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Fed’s James Bullard expresses confidence that the economy can achieve a ‘soft landing’

James Bullard Olivia Michael | CNBC St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said Tuesday that he still thinks the economy can avoid a recession, even though he expects the central bank will need to keep hiking rates to control inflation. “I think that inflation has come in hotter than what I would have expected […]

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Science

Soft landing likely after post-pandemic “party environment” settles down – Investment Magazine

A “soft landing” as a result of the current monetary hiking cycle is more likely than some doomsayers expect, according to Robert Tipp, who manages almost US$1 trillion of bonds as chief investment strategist and head of global bonds at PGIM Fixed Income. Noting jobs growth is “incredibly strong” in the United States, Australia and […]

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Pets

Box Office: ‘DC Super-Pets’ Nabs Soft $23 Million, ‘Vengeance’ Is Served Cold

‘DC League of Super-Pets’ Warner Bros. The lone ”big” wide release this weekend was DC League of Super-Pets, which topped the domestic box office with a $23 million opening weekend. That’s a 2.47x weekend multiplier from a $2.2 million Thursday preview gross, implying that the film played less like an “everyone waited until Saturday and […]

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Entertainment

Yellowstone Area Tourism Remains ‘A Little Soft’ One Month After Flooding | Cowboy State Daily

***For All Things Wyoming, Sign-Up For Our Daily Newsletter*** By Wendy Corr, Cowboy State Daily The visitors are still coming to northwestern Wyoming, but at a slower pace than in previous years. That’s the message delivered by tourism industry members in a call with the Wyoming Office of Tourism on Tuesday morning. “It feels kind […]

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Celebrities

Prince Charles showcases rarely seen soft side as he befriends two toddlers

The Prince of Wales showed off his softer side as he makes friends with two toddlers who shook his hand and presented him with a box of fishing flies while visiting Morecambe Bay Source link

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Science

Responsive soft robots inspired by sputtering ketchup bottle

image: basic circuit view more  Credit: AMOLF A smartly designed pressure valve allows soft robots to respond to their environment without the need for computer control, reveal AMOLF researchers in their article in the journal Matter. That brings robots with natural movements and tactile responses similar to those of living organisms one step closer to reality. […]

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UK

Royal Family defended as ‘huge asset’ of ‘soft power’ in face of Palace expenditure rise

The Sovereign Grant Report has revealed a record annual payout for the expenses of the Royal Family for the 2021/22 financial year. Royal spending reached an all time high of £102.4 million, in part due to the refurbishment of Buckingham Palace. Despite the 17 percent increase on the 2020/21 annual royal expenditure, the cost of […]

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Science

This Ancient Vampire of The Deep Ocean Really Sucked

A fearsome ‘vampire’ predator that lurked in Earth’s oceans more than 160 million years ago probably did actually suck its prey, at least in a sense. A new analysis of exceptionally well-preserved fossils of a small cephalopod named Vampyronassa rhodanica, related to modern vampire squids (neither actually vampires, nor squids), reveals the presence of muscular […]

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Sports

Fears tennis has gone soft on drugs with stars allowed to pick their own times for testing

Tennis’ ruling body has been accused of going soft on doping, after a Mail on Sunday investigation found the International Tennis Federation lets the world’s best players book their own drug tests. Players were invited to secure time slots for blood-doping tests before this year’s Miami Open, a method anti-doping experts say makes a ‘huge […]

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Automotive

Drivers warned not to keep soft drink cans and sun cream inside cars

With Britain enjoying some of the hottest days of this year, drivers have been warned of several items that should never be left inside of a car when temperatures soar. These include soft drink cans and sun cream. Motorists across the UK got to enjoy a mini heatwave this week with temperatures soaring above 30 […]