China Cannot Weaponize Its U.S. Treasury Bonds

Editor’s note: Important for financial press (and others) to understand this. Excerpt: “By purchasing fewer U.S. government bonds… Beijing would leave the United States either unchanged or better off, while doing so would also leave China either unchanged or worse off.” Note: This is a follow-up to an article here from May 16 and an updated version of … Read moreChina Cannot Weaponize Its U.S. Treasury Bonds

Spotlight on Commerce: Lisa Ng, Mechanical Engineer, Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Group, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Spotlight on Commerce: Lisa Ng, Mechanical Engineer, Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Group, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) May 29, 2019 kcpullen@doc.gov Wed, 05/29/2019 – 10:12 Lisa Ng is pictured with I Ketut Sudiana, a musician with the Balinese Gamelan and Dance Group, demonstrating how to play the Ketuk at NIST’s … Read moreSpotlight on Commerce: Lisa Ng, Mechanical Engineer, Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Group, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Here’s What Our Dream Rideshare Company Would Look Like

What would your dream rideshare company look like if you could start your own rideshare company? How would you structure it? We put that question to two of our RSG contributors, Jay Cradeur and Cecily Jamelia (full and part-time drivers respectively) to elaborate how they would create a dream rideshare company. Sometimes I drive around San … Read moreHere’s What Our Dream Rideshare Company Would Look Like

PowerGrid Q4 net profit up 52% at Rs 3,053.56 cr

State-run Power Grid Corporation on Wednesday reported about 52 per cent jump in standalone net profit at Rs 3,053.56 crore in March quarter, mainly on the back of higher revenues. The company’s standalone net profit was at Rs 2,010.31 crore in the quarter ended March 31, 2018, a BSE filing said. Please follow and like … Read morePowerGrid Q4 net profit up 52% at Rs 3,053.56 cr

Rather Than Treating Homeless Woman, Hospital Staff Labels Her

You wait, thinking that it’ll get better. You do what you can until that time comes when you just can’t take it anymore. It doesn’t matter what they say … I need a doctor’s attention, I know something is wrong. … Continue reading → The post Rather Than Treating Homeless Woman, Hospital Staff Labels Her … Read moreRather Than Treating Homeless Woman, Hospital Staff Labels Her

Time magazine in about-face now says ‘Modi has united India’

New York, May 29 (IANS) Time magazine, which published a cover story before the Indian election calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi the “Divider in Chief”, has in a quick about-face run report with a headline, “Modi Has United India Like No Prime Minister in Decades”. The article with that headline published on its website on Tuesday, … Read moreTime magazine in about-face now says ‘Modi has united India’

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Today in OpenGov: A broken model?

Editor’s note: We’re back from our educational hiatus with a slightly different format than usual as we catch up on a long Memorial Day weekend’s worth of headlines.  In today’s edition, Elaine Chao fails to divest, the GAO eyes some savings, cracks appear in one of Africa’s model democracies, Texas’ Secretary of State resigns, and … Read moreToday in OpenGov: A broken model?

Closing the Loop on ‘Defective NTAs’

On May 23, 2019, I wrote a post captioned “Seventh Circuit Issues Key Ruling on Notices to Appear, Could save tens of thousands of removal cases“. In that post, I failed to underscore the danger that would follow if a reviewing court, and especially the Supreme Court, were to find that a Notice to Appear (NTA, … Read moreClosing the Loop on ‘Defective NTAs’

How the ‘Faux Family’ Scam Really Works; An Interview on the Front Line

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Like the gold rushes of yesteryear, the ongoing population transfer from Central America over the U.S. southern border, which is emptying whole Guatemalan villages, started with a nugget of news about an irresistible discovery in America. After building for several years, word quickly spread in the fall of 2018 and spawned … Read moreHow the ‘Faux Family’ Scam Really Works; An Interview on the Front Line

Rare earths: The latest weapon in the US-China trade war

The bedrock of electrical manufacturing, rare earths are 17 elements that serve as key components in various electronic devices. China dominates the global supply chain and Washington relies heavily on the Asian superpower to access the metals. But Chinese state media is now suggesting that rare earth exports to the US could be cut, sparking … Read moreRare earths: The latest weapon in the US-China trade war

Manufacturing migration: Trade spat shifts business from ‘factory of the world’

From socks and sneakers to washing machines and watches, Asian countries are hoping the US-China trade war will permanently boost manufacturing as brands dodge the row by choosing cheaper locations to make their goods. Business has fanned out from China, often referred to as the ‘factory of the world’, into Vietnam, Cambodia, India and Indonesia … Read moreManufacturing migration: Trade spat shifts business from ‘factory of the world’