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US gives Ukraine $1 billion in military aid

kyiv—The Ukrainian leader has secured $1 billion in new US military aid, including Stinger anti-aircraft missiles used against Soviet forces in Afghanistan. President Volodymyr Zelensky has said Russia is building a new Cold War wall across Europe “between freedom and servitude”, after his government accused invading forces of bombing a …

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Russian invasion will have ‘enormous impact’ on global food supply

Consumers around the world will feel the ‘enormous impact’ of Russia’s war on Ukraine through soaring food prices and significant disruption to agricultural supply chains, industry leaders and analysts say. main European leaders. John Rich, executive chairman of major Ukrainian food supplier MHP, said he feared for the vital spring …

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Mexico’s AMLO pledges energy prices will not rise during Ukraine conflict

Gasoline, diesel and electricity prices in Mexico will not rise above inflation despite turmoil in global energy markets caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine , according to Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. During his morning press briefings on Tuesday and Wednesday, López Obrador said the government would continue to …

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Students fleeing Ukraine wary of loan repayments

Bombay : Thousands of Indian students fleeing war-torn Ukraine now face an unprecedented financial burden as the chances of their colleges reopening soon look bleak, but they still struggle with expensive loans they have contracted to finance their studies. The bankers said they were assessing the impact of this crisis …

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Waive fertilizer dumping rights, corn growers demand

U.S. companies should give farmers a break by withdrawing anti-dumping duty claims on imported fertilizers, a corn growers’ group said Tuesday in a House hearing dominated by reports of rising costs of crop production. Farmer groups have generally called for higher price support in the upcoming 2023 farm bill, with …

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Veteran’s Corner: Military Funeral Rites, Upcoming Events and Q&A | Local News

The general public knows that deceased veterans are often granted military funeral rites. Unfortunately, some deceased veterans not only are not granted military funeral honors, but their remains are not claimed by family or friends. Veterans’ organizations in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas and a television station in Shreveport, Louisiana, and …

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Arabs fear for wheat supply after Russia invades Ukraine

Umm Abdo bakes bread for the family at her house in the village of Zerzara on the west bank of the Nile, off the city of Aswan, in southern Egypt, on February 26, 2022. AFP CAIRO — Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could mean less bread on the table in Egypt, …

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Coconino Voices: General mining law desperately needs updating | Columnists

The General Mining Act of 1872 was designed to encourage settlement and colonization of the American West, in part to drive out the Indigenous peoples who had already lived there for tens of thousands of years. Today, 150 years after its enactment, this law has not changed significantly and continues …

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The 1st public health insurance plan in the United States struggles to gain ground

With prospects for the U.S. adopting a single-payer “Medicare for All” program dim, proponents of health care reform have instead turned to a government-designed insurance plan that could compete with private insurance plans sold on health care exchanges. The idea behind this “public option” is that it could ultimately expand …

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USTR says new trade tools are needed to fight China’s state-run trade

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testifies before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies during a hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2022 budget for the U.S. Representative’s Office at Commerce on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 28, 2021. Bill O’Leary/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Join …

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Historic funding could transform gun violence prevention efforts. But can smaller groups take it over? | American crime

FFor years, local gun violence prevention programs have struggled to secure long-term funding. The people who care for students on and off US school campuses, sit at the bedside of gunshot wound survivors and hug the families of homicide victims, are rarely paid with dedicated public money. Instead, many groups …

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Nalu Scientific, based in Hawaii, partners with CAEN Technologies

February 12, 2022, 7:03 a.m. HST Dr. Isar Mostafanezhad founded Nalu Scientific in 2016. The Honolulu-based company designs and builds high-end sensors and systems. With decades of combined experience, the team has won several large-scale federal grants. Nalu was named Hawaii’s Most Innovative Company of 2019 by the US Small …

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Canadian judge issues order to stop protesters from blocking US border bridge

Reuters / 07:29 Feb 12, 2022 People erect a tent as truck drivers and supporters continue to block access to the Ambassador Bridge, which connects Detroit and Windsor, to protest coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination mandates, in Windsor , Ontario, Canada February 10, 2022. REUTERS/ Carlos Osori WINDSOR, Ontario – A …

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States get green light to build electric car charging stations, Auto News, ET Auto

Biden has also set a goal of 50% electric vehicle sales by 2030, as part of a broader effort to achieve a zero-emissions economy by 2050. WASHINGTON: States get green light to build nationwide network of electric vehicle charging stations that would place new or upgraded ones every 80 kilometers …

