Tag: Target

The spike in global bond yields is setting up a clash between the world’s top central bankers

While Fed chair Jerome Powell is brushing off the seismic rise in government bond yields and a corresponding decline in stock prices, a group of central bankers in the Pacific are starting to take action.Driving the news: Bank of Japan…

/ March 1, 2021
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Scammers seize on COVID confusion

Scamming has skyrocketed in the past year, and much of the increase is attributed to COVID-related scams, more recently around vaccines. Why it matters: The pandemic has created a prime opportunity for scammers to target people who are already confused…

/ February 28, 2021
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Russia’s enemies fear Biden won’t fight to stop Putin’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Russia's adversaries in central and Eastern Europe are worried President Biden isn't willing to fight hard to stop the Russia-Germany gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 — one of Vladimir Putin's core priorities.Why it matters: The fight is the first significant…

/ February 23, 2021
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Donald Trump Jr Rips Teachers Unions In Front Of A Gun Wall; Critics Go Ballistic

Donald Trump Jr rocketed even further off the rails in a Twitter video aimed at teachers unions Saturday — in front of a wall of guns.Vox journalist Aaron Rupar commented that the rant from the former president’s son, in his typical…

/ February 22, 2021
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Biden on schools: “The goal will be 5 days a week”

President Biden on Tuesday sought to clarify what his administration means by promising to open schools in the first 100 days of his presidency, insisting that "the goal will be five days a week."The big picture: Last week, White House…

/ February 17, 2021
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The Reserve Bank could still go negative

Few people expected the Reserve Bank to adjust its cash rate at its first meeting of the year today, and for good reason. It has been saying loudly that it is “not expecting to increase the cash rate for at…

/ February 2, 2021
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Several Republican and Democratic lawmakers emerge as troublemakers

Several Republican and Democratic lawmakers are emerging as troublemakers within their parties and political thorns for their leadership. Why it matters: We're calling this group "The Mischief Makers" — members who threaten to upend party unity — the theme eclipsing…

/ January 28, 2021
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‘The Police Didn’t Know What Was Going to Happen’: 5 Photographers on What It Was Like to Document the Storming of the US Capitol

What has historically been the routine task of ratifying the results of the US presidential election devolved into unprecedented chaos on Wednesday as insurrectionists stormed the Capitol, overrunning law enforcement and vandalizing the building in a brazen attempt to interrupt…

/ January 8, 2021
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Vaccinating the world: How to make more from less | COVID-19 Special

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLoegAhpChs2021 began with a worldwide ambition - to vaccinate as many people as possible against Covid-19.But in many parts of the world it's been a slow start. There aren't enough vaccine dose available yet. And sometimes, logistical problems add to…

/ January 7, 2021
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The challenge of 2021: Vaccinating the world

Vaccinating the world will be perhaps the single greatest global challenge of 2021, and that process is now beginning in earnest.The big picture: If you're reading this in Europe, the U.S. or one of several other wealthy countries, you will…

/ December 26, 2020
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A Brief Reminder Of Charles Kushner’s Creepy Crimes, Through Tweets

Donald Trump’s latest flurry of presidential pardons for allies included a family member, Charles Kushner, who was jailed 15 years ago for tax evasion, making illegal campaign donations and tampering with a witness, his brother-in-law, by orchestrating a sex tape…

/ December 24, 2020
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Indonesia’s Peats Restoration Agency gets an extension despite falling to hit its target: what are the hurdles and next strategies?

Despite falling short of its target, Indonesia’s Peatland Restoration Agency is likely to continue its work to rehabilitate the country’s peatland as part of the government’s attempts to meet its emission commitments. Indonesian Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya…

/ December 18, 2020
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Canada finally has a climate plan that will let it meet its carbon targets by 2030

I’ve studied Canadian climate policy debates for three decades. Over that time, by my count, there has been seven national climate targets and nine climate plans. None has been credible — with the exception of the plan released last week…

/ December 16, 2020
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The Paris Agreement 5 years on: big coal exporters like Australia face a reckoning

On Saturday, more than 70 global leaders came together at the UN’s Climate Ambition Summit, marking the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement. Prime Minister Scott Morrison was denied a speaking slot, in recognition of Australia’s failure to set meaningful…

/ December 14, 2020