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US Fed bans officials from buying stocks after ethics scandal
The scandal recently led to the departure of two regional presidents and diminished confidence in the US central bank.
21 Oct 2021
‘No country will be spared’ impact of climate change: US gov’t
Reports by US White House, defence and intelligence agencies say climate change likely to increase global instability.
21 Oct 2021
Winter is coming? Oil falls from 3-year peak on warmer forecast
A forecast for a warm United States winter put the brakes on a rally fuelled by tight supply and a global energy crunch.
21 Oct 2021
US House votes to hold Trump adviser Bannon in contempt
Political strategist defied a subpoena from a House panel probing the deadly January 6 Capitol riot by Trump supporters.
21 Oct 2021
Red hot: Houston firefighters pension fund goes crypto
The Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund said it invested $25m in Bitcoin and Ether.
21 Oct 2021
Commercial real estate market in low-Earth orbit heats up
NASA got a third pitch, this one from Voyager Space Holdings Inc, to build a private station to replace an existing lab.
21 Oct 2021
Internal docs detail alleged abuses by US immigration agents: HRW
HRW obtained over 160 internal reports, offering a window into allegations of physical, sexual and rights violations.
21 Oct 2021
WeWork goes public again two years after failed debut
WeWork started trading on the NYSE on Thursday after forging a deal with a special purposes acquisition company.
21 Oct 2021
Now hiring: US weekly jobless claims hit 19-month low
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell to a seasonally adjusted 290,000 for the week ended October 16.
21 Oct 2021
FDA clears more COVID-19 vaccine boosters, backs ‘mix and match’
The authorisation is latest step in US effort to widely expand vaccine booster campaign.
21 Oct 2021
US protesters demand release and repatriation of Aafia Siddiqui
Calling the Pakistani neuroscientist victim of US ‘war on terror’, protesters want Islamabad to seek immediate release.
21 Oct 2021
Ex-US President Donald Trump announces social media site
The launch of the platform, dubbed TRUTH Social, comes months after Trump was banned from most major social media sites.
21 Oct 2021
ESSAY
A letter to a refugee child ‘afraid of speaking the new language’
Like you, I was afraid of how I would sound in English to the people who were born speaking the language.
21 Oct 2021
China tested hypersonic weapons twice, ‘stunned’ US: Report
US president concerned about report but one expert says technology is not new as he warns of ‘pointless’ arms race.
21 Oct 2021
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