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U.S. Cities Are Trying To Figure Out Restaurant Week In The Pandemic

5 days ago   |   By NPR

With the pandemic having closed nearly 20% of restaurants nationwide, the traditional version of restaurant week is at risk. So restaurants are either opting out or modifying their approach.
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US agency updating auto safety ratings for new technology

5 days ago   |   By Chron

DETROIT - The U.S. government's road safety agency wants to update its ratings system for vehicle safety to include testing of some new advanced driver-assist systems as it tries to keep up with changing technology.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants public comment about testing and adding a rating system for lane-keeping, automatic braking for pedestrians, blind spot warning and blind spot intervention systems. It included automatic emergency braking in its ratings system for the 2018 model year.
The agency also seeking comments on how to display crash avoidance...
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Changes in the U.S.-China trade deficit: Exports and imports before and after tariffs and the pandemic

Changes in the U.S.-China trade deficit:  Exports and imports before and after tariffs and the pandemic

5 days ago   |   By FRED

Many of the trade policies that began in 2018 were driven by the high and persistent U.S. trade deficit with China. For example, the U.S. announced tariffs on solar panels and washing machines from China in January 2018, which is marked by the first vertical line in the FRED graph above. Several rounds of U.S. tariffs followed, and China enacted retaliatory tariffs.
We start our graph in January 2016 to include data before and during the period when these trade policies were initiated.*
The basic story told by the graph is that U.S. exports to China seem to be relatively stable over time...
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Jack's back: Chinese e-tycoon ends silence with online video

Jack's back: Chinese e-tycoon ends silence with online video

BEIJING - China's highest-profile entrepreneur, Jack Ma, appeared Wednesday in an online video, ending a 2 1/2-month absence from public view that prompted speculation about... Read more ...

Photos show what DC looks like a day before Biden's inauguration

Photos show what DC looks like a day before Biden's inauguration

Summary List Placement Inauguration Day 2021 is unlike those in the past. President-elect Joe Biden and VP-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in amid a coronavirus pandemic that... Read more ...

Whitmer proposes $5.6B plan to combat, recover from virus

Whitmer proposes $5.6B plan to combat, recover from virus

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday unveiled a $5.6 billion plan to combat and recover from the coronavirus pandemic, proposing the use of billions in federal... Read more ...

Japan shares fall on pandemic worries as rest of Asia rises

Japan shares fall on pandemic worries as rest of Asia rises

TOKYO - Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration as U.S. president. Japan's benchmark lost early gains as worries grew about the surge in... Read more ...

The Latest: Hawaii says scarcity hinders vaccination efforts

The Latest: Hawaii says scarcity hinders vaccination efforts

HONOLULU - Hawaii's leaders say limited supply is the main thing constraining distribution of the coronavirus vaccine in the state. Read more ...

Indiana governor touts COVID-19 recovery in State of State

Indiana governor touts COVID-19 recovery in State of State

INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Eric Holcomb touted Indiana as rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic and called during the annual State of the State speech Tuesday night for the... Read more ...

January 19 COVID-19 Test Results

January 19 COVID-19 Test Results

Note: Bloomberg has great data on vaccinations. "The U.S. has administered 15.6 million doses" The testing data is probably still light due to the holiday, but it is possible... Read more ...

EXCLUSIVE: Oracle created a new cloud and AI org, and an exec once under...

EXCLUSIVE: Oracle created a new cloud and AI org, and an exec once under consideration for co-CEO has stepped back in to lead it

Summary List Placement Oracle has formed a new cloud and artificial intelligence organization, and executive VP Don Johnson - the former Oracle Cloud Infrastructure boss once... Read more ...

FHA vs. Conventional Loans: Which Is Better?

FHA vs. Conventional Loans: Which Is Better?

When it comes to affording a new home , you have a few types of home loans to choose from. Prospective homebuyers often compare the FHA vs. the conventional loan when... Read more ...

Daily Crunch: Microsoft backs Cruise

Daily Crunch: Microsoft backs Cruise

Autonomous vehicle company Cruise raises a $2 billion new round, Netflix keeps growing and WhatsApp faces more privacy concerns. This is your Daily Crunch for January 19... Read more ...