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  • Smithfield Foods Inc has agreed to pay $75 million to settle a lawsuit by consumers who accused the meat producer and several competitors of conspiring to inflate prices in the $20 billion-a-year U.S. pork market by limiting supply. A preliminary settlement in the antitrust case was filed on Tuesday night […]
  • LONDON—The results of a key Alzheimer’s drug trial on Wednesday have reignited decades-old hopes that targeting a particular protein helps arrest the progression of the fatal brain disease, giving a big boost to similar studies being run by Roche and Eli Lilly. Eisai Co Ltd and Biogen Inc said their […]
  • The Biden administration will provide approximately $1.1 billion in additional security assistance for Ukraine as part of its commitment to support the country’s long-term defense needs amid its war with Russia, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced on Sept. 28. The latest package is being provided under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI), which […]
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sept. 28 proposed changes to what criteria certain food product should meet for it to be labeled “healthy.” According to the FDA, the proposed rule would update the definition of “healthy” to “better account for how all the nutrients in various food […]
  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Wednesday approved a “temporary and targeted” waiver of the Jones Act to ease fuel supply constraints in the wake of concerns over a diesel shortage in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona. “In response to urgent and immediate needs of the Puerto Rican people […]
  • Jessica Hubbard, who has worked as a teacher for 20 years, is running for a seat on the Capistrano Unified school board in the Nov. 8 election. “I am the parent of a CUSD student, and like all other parents, I want to ensure that my children are receiving the […]
  • More than 2 million are without power Wednesday night as a weakened Hurricane Ian batters the Florida Peninsula after making landfall hours earlier over the state’s west coast as a Category 4. As of 11 p.m. local time, Ian decreased to a Category 1 system with top sustained wind speeds of […]
  • Hurricane Ian makes landfall in Florida with Category 4 fury on Wednesday, pushing residents to empty grocery shelves, board up windows and rush to evacuation shelters. Ian hit Florida’s Gulf Coast with catastrophic force, pummeling the state with howling winds, torrential rain and a treacherous surge of ocean surf that […]
  • Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) on Sept. 28 blocked a resolution that would aim the national emergency declaration over COVID-19. Wyden stepped in after Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), a doctor, introduced the resolution. The one-page measure would terminate the national emergency declaration, which was initially declared by the Trump administration and […]
  • CHAMPION, Neb.—A semitrailer truck collided with a school bus in southwestern Nebraska, injuring eleven children and the two drivers, officials said. The crash happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday on a rural highway near Champion when a bus dropping off children from school turned left in front of a semi loaded […]

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  • BRUSSELS—European companies are ramping up security around pipelines and energy prices are climbing again as the suspected sabotage of two pipelines that deliver natural gas from Russia underscored the vulnerability of Europe’s energy infrastructure and prompted the EU to warn of possible retaliation. Some European officials and energy experts have […]
  • The Biden administration will provide approximately $1.1 billion in additional security assistance for Ukraine as part of its commitment to support the country’s long-term defense needs amid its war with Russia, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced on Sept. 28. The latest package is being provided under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI), which […]
  • A Burmese (also known as Myanmar) court has handed three-year jail terms to former leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Australian economist Sean Turnell for violating Burma’s official secrets act, a legal official says. The pair were tried and convicted under the secrets law, said the official, who spoke on […]
  • Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has moved to assuage concerns that Australians could lose jobs under her government’s ambitious clean energy plan. The Labor government’s A$62 billion (US$39.59 billion) plan includes a promise to create 100,000 new jobs by 2040. “Every worker who’s currently working at a coal-fired power station will absolutely […]
  • Victoria’s biggest power plant will be shut down by mid-2035 instead of the mid-2040s, up to a decade earlier than planned, as its owner transitions to renewable energy. Energy giant AGL Energy said the early closure of its coal-fired generation Loy Yang A, which locates in Latrobe Valley in the Southeast of […]
  • Australian defence force families and veterans undergoing rehabilitation and full-time study will continue to receive higher welfare payments after the Defence, Veterans’ and Families’ Acute Support Package Bill 2022 passed the Senate on Sept. 28. The Scheme, which expired in July 2022, will now be extended until July 2023 and backdated […]
  • Australian Treasurer Jim Chalmers has warned the country is unlikely to see a budget surplus in the next few years despite a recently announced $50 billion (US$32.3 billion) improvement in the government’s bottom line. In the final budget outcome paper for the 2021-2022 financial year, the federal government posted an […]
  • BANGKOK—A fashion model from  Burma (also known as Myanmar) who feared being arrested by the country’s military government if she was forced back home from exile has flown to Canada, which she says has granted her asylum. Thaw Nandar Aung, also known as Han Lay, left on a flight from Bangkok’s […]
  • Jeremy MacKenzie, the founder of the online group “Diagolon,” was arrested in Nova Scotia on Wednesday on charges related to an allegation of assault in Saskatchewan from last year. The Nova Scotia RCMP say he was arrested in Cole Harbour, N.S., on a Canada-wide warrant related to charges laid by the […]
  • The federal government is extending tax relief to people, businesses and charities affected by post-tropical storm Fiona in Atlantic Canada. National Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier says she asked the Canada Revenue Agency to explore relief options as soon as she learned about the storm’s devastating impact. The CRA is extending the due date for corporate tax returns, trust income tax returns and GST and […]

