Mon, 08 Mar 2021

Musk moves home to Texas, after locating companies throughout state

AUSTIN, Texas: Aviation and aerospace company SpaceX is expanding its presence to align with global demand by setting up a ...

Volvo said all car purchases to be only online

GOTHENBURG, Sweden: Volvo targets to only manufacture electric cars by 2030 by significantly increasing the size of its U.S. South ...

Confident of safety measures, Apple reopens all retail stores

CUPERTINO, California: Apple announced on Monday that all 270 of its store locations in the U.S. have officially opened for ...

Zoom revenues surge in 2020 to $882.5 million as people work from home

Zoom Video Communications' fourth-quarter results trumped forecasts of moderate growth following its meteoric rise in 2020, with revenues surging 369 ...

On strength of data, Indian PM Modi takes Bharat Biotech vaccination

BENGALORE, India: The Covid vaccine manufactured by Bharat Biotech has been found to be 81 percent effective, in an analysis ...

Wall Street rescues world from stocks sell-off

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks rallied on Friday following the release of positive economic data.U.S. employers added 379,000 ...

Disney+ streaming service reports 98 million subscribers

Subscriptions to Walt Disney Company's Disney+ streaming service surpassed initial estimates, primarily owing to adults from households with no children ...

Bank of Ireland to reduce branch network by almost half

DUBLIN, Ireland - The Bank of Ireland plans to close some 100 branches, as customers increasingly perform banking transactions online.Bank ...

Stock markets in Asia reverse course, dollar continues recovery

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Another spike in bond yields, and oil prices sent shares in Asia sharply lower on Friday, ...

Nevada governor backs plan for private cities owned by high tech

CARSON CITY, Nevada: Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has proposed allowing technology companies specializing in blockchain technology to develop "Innovation Zones" ...

Bringing in staff, Walmart prepares to open financial services

Walmart has hired two former Goldman Sachs bankers to help run its new and unnamed fintech venture.Walmart hired Omer Ismail, ...

Absa Deputy CEO Peter Matlare has died from Covid-19 complications

Well-known businessman Peter Matlare, the deputy chief executive officer of Absa, has died from Covid-19 complications.Matlare had a storied business ...

MK Stalin announces DMK's vision for TN in 10 years

Trichy (Tamil Nadu) [India], March 7 (ANI): Ahead of Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK ...

Dalai Lama: Be Brave and Get Vaccinated

The Dalai Lama, Tibet's spiritual leader, urged the world to "be brave and get vaccinated," Saturday after he was inoculated ...

Shake Off Your Ill Will, Britain Tells EU over Post-Brexit Trade

LONDON - The European Union should shake off its ill will and build a good relationship with Britain as sovereign ...

Cambodia Aims to Reduce Dependency on US Dollar

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA - The National Bank of Cambodia, the country's central bank, is aiming to reduce the country's dependence ...

Hackers breach thousands of Microsoft customers around the world

Microsoft says the attach started with a Chinese government-backed hacking group.The rapidly escalating attack has drawn the concern of US ...

Will increase turnover of village industry to Rs 5 lakh cr

Nagpur (Maharashtra) [India], March 7 (ANI): Union Minister for Micro, SmallMedium Enterprises (MSME) Nitin Gadkari on Saturday has asserted that ...

FDA warns against one-dose regimen for coronavirus vaccines

Washington [US], March 7 (ANI/Sputnik): Scientists at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are strongly against administering only single ...

Sixers C Joel Embiid donating ASG earnings to homeless

Sixers center Joel Embiid is donating $100,000 in earnings from Sunday's All-Star Game to combat homelessness in Philadelphia. The four-time ...

White House says closely following Microsoft email breach

Washington [US], March 6 (ANI): The US government said it is closely following the breach of a Microsoft email application ...

Elon Musk loses $27 billion in days as Tesla shares tumble

Musk's topped Jeff Bezos last week as the world's richest person. However, he has lost $27 billion since Monday as ...

Recovery hopes push US stocks higher, oil hits records

US stocks ended sharply higher on Friday after a whipsaw session in which the belief the US economy was recovering ...

