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U.S. unemployment claims fall to 376,000, sixth straight drop

4 days ago   |   By Finance Commerce

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell for the sixth straight week as the U.S. economy, held back for months by the coronavirus pandemic, reopens rapidly.
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Atlanta 90-day mortgage delinquencies among highest in U.S. since start of pandemic

Atlanta 90-day mortgage delinquencies among highest in U.S. since start of pandemic

5 days ago   |   By Biz Journals

In Atlanta, 39,000 homeowners fell into serious delinquency from the start of the pandemic through April.
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Biden is hosting a July 4th 'independence from virus' celebration although...

Biden is hosting a July 4th 'independence from virus' celebration although the US is on track to narrowly miss his vaccination goal

Summary List Placement The White House is planning a cookout for more than 1,000 first responders, essential workers, and military personnel and their families on the South... Read more ...

12 of the best hotels in Boston and Cambridge including historic properties...

12 of the best hotels in Boston and Cambridge including historic properties, posh luxury, budget stays, and even a former jailhouse

Summary List Placement Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Rich with Revolutionary historic sites, Boston's cobblestone streets are almost like one big outdoor history... Read more ...

US seeks to fine Air Canada $25.5 million over slow refunds

US seeks to fine Air Canada $25.5 million over slow refunds

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Transportation Department said Tuesday it is seeking to fine Air Canada about $25.5 million for what it termed extreme delays in giving refunds to... Read more ...

Foam set to be sprayed onto burning Illinois chemical plant

Foam set to be sprayed onto burning Illinois chemical plant

ROCKTON, Ill. - A private firefighting company from Louisiana was expected to begin pumping fire-suppressing foam Tuesday onto the still-burning ruins of a northern Illinois... Read more ...

Harris announces $1.25 billion for community lenders

Harris announces $1.25 billion for community lenders

WASHINGTON - Vice President Kamala Harris announced Tuesday that the Biden administration is distributing $1.25 billion to hundreds of community lenders in an effort to help... Read more ...

'Long bitcoin' is no longer the most crowded trade for big-money investors...

'Long bitcoin' is no longer the most crowded trade for big-money investors - but more fund managers than last month say it's in a bubble, BofA survey finds

Summary List Placement "Long bitcoin " is no longer considered the most crowded trade by a group of big-money fund managers surveyed by Bank of America. The cryptocurrency has... Read more ...

Copper tumbles 5% to a 7-week low amid concerns that China will release its...

Copper tumbles 5% to a 7-week low amid concerns that China will release its stockpiles

Summary List Placement The price of copper tumbled 5% to a seven-week low on Tuesday amid concerns that China will gradually release its stockpiles in the coming months. Copper... Read more ...

Correction: California-Drought-Reservoirs story

Correction: California-Drought-Reservoirs story

OROVILLE, Calif. - In a story published June 3, 2021, about the drought's impact on California's reservoirs, The Associated Press, relying on information from state officials... Read more ...

After a year of navigating COVID, American workers are among the most...

After a year of navigating COVID, American workers are among the most stressed-out in the world, a new poll shows

Summary List Placement After a grueling year of work amid a pandemic, American workers are some of the most stressed in the world, according to a new Gallup poll . Gallup's... Read more ...

The Latest: US death toll surpasses 600,000 from coronavirus

The Latest: US death toll surpasses 600,000 from coronavirus

NEW YORK - The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has topped 600,000 as the vaccination drive has decreased daily cases and deaths. Read more ...