As China Forges Global Trade Ties, US May Fall Behind

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attends the signing ceremony of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) after the fourth RCEP summit, hosted by video link on November 15, 2020. Chinese Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan signed the agreement on behalf of China. Xinhua News Agency | Xinhua News Agency | …

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China seeks military bases in Africa, biggest threat to US, official says

ANI | Update: Apr 25, 2021 6:06 AM STI Washington [US], April 24 (ANI): As China continues to increase its military presence across the African continent, Washington said its forces in Africa were monitoring China, adding that it was moving closer to establishing a network military and naval bases across …

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How to decide if a home renovation is worth it

Thinking of improving your home? Ask yourself these questions to see if it’s the right decision. Maybe you are tired of staring at your outdated kitchen, in its retro lime green appliance and linoleum tile glory. Or maybe you are ready to turn your unfinished basement into a playroom and …

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Owner of pub near Grantham says noise complaints ‘unfair’

One owner says it is “unfair” for people to complain about noise in his pub when Covid restrictions mean he can only serve customers outside. Mark Inman, of the Waggon and Horses in Caythorpe, says he is respecting restrictions placed on him by the government, which relaxed lockdown rules last …

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Dark Patterns Regulation Protect Consumers On The Web | Womble bond dickinson

When I was in college, I attended an old-fashioned tent revival performance. My roommate was taking a comparative religion class and I accompanied him to a number of spiritual events outside of the realm of most students’ experiences. The event took place in a huge tent in a field outside …

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Capitalist decline

The recent US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were neither necessary nor successful militarily. They allowed massive public spending and justified the increase in “defense” spending in federal budgets. The Soviet Union as a great enemy was gone. An unlimited world war on “terrorism” provided a temporary foreign danger until …

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International trade and economic disruption in context

Paul Romer (Nobel ’18) offered a lapidary aphorism a few years ago: “Everyone wants progress. No one wants change. ” But of course, the process of economic progress is inevitably irregular. It doesn’t affect everyone in the same way. International trade is part of the process of economic progress, but …

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Bitcoin Funding Rate Turns Negative After $ 48,000 Retest – Was It A Bear Trap?

As Bitcoin (BTC) lost $ 52,000 support on April 22, the futures funding rate entered negative ground. This unusual situation causes shorts, with investors betting on falling prices, to pay a fee every eight hours. While the rate itself is mildly damaging, this situation prompts arbitrage bureaus and market makers …

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7 ways to use the cash value of your life insurance policy

Permanent life insurance policies – like universal, variable and whole life – offer more than a death benefit. Some include cash value, which is a reserve of money that you can use while you’re alive. If you have had a policy for years, the cash value could be considerable. “The …

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Focus is on preparing businesses for the end of the Libor

Many of the world’s largest companies have yet to sign on to a crucial derivatives market initiative designed to ease the transition away from Libor, underscoring the challenges regulators still face in stamping out the controversial benchmark rate. Diageo, Tesla and Walmart are among the companies that have not adhered …

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