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July 17, 2021


President meets Democrats on Capitol Hill as pressure ramps up on infrastructure talks

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Is this my homecoming?” Biden joked as he walked up to the Capitol press corps, a familiar sight to the former Delaware senator. The President’s visit came on the heels of Democrats on the Senate Budget Committee reaching an......

U.S. ramps up warnings of business risks in China’s Xinjiang region

WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Tuesday strengthened its warnings to businesses about the growing risks of having supply chain and investment links to China’s Xinjiang region, citing forced labor and human rights abuses there. “Given the severity and extent of these abuses, businesses and individuals that......

Goldman Sachs ramps up bitcoin trading in new partnership with Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Goldman Sachs‘s efforts to help hedge funds and other big institutional clients wager on bitcoin have taken a step forward. The bank has begun trading bitcoin futures with Galaxy Digital, the crypto merchant bank founded by Mike Novogratz, CNBC has......

For Republicans, ‘Crisis’ Is the Message as the Outrage Machine Ramps Up

New York Times
Last week, the target of Republican outrage was Ms. Omar, after a tweet she posted that appeared to equate the actions of Israel and the United States with the human rights abuses of Hamas and the Taliban. Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, the minority leader, called the tweet anti-Semitic —......

Meme stocks GameStop, AMC are popping again as speculative trading ramps back up

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Rafael Henrique | LightRocket | Getty Images Just when you think the GameStop mania is a tale from the past, meme stocks came back from the dead with a double-digit rally this week, as enthusiastic investors piled back into speculative......

Amazon releases new images of HQ2 as it ramps up hiring in Virginia

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A rendering of Amazon’s HQ2 shows a “Forest Plaza” located at the foot of its 350-foot-tall tower, dubbed “The Helix.” NBBJ/Amazon Amazon on Wednesday revealed the latest look at its second headquarters, called HQ2, while announcing it plans to hire......

Security at UF ramps up ahead of white nationalist leader’s visit

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Security at UF ramps up ahead of white nationalist leader’s visit – CBS News Watch CBSN Live The University of Florida is bracing for potential violence Thursday at a speech by white nationalist leader Richard Spencer. Hundreds of law......

Shake Shack has ‘big plans for Asia’ as it ramps up expansion in the region

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New York burger chain Shake Shack has “big plans for Asia,” its CEO has said, as the company embarks on a regional expansion drive. South China and Macao will be first in line for new outlets — with locations in......

American Airlines ramps up domestic schedule to nearly pre-pandemic levels

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An American airlines Airbus A321-200 approaches Washington Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Arlington, Virginia on February 24, 2021. Daniel Slim | AFP | Getty Images American Airlines is expanding its summer schedule in a bet that the resurgence of......

The U.S. is facing a lithium-ion battery shortage as electric vehicle production ramps up

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here As automakers continue to grapple with a semiconductor shortage, some experts say the next supply chain crisis for the U.S. could involve lithium-ion batteries. As companies like GM, Ford and a slew of start-ups ramp up their electric vehicle ambitions,......

U.S. ramps up pace of vaccinations as Michigan, other states see outbreaks

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The daily coronavirus death toll in the U.S. is at its lowest level in months as the country continues to ramp up the pace of vaccine administration. At the same time, outbreaks in states like Michigan are stoking fears of......

Biden Administration Ramps Up Debt Relief Program to Help Black Farmers

New York Times
Representative James E. Clyburn, a South Carolina Democrat who played an influential role in helping Mr. Biden secure the party’s presidential nomination, has also been a major voice highlighting the experience of Black farmers and helped drive the stimulus provisions, according to congressional staff aides. The funding aims to address......

Treasury Ramps Up Racial Equity Review as It Deploys Relief Funds

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department is moving ahead with a formal racial equity review of the agency and its programs, putting in place an effort to ensure that economic fairness is prioritized throughout the Biden administration as it begins to disburse $1.9 trillion in relief money. The initiative is expected......

Walmart bets bigger on online grocery as it ramps up automated fulfillment at local stores

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A worker collects shopping carts at a Walmart store on May 19, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Walmart reported a 74% increase in U.S. online sales for the quarter that ended April 30, and a 10% increase in same store sales......

Remember Pro Beach Hockey? Ramps, two-point goals and sandy inline skates

Pro Beach Hockey. Even the name itself is jarring, and the words don’t sound like they belong together. But for three seasons from 1998 to 2000, Pro Beach Hockey (PBH) was very real, and it was glorious. It has now been 20 years since the innovative inline hockey league last......

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