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We hear writers, commentators and forecasters discussing inflation and aiming all their darts at the Federal Reserve. How about an easy step to curb inflation? Repeal the Jones Act. On the one hand, we could reduce inflationary pressures in shipping, remove some problems and bottlenecks in supply chains, and help improve infrastructure by using our …

A navigation map on Chinese carpooling giant Didi’s app can be seen on a mobile phone in front of the app’s logo displayed in this illustrative photo taken on July 1, 2021. Florence Lo | Reuters It was a week of clarification for global investors – or anyone concerned with authoritarian capitalism – how much …

The economy is booming under President Biden’s leadership. The economy has gained more than three million jobs since the President took office—the most jobs created in the first five months of any presidency in modern history. Today, the President is building on this economic momentum by signing an Executive Order to promote competition in the …

The coronavirus pandemic forced many businesses to close their doors and turn away customers and employees, but as many of those businesses and restaurants begin to reopen, they are looking for employees to fill available positions as they keep up with increased demand for their goods and services. EMPLOYERS NOW HIRING  7-ELEVEN— Nationally the store …

Angela Merkel’s long chancellery is coming to an end. In September, Germany will elect a new government and a new leader. Merkel’s legacy of balancing relations between Washington, Beijing and Moscow will be put to the test. A coalition government is expected to emerge, possibly including the Greens. The result will be a pair of …

PHNOM PENH – In early June, nine women in red dresses held platters of mangoes as Cambodian and Chinese dignitaries cut a red ribbon stretched between the piles of tropical fruits. Concluded with the release of balloons, the ceremony in a wholesale market in Hebei province marked the arrival of the first fresh Cambodian mangoes …

The world has watched in amazement as innovative companies and their scientists battle the clock to develop the COVID-19 vaccine. Without companies like Pfizer, BioNTech, Johnson and Johnson, and Moderna, the number of pandemic deaths would be much higher. But now millions of people across the country and the world are vaccinated. People are going …

Photo: Frank Augstein (PA) The BBC is getting a lot of criticism for creating a study guide for teens that includes arguments on how climate change could make our world a better place, in fact. Thursday, climate writer George Monbiot tweeted a link to a webpage which lists the “positive impacts” of climate change hosted …

On this Thursday, April 30, 2020, photo storage tanks at a refinery along the Houston Ship Channel are seen with downtown Houston in the background. The Houston Health Department has found high levels of formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, in neighborhoods along the Houston Ship Channel, according to a new report released Thursday. The Department of …

With the KOIN Tower parking gate on Southwest Clay Street out of order, building engineer Matt Tucker worked with a crew to direct traffic and make repairs. The heat may be unprecedented for Portland, but working outdoors in high temperatures is nothing new for Tucker. “I’ve been doing this for over 20 years. It’s always …