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Jobless rate sits at 10.2% as Congress debates replacement for expired $600 unemployment benefit
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The unemployment rate dropped from 11.1% in June to 10.2% in July, as the economy added nearly 1.8 million jobs last month, soundly beating consensus estimates. Equities futures and the dollar gained on the news. That marks a third straight month of solid hiring and a falling jobless rate after it topped out at 14.7% […]

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Officials long warned of explosive chemicals at Beirut port
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President Michel Aoun, in office since 2016, said Friday that he was first told of the dangerous stockpile nearly three weeks ago and immediately ordered military and security agencies to do "what was needed."

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Arkansas Reports 18 More Deaths Amid 912 New Coronavirus Cases
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Arkansas this week reported 912 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 18 more people in the state have died from the illness caused by the virus. The Department of Health said at least 46,293 people in the state have …

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3 Arkansas Men Agree to Settlement in Mall Shooting Case
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The three men who filed a lawsuit over a 2011 shooting by an off-duty police officer working security at a Little Rock mall have reached a settlement in the case, but the details of the agreement haven’t been released. Christopher …

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Boeing Facing $1.25M Fine by FAA for Undue Pressure on Safety Oversight Employees
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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday said it was proposing to fine Boeing Co. $1.25 million after the agency alleged Boeing managers at its South Carolina plant exerted undue pressure on workers who handle safety oversight work on behalf …

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Indiana Surpasses 68,000 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases
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Indiana has surpassed 68,000 confirmed COVID-19 virus cases. The state’s health department said this week that 582 additional people have been diagnosed with the disease, bringing Indiana’s total to 68,433. Confirmed deaths due to complications from the virus are at …

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Air India plane crash: Two Indian expats thank God for missing flight at last moment
economictimes.indiatimes.com

Recounting his miraculous escape, Vetten, a resident of Malappuram, Thirunavaya, whose visa was cancelled a week ago, told Gulf News: «I was handed my boarding pass, but when I reached immigration, they told me I had to pay a fine of Dh 1,000 (Rs 20,430) for overstay. I had only Dh 500 (Rs10,215) with me.

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire bought back record $5 billion of stock last quarter
economictimes.indiatimes.com

Buffett has shown signs of buying appetite in recent weeks, but the second-quarter results show those are a new phenomenon as the Covid-19 pandemic has slammed the economy but failed to put a permanent dent in stock-market valuations.

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Robust online dispute resolution can facilitate affordable justice delivery, ease of doing biz: Amitabh Kant
economictimes.indiatimes.com

«A robust ODR ecosystem in India has the potential to facilitate access to justice and the ease of doing business by making dispute resolution cheaper, quicker and most importantly equally credible as conventional methods of dispute resolution,» Kant said.

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