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Global growth worry hits stocks, but U.S. data lifts dollar

Added: 15.12.2018 14:16 | 9 views | 0 comments

A gauge of global stocks tumbled on Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe intensified global growth worries as investors weighed the broader impact of the trade dispute between the United States and China.


| What's Trump hiding in the climate report? That global warming’s effects are here | Ken Kimmell and Brenda Ekwurzel

Added: 15.12.2018 3:17 | 12 views | 0 comments

The administration tried to bury the assessment, but as residents flee wildfires and wade through flooded streets, let’s hope decision-makers get the message
Talk about cognitive dissonance. Just two days before 13 federal agencies released a report laying out the devastating human and economic toll that climate change already is taking in the United States, Donald Trump tweeted: “Whatever happened to global warming?” The tweet was based on a spurt of cold weather in the north-east, never mind that the rest of the world was experiencing higher than normal temperatures.
The administration was so concerned about what the report, called the National Climate Assessment (NCA), would reveal – including the fact that the president’s thinking on climate change is hopelessly flawed – that it chose to , hoping no one would pay attention. A member of Trump’s transition team, Steven Milloy, was candid about this strategy, saying: “Do it on a day when nobody cares, and hope it gets swept away by the next day’s news.” Fortunately for the Earth and its residents, news coverage about the report continued over the weekend and into the following week.
Ken Kimmell is the president of the Union of Concerned Scientists and the former commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environment. Brenda Ekwurzel is the director of climate science at the Union of Concerned Scientists

Olympics: Bankruptcy for USOC not an option despite lawsuits

Added: 15.12.2018 2:45 | 15 views | 0 comments

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) will not consider bankruptcy protection as it prepares to face lawsuits for failing to protect young gymnasts from the sexual abuse of a team doctor, chairwoman-elect Susanne Lyons said on Friday.


Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint see Huawei shun clinching U.S. deal - sources

Added: 15.12.2018 1:07 | 2 views | 0 comments

T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp believe their foreign owners' offer to stop using Huawei Technologies equipment will help with the United States clearing their $26 billion merger deal, sources said, underscoring the lengths to which Washington has gone to shut out the Chinese company.


Salt Lake City to Seek Another Winter Olympics, With Little Competition

Added: 15.12.2018 0:17 | 19 views | 0 comments

The 2002 host received approval from the United States Olympic Committee to bid for a repeat visit, likely in 2030. Few other cities seem to want it.

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U.S. sets new March 2 date for China tariff increases amid talks

Added: 15.12.2018 0:12 | 2 views | 0 comments

The U.S. Trade Representative's office on Friday officially changed the scheduled date of a tariff rate increase on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods to 12:01 a.m. EST (0501 GMT) on March 2, 2019 as the United States and China pursue talks on trade and intellectual property.


Olympics: Salt Lake City selected for potential 2030 Winter games bid

Added: 14.12.2018 23:58 | 19 views | 0 comments

Salt Lake City has been selected by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) for a potential bid to host the Winter Olympics in 2030.


Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at naturalization ceremony on the anniversary of Bill of Rights signing

Added: 14.12.2018 23:16 | 7 views | 0 comments

Standing before 31 men and women from 26 different countries, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recalled her own family's history of making their way to the United States.


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