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U.S. halts IPOs for Chinese-based companies
The Securities and Exchange Commission, America's top securities regulator, ordered all initial public offerings for Chinese-based companies be put on hold as the agency tries to protect U.S. investors from a Beijing crackdown on Chinese companies. Conway G. Gittens reports.
U.S.-bound airlift begins for Afghan interpreters
Some 200 Afghans were set to begin new lives in the United States on Friday as an airlift got under way for translators and others who risk Taliban retaliation because they worked for the United States during its 20-year war in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said.