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Economic diplomacy: essential mission as Australia’s own BRI gathers pace

hey big spender The first loans granted under the Morrison government’s new program to support the production of vital minerals give another insight into the importance of Australia’s relatively low-profile funding in dealing with Chinese economic influence. Trade Minister Dan Tehan earlier this month announced loans worth $239 million to …

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American companies that failed in China

American companies that failed in China For decades, China has been a top priority for American companies looking to grow. Indeed, the country’s middle class is simply huge, growing from 3.1% to 50.8% of the country’s total population between the years 2000 and 2018. According to Brookings, there are now …

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EU joins flea race with €42 billion bid to rival Asia

The production of semiconductors, also called chips, has become a strategic priority in Europe as in the United States, after the shock of the pandemic which stifled supply – Copyright AFP François WALSCHAERTS Alex Pigman The EU is launching a plan on Tuesday to raise tens of billions of euros …

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EXPLANATION: What happens to European energy if Russia acts? | Economic news

By CATHY BUSSEWITZ, DAVID McHUGH and MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Fears are growing about what would happen to Europe’s energy supply if Russia were to invade Ukraine and then halt natural gas exports in retaliation for U.S. and European sanctions. The tensions show the risk of …

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Transit facilities prove their worth as City Hall decision looms | News, Sports, Jobs

The Trade and Transit Center II at 144 West Third Street. KAREN VIBERT-KENNEDY/Sun-Gazette As the city grapples with what to do with the multimillion-dollar solution of the doomed City Hall, Commerce and Transit Centers I and II remain viable options for continued city government operations, according …

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U.S. crop insurance payments rise sharply as climate change worsens droughts and floods

An aerial view shows agricultural fields as California faces its worst drought since 1977, in Mundo, California, U.S. July 4, 2021. Drone photo taken REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 27 (Reuters) – Insurance payments to U.S. farmers for crops lost to droughts and …

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Solving our ongoing school funding crisis

Many Americans seem concerned about this issue. For nearly two decades, when answering an open-ended survey question about the biggest problem facing their local schools, Americans cited insufficient funding. A century ago, this was hardly the case. The school for us and for them In the 1920s, political leaders believed …

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Rep. Axne Introduces Bill to End Taxpayer Subsidies for Prescription Drug Advertising

Yesterday, Representative Cindy Axne (IA-03) introduces common-sense legislation that would end taxpayer subsidies for prescription drug ads directed at U.S. consumers by big pharma. Under current law, drug makers are allowed to deduct advertising costs from federal taxes, which means taxpayer dollars are used to subsidize drug ads. “Iowans are …

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In the wake of Colleyville, Jewish groups renew efforts to double funding for federal security grants

(January 19, 2022 / JNS) Following the January 15 hostage crisis at a Texas synagogue, Jewish organizations in the United States have renewed their push for Congress to double funding for the nonprofit Security Grants Program (NSGP), ensuring that more targeted nonprofit institutions such as synagogues get federal funding. invest …

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Palm Bay man sentenced to five years in federal prison for COVID relief fraud and tax evasion | USAO-MDFL

Orlando, Fla. – U.S. District Judge Anne C. Conway today sentenced Johnson W. Eustache to five years in federal prison for wire fraud and aiding and abetting in the preparation of false tax returns. The court also ordered Eustache to forfeit approximately $700,000 seized from multiple bank accounts, as well …

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Can we say “no” to fuel subsidies?

Not a single country in the world sets a “fair” price for fossil fuels. The fossil fuel industry benefits from subsidies around the world – $11 million per minute. Subsidies on oil, gas and coal amounted to $5.9 trillion in 2020, and could reach $6.4 trillion in 2025, estimates the …

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Knoxville man sentenced to prison for defrauding COVID-19 economic relief programs | USAO-EDTN

Knoxville, Tenn. – On January 13, 2022, James Waylon Howell, 39, of Knoxville was sentenced to 18 months in prison by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee in Knoxville. Howell pleaded guilty to committing more than $150,000 in fraud …

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Ministry tells island town it will host SDF base and US drills

NISHINOOMOTE, Kagoshima Prefecture—The Defense Ministry announced it would build a Self-Defense Force base here to be used for displaced US military exercises, prompting a stunned reaction from the city’s mayor. “The government has decided to choose Mageshima Island not as a candidate site but as an official site for the …

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Advocates Again Call for Legislation Capping Payday Loan Rates

