Fri, 17 Sep 2021

Hang Seng dive puts skids under Asian stocks

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Shares in Hong Kong tumbled again on Thursday, dragging most of the Asian region's bourses down.The ...

Confederation of British Industry calls for lower taxes

LONDON, England: The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has urged the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, to stop ...

Australia halt Qantas-Japan Airlines flight sharing

SYDNEY, Australia: Citing competition concerns as international travel is soon to resume, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has ...

Solid gains on Wall Street, Nasdaq punches out 124 points advance

NEW YORK, New York - Wall Street went against the global trend on Wednesday with all stock indices making solid ...

Ireland government calls for building 33,000 new homes per year

DUBLIN, Ireland: The Irish government has announced a multibillion dollar plan to resolve the nation's ongoing housing crisis, which has ...

Greek PM announces surprise economic growth of 5.9% in 2021

ATHENS, Greece: Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday that the nation's economy is predicted to grow by 5.9 ...

Chips down in Hong Kong as Macau's casinos take beating

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Shares in Hong Kong tumbled on Wednesday as casino stocks were sold heavily on the back ...

Marks & Spencer rumored to weigh closing French stores

LONDON, England: As new trade rules following Britain's departure from the European Union continue to impact product availability in stores, ...

U.S. House stops opening of copper mine after residents complain

WASHINGTON D.C.: A United States House of Representatives committee has stopped all work at Rio Tinto Limited's Resolution copper mine ...

U.S. stocks cascade lower, Dow Jones drops 292 points.

NEW YORK, New York - A less-than-expected CPI jump in August failed to lift U.S. markets on Tuesday."We're in a ...

U.S. court rules to limit some Apple App Store rules

SAN FRANCISCO, California: In a partial win for Epic Games, creator of "Fortnite," and other app makers, U.S. District Judge ...

Democrats seek to up tax incentive for buying union-made EVs

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Toyota and Honda have sharply criticized a proposal in Congress that would provide a $4,500 tax incentive for ...

Japanese investors continue to bid up stocks

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - There is no stopping the rally in stocks in Japan at present. Despite the slashing of ...

Amazon to open 2 Whole Foods stores with no cashiers and no cash

SEATTLE, Washington: Amazon, which owns grocery chain Whole Foods, said it will open two cashier-less stores, enabling customers to shop ...

Sales of Illinois sports license plates brings in $13M for schools

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois: The state of Illinois has contributed $13 million to its public schools from the sale of specialty license ...

U.S. stocks struggle but Dow and Standard and Poor's 500 eke out gains

NEW YORK, New York - It was a mixed environment for U.S. stocks on Monday, with the Dow Jones registering ...

In bid to recruit, retain staff, Amazon to pay college tuitions

SEATTLE, Washington: Amazon will pay for the college tuition of its staff members, the company announced this week.Tuition payments will ...

Wells Fargo must pay new $250 mln fine for not compensating customers

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Wells Fargo was fined $250 million and is facing restrictions on its business after it failed to adequately ...

Japanese stock markets extend week-long rally

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia kicked off the week in an upward trajectory on Monday, although Hong Kong's ...

In spite of Covid, German industrial production increased in July

BERLIN, Germany: After three consecutive months of declines caused by supply chain issues, German industrial production increased in July, according ...

San Diego Electric commits fraud in bulb program, fined $57M

SAN DIEGO, California: San Diego Gas and Electric has agreed to refund $51.6 million to consumers and pay a $5.5 ...

U.S to make decision on allowing sales of e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON D.C.: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will take more time to evaluate whether e-cigarette maker Juul Labs and ...

Meat industry rejects White House blame for rise in consumer prices

WASHINGTON D.C.: The White House is seeking to toughen its approach toward meat packaging firms, which it believes are responsible ...

NBC: 2022 Super Bowl ads cost $6.5 mln, Beijing Olympics ads sold out

NEW YORK CITY, New York: NBC is reportedly selling 30-second advertisements for the 2022 Super Bowl for a record $6.5 ...

Arizona judge oks betting run by professional sports teams

PHOENIX, Arizona: Maricopa County Superior Court Judge James Smith this week refused to block a new Arizona law allowing professional ...

India's biggest coding competition for women TechGig Geek

New Delhi [India], September 16 (ANI/TechGig): No truer words have been spoken than Michelle Obama's remark that "there is no ...

EU adopts strategy for cooperation in Indo-Pacific

By By Naveen KapoorBrussels [Belgium] September 16 (ANI): European Commission and the High Representative on Thursday adopted a Joint Communication ...

EZ Ranking helps businesses get established

New Delhi [India], September 16 (ANI/India PR Distribution): EZ Ranking is a leading and pioneer digital marketing and SEO agency ...

China's non-financial outbound direct investment down 4.3 pct in Jan.-Aug.

© Provided by Xinhua BEIJING, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- China's non-financial outbound direct investment (ODI) reached 459.71 billion yuan in ...

House Democrats Seek Major Tax Hike on Wealthy, Businesses

WASHINGTON - House Democrats this week have proposed a bill that would sharply raise taxes on wealthy Americans and corporations ...

Phil Mickelson set to hit pause, possibly for 3 months

Phil Mickelson is set to play in the 2021-22 PGA Tour season opener this week at Napa, Calif., with a ...

Vaccination efforts geared up in U.S. as COVID-19 kills 1 in 500 Americans

© Provided by Xinhua COVID-19 deaths and cases in the United States have climbed to levels not seen since last ...

EU Chief Says Bloc To Press Poland, Hungary On Democratic Values

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says the bloc will maintain pressure on members Poland and Hungary to uphold ...

EU's von der Leyen calls for more COVID-19 vaccination efforts

© Provided by Xinhua Von der Leyen promised an additional 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to be donated by ...

Census: Relief Programs Staved Off Hardship in COVID Crash

WASHINGTON - Massive government relief passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic moved millions of Americans out of poverty last ...

Rajnath Singh addresses in 'Indo-US Economic Summit'

New Delhi [India], September 15 (ANI): Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that Indo-US cooperation will go a ...

China, S. Korea vow to boost bilateral ties, strengthen cooperation

© Provided by Xinhua Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the two sides should take the 30th ...

BharatPe launches 'BharatPe Lagao, World Cup Jao' contest

New Delhi [India], September 15 (ANI/NewsVoir): Keeping up with its endeavour to empower small merchants, BharatPe, India's leading fintech Company ...

Five steps for Nigeria's athletes to build personal brands

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics have come and gone. The games always motivate some young people to get into sports. But ...

South Africa's labour market trends from 2009 to 2019: a lost decade?

Unemployment remains one of South Africa's most pressing economic and social challenges. Over the past two decades it has also ...

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Wildfires threaten popular Spanish resort of Estepona

ESTEPONA, Spain: Spain sent in its military to help fight a wildfire that is continuing to threaten the popular Costa ...

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo announces candidacy for president

PARIS, France: The Socialist Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, said she will run in the 2022 French presidential election, despite ...

Greek PM announces surprise economic growth of 5.9% in 2021

ATHENS, Greece: Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday that the nation's economy is predicted to grow by 5.9 ...

France's Le Pen proposes nationalizing motorways, selling tv, radio

PARIS, France: Far-right political leader Marine Le Pen has told French daily Le Figaro of her desire to nationalize France's ...

In spite of Covid, German industrial production increased in July

BERLIN, Germany: After three consecutive months of declines caused by supply chain issues, German industrial production increased in July, according ...

Trial of 20 accused of 2015 attack that killed 130 begins in Paris

PARIS, France: The trial of 20 men implicated in a jihadist attack claimed by Islamic State, which killed 130 people ...

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