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Aruba looks towards long-idled oil refinery, as tourism drop pummels economy

Aruba’s state-owned refining company Refineria di Aruba (RdA) is seen in San Nicolas, Aruba, April 9, 2021. REUTERS/Luc Cohen April 19, 2021 By Luc Cohen SAN NICOLAS, Aruba (Reuters) – A collapse in tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic has sent Aruba toward one of the world’s biggest economic contractions, prompting the island to try […]

Child Safety Groups Urge Zuckerberg to Drop Plans for Instagram for Kids

A broad-based coalition of child safety advocates has sent a letter to Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to abandon plans to launch a version of Instagram for children under 13, saying it’s not the right fix for the problem of kids lying about their age to get on the platform and it would “put […]

Graphic: U.S. bond, equity funds lure money inflows as bond yields drop

FILE PHOTO: Stacks of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln on the five-dollar bill currency are seen at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington March 26, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron April 16, 2021 (Reuters) – U.S bond funds attracted a massive amount of money in the week ended April 14 as bond yields dropped on […]

U.S. retail sales surge; weekly jobless claims drop to one-year low

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks shop at Macy’s Herald Square following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., December 26, 2020. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon/File Photo April 15, 2021 By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. retail sales rebounded more than expected in March as Americans […]

Raffensperger Refers 3 Counties for Investigation Over Ballot Drop Box Forms

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said Thursday he has referred three counties to be investigated for failing to complete and retain absentee ballot transfer forms, a legal requirement for regions that used ballot drop boxes in the November election. Raffensperger said in a press release that 120 Georgia counties “filled out and retained ballot […]

OPEC, Russia agree to drop oil prices to wipe out competition

FILE – An official of a Saudi oil company watches progress at a rig at the al-Howta oil field near Howta, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/John Moore, File) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 7:02 AM PT – Friday, April 2, 2021 International oil cartel OPEC and its allies said they may drop crude prices again in response to an […]

Republicans urge Pelosi to drop Iowa election challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. – SEPTEMBER 07: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and fellow Democratic members of the House held a news conference at the U.S. Capitol September 7, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 1:20 PM PT – Wednesday, March 31, 2021 More Republicans are calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi […]

WSJ: Biden must drop illusions about China, Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a virtual meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres from the State Department in Washington, on Monday, March 29, 2021. (Leah Millis/Pool via AP) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 8:21 AM PT – Tuesday, March 30, 2021 U.S. foreign policy experts are worried a new multi-billion dollar deal between Iran and […]

Army helicopter vaccine drop brings relief to tiny Irish island

Dr. Richard Quinn, his daughter clinical nurse Aoife Gallagher and Sgt Niall O’Connor carry boxes as Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines are delivered by helicopter to Arranmore Island, Ireland March 11, 2021. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne March 11, 2021 By Clodagh Kilcoyne ARRANMORE, Ireland (Reuters) – The army pilots landed their helicopter on the tiny Irish island […]

U.S. weekly jobless claims drop to four-month low

FILE PHOTO: People who lost their jobs wait in line to file for unemployment benefits, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Arkansas Workforce Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas, U.S. April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Nick Oxford March 11, 2021 By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless […]