December 3, 2021
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Senate passes interim financing bill, avoiding closure

by on December 3, 2021 0

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate passed an interim spending bill that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government until Feb. 18 after leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal mandates on vaccines. The measure now falls to President Joe Biden to be enacted. Earlier Thursday, congressional leaders announced that they had finally...

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Judge blocks U.S. rule on COVID-19 vaccine for health workers in 10 states

by on November 29, 2021 0

Nov. 29 (Reuters) – A federal judge on Monday blocked a vaccine requirement from the Biden administration in 10 states, saying the agency that issued the rule requiring healthcare workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus likely has exceeded his authority. U.S. District Judge Matthew Schelp’s St. Louis ruling prevents U.S. Centers for Medicare...

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Protesters block roads in Serbia over lithium mining project, Auto News, ET Auto

by on November 28, 2021 0

Belgrade: Hundreds of environmental protesters blocked roads in Belgrade and other Serbian towns on Saturday, angry at plans by mining giant Rio Tinto to extract lithium in the Balkan nation. Significant deposits of lithium, a key component of electric car batteries, lie around the western town of Loznica, where the Anglo-Australian company has started...

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Ethereum’s Second Layer Locked Total Value (TVL) hits new all-time high – CVBJ

by on November 23, 2021 0

Total Blocked Value (TVL) on Ethereum’s Layer 2 networks has reached a new all-time high. Because Ethereum’s main layer transaction fees keep rising, which has resulted in new network adoption. Additionally, Ethereum’s second layer offers much higher transaction throughput and lower transaction rates. This layer 2 of the network experienced strong growth during the...

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Arkansas panel delays vote on agency vaccine requirements

by on November 19, 2021 0

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas lawmakers delayed a vote on whether to allow state-run healthcare facilities to require employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, a decision officials say needed to protect millions of dollars in federal funding. Arkansas Legislative Council voted to delay consideration of requests from the University of Arkansas...

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In Texas, tax incentives were often against the law

by on November 18, 2021 0

For most of Texas’ history, corporate tax incentives were not only rare, they were often against the law. The Texas Constitution has blocked the lending or granting of public funds to private companies. The document was enacted in the Golden Age, when railroads and other corporate barons lost their grip on lawmakers. The ban...

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