US Jobless Claims Dip To New Pandemic Low

Reading Time: 3 minutes Washington: Initial applications for US jobless aid dipped again last week, falling to a new pandemic low, according to government data released Thursday. New unemployment claims fell 6,000 to 290,000, seasonally adjusted, in the week ended October 16, the lowest level since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. That was before the spread of … Read more

China Vows To open Up Market, But US Sees No Change

Reading Time: 5 minutes Geneva: China on Wednesday promised the World Trade Organization it would further open its vast market, but the United States swiftly countered that Beijing showed “no inclination to change”. Beijing made the pledges during a WTO review of China’s trade practices, an exercise held behind closed doors that all 164 members of the global trade … Read more

Dow futures are little changed ahead of a big week of earnings

Reading Time: 6 minutes U.S. stock index futures were little changed during early morning trading on Monday, after the major averages posted their best week in months amid a stronger-than-expected start to earnings season. Futures contracts tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped just 3 points. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures both traded in mildly negative … Read more

Dow jumps 380 points Friday, posts winning week after strong start to earnings season

Reading Time: 5 minutes U.S. stocks rose Friday as better-than-expected third-quarter earnings reports boosted the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its best weekly performance since June. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 382.20 points, or about 1.1%, to 35,294.76. The S&P 500 added roughly 0.8% at 4,471.37, and the Nasdaq Composite rose 0.5% to 14,897.34. The three major indexes … Read more

U.S. to lift travel ban Nov. 8, allowing vaccinated international visitors into the country

Reading Time: 3 minutes The White House said Friday it would allow international travelers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 into the U.S. starting Nov. 8, lifting a ban on visitors from the European Union, UK and other countries. The White House last month said it planned to lift the travel restrictions, which barred most non-U.S. citizens who had … Read more

haiti: 17 American missionaries kidnapped in Haiti, officials say – Times of India

Reading Time: 4 minutes As many as 17 Christian missionaries from the United States and their family members, including children, were kidnapped on Saturday by a gang in Port-au-Prince as they were leaving an orphanage, according to Haitian security officials. Details of the kidnapping remained unclear, but local officials said the missionaries were abducted from a bus headed to … Read more

Turkey says it will do ‘what is necessary’ after Syria attacks – Times of India

Reading Time: 2 minutes ANKARA: Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday Turkey would “do what is necessary for its security” and said the United States and Russia bore responsibility over cross-border attacks by Syrian Kurdish YPG militia. President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that an attack that Ankara blamed on the U.S.-backed YPG that killed two Turkish police … Read more

US To Open Land Borders To Vaccinated Travelers In November: Official

Reading Time: 2 minutes US already announced in September that it would lift bans in November on all vaccinated air passengers. Washington, United States: The United States will open its land borders with Mexico and Canada in “early November” to non-essential travelers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, a senior White House official announced Tuesday. The official said the … Read more

US, UK warn citizens of threat to Kabul hotels – Times of India

Reading Time: < 1 minute KABUL: The United States and Britain warned their citizens on Monday to stay away from hotels in the Afghan capital Kabul, particularly the well-known Serena. “US citizens who are at or near the Serena Hotel should leave immediately,” the US State Department said, citing “security threats” in the area. #warn #citizens #threat #Kabul #hotels #Times … Read more

China accuses US of restricting, suppressing Chinese students for hours at LA airport – Times of India

Reading Time: 4 minutes LOS ANGELES: China has accused the United States of restricting and suppressing Chinese students for dozens of hours at Los Angeles airport “for no reason”. Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles, California said it has urged the US to “stop restricting and suppressing Chinese students” for no reason, Global Times reported. According to the Chinese … Read more