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Israeli PM avoided Saudi airspace because of Houthi missiles

World
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he was deterred from flying to the United Arab Emirates through Saudi Arabian airspace last week because of the threat of missile fire from Iranian proxies in YemenByThe Associated PressMarch 14, 2021, 9:53 AM• 2 min readJERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was deterred from flying to the United Arab Emirates through Saudi Arabian airspace last week because of the threat of missile fire from Iranian proxies in Yemen.Netanyahu, whose comments came Saturday, had called off a visit to the Emirates last week over a spat with neighboring Jordan, which had temporarily closed its airspace to the Israeli prime minister's flight.But rather than bypass Jordanian airspace and take a more southerly route across Saudi skies, Netan...
450,000 families ‘behind on rent because of Covid’

450,000 families ‘behind on rent because of Covid’

Business
Getty ImagesAlmost half a million UK families are thought to have fallen behind on rent, as a result of the coronavirus crisis, according to the Resolution Foundation.It said more than 750,000 had been behind on housing costs last month.That is 450,000 more than January 2020."Despite widespread calls for forbearance in the face of the Covid-19 shock, just 3% of private renting families have been able to negotiate a lower rent over the last 10 months," the think tank said in a report.Meanwhile, one in 20 private renters in the UK said they had been refused rent reductions.Tenants 'targeted' after asking for rent helpEviction ban in England extended until MarchMany had taken "huge hits" to their earnings and had "limited savings" to fall back on, research director Lindsay Judge said."To make...

Record highs are justified because a booming economy is months away, market bull Ed Yardeni predicts

Finance
Long-time Wall Street bull Ed Yardeni believes the market's all-time highs are justified.Despite a record number of coronavirus cases and concerns surrounding the November jobs report, he maintains a "V"-shaped recovery is underway."I really wasn't that disappointed," the Yardeni Research president told CNBC's "Trading Nation" on Friday. "Government had a drop of almost 100,000 [payrolls] because census workers just had part-time jobs. Excluding that, we were up over 300,000. Wages were up, and the workweek held up pretty well."According to Yardeni, the latest employment figures suggest the first quarter will avoid a double-dip recession. He predicts the economy will start booming by Spring when readily available vaccines result in pent-up demand for services that were avoided du...

Unemployment claims are falling. But that’s not necessarily because people found work

Finance
Volunteers distribute food to the needy in Orlando, Fla.Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesClaims for unemployment benefits are falling. But it's not all because people are returning to work.Instead, many workers may be running out of jobless benefits altogether or falling through the cracks of the system, according to labor experts.Even the unemployment rate may be artificially low, since millions of unemployed workers likely aren't being counted by official statistics, the experts said.More from Personal Finance:The biggest money mistakes people makeBiden's platform calls for big changes to Social SecurityVanguard says the median 401(k) withdrawal was $ 12,000 amid coronavirusThese are important distinctions as policymakers gauge the vigor of the economic recovery and weigh the nece...
Caroline Flack took her own life because of impending trial and publicity, coroner says

Caroline Flack took her own life because of impending trial and publicity, coroner says

Entertainment
Caroline Flack took her own life after finding out she was definitely going to be prosecuted for assault and fearing the publicity that would come with a trial, a coroner has concluded.Coroner Mary Hassell said the Love Island presenter's alleged assault of boyfriend Lewis Burton "played out in the national press" following her arrest had a serious impact on her mental health. During the inquest into her death, the star's mother Christine Flack told the court her daughter "was not an abuser" and accused the police and prosecutors of having it "in for" her due to her "celebrity status". Image: Flack's mother believes she was treated unfairly by authorities After the hearing, she paid tribute to a "beautiful, fun, opinionated, kind, lo...