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A group of 160 Republican lawmakers said addressing supply chain woes that have dramatically slowed the manufacture and shipment of goods around the United States must be fixed before considering new spending on social programs, according to a letter sent to President Joe Biden on Wednesday. "We urge you to call on your congressional allies to halt discussions on a budget reconciliation bill that aims to reshape the social fabric of this country and instead work on real infrastructure solutions that focus on moving goods and people safely and efficiently," said the letter signed by lawmakers including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Representative Sam Graves, the ranking member on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and others.
The Ohio Republican said he did not speak to Trump during the attack. He had previously said he did.
VICTORIA — British Columbia's forests minister has introduced a bill to amend the Forest and Range Practices Act, saying it would "reshape" forest management in the province. Katrine Conroy told the legislature on Wednesday the proposed changes align forestry legislation with the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act passed in late 2019 and introduce "new tools to establish resilient forests." "The vision is for a forest sector that delivers higher value from our forests, with secu
Facebook is reportedly planning to announce a rebrand which would include changing its company name.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has linked fresh whole onions to a growing and mysterious salmonella outbreak with cases in 37 states.
Annie Thrasher pulls aside a blanket she's hung up in front of her window to keep out drafts. Behind it, an empty frame opens out into the yard, obscured by a couple pieces of wood. Thrasher lives in a ground floor Yellowknife apartment in a Northview building with her adult sons. The window of the public housing unit she lives in was broken on June 28, and she's had no luck getting it repaired. Northview put some boards over it, but cold air still blows steadily into her apartment. She document
The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Rishi Sunak is understood to be planning an extension of a coronavirus loan guarantee scheme to help protect businesses next year amid signs that Britain's economic recovery has lost momentum. Further coronavirus restrictions will be needed if people do not have a booster jab and get serious about facemasks, Sajid Javid, the health secretary, said on Wednesday as he predicted cases could reach 100,000 a day.
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's Grupo Carso said on Wednesday it had signed a formal agreement with Mexico City authorities to rebuild a stretch of metro rail that collapsed in May, killing 26 people. Earlier this month, Mexico City officials said they were opening criminal cases against people and companies involved in building the Metro's Line 12 and urged the firms to quickly come to settlement deals. An independent auditor found that missing bolts and poor welding contributed to the crash, findings confirmed in a separate investigation by the Mexico City Attorney General's Office.
Clay Hill Public Charter School opened its doors this fall
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The jury of the 18th Frederic Chopin international piano competition has announced Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu of Canada as the winner of the 40,000-euro ($45,000) first prize in the 18th Frederic Chopin international piano competition that launches pianists’ world careers. The announcement came early Thursday, just hours after the last among the 12 finalists played a Chopin concerto with the orchestra at the packed National Philharmonic in Warsaw. The second prize and 30,000 euros
The ratification vote on the tentative agreement for a new IATSE film and TV contract is being rolled out in four phases, although no firm date has been set yet for the vote itself, according to a chart posted on the union’s #IASolidarity twitter page. “There are a lot of moving parts, so we are […]
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — In an abrupt change, the White House on Wednesday floated new plans to pay for parts of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion social services and climate change package, shelving a proposed big increase in corporate tax rates though also adding a new billionaires' tax on the investment gains of the very richest Americans. The reversal came as Biden returned to his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, to highlight the middle class values he says are at the heart of the package tha
Sunniva Inc. ("Sunniva", the "Company") (CSE:SNN) (OTC Pink Sheets:SNNVF) announces an update regarding its financial condition and plan to host an update call for shareholders on Monday, October 25, 2021.
The fundraising arms of the two major U.S. political parties poured money into Virginia last month ahead of a Nov. 2 election for governor that will signal whether Republicans have momentum in their bid to win control of the U.S. Congress next year. Campaign finance disclosures filed on Wednesday showed that the Democratic National Committee (DNC), one of the main fundraising bodies for President Joe Biden's party, gave $1.1 million to the Democratic Party of Virginia. The Republican National Committee (RNC) gave close to a half million dollars to the Republican state party in Virginia during the same period, a separate disclosure showed.
The Raptors are back in Toronto, and fans can't get enough of it.
Jack Nicholson was spotted courtside at a Lakers game alongside his son Ray for the first time in nearly two years
The U.S. consumer watchdog is expected this week to query tech giants including Facebook, Amazon and Google on how they handle consumer financial data as part of a broader effort to boost consumer protections and financial sector competition, according to two people briefed on the matter. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) plans to send the companies a 55-page request for information about how they collect, use and market consumer financial data, the people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
Netflix employees staged a walkout on Wednesday to protest comedian Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special, which they say contains harmful language that ridicules transgender people. Many joined in support outside the company’s Los Angeles headquarters. WOMAN: “We have an 8-year-old boy who’s trans.”MAN: “I think Dave Chappelle, funny person, needs to understand a little more about the jokes he’s making and how they can affect people.” The controversy over his special “The Closer”, released October 5th, has been brewing for weeks. Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos stoked further backlash with an Oct. 11 staff memo in which he acknowledged Chappelle’s provocative language but said (quote), “We have a strong belief that content on screen doesn’t translate to real-world harm.” Sarandos in an interview Tuesday with Variety acknowledged he (quote) "screwed up" by not being more sensitive to employees who were hurt by his decision to keep the show on the platform.While such demonstrations have become commonplace at Silicon Valley companies like Facebook and Google, this is believed to be a first for Netflix. Things got a bit heated with some counter-protestors also on hand.COUNTER-PROTESTER: “I’m just trying to talk about free speech and how I like comedy. They really don’t like that.”Hours before the walkout on Wednesday, a Netflix spokesman said in a statement: "We respect the decision of any employee who chooses to walk out, and recognize we have much more work to do both within Netflix and in our content."
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans center Jonas Valanciunas has agreed to a two-year extension worth a reported $30.1 million. The extension was announced by the Pelicans on Wednesday, the same day Valanciunas made his New Orleans debut against Philadelphia. Valanciunas' extension was first reported by ESPN, which received financial terms from the center's representative with the agency CAA. New Orleans acquired the 29-year-old Valanciunas, a nine-year veteran from Lithuania, in a trade wit
Insiders who bought Prime Financial Group Limited ( ASX:PFG ) stock in the last 12 months were richly rewarded last...