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  • Winter Weather Has Disrupted Hundreds of Thousands of Vaccinations Feb 19, 2021 10:41 PM IST

    Winter Weather Has Disrupted Hundreds of Thousands of Vaccinations

    Shipment delays have been reported in California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Utah and Washington, among other states, forcing vaccine sites to temporarily shutter and coveted appointments to be rescheduled.

  • Texas deep freeze: Massive power outages, drinking water shortages throw life out of gear Feb 19, 2021 04:45 PM IST

    Texas deep freeze: Massive power outages, drinking water shortages throw life out of gear

    Texas was hit by a deep freeze leading to shortages of basic necessities such as drinking water and massive power outages. Though power has now been restored in more homes and businesses, many people still lack safe drinking water.

  • America’s salad bowl becomes fertile ground for COVID-19 Jan 22, 2021 09:56 PM IST

    America’s salad bowl becomes fertile ground for COVID-19

    Each winter, the county’s population swells by 100,000 people, to more than 300,000, as field workers descend on the farms and snowbirds from the Midwest pull into R.V. parks. This seasonal ritual brings jobs, local spending and high tax revenue. But this year, the influx has turned deadly.

  • Kamala Harris will make history. So will her 'Big, Blended' family Jan 17, 2021 05:56 PM IST

    Kamala Harris will make history. So will her 'Big, Blended' family

    Harris, the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, was raised with both Christian and Hindu practices, while her husband, who is white, grew up attending Jewish summer camp.

  • Indians can sit at home and have a US bank account, here is how Jan 14, 2021 10:09 AM IST

    Indians can sit at home and have a US bank account, here is how

    Sukeert Shanker, the founder and CEO of Aeldra, said in a release, "The bank account can be opened with an Indian passport and other local documents for KYC (know your client). We are in the beta phase and opening about 30 accounts a day. We have a waitlist of about 5,000 customers who want to open a US bank account."

  • COVID-19 update | US to release coronavirus doses in push for older Americans to get shots: Alex Azar Jan 12, 2021 09:18 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | US to release coronavirus doses in push for older Americans to get shots: Alex Azar

    The move announced by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on ABC's "Good Morning America" is in line with President-elect Joe Biden's plan unveiled last week to accelerate distribution of COVID-19 vaccines and jump-start lagging inoculations.

  • House introduces impeachment charge against Donald Trump Jan 11, 2021 10:59 PM IST

    House introduces impeachment charge against Donald Trump

    The dual actions came as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her caucus sought to ratchet up pressure on Pence to intervene and push Trump to resign.

  • Is Saudi Arabia’s voluntary production cut an act of desperation? Jan 07, 2021 09:36 AM IST

    Is Saudi Arabia’s voluntary production cut an act of desperation?

    The production cut by Saudi Arabia also means that the country has not been able to convince the non-OPEC members to toe its line, thus exposing its waning influence in the group

  • COVID-19 Impact | With remote learning, a 12-year-old knows her English is slipping away Dec 29, 2020 11:03 PM IST

    COVID-19 Impact | With remote learning, a 12-year-old knows her English is slipping away

    In New York City, the Department of Education does not yet have estimates on learning loss for the city’s roughly 142,000 English language learner students — among the largest populations of English learners in the country. It is also not clear how many of those students opted into hybrid as opposed to full-remote learning.

  • How the pandemic is imperiling a working-class college Dec 28, 2020 11:25 PM IST

    How the pandemic is imperiling a working-class college

    In April, after the economic effects of COVID-19 became apparent, officials at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education said all 14 of its campuses, including IUP, would have to immediately and sharply curtail expenses.

  • COVID-19 Update | Wall Street hits record high after Donald Trump signs $2.3 trillion pandemic aid bill Dec 28, 2020 10:04 PM IST

    COVID-19 Update | Wall Street hits record high after Donald Trump signs $2.3 trillion pandemic aid bill

    Democrats in the U.S. Congress on Monday will put to vote a proposal for higher pandemic relief payments for Americans, although it appears unlikely to gain traction in the Republican-controlled Senate.

  • COVID-19 impact | Public schools face funding ‘death spiral’ as enrolment drops Dec 22, 2020 11:12 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Public schools face funding ‘death spiral’ as enrolment drops

    Schools can expect about $54 billion from the coronavirus stimulus plan approved by Congress late Monday, or nearly four times what K-12 education received in a March relief package.

