Mon, 19 Apr 2021

Serious housing shortage seen as new housing starts surge

WASHINGTON D.C.: Construction of new homes in the United States reached 1.74 million in March, which was a 19 percent ...

Jobless claims fall as economists see U.S. rebounding

NEW YORK, New York: Buoyed by the pandemic relief package and increased U.S. COVID-19 vaccinations, retail sales rebounded 9.8 percent ...

Japanese, foreign bids expected for Toshiba purchase

TOKYO, Japan: Japanese media reports indicate that numerous groups, both foreign and domestic, are bidding to purchase Toshiba Corp. Among ...

Macron says Notre Dame will partially reopen in 2024

PARIS, France: French President Emmanuel Macron visited the site of the fire that devastated Notre Dame cathedral two years ago. ...

Oil remains high due to projections of increased demand

NEW YORK, New York: Oil prices fell this week, but held their month-long highs after futures saw a jump amid ...

American optimistic as March revenues up for first time since pandemic

FORT WORTH, Texas: American Airlines reported positive operating cash flows for the month of March amid a revival in domestic ...

New Zealand bans live cow exports due to shipping conditions

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: New Zealand has announced it is banning the transport of cows and other animals by sea due ...

Dow Jones and Standard and Poor's 500 cruise to new record highs

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks powered ahead on Friday breaking new records, as sharemarkets generally around the globe ...

Intel to manufacture chips for cars in U.S., Ireland, Israel

SANTA CLARA, California: U.S. semiconductor company Intel Corp is in discussions to begin production of chips for automakers, in a ...

Moderna study for U.S. shows vaccine 95% effective after 6 months

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: A new study indicates that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine protects recipients for over six months with a 95 ...

Stocks in Asia jump after China records 18.3% growth in first quarter

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - An astonishing 18.30 percent GDP growth in the fourth quarter in China drove Asian stock markets ...

Tesla with ?no one? driving crashes in Texas, killing two men

A Tesla electric car that "no one" was driving crashed late Saturday in Texas, killing the two passengers, according to ...

'No Driver' Tesla Involved in Deadly Crashin Texas

Two men were killed in a crash in Texas while riding in a Tesla car that police said almost certainly ...

EU poised to unveil green-friendly investment list

The European Commission will release a classification system on energy sources and technology considered to be sustainable investments.A leak of ...

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa says 'fight still on' to fix broken economy

Zimbabwe's economy is plagued with annual inflation of 241% and chronic foreign-currency shortages.President Emmerson Mnangagwa says fixing the economy will ...

Biden defends not immediately raising refugee cap

Washington [US], April 18 (ANI): US President Joe Biden on Saturday explained his initial decision to not increase the limit ...

Biden ignored Commanders' advice on leaving Afghanistan

Washington [US], April 18 (ANI): Top US military commanders were recommending against a full withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, ...

Asset quality headwinds to impact retail NBFC net earnings

New Delhi [India], April 17 (ANI): The growth in assets under management (AUMs) of retail non-banking financial company (retail NBFC) ...

Pirates look to continue success vs. Brewers

It's doubtful anyone is bringing back the old-time refrain of "Break up the Bucs" -- besides, Pittsburgh Pirates management pretty ...

China reluctant to barter J-10C with Iran: Military analyst

Beijing [China], April 17 (ANI): Beijing is hesitant to let Iran have its J-10C lightweight fighter jet in a barter ...

China's economy burgeons in post pandemic: media

© Provided by Xinhua China's economy grew 18.3 percent year on year in the January-March quarter of 2021, as strong ...

JT Brubaker pitches Pirates past host Brewers

Colin Moran and Gregory Polanco homered Friday to back a strong start by JT Brubaker as the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates ...

Schneider Electric Infra appoints Sudhakaran as new MD, CEO

New Delhi [India], Apr 17 (ANI): Schneider Electric Infrastructure Ltd has appointed Sanjay Sudhakaran as Additional Director, Managing Director and ...

