US job market in spotlight as weekly jobless claims hit 4-month high

Signage for a job fair is seen on 5th Avenue after the release of the jobs report in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 3, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Weekly jobless claims increase from 21,000 to 218,000 Continuing claims drop 25,000 to 1.317 million Mid-Atlantic factory activity slows … Read more

The US labor market continues to tighten; moderate increases in producer prices

An ‘Apply Now’ sign sits outside the new Faccia Brutta Bar Pallino seeking to hire employees on Newbury Street in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., April 27, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Weekly jobless claims rise by 1,000 to 203,000 Continuing claims drop 44,000 to 1.343 million Producer prices increase … Read more

Ties to ‘harmful’ spyware firm spark criticism of Ottawa adviser on internet regulation

Ties to 'harmful' spyware firm spark criticism of Ottawa adviser on internet regulation

One of the federal government’s expert advisers on internet malfeasance is being criticized for his role as an adviser to a global spy technology firm. Vivek Krishnamurthy, a law professor at the University of Ottawa, is one of 12 experts the Liberal government appointed this year to work on revamping Ottawa’s plan to regulate online … Read more

CPI, PPI: markets watch for signs of a spike in inflation in the United States

NEW YORK, May 10 (Reuters) – In the wake of an increasingly hawkish Federal Reserve hike in interest rates by 50 basis points, markets turned sharply ahead of this week’s U.S. economic data, which will be closely monitored for signs of inflation. I speak. Price growth soared to its highest level since the early 1980s … Read more

The tension of being both a mother and an artist

While still a student in the late 1960s, artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles, pregnant with her first child, met a famous sculptor. She remembers him saying, seeing her baby bump, “Well, I guess now you can’t be an artist.” He wasn’t entirely wrong, she realized later. once she had a baby, Ukeles found herself trapped in … Read more

Weekend reads: How to invest when the stock market is in shock

The worst four-month start to the year for the S&P 500 since 1939 was bad enough, but this week’s volatility in the stock market was shocking: a 932-point rise for the Dow Jones Industrial Average on May 4, followed from a rise of 1,063 points to decline the next day. There were signs of panic … Read more

The Fed raises interest rates by half a point and intensifies its fight against inflation

The Federal Reserve approved a rare interest rate hike of half a percentage point and announced plans to trim its asset portfolio by $9 trillion starting next month as part of a double effort to reduce inflation, which has reached its highest level in four decades. The measures, announced after a two-day policy meeting on … Read more

US manufacturing slows further; factory workers quit

An employee works on an assembly line at the electric vehicle factory of startup Rivian Automotive in Normal, Illinois, U.S., April 11, 2022. Picture taken April 11, 2022. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ISM manufacturing index drops to 55.4 in March Manufacturers report rise in workers quitting Mixed signals … Read more

China pledges economic support to boost markets

People wearing face masks walk past a street amid snowfall, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a shopping area in Beijing, China March 17, 2022. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Will accelerate policy adjustments to stable growth, says politburo Coronavirus, events in Ukraine contributed to economic … Read more

COLUMN: Broadband Internet for TPWA on the horizon | Columns

COLUMN: Broadband Internet for TPWA on the horizon |  Columns

Do you remember the day when you had no electricity or running water at home? How about when you didn’t have adequate internet service? Do you remember trying to work from home using dial-up? If you and your family have survived homeschooling, working from home, and streaming movies and games for the past two years … Read more