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KTM’s new RC125, RC200 hit the road

The Global Allure of Crispy Chicken

The joys of eating fried chicken are universal, writes Yotam Ottolenghi, and his spin on Chinese lemon chicken is sure to satisfy.


By Yotam Ottolenghi

Opinion | The Power of ‘Nobody Knows’


By Paul Krugman

Opinion Columnist

Salt It Like You Mean It

Your chicken — and your pasta and your eggs and even your desserts — will thank you.

By Emily Weinstein

The Smoky Taste of Wok Hei, Without a Wok

Keeping culinary traditions going sometimes requires adapting to the realities of daily life.

By Genevieve Ko

Gold Dips As Yields Rebound

Gold prices dipped on Friday as U.S. bond yields rebounded, denting the appeal of the non-yielding bullion.

Spot gold dropped 0.7 percent to $1,783.14 per ounce, while U.S. gold futures were down 0.8 percent at $1,783.65.

The yields on the key 10-year U.S. Treasury note was up 2.7 basis points to 1.546 percent while the dollar index slipped slightly and was down 0.2 percent for the week in what would be its first weekly loss in six weeks.

Yields remain supported amid expectations that the Federal Reserve and other central banks are going to tighten their monetary policy.

Overnight data showed that U.S. jobless claims fell more than expected last week to their lowest level since March 2020, a sign the job market is still improving.

However, U.S. producer prices rose at a moderate pace in September helping cool fears of stagflation.

U.S. President Joe Biden signed the legislation raising the debt limit to $28.9 trillion, avoiding the risk of a default on October 18.

The short-term extension would grant the U.S. Treasury capacity to issue debt to fund government operations through early December.

Jasper Therapeutics Rally Continues, Stock Up 30%

Shares of Jasper Therapeutics, Inc. (JSPR) are continuing their rally from Wednesday when the clinical-stage biotechnology company’s stock rose on the news that Oppenheimer initiated coverage on the company with outperform rating. The stock are gaining over 30% on Friday morning.

Jasper Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company, develops therapeutic agents for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and gene therapies.

JSPR is currently trading at $16.37, up $3.89 or 31.14%, on the Nasdaq.

Dave Chappelle Isn’t Canceled. He Just Likes to Talk About It.

In Netflix’s “The Closer,” he returns to views about transgender people that drew anger in his last special. With his popularity partly built on courting outrage, it’s no surprise he’s doubling down.


By Jason Zinoman

International Seaways Turns Tide, Shares Up 5%

New York-based marine shipping company, International Seaways, Inc. (INSW), is up 5% in the Friday trading despite the company not reporting any stock-specific news to boost the shares.

The company operates with a fleet of vessels that transport crude oil and petroleum in International Flag Trade. International Seaways has 36 vessels and is employed by state-owned and independent companies globally. The company shares kept falling since the start of the month and by Thursday, the stock had lost 10% of its value.

The shares are currently trading hands at $17.44, down $0.81 or 4.87% since their previous close at $16.63. The shares opened at $16.98 and in the 52-week period, the shares have ranged between $12.44 and $22.39.

KTM’s new RC125, RC200 hit the road

KTM has launched the new RC125 and RC 200 in India priced at ₹ 1.82 lakh and ₹ 2.09 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), respectively. Despite getting a new look and a few more features, their introductory prices place the new bikes almost on par with the ones they replace.

Characterising the fresh design is a large single-piece headlight (LED on the 200, halogen on the 125) similar to those seen on the Duke line-up. The redesign is comprehensive, with the front and side fairings, and tail section all having been overhauled. The sub-frame is now a bolt-on unit to simplify crash repairs and the fuel-tank has grown to a reasonable 13.7 litres.

Under the surface, there is new LCD instrumentation and comfier ergonomics (including adjustable clip-ons). The wheels, brakes and frame are all lighter than before, bringing weight (without fuel) to 150kg and 151kg, respectively.

The updated RC 390 is expected early next year, with all the updates that these two bikes have just received, as well as more goodies like a quickshifter and Bluetooth-equipped TFT dash. As a result, it is likely to have a slightly steeper price as compared to the 125 and 200.