US stocks rose at the open on Wednesday as policymakers in Washington struck an optimistic note they could strike a deal on spending that would avoid an unprecedented government default. Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 rose 0.3 per cent while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite climbed 0.2 per cent at the opening bell. The moves come […]

TOKYO, May 16 (Reuters) – Oil prices rose for a second day on Tuesday, supported by U.S. plans to purchase oil for its Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) and by raging wildfires in Canada that fuelled supply worries. A raft of

Poland has received its first shipment of U.S.-made HIMARS rocket launchers, part of an upgrade of its defenses amid security concerns due to the war in neighboring Ukraine May 15, 2023, 7:19 AM ET • 2 min read WARSAW, Poland — WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has received its first shipment of U.S.-made HIMARS rocket […]

BRUSSELS, May 13 (Reuters) – Washington and the EU will pledge joint action to tackle concerns focused on China about non-market practices and coordinate their export controls on semiconductors and other goods at a meeting this month, a draft statement showed. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, European Commission Vice-President Margrethe Vestager and other senior […]

ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press 9 mins ago BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The number of applications for visas used in the technology industry soared for a second straight year, raising “serious concerns” that some are manipulating the system to gain an unfair advantage, authorities said Friday. There were 780,884 applications for H-1B visas in this year’s […]

Asian stock markets: Singapore’s shares slide 0.5% after raising property tax European futures lower, U.S. futures up on Meta earnings beat

BENGALURU, April 26 (Reuters) – Indian shares reversed intraday losses on Wednesday, aided by broad-based gains across sectors amid a slew of earnings and as markets shrugged off rising recession fears in the United States. The Nifty 50 (.NSEI . . .

A man pays his respects at the scene of a mass shooting at Tops Friendly Market on May 15, 2022, in Buffalo, New York. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Safety concerns were top of mind for many Black Americans well before a White gunman killed 10 people – all of them Black – […]

Washington — The number of migrants apprehended by U.S. immigration authorities after crossing the Mexican border without authorization increased by 25% in March as the Biden administration prepares for a major policy shift next month. U.S. Border Patrol agents recorded over 162,000 apprehensions of migrants in between official ports of entry last month, a jump […]

Alexandra Masse remembers the day she went home crying in the spring of 2020 after a staff member at NSCAD University looked at her and said, “it makes sense the virus came from China because the Chinese are so dirty.” “I genuinely feel it’s an unsafe place if you’re a minority there,” said Masse, who […]

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