Wednesday January 26-th, 2022

Hampton Inn employee filmed calling cops on Black guests at hotel pool Hampton Inn employee filmed calling cops on Black guests at hotel pool

When the police arrived, Wright told them that she was oddly singled out to provide personal information without any cause, and added, "It was two white people sitting over there". They learned the employee in the video was no longer working there, b...

Trump supports new round of direct coronavirus payments Trump supports new round of direct coronavirus payments

The US President said he wanted to send cheques to all taxpayers, after $300bn (£240bn) of direct payments were handed to households to boost consumer spending in the spring . Trump said the structure of the last round of financial aid to struggling...

Federal emergency loan program for small businesses ends Tuesday Federal emergency loan program for small businesses ends Tuesday

House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia Velazquez, a New York Democrat and central negotiator on the program, said earlier in the day she was pushing the Trump administration for long-sought loan-level details on the program up to this point....

Oil prices slip on demand worries, prospect of Libyan supply return Oil prices slip on demand worries, prospect of Libyan supply return

Crude oil WTI futures jumped 1% after the data were released at 10:30 AM ET, to $39.59, and global benchmark Brent was up 0.8%, near $41.60 a barrel. Analysts followed by Investing.com had forecast a draw of 710,000 barrels. Optimism on Monday h...

ME extends maximum length of jobless benefits by 13 weeks ME extends maximum length of jobless benefits by 13 weeks

Dudzinski says that's why it's important for unemployed workers to file for extended state benefits as soon as they receive the letter from his department. ME paid out $882 million in unemployment benefits between March 15 and June 20. "The state e...

Third round of border talks today Third round of border talks today

Indian and Chinese military commanders met for a third time in an attempt to ease a monthlong face-off over disputed territory and emphasized the need for a phased deescalation of tensions, a senior Indian army official said Wednesday. The Indian...

Gold price hovers at 48,255 per 10 grams Gold price hovers at 48,255 per 10 grams

MCX Gold futures were down 0.10 per cent at Rs 48,255 per 10 gram in the early trade. The outlook for a global economic recovery over the past month has worsened or at best stayed about the same, according to a firm majority of economists in Reuter...

Coronavirus Fallout: Airbus to Cut 15,000 Jobs to Face Aviation's 'Gravest Crisis' Coronavirus Fallout: Airbus to Cut 15,000 Jobs to Face Aviation's 'Gravest Crisis'

A 2008 restructuring triggered rare strikes and some protests. Around 5,100 jobs will be cut in Germany, 5,000 in France, 1,700 in the United Kingdom, 900 in Spain and 1,300 at the group's other sites around the world. On Tuesday, Faury said produc...

Chesapeake Energy, once a power in natural gas, files for bankruptcy Chesapeake Energy, once a power in natural gas, files for bankruptcy

Chesapeake revealed that it has secured commitments for $925 million in debtor-in-possession financing, which it says will be available upon court approval. Founded in 1989, it became the world's second-largest natural gas producer in the 2000s, as h...

Cirque du Soleil files for bankruptcy protection as COVID-19 cancels shows Cirque du Soleil files for bankruptcy protection as COVID-19 cancels shows

As expected, the company said in its filing announcement the refinancing move was "in response to huge disruption and forced show closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic". It also said shareholders would set aside $20m to provide additional rel...

Alberta cuts business tax, boosts infrastructure spending to reboot economy Alberta cuts business tax, boosts infrastructure spending to reboot economy

A new Royal Bank of Canada forecast expects Alberta's economy to shrink by 8.7 per cent this year - the second-worst performing economy in Canada after Newfoundland and Labrador. Alberta's Recovery Plan also includes the introduction of an Innovatio...

American Airlines abandons social distancing guidelines amid record COVID spikes American Airlines abandons social distancing guidelines amid record COVID spikes

However, United Airlines never promised to leave seats empty, and American said last week that starting Wednesday it would drop its effort to keep half of all middle seats empty. The company said Friday it would inform passengers of the change and ...

