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US Jobless Benefit Claims Drop Last Week

Claims for jobless compensation in the United States fell for the first time last week to their lowest point since the coronavirus pandemic hit the US more than a year and a half ago. This was reported by the Ministry of Manpower, Thursday (14/10). A total of 293,000 unemployed workers …

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Efforts to Overcome Congestion in the US Goods Supply Chain

US President Joe Biden announced the Port of Los Angeles would operate 24 hours a day as part of an effort to address supply chain bottlenecks that are feared to threaten the economic recovery. According to analysts the government and the business sector need to work together to overcome this. …

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Deadly Shot Disperses Protests in Beirut

At least six people were killed and 20 others injured Thursday when gunfire erupted in the Lebanese capital amid protests against a judge investigating a deadly explosion at the port last year. Prime Minister Najib Mikati called for calm to be restored and urged citizens “not to be dragged into …

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Worried about Censorship, Microsoft will shut down LinkedIn in China

Microsoft will close LinkedIn in China later this year, the company announced Thursday (14/10). The professional networking site, which started operations in China in 2014, faces a “much more challenging operating environment and greater compliance requirements” in the country, he said in a blog post. “We recognize that operating a …

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Biden to Meet Pope and Attend Talks on Climate Change in Europe

US President Joe Biden plans to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican later this month, the White House said Thursday. “They will discuss working together in efforts based on respect for fundamental human dignity, including ending the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing the climate crisis, and caring for the poor,” the White …

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Free Pads & Tampons at School

California is now requiring public schools and universities to provide free tampons and sanitary pads in bathrooms. According to the initiator of this bill, menstruation no longer hinders the learning process – because students don’t have to worry about looking for pads or tampons when they have their period at …

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Economists cut German growth forecast to 2.4%

Germany’s top economic institutions on Thursday cut their forecasts for Europe’s biggest economy, saying output was being held back by global supply gridlock and ongoing social restrictions amid the pandemic. Experts cut their growth forecast for this year to 2.4 percent from the 3.7 percent they forecast earlier this year. …

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KLHK Launches National Mangrove Map 2021

POSO, CENTRAL SULAWESI – The Ministry of Environment and Forestry has launched the 2021 National Mangrove Map which is the result of a gradual updating of the map preparation that has been carried out from 2013 to 2019. The map is expected to be a reference in program planning and …

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