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Jobless claims drop to 7-month low in U.S.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to a seven-month low last week, but the pace of decline has slowed and further improvement could be limited by a raging COVID-19 pandemic and lack of additional fiscal stimulus.
U.S. employers hired the most workers in seven months in March, spurred by increased vaccinations and more pandemic relief money from the government, cementing expectations that an economic boom was underway. Conway G. Gittens reports.
U.S. jobs increased more than expected in February amid falling new COVID-19 cases, quickening vaccination rates and additional pandemic relief money from the government, putting the labor market recovery back on firmer footing and on course for further gains in the months ahead. Fred Katayama reports.
Family members of a COVID-19 patient, who died in ICU ward on April 14, allegedly vandalised Mayaganj hospital in Bihar's Bhagalpur. Narrating the incident, patient's nephew Pravin said, "My uncle lost his life due to negligence by doctors and nurses." Further details are awaited.
You may have heard of the summer slide. It’s the gap in learning that puts kids behind after a summer off from school. This year, district leaders are worried about an even greater challenge: A COVID summer slide after a full year of pandemic hurdles.
Top U.S. health officials urged Americans to get vaccinated against COVID-19 on Wednesday, saying U.S. regulators' pause on Johnson & Johnson shots should boost confidence in the vaccines' safety and not the other way around. Colette Luke has more.
President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he will begin withdrawing the last U.S. troops from Afghanistan on May 1 to end America's longest war, rejecting calls for U.S. forces to stay to ensure a peaceful resolution to that nation's grinding internal conflict. Gavino Garay reports.
Former Republican House Speaker John Boehner talked with CNN’s Jake Tapper about how former President Donald Trump abused the trust of his supporters by continuing to push the big lie about the 2020 election.
President Joe Biden plans to announce a withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by the upcoming twentieth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, according to three people familiar with the plans. The withdrawal extends the US troop presence past a May 1 deadline set by the Trump administration in an agreement with the Taliban, but only by a matter of months. CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh reports.
California health officials set new rules on Friday that would allow Disneyland and other theme parks, stadiums, and outdoor entertainment venues to reopen as early as April 1 after a closure of nearly a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fred Katayama reports.
General Motors said on Wednesday it was further extending production cuts at three North American plants and adding a fourth to the list of factories hit by the global semiconductor chip shortage. Fred Katayama reports.