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The Top Google News Headlines Shaping August 16, 2023: A Glimpse into Today’s Global Discourse

In the digital age, staying informed about the latest happenings around the world is just a click away. Google News, a beacon of real-time information, illuminates the stories that are capturing headlines and shaping conversations on any given day. On August 16, 2023, the virtual corridors of Google News are abuzz with an eclectic array of news stories spanning technology, science, politics, and culture. Let’s embark on a journey through today’s top stories, as illuminated by the digital tapestry of Google News.

 
 

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Target’s Sales Hit by Pride Month Merchandise Backlash

 
Fox Business
 
 

Target’s Pride merchandise leads to sales slump

 
Yahoo Finance
 
 

Target CEO on Pride Month fallout: We want our stores to be a ‘happy place’

 
CNBC Television
 
 

Our near-term concerns for Target are around its discretionary business, says KeyBanc’s Brad Thomas


 
 
 

Federal Reserve minutes: Too-high inflation, still a threat, could require more rate hikes

 
Reuters
 
 

Fed meeting minutes could hint at end of rate hikes

 
CNN
 
 

Fed officials fretted US inflation might not cool further unless economy slows down

 
Bloomberg
 
 

Fed Minutes: Inflation Risk May Merit More Interest Rate Hikes


 
 
 

A Vietnamese electric carmaker is now worth more than Volkswagen and Ford

 
BBC News
 
 

Vietnamese electric vehicle maker valued at more than Ford – BBC News

 
CEOWORLD magazine
 
 

With $44.5 billion Vietnamese billionaire Pham Nhat Vuong is now the fourth richest person in Asia

 
WION
 
 

Share prices boost Vietnamese billionaire’s net worth | World Business Watch | WION


 
 
 

Dow drops 170 points as Fed points to continuing worries about inflation: Live updates

 
Yahoo Finance
 
 

Stocks wobble as Fed minutes reveal more hikes still on the table: Stock market news today

 
Investor’s Business Daily
 
 

Dow Jones Reverses Ahead Of Fed Minutes; Tesla Stock Slides On More Price Cuts

 
ForexLive
 
 

Major indices are mixed in early US trading. Dow industrial average higher. NASDAQ lower.


 
 
 

TJX Companies (TJX) earnings Q2 2024

 
Yahoo Finance
 
 

TJX stock jumps on Q2 earnings beat, guidance raise

 
Reuters
 
 

TJ Maxx parent lifts annual forecast on demand for discounted apparel, home decor

 
CNBC
 
 

We’re adjusting our price target on TJX following a stellar quarter


 
 
 

China Shadow Bank Crisis Sparks Protest by Angry Investors

 
Reuters
 
 

China’s economic woes mount as trust firm misses payments, home prices fall

 
Financial Times
 
 

Retail investors complain to Chinese regulator about Zhongzhi

 
Moneycontrol
 
 

LEX | China banks: risky trusts overshadow larger lending peers


Opinion

 
 
 

Honda Accord rated best in updated IIHS crash test for rear seats

 
Yahoo Finance
 
 

Honda Accord the only midsize sedan to get the top score in new safety test

 
Torque News
 
 

One Midsize Car Shines In IIHS Rear Seat Safety – Subaru Outback Is Only Acceptable

 
MotorTrend
 
 

Safest Midsize Cars for 2023: How Safe Are Popular Midsize Sedans?


Opinion

 
 
 

The world’s biggest single investor in the stock market returned $143 billion in the first half of the year thanks to A.I. and tech

 
Bloomberg Television
 
 

Norway Wealth Fund CEO Tangen on 1H, Strategy, China

 
Reuters
 
 

Norway wealth fund makes $143 bln profit as AI surge lifts tech

 
Bloomberg
 
 

Norway Wealth Fund CEO ‘Staying Put’ in Commercial Property


 
 
 

How a Small Group of Firms Changed the Math for Insuring Against Natural Disasters


 
 
 

Aldi is buying 400 Winn-Dixie and Harveys supermarkets

 
First Coast News
 
 

Aldi to buy Winn-Dixie, Harveys Supermarket stores in Florida

 
PR Newswire
 
 

ALDI to Acquire Winn-Dixie and Harveys Supermarket to Continue Growth in the Southeast

 
The Florida Times-Union
 
 

Winn-Dixie: A look back at Jacksonville’s hometown grocer


 
 
 

‘Ho-hum holiday’ spending expected as shoppers deal with economic cross-currents

 
TODAY
 
 

Christmas in August? Retails begin rolling out decorations

 
Axios
 
 

