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Can municipal broadband networks bridge the digital divide?

[ad_1] Local governments may be able to provide better Internet access than telecommunications companies. 18% of students do not have reliable high-speed internet at home. President Joseph R. Biden proposes to bridge the digital divide that exists for poor and rural Americans by funding municipal broadband networks across the United …

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The high costs of too much government spending

[ad_1] A man waits at a bus stop that displays the United States national debt on June 19, 2020 at … [+] Washington DC. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images America is embarking on an unprecedented spending …

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Why is China targeting its own internet companies?

[ad_1] For months, the Chinese government has been pressuring big tech companies. He penalized the recently public ridesharing company Didi for the way it collected user data. It stopped two major video game streaming platforms from combining, closed online tutoring sites, hit e-commerce giant Alibaba with an antitrust fine of …

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Southeast Asian National Airlines Need Drastic Reforms

[ad_1] Author: Luther Lie, Indonesian Center for Law, Economics and Business Driven by surges of COVID-19 infections brought on by new variants, governments are once again tightening restrictions, once again disrupting global business activity. The consequences are dire for businesses, including Southeast Asian state-owned (SOE) airlines that have been forced …

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State budget cuts ‘ineffective’ tax breaks | New

[ad_1] BOSTON – A controversial grant for filmmakers has been put in place as part of the state budget, even as lawmakers have withdrawn several other tax breaks. A $ 47.6 billion spending package signed by Gov. Charlie Baker last week repeals three tax credits that a state commission said …

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Democrats’ budget would fund massive clean energy plan

[ad_1] The Congressional Democrats’ $ 3.5 trillion budget plan would fund a sweeping transition to cleaner energy, but it is expected to meet opposition from parts of the energy industry and their industrial customers over provisions likely to increase their costs. The plan calls for paying cash to utilities that …

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Chinese ‘dream child’ stealthily wins drums race

[ad_1] July 17, 2021 IN AMERICA, IF you want to dominate an industry, you channel your inner Elon Musk and scream it out. But CATL, the Chinese company that makes batteries for some of Mr. Musk’s Tesla electric vehicles (VEs), is different. When your columnist first contacted him in 2017, …

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Biden’s New Chinese Doctrine | The Economist

[ad_1] July 17, 2021 OLONG PTIMISTS hoped that China’s welcome into the global economy would make it a “responsible stakeholder” and lead to political reform. As president, Donald Trump called this weak. Today, Joe Biden converts Trumpian exaltation into a doctrine that pits America against China, a struggle between rival …

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In Haiti, violence culminates in the assassination of Moise

[ad_1] Editor’s Note: This is the web version of our weekly subscriber-only wrap-up newsletter, which uses relevant WPR coverage to provide background and context for the week’s top stories. Subscribe to receive it by email Every Saturday. If you are already a subscriber, adjust your newsletter settings to receive it …

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Ocean in the spotlight again after pandemic disruption

[ad_1] The world cannot afford to delay further action to protect the ocean, governments and environmentalists agreed this month at a series of United Nations conferences. They called for “transformative” and actionable solutions in the wake of delays and cancellations caused by last year’s pandemic. the un Sustainable Development Goal …

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New Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Petitions on Ammonium Nitrate Urea Solutions from Russia, Trinidad and Tobago | Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

[ad_1] On June 30, 2021, CF Industries Nitrogen, LLC, Terra Nitrogen LP and Terra International (Oklahoma) LLC filed anti-dumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions on Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions (UAM) from from Russia and Trinidad and Tobago. . In addition to the petitioners, US producers include CVR Partners …

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It’s the risk pool, stupid

[ad_1] Last week, the Supreme Court dismissed a third court challenge to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Biden administration wasted no time in celebrating, deploying a litany of offers regulatory changes to the law. The main one of them is a year-round nomination for households …

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Advocacy for a permanent broadband subsidy

[ad_1] Dr Fallon Wilson When the pandemic forced schools, offices and healthcare providers to go online last March, it also put our country’s long-standing digital inequalities in the spotlight. Millions of low-income Americans did not have computers, high-speed home connections, or the digital skills to use them. Over a year …

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US, EU Suspend Tariffs on Large Civilian Aircraft, Target China in Non-Trade Practices Framework – International Law

[ad_1] Worldwide: US, EU suspend tariffs on large civil aircraft, target China in fight against non-trade practices June 21, 2021 Husch Blackwell LLP To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. The United States and the European Union (“EU”) ad a “cooperative framework“To address and eventually resolve their …

