Tag Archives: US

US firms added 227,000 jobs in January

US businesses added 227,000 jobs in January, way above economists’ forecasts of about 175,000. The figure, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, compares with December’s rise of 157,000, revised up slightly from last month’s first estimate. However, average pay barely rose, and the number of people working part-time but looking for full-time work rose. Even so, the jobs growth suggests ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 currently going for under $350 in US

If you are in the US, and wouldn’t mind getting a device that reaching the end of its support life, here’s a nice deal. The Galaxy Note 4 has been discounted to $350. The device on offer is a T-Mobile unit but comes unlocked with 32GB internal memory. Color options include black and white. The listing says $399, but the ... Read More »

Toyota plans to invest $10bn in US

Japanese car giant Toyota says will invest $10bn (£8.2bn) in the US over the next five years – the latest car giant to announce major investments. The firm’s North America chief executive, Jim Lentz, announced the decision at the Detroit motor show. He said it had nothing to do with President-elect Donald Trump’s hostility to imported cars, but was part ... Read More »

Google Pixel C + Keyboard discounted by $150/£150 in the US and the UK

Before they were phones, Pixel devices were tablets – one of the few remaining high-end Android tablets around. People in the US and the UK on the market for a 10” slab can score the Pixel C plus keyboard for a total of $150/£150 off. The Google Pixel C (64GB) drops to $380/£380 ($100/£100 off) and the Pixel C Keyboard ... Read More »

Apple is grabbing more US market share after Galaxy Note 7 demise

Kantar has some new insights on the US handset market to share. In light of the unfortunate demise of the Samsung Galaxy Note7, Apple has now managed to raise its US market share to 40.5%. That is actually up 7% year-over-year. And it is no secret that the absence of the Note7 played a big part in the process. On ... Read More »

China’s New Oriental accused of US application fraud

\ Beijing-based New Oriental Vision Overseas Consulting, an AIRC-certified agency and one of the largest education companies in China, has written personal statements on behalf of students and falsified high school transcripts to help them gain admission to US universities, according to the Reuters investigation. Following the allegations last week, the umbrella company, New Oriental Education and Technology Group, saw its NYSE stock ... Read More »

US economy adds 178,000 new jobs making Fed rate hike likely

An interest rate rise in the US looks a near certainty after another solid month of job creation in the world’s largest economy. In a boost to Donald Trump as he prepares to move into the White House next month, government figures showed the unemployment rate dropped to a nine-year low in November and employers hired new workers at a ... Read More »

US: Shorelight, UMass partner on blended master’s

The joint initiative between the two entities, UMass Amherst Global is set to launch in summer 2017, and will offer master’s degrees in electrical and computer engineering subjects. “We are excited to partner with Shorelight Education to bring the world-class faculty and student experience of UMass Amherst to top students across the globe through an innovative combination of new technology and on-campus learning,” ... Read More »

US, UK slip in latest ICEF i-graduate Agent Barometer

The survey of more than 1,000 agents from 108 countries shows that just 67% rated the US “very attractive”, down from 77% in 2015. The UK fared even worse, with the number of agents finding it “very attracting” declining almost 20% to 48% this year, compared to 64% in 2015. The number of agents reporting study visa concerns among their ... Read More »

65% of students more likely to choose US if Clinton wins

Carried out by Seattle-based Study in the USA, a Department of Commerce partner that connects international students with universities and colleges in the US, the study surveyed over 1,000 students from 130 countries from October 14 to this week. “International students contribute $30.5bn to the US economy and support 373,000 jobs” Students were asked to share their nationality, and answer: whether the ... Read More »