Massive blast rips through Beirut, killing 50 and injuring thousands

TANGLED WRECKAGE The explosion occurred three days before a U.N.-backed court is due to deliver a verdict in the trial of four suspects from the Shi’ite group Hezbollah over a 2005 bombing which killed former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri and 21 others.

US manufacturing activity near 2 year high, factory job losses persist

manufacturing activity accelerated to its highest level in nearly 1-1/2 years in July as orders increased despite a resurgence in new COVID-19 infections, which is raising fears about the sustainability of a budding economic recovery.Still, the road to recovery for manufacturing likely remains long and bumpy, with the survey from the Institute for Supply Management […]

US manufacturing activity crawls off 11-year low

The promising signs of stabilization in manufacturing reported by the Institute for Supply Management on Monday are a welcome respite as the country braces for data on Friday expected to show the worst unemployment rate since World War Two. Rampant joblessness will lead to tepid demand and economic growth.”Today’s report on the manufacturing sector represents […]

The ‘super commuters’ who spend 750 hours a year driving

Three years ago, Jenny Keown, a PR contractor, her husband and two preschool children were living on Auckland’s North Shore. They’d bought a house, but were “highly leveraged”. Keown spent 40 minutes driving between home and her central-city job at peak times, most of that nose-to-tail. “I intensely dislike being stuck in traffic. It was such […]

Demand for banknotes is growing at the fastest pace in a DECADE – despite widespread cash bans to stop the spread of coronavirus

The Australian Financial Review temporarily halted the printing of its Domain magazine at the end of March, as the first COVID-19 lockdowns began, but is resuming printing in August. 

Boris Johnson’s ‘back to work’ plea snubbed as millions won’t return to offices

Firms are being asked to start paying national insurance and pension contributions for the first time since April – though the Government will continue to pay 80% of furloughed workers’ wages up to a cap of £2,500.

Decision in reopening Metros likely in two weeks: Hardeep Singh Puri

“There is no issue of timing … special protection group (SPG) cover was withdrawn in October 2019 and she should have vacated the government accommodation provided to her then… Separately, the Cabinet Committee on Accommodation conducts an exercise based on threat perception. Some people, who are closely associated with Congress, have been allowed to occupy […]

Family of pioneering black train guard who overturned ban on non-while British Rail staff in the 1960s say his legacy should be taught in schools

‘We need to bring the national curriculum up to speed to include the positive achievements of black and mixed race people and people of other ethnicities which are very relevant in both local and British history. It’s a way of counteracting unconscious bias in the next generation.

Today’s Kansas primary crucial to fight for Senate

**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**On the roster: Today’s Kansas primary crucial to fight for Senate – Trump: Corona ‘under control,’ death toll ‘is what it is’ – Veepstakes candidate Bass: ‘I’m not a communist’ – House Dems ramp up spending in Midwest – Emmett Brown, call your […]

Slow German bureaucracy keeps migrant worker families apart

The Foreign Ministry admits to a glitch that has been causing problems for many families from Serbia: In 2019, new categories for family reunification of certain groups of workers were introduced. At the time, embassy staff “regrettably erroneously” advised some people not to register for a new appointment. This meant that newly registered applicants were […]