WASHINGTON: U.S. consumers increased their spending by 1.4% in September, a modest gain but far less than the big increases of late spring, adding to concerns that Americans remain cautious with the viral pandemic resurging across the country and impeding the economy. The September gain marked the fifth straight monthly […]

Attacking Opposition RJD, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Friday appealed to people to not “get misled” by those who “ignored” women and backward classes during their rule. Addressing an election rally at Parbatta in Bihar, he said, “They are talking today, but how was the condition of women earlier? They […]

WASHINGTON: Politics aside, there is one outcome of the 2020 U.S. presidential election that could bring some relief to Pentagon planners: a clear-cut victory. By either candidate. In the months preceding the election on Tuesday, U.S. military officials have been forced to contemplate the possible fallout from a contested election, […]

Gold prices rose on Friday, as the dollar retreated, supported by worries of soaring coronavirus cases in the United States and Europe as well as uncertainty over the upcoming U.S. presidential election. Spot gold rose 0.5% to $1,875.76 per ounce by 357 GMT, but was on track for a third […]

WASHINGTON: The U.S. State Department notified Congress it approved the sale of 50 Lockheed Martin Co F-35 jets to the United Arab Emirates in a deal that could be worth $10 billion, sources said on Thursday, potentially setting up a showdown with lawmakers over the deal. The United States and […]