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(RTTNews) - The China stock market has ended lower in two straight sessions, slipping almost 10 points or 0.3 percent along the way. The Shanghai Composite Index now sits just above the 3,440-point plateau and it's looking at a steady start on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is murky on reports that supply issues may delay the coronavirus vaccine rollout. The European and U.S. markets were mixed and little changed and the Asian bourses figure to follow suit. The SCI finished slightly lower on Thursday following losses from the financial shares, resource stocks and properties. For the day, the index fell 7.24 points or 0.21 percent to finish at 3,442.14 after trading between 3,428.80 and 3,452.16. The Shenzhen Composite Index rose up 0.13 points or 0.01 percent to end at 2,290.33. Among the actives, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China skidded 1.28 percent, while Bank of China shed 0.60 percent, China Construction Bank eased 0.14 percent, China Merchants Bank lost 0.66 percent, China Minsheng Bank collected 0.37 percent, Bank of Communications dipped 0.21 percent, China Life Insurance sank 0.75 percent, Ping An Insurance tumbled 1.06 percent, Jiangxi Copper plunged 6.12 percent, Aluminum Corp of China (Chalco) cratered
Publishing giant Meredith is bracing for a union battle. The News Guild of New York said more than 90 percent of the editorial staff at Entertainment Weekly, Martha Stewart Living, Shape and People TV have opted to be represented by the union, but Meredith is digging in and said it will not voluntarily recognize the union as the bargaining agent for the roughly 100 employees. Meredith, which is based in Des Moines, Iowa, had inherited five unionized magazines in its $2.8 billion takeover of Time Inc. in January 2018. It subsequently sold off Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated and Money, leaving People’s print magazine as its only unionized publication. At People, the union only represented lower run editorial employees on the weekly magazine. The News Guild is pushing to have all four publications represented by a single bargaining unit. Meredith quickly fired back Thursday afternoon. “While we recognize the federal right of employees to join a union, we believe it is imperative that each employee exercise their federal right of a secret ballot election and, for this reason, it is our policy to not voluntarily recognice a union, as to do so would bypass our employees democratic right to vote,” the
(RTTNews) - The Singapore stock market has tracked higher in two of three trading days since the end of the three-day slide in which it had fallen almost 65 points or 2.3 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just above the 2,820-point plateau and it figures to be rangebound again on Friday. The global forecast for the Asian markets is...
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday sided against California Gov. Gavin Newsom's restrictions on indoor religious services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Supreme Court tossed out a decision from a Central District of California court that upheld Newsom's constraints on houses of worship."The September 2 order of the United States District Court for the Central District of California is vacated, and the case is remanded to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit with instructions to remand to the District Court for further consideration in light of Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn v. Cuomo," the Supreme Court stated, according to Fox News.The justices, with no noted dissents, vacated the District Court ruling against the Pasadena-based Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry, which has several campuses and more than 160 churches across California. The Harvest Rock Church initially filed a lawsuit against the state in July when restrictions were implemented following a surge in coronavirus cases. The restrictions banned indoor singing and chanting activities.The Supreme Court referenced its recent 5-4 ruling against restrictions on prayer services in New York. The Nov. 25 ruling that said New York could not enforce limits on attendance at churches and synagogues
"Lifelong Democrat" and Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones says it's crucial that Republicans win Georgia's two Senate seats if we want America as we know it to continue. "If the Senate goes, this country goes," he told Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday.Jones explained why he believes Georgia is the last line in the fight for freedom and issued an urgent warning to Republicans about the importance of maintaining a balance of power in Washington, D.C."I believe with all my might that we understand, here in Georgia, that we have to do what's best for this country," he said. "And I'm surprised that Republicans, the Republican leadership throughout Georgia, hasn't stood up taller and stronger in an effort to make sure that we ... help Senator Perdue (R) and Senator Loeffler (R) get re-elected, so there will be a balance of power in Washington, D.C. Or else this country will be destroyed over the next four years."Vernon also shared a powerful message about party politics. "I didn't leave my party; my party left me," he told Glenn. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation: [embed]https://youtube.com/watch?v=udHD4as6IyA&rel=0[/embed] Want more from Glenn Beck?To enjoy more of Glenn's