India ‘easily’ the fastest-growing economy, IMF executive director says, as GDP growth blows past estimates

India is “easily” the fastest-growing economy in the world, IMF executive director Krishnamurthy Subramanian said, as the country’s third-quarter GDP growth blew past analysts’ estimates. At 8.4%, India’s economy expanded at its fastest pace in six quarters, data showed late on Thursday, on strong private consumption and upbeat manufacturing and construction activity. Reuters estimates had pegged growth…

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Weather impacts, Ramaswamy support and more

DES MOINES, Iowa — The first votes of the 2024 presidential campaign will land Monday night on the frozen tundra of Iowa, where Republicans — along with independents and Democrats who choose to switch parties — will participate in the state’s caucuses. The final NBC News/Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa poll, released Saturday, found that former…

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4 dead in Arizona hot air balloon crash

Four people died when a hot air balloon crashed in Eloy, Arizona, on Sunday morning, police said. A fifth person was in critical condition after the “tragic” crash, Eloy police said. The balloon went down about 7:50 a.m. in the desert area of Sunshine Boulevard and Hannah Road, the police department said. Eloy is about 50…

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