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German ship with burning timber cargo towed to Swedish port

HELSINKI  — A fire-ravaged German-owned cargo vessel was towed to port in the western Swedish city of Goteborg on Saturday after a week-long blaze… Read more

UK scientists urge more restrictions to fight omicron surge

LONDON — The British government may need to introduce tougher restrictions to slow the growth of the omicron variant and prevent a new surge in COVID-19… Read more

Companies rethink return-to-office plans amid omicron cases

NEW YORK — Companies of all sizes are rethinking their plans to send workers back to the office as the new omicron variant adds another layer of uncertainty.

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Shell walks ‘tightrope’ of demands amid climate pressures

LONDON — Royal Dutch Shell investors are expected to change the company’s name Friday and approve moving its headquarters from the Netherlands to the… Read more

Global stocks follow Wall St lower before US inflation data

BEIJING — Global stock markets declined Friday ahead of U.S. inflation data that might influence a Federal Reserve decision on when to roll back economic… Read more

5 key takeaways from the November jobs report

WASHINGTON  — At first glance, the November jobs report was a sour one.

U.S. employers added just 210,000 jobs. That was the lowest monthly… Read more

Time is no ally as Dems strain to finish Biden’s $2T bill

WASHINGTON  — If President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion social and environment package was a Broadway show, its seven months on Congress’ stage could qualify… Read more

NSO Group spyware used to hack State employees

WASHINGTON— The phones of 11 U.S. State Department employees were hacked with spyware from Israel’s NSO Group, the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire… Read more

US employers added a sluggish 210,000 jobs in November

WASHINGTON  — America’s employers slowed the pace of their hiring in November, adding 210,000 jobs, the fewest in nearly a year.

Friday’s report… Read more

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