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U.S. Home Sales Were Up in January Except in One Unexpected Region

U.S. Home Sales Were Up in January Except in One Unexpected Region

The year kicked off with buyers across the country racing to lock in rising mortgage rates and close on homes—except in one surprising region. Sales of existing homes, which have previously been lived in, rose 3.3% from December to January, according to the most recent National Association of Realtors® report. The 5.69 million purchases also represented a [...]

April 19, 2017 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on U.S. Home Sales Were Up in January Except in One Unexpected Region

U.S. Small-Business Optimism Index Surges by Most Since 1980

U.S. Small-Business Optimism Index Surges by Most Since 1980

Optimism among America’s small businesses soared in December by the most since 1980 as expectations about the economy’s prospects improved dramatically in the aftermath of the presidential election. The National Federation of Independent Business’s index jumped 7.4 points last month to 105.8, the highest since the end of 2004, from 98.4. While seven of the 10 [...]

January 10, 2017 Saheli Business Comments Off on U.S. Small-Business Optimism Index Surges by Most Since 1980

U.S. arms technologies come closer

U.S. arms technologies come closer

With Major Defence Partner status, India will be offered simplified licensing requirements With U.S. designating India as a Major Defence Partner (MDP), licensing regulations to acquire sensitive military technologies, such as those that go into the F-16 and F-18 fighter jets, will be simplified. An official said on Friday that the designation “institutionalises” the cooperation [...]

December 12, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on U.S. arms technologies come closer

School Choice Is The Only Way To Save U.S. Education

School Choice Is The Only Way To Save U.S. Education

The United States is in the midst of an education crisis; this is not news. The underperformance of American students, particularly in science and math, is well-known, as is the education bureaucracy’s dereliction of duty in the country’s poor and urban communities. Almost all Americans seem to acknowledge the failures of the government school system; [...]

December 8, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on School Choice Is The Only Way To Save U.S. Education

Hundreds Of U.S. Businesses Urge Trump To Uphold Paris Climate Deal

Hundreds Of U.S. Businesses Urge Trump To Uphold Paris Climate Deal

Hundreds of businesses such as Starbucks, General Mills and Hewlett Packard are asking President-elect Donald Trump to follow through on U.S. commitments to combat climate change. They argue it’s good for business. More than 360 companies and investors made their plea in an open letter to Trump, President Obama and members of Congress. They called [...]

November 19, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Hundreds Of U.S. Businesses Urge Trump To Uphold Paris Climate Deal

Soda Companies Fund 96 Health Groups In the U.S.

Soda Companies Fund 96 Health Groups In the U.S.

Medical organizations, health foundations and government groups recently accepted money from Coca-Cola or Pepsi Despite the fact that America has a severe obesity problem, fueled in part by the overconsumption of sugar, several prominent public health groups (including some that are government-run) have accepted money from soda companies in recent years. In a new study [...]

October 11, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Soda Companies Fund 96 Health Groups In the U.S.

Obesity and Violence Hamper U.S. Progress toward U.N. Health Goals

Obesity and Violence Hamper U.S. Progress toward U.N. Health Goals

LONDON (Reuters) – The United States performs poorly in U.N. rankings on progress towards global health goals due to its high levels of violence, alcohol abuse and childhood obesity, a study has found. The research, published in The Lancet medical journal on Wednesday, offers the first assessment of 188 countries’ rankings against the United Nations’ [...]

September 23, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Obesity and Violence Hamper U.S. Progress toward U.N. Health Goals

Rajnath postpones visit to Russia, U.S.

Rajnath postpones visit to Russia, U.S.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, on Sunday, postponed his visit to Russia and the U.S in the wake of the terror attack on an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri district. Mr. Singh was to leave for Russia on Sunday for a four-day visit. After Russia, he was to leave on a week-long visit to [...]

September 18, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Rajnath postpones visit to Russia, U.S.

U.S. wants Deutsche Bank to pay $14B over bad mortgages

U.S. wants Deutsche Bank to pay $14B over bad mortgages

The U.S. Department of Justice asked Deutsche Bank, Germany’s biggest lender, to pay $14 billion to settle an investigation into the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities. The company said it has “no intent” to pay the huge sum tied to the bank’s sale of mortgages between 2005 and 2007 and plans to negotiate the sum [...]

September 18, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on U.S. wants Deutsche Bank to pay $14B over bad mortgages

Global stocks rise as U.S. data dims September rate hike chances

Global stocks rise as U.S. data dims September rate hike chances

Global equity prices gained on Thursday after weak U.S. retail sales data undermined the argument that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next week. The U.S. Treasury yield curve surged to its steepest levels in 2-1/2 months as longer-dated debt fell, highlighting expectations that the Fed could hold off from raising rates at its [...]

September 16, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Global stocks rise as U.S. data dims September rate hike chances

Oil falls 4 percent; U.S. crude draw seen as glitch

Oil falls 4 percent; U.S. crude draw seen as glitch

Oil prices fell 4 percent on Friday, paring most of the previous session’s rise as traders noted that a tropical storm was behind this week’s unexpected slump in U.S. crude inventories. The market ended up around 3 percent, its first gain in three weeks. Traders cited hopes for a global deal on stabilizing crude output [...]

September 9, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Oil falls 4 percent; U.S. crude draw seen as glitch

Will U.S. rate increase expose emerging markets’ ‘sucker’s rally’?

Will U.S. rate increase expose emerging markets’ ‘sucker’s rally’?

Investors rekindled their love affair with emerging markets this year, pouring billions of dollars into their stocks and bonds, but the prospect of the Federal Reserve raising U.S. interest rates threatens to cool the relationship once again. Higher U.S. rates and bond yields tend to make emerging market assets relatively less attractive and push up [...]

September 9, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Will U.S. rate increase expose emerging markets’ ‘sucker’s rally’?