America

First eclipse in 99 years to sweep North America

MIAMI: The first total solar eclipse to sweep North America in nearly a century will march across the continent on Monday (Aug 21), casting a shadow over millions of people from coast to coast. The event, coined the "Great American Eclipse," is inspiring a surge in tourism in the United States ......

US jobless claims fall to near six-month low

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to near a six-month low last week, pointing to a further tightening in the labor market that could encourage the Federal Reserve to lay out a plan to start unwinding its massive bond portfolio....