• Health & Fitness

    Peloton rival iFIT postpones IPO as volatility concerns grow

    A specialist trader works inside a booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., October 6, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Oct 7 (Reuters) – IFIT Health & Fitness Inc postponed its U.S. initial public offering on Thursday, citing unfavorable market conditions that have investors worried about growing volatility in capital markets. While the United States has recently enjoyed a bull run in its capital markets, defaults at Chinese property developers tied to the fate of cash-strapped Evergrande, record-high energy costs and inflation have stoked investor worries and market swings. IFIT is the first  

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  • Fashion & Shopping

    Retailers try to solve the fitting room dilemma as online sales grow

    Marcos del Mazo | LightRocket | Getty Images On a recent trip to the fast-fashion retailer Zara, 20-year-old Katherine Hearden loaded up on tops, shorts and dresses in multiple sizes. With Zara’s dressing rooms still closed due to Covid-related restrictions, she knew she wasn’t going to be able to try anything on in that store. So instead, Hearden checked out and schlepped across the street with her dad to another department store, where she grabbed a random pair of jeans and popped into an open fitting room. Her plan all along was to use this store to try on her  

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  • Sports & Travel

    COVID-19 cases grow in hard-hit area of Missouri

    MISSION, Kan. — The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients jumped by nearly 27% over the Fourth of July weekend in a hard-hit area of Missouri where immunization rates are low, leading to a temporary ventilator shortfall and a public call for help from respiratory therapists. The delta variant, first identified in India, is spreading rapidly, straining hospitals in Springfield and raising fresh fears that the situation could soon grow worse as holiday gatherings seed fresh cases. Missouri leads the nation with the most new cases per capita in the past 14 days. As of Monday, CoxHealth and the city’s other  

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