Lockdown in China prevents truck shipments and closed factories

BEIJING – China’s growing restrictions over the Covid-19 virus have caused further disruptions to global supply chains of consumer electronics, auto parts and other goods. A growing number of Chinese cities are requiring truck drivers to take daily Covid PCR tests before they are allowed to cross municipal borders or quarantine drivers believed to be …

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Energy remains out of nearly half a million customers in Puerto Rico

A day after an island-wide blackout hit Puerto Rico, in the latest breakdown in a permanently troubled electrical grid, nearly half a million customers were kept in the dark Thursday night. Power has been slowly restored, but more than 470,000 consumers remain without electricity, out of more than 1.4 million, according to poweroutage.us, which tracks …

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Britain presses nuclear power as it tries to end dependence on Russia

The British government on Thursday unveiled its plan to increase the country’s energy independence as European countries try to quickly reduce energy imports from Russia due to the war in Ukraine. A cornerstone of Britain’s plan is to increase nuclear capacity, with goals to deliver up to eight reactors this decade. Under the Energy Security …

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Two black coaches join Brian Flores ’lawsuit against the NFL

Two black NFL coaches have joined a lawsuit filed in February by Brian Flores, a former Miami Dolphins head coach, who accused the league and its 32 teams of discriminating against African Americans when hiring. Steve Wilkes, who was fired after one season as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, and Ray Horton, a longtime …

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Poverty-to-riches stories are actually disturbing

The assets of “Fifty Shades of Gray” are perhaps more widely known than those of BP Capital or Koch Industries. “Fifty Shades” originated from the mind of Erica Mitchell, an English television executive who wrote in 2009 a fictionalized sequel to Stephanie Meyer’s romantic vampire series “Twilight” under the name Snowqueens Icedragon. When the work …

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