US economy

US jobless claims near pandemic low as economy strengthens

Filings for unemployment benefits have traditionally been seen as a real-time gauge of the job market's health, but the measure's reliability has deteriorated during the pandemic.

published on : 12th August 2021

Big US job gain expected, if employers found enough workers

Americans are, on average, flush with cash, thanks in part to $1,400 stimulus checks that have gone to most adults and to savings that many affluent households managed to build up during the pandemic.

published on : 7th May 2021

Joe Biden would spend $16B to clean up old mines, oil wells, here's why it's a masterstroke

Biden's plan would not only create jobs, but help reduce methane and brine leaks that pollute the air and groundwater. Methane is a powerful contributor to global warming.

published on : 1st April 2021

H-1B visa holders drive innovation, help build US economy: Lawmakers

Every year, the US grants 85,000 H-1B visas to highly skilled applicants, including roughly 70 per cent for Indians, seeking employment and educational opportunities.

published on : 10th January 2018

2017: Despite ‘Trump effect', global momentum on climate change gains

Environmental advocates believe that, amidst the shadow of the US decision, 2017 has seen progress in new climate action.

published on : 25th December 2017

U.S. economy shows strength on eve of Trump presidency

A firming US economy saw a boost in demand for rental housing as well as an unexpected drop in the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits.

published on : 20th January 2017