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The skepticism from US economists for Biden’s efforts to boost US manufacturing coming from the same economists who thought it did not matter if US workers made the products that were used in the US. As if Made in USA did not matter. As if Made in India or Made in Germany did not matter. As if creating jobs at home or in other countries made no difference. At the same time as US or companies in India and Vietnam, other countries in Asia or European Union ramp up their efforts for shorte …
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Tech jobs are opening up for blue collar workers without a college degree as companies loosen requirements, in the effort to find new workers.
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A recent WSJ report on the miscalculations on all sides on Ukraine show the errors by presidents Bush and Obama and German chancellor Merkel that created the situation that led to war in Ukraine- Ukraine not outside or inside but somewhere in the middle for joining NATO. This WSJ editorial says Obama policies reinforced by Angela Merkel’s policies as four term German chancellor is one reason Mr. Putin was emboldened to launch the invasion of Ukraine.
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The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence in the UK is urging adults to use a tape measure to check that their waist circumference does not exceed half their height. Other BMI guidelines do not provide an accurate measure of body fat and other ways are needed. Waist and height measure are “simple and effective” way to know if someone is overweight, says NICE. Today a majority of people in UK between 45 and 74 years are overweight. This is true in many parts of the …
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Phil Foden and Kevin DeBruyne find a way through Atletico Madrid’s defense as Manchester City prevail.
Russia’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told British channel Sky News “the casualties in Ukraine were a huge tragedy for us.” He said Russia “suffered significant losses of troops” in the Ukraine invasion. He said he hoped Russia would achieve its goals in the coming days.
The US Senate has voted unanimously to remove Russia’s most favored nation status in trade. This opens the door to new tariffs and import controls on platinum, chemicals, iron and steel. …
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German industry says a complete shutoff of Russian gas to Germany would be catastrophic. Paul Krugman, an expert on international economics, looks at it in this NYT report. He says estimates show a worst case scenario drop of 2.1% in GDP for Germany to shutoff Russian supplies of energy. This estimate is from ECONtribute a thinktank from the Universities of Bonn and Cologne. This reluctance says Krugman to take the tough decisions such as turning off Russian energy supplies prolon …
New York Governor Hochul’s new budget includes billions for child care funding, a top priority for state Democrats. New federal funding helped fund the social priorities.
Germany accelerates its shift to renewable energy with a goal of 80% of energy coming from renewables by 2030, up from 41% today. This is seen as the biggest comprehensive energy package in 2 decades by the Green Party, which is part of the coalition government. There is now a new urgency for renewable energy for the first time.
Leaders of Germany’s federal states agreed on cost sharing to settle refugees from Ukraine. Chancellor Scholz said that Germany will provide $2 billion in federal aid to German states for accomodating and integrating Ukrainian refugees. Refugees from Germany will be able to receive basic welfare benefits similar to the welfare aid received by Germans of 400 euros per month under Hartz welfare program. By integrating them into Germany’s social security system the refugees can i …
At a time of high inflation and food scarcity, the chancellor Rishi Sunak’s wife’s non-dom status breaches no law but sends a divisive social message, says this opinion in The Guardian. This is also because taxes are the only way for governments- whether Tory or Labor it is the same for all- to fund social benefits, social infrastructure and physical infrastructure, on which the real quality of all of our lives ultimately depends.
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Ketanji Jackson is confirmed by the US Senate 53 to 47 as US Supreme Court Justice. She takes the place of Justice Breyer who retires this year. This leaves the Supreme Court at 6 conservatives to 3 liberal members of the court, favoring conservatives following appointments by president Trump.
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This WSJ report takes a look at Bucha, a town 55 kilimetres from Kviv, that saw some of the worst fighting of the war. Civilians were caught in the crossfire and after the initial Russian assault was pushed back, Russia occupied the town with another assault before being pushed out. This report in WSJ says Russian soldiers were initially polite and helped residents. As their casualites grew, and as Ukraine’s territorial defense forces took up the fight in Bucha the dividing line be …
Strict enforcement actions taken by the US to enforce sweeping restrictions on the export of technology and industrial goods to Russia ,and any foreign countries who seek to help circumvent the action taken to undemine the Russian defense and technology industries. Airlines in Russia, Aeroflot, Azur Air, and UTair are denied access to US made parts or to receive services anywhere in the world including refueling. The actions would apply to China and other countries if they circumvent contro …
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