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How a 25-year-old quit his engineering job to be a financial blogger and built a $169,000 portfolio

Dominik Wenzelburger quit his job as an engineer to become a self-employed financial blogger. Wenzelburger uses his blog to evaluate financial products. He earns around $70,900 per year. He started his blog after his bank asked to talk to him about investing and he chose to go it alone. LoadingSomething is loading. Dominik Wenzelburger is still...
coronavirus, COVID-19 vaccine, News UK, Science, UK, vaccine hesitancy

A vaccine-skeptic dad died from COVID-19, realizing too late that he should have got the shot, his doctor said

A 34-year-old dad who avoided COVID-19 vaccines later died of the illness. His doctor said that he wanted to'turn back time' and get jabbed he became seriously ill. Around 70% of the UK has been fully vaccinated, and vaccine hesitancy is rare, official data shows. LoadingSomething is loading. A UK man who refused the COVID-19 vaccine said he wi...
coronavirus, covid-19 cases, epidemiology, Science, UK, United Kingdom

UK coronavirus cases have been dropping dramatically over the last week. Vaccines aren’t the only reason why.

The UK's daily coronavirus cases dropped to 25,000 on Monday after a recent peak of nearly 55,000 on July 17. Experts think a combination of warm weather and fewer public gatherings may have helped. The UK's promising trajectory may bode well for the US, where cases are surging. LoadingSomething is loading. The UK's daily coronavirus cases are ...
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Philip Morris International CEO said cigarettes should be banned and that the company will stop selling Marlboros in the UK within a decade

Philip Morris International CEO Jacek Olczak said the company will stop selling Marlboro cigarettes in the UK within a decade. He also said cigarettes should be banned in the UK, similar to gas-powered cars. Philip Morris International is separate from Philip Morris USA, which makes Marlboro cigarettes in the US. LoadingSomething is loading. Th...
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London’s taxi maker has turned a van into an electric camper RV for $85,000

An electric taxi, van, and shuttle maker has unveiled its latest project: an electric camper van. London Electric Vehicle Company predicts the e-Camper has "huge potential across the UK and Europe." The company will begin delivering its roughly $85,350 van in Q4 2021. LoadingSomething is loading. Camper van enthusiasts and environmentalists hav...
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Crypto trading volumes have fallen to a 9-month low as Europeans ditch bitcoin, although US investors are still buying: CoinShares

British flag and US flag Alex Wong Bitcoin has seen outflows in Europe but inflows from North America in the latest week, according to CoinShares. Trading volumes totalled $1.58 billion for the week to July 9, the lowest since October. Multi-asset investment products, like the Bitwise 10 crypto index fund, were the most popular last week. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Cryptocurrency trading volumes fell to their lowest in nine months in the latest week, as bitcoin continued to fluctuate in a relatively narrow range, according to data from digital asset manager CoinShares on Tuesday.Outflows picked up speed in Europe, where regulators have toughened their scrutiny of cryptocurrency trading in general, while US investors were net buyers o...
coronavirus, Delta, Health, Healthcare, Science, UK, Vaccine

‘Long COVID’ could surge among young people as the Delta variant continues to push up infection rates, the UK’s top doctor warns

More and more young people could soon become COVID-19 long-haulers, the UK's top doctor warned Tuesday. The number of new COVID-19 cases in the UK is doubling roughly every nine days, mostly caused by the Delta variant. "I regret to say I think we will get a significant amount more long COVID," Chris Whitty said. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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The interpreters who say they have been left for dead in Afghanistan as US and UK troops pull out after 20-year war

Thousands of Afghans signed on to work with US forces during the 20-year war, including many who risked their lives and being branded as traitors. As the US withdraws the last of its troops, thousands of Afghan interpreters say they fear for their lives. Some war-time interpreters say they have been blocked from seeking asylum even though they face reprisals from the Taliban. See more stories on Insider's business page. Aazar had just turned 18 back in 2013, when he signed up to work with Western forces in Afghanistan, perhaps not fully understanding that it would place a clear target on his back. For 11...
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Top-secret British military documents found left in’soggy heap’ at a bus stop, report says

Classified military plans were found behind a bus stop in Kent, England last week, the BBC reported. A member of the public who found the papers sent them in after realizing their sensitive nature. The documents are said to include plans for a possible UK military presence in Afghanistan. See more stories on Insider's business page. An anonymous member of the public found top-secret military documents behind a bus stop in the British county of Kent last week, according to the BBC.The documents, which included almost 50 pages of emails and PowerPoint presentations, were found in a "soggy heap," the BBC reported. One set of the docum...