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USA Swimming releases statement on transgender participation policy

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NCAA updates policy on transgender athlete participation

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Biden says Fed should ‘recalibrate’ policy as prices rise

Federal Reserve Board building on Constitution Avenue is pictured in Washington, U.S., March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday said it was appropriate for the Federal Reserve to recalibrate the support......

U.S. policy of engaging with North Korea is turning out to be a mistake, analyst says

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. decision to focus on engagement with North Korea appears to have been a mistake, a senior fellow at a Washington-based think tank said after the reclusive state conducted four missile tests in a month. U.S. President Joe Biden......

BOJ raises inflation forecasts, maintains ultra-easy policy

Businessmen walk past the Bank of Japan (BOJ) headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, February 15, 2016. Japan’s economy shrank more than expected in the final quarter of last year as consumer spending and exports slumped, adding to headaches for policymakers already wary of damage the financial market rout could inflict on......

EXCLUSIVE French power policy shift has left EDF in shock, CEO says

French state-controlled utility EDF Chief Executive Jean-Bernard Levy speaks during a news conference in Paris, France, October 28, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, Jan 17 (Reuters) – The CEO of EDF (EDF.PA) on Monday broke with the convention that bosses of......

China’s zero-Covid policy could deal another blow to global supply chains, Moody’s says

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Supply chain disruptions are being prolonged driven largely by China’s strict zero-Covid policy, according to an economist from Moody’s Analytics. The bottlenecks have lasted for about a year now but are expected to “materially ease in the early months of......

U.S. Supreme Court blocks Biden vaccine-or-test policy for large businesses

Conservative-majority court divided on both cases Blocked policy applied to companies with 100-plus workers Vaccines needed at facilities that take Medicare, Medicaid WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination-or-testing mandate for large businesses – a policy the conservative justices deemed......

Stocks edge up as inflation data dims policy risk, oil jumps

U.S. consumer inflation hit 7% in Dec, a 40-year high Global stocks up as inflation data within expectations Oil hits 2-month high, dollar slips, bond sell-off pauses Cooling price rises in China fan bets on easing policy NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) – World stocks bounced on Wednesday while U.S.......

Bibb Announces Covid-19 Task Force, Could Announce Citywide Policy Next Week

click to enlarge Photo by Emanuel Wallace Bibb Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb could enact a citywide Covid-19 mitigation policy as early as next week, his office has announced. The nature of the policy was not disclosed in a press release Thursday evening, but the information arrived in conjunction with the......

Citigroup to enforce ‘no-jab, no-job’ policy starting Jan. 14 – source

The Citigroup Inc (Citi) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 19, 2017. Picture taken October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 7 (Reuters) – Citigroup Inc (C.N) will begin enforcing a previously announced “no-jab, no job” policy as of Jan. 14, according......

U.S. Supreme Court conservatives question Biden vaccine policy for businesses

WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (Reuters) – Conservative justices on Friday questioned the legality of President Joe Biden’s vaccine-or-testing mandate for large businesses as the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a request by Republican state officials and business groups to block the policy at a time of surging COVID-19 cases nationwide.......

The Federal Reserve is scaring markets with the triple threat of policy tightening

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A child passes by the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building on Constitution Avenue, NW, on Monday, April 26, 2021. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Investors have been preparing for the Federal Reserve to start......

Hochul’s policy agenda plays it safe in election year. But she offers plenty for everyone.

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here What Hochul said Most of the issues Hochul mentioned in her address are of the sort that political opponents aren’t going to gain much ground by attacking. Reducing the number of potholes and improving the infrastructure? Best of luck to......

Judge blocks Navy vaccine policy for legal challengers citing religious objections

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here US District Judge Reed O’Connor issued a preliminary order blocking the Navy from taking adverse action against 35 Navy Seals who sued in court because they are seeking exemption from the vaccine requirement for religious reasons. The order blocked......

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