Double-digit growth for Italtile as home improvement gains popularity

JSE-listed bathroom ware retailer Italtile said total retail store sales improved by 18.5% for the nine months to end March ...

Russian stock market shrugs off new US sanctions risks

Key indices on the Moscow Exchange rebounded on Friday, just a day after the US unveiled new anti-Russian sanctions targeting ...

Nigeria Worries About Meeting Vaccination Targets

ABUJA, NIGERIA - Nigerian authorities are stepping up efforts to vaccinate more people against COVID-19 after a slow rollout blamed ...

Asian markets rise after record China growth, Wall St surge

Asian markets rose Friday as record Chinese economic growth reaffirmed the country's strong recovery.Officials in Beijing said the world's second-biggest ...

Dow ends over 34 000 for 1st time on good bank earnings, data

Wall Street stocks shot to fresh records on Thursday following blowout earnings from large banks and strong US labor and ...

China's economy sees record growth after Covid-19 pandemic slump

The Chinese economy has shaken off the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis, expanding at a record pace of 18.3% in ...

How Black Lives Matter put slave reparations back on the agenda

The US House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to advance a bill that would create a commission to study ...

Daunte Wright's Killing Makes the Case for Shrinking Police Budgets

How many Black people have to be killed by police before politicians realize that expensive reforms don't work?By Sonali KolhatkarThree ...

S. Korea's foreign currency deposit rises in March

SEOUL, April 19 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's foreign currency deposit rose in March as domestic exporters deposited export proceeds in ...

Market exchange rates in China -- April 19

BEIJING, April 19 (Xinhua) -- The following are the central parity rates of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, ...

Albania opens 2nd int'l airport

TIRANA, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Albania opened its second international airport on Sunday with the landing of the first passenger ...

China Focus: Asian economy to grow 6.5 pct in 2021: report

BOAO, Hainan, April 18 (Xinhua) -- The growth rate of the Asian economy in 2021 is expected to reach at ...

Interview: China's economic growth off to encouraging start

BEIJING, April 18 (Xinhua) -- China's economic growth has embraced an encouraging start in the first quarter of the year ...

Decarbonization to push transition of China's construction sector: report

BEIJING, April 18 (Xinhua) -- China's efforts to cut carbon emissions will drive the upgrade of its construction sector, benefiting ...

Xinhua world economic news summary at 0930 GMT, April 18

MOMBASA, Kenya -- Kenya will rely on charter flights to boost tourism numbers during the challenging COVID-19 pandemic period, a ...

"Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet" leads China's box office

BEIJING, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Japanese animation film "Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet" led the Chinese mainland box office on ...

Asia sees thriving digital trade: report

BOAO, Hainan, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Digital trade practices in Asia have developed rapidly, and Asian digital trade formats still ...

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Coronavirus rates at record high among 19 and younger in Michigan

ATLANTA, Georgia: As Covid-19 cases again increase in states such as Michigan and Minnesota, officials have voiced concern about children ...

Canadian court upholds agreement with U.S. on refusing asylum seekers

OTTAWA, Canada: A Canadian appeals court has upheld a Canada-U.S. agreement to turn back asylum seekers.The ruling overturned a Canadian ...

Disneyland set to re-start operations, Covid precautions in place

BURBANK, California: Disneyland is set to reopen on April 30 and tickets are now being sold for the first time ...

Brexit trade agreement on track for approval by European Parliament

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Committees of the European Parliament handling relations with Britain have approved the EU-UK post-Brexit trade and cooperation deal, ...

After 20,000 servers hacked, all U.S. agencies ordered to use patches

WASHINGTON D.C.: All U.S. government agencies have been directed to install patches on Microsoft software to prevent hacking into emails.The ...

Take trains, not flights, French parliament to tell travelers

PARIS, France: French lawmakers are expected to approve a ban on any domestic flight that can be covered by train ...

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