300 school children in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli fall ill after inhaling toxic gas

A representational image. Nearly 300 students were taken ill in Shamli after inhaling toxic gas emitted by a sugar mill near their school . Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint Lucknow: Around 300 students were taken ill on Tuesday after inhaling toxic gas emitted by a sugar mill near their school in Shamli district, […]

Republicans denounce bigotry after Trump’s latest Charlottesville remarks

Senior Republicans have lambasted Donald Trump after he once again drew a moral equivalency between the far right and counter-demonstrators during the deadly violence in Charlottesville on Saturday. But some elected Republican officials responded to an extraordinary press conference in Trump Tower on Tuesday night by denouncing bigotry, in signs of a […]

Mortgage rates edge higher, after five weeks of declines

Mortgage rates edged higher last week, the first increase after five weeks of declines. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.91% in the week ending June 15, up from 3.89%, Freddie Mac said Thursday. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.18%, up from 3.16%, while the 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage averaged […]

HSBC shares heading 9% higher after appointment of new chairman: Analyst

Shares of Europe’s largest bank, HSBC, could climb after the company said current AIA chief Mark Tucker will take over as chairman, with its Hong Kong listing potentially hitting 70 Hong Kong dollars per share, one analyst told CNBC. By noon HK/SIN, HSBC shares in Hong Kong were 2.22 percent […]