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  • Andrew Yang Helps Photographer Facing Attack On Ferry
    on February 27, 2021 at 12:12 am

    A photographer who was shoved by a man who then came at him with a metal pole during a trip on the Staten Island ferry on Friday was able to get out of harm's way when New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang intervened.

  • New Orleans Move To Vacate 22 Non-unanimous Jury Convictions
    on February 26, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    Prosecutors in New Orleans moved Friday to have convictions overturned for 22 people found guilty of felonies by nonunanimous juries, and to review hundreds of other such convictions obtained under a law with roots in the Jim Crow era.

  • Oath Keeper Charged In Capitol Riot Renounces Militia Group
    on February 26, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    A member of the Oath Keepers militia group charged with plotting with other extremists in the attack on the U.S. Capitol disavowed the anti-government group in a court hearing Friday, telling the judge she is appalled by her fellow Oath Keepers and humiliated by her arrest.

  • Sheriff: Louisiana Man Apparently Kills Self In Jail Cell
    on February 26, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    A Louisiana jail inmate has died after apparently hanging himself in an isolation cell, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriffs Office said Friday.

  • Police: Infamous Gang Leader Killed After Prison Breakout
    on February 26, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    One of Haiti's most powerful gang leaders, Arnel Joseph, was killed on Friday, a day after he and dozens of other inmates in a prison breakout that left at least eight people dead, including the prison director, authorities said.

  • California To Spend $28M To Help Arriving Asylum-seekers
    on February 26, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    California is freeing up as much as $28 million to help immigrants arriving from Mexico and being released in the U.S. until their court dates, a sharp contrast from other border states that have emerged as foes of President Joe Biden's immigration policies.

  • South Dakota Police Groups Call On Ravnsborg To Resign
    on February 26, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Three South Dakota law enforcement groups on Friday joined the call for Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg to resign, saying his involvement in a September crash that left one man dead has resulted in a lack of confidence.

  • Airline CEOs, Biden Officials Consider Green-fuel Breaks
    on February 27, 2021 at 12:30 am

    Chief executives of the nation's largest passenger and cargo airlines met with key Biden administration officials Friday to talk about reducing emissions from airplanes and push incentives for lower-carbon aviation fuels.

  • Exclusive: European Officials Urge World Bank To Exclude Fossil-fuel Investments
    on February 26, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    Senior officials from Europe have urged the World Bank's management to expand its climate change strategy to exclude investments in oil and coalrelated projects around the world, and gradually phase out investment in natural gas projects, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

  • GameStop Rally Fizzles; Shares Still Register 151% Weekly Gain
    on February 26, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    GameStop Corp closed 6% lower on Friday as an early rally fizzled but the stock finished the week 151% higher in a renewed surge that left analysts puzzled.

  • Exclusive: European Officials Urge World Bank To Exclude Fossil-fuel Investments - Sources
    on February 26, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Senior officials from Europe have urged the World Bank's management to expand its climate change strategy to exclude investments in oil and coalrelated projects around the world, and gradually phase out investment in natural gas projects, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

  • Analysis: How Idled Car Factories Super-charged A Push For U.S. Chip Subsidies
    on February 26, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    When President Joe Biden on Wednesday stood at a lectern holding a microchip and pledged to support $37 billion in federal subsidies for American semiconductor manufacturing, it marked a political breakthrough that happened much more quickly than industry insiders had expected.

  • ADT, Carter's Fall; AMC Networks, Etsy Rise
    on February 26, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Friday:

  • Odisha CM Urges Bankers To Increase Credit Flow To Farmers,
    on February 26, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday urged banks to expedite the process of credit disbursement to farmers, self-help groups and MSMEs to help them overcome financial constraint arising out of the COVID-19 crisis. During a virtual meeting with bankers, district collectors and top officers of the state government on the credit linkage issues, he hailed a section of lenders for making progress in providing loans to the priority sector.

  • 'Q3 growth shows eco returned to pre-pandemic times'
    on February 26, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    The GDP growth of 0.4 per cent in the December quarter shows that the economy has returned to pre-pandemic times and reflects further strengthening of a V-shaped recovery, the finance ministry said on Friday.

  • Mukesh Ambani is again richest Asian person
    on February 26, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    India’s Mukesh Ambani is back to being the wealthiest person in Asia. Despite a brutal week for markets, his Reliance Industries Ltd was relatively unscathed as it said it would spin off its oil-to-chemicals business into an independent unit. With a net worth of about $80 billion, Ambani is again richer than Zhong Shanshan, whose bottled-water company tanked a record 20% this week.

  • Scheduled international flight suspension extended
    on February 26, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    The government has extended suspension of scheduled international flights till March 31, 2021. However Vande Bharat Mission and scheduled flights under the travel bubbles India has so far created with 27 countries like US, Germany and France will continue and people eligible as per government norms can fly to and from India on them.

  • Q3 GDP growth at 0.4%: What experts said
    on February 26, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    India's economy expanded by 0.4 per cent year-on-year in the October-December quarter, returning to growth after shrinking for two straight quarters, government data showed on Friday.

  • India's economy out of technical recession
    on February 26, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    India's gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter (Q3) ended December 2020 stood at o.4 per cent, government data released on Friday showed. "GDP at constant (2011-12) prices in Q3 of 2020-21 is estimated at Rs 36.22L cr, as against Rs 36.08L cr in Q3 of 2019-20, showing a growth of 0.4%t," data released by the ministry of statistics and programme implementation showed.

  • Sensex crashes 1,939 points: Key points
    on February 26, 2021 at 3:42 pm

    Equity indices fell sharply on Friday as a spike in global bond yields stirred up inflation worries and spooked investors across the world. The benchmark BSE sensex nosedived 1,939 points or 3.80 per cent to close at 49,100; while the broader NSE Nifty tanked 568 points or 3.76 per cent to close at 14,529.

  • Public sector should participate in banking, insurance: PM
    on February 26, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday encouraged the public sector to participate effectively in banking and insurance. Speaking virtually on aspects relating to financial services in this year's budget, Modi said that the government is committed to strengthening the banking sector. For this, the Centre will continue with its reforms process.