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EU chief calls for debate on making COVID-19 New! 2021-12-01 11:04:22The chief of the European Union’s executive arm says EU nations should consider making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory because too many people s

US manufacturing activity continues growth in November New! 2021-12-01 10:58:15U.S. manufacturing activity grew at a faster pace in November as companies continue to struggle to keep up with demand amid ongoing supply shortages a

Stocks rise as Wall Street's wild omicron ride New! 2021-12-01 10:39:30The latest move in Wall Street’s jolting roller-coaster ride is back up, as stocks, oil and bond yields climb in Wednesday morning trading to re

Putin demands NATO guarantees not to expand eastward New! 2021-12-01 10:04:16Russian President Vladimir Putin says that Moscow would seek Western guarantees that would preclude any further NATO expansion and the deployment of i

Omicron unravels travel industry's plans for a comeback New! 2021-12-01 10:00:02Tourism businesses that were just finding their footing after nearly two years of devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic are being rattled again

EU to make it harder for migrants to New! 2021-12-01 09:43:28Top European Union migration officials are offering to ease asylum rules for Poland, Lithuania and Latvia in response to what the EU says is a “

Exxon Mobil ups spending on emission reduction plan New! 2021-12-01 09:28:46Exxon Mobil says it is boosting its spending on greenhouse gas emission-reduction projects to $15 billion over the next six years and anticipates meet

Vaccine champions Spain, Portugal focus on the reluctant New! 2021-12-01 09:14:39Lines have returned for those seeking vaccine shots in Portugal and Spain

Haugen returns to DC as Congress weighs social New! 2021-12-01 08:26:17U.S. lawmakers are putting forward proposals to curb social media giants by limiting their free-speech protections against legal liability

Japan suspends new flight reservations as omicron spreads New! 2021-12-01 05:29:10Japan has asked international airlines to stop taking new reservations for all flights arriving in the country until the end of December in a further

China calls on citizens to leave eastern Congo New! 2021-12-01 04:44:01China is urging its citizens to leave three provinces in eastern Congo as violence intensifies in the mineral-rich region

'Buy now, pay later' catches on just in New! 2021-12-01 03:08:21Fueled by several financial technology companies as well as an entry by the big credit card companies, Americans now have the option to “buy now

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ViacomCBS reaches deal to sell Studio City lot 2021-11-30 10:06:05Hackman Capital Partners announced it's buying CBS' Radford studio lot, home to 'Seinfeld,' 'Mary Tyler Moore' and 'Parks and Recreation.'

Column: Soaring insulin prices reveal clout, and greed, 2021-11-30 09:00:32USC researchers found that middlemen are pocketing a growing share of revenue from insulin sales -- another sign of the drug market's inefficiency.

Labor board orders a new Amazon union election 2021-11-29 17:18:55The order for a new union election for Amazon warehouse workers comes after a review of the company's conduct during the union drive this year.

'Modern Family' creator Steve Levitan sells Malibu beach 2021-11-29 15:49:57TV producer Steve Levitan has nearly tripled his money in Malibu, selling a beach house for $14.17 million that he bought two decades ago for $5.4 mil

Dolph Lundgren's Hollywood Hills home sells for $3.71 2021-11-29 14:29:30In Hollywood Hills, action star Dolph Lundgren just sold his modern home of three years for $3.71 million.

Photos: Black Friday brings out diehards for the 2021-11-26 16:36:12Malls and stores report decent-sized crowds, if not the floods of people that used to fight over the latest toys and electronics.

Black Friday lacks luster as pandemic shopping habits 2021-11-26 12:06:33The supply-chain crisis and COVID fears seemed to hold shoppers back, as Black Friday 2021 came and went without major discounts or huge crowds.

Column: There's a right way and a wrong 2021-11-26 09:00:15Are inflation fears unreasonable? It depends on how you're spending your money.

A broken supply chain is a moneymaking opportunity. 2021-11-26 09:00:05The logjam at the ports and larger supply chain disruptions have led to record-setting profits for big companies in the logistics business.

'Everything is sky high': Higher prices, barer tables 2021-11-25 08:00:50From canned staples to full Thanksgiving dinners, L.A. food banks and community centers help households feeling the pinch of higher prices this year.

High gas prices are hitting heavy-duty pickup owners 2021-11-24 09:00:23Sales of ever-larger pickup trucks have been keeping the U.S. auto industry flush in recent years. Now gas that can top $6 per gallon is changing the

What's open, what's closed on Thanksgiving and Black 2021-11-24 08:00:12As Target puts a permanent end to Thanksgiving in-store shopping, plenty of other retailers are open. And Black Friday shopping starts early.

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Fed members ready to raise interest rates if 2021-11-24 19:21:20Minutes from the November Fed meeting show members concerned about inflation and willing to raise interest rates should it continue to run hot.

Inflation is not going away any time soon 2021-11-24 18:13:46Inflation has blossomed into a chief concern for the White House, which has ramped up efforts to remedy supply-chain interruptions.

The Federal Reserve is likely to become a 2021-11-24 15:24:40Expect more tough talk from the Federal Reserve as it may weigh winding down its bond program sooner than expected.

How climate change is raising the price of 2021-11-24 12:05:31Many of the ingredients that go into holiday pies have been hit by floods, fires and drought, causing shortages and pushing prices higher.

Weekly jobless claims post stunning decline to 199,000, 2021-11-24 11:02:03Initial jobless claims totaled 199,000 last week, the lowest since 1969, easily beating Dow Jones estimates for 260,000.

Key inflation figure for the Fed up 4.1% 2021-11-24 10:42:09Prices for core personal consumption expenditures increased 4.1% from a year ago, the highest since January 1991.

