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Despite job gains too many Americans still out of work, says official

WASHINGTON, DC - Total nonfarm payroll employment in the United States rose by 1.8 million in July, and the unemployment ...

Kroenke Sports Entertainment partners with global sportsbook operator

PointsBet, a global sportsbook operator, and Kroenke Sports Entertainment, LLC announced Friday an entrance into a new, multi-year partnership. The ...

U.S. dollar makes small recovery, Wall Street mixed

NEW YORK, New York - U.S stocks faltered on Friday despite better-than-expected jobs growth in July, and a rebound in ...

Switch revenue jumps 13% in second quarter

Switch is the latest data centre operator to post strong financial results as the global Covid-19 pandemic continues to fail ...

Asian markets topple over after Trump gets stuck into China again

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia tanked on Friday as the U.S. took a big stick to China again, banning ...

Siege at bank in northern France ends

A gunman with psychiatric problems took six people hostage at a bank in Le Havre, northern France, before giving himself ...

Saudi Aramco Profits Dive 73% as Virus Batters Oil Demand

RIYADH - Energy giant Saudi Aramco said on Sunday its second-quarter profits plunged a massive 73 percent due to sharply ...

Twitter, TikTok have had preliminary talks about merger - Dow Jones

Twitter has held early talks about a potential combination with TikTok, the Chinese-owned video-sharing app that the Trump administration has ...

DBP, DA and fintech firm forge alliance to back agripreneurs

CALOOCAN CITY -- State-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has partnered with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and a ...

Kenya is struggling to deliver justice online: what needs to be done

Kenya ordered the closure of courtrooms to the public in April in keeping with government measures to limit gatherings and ...

NBA: LeBron, Giannis and Harden named MVP finalists

New York [USA], Aug 9 (ANI): The National Basketball Association (NBA) on Saturday announced the finalists for six major awards ...

U.S. Fed official calls for economic lockdown to "crush the virus"

Children play on the Charging Bull in New York, the United States, July 29, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)The imperative for a ...

With eye on presidential election, Trump takes tough stand on China

Washington [US], Aug 9 (ANI): US President Donald Trump has of late intensified his actions against China due to upcoming ...

Who Will Win in 2020

WASHINGTON - Ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November, numerous public opinion polls show presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe ...

Windows, Gates and a firewall: Microsoft's delicate castle in China

Microsoft, which is in talks to buy part of Chinese video app TikTok, is one of the few US tech ...

Continued recovery a must as country's GDP shrinks 16.5%

DAVAO CITY, Aug. 7 (PIA)- Pundits in the business and economic field has said that recovery efforts and moves to ...

Bayanihan 2 to help economy recover

QUEZON CITY, Aug. 8 (PIA) - National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Karl T. Chua, in an online press ...

Kamath calls for lowering funding costs to propel growth

New Delhi [India], Aug 8 (ANI): India must have robust infrastructure and bring down the cost of funding if it ...

Biden Risks Alienating Young Black Voters After Race Remarks

WASHINGTON - Joe Biden's controversial remarks about race this week risk alienating young Black voters who despise President Donald Trump ...

Wirecard suspected of lending to partner firms before collapse

German prosecutors suspect Wirecard extended large loans to partner companies before its implosion in June, at a time when the ...

TikTokThreatens toSueafter USMovestoBanApp

TikTok reacted to President Donald Trump's executive order barring U.S. companies and individuals from doing business with its parent company, ...

upGrad launches schemes to make higher education accessible to Bharat

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 8 (ANI/BusinessWire India): upGrad, India's largest online higher education company, which offers national and international university-certified ...

Last-ditch Virus Aid Talks Collapse; No New Help for Jobless

WASHINGTON - A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive collapsing Capitol Hill talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money ended in ...

Democratic Leaders Try to Revive COVID Aid Talks

WASHINGTON - Democratic leaders sought to revive Washington talks on COVID-19 rescue money, summoning Trump administration negotiators to the Capitol ...

Naspers caught in Trump-China feud

Nilan Morar, VP of trading at GT247 said the announcement by Trump relates to the US trade tensions with China. ...

Cape Town protests: 91 cases of unrest over four weeks, says City

Cape Town protests: 45 people arrested on MondayNot only does the City have to direct resources away from other priority ...

China Threatens Retaliation for US Denial of Journalist Visas

China has threatened to retaliate after the United States did not renew visas for some 40 Chinese journalists, whose 90-day ...

US jobs growth tops estimates as rebound grinds on

The US labor market continued to regain ground in July, though at a slower pace, indicating the economic rebound is ...

US-China tensions send Asia markets tumbling

A new China-US flare-up sent markets tumbling Friday, while the mood was also soured by US lawmakers' struggles to agree ...

128 COVID-affected MSMEs benefit from DTI Bataan's livelihood program

BALANGA CITY, Aug. 7 (PIA) -- A total of 128 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Bataan benefitted from ...

US Adds 1.8 Million Jobs in Sign Hiring Has Slowed

WASHINGTON - The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the gains of May and June ...

At moments like these, we need a cultural policy

National crises, like the pandemics that can provoke them, come in stages. Each stage presents leaders with unique problems that ...

We can't let STEM skills become a casualty of COVID-19

Universities and other research organisations in Australia have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.In May, a group led by ...

Trump Orders US Ban on WeChat, TikTok in 45 Days

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump issued executive orders on Thursday banning any U.S. transactions with ByteDance, the Chinese company ...

Tensions Mount over China's Industrial Espionage in US

WASHINGTON - Tensions between the U.S. and China are escalating at a dizzying pace, with July 24 marking the lowest ...

Early access to super doesn't justify higher compulsory contributions

A big part of the Morrison government's response to COVID-19 has been allowing people early access to their superannuation.Australians who ...

Reclaiming our freedoms from big tech and government amid COVID-19

Issues of freedom of the press and privacy are threatened across the world, but not all hope is lost, writes ...

Xinhua world economic news summary at 0900 GMT, Aug. 9

SARAJEVO -- The foreign trade volume of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in the first six months of 2020 amounted to ...

Xinhua world news summary at 0530 GMT, Aug. 9

NEW DELHI -- At least seven people died in India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh when a fire engulfed a ...

Xinhua world economic news summary at 0900 GMT, Aug. 8

NEW YORK -- Oil prices declined on Friday as investors grew concerned over a resurgence in coronavirus infections, which would ...

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Trump thinks 'it would be cool' to invade Venezuela

On Tuesday of this week, the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on Venezuela. Appearing before the committee ...

11 arrests in Virginia and Maryland over shocking sexual exploitation

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia Eleven members or close associates of the infamous MS-13 gang were arrested this week and face numerous charges ...

Desktop review of Melissa Davey's new book on the Pell case

Melissa Davey just a few days ago brought out her book on The Case of George Pell. Davey has followed ...

Seventeen dead, 123 injured as jet breaks in two on landing in India

DUBAI, UAE - An Air India Express flight from Dubai with 190 people on board skidded off a runway and ...

Beirut explosion may be turning point for Lebanon

ROME - Numbness and shock at first - now fury. The massive blast at Beirut's port Tuesday night that wrecked ...

Collision between truck and Land Cruiser claims life of Tajik singer

DUSHANBE - Hundreds of fans have come to bid farewell to one of Tajikistan's most popular singers, Bahrom Ghafuri, who ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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