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A 5-year-old boy was killed after he ran out into a Queens street and was struck by a vehicle, according to police. The child was hit around 6:06 pm in front of 20-19 124th St. in Flushing near a playground, cops said. The boy “ran into the roadway” when a 2008 Honda CRV traveling southbound on 124th Street smashed into him, police said. He suffered injuries to his head and was taken to Jacobi hospital…

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Stay informed with free updatesSimply sign up to the Global Economy myFT Digest — delivered directly to your inbox.Surging share prices and falling borrowing premiums are making it easier for companies to access fresh cash, as an index of US financial conditions returns to levels last seen before the Federal Reserve started raising interest rates more than two years ago.The Chicago Fed’s National Financial Conditions index — which measures how easy it is for…

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PEZINOK, Slovakia (AP) — Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico ’s condition was serious but stable Saturday as the man accused of trying to assassinate him faced his first court appearance.Two hours of surgery Friday to remove dead tissue from Fico’s multiple gunshot wounds led to a good prognosis for his recovery but he was still not well enough to travel to a hospital in the capital, Bratislava, government ministers said outside University F. D. Roosevelt Hospital in Banska Bystrica, where Fico was taken by helicopter after the shooting.“Several miracles have occurred in Banska Bystrica in recent days coming from the…

The “FLiRT” COVID-19 variants are a new group of strains circulating in the United States, which now account for over one in four cases nationwide.Although cases and hospitalizations have been down, the virus that causes COVID-19 continues to mutate and give rise to a seemingly endless stream of new variants. The latest to gain attention, KP.2 and KP.1.1, are part of a new family of subvariants called “FLiRT,” which were detected in wastewater samples earlier this spring and are now causing an increasing proportion of cases. According to experts, KP.2 and KP.1.1 may be more transmissible and better at escaping…

The ketogenic diet has been recognized for its potential physical and mental health benefits.A new study suggests that a ketogenic diet may also be associated with better mood and mental well-being in the general population. For those new to keto, experts recommend starting this dietary pattern under the guidance of a nutrition professional, such as a dietitian.Other dietary patterns, such as the Mediterranean or DASH diets, have more robust evidence for improving mental health.The ketogenic diet is characterized by high fat, low carbohydrate, and moderate protein intake. This diet has been acknowledged for its potential metabolic and psychological benefits.A recent…

United Auto Workers (UAW) members and supporters on a picket line outside the ZF Chassis Systems plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023.Andi Rice | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesMercedes-Benz workers in Alabama have voted against union representation by the United Auto Workers, the National Labor Relations Board said Friday.The results are a blow to the UAW’s organizing efforts a month after the Detroit union won an organizing drive of roughly 4,330 Volkswagen plant workers in Tennessee. Voting started Monday and ended Friday.Union organizing failed with 56% of the vote, or 2,642 workers, casting ballots against the UAW,…

It’s a high-steaks scandal. Iconic Big Apple Theater District steakhouse Gallaghers has been displaying an “A” health rating on its storefront while online city records show it earned a “C”— and some customers now have beef with the pricey eatery. During its most recent reported inspection in May of last year, the white-tablecloth restaurant was found to have “filth flies” and workers with “inadequate” personal cleanliness such as untrimmed fingernails, according to online city Department of Health records. The pricey Theater District steakhouse Gallaghers has been displaying an “A” health rating on its storefront while online city records show it…

U.S. workers at a Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama handed a stinging loss to the United Auto Workers on Friday, rejecting the union in a vote it had expected would build on a win at a Tennessee Volkswagen plant and push it deeper into the U.S. South. It marked the first big loss for UAW organizers after a series of victories, including double-digit raises for Detroit workers and the union’s expansion to a VW factory in Chattanooga last month. That leaves the next steps unclear for the union, which is in the midst of a $40 million campaign targeting other automakers…