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‘A new chapter’: US-EU leaders turn the page on dispute over 17-year-old aircraft subsidies (at least for now) | Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

[ad_1] Hailed as a “new chapter” in bilateral trade relations between the United States and the European Union (EU), the two sides ad At a US-EU summit in Brussels on Tuesday, an agreement was reached to suspend (for five years) all tariffs resulting from the long-standing transatlantic dispute over aircraft …

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‘Obamacare’ survives: US Supreme Court rejects big challenge

[ad_1] WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court, though increasingly conservative in its composition, on Thursday rejected the latest major Republican-led effort to remove the national healthcare law known as ‘Obamacare’, thus preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The judges, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire Affordable Care Act intact …

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US-EU trade feuds likely to turn soft during summit

[ad_1] Law360 (June 11, 2021, 6:31 p.m. EDT) – President Joe Biden’s week-long stint across Europe will largely focus on resolving a series of bitter trade disputes, but there is still work to be done serious policy that must be done before the allies can reset their trade relationship. Biden …

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SEC subpoena American Electric Power for House Bill 6 documents

[ad_1] More: Mike DeWine’s calendars reveal meetings with AEP leaders and AEP-backed black money group in the final weeks of DeWine’s 2018 gubernatorial campaign American Electric Power revealed yesterday that it received a subpoena from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to search for documents related to House Bill …

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US uses Quad to strengthen critical supply chains

[ad_1] WASHINGTON – The United States will work with the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue countries and the Group of Seven to address supply chain vulnerabilities for semiconductors and other strategic materials, according to a report released Tuesday. US dependence on China for chips and other critical products has raised concerns, especially …

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India against subsidy delay

[ad_1] India is against the proposed time limit for the exemption from the subsidy ban for low-income fishermen operating in territorial waters suggested in the draft text circulated by the chairman of the negotiating committee on rules (subsidies to fisheries) at the WTO. “India argued that the subsidy ban was …

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A good worker is hard to find

[ad_1] A pedestrian walks past a Now Hiring sign outside a Lamps Plus store in San Francisco on June 3. Photo: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images A wide distribution of vaccines and the end of government blockades should lead to strong job creation. Still, the US labor market posted its …

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Biden’s budget includes increase in health grants

[ad_1] An ACA premium tax credit subsidy is supposed to keep what a consumer pays in cash for health coverage at a certain percentage of the consumer’s “modified adjusted gross income” or MAGI. (Photo: Shutterstock) President Joe Biden has proposed a budget for fiscal year 2022 that could make the …

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IRS issues must-have COBRA guidelines – Employment and HR

[ad_1] To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. On May 18, 2021, the IRS provided much-needed advice to employers on how to implement the COBRA premium subsidy provisions under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). Notice 2021-31 includes over seven dozen questions and answers, which cover topics …

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Wanted: A Resilience Czar for the US Government

[ad_1] Everyone knows the “black swans” – extreme and one-off events that are impossible to predict. Think of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand that started World War I or the stock market crash of 1987, which set a record for one-day price cuts. But what about the risks that …

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How Ford burned $ 12 billion in Brazil

[ad_1] SAO PAULO – A century ago, Henry Ford came to Brazil and established the city of Fordlandia, hoping to become an Amazonian rubber baron, but retreated into the red. Today, the automaker he founded is once again licking his Brazilian wounds, having abandoned production in the tough market after …

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The two big risks to Biden’s American family plan

[ad_1] Wednesday’s address to the nation began rolling out President Joe Biden’s plan for American families. The proposal promises to expand tax credits for families, provide funding for preschool education, and strengthen child care and paid time off. The president hopes to address significant gaps in the country’s social safety …

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Fiftieth birthday of a loser

[ad_1] Fifty years ago, last Saturday, May 1, Amtrak operated its first passenger trains, a fact that President Biden celebrated a early day. Biden wants people to think Amtrak is successful enough to merit $ 80 billion in additional funding. But the reality is, it’s just a big loser. Rail …

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UAW denounces GM investment in Mexico

[ad_1] Members of the United Auto Workers march in the Labor Day Parade in Detroit, September 2, 2019. Photo AP / Paul Sancya DETROIT (AP) – An announcement by General Motors that it would invest more than $ 1 billion in a Mexican factory that will build electric vehicles has …

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