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Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits Turkey

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck southern Turkey early Monday is tied as the strongest the country has experienced in more than 100 years of records, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The USGS said an equally powerful 7.8 magnitude quake that hit eastern Turkey in 1939 resulted …

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Australia’s new $5 note won’t feature King Charles

Brisbane CNN  —  Australia’s new $5 banknote will not feature Britain’s King Charles III, but rather a new design that honors “the culture and history of the First Australians,” its central bank announced Thursday. The design will replace the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Reserve Bank of …

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FOMC 2023: New year, new voters in Fed policymaking

Minneapolis CNN  —  Every year the Federal Reserve’s policymaking committee — aka the officials who decide interest rate moves — gets a slight refresh, with four of the district presidents rotating out as official voting members and four rotating in. The 2023 rotation brings a more dovish-leaning flock, and it …

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