Women leaders forging partnerships

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], March 6 (ANI/NewsVoir): With International Women's Day just around the corner, the United Nations has set the ...

Stop Fussing and Whining Over COVID Response, Says Brazil President

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center has recorded more than 116 million global coronavirus cases. The U.S. is on the verge ...

Solly Moeng | So, what do we pay taxes for?

A friend of mine, we shall call her Fatine, a single mother, shared her payslip with me the other day ...

China's Media Repression Extends to Hong Kong, Report Finds

TAIPEI - China is becoming an increasingly hostile environment for foreign media who are experiencing "tumultuous times" in the country, ...

Tech giants eye India's burgeoning digital retail payments

Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], March 6 (ANI): The growing prowess of India in the field of economy, as well as technology, ...

Pagbabakuna kontra COVID-19 sinimulan na sa La Union

LUNGSOD NG SAN FERNANDO, Mar. 6 (PIA) -- Opisyal nang inilunsad ang pagbabakuna kontra COVID-19 sa dalawang referral hospitals sa ...

US, EU to suspend tariffs on alcohol, food and airplanes

Brussels [Belgium], March 6 (ANI): The United States and the European Union agreed to temporarily suspend tariffs levied on billions ...

US Job Creation Beats Expectations While Jobless Rate Still Above 6%

The U.S. economy created 379,000 jobs last month as the nation slowly reopens following coronavirus shutdowns.Economists had predicted job creation ...

Asia markets track Wall St losses as rate hike fears grow

Asian markets fell further Friday after Federal Reserve boss Jerome Powell failed to soothe fears of a surge in inflation ...

US stocks rebound after jobs data

US stocks rebounded on Friday following encouraging jobs numbers, while oil prices jumped further.The US economy added a better-than-expected 379,000 ...

Zim reports massive growth in production in 2020, despite Covid-19

While many countries have experienced negative economic growth in 2020 owing to Covid-19, Zimbabwe has recorded a surprising spike in ...

Oil soars to $65 with Saudi supply gamble buoying market bulls

A surprise decision on Thursday spurred a wave of crude price forecast upgrades by major banks and a surge in ...

How the world ran out of semiconductors

There's a global shortage in semiconductors, and it's becoming increasingly serious. The US is currently reviewing of its supply of ...

Benno Ndulu: Tanzania's central banker who left an indelible legacy

In a 1967 article, the late Professor Ali Mazrui spoke about "Tanzaphilia", explaining it as "a romantic spell which Tanzania ...

WHO Cancels Interim Report on China COVID Investigation

A Wall Street Journal report says World Health Organization investigators who recently visited China to determine the origins of the ...

The gaming boss who wants to get more women and millennials gambling

Entain Plc wants to get more women gambling by pushing beyond traditional sports betting into more varied forms of entertainment, ...

Senate Begins Considering Democrats' $1.9 Trillion Virus Relief Bill

The Senate voted Thursday to begin debating a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, after Democrats made 11th-hour changes aimed at ...

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Iceland records 18,000 earthquakes in past week

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND - The volatile islands of Iceland have experienced unusual seismic activity in the past week, with over 18,000 ...

Using cruise missiles and drones, Houthis strike Saudi Arabia

Yemen's Houthi rebels have carried out missile and drone strikes on a Saudi military base and an oil facility, expanding ...

In policy shift, Germany to now vaccinate senior citizens

BERLIN, Germany: In a change of policy, Germany has announced it will begin vaccinating those over 65 years-old, while recommending ...

U.S. politicians compromise in bid to pass $1.9 trillion relief bill

WASHINGTON D.C.: Compromising with moderates, President Joe Biden and Democrats agreed to tighten the requirements for those eligible to receive ...

375 Michigan students locked out of school due to Covid testing

ANN ARBOR, Michigan: Some 375 University of Michigan students have been banned from entering school buildings because they have not ...

Macron says Paris not locked down for weekend

PARIS, France: The French government will not require residents of the Paris region to be locked down this weekend. However, ...

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