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China's Shanghai Composite rebounds, gains nearly two percent

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks on Asian markets opened the week solidly higher.China's Shanghai Composite let the way, jumping 66.93 ...

Uber tells returning employees they must be vaccinated against Covid

SAN FRANCISCO, California: Uber Technologies Inc will open its offices in late October, postponing from the earlier announced September 13, ...

Biden seeks pledge of 40% electric vehicles by 2030

WASHINGTON, D.C.: In a bid to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, the White House has asked automakers to voluntarily pledge to ...

Price increase helps jump in McDonalds revenues

CHICAGO, IL: Global sales and profits for McDonald's Corp surged past Wall Street targets on Wednesday, attributed to fresh additions ...

Pfizer seeks permission to administer third Covid dose

NEW YORK CITY, New York: Pfizer has projected a 29 percent increase in the sales of its COVID-19 vaccine in ...

Biden says ban on rental evictions to end on Saturday

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The nationwide ban that prevents landlords from evicting those who do not pay their rent will expire Saturday.The ...

UPS shares fall to lowest in 3 months as e-commerce declines

NEW YORK CITY, New York: Shares of United Parcel Service (UPS) fell to its lowest in three months on July ...

Worldwide semiconductor chip shortage to hit manufacturing of iPhones

CUPERTINO, California: Apple Inc said this week that the global chip shortage could soon affect iPhone production, with declining revenue ...

Walmart to pay for employees' college tuition, cost of books

BENTONVILLE, Arkansas: Retailer Walmart, the largest private employer in the U.S., has announced it will cover the full cost of ...

U.S. stocks slip on Amazon revenue forecasts

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks fell across the board on Friday with Amazon a stand-out for sellers. The ...

Amazon says it will not accept bitcoin for online payments

SEATTLE, Washington: Amazon.com denied media reports on July 26 that the company was considering accepting bitcoins as a form of ...

4 ways extreme heat hurts the economy

Summer 2021 will likely be one of the hottest on record as dozens of cities in the West experience all-time ...

Global container port congestion squeezes operators' margin

London [UK], Aug 2 (ANI): Global container port congestion has increased port operators' costs and put pressure on their margins, ...

Steel federation slams Numsa dispute as strike looms

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa slammed the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa's decision to ...

Sensex jumps 364 points, realty and auto stocks spurt

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 2 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices closed 0.7 per cent higher on Monday tracking positive global cues ...

U.S. debt limit reinstated without clear plan to avoid potential default

© Provided by Xinhua Without new legislation to suspend or increase the debt limit, the U.S. Treasury Department will not ...

Output growth reinstated amid rebound in factory orders

New Delhi [India], August 2 (ANI): Operating conditions in India improved during July after growth was halted by the escalation ...

Andhra BJP slams YSRCP govt

Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) [India], August 2 (ANI): BJP Andhra Pradesh General Secretary and MLC PVN Madhav stated that the state ...

Varun Beverages PAT jumps to Rs 319 crore as lockdowns ease

Gurugram (Haryana) [India], Aug 2 (ANI): Varun Beverages Ltd (VBL), a key player in beverage industry and one of the ...

Invest a portion of salary in a Bajaj Finance Online FD

Pune (Maharashtra) [India], August 2 (ANI/NewsVoir): Saving a decent portion of one's salary monthly is of utmost importance and is ...

Microland recognized as 'Finalist'

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India]/London [UK]/Atlanta (Georgia) [USA], August 2 (ANI/PRNewswire): Microland today announced it has been [named a finalist (runner-up) in ...

NeoGrowth Social Impact Study 2021

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 2 (ANI/PRNewswire): NeoGrowth, India's leading digital lender serving underbanked SME businesses, recently released the Social Impact ...

Nehru's policies behind today's inflation: MP Minister

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], August 1 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh BJP minister Vishvas Sarang accused "foreign-educated" Jawaharlal Nehru for sacrificing Mahatma ...

Bitcoin rallies past $40 000 level to highest since mid-May

Bitcoin hit its highest level since mid-May and continues to build momentum.The largest cryptocurrency gained Sunday for an 11th day ...

Research and development are key to resilient food systems in Africa

What will it take to build sustainable, resilient food systems in African countries? This was among the questions considered at ...

Is America's oil industry too big to fail

America's oil and gas industry employs over 11 million people and is worth more than $1.6 trillion, making the energy ...

Top economists say cutting immigration is no way to boost wages

Australia's top economists have overwhelmingly rejected cuts to either permanent or temporary migration as a means of restoring lost wage ...

Russians Hacked Federal Prosecutors, US Justice Department Says

WASHINGTON - The Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign broke into the email accounts of some of the ...

Florida Sets Daily Record of More Than 21,000 COVID-19 Cases

Florida reported a record 21,683 COVID-19 cases on Saturday, making the Southeastern U.S. state the national epicenter of the coronavirus ...

Telemedicine poses challenges for evaluating treatment

Washington [US], August 1 (ANI): As an outcome of the COVID pandemic, people globally experienced how teleconferencing platforms help them ...

Justice Department Says Russians Hacked U.S. Federal Prosecutors

The U.S. Justice Department says the Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign broke into the email accounts of ...

US oil giants to keep a lid on spending even as profits surge

US oil giants ExxonMobil and Chevron reported strong profits on Friday riding a wave of higher prices amid recovering demand, ...

Poverty challenge can't be solved without economic growth - Kganyago

SA Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago says central banks contribute to growth by ensuring financial and price stability.Kganyago, during the ...

Amazon Hit With Record EU Data Privacy Fine

Amazon.com Inc has been hit with a record $886.6 million (746 million euros) European Union fine for processing personal data ...

Pfizer and Moderna raise prices for Covid-19 vaccines sold in Europe

Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna have raised the prices of their Covid-19 vaccines in their latest European Union supply contracts, ...

Covid-19 crisis hits India's booming film industry hard

The pandemic has cast a huge shadow on India's flourishing movie business with shutdowns impacting box office revenues and the ...

Tata Nexon Electric Demand Is As Good As Nexon Diesel Demand

Demand Is As Good As Nexon Diesel Demand With electric mobility given a serious push in the country, we are ...

Market exchange rates in China -- Aug. 2

BEIJING, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- The following are the central parity rates of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, ...

China's Bond Connect program continues to thrive in July

BEIJING, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- China's Bond Connect program continued to see robust activity in July, data released by Bond ...

Interview: Logitech committed to investing in China, says CEO

by Martina Fuchs GENEVA, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Bracken Darrell, chief executive officer (CEO) of Swiss computer peripherals manufacturer Logitech, ...

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40 Years of MTV: the channel that shaped popular culture as we know it

MTV's first broadcast on August 1 1981 opened with footage of a shuttle launch and the words "ladies and gentleman, ...

Hamlet: a play that speaks to pandemics past and present

I went to the theatre for the first time in 15 months to see the Theatre Royal Windsor's new production ...

Shah Rukh Khan poses shirtless for Dabboo Ratnani calendar

New Delhi [India], August 2 (ANI): Unveiling the most anticipated photo from his annual calendar shoot, fashion photographer Dabboo Ratnani ...

One Makeup Stick for eyes, cheeks and lips

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 2 (ANI/NewsVoir): What if we told you that your entire makeup arsenal can fit inside a ...

Vedanta Aluminium becomes India's largest green power

New Delhi [India], August 2 (ANI/NewsVoir): Vedanta Aluminium Business, India's largest producer of aluminium and value-added products, became India's largest ...

Khela Hobe slogan will reverberate across India: Mamata

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], August 2 (ANI): The 'Khela Hobe' slogan will reverberate across India in the coming days, said ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

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