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Biden vows to double aid on climate change, one of the key issues facing leaders.

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President Biden said on Tuesday that his administration would seek to double aid aimed at helping developing nations address climate change, raising a pledge he made in April to about $11.4 billion a year by 2024. The pledge is considered critical to the success of United Nations-led climate talks that......

Supply chain issues worsen as ports face record backlog

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Supply chain issues worsen as ports face record backlog – CBS News Watch CBSN Live A huge backlog in cargo ships waiting to get into ports in Southern California could cause a major hiccup in holiday shopping. Carter Evans......

Cowboys’ McCarthy: Issues forced 56-yard kick

ESPN
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — In a perfect world, Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy would not have settled for a game-winning field goal attempt from 56 yards by Greg Zuerlein in the final seconds against the Los Angeles Chargers. But several problems arose. First, a player went off the field after Tony......

Japan PM candidates differ on same-sex, women rights issues

Reuters
TOKYO, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Candidates to become Japan’s next prime minister all said they would have better policies to fight the pandemic and reduce the income gap during television debates on Friday, but they were split on diversity issues from same-sex marriage to married couples having separate surnames. Whoever......

Indigenous Issues Are Sidelined in Canada’s Election

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here As the 36-day snap election called by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau staggers toward Monday’s vote, the Liberals and the Conservatives remain locked in a statistical tie in the polls. It’s been a largely desultory campaign with few highlights,......

Solar prices jumped in the second quarter, reversing recent trends, on material costs and supply chain issues

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Peter Cade | Stone | Getty Images The solar industry is among many sectors feeling the pinch of higher prices, according to a report released Tuesday by the Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood Mackenzie. Prices rose quarter over quarter......

Apple Issues Emergency Security Updates to Close a Spyware Flaw

New York Times
Apple on Monday issued emergency software updates for a critical vulnerability in its products after security researchers uncovered a flaw that allows highly invasive spyware from Israel’s NSO Group to infect anyone’s iPhone, Apple Watch or Mac computer without so much as a click. Apple’s security team has been working......

Labor issues prove challenging for CPG industry

FoodBusinessNews
KANSAS CITY — Labor, always a challenging issue for food manufacturers to navigate, has become even more so since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic back in March 2020. In presentations at the recent virtual Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference held Sept. 8-9 executives of many of the leading consumer......

Biden Issues Vaccine Rules, DOJ Sues Texas Over Abortion Ban, Pakistan-Afghan Border : Up First

NPR
NPR President Biden has outlined new rules to combat the pandemic. He says businesses with 100 or more employees have to get their staff vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID-19. That will apply to tens of millions of workers. How’s it going to be enforced? The U.S. Department of Justice......

Depth Issues Threatening Red Sox Season

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Will Laws Welcome to The Opener, where every weekday morning you’ll get a fresh, topical column to start your day from one of SI.com’s MLB writers. The last six weeks have not been good for the Red Sox. They fell......

Veterans Struggle With Issues That Are Often Invisible to Others

New York Times
“There wasn’t a day that went by that I did not fire my weapon in combat,” he said. Between his last two deployments, he was hospitalized in Germany for post-traumatic stress. He pondered suicide at least once back in Brooklyn. “When I got out of the service is when everything......

Belichick clarifies: Vaccines alone won’t fix issues

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick clarified his remarks on vaccinations Monday, saying even though the team would be better off if everyone was vaccinated, it wouldn’t solve all problems. Belichick’s comments came five days after he said quarterback Cam Newton‘s vaccination status wasn’t a factor in......

ISBE issues new guidance to schools for remote learning

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Kevin Bessler, The Center Square The Illinois State Board of Education is preparing schools for the possibility of closures due to COVID-19 outbreaks and high quarantine numbers. The Board of Education has issued guidance for remote learning after the......

FAA grounds Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft during investigation of Branson flight issues

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Carrier aircraft VMS Eve is seen in the background shortly after releasing VSS Unity, which is firing its engine and acclerating during the company’s fourth spaceflight test, Unity 22, carrying founder Richard Branson on July 11, 2021. Virgin Galactic The......

Elon Musk says Tesla Roadster delayed until 2023 as supply chain issues persist

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday that supply chain shortages continue to stress the automaker, and the company is delaying deliveries of the new version of the Roadster until 2023 at the earliest. Specifically, he tweeted: “2021 has been the......

Pennsylvania governor issues mask mandate for schools, child care facilities

Reuters
Students wear masks as they walk through the halls of York Suburban High School in York, Pennsylvania, U.S., September 18, 2020. REUTERS/Rachel Wisniewski Aug 31 (Reuters) – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf on Tuesday issued a mask mandate for all K-12 school and child care facilities to protect against the spread......

It’s not just Afghanistan — Americans are losing faith in Biden on many issues

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here It would be easy to assign Biden’s decline to the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, but, as the data shows, Biden has been trending downward for a while. The truth is that he is losing ground on a......

Oil falls in breather after two-day rally on supply issues

Reuters
A pump jack stands idle in Dewitt County, Texas January 13, 2016. REUTERS/Anna Driver MELBOURNE, Aug 25 (Reuters – Oil prices fell on Wednesday, taking a breather after a strong rally this week spurred by the loss of a quarter of Mexico’s production and signs that China, the world’s biggest......

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