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World 24 Jan 2021 | 5:18 AM

Roundup: U.S. equities post weekly gains as traders assess stimulus prospects

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- Wall Street's major averages advanced in the holiday-abbreviated week as investors assessed the possibility of further U.S. fiscal stimulus under the Biden Administration.

World 24 Jan 2021 | 3:12 AM

Roundup: Mideast countries pin hopes on vaccination, strict measures as COVID-19 infections top 8 mln

CAIRO, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- The COVID-19 infections in the Middle East have surpassed the 8-million mark on Saturday as many countries in the region resort to vaccination and strict preventative measures to curb the spread of the virus.

World 23 Jan 2021 | 5:38 AM

U.S. stocks end mixed as coronavirus fears linger

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- U.S. stocks finished mixed on Friday as market sentiment was dented amid soaring COVID-19 infections across the nation.

World 23 Jan 2021 | 3:16 AM

Biden, citing 'economic imperative,' orders faster relief checks, more food aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday ordered the faster issuance of pandemic stimulus checks to needy families and increased food aid for children who normally rely on school meals, an effort to ease Americans' burdens while Congress negotiates over his proposed $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package.

World 23 Jan 2021 | 12:50 AM

U.S. Senate panel approves Yellen's nomination as treasury secretary

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Senate Finance Committee on Friday unanimously approved President Joe Biden's nomination of former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to be the next U.S. treasury secretary.