Foreign students fear deportation over Trump visa threat

New York (AFP) – Pakistani student Taimoor Ahmed is one of hundreds of thousands of foreigners enrolled in American universities now fearing for their future after Donald Trump’s administration threatened to revoke their visas.

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced this week that foreign students whose entire courses have moved online because of the coronavirus pandemic must return to their home country.

“I might be affected if they don’t offer any sort of in-person class,” said Taimoor Ahmed, an information technology student at Cal State University in Los Angeles.

“I’m concerned. This can potentially change my future and

Read More

3 Hot Sector ETFs to Tide Over the Coronavirus Crisis in Q3

The coronavirus crisis continues to be acute in the United States as the death toll has now crossed 130,000. The infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci has said that United States is “knee-deep” in the first wave of the pandemic even as the number of coronavirus cases has doubled within a week and a half, per a CNN report. The rate of coronavirus infection is being observed to rise in around 32 states with only four states (Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts and New Hampshire) seeing subsiding infection rates, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Given the current situation, at least 24

Read More

3 Technology Funds to Snap Up Today

Risk lovers seeking healthy returns over a fairly long investment horizon may opt for technology mutual funds. It is believed that the technology sector is poised for a brighter earnings performance than others owing to greater demand for technology and innovation. Improving industry fundamentals and emerging technologies — such as wearables, VR headsets, drones, virtual reality devices and AI — are the key catalysts for the sector.

Meanwhile, most mutual funds investing in securities from these sectors prefer a growth-oriented approach that includes focusing on companies with strong fundamentals and a relatively higher investment prospect. Moreover, technology now has a

Read More

See Which Vienna Businesses Got PPP Loans

VIENNA, VA — Businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic were able to apply for federal relief through the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Treasury’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). In Vienna, there were numerous businesses receiving amounts in the millions.

The Small Business Administration released loan-level data for loan recipients of $150,000 or above, including business names, addresses, ZIP codes, business type, demographic data, non-profit information, name of lender, jobs supported, and loan amounts. The same data was also released for loan recipients below $150,000, except for business names and addresses.

PPP loans were established as part of the federal

Read More