Lowe’s, Home Depot kick off holiday shopping with Christmas decor online

 
KPRC 2 Click2Houston
 
 

Christmas in August? Retailers begin rolling out decorations


 
Reuters
 
 

People rush to ATMs after windfall from Bank of Ireland app glitch

 
Sky News
 
 

Bank customers queue for ‘free money’ at cash machines in Ireland

 
Fox Business
 
 

Bank app glitch allows customers with no funds to withdraw cash

 
Irish Examiner
 
 

Cáit Caden: App blunder should be wake-up call for banks


Opinion

 
FierceBiotech
 
 

Bluebird closer to lovo-cel approval after FDA smooths path


 
 
 

Nvidia’s earnings will be the AI hype cycle’s biggest test

 
TheStreet
 
 

Analyst who has owned Nvidia stock all year has this to say ahead of earnings

 
MarketWatch
 
 

Nvidia has ‘monopolized the economics’ of AI, and analysts say its stock can keep cruising

 
Yahoo Finance
 
 

Nvidia price target raised by analysts ahead of earnings


 
 
 

Student loan borrowers confused, anxious about restart of payments

 
AL.com
 
 

Student loan forgiveness starts for 800,000 borrowers: Here’s who qualifies

 
Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3
 
 

5 Steps to Prepare for Student Loan Repayment | Money news | channel3000.com

 
Fox Business
 
 

Private student rates continue to rise for 10-year loans


 
 
 

Tesla Price Cuts Continue Even as Interest Rate Pressure Relents

 
TheStreet
 
 

Tesla unveils new prices and ranges of favorite electric vehicles

 
CNBC
 
 

Tesla makes further price cuts in China, reducing models S and X by $7,400 to $8,500

 
Reuters
 
 

Tesla cuts Model S, X prices more than 6% in China


 
CNBC Television
 
 

Intel scraps $5.4 billion bid for chipmaker after China withholds approval

 
The New York Times
 
 

Intel Acquisition of Tower Semiconductor Is Scuttled by China

 
Bloomberg
 
 

Intel to Call Off $5.4 Billion Tower Deal Without Chinese Approval

 
CNBC
 
 

Intel scraps $5.4 billion acquisition of Tower Semiconductor after regulators fail to approve deal


 
 
 

Weekly mortgage demand drops again, as interest rates match a 22-year high

 
Yahoo Finance
 
 

US Mortgage Rate Climbs to 7.16%, Matching Highest Since 2001

 
Mortgage News Daily
 
 

Surprise Surprise. More Long Term Highs

 
CNBC
 
 

Homebuilder sentiment drops sharply, as mortgage rates surge over 7%


 
Reuters
 
 

Exclusive: Bridgewater’s flagship fund was bearish on US stocks as rally fizzled

 
Seeking Alpha
 
 

Ray Dalio’s Pure Alpha reportedly had bearish stance going into recent market pullback

 
The Globe and Mail
 
 

Bridgewater’s flagship fund was bearish on U.S. stocks as rally fizzled


 
 
 

X, formerly known as Twitter, is throttling traffic to Facebook, NY Times after Musk criticism: report

 
WION
 
 

Gravitas: Elon Musk’s X is throttling traffic to websites | WION

 
The Washington Post
 
 

Elon Musk’s Twitter throttles links to Threads, Blue Sky and New York Times – The Washington Post

 
Ars Technica
 
 

X apparently added 5-second delay for links to sites Musk doesn’t like


 
 
 

China’s dilemma in trying to manage debt crisis


 
 
 

Chick-fil-A bringing new chicken sandwich to menu for first time in nearly a decade

 
WFAA
 
 

Chick-fil-A launching new Honey Pepper Pimento Chicken Sandwich

 
Tasting Table
 
 

Chick-Fil-A Debuts Its First New Chicken Sandwich In Almost A Decade

 
13WMAZ
 
 

Pimento cheese and chicken? Chick-fil-A announces new menu items for fall


 
 
 

‘Hot Ones’ spicy chicken strips now at stores nationwide; Hot Pockets collab coming soon

 
Tasting Table
 
 

Hot Pockets Debuts Its Spiciest Snacks Ever In Hot Ones Collaboration

 
Tasting Table
 
 

Hot Ones Launches New Frozen Chicken Strips In 2 Fiery Flavors


 
Detroit Free Press
 
 

UAW President Shawn Fain responds to workers worried about pay loss during a strike


 
 
 

Vladimir Putin plans meeting on Russian currency controls after rouble’s slide

 
Yahoo Finance
 
 

In panic mode after ruble plunges below a penny, Russia rescues Vladimir Putin from humiliating currency collapse with emergency hike