Workers fired after pizza festooned with swastika-shaped topping Workers fired after pizza festooned with swastika-shaped topping

Then she and her husband saw that the pepperoni pieces had been arranged in the shape of a swastika . He added the store didn't answer when he called, so the couple went to social media. "We all need the exact opposite of that right now". "We ha...

Details of China's national security law for Hong Kong unveiled Details of China's national security law for Hong Kong unveiled

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam had declined to confirm passage of the law earlier Tuesday while the Standing Committee was still meeting. Local media reports have suggested that the Chinese government is looking to finalize and implement the secur...

BYJU'S raises funds from tech investment firm BOND BYJU'S raises funds from tech investment firm BOND

According to analysts and industry insiders, the Bengaluru-based firm clinched the new deal after showcasing to the USA investors, the increase in the number of new students joining their online platform and the existing students spending more hours ...

Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection amid COVID-19 woes Cirque du Soleil files for creditor protection amid COVID-19 woes

Under the terms of the proposed Purchase Agreement, the sponsors will inject US$300 million of liquidity into the business' restructure to help a successful restart by providing relief for Cirque du Soleil's affected employees, partners, and current ...

Amazon to dole out bonuses to frontline workers Amazon to dole out bonuses to frontline workers

Store managers at Whole Foods are expected to receive a $1,000 bonus, and owners of Amazon's third-party delivery services will get $3,000. "I have never been more proud of our teams". Amazon countered by claiming these bonuses were due to increased ...

China Passes Draconian Security Law For Hong Kong, Opposition Groups Disband

That all 162 members of the National People's Congress Standing Committee voted in favour of the law shows China's strong will to close the legal loophole in Hong Kong, he said. Authorities in Beijing and Hong Kong have repeatedly said the legisla...

5 dead as terrorists storm stock exchange in Karachi

Police surgeon Qarar Ahmed Abbasi said that five bodies and seven injured, including policemen, were taken to the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi . Initial reports in the media can sometimes be inaccurate. President Dr. Arif Alvi has condemned...

United Kingdom ready to quit European Union on 'Australia terms' United Kingdom ready to quit European Union on 'Australia terms'

The meetings will alternate weekly between Brussels and London throughout July and at the end of August, with London hoping for a deal as soon as possible. They remain the level playing field, fisheries, police and judicial cooperation, and how dispu...

Starbucks pauses social media ads as it targets 'hate speech' Starbucks pauses social media ads as it targets 'hate speech'

The " Stop Hate for Profit " campaign will begin calling on major companies in Europe to join the boycott, Jim Steyer, chief executive of Common Sense Media, said in an interview with Reuters on Saturday. Facebook promised to apply their hate polic...

Wirecard's UK Subsidiary Gets Approval to Resume Activity Wirecard's UK Subsidiary Gets Approval to Resume Activity

The company's unravelling quickened earlier this week when it said that €1.9 billion previously reported as cash on its balance sheet probably doesn't exist. Britain's financial watchdog has lifted restrictions on Wirecard's United Kingdom operatio...

Pakistan Stock Exchange Attacked, 4 Gunmen Killed

On the other hand, Governer Sindh Imran Ismail, while the attack was ongoing, had tweeted that he had instructed the Inspector General of police and security agencies to catch the militants alive. People inside the building were being evacuated from...

Japan, Taiwan dismayed by China’s new security law for Hong Kong Japan, Taiwan dismayed by China’s new security law for Hong Kong

The new law will mean that the U.S. Beijing has been pressing Hong Kong's politicians to enact such a national security law since the 1997 handover, but previous attempts by local officials were halted by heavy protests. The national security law...

Facebook tightens policies amid growing advertiser boycott Facebook tightens policies amid growing advertiser boycott

Starbucks on Sunday announced it was immediately suspending all of its advertising on "all social media platforms," becoming the latest company to suspend social media advertising in the wake of criticism that companies aren't doing enough to pr...

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