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Career and Education

US job openings soar to highest level on record – Times of India

WASHINGTON: US employers posted a record number of available jobs in March, illustrating starkly the desperation of businesses trying to find new workers as the country emerges from the pandemic and the economy expands. Yet total job gains increased only modestly, according to a Labor Department report issued Tuesday. The figures follow an April jobs report last week that was far weaker than expected, largely because companies appear unable to find the workers they need, even with the unemployment rate elevated at 6.1%. Job openings rose nearly 8%, to 8.1 million in March, the most on records dating back to December 2000, the government said. Yet overall hiring that month rose less than 4% to 6 million. The hiring number is a gross figure, while the government's jobs report - which sa...
World

“No Evidence” Russia Involved In US Fuel Pipeline Hack: Joe Biden

So far there is no evidence ... from our intelligence people that Russia is involved, Biden said(FILE)Washington: President Joe Biden said Monday that a Russia-based group was behind the ransomware attack that forced the shutdown of the largest oil pipeline in the eastern United States.The FBI identified the group behind the hack of Colonial Pipeline as DarkSide, a shadowy operation that surfaced last year and attempts to lock up corporate computer systems and force companies to pay to unfreeze them."So far there is no evidence ... from our intelligence people that Russia is involved, although there is evidence that actors, ransomware is in Russia," Biden told reporters."They have some responsibility to deal with this," he said.Three days after being forced to halt operations, Colonial ...
Career and Education

Atlanta mayor says it’s time to ‘pass the baton’ – Times of India

Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who has announced she will not seek a second term in office, gave no clear reason on Friday but said the decision was a long time in the making and it was clear it was time to "pass the baton on to someone else." "This is not something I woke up and decided yesterday, this is something I've been thinking about for a very long time," she told a news conference a day after announcing her decision in a letter https://twitter.com/KeishaBottoms/status/1390494737967235074 she shared on Twitter. Bottoms, 51, was elected mayor in 2017 and is the second Black woman to lead the city. An early supporter of President Joe Biden who was considered as his possible running mate, she was on the frontlines of two of the country's greatest challenges over the past yea...
Career and Education

US economy likely created nearly a million jobs in April – Times of India

WASHINGTON: US employers likely hired nearly a million workers in April as they rushed to meet a surge in demand, unleashed by the reopening of the economy amid rapidly improving public health and massive financial help from the government. The Labor Department's closely watched employment report on Friday will be the first to show the impact of the White House's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 pandemic rescue package, which was approved in March. It is likely to show the economy entered the second quarter with even greater momentum, firmly putting it on track this year for its best performance in almost four decades. "We are looking for a pretty good figure, reflecting the ongoing reopening we have seen," said James Knightley, chief international economist at ING in New York. "With cash in pe...
World

In Biden, Angela Merkel ‘Vaccine Feud’ Over India Plan, Over To WTO

Drug companies have a powerful ally in Germany, along with other nations.The pharmaceutical companies hate it. The Biden administration is embracing it. Now, finding common ground for wider distribution of Covid-19 vaccines in poorer countries falls to the World Trade Organization -- a body known more for its inability to do international deals than to clinch them.Drug companies have a powerful ally in Germany, along with other nations, opposing a waiver of rules protecting the intellectual property behind the vaccines. When the U.S. backed that waiver, it sent shares of American and European vaccine makers tumbling on Wednesday.At issue is an arcane 1995 WTO agreement on trade-related aspects of intellectual-property rights, known as Trips. It provides enforceable rules for safeguardin...
World

Top US Activist Urges Biden To Release 60 Million AstraZeneca Vaccine Doses To India

Joe Biden had recently said that he intended to give AstraZeneca vaccines to other countries.Washington: A top American civil rights leader has urged President Joe Biden to release 60 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses for India, which is battling a devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.The AstraZeneca vaccine has not been approved by the US and is unlikely to be used by the Biden administration.Joe Biden had recently said that he intended to give AstraZeneca vaccines to other countries.At a news conference in Chicago, American civil rights activist Rev Jesse Jackson said he would speak to Biden to immediately release 60 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to India.Mass level vaccination is said to be the only cure to the current public health crisis in India, he said."Th...
World

US Lawmakers Applaud Biden For Temporary Patent Waiver On Covid Vaccines

US lawmakers have applauded President Joe Biden for the temporary waiver of Covid vaccines (File)Washington: US lawmakers have applauded President Joe Biden for the temporary waiver of some Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) rules to accelerate manufacturing and distribution of coronavirus vaccines.Congressman James Clyburn said the announcement will not only help vulnerable populations in other countries, but it will protect all Americans from the risk of variants that threaten to undermine the recent success in administering vaccinations and reducing infections."I commend the Biden-Harris administration on today's announcement in support of the temporary waiver of certain intellectual property rules in order to accelerate the delivery of much-needed coronavi...
World

Biden Says US Must Invest Because China “Eating Our Lunch”

Republicans object to Biden's call for funding infrastructure by raising the corporate tax rate (File)Lake Charles: President Joe Biden warned Thursday that Congress needs to adopt his multi-trillion dollar spending plans to renew the US economy because China is "eating our lunch."Speaking in deep-Republican Louisiana, Biden pitched his $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal as a way to secure US preeminence on the global stage as much as fixing dangerous bridges and roads.The plan is popular among Democrats but Republicans in Congress either oppose what they see as an uncontrolled spending spree or are proposing something far more modest.Biden argued that his plan, which would fund traditional infrastructure like road transport, but also pour money into things like broadband internet an...
Corona

कोरोना वैक्सीन पर हटेगी पेटेंट सुरक्षा, अमेरिका ने भारत के प्रस्ताव का समर्थन किया

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>वाशिंगटनः</strong> अमेरिका ने कोरोना वायरस के वैक्सीन से पेटेंट खत्म करने का समर्थन किया है. भारत और साउथ अफ्रीका जैसे देश लगातार कोरोना वायरस के खिलाफ लड़ाई में वैक्सीन की पहुंच ज्यादा से ज्यादा बढ़ाने के लिए पेटेंट खत्म करने की मांग कर रहे थे. अमेरिका ने विश्व व्यापार संगठन (डब्ल्यूटीओ) की पहल पर वैक्सीन को बौद्धिक संपदा से बाहर रखने का समर्थन किया है. इस समर्थन के बाद अमेरिकी व्यापार प्रतिनिधि कैथरीन ताई ने कहा कि बाइडेन सरकार बौद्धिक संपदा की सुरक्षा का समर्थन करता है लेकिन वैक्सीन पेटेंट में छूट सिर्फ कोरोना वायरस महामारी को खत्म करने के लिए दी जा रही है.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">हालांकि पेटेंट को लेकर कैथरीन ताई ने यह भी कहा कि विश्व व्यापार संगठन (डब्ल्यूटीओ) के सदस्यों के बीच इस...
World

Social Media Platforms Should Not Amplify Untrustworthy Content: White House

Major platforms must not amplify disinformation, misinformation, the White House said (Representational)Washington: U.S. President Joe Biden believes social media platforms have a responsibility to "stop amplifying untrustworthy content," the White House said on Wednesday, even as it declined to comment directly on a decision by Facebook Inc's oversight board to keep a suspension in place for former President Donald Trump."The president's view is that the major platforms have a responsibility related to the health and safety of all Americans to stop amplifying untrustworthy content, disinformation and misinformation, especially related to COVID-19, vaccinations and elections," White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by ND...