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US Weekly Jobless Claims Stay Elevated, Suggesting Long Road to Economic Recovery

US Weekly Jobless Claims Stay Elevated, Suggesting Long Road to Economic Recovery

BY TOM OZIMEK Another 1.5 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits for the week ending June 13, an elevated number that, while marginally down from the previous week, suggests the road to economic recovery is likely to be long. The Labor Department’s weekly jobless claims report (pdf) released June 18, shows that 1.508 million American workers filed initial jobless claims for […]

Strategic Shift in US Approach to China Gains Momentum Under Trump

Strategic Shift in US Approach to China Gains Momentum Under Trump

BY BONNIE EVANS   The United States is increasingly closing its doors to engagement with China, experts suggest. From calls in the U.S. Senate to punish China economically for its secrecy and coverup of the COVID-19 outbreak, which has led to a worldwide pandemic, to more structural risks of supply-chain dependency that the United States faces in its relationship […]

US, Taliban Sign Deal Aimed at Ending War in Afghanistan

US, Taliban Sign Deal Aimed at Ending War in Afghanistan

BY IVAN PENTCHOUKOV The United States signed a peace agreement (pdf) with Taliban militants on Feb. 29, aimed at bringing an end to 18 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan and allowing U.S. troops to return home from America’s longest war. As part of the deal, the U.S. would withdraw 4,400 of 13,000 troops in the next 3-4 months, with the remainder pulling […]

US Drug Overdose Deaths Drops for First Time Since 1990

US Drug Overdose Deaths Drops for First Time Since 1990

BY PAULA LIU, THE EPOCH TIMES For the first time in nearly three decades, the deaths resulting from drug overdose in the United States have dropped, according to multiple reports. As reported by The New York Times, according to government data that was published on Jan. 15, the total amount of deaths resulting from drug overdose dropped around 5 […]

BUSINESS | US, China Sign ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal, Calming Trade Tensions

BUSINESS | US, China Sign ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal, Calming Trade Tensions

BY EMEL AKAN   WASHINGTON—The United States and China signed a much anticipated “phase one” trade deal on Jan. 15, making an important breakthrough in the nearly 2-year-old trade war. President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed the accord at a White House ceremony. “Together we are righting the wrongs of the past and delivering a […]

Two US Service Members Killed In Southern Afghanistan

Two US Service Members Killed In Southern Afghanistan

Mary Margaret Olohan |Social Issues Reporter . A roadside bomb killed two U.S. service members and injured two more in Southern Afghanistan, the United States military announced Saturday. The U.S. military did not identify the service members in keeping with Defense Department rules, The Associated Press reported, but the Taliban immediately took responsibility for the attack. A Taliban spokesman said […]

BUSINESS | US Jobless Claims Fall Amid Ongoing Labor Market Strength

BUSINESS | US Jobless Claims Fall Amid Ongoing Labor Market Strength

BY TOM OZIMEK The weekly jobless claims report suggests continued strength in the U.S. labor market, with new unemployment claims falling while continued claims see an uptick. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased by 9,000 to 214,000 (seasonally adjusted) for the week ending Jan. 4, compared to the week before, the Labor Department stated in a release (pdf) on Jan. […]

First Ever Official GDP Stats Released for Every US County

First Ever Official GDP Stats Released for Every US County

BY TOM OZIMEK he government has for the first time released official gross domestic product (GDP) statistics for each and every one of the nation’s 3,113 counties. The figures, released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), span 2001-2018. A year ago today, the BEA teased the official release of the GDP data with a set […]

Child Sex-Trafficking Is More Common In The US Than People Realize, Activist Says. Here’s What You Should Know

Child Sex-Trafficking Is More Common In The US Than People Realize, Activist Says. Here’s What You Should Know

Mary Margaret Olohan |Social Issues Reporter . Activist Jaco Booyens said sex-trafficking in the U.S. is a more prevalent issue than most people realize. Booyens is an activist and filmmaker who has fought child sex-trafficking since 2001 through his organization SHAREtogether. Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, charged with sex-trafficking and conspiracy, died Saturday in an apparent […]

Parents of 8-Year-Old Migrant Who Died Brought Boy for Easier US Entry

Parents of 8-Year-Old Migrant Who Died Brought Boy for Easier US Entry

Amber Athey, Media and Breaking News Editor   The mother of an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody has revealed her family’s reasons for bringing the boy on the dangerous trek to the U.S. border. In an interview with Reuters, Catarina Alonzo said that her husband took her son with him to the border in […]

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