Billionaire Ray Dalio says regulators will destroy bitcoin if it’s really successful

Bridgewater founder casts doubt on Cathie Wood’s prediction that bitcoin will increase tenfold in five years

Pfizer says vaccine defence against Covid-19 wanes after 6-8 months

A booster dose is safe and effective at warding off the virus and new variants, according to the company

Governor Gavin Newsom’s anti-Trump strategy secures easy win in California

Newsom turned the special election into a referendum on his main Republican rival, Larry Elder, a Trump supporter

America’s lofty green goals beset by fossil fuel blues

Biden administration has been forced to compromise on its commitment to clean energy due to legal and economic realities

Twin whammy of climate change and graft squeeze Haiti’s farmers

With limited government support it is up to agriculturists to bolster their own ability to resist shocks

Storm Nicholas complicates Gulf Coast recovery efforts

Flash flooding expected as torrential rains hit Texas and Louisiana after Hurricane Ida made landfall two weeks ago

Pace of US consumer price growth cools in August

Consumer price index increased 0.3% from July, the smallest advance in seven months

Threats of power outages and floods in Texas as tropical storm lands

‘It will be a very slow-moving storm across the state of Texas that will linger for several days and drop a tremendous amount of rain’

Blinken defends chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan to Congress

US secretary of state to tell Congress even the most pessimistic assessments never predicted how quickly Afghan forces collapsed

Democrats slim down Joe Biden’s tax plan

The package, estimated to raise more than $2-trillion, is slimmed down to appeal to business-minded Democrats

From Velcro to bulldozers and bourbon, the US is experiencing shortages

Along with shortages of basic items come hefty price increases, which has fuelled fears of a wave of sustained inflation

Argentina’s ruling coalition suffers biggest defeat in two years

Opposition coalition Juntos por el Cambio unexpectedly wins the key district of Province of Buenos Aires

FBI releases declassified memo on September 11 attacks

Partially redacted memo details links and contacts between the 9/11 terrorists and Saudi nationals in US

Harvard’s $42bn fund to support green economy as it ditches fossil fuels

Move comes after years of sustained activism from students calling for divestment

Twenty years after 9/11, one of the last US Marines killed in Afghanistan comes home

Hundreds gather to receive remains of US Marine sergeant Johanny Rosario

Twenty years on and 9/11’s children carry the dreams of those who died, with their own

They are making their way, moving up, looking forward — and, at the same time, always looking back

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