Angela Espada, executive director of the Indiana Catholic Conference, shares her group’s reasons for supporting legislation that would cap payday loan interest rates. Samantha Horton / IPB News Advocates are once again pushing lawmakers to pass legislation that would cap annual percentage rates for small loans. Hoosiers for Responsible Lending …

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India appeals WTO panel ruling on sugar export subsidies

India has appealed a ruling by the World Trade Organization (WTO) trade dispute settlement panel which ruled that the country’s domestic support measures for sugar and cane were inconsistent with India. global trade standards, an official said. The appeal was filed by India with the WTO Appellate Body, which is …

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Georgia judge grants stay of federal contractor vaccine mandate injunction

Credit: leolintang / Shutterstock First, it blocked administration federal contractor Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate with a preliminary injunction sought by state governments, including Georgia. Then the same Georgia federal judge stayed that decision, granting a stay requested by the federal government as it appeals the national injunction to the United …

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Before Applying for Flood Mitigation Assistance Fund

Eligibility Cost sharing or non-federal twinning Flood Mitigation Assistance Funds can be used for projects that reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings insured by the National Flood Insurance Program, including: Scope of the project Technical assistance Community flood mitigation projects Individual flood mitigation projects Management …

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20 successful years – Reviews

JIN DING / CHINA DAILY Having fulfilled all of its WTO accession commitments, China strives to strengthen the organization’s authority and efficiency It has been 20 years since China joined the World Trade Organization to become its 143rd member. China has fulfilled all of its WTO accession commitments by 2010 …

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Debt increases, increasing risks for many households

Debt increases, putting families at greater risk getty Households are getting more and more into debt. Part of this debt creates particularly significant financial risks for households. They still have to repay this debt, even if they lose their jobs or encounter a health emergency, among other unforeseen events. As …

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BofA expects 8.2% GDP growth for next fiscal year with more downside risks for India

Warning that the new year will be riskier than the previous two in terms of growth, inflation and the perils of the normalization of monetary policy on consumer demand in particular, as well as other external risks, a brokerage house Wall Street has forecast GDP growth of 8.2% next fiscal …

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Race and finance: the student loan trap

This is the second in a series of articles on race and the financial system. When American civil rights activists of the last century took to the streets, they dreamed of a day when black Americans had the same educational opportunities as everyone else in the country. Sabrina Cannon lived …

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Health tab in the United States reached $ 4,000,000 as the government turned on the tap to fight COVID

WASHINGTON (AP) – Health spending in the United States soared to $ 4.1 trillion last year as Congress turned on the tap of federal dollars to fight the coronavirus pandemic on several fronts. A government report released on Wednesday said national health spending jumped 9.7% in 2020, more than double …

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US donates $ 1.5 billion to help provide school meals during supply chain crisis

By Christopher Walljasper CHICAGO (Reuters) – The United States Department of Agriculture is providing up to $ 1.5 billion to help school lunch programs overcome the supply chain crisis, the Agriculture Secretary said on Friday, Tom Vilsack. Purchasing large amounts of food has become difficult due to delays in shipments, …

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Alternative fuel vehicle market size worth US $ 1,331.5 billion

Tokyo, Dec. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – According to Precedence Research, the global market size for alternative fuel vehicles was valued at US $ 468.83 billion in 2021. The global alternative fuels market has experienced a growth rate important due to the growing demand for fuel efficient vehicles and environmentally …

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UB spin-off Atrevida Science aims to modernize the wind turbine

With approximately $ 400,000 in federal grants, the company is developing a turbine blade that automatically adapts to changing winds BUFFALO, NY – For decades, companies eager to increase wind power production have relied on a simple strategy: make the blades of the wind turbine bigger. Although generally effective, this …

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Antony Blinken Warns China Against “Aggressive Actions” in Asia-Pacific | American foreign policy

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken used a visit to the Indo-Pacific to urge China to stop its “aggressive actions” in the region, as Washington seeks to strengthen its alliances against Beijing. President Joe Biden’s administration is trying to restore relations and reaffirm its influence in Asia after the turmoil …

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Tips for finding grants to fund police drone programs

By James Bushey Starting a drone program is a big undertaking and can be intimidating if you have no experience starting a new technology program. There are many considerations at every step of the journey, but one of the most basic steps is to secure funding and support. Agencies are …

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At 24.3% CAGR, the market size for electric vehicles [2021-2028] to reach USD 1,318.22 billion