Unusual holiday home-buying surge pushes mortgage demand higher 2021-11-24 07:00:01An unusual fall surge in home buying is driving mortgage demand higher, even as interest rates rise.

Not since Americans came home from World War 2021-11-24 06:39:55Not since Americans came home from World War II has inflation percolated through the economy like it is now, and it could continue to do so for month

Biden picks Jerome Powell to lead the Fed 2021-11-22 19:38:22President Joe Biden made the announcement Monday morning following weeks of speculation that Fed Governor Lael Brainard could get the spot.

Home sales rose in October as investors rushed 2021-11-22 15:11:32Home sales rose in October compared with September, as a larger share of investors moved into the market.

Here's what you need to know about Lael 2021-11-22 14:47:57Biden's decision to nominate Lael Brainard is thought to be the work of progressives, who say she'll put emphasis on climate change and equitability

Market is ‘one more bad inflation report’ away 2021-11-22 10:02:26Long-term market bull Jeremy Siegel warns the Federal Reserve will likely take a more aggressive approach to fighting inflation within weeks.

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Inflation Surged Again in October, With P.C.E. Index 2021-11-24 16:10:18Prices climbed by 5 percent in the 12 months through October, according to Personal Consumption Expenditures price index data released Wednesday.

For Afghan Refugees, a Choice Between Community and 2021-11-24 16:01:53In resettling thousands of displaced Afghans, the Biden administration must weigh their need for support against the needs of the U.S. labor market.

Inflation Worries Dominated the Federal Reserve’s Last Meeting 2021-11-24 15:54:19Some central bank officials suggested a quicker pace of tapering economic stimulus might be needed.

The Inflation Miscalculation Complicating Biden’s Agenda 2021-11-24 15:38:13Administration officials blame the Delta variant for a prolonged stretch of consumer spending on goods, rather than services, pushing up prices and cr

Initial unemployment claims last week fell to a 2021-11-24 12:13:40On a seasonally adjusted basis, the figure fell to 199,000, a milestone in the economic recovery from the shock of the pandemic.

Ifeoma Ozoma Blew the Whistle on Pinterest. Now 2021-11-24 05:00:27Ifeoma Ozoma, who accused Pinterest of discrimination, has become a key figure in helping tech employees disclose, and fight, mistreatment at work.

Inflation Batters Pakistan and Puts Pressure on Imran 2021-11-23 17:25:14Rising prices and a weakened currency are straining households, intensifying pressure on Prime Minister Imran Khan to find solutions.

As Virus Cases Rise in Europe, an Economic 2021-11-23 14:50:06A series of restrictions, including a lockdown in Austria, is expected to put a brake on economic growth.

Elizabeth Warren Says She Will Oppose Jerome Powell’s 2021-11-23 07:26:03“I will vote against him,” the senator said in a statement, but other powerful lawmakers said his reappointment would provide economic sta

Biden Will Keep Jerome Powell as Federal Reserve 2021-11-22 20:58:10The White House returned to a longstanding pattern in which presidents reappoint the same leader of the Federal Reserve regardless of partisan identit

Lael Brainard is Tapped For Vice Chair of 2021-11-22 19:21:00The longtime Washington insider is now the central bank’s No. 2. That could give her more bandwidth to influence policy.

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Will Test Airlines 2021-11-22 17:51:31Thanksgiving will be the biggest test of the system’s resilience since the pandemic began, with millions more passengers than last year.

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WHO expects to have more information on Omicron New! 2021-12-01 11:00:29That was faster than the "weeks" the WHO had predicted last week that it would take to assess the data available on the variant after designating it

Centre pushes Maharashtra to change quarantine, Covid-19 test New! 2021-12-01 10:55:53Maharashtra however has taken a different position and introduced more stringent rules including mandatory seven-day institutional quarantine for arri

India's merchandise exports rise 26% in Nov; trade New! 2021-12-01 10:44:20Imports in November were at $53.15 bn, an increase of 57.18% over $33.81 bn

LIVE: At least 23 countries have reported cases New! 2021-12-01 10:33:16Several WHO advisory groups have met over the last couple of days to evaluate the emerging evidence, says Tedros Adhanom

6 passengers from 'at-risk' countries test Covid positive: New! 2021-12-01 10:28:34Four of them arrived in Delhi from London and Amsterdam. Samples sent for genome sequencing.

WhatsApp says banned over 2 million accounts in New! 2021-12-01 10:19:29The Meta-owned platform also WhatsApp also received 500 grievance reports in the same month, and took action on only 18 of those

Omicron: These countries are slapping the unvaccinated with New! 2021-12-01 09:28:20Here are some of the measures against the unvaccinated deployed by governments around the world

'There is no UPA now': Mamata takes jibe New! 2021-12-01 09:23:43'Continuous endeavour is necessary in politics. You can't be abroad most of the time,' says Mamata in a veiled dig at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

SII seeks DCGI's approval for Covishield as booster New! 2021-12-01 09:03:20In an application to DCGI, an SII official cited that the UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has already approved the booster d

Farm Laws Repeal Act 2021 gets President Ram New! 2021-12-01 09:03:03President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday gave his assent to the Farm Laws Repeal Act 2021 that was passed by both houses of Parliament by voice vote on

Bharat Bond ETF third tranche to hit markets New! 2021-12-01 07:41:01The third tranche of Bharat Bond ETF will be launched on December 3 to raise around Rs 5,000 crore to fund growth plans of Central Public Sector Enter

Omicron scare: Govt puts on hold restart of New! 2021-12-01 07:13:11Move comes into force on Dec 15; international flights under air transport bubble with 31 countries will continue for now

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