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Ireland is the latest country to suspend this vaccine

Ireland is the latest country to suspend this vaccine
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Ireland became the latest county to stop using AstraZeneca’s virus vaccine. Ireland has taken this action “out of an abundance of caution” following reports of serious clotting in some of its recipients. Ireland’s National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) recommended the temporary deferral pending the receipt of more information from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in the coming days. 

AstraZeneca on Sunday said it had conducted a review covering more than 17 million people vaccinated in the European Union and the UK, which had shown no evidence of an increased risk of blood clots. Denmark, Norway, and Iceland have suspended the vaccine over clotting issues, while Thailand became the first country outside of Europe to do so on Friday. 

The EMA said on Friday that there is no indication that the events were caused by the vaccination, a view that the World Health Organization echoed. Irish authorities received some reports of clotting similar to those seen in Europe last week but nothing as severe as the cases in Norway.

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If you’re looking for the trends that could make you a millionaire next year, I’ve got the perfect place to start: Electric vehicles.

They were already scorching hot in 2021 – look what happened in just one month of action:

  • British EV bus maker CIIC climbed 119%
  • Three-wheel EV pioneer SOLO soared 159%
  • And EV charging-station operator BLNK surged 211%.

Not bad for one November!

But these results are nothing compared to what’s on the horizon…

I’m already looking ahead towards the next generation of EV stocks – 11 companies that could soon launch into the stratosphere…


This is your market update for Monday

Futures to each of the major benchmarks logged gains this morning, with Dow futures indicating a 100-point open this morning. Last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 4%, while the S&P 500 increased 2.6% and the Nasdaq Composite rose 3%. 

Meanwhile the 10-year Treasury hit 1.642%, a level not seen since before the pandemic. 

This week the Federal Reserve will make a decision regarding interest rates, which will likely impact the bond market in the coming days. 

“[Investors will] continually grapple with the anxiety about economic overheating and Fed tightening,” said David Kostin, the chief economist for Goldman Sachs. 

Meanwhile the $1,400 direct payments associated with President Joe Biden’s massive stimulus package started going out this weekend. 

What else should you know about the market this morning?

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3 brain-healthy cooking fats you need to add to your diet

3 brain-healthy cooking fats you need to add to your diet
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You can make cooking healthier by what you choose to cook your food in, but did you know that decision can also improve your brain’s health? 

One of the best oils you can choose to cook with for brain health is olive oil. It contains a phytonutrient called hydroxytyrosol that helps protect your blood vessels. Keeping your blood vessels healthy will keep your cardiovascular system and brain in tip top shape. 

Another brain-healthy cooking fat is coconut oil. It contains anti-inflammatory properties and medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which is thought to reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. What is the other cooking fat that can improve your brain’s health?  

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How to use these gadgets to secure your home when you rent

Being a homeowner comes with its own rewards and challenges. And as every new homeowner will tell you, home improvement is an ongoing issue no matter how new your house is.

When you’re ready to make renovations to your home, always map out your plan. Such projects rarely go according to plan anyway, so make sure you have as many details laid out as possible.

Always prioritize projects that will add value to your home. If you aren’t sure if a project will be of financial value in the long-run, put the project lower down on your list. Anything that improves the selling price of your home, even if you never plan to leave, should always be a priority.

Tackle time-sensitive and quick projects first! If doing something will save you money in an instant, do it. If a project is simple and cheap to accomplish, go ahead and knock it out before you attempt more complicated projects.

Following these common-sense tips will help you take on any sized home improvement project and help you bring beauty and value to your home in no time!

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Two years ago, the rise of this climate change teenager led to high school students “striking”

Two years ago, the rise of this climate change teenager led to high school students ''striking''

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It seems like forever since Greta Thunberg was hogging all of the headlines. But, looking back – it really hasn’t been that long at all – just two years – right down to the day. 

However, the world has changed a whole lot in the past two years. 24 months later, her move to push kids to “strike” against their school systems to raise awareness about climate change doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. That’s because with lockdowns across the planet, a massive number of students aren’t “in” school at all. 

But, she’s still pretty busy today. After all, it wasn’t more than a few days ago that she took to the Internet to give President Joe Biden a piece of her mind. While many thought she’d take it easier on Biden than she did on Trump, they might want to check their bets. Because she’s now blaming HIM for ignoring the science.

I wonder what will be next for Greta?

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