The major electric vehicle market players analyzed in the report are Ford Motor Company (Michigan, USA), General Motors Company (Michigan, USA), Nissan Motor Corporation (Kanagawa, Japan), Tesla, Inc. (California , United States), Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota City, Japan), Volkswagen AG (Wolfsburg, Germany), Groupe Renault (Boulogne-Billancourt, France), BMW Group (Munich, Germany), …

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Douglas County grants access to Minnesota clean-up project

The Land and Development Committee approved an agreement Nov. 30 with the United States Environmental Protection Agency allowing access for rehabilitation construction work at Munger Landing. Douglas County has riparian rights in the area that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency selected for a clean-up remedy for sediment contamination at Munger …

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Africa must push for measurable climate goals based on Africa’s development needs

“Today we agreed… to phase out and rationalize inefficient fossil fuel subsidies over the medium term while providing targeted support to the poorest. “ No, this is not a quote from the new ‘Glasgow Climate Pact’ agreed at the climate summit last month, but an agreement in 2009 – 12 …

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Doubling farm incomes means going beyond PSM and subsidies and specializing in high value crops, writes Bharat Jhunjhunwala

The farmers and the government both want the income of the former to double in no time. Farmers believe that maintaining the Minimum Support Price (MSP) is the way to go. They will get high prices, increase their production and get high incomes. However, the government believes that PSM leads …

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Apple, Intel, Ford Executives Urge U.S. To Give Chip Subsidies

A wide range of companies that buy and sell chips, including Apple and Intel, are calling on Congress to pass legislation that would offer billions of dollars in subsidies to US factories during a global chip shortage. Executives from more than 50 companies sent a letter to Democratic and Republican …

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The chips made in the USA, the plan, the auto crisis

As you shop for the holidays, you’ll notice more shortages than ever of high-tech items requiring microchips. It affects all economic sectors in one way or another. Chips were invented in the United States. But now only 12% is made here. 0% of the most sophisticated chips are made in …

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Big Oil’s Pivotal to Carbon Capture / Storage, As It Keeps Drilling, Not a Climate Solution | Opinion

By June Sekera and Neva Goodwin After decades of casting doubt on climate change and its causes, the fossil fuel industry is now moving towards a new strategy: presenting itself as the source of solutions. This repositioning includes rebranding as “carbon management industry”. This strategic pivot was exposed at the …

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Government Science Grants Increasingly Promote ‘Awakened’ Ideas, Study Finds | New

NOTinitially, a third of government science grant summaries now use terms such as “equity,” “diversity,” and “inclusion,” according to a new report, up from just under 3% in 1990. The report, released earlier this month by the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology, details how the National Science …

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Federal government announces $ 10 million grant to Colorado for travel, tourism and outdoor recreation

THROUGH FREDA MIKLINGOVERNMENT JOURNALIST On November 8, the United States Department of Commerce announced that Colorado had received $ 9,683,928 to accelerate travel, tourism and outdoor recreation. The grant aims to help businesses in these sectors recover from the impactful effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nationally, grants totaling $ 314 …

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Factbox: Main political objectives of the partners of the German coalition | World news

BERLIN (Reuters) – The leaders of three German parties were due to present an agreement on Wednesday to form a coalition government that will see Social Democrat Olaf Scholz replace conservative Angela Merkel as chancellor. A press conference was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at the end of a final round …

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PA secures $ 2.5 million in federal grants for watershed clean-up

Pennsylvania is frequently criticized as the state of the Bay’s watershed lags behind in water remediation efforts and funding to minimize pollution runoff upstream. The federal government is making progress to correct this, with millions of dollars in new funding being provided to protect the Chesapeake Bay. Recently, the National …

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Oil slips on plan to exploit emergency crude reserves

An aerial view shows an Idemitsu Kosan Co. oil plant in Ichihara, east of Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 12, 2021, in this photo taken by Kyodo. Mandatory Credit Kyodo / via REUTERS Register now for FREE and unlimited access to reuters.com Register now MELBOURNE, Nov. 23 (Reuters) – Oil prices fell …

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Federal Electric Car Tax Credits In 2021 Can Save You Thousands

Climate change and electric vehicles: how will future cars stem global warming? Electric vehicles have become a fashionable trend. But how much better for the environment than standard gasoline or diesel cars? Just the FAQ, USA TODAY Car buying is going downhill right now. Chip shortages have led to a …

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U.S. commitment on climate change is tested in Senate with global impact, Energy News, ET EnergyWorld

Washington: After talking about climate rhetoric at UN talks in Scotland, Biden administration is now testing whether a divided US can walk on climate: pushing massive investment for a new era of clean energy across the narrowest margins of the Senate. The House passed a roughly $ 2 trillion climate …

