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Inside Twitter’s Decision to Cut Off Donald J. Trump

SAN FRANCISCO — Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive, was working remotely on a private island in French Polynesia frequented by celebrities escaping the paparazzi when a phone call interrupted him on Jan. 6. On the line was Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s top lawyer and safety expert, with an update from the real world. She said she […]

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U.S. Surpasses 10 Million COVID-19 Vaccinations Nationwide

More than 10 million Americans have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Wednesday, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as the year-old pandemic roared on unchecked. The United States reached 10.2 million inoculations one day after the CDC and Trump administration gave new guidance to U.S. states […]

Technology

Airtel Xstream Fiber Broadband 1Gbps Plan Users Will Now Get An Even Better Wi-Fi Router

India’s leading communications service provider Airtel has announced that users can now lever its hyper-fast Wi-Fi that provides speeds of up to 1GB per second without the constraints of a LAN cable. In order to remove the limitation of requiring a LAN cable for 1Gbps Airtel Xstream Fiber, Airtel has launched its 4×4 Wi-Fi router […]

Co-WIN Features Explained by Health Minister a Day Before COVID-19 Vaccination Drive Launch

GitHub HR head resigns after investigation of firing Jewish employee

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Vaio E15, SE14 Laptops With Full-HD Display Launched India, Available to Pre-Book at Starting Rs 49,990

The Vaio E15 and Vaio SE14 laptop models have debuted in India, marking the Japanese manufacturer’s official comeback in the country. The new Vaio laptops are brought by Hong Kong-based Nexstgo that also distributes Avita notebooks in India. Both the devices are currently available to pre-book via Flipkart till January 23 (11:59 PM). The e-commerce […]

China Bans Banks From Selling Deposit Products On Third-party Internet Platforms

Oppo A93 5G With Triple Rear Cameras, 5,000mAh Battery Launched: Price, Specs and Availability

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Economy

Powell sees no interest rate hikes on the horizon as long as inflation stays low

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell affirmed his commitment to keeping interest rates low for the foreseeable future even as he expressed hope for a strong economic recovery. “When the time comes to raise interest rates, we’ll certainly do that, and that time, by the way, is no time soon,” the central bank chief said Thursday […]

Economy

Jobless claims surge to highest weekly total since August

First-time claims for unemployment insurance jumped to 965,000 last week amid signs of a slowdown in hiring due to pandemic restrictions, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The total was worse than Wall Street estimates of 800,000 and above the previous week’s total of 784,000. Markets reacted little to the number, as the decline in economic […]

Economy

The unemployment rate is above 20% for the lowest-paid workers, Fed’s Brainard says

Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., March 1, 2017. Brian Snyder | Reuters Unemployment for the lowest-paid workers in the U.S. is above 20%, a figure that Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said underscores the importance of policy help […]

Economy

Mortgage refinance demand spikes 20% to start the year

A for sale sign sits outside a house in Miami Beach. Carlos Barria | Reuters After setting more than a dozen record lows last year, mortgage rates began 2021 on an upward climb, and that lit a fire under borrowers, fearing they might miss the last of the lowest rates. Mortgage applications to refinance a […]

Economy

Holiday 2020 spending online surges 32% to $188.2 billion: Adobe

An independent contractor to FedEx Corp. unloads packages from a delivery truck on Cyber Monday in New York, U.S., on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images U.S. online purchases over the 2020 holidays grew 32.2% from 2019, totaling a record $188.2 billion as shoppers stayed home and shopped on the […]

Economy

Here’s where the jobs are for December 2020 — in one chart

The U.S. economy ended seven months of job gains and posted its first net payrolls loss since April last month as restaurants laid off droves of workers with the arrival of the winter months. The Labor Department reported Friday that total nonfarm payroll employment fell by 140,000 in December as fears over a Covid-19 resurgence […]

Economy

Jobs report December 2020:

Job creation came to a halt in December as restrictions brought on by surging Covid-19 cases hammered virus-sensitive industries, particularly bars and restaurants, which lost nearly half a million positions for the month. The Labor Department reported Friday that nonfarm payrolls fell by 140,000. That was below expectations for 50,000 from economists surveyed by Dow […]

Economy

Weekly jobless claims little changed despite signs that hiring is slowing

First-time filings for unemployment insurance were little changed over the past week despite other indicators that the labor market weakened at the end of the 2020. Weekly claims totaled 787,000 for the week ended Jan. 2, the Labor Department reported Thursday. That was less than the Dow Jones estimate of 815,000 and a slight decrease […]