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NEWS

First-Ever Pill For Postpartum Depression Is Up For FDA Approval This Week

A new treatment for postpartum depression, which affects about one in nine new mothers in the U.S., could be approved by the Food and Drug Administration this week. The pill, called zuranolone, has shown to improve depression symptoms among new mothers as early as three days after they started it. Support The Readers Bureau. Buy A T-Shirt Today (4 different […]

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Jamaica In A Spot Of Bother Over U.S. Same-Sex Diplomat

According to press reports, a diplomatic bangarang is in the making between Washington and Kingston over Jamaica’s refusal to accredit the spouse of an American diplomat. The diplomatic row could put Jamaica’s relationship with the U.S. in a tailspin. The dispute stems from Jamaica’s refusal to grant immunity to the partner of a diplomat who is set to do duties […]

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Russian Air Antics Helping Islamic State, Pentagon Says

WASHINGTON — The repeated harassment of U.S. drones by Russian fighter pilots in the skies over Syria is again drawing the ire of U.S. officials who now warn Russia’s antics are serving to help save key terror leaders from almost certain death. U.S. military and defense officials have complained for months about increasing Russian harassment of U.S. drones and repeated incursions […]

BUSINESS

Unemployment Benefit Claims On The Rise

More U.S. citizens are now filing claims for unemployment benefits. According to the U.S. Labor Department, initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose by 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted 196,000 for the week ended February 4. That was the first increase in claims since the second to last week of December. The jump in claims is due to layoffs of […]

BUSINESS

Oil Prices Fall To Eight-Month Low

Oil prices plunged more than five percent to an eight-month low today as the U.S. dollar hit its strongest level in more than two decades and on fears rising interest rates will tip major economies into recession. Brent futures fell $4.75 to $85.71a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude fell $5.90 to $78.30. Support The Readers Bureau Buy A T-Shirt […]

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U.S. House Speaker Pelosi Begins Asia Tour, No Mention Of Taiwan

The House of Representatives speaker confirms she will visit four Asian countries amid speculation she might visit Taiwan, fueling US tensions with Beijing. US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi starts a tour of four Asian countries on Sunday, her office has said, without mentioning Taiwan amid speculation she might visit the self-ruled island claimed by China. “Speaker Nancy Pelosi […]

BUSINESS

U.S. Employment Rate Holds Strong

The U.S. economy added 428,000 jobs and the jobless rate held even at 3.6 percent, according to data released Friday by the Labor Department. The April jobs report showed job growth holding strong in April as the unemployment rate remained just 0.1 percentage points above its level in February 2020. Economists expected the U.S. to have added roughly 300,000 jobs, […]

POLITICS

The U.S. And Germany Are At One On Ukraine Against Russia

According to a White House press statement, both President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany have committed to holding Russia accountable for its brutal actions in Ukraine. Both men reviewed their ongoing efforts to provide security assistance to the government of Ukraine and humanitarian aid to the millions of Ukrainians affected by the violence. President Biden […]

BUSINESS

PPEM Makes Strategic Move Into U.S. Oil Market

According to press reports, Trinidad and Tobago-based Phoenix Park Energy Marketing Ltd (PPEM) has finalized its acquisition of a natural gas liquids terminal in the U.S. PPEM purchased the terminal located in Hull, Texas from Keyera Energy Inc – a subsidiary of Keyera Corporation one of Canada’s largest midstream oil and gas producers. The deal was announced in separate statements […]

NEWS

The U.S. Spent $2 Trillion In Afghanistan – And For What?

There is no shortage of benchmarks to count the cost of the United States’ longest war. Blood is by far the most precious metric. Treasure feels insignificant by comparison. But as images of Afghans swarming Kabul airport, desperately trying to flee Taliban rule, flood screens around the world, the vast sums the US spent trying to build Afghanistan into a […]