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  • Leo KoGuan, a wealthy Singapore-based Chinese businessman, updated his Telsa holdings several times in September and announced on Sept. 22 that his shares now totaled more than 22 million. KoGuan said via Twitter that he purchased 11,380 shares of Tesla stock at $288.82/share on that day, bringing his total to “22,750,000 […]
  • Commentary The slump of the Pound Sterling last week was said to be a reaction to the UK’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss’ tax cut proposal. An exchange rate represents the purchasing power of money. An excess of it results in depreciation. A government planning to finance its budget deficits […]
  • Vice President Kamala Harris is in Japan, as tensions rise in the Indo-Pacific. Democrats and Republicans are sounding fresh alarms over China. We look into a letter sent to the president’s desk from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Facebook is taking down over 80 accounts […]
  • YOKOSUKA, Japan—U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris condemned on Wednesday “disturbing” actions by China in the Pacific while pledging to deepen “unofficial ties” with Taiwan, days after the U.S. administration pledged its forces would defend the island. Harris made her remarks on the deck on the USS Howard destroyer during a […]
  • A restaurant fire killed at least 17 people in Changchun, the capital city of Jilin Province on Wednesday, state-run CCTV reported. Another three people were injured in the blaze that broke out in a small diner at 12:40 p.m., and all the injured had been taken to hospital, according to […]
  • Thousands of people in the audience stood up and applauded. Pun Ho Lam, who made his first appearance on the world-class juggling stage, took his “baby” kendama (sword and ball) to say thank you to the audience. When he heard the organizer announcing that he was the winner of this […]
  • A bipartisan group of U.S. House and Senate lawmakers urged President Joe Biden to issue an executive order to increase the screening of investments by U.S. companies in foreign adversaries, particularly China. An executive order controlling U.S. investment abroad would “safeguard our national security and supply chain resiliency on outbound […]
  • China could use its unconventional debt practices as an exercise of power against America and its partners, according to Bart Marcois, former U.S. deputy assistant secretary for policy and international affairs in the Department of Energy. “Let’s imagine that China increases its threats to Taiwan, for example. Let’s imagine that […]
  • News Analysis The Chinese economy is flagging while Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) countries deal with debt and inflation. In the first half of 2022, China’s overall BRI investment slowed, with zero money flowing into Russia. Launched in 2013, the BRI (also known as “One Belt, One Road”) is Chinese leader […]
  • The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) seized millions of fentanyl pills as part of the “One Pill Can Kill” initiative, an enforcement operation that spanned from May to September. “The DEA and its law enforcement partners seized more than 10.2 million fentanyl pills and approximately 980 pounds of fentanyl powder during […]