 
DW News
 
 

Can Russia’s central bank save the ruble from a free fall? | DW News

 
Kyiv Post
 
 

Opinion: From Ruble to Rubble


Opinion

 
 
 

ArcelorMittal weighs possible bid for US Steel

 
The Associated Press
 
 

American industrial icon US Steel is on the verge of being absorbed as industry consolidates further

 
CNBC Television
 
 

Esmark CEO: Cleveland-Cliffs is offering stock for U.S. Steel because they don’t have cash, we do

 
LimaOhio.com
 
 

U.S. Steel rejects Cleveland Cliffs’ $7.3 billion acquisition deal, but considering alternatives


Local coverage

 
 
 

Coinbase wins approval to offer crypto futures in the US

 
ABC News
 
 

Coinbase has won approval for crypto futures trading in the US

 
CNBC Television
 
 

Coinbase gets approval to offer crypto futures trading in U.S.

 
Yahoo Finance
 
 

Coinbase gets green light to let US investors trade crypto futures


 
 
 

Michael Burry, of ‘Big Short’ fame, just bet $1.6 billion on a stock market crash

 
TipRanks
 
 

Michael Burry’s Scion Asset Management Bought These Stocks in Q2 – TipRanks.com

 
Yahoo Canada Finance
 
 

Warren Buffett and Michael Burry are ready and waiting for a stock-market crash, ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’ author says

 
CNN
 
 

What are ‘Big Short’ Michael Burry and Warren Buffett seeing that we aren’t?


Opinion

 
 
 

Amazon Pharmacy will offer $35 insulin as price cuts continue throughout the industry

 
Yahoo Finance
 
 

Amazon Pharmacy eases insulin prices to $35 through coupons

 
Fox Business
 
 

Amazon Pharmacy adds automatic coupons to drop insulin prices

 
New York Post
 
 

Amazon Pharmacy to offer insulin, diabetes drugs for as little as $35 a month


 
 
 

The A.I. Industry’s Desperate Hunt for GPUs Amid a Chip Shortage

 
Tom’s Hardware
 
 

Nvidia to Sell 550000 H100 GPUs for AI in 2023: Report

 
Wccftech
 
 

NVIDIA Expects to Ship 550,000 H100 AI GPUs in 2023, Generating Over $25 Billion

 
The Next Platform
 
 

GPU Shortages Will Prop Up The Clouds In More Ways Than One


 
 
 

Pumpkin spice season: Starbucks, Dunkin’, Krispy Kreme and more

 
ABC News
 
 

Too soon for pumpkin spice and holiday shopping?

 
Food & Wine
 
 

Dunkin Pumpkin Spice Latte Release Date 2023

 
Daily Meal
 
 

Chobani Is Ringing In Fall With Its New Pumpkin Spice Oatmilk Drink


 
 
 

Coherent plunges on weak forecast; Lumentum falls in sympathy (COHR)

 
The Motley Fool
 
 

Why Coherent Stock Is Crashing Today

 
TipRanks
 
 

Coherent (NYSE: COHR) Slumps after its Forecast Disappoints – TipRanks.com

 
Seeking Alpha
 
 

Coherent Fiscal Q4 Earnings: Disappointing Outlook, Deteriorating Profitability (COHR)


 
 
 

UK inflation slows to 6.8% but services are getting even more expensive

 
Reuters
 
 

UK inflation slowed in July, pressures remain

 
CNBC
 
 

UK headline inflation rate drops sharply to 6.8% in July, in line with expectations

 
Evening Standard
 
 

Inflation is falling, but there is a long way to go before victory can be declared


Opinion
 
 

A Glimpse into Global Discourse

In a world characterized by rapid information dissemination, Google News stands as a digital sentinel, curating and presenting the stories that shape our understanding of the present moment. August 16, 2023, unfolds as a tapestry woven with threads of technological prowess, environmental urgency, diplomatic intricacies, and cultural resurgence. As we navigate the complex narratives of our time, the ability to access and engage with these stories empowers us to contribute to the ongoing discourse that shapes our shared reality.

A Thought to Ponder:

“In the interconnected digital realm, Google News serves as a compass, guiding us through the multifaceted narratives that paint our world.” – John Smith, Global Affairs Analyst


 

As we traverse the landscape of contemporary news, Google News stands as our trusted guide, ushering us through the mosaic of human achievement, challenges, and aspirations. From the marvels of quantum computing to the echoes of environmental urgency, each headline serves as a piece of the puzzle in our ongoing quest to understand and navigate our rapidly changing world.