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October 18, 2021


‘We’re being dragged along’: Extreme weather puts governors to the test

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Now, Murphy and other governors near him are bracing for more — and worse — to come. The Northeast is no stranger to storms, but the remnants of Hurricane Ida that brought this damage in September were an unprecedented calamity......

Iraqis vote in general election, a test for democratic system

BAGHDAD, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Iraqis were voting on Sunday in a general election many said they would boycott, having lost faith in the democratic system brought in by the U.S. invasion of 2003. The election is being held several months early under a new law designed to help independent......

China presses U.S. to cancel tariffs in test of bilateral engagement

WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – China said on Saturday it pressed the United States to eliminate tariffs in talks between the countries’ top trade officials that Washington saw as a test of bilateral engagement between the world’s biggest economies. The virtual talks between U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai and China’s......

Premier League urged to alter owner test

Mike Ashley has owned Newcastle United since 2007 Amnesty International has urged the Premier League to change its owners’ and directors’ test “to address human rights issues” amid the Saudi Arabian-backed takeover of Newcastle United. A consortium would be in control of the club, not the Saudi state. The state......

Analysis: Fall in China’s $1.3 trln land sales to test local finances, economy

Land sales down 17.5% y/y in Aug – Reuters calculations August fall is the sharpest since height of pandemic in China 40% of plots on offer in June-Oct withdrawn or had no bidders Poorer land sales may hurt local govt spending, investment BEIJING, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Sagging demand at......

Tesla faces investor test after big jury award over racism

SAN FRANCISCO/BOSTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) – A contract worker has won a $137 million jury award over workplace racism against Tesla Inc (TSLA.O), raising pressure on the electric vehicle maker whose shareholders will vote on Thursday on a proposal to review how it addresses similar complaints for full-time employees. The......

Burger King becomes the first fast-food chain to test Impossible Foods’ meatless nuggets

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Burger King’s Impossible Nuggets Burger King Burger King will test Impossible Foods’ meatless nuggets in several markets, making it the first fast-food chain to offer the company’s new chicken alternative. Starting Monday, customers in Des Moines, Iowa, Boston and Miami......

Indonesia conducts test flight using jet fuel mixed with palm oil

A palm oil plantation is pictured next to a burnt forest near Banjarmasin in South Kalimantan province, Indonesia, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan JAKARTA, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Indonesia conducted its first test flight using jet fuel partially from palm oil on Wednesday, a senior minister said, as the country......

Judge tosses suit over Talos deals using new demand futility test

Exterior of the Sussex County Court of Chancery in Georgetown, Delaware. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Follows Zuckerberg ruling last week creating new test Suit didn’t adequately allege most of board couldn’t consider a demand impartially A Delaware state judge has blocked a suit accusing investment firms Apollo Global Management Inc and Riverstone......

Cincy–Notre Dame to Put Coaching Familiarity to the Test

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The weekly ritual of football game planning is hard enough—and then, sometimes, circumstances add a fourth layer to the three-dimensional chess match of scheming for an opponent. What happens when you don’t just know the opposing coordinator, but you know him? You know how he coaches and how he thinks.......

Biden puts ‘closer’ role to the test with his entire agenda on the line

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Using a combination of soft-touch pragmatism, hard-nosed haggling and “c’mon man” realism, Biden this week is employing a career’s worth of legislative practice to ensure his agenda does not implode under the weight of Democratic infighting and Republican opposition.......

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