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Opinion

  • Commentary Brazil’s next presidential elections are scheduled to be held on Oct. 2—this Sunday. Many sectors of the media have accused the current incumbent, presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, of posing a threat to Brazil’s democracy. Indeed, he is widely depicted by the western media as a being “fascist” or worse […]
  • Commentary The slump of the Pound Sterling last week was said to be a reaction to the UK’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss’ tax cut proposal. An exchange rate represents the purchasing power of money. An excess of it results in depreciation. A government planning to finance its budget deficits […]
  • Commentary In a 2021 lecture at Yale University titled “The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind,” psychiatrist Aruna Khilanani described her “fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless […]
  • Commentary A new peer-reviewed study in the journal JAMA finding traces of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine material in breast milk has created a social media thunderstorm. On one end is what seems to be utter silence—no comments from those who went on public television and urged everyone to get vaccinated. Among […]
  • Commentary Sunetra Gupta became my whisperer early in the pandemic due to her comprehensive understanding of the relationship between society and infectious disease. When I met her in October 2020, and in several interviews since, she highlighted an overlooked feature of the pandemic response: its nationalism. Every government pretended as if its […]
  • Commentary It’s exhilarating that Japanese leaders are talking about spending much more on defense and improving the nation’s defense capabilities. But they are short on specifics, and with communist China out looking for a fight, it’s dangerous to hope Japan figures things out at its own pace. The Americans, who […]
  • Commentary The Declaration of Independence teaches that America was founded as a meritocratic nation, a nation where people succeed based on merit, individual talent, and hard work. How does the Declaration do this? Its assertion that “all men are created equal” means that all Americans are equal in their ability […]
  • Originally published by Gatestone Institute Commentary “If Russia crosses this line, there will be catastrophic consequences for Russia,” National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on the 25th of this month, referring to threats to use nuclear weapons. “The United States will respond decisively.” Sullivan was responding […]
  • Commentary The United States is getting tough on China’s initial public offerings (IPOs) on Wall Street, so those IPOs are going to Europe. That’s finance for you. Go to where the suckers are. After about $100 billion in international investment in U.S.-listed Chinese companies over two decades, the U.S. Securities […]
  • Commentary  Many of you may have noticed a recent trend whereby good economic news causes the stock market to fall. Theoretically, higher than expected gross domestic product (GDP), or lower than expected unemployment, would be good for the economy, corporate earnings, and the stock market. During normal times, and over […]

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Business & Economy

  • Smithfield Foods Inc has agreed to pay $75 million to settle a lawsuit by consumers who accused the meat producer and several competitors of conspiring to inflate prices in the $20 billion-a-year U.S. pork market by limiting supply. A preliminary settlement in the antitrust case was filed on Tuesday night […]
  • U.S. business and media publication Fast Company said it shut down its website on Tuesday evening after the site was hacked and sent “obscene and racist” notifications to Apple users via the iPhone maker’s Apple News service. News publishers using the Apple News aggregation app can connect their digital publishing […]
  • LONDON—The results of a key Alzheimer’s drug trial on Wednesday have reignited decades-old hopes that targeting a particular protein helps arrest the progression of the fatal brain disease, giving a big boost to similar studies being run by Roche and Eli Lilly. Eisai Co Ltd and Biogen Inc said their […]
  • Apple shares fell on Sept. 28, after the company dropped its plans to increase production of its new iPhone 14 this year due to suddenly reduced demand. According to an article in Bloomberg the day before, Apple executives admitted that the electronics giant had overestimated consumer demand for its new iPhone […]
  • BRUSSELS—European companies are ramping up security around pipelines and energy prices are climbing again as the suspected sabotage of two pipelines that deliver natural gas from Russia underscored the vulnerability of Europe’s energy infrastructure and prompted the EU to warn of possible retaliation. Some European officials and energy experts have […]
  • Apple Inc. has removed VKontakte, a popular social networking application in Russia, according to a statement from VK, the company behind the platform. What Happened The statement, first noted on The Verge, said that some VK applications were blocked by Apple and unavailable to download and update on the App […]
  • NEW YORK—Elon Musk’s lawyers urged a federal appeals court to throw out a provision in his 2018 consent decree with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requiring a Tesla Inc lawyer to vet some of his posts on Twitter. In a brief filed late on Tuesday with the 2nd […]
  • Leo KoGuan, a wealthy Singapore-based Chinese businessman, updated his Telsa holdings several times in September and announced on Sept. 22 that his shares now totaled more than 22 million. KoGuan said via Twitter that he purchased 11,380 shares of Tesla stock at $288.82/share on that day, bringing his total to “22,750,000 […]
  • Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has moved to assuage concerns that Australians could lose jobs under her government’s ambitious clean energy plan. The Labor government’s A$62 billion (US$39.59 billion) plan includes a promise to create 100,000 new jobs by 2040. “Every worker who’s currently working at a coal-fired power station will absolutely […]
  • Victoria’s biggest power plant will be shut down by mid-2035 instead of the mid-2040s, up to a decade earlier than planned, as its owner transitions to renewable energy. Energy giant AGL Energy said the early closure of its coal-fired generation Loy Yang A, which locates in Latrobe Valley in the Southeast of […]

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