Chan has come out to say that he just rejected an offer of $9.5 million to sell his CryptoPunk #6046 to @poapxyz.

When we convert the $9.5 million to

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