Business

Leigh Perkins, Who Built Orvis Into a Lifestyle Brand, Dies at 93

In the 1980s, Orvis expanded beyond waders and shotguns to offer women’s apparel and lifestyle items. The catalog also included etched whiskey tumblers, telephones shaped like duck decoys and even fatwood kindling, inspired by the trees on Mr. Perkins’s Florida property. Dog beds were particularly popular, as were weatherproof jackets from the English apparel maker […]

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Back-to-back tornadoes kill 10 in China; over 300 injured

A tornado first struck Shengze, toppling factory buildings and damaging electricity facilities. AP Photo BEIJING: Back-to-back tornadoes killed at least 10 people in central and eastern China and left more than 300 others injured, officials and state media reported Saturday. Six people died in the inland city of Wuhan and four others in the town […]

Technology

How to Completely Disable Reddit’s ‘Open in App’ Pop-Up Dialogue Box on Your Phone

Reddit’s ‘Open in app’ pop-up that appears when you visit its mobile site can be quite annoying. Worst, the company deliberately does not allow users to remove the pop-up by tapping on a close button. It seems like the dialogue box might be helping the company, which is claimed to be “the front-page of the […]

How to Book Train Tickets via IRCTC Using Your Smartphone

How to Cancel Your Amazon Prime Membership in India

Technology

How to Activate Jio SIM Card

Reliance Jio is the largest telecom provider in India when it comes to wireless subscriber base as per latest data by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). It holds 35.54 percent market share compared to Airtel’s 29.83 percent and Vodafone Idea’s (Vi) 24.20 percent. Jio also added the most subscribers in February this year with […]

Apple Music for Android Will Soon Get Lossless Audio, Animated Album Cover

Xiaomi May Re-Release the Redmi Note 8 This Year: Here's What We Know So Far

Economy

‘Everything ultimately will settle down’

A worker on an auto assembly line in Smyrna, Tennessee. Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg/Getty Images The concentration of price pressures in a handful of categories means markets shouldn’t yet be worrying about inflation after Wednesday’s U.S. surprise, economists have told CNBC. The U.S. Consumer Price Index for April rose 4.2% from the same period last year, its […]

Economy

Another inflation gauge comes in hot with producer prices jumping 6.2% in April from a year ago

Workers assemble a three-wheeled electric fun utility vehicle (FUV) at the Arcimoto manufacturing facility in Eugene, Oregon, April 19, 2021. Alisha Jucevic | Bloomberg | Getty Images U.S. producer prices increased more than expected in April in another hotter-than-expected inflation report Thursday. The Producer Price Index rose 0.6% last month, according to the U.S. Bureau of […]

Economy

April’s inflation surge wasn’t as drastic as it looked, but the real test is still ahead

A woman wears a face mask while shopping for a baby shower gift during the Covid-19 pandemic, at Madison’s Niche boutique in Huntington, New York on April 21, 2021. Alejandra Villa Loarca | Newsday | Getty Images There is probably less than meets the eye from the startling inflation pop in April, as goods impacted […]

Economy

Household debt climbs to $14.64 trillion

Akapong Osotsil / EyeEm | EyeEm | Getty Images Consumer debt edged higher during the first three months of 2021, due primarily to a jump in mortgages and auto loans, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday. Total household debt balances rose by $85 billion in the first quarter, a 0.6% increase that brought the total level […]

Economy

Thomas Peterffy worries U.S. inflation may become an ‘unstoppable situation’

Wall Street pioneer Thomas Peterffy told CNBC on Wednesday he was concerned about the prospect of damaging inflation in the U.S., leaning on his personal experiences as a youth in Hungary after World War II. The billionaire Interactive Brokers founder and chairman made his comments on “Squawk Box” shortly after April’s hotter-than-expected consumer price index […]

Economy

Investors are concerned, economists see a sign of temporary growth

A Walmart worker organizes products for Christmas season at a Walmart store in Teterboro, New Jersey. Eduardo Munoz | Reuters A little inflation might not be such a bad thing, after all. With the Labor Department’s inflation report Wednesday spooking stock markets, and traders blaming rising prices for a broad sell-off in technology shares, attention […]

Economy

Inflation spooks stocks and raises fear the Fed is wrong that the price spike is temporary

Traders look on as a screen shows Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s news conference after the U.S. Federal Reserve interest rates announcement on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., July 31, 2019. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Red-hot consumer inflation data for April spooked markets and raised concerns that […]

Economy

Weekly mortgage refinance demand jumped on brief drop in rates

Real estate agents leave a home for sale during a broker open house in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images A brief drop in mortgage interest rates sent some borrowers rushing to their lenders to see if they could get any savings. That sent total mortgage application volume up 2.1% last week from […]