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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Fed governor Lael Brainard said on Thursday that reducing high inflation is the central bank's "most important task".

"Inflation is too high and working people around the country are concerned about how far their paychecks will go," Brainard, President Joe Biden's nominee to serve as the central bank's vice chair, said at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking Committee. (U.S.-Fed-inflation)

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NEW YORK -- Oil prices retreated on Thursday after the latest U.S. fuel inventory report painted a mixed picture.

The West Texas Intermediate for February delivery lost 52 cents, or 0.6 percent, to settle at 82.12 U.S. dollars a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude for March delivery decreased 20 cents, or 0.2 percent, to close at 84.47 dollars a barrel on the London ICE Futures Exchange. (U.S.-oil price-decline)

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UNITED NATIONS -- UN humanitarians on Thursday condemned increasing violence and the slaying of an aid worker in al-Hol, the largest camp for displaced people and refugees in Syria.

The killing on Tuesday followed an armed attack on a health facility in the camp, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said. (UN-Syria-camp-aid worker)

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NAIROBI -- As many women as men own mobile phones in Kenya, a new survey by the government statistician, which examined the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal Target 5b in the east African nation, released Thursday indicated.

The goal focuses on enhancing the use of enabling technology, in particular, information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women. (Kenya-mobile phone-gender) Enditem

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