  • COVID-19 impact | Pandemic leaves more military families seeking food assistance Dec 16, 2020 10:58 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Pandemic leaves more military families seeking food assistance

    While military families make up a small portion of the 37 million Americans struggling with food insecurity, hunger experts say most Americans have no idea that people serving in the military often need to rely on help to eat.

  • It's a made-in-China holiday season for cooped-up Americans Dec 15, 2020 10:47 PM IST

    It's a made-in-China holiday season for cooped-up Americans

    But despite Trump’s restrictions on Chinese goods, including tariffs on more than $360 billion worth of its imports, there is little sign that global supply chains are returning to the United States.

  • COVID-19 vaccine | Pfizer vaccine has 'favourable safety profile', says US regulator Dec 08, 2020 07:43 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine | Pfizer vaccine has 'favourable safety profile', says US regulator

    The FDA in its detailed analysis concluded that the first Covid-19 vaccine being considered for U.S. distribution 'met the prescribed success criteria' in a clinical study.

  • All Santa wants for Christmas is to stay out of politics Dec 04, 2020 11:09 PM IST

    All Santa wants for Christmas is to stay out of politics

    Erwin, 62, chairman of the board of the Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas has found himself advocating for 500 professionals to safely support their work while virus cases are surging.

  • UK and US officials spar over ‘vaccine nationalism’ Dec 03, 2020 11:21 PM IST

    UK and US officials spar over ‘vaccine nationalism’

    The British government Wednesday outlined the complicated logistics involved in its trying to distribute the coronavirus vaccine.

  • US CDC to shorten COVID-19 quarantine to 10 days, 7 with test Dec 02, 2020 07:57 PM IST

    US CDC to shorten COVID-19 quarantine to 10 days, 7 with test

    The new guidelines, which are set to be released as soon as Tuesday evening, will allow people who have come in contact to someone infected with the virus to resume normal activity after 10 days, or 7 days if they receive a negative test result.

  • Biden vows no quick rollback of Trump's China tariffs Dec 02, 2020 04:40 PM IST

    Biden vows no quick rollback of Trump's China tariffs

    Biden meanwhile has been a strident critic of China's human rights record and analysts have predicted his administration will maintain a hawkish posture towards Beijing.

  • For the world economy, a grim slog tempered by new hopes Nov 28, 2020 06:56 PM IST

    For the world economy, a grim slog tempered by new hopes

    With the United States suffering its most rampant transmission yet and with major nations in Europe again under lockdown, prospects remain grim for a meaningful worldwide recovery before the middle of next year and far longer in some economies.

  • Beijing takes its South China Sea strategy to the Himalayas Nov 28, 2020 06:36 PM IST

    Beijing takes its South China Sea strategy to the Himalayas

    The construction, documented in satellite photos, followed a playbook China has used for years. It has brushed aside neighbors’ claims of sovereignty to cement its position in territorial disputes by unilaterally changing the facts on the ground.

  • India controlling COVID-19 spread better than developed nations as cases, deaths per million lesser when compared Nov 28, 2020 04:10 PM IST

    India controlling COVID-19 spread better than developed nations as cases, deaths per million lesser when compared

    In comparison to the countries like the United States of America where the cases per million is 40,000, India has 6,731 cases per million as of November 28, 2020.

  • GOP clashes as deadline to repeal tainted bailout law nears at Ohio Statehouse Nov 26, 2020 09:05 PM IST

    GOP clashes as deadline to repeal tainted bailout law nears at Ohio Statehouse

    Rep. Bill Seitz vowed to vote against any repeal bill brought to the House for a floor vote during the next four weeks of the lame duck session.

  • US weekly jobless claims increase again Nov 25, 2020 08:07 PM IST

    US weekly jobless claims increase again

    Only 12.1 million of the 22.2 million jobs lost in March and April have been recovered.

  • Now the US has lots of ventilators — but too few specialists to operate them Nov 23, 2020 10:49 PM IST

    Now the US has lots of ventilators — but too few specialists to operate them

    Since the spring, U.S. medical device-makers have radically ramped up the country’s ventilator capacity by producing more than 200,000 critical care ventilators, with 155,000 of them going to the Strategic National Stockpile.

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