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‘Phasing out’ of coal from US-Chinese declaration at COP26, unfair criticism of India, officials say | India News

NEW DELHI: Seeking to counter criticism from developed countries that India is the last-minute spoiler at the recent COP26 regarding “phasing out coal,” senior officials rebuffed the comments, saying they were misinformed and unfair. The term “gradual reduction”, which replaced “phase-out”, of coal emissions was taken from the US-China statement …

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EU, US face tough road to tackle China’s dirty steel – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article The EU and the US want to ally against China’s coal-fired blast furnaces in a green steel alliance – but no one knows how that will happen. The united front proposal against Beijing was a keystone of the steel tariff truce concluded between …

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Editorial | Schumer must stop fossil fuel subsidies

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across New York This week, Governor Hochul showed what climate leadership looks like, dealing a blow to the fossil fuel industry by blocking proposed fracking gas power plants …

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FACT SHEET: The Biden Administration’s Roadmap to Building an Economy Resilient to the Impacts of Climate Change

Agency actions will protect pension plans, homeowners, consumers, businesses and supply chains, workers and the federal government from the financial risks of climate change Today, the Biden-Harris administration released a comprehensive government-wide strategy to measure, disclose, manage and mitigate the systemic risks that climate change poses to families, businesses and …

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Democrats’ electric vehicle push sparks intense lobbying struggle

Democrats’ efforts to boost electric vehicle (EV) adoption have sparked an intense lobbying battle on Capitol Hill as automakers attempt to influence legislation that will shape the future of the industry. Automakers are generally back President BidenJoe Biden Majority of Americans Worried About Cyber ​​Attacks on Critical Groups: Poll Secretary …

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Global Virtual Power Plant Market Report 2021-2026

DUBLIN, October 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – “Virtual Power Plants – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. Research and Markets logo Global Virtual Power Plant Market To Reach $ 1.5 billion by 2026 With traditional utilities stretched to breaking point due to rapid …

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‘We will always suffer’: PNG refugees say exit from Australia leaves them stranded | Australian immigration and asylum

Australia’s decision to end offshore processing in Papua New Guinea leaves those held in its offshore regime for eight years in “limbo”, with refugees in Port Moresby saying “Nothing will change for us.” “The Australian government can say it is ending treatment abroad,” refugee Ali told Guardian Australia, “but there …

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Delray Beach Man Convicted of Bank Fraud, Misrepresentation, and Aggravated Identity Theft Involving COVID-19 Relief Programs | USAO-NDFL

GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA –A federal jury in Gainesville convicted Jeremie Saintvil, 46, of Delray Beach, Fla., Of bank fraud, misrepresentation to a federally insured financial institution, aggravated identity theft and misrepresentation to a federal agency. The guilty verdict, handed down Friday night after an eight-day trial, was announced by Jason R. …

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US pledges $ 10 billion to boost UN food initiative

The United States of America has pledged $ 10 billion to end hunger and poverty, ensure gender equality and limit the climate crisis, strengthening the United Nations initiative to improve global food systems. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the fund at the first United Nations Food Systems Summit …

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Wage subsidy was key to saving jobs during closures

ROBERT KITCHIN / Tips Finance Minister Grant Robertson gives details of the restart of the wage subsidy program when community transmission was detected in New Zealand in August 2020, after several months without a case in the community. OPINION: Amid another lockdown, Kiwi workers and businesses are suffering. While the …

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How a submarine deal sparked a major diplomatic crisis | Business and Economy News

Australia’s decision to cancel a multibillion-dollar order for French submarines in favor of American and British technology has sparked an unprecedented diplomatic row between longtime Western allies. The French Foreign Ministry recalled its ambassadors in the United States and Australia citing “duplicity, disdain and lies”. Along with the economic damage …

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Chinese-American competition takes hold in Beijing’s backyard

Washington- As China expands its influence across Asia with belt and road infrastructure projects, the United States is retaliating with a major development project in China’s backyard, Mongolia. Last month, U.S. Ambassador to the United States Michael Klecheski and President Ufnergin Klersk of Mongolia presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for …

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China calls for the thaw of Afghan funds abroad

BEIJING – China says it maintains contact between its embassy in Afghanistan and the Taliban and calls for the unfreezing of Afghan government funds held abroad. Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Wednesday that the Chinese embassy in Kabul “was operating normally.” “We are ready to maintain communication with …

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