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Biden’s Nov. Trade Deficit Hits Near Record-High $80.2B

(Headline USA) The U.S. trade deficit surged to a near-record high of $80.2 billion in November as exports slowed at the same time that imports jumped sharply. The November deficit was 19.3% higher than the October deficit of $67.2 billion and was just below the all-time monthly record of $81.4...

Great Reset Proponents Are ‘War-Gaming’ Massive Cyber Attack on Banks

The International Monetary Fund and World Bank have joined with a number of powerful countries invested in the "Great Reset" to "war-game" cyberattacks on the global financial system, according to Reuters. A 10-country "Collective Strength" simulation was conducted via video conference in December that included "sensitive data emerging on the...

Police Struggle Nationwide to Deter Rising Catalytic Converter Thefts

(Headline USA) In the tiny town of Lawrenceville, Virginia, a van owned by Poplar Mount Baptist Church was knocked out of commission for weeks after thieves cut the catalytic converter out of its exhaust system. Several months later, across town, a catalytic converter was ripped from a van owned by...

Pfizer Exploring Third Vax Dose for Toddlers

Pfizer has updated a study of its COVID-19 vaccine in children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years to include a third dose, according to a Dec. 17 press release. Pfizer said the study was updated after an analysis of data suggested that "people vaccinated with three doses...

Airlines Fear Upcoming 5G Launch May Interfere with Plane Navigation

(Headline USA) U.S. airlines are asking the Federal Communications Commission to delay next week’s scheduled rollout of new 5G wireless service near dozens of major airports, saying it could interfere with electronics that pilots rely on. Airlines for America, a trade group for large U.S. passenger and cargo carriers, said...

Biden Tries to Blame Farmers for Rising Food Costs Due to Gov’t Inflation

(Headline USA) President Joe Biden will meet virtually with independent farmers and ranchers to discuss initiatives to reduce food prices by increasing competition within the meat industry, part of a broader effort to show the administration is trying to combat inflation, even as it fails miserably to that end. The...

China Hopes Alibaba Processors Will Help Make it a ‘Tech Superpower’

(Headline USA) To help make China a self-reliant “technology superpower,” the ruling Communist Party is pushing the world's biggest e-commerce company to take on the tricky, expensive business of designing its own processor chips---a business unlike anything Alibaba Group has done before. Its 3-year-old chip unit, T-Head, unveiled its third...

United Pilots on Vax ‘Leave’ Say They Could Have Prevented Disruptions

Contrary to previous assertions that an outbreak of omicron led to flight cancellations, recently fired pilots who refused to receive the vaccine said they would have been able to prevent the disruptions after normal flight crews called in sick over the Christmas holiday. Sunday saw a total of 5,936 delays...

Flight Cancellations Snarl Holiday Plans for Thousands

(Headline USA) Airlines continued to cancel hundreds of flights Saturday because of staffing issues that they claimed were tied to COVID-19, disrupting holiday celebrations during one of the busiest travel times of the year. FlightAware, a flight-tracking website, noted nearly 1,000 canceled flights entering, leaving or inside the U.S. Saturday,...

Buttigieg Shovels $241M at US Ports to Ease Dire Supply-Chain Crisis

(Headline USA) Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is funneling more than $241 million in grants, subsidized by the US taxpayer, in a last-ditch effort to ameliorate the Biden administration's self-inflicted supply-chain crisis. The root cause of the crisis is a lack of workers, many of whom have been disincentivized to perform...

Solar Panel Tariffs Will Test Biden’s Loyalty to Chinese & American Manufacturers

The Biden administration will soon have to decide whether to appease China and climate change activists or to protect American manufacturing jobs. Early next year, import tariffs on solar panels will expire. Climate change activists want the Biden administration to let the tariffs lapse so that China can sell cheap solar...

Woke EPA Raises Vehicle Mileage Standards to 40 MPG, Driving Up Car Costs

(Headline USA) In a major setback for the auto industry, already kneecapped by crippling inflation, the Biden administration is raising vehicle mileage standards, reversing a Trump-era rollback that loosened fuel efficiency standards. A final rule issued Monday would raise mileage standards starting in the 2023 model year, reaching a projected...

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