TikTok to clamp down on paid political posts by influencers ahead of US midterms

TikTok to clamp down on paid political posts by influencers ahead of US midterms

The logo of TikTok application is seen on a mobile phone screen in this picture illustration taken February 21, 2019. Picture taken February 21, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 17 (Reuters) – TikTok will work to prevent content creators from posting paid political messages on the short-form … Read more

List highlights woman sommeliers across the District

List highlights woman sommeliers across the District

WASHINGTON – It’s Summer Restaurant Week in DC right now, and this year, wine lovers are getting a new experience thanks to a new list that highlights the talented woman sommeliers across the District. Angie Duran, the operations director at Bottle Wine Garden in DC, recently decided to take matters into her own hands after … Read more

2-year-old shot in hand when suspects tried to rob group filming music video: police

2-year-old shot in hand when suspects tried to rob group filming music video: police

Tacoma Police Chief announces crime reduction plan Tacoma’s new police chief met with city leaders to share his plan to reduce crime. TACOMA, Wash. – Police say a two-year-old was shot in the hand when suspects tried to rob a group that was filming a music video late Tuesday in Tacoma. According to Tacoma Police, … Read more

Pace of future Fed hikes depends on data, no evidence inflation subsiding, July minutes show

Pace of future Fed hikes depends on data, no evidence inflation subsiding, July minutes show

The Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington, US, March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Federal Reserve officials said last month that the pace of future interest rate increases would hinge on incoming data, with some saying … Read more

US retail sales flat on gasoline price drop; resilient consumer spending

US retail sales flat on gasoline price drop;  resilient consumer spending

People shop for clothes at a Target retail chain in Westbury, New York, US, May 20, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Retail sales unchanged in July; June sales revised down Gasoline, motor vehicles account for flat sales Core retail sales increase 0.8% WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – … Read more

Wall St falls as growth stocks slide, Target weighs on retail shares

Wall St falls as growth stocks slide, Target weighs on retail shares

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, August 15, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register US retail sales flat in July; core sales rise Retailer Target’s quarterly profit slumps Indexes down: Dow 0.57%, S&P 0.79%, Nasdaq 1.17% Aug 17 … Read more

North Carolina co-pilot who exited a plane in mid-air was ‘visibly upset’ and possibly sick prior to departing without a parachute, NTSB says

North Carolina co-pilot who exited a plane in mid-air was ‘visibly upset’ and possibly sick prior to departing without a parachute, NTSB says

Two people — a pilot-in-charge and a second-in-charge — were initially on the July 29 flight, but only one person was on the plane when it landed, the Federal Aviation Administration said at the time. The body of Charles Hew Crooks, the 23-year-old second-in-charge, was discovered hours later in the backyard of a home in … Read more

US spares Western states from Colorado River water cuts – for now

US spares Western states from Colorado River water cuts – for now

Aug 16 (Reuters) – The US government spared seven Western states from mandatory Colorado River water cutbacks for now but warned on Tuesday that drastic conservation was needed to protect dwindling reservoirs from overuse and severe drought exacerbated by climate change. The US Bureau of Reclamation in June had given the states 60 days, until … Read more

Analysis: Oil prices turn more volatile as investors exit the market

Analysis: Oil prices turn more volatile as investors exit the market

An oil pump jack pumps oil in a field near Calgary, Alberta, Canada on July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Todd Korol Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK/LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Traders and fund managers have left crude oil markets in recent months, dropping activity to a seven-year low amid the worst … Read more

US housing starts near 1-1/2-year low; factory output returns

US housing starts near 1-1/2-year low;  factory output returns

Housing starts drop 9.6%; building permits fail 1.3% Single-family starts tumble 10.1%; permits drop 4.3% Housing construction backlog rises 5.0% Manufacturing production rebounds 0.7% WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – US homebuilding fell to the lowest level in nearly 1-1/2 years in July, weighed down by higher mortgage rates and prices for construction materials, suggesting the … Read more