Tag: U.S.

NEWS

Sen. Lindsey Graham: Give Israel The Means To End The War

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Sunday compared Israel’s war against Hamas to the U.S. decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan in World War II during an interview on NBC News’ “Meet the Press.” “When we were faced with destruction as a nation after Pearl Harbor, fighting the Germans and the Japanese, we decided to end the war by the […]

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U.S. Strikes Houthi Missiles In Yemen 

The U.S. military said it carried out a “self-defense” strike late Sunday against cruise missiles in an area of Yemen controlled by Houthi militants. U.S. Central Command said the strike hit four anti-ship missiles that were being readied to launch at ships in the Red Sea. A CENTCOM statement said the missiles “presented an imminent threat to U.S. Navy ships […]

BUSINESS

Jobs Surge As U.S. Economy Continues To Defy Prediction

Job creation in the U.S. surged in January, as the economy continued to defy predictions of a slowdown. The Labor Department said employers added 353,000 jobs and average hourly pay jumped, while the unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent. The report extended a streak of job gains that has surprised economists, who have expected a jump in interest rates […]

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U.S. Flu, COVID Infections Worsen Over Holidays

NEW YORK — The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse, but it’s too soon to tell how much holiday gatherings contributed to a likely spike in illnesses. New government data posted Friday for last week — the holiday week between Christmas and New Year’s — shows 38 states with high or very high levels for respiratory illnesses with fever, […]

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U.S. Flu, COVID Infections Worsen Over Holidays

NEW YORK — The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse, but it’s too soon to tell how much holiday gatherings contributed to a likely spike in illnesses. New government data posted Friday for last week — the holiday week between Christmas and New Year’s — shows 38 states with high or very high levels for respiratory illnesses with fever, […]

BUSINESS

U.S. Applications For Unemployment Benefits Fall

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell as the labor market continued to show resilience despite elevated interest rates. Weekly Jobless claims fell to 202,000 for the week ending December 30, down by 18,000 from the previous week, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The four-week average of claims, which evens out some of the week-to-week volatility, fell by […]

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North Korea Supplies Russia With Ballistic Missiles

The U.S. has accused North Korea of supplying Russia with ballistic missiles and missile launchers that were used in recent attacks on Ukraine. The Pyongyang-supplied missiles with ranges of around 900 kilometers were fired by Russia in two attacks within the last week. The White House says the development underscored the need for the US Congress to pass a package […]

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Philippine Actions In South China Sea ‘Extremely Dangerous’ – Chinese State Media 

BEIJING — Chinese state media accused the Philippines Monday of repeatedly infringing on China’s territory in the South China Sea, spreading false information and colluding with extraterritorial forces to cause trouble. The Philippines has relied on U.S. support to continually provoke China, with such “extremely dangerous” behavior seriously harming regional peace and stability, China’s Communist Party mouthpiece, the People’s Daily, wrote in […]

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Hundreds Leave to Join Mexico Migrant Caravan Headed For US

MEXICO — A caravan of at least hundreds of migrants left from the southern Mexican city of Tapachula on Sunday heading for the U.S. southern border. The smaller caravan plans to join a larger one that left six days ago and is currently stopped about 40 kilometers north of the town of Huixtla. Organizers said the first had swelled to some […]

BUSINESS

The U.S. Economy Motors On At A Very Fast Pace

The U.S. economy has shown remarkable growth in the third quarter of 2023, according to the latest data from the Commerce Department. The gross domestic product (GDP), which measures the total value of goods and services produced in the country, increased at an annualized rate of 4.9% in the July-September period, the fastest pace since the fourth quarter of 2021. […]