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  • Violence in Israel challenges Joe Biden's 'stand back' approach May 12, 2021 03:40 PM IST

    Violence in Israel challenges Joe Biden's 'stand back' approach

    Even before the recent explosion of violence in Israel and the Gaza Strip, analysts agreed that prospects for a successful negotiation continued to look hopeless in the near term, with neither side prepared to make concessions the other would demand.

  • Asia shares at one-month lows as sell-off extends on inflation anxiety May 12, 2021 07:27 AM IST

    Asia shares at one-month lows as sell-off extends on inflation anxiety

    MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan faltered 0.5%, after tumbling 1.6% on Tuesday for its biggest daily percentage drop since March 24.

  • US expands use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to 12-15 year-olds May 11, 2021 08:15 AM IST

    US expands use of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to 12-15 year-olds

    COVID-19 vaccine shots for the age group could begin as soon as May 13, after a federal advisory committee issues recommendations for using the two-dose vaccine in 12- to 15-year-olds

  • Top US fuel pipeline remains days from reopening after cyberattack May 11, 2021 07:44 AM IST

    Top US fuel pipeline remains days from reopening after cyberattack

    The attack on the Colonial Pipeline, which carries nearly half the fuel consumed along the US East Coast, is one of the most disruptive digital ransom schemes ever reported.

  • 'Vaccine tourists' fly from abroad for injections on US beach May 10, 2021 02:05 PM IST

    'Vaccine tourists' fly from abroad for injections on US beach

    Sweating under the Sunday afternoon sun, visitors checked into an online system -- no proof of residence required -- and soon after received a free, single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine and a vaccination card.

  • Cyberattack on vital US pipeline linked to criminal gang May 10, 2021 09:14 AM IST

    Cyberattack on vital US pipeline linked to criminal gang

    The pipeline, operated by Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline, carries gasoline and other fuel from Texas to the Northeast -- delivering roughly 45 percent of fuel consumed on the East Coast

  • Top US fuel pipeline operator shuts network after cyber attack May 08, 2021 09:46 PM IST

    Top US fuel pipeline operator shuts network after cyber attack

    Colonial has engaged a third-party cybersecurity firm to launch an investigation and contacted law enforcement and other federal agencies, it said.

  • Here is why the US decision to back TRIPS waiver for COVID-19 vaccines is crucial May 08, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    Here is why the US decision to back TRIPS waiver for COVID-19 vaccines is crucial

    The US has been non-committal about India’s move to get Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) waiver to COVID-19 vaccines at WTO. Now it has decided to offer its support to the proposal.

  • Ohio state senator caught driving during Zoom meet as House considered distracted-driving bill May 08, 2021 11:22 AM IST

    Ohio state senator caught driving during Zoom meet as House considered distracted-driving bill

    While the background filter featured wooden cabinets, art pieces and a houseplant, Ohio state senator Andrew Brenner's seat belt was seen strapped across his chest during the Zoom meeting.

  • Global IPR waiver for vaccines: India now expects US to do diplomatic heavy lifting at WTO May 07, 2021 03:01 PM IST

    Global IPR waiver for vaccines: India now expects US to do diplomatic heavy lifting at WTO

    The US has backed India's proposal to temporarily suspend key clauses of a global intellectual property rights rule to boost vaccine availability. But having introduced it seven months ago, and systematically securing the support from 120 middle- and lower-income nations, New Delhi is now content to let Washington convince the European Union, United Kingdom, Japan, and China.

  • US weekly jobless claims drop to fresh 13-month low May 06, 2021 09:05 PM IST

    US weekly jobless claims drop to fresh 13-month low

    Initial claims for state unemployment benefits tumbled 92,000 to a seasonally adjusted 498,000 for the week ended May 1, the Labor Department said.

  • Melinda and Bill Gates are divorcing after 27 years of marriage May 04, 2021 07:04 AM IST

    Melinda and Bill Gates are divorcing after 27 years of marriage

    The couple run the US-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the most influential private foundations in the world, with an endowment worth nearly $50 billion.

  • Powell's high-stakes bet: More jobs but only mild inflation May 01, 2021 08:53 PM IST

    Powell's high-stakes bet: More jobs but only mild inflation

    Getting the timing right on interest rate policy is a tricky task that has bedeviled Fed chairs for decades.

  • One foot in Canada, one in the US: Border parcel business thrives during COVID pandemic May 01, 2021 07:56 PM IST

    One foot in Canada, one in the US: Border parcel business thrives during COVID pandemic

    Thanks to a 1842 treaty, Patenaude house is one of few in Canada and the United States to be split in two, and according to him, the only one being used as a courier package stopover.

  • COVID-19 second wave: US to restrict travel from India starting May 4 May 01, 2021 07:01 AM IST

    COVID-19 second wave: US to restrict travel from India starting May 4

    US President Joe Biden signed a proclamation barring entry to most foreigners who have been in India in the past 14 days, with exceptions for legal permanent residents, spouses and close family members of US citizens, and some others, citing the spread of COVID-19.

  • S&P 500, Nasdaq hit record highs at open on earnings boost Apr 29, 2021 07:45 PM IST

    S&P 500, Nasdaq hit record highs at open on earnings boost

    Apple Inc gained 1.0 percent after posting sales and profits ahead of Wall Street estimates, led by much stronger-than-expected iPhone and Mac sales.

  • US economy grows 6.4% in January-March quarter: Govt Apr 29, 2021 06:16 PM IST

    US economy grows 6.4% in January-March quarter: Govt

    But business reopenings and increased spending also pushed prices higher, with a key inflation measure jumping 3.5 percent in the January-March period, compared to an rise of just 1.5 percent in the prior quarter, the Commerce Department reported.

  • VisuWell CEO Sam Johnson fired over remarks about male student’s prom dress Apr 29, 2021 02:06 PM IST

    VisuWell CEO Sam Johnson fired over remarks about male student’s prom dress

    VisuWell tweeted Monday that the termination was effective immediately and said the company unequivocally condemns Sam Johnson’s behavior in the video.

  • Steel Strips Wheels bags orders worth Rs 25 crore from US, Europe Apr 29, 2021 01:35 PM IST

    Steel Strips Wheels bags orders worth Rs 25 crore from US, Europe

    The export orders of over 170,000 wheels for US and EU are for caravan trailer market, US mobile home and US Truck trailer markets, SSWL said in a regulatory filing.

  • Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw becomes first Indian woman to join Board of Trustees of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Apr 28, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw becomes first Indian woman to join Board of Trustees of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is among the 52 members on the board and will serve for a term of three years.

  • JPMorgan to bring US staff back to office on rotational basis from July Apr 28, 2021 11:17 AM IST

    JPMorgan to bring US staff back to office on rotational basis from July

    The bank said that it would continue to maintain a 50 percent occupancy cap during the return-to-office phase, as per the current social distancing guidelines issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • COVID-19 second wave | Immediately sending whole series of help that India needs: US President Joe Biden Apr 28, 2021 08:35 AM IST

    COVID-19 second wave | Immediately sending whole series of help that India needs: US President Joe Biden

    US President Joe Biden also said he had discussed with PM Narendra Modi on when the United States would be able to send COVID-19 vaccines to India.

  • India expects biggest share of US doses of AstraZeneca vaccine: Report Apr 27, 2021 05:35 PM IST

    India expects biggest share of US doses of AstraZeneca vaccine: Report

    On Monday, the White House said 10 million doses could be cleared for export "in coming weeks" and the rest by June. It has not revealed potential beneficiaries, but the sources said India could gain the most.

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