Dollar snaps losing streak; pound bounces

By Saikat Chatterjee LONDON, Sep 24 : The dollar edged higher on Monday, snapping a two-week losing streak, as investors bought the greenback before a widely expected interest rate hike by the U.S. central bank this week while trade war concerns checked investor appetite for risk. The dollar had struggled as trade war concerns faded […]

Testimony by Trump court nominee’s accuser set; new allegation surfaces

By Doina Chiacu and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Sept 24 : The university professor who accused Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault will testify before a Senate panel on Thursday about her allegation, her lawyers and the committee said on Sunday. The agreement for Christine Blasey Ford to testify came […]

Home modems, routers hit by U.S. China tariffs as ‘smart’ tech goods escape

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, Sept 24 : U.S. tariffs that hit some $200 billion worth of Chinese products on Monday spare many high-profile consumer technology items such as “smart” watches and speakers, but the less flashy home modems, routers and internet gateways that make them work weren’t so lucky. Consumer tech industry officials and the […]

Rain-gorged river still poses flood threat in Hurricane Florence’s aftermath

By Harriet McLeod and Gene Cherry Sept 24 : – Rain-swollen rivers in North and South Carolina kept rising on Sunday and were forecast to remain at flood level for days, the National Weather Service said more than a week after the landfall of Hurricane Florence, already blamed for at least 40 deaths. As many […]

Danger remains even as flood waters recede in Hurricane Florence’s aftermath

By Gene Cherry and Harriet McLeod Undated, Sept 23 : Nearly all rivers and waterways in North and South Carolina will crest Sunday, but most will remain at dangerous flood levels for days to come, the US National Weather Service warned, more than a week after the arrival of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at […]

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh’s accuser tentatively agrees to testify on Thursday – media

By Doina Chiacu and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, Sept 22 : A woman who has accused US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has tentatively agreed to testify before a Senate panel on Thursday, according to media reports. The agreement is in the works for California professor Christine Blasey Ford to possibly testify on […]