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McDonald's to hire 25,000 staff in Texas this month

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McDonald's Corp said on Thursday it would hire 25,000 people in its restaurants across Texas, United States in April.

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The burger chain said it will hire for crew and management positions in a three-day event from April 13-15.

Last year, McDonald's hired around 260,000 restaurant staff in the United States when stores reopened for diners after serving them through delivery, drive-thru and takeaway for weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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McDonald's, which owns about 14,000 restaurants in the United States, hires thousands of restaurant employees every summer across the country, drawing several high-school and college students for the job. 

(Reporting by Ann Maria Shibu in Bengaluru, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)

Thai economy may grow less than forecast this year -c.bank

BANGKOK, April 9 (Reuters) – Thailand’s economy may expand less than forecast this year after a new wave of coronavirus infections, a central bank official said on Friday.

Uncertainties remain high and there is a risk that growth could be less than the central bank’s 3.0% forecast this year, senior director Chayawadee Chai-Anant told a analyst meeting.

The current forecast has yet to include the impact of the fresh spike in COVID-19 infections, she said.

Cathie Wood\u2019s ARK Invest Buys over 160,000 Shares of DraftKings

One of the ARK exchange-traded funds run by ETF star Cathie Wood made a huge purchase on Thursday. Accordingly this fund bought over 160,000 shares of DraftKings Inc. (NASDAQ: DKNG) shares on Thursday, as the price of this ETFs gained nearly 3% on Thursday. Note that this ETF is still up over 100% in the last year.

ARK Innovation ETF (NYSEARCA: ARKK) bought 166,800 shares of DraftKings. At Thursday’s closing price this would have valued this purchase at roughly $10.2 million. Even though this is a small fraction of the total holdings, every little bit counts. ARKK is up 185% in the last year.

24/7 Wall St. recently reported on DraftKings:

DraftKings Inc. (NASDAQ: DKNG) was one of the first companies to come public that serviced online sports betting and gambling. A number of companies are looking to take a piece of this pie, but DraftKings was one of the first, and largest, on the scene.

During March, ARK Invest bought roughly 2.54 million shares of DraftKings, with the largest single-day purchase totaling just under a million shares. The stock closed out the week near $63, valuing the shares purchased in March up to about $159 million.

Catherine Wood, the CEO and CIO of ARK Investment Management LLC is a minority and non-voting shareholder of 24/7 Wall St., LLC, owner of 247wallst.com.

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Johnson & Johnson set to begin India trial of its single-shot vaccine – report

FILE PHOTO: Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines are seen at Northwell Health’s South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore, New York, U.S., March 3, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

BENGALURU (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson has told Indian regulators that it will soon begin clinical trials of its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine in the country, the Indian Express newspaper reported on Friday.

General Motors Announces More ShutDowns Due To Chip Shortage

Auto giant General Motors (GM), have been forced to further cut production at six North American factories as the global shortage of semiconductors continue to impact auto makers worldwide.

In recent weeks, several auto companies have announced temporary shutdown of factories because of shortage of chips to finish building vehicles. Semiconductors chips are used in the infotainment, power steering and braking systems of a vehicle. The problem was further worsened after the blockage of the Suez Canal delayed shipments of chips.

According to CNBC, GM will shutdown its Spring Hill, Tennessee; Ramos Arizpe, Mexico; Ingersoll, Ontario; Fairfax, Kansas; and Lansing, Michigan factories. The temporary plant shut down range from a week or two to several additional weeks for plants that have already been idled due to the parts disruption.

GM expects the cost of the shutdowns to negatively impact its operating profit by $1.5 billion to $2 billion this year.

“We continue to work closely with our supply base to find solutions for our suppliers’ semiconductor requirements and to mitigate impact on GM,” GM said in an statement. “Our intent is to make up as much production lost at these plants as possible.”

In addition to GM, Ford, Nissan, Stellantis, Volkswagen and Honda all are facing similar situation.

Petrol bombs, bricks and torching: Why are there riots in Northern Ireland?

Why is there violence and anger in Northern Ireland? Why is it young people that are taking to the streets and could this be the end of the Good Friday agreement?

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