All eyes turn to Pennsylvania after Arizona’s ‘audit’ affirmed Biden’s presidential victory

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PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania now stands to become ground zero in the movement to “audit” the election after former President Donald Trump’s efforts to discredit the 2020 election results appear to have failed in Arizona. A monthslong partisan review in Arizona affirmed President Joe Biden’s victory there, according to draft reports made public late Thursday of the so-called “forensic audit” of the election results in Maricopa County, a linchpin county. That review had been widely criticized by experts for failing to follow best practices and was led by a company called Cyber Ninjas that had no … Read More “All eyes turn to Pennsylvania after Arizona’s ‘audit’ affirmed Biden’s presidential victory”

Is It Time to Consider Going Long The Russell 2000?

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For weekend reading, while commenting on going long the Russell 2000, Louis Navellier offers the following commentary: Q2 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more This past week saw a number of potential market headwinds emerge that pressured the major averages lower. Mixed data showing higher inflation at the wholesale level, tame inflation at the consumer level, surprisingly strong retail sales, upbeat manufacturing in the New York region, and subdued consumer confidence, pushed Treasury yields marginally higher on a net basis. The yield on the 10-year Treasury is at a key inflection po… Read More “Is It Time to Consider Going Long The Russell 2000?”

‘Quad’ leaders meet at White House as China looks warily on

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By Steve Holland, David Brunnstrom, Nandita Bose and Michael Martina WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Leaders of the United States, Japan, India and Australia presented a united front on Friday at their first summit and stressed the need for a free and open Indo-Pacific region amid shared concerns about China. The two-hour meeting at the White House of the Quad, as the grouping of the four major democracies is called, will be watched closely in Beijing, which criticized the group as “doomed to fail.” The summit was expected to yield progress on COVID-19 vaccines, infrastructure and technological cooperat… Read More “‘Quad’ leaders meet at White House as China looks warily on”

U.S. court upholds hospital employee COVID-19 vaccine rule in test case

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By Tom Hals (Reuters) – A federal judge on Friday ruled that a Cincinnati, Ohio-area healthcare provider could require its employees get vaccinated against COVID-19 or risk losing their job, in what appears to be the first ruling of its kind for a private employer in the United States. The employees of St. Elizabeth Healthcare failed to establish that their individual liberties were being violated by the vaccine requirement of the hospital operator, which has the right to set employment terms, said U.S. District Judge David Bunning in Covington, Kentucky. St. Elizabeth employees must get vacci… Read More “U.S. court upholds hospital employee COVID-19 vaccine rule in test case”

China Bans Cryptocurrency Trading, Bitcoin and Ethereum Dive

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The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) banned cryptocurrency trading on Friday, declaring that all activities related to this type of asset –from payments and trading to advertising– are now illegal. Bitcoin and ethereum dived 8% and 11% on the announcement, respectively. Q2 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Cryptocurrency Trading Banned“Overseas virtual currency exchanges that use the internet to offer services to domestic residents is also considered illegal financial activity,” the PBOC said, according to a CNBC translation. Reuters reports that the regulator’s move was rooted in the… Read More “China Bans Cryptocurrency Trading, Bitcoin and Ethereum Dive”

What to know about Pennsylvania Republicans’ ‘forensic audit’ of the 2020 election

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PHILADELPHIA — Republicans who control the Pennsylvania Senate began in September 2021 what they’re calling a “forensic investigation” of the 2020 election more than 10 months later. The partisan effort was controversial even before it began, following months of former President Donald Trump’s lies about a stolen election and calls to investigate the results. The Senate Republican leader has described the review as a top priority, and in September a GOP-led panel voted to subpoena millions of voters’ personal information and records from Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration. The Senate is planning t… Read More “What to know about Pennsylvania Republicans’ ‘forensic audit’ of the 2020 election”

Will Bunch: Stop calling America’s murder crisis a ‘crime’ issue. It’s something far worse

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It was the kind of news story that would have been utterly shocking … before March of 2020, anyway. An everyday occasion normally associated with joy — a baby shower — pivots into a squabble over something trivial. In this particular saga, which took place last weekend in a Pittsburgh suburb, the argument was over who would transport the shower gifts. Somehow, this devolved in an altercation — but after some brief fisticuffs, the father-to-be abruptly whipped out a 9 mm handgun and started firing at his guests. This time, three people were wounded, but thankfully no one was killed. But this … Read More “Will Bunch: Stop calling America’s murder crisis a ‘crime’ issue. It’s something far worse”

Zangazur corridor to expand list of existing trade, transport routes – Azerbaijani FM

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By Trend The Zangazur corridor between Azerbaijan and Turkey will expand the list of existing trade and transport routes, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov said, Trend reports citing the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry. The minister made the remark while speaking at the ministerial of the Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) within the framework of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly. The opening of the meeting was made by the session’s Chairman Abdullah Shahid and Deputy Secretary-General of the UN Kourteni Ratrey. The meeting adopted the Ministerial Declaration. the story … Read More “Zangazur corridor to expand list of existing trade, transport routes – Azerbaijani FM”

The German spa town that harnesses the healing power of peat baths

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The woman is sceptical: Sitting in a bath that’s been heated to 42 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes can’t be healthy and definitely won’t be pleasant. But that’s exactly what happens when mud is added. With the push of a button, an employee at the Wendelstein Klinik in the German spa town of Bad Aibling fills the tub with black, opaque mud. The woman climbs into the unfamiliar substance and quickly relaxes; the bath doesn’t feel that hot, and it’s relaxing to rub the crushed remains of grass, leaves and moss between the fingers. This unique bathing experience occurs about 30,000 times a year in … Read More “The German spa town that harnesses the healing power of peat baths”

500 Female Athletes File Brief With Supreme Court Against Mississippi Abortion Law

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On Monday, more than 500 female athletes signed a friend-of-the-court brief opposing a Mississippi law that would ban abortions of pregnancies that are 15 weeks or longer. The athletes displayed solidarity in numbers while urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the law. Of those that signed, 276 are college athletes, 73 are professional athletes and 26 have competed in the Olympics — among these athletes were Olympian and two-time World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe and her fiancee, WNBA star Sue Bird.  In 1973, the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case ruled that women had the right to end their pregnan… Read More “500 Female Athletes File Brief With Supreme Court Against Mississippi Abortion Law”