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Joe Biden has nominated Jay Powell to serve a second term as chair of the Federal Reserve, opting for continuity as the US economy grapples with persistently high inflation and a patchy labour market recovery; China’s hypersonic weapons test in July included a technological advance that enabled it to fire a missile as it approached its target travelling at least five times the speed of sound, a capability no country has previously demonstrated and one that caught Pentagon scientists off guard. 

Joe Biden nominates Jay Powell for second term as Fed chair

Chinese hypersonic weapon fired a missile over South China Sea, Pentagon struggles to understand how Beijing mastered technology

Uber to sell cannabis to customers in Canada

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