Taiwan’s parliament descended into a brawl on Friday as lawmakers disagreed over reforms in the chamber. Video of the melee appeared to show punches being thrown, a curtain in the chamber being ripped and a lawmaker who was crawling over other members falling on his head. He was rushed to the hospital. The fight came just days before the country’s new President-elect Lai Ching-te is set to take office on Monday with his party in the minority. Lai Ching-te is succeeding President Tsai Ing-wen. Lai and Tsai are from the same party, with Lai having served as Tsai’s vice president. TAIWAN’S FOREIGN MINISTER CALLS FOR GLOBAL…

Hello and welcome to the FT Cryptofinance newsletter. This week we’re taking a look at an outbreak of agreement in US politics.Washington is a deeply divided place but politicians there have found some rare consensus around digital assets. What’s even stranger is that the crypto market isn’t on the defensive but cheering them on.The issue uniting Congress is a seemingly minor rule change from the securities regulator that turned out to have large implications for the US financial services industry.“The Securities and Exchange Commission is turning crypto into a political football and forcing the President to unnecessarily choose sides on…

Unlock the Editor’s Digest for freeRoula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly newsletter.Thames Water’s biggest shareholder has written off its investment in the utility in a sign of the escalating financial crisis at the UK’s largest water company.A Singapore-registered subsidiary of Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, which holds a 31 per cent stake in Thames Water, said in accounts filed on Friday it would make “a full writedown of [its] investment and loan receivable with accrued interest”.Thames Water has been struggling with rising interest rates on its £18bn of debt and needs a £750mn…

A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business’ Before the Bell newsletter. Not a subscriber? You can sign up right here. You can listen to an audio version of the newsletter by clicking the same link. It’s not just meme stocks that saw a resurgence this week. Beaten-down clean energy stocks have rallied this week. The iShares Global Clean Energy exchange-traded fund, which tracks sectors from renewable electricity to semiconductors to solar energy, has gained roughly 3%. Plug Power shares have climbed 33%, Enphase Energy shares have gained 8% and NextEra Energy shares have added 4%. Behind the rally?…

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In one of my earliest memories of my father, he doesn’t appear at all.I see only me, a girl of 5 or 6, tiptoeing down a dark hallway toward a closed door, my insides all tied up in knots. Normally I’m a girl who creates commotion, loud and unruly, the kind of kid some might call a lot, but right now I feel like a little. I need something from my father, but I don’t want to bother him. Moments earlier, I told my mother as much, and said, “Oh, honey, don’t be scared. Just go ask him.”My parents and…

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts teen who participated in a spicy tortilla chip challenge on social media died from eating a large quantity of chile pepper extract and also had a congenital heart defect, according to autopsy results obtained by The Associated Press.Harris Wolobah, a 10th grader from the city of Worcester, died on Sept. 1, 2023, after eating the chip manufactured by Paqui, a Texas-based subsidiary of the Hershey Co.Paqui pulled the product from store shelves shortly after Harris’ death. The Associated Press sent an email seeking comment to Hershey on Thursday.A phone number listed for Harris’ family was disconnected. The Associated Press…

As human beings get older, our movements naturally start to slow down. New research suggests that older adults may move slower partly because it costs them more energy than younger adults.Scientists believe these findings could lead to new diagnostic tools for diseases such as Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.It’s common knowledge that our bodies naturally become slower in their movements as we age.Some potential explanations could include a slower metabolism, loss of muscle mass, and becoming less active over time.Now, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder say older adults may move slower partially because it costs them more energy to…

CNBC’s Jim Cramer listed ten stocks that helped the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly top 40,000 on Thursday, a new high for the index.”To me, this list is emblematic of the fact that we should spend a lot less time focusing on the Fed—it’s really only fueled the gain in Travelers—and a lot more time discussing management and mission,” Cramer said. “That’s what propels these stocks long term, and that’s what makes the difference.”American Express: To Cramer, American Express is still seeing gains from the post-Covid travel and leisure boom among consumers. He also credited the company’s success to its…

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