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Biden stepping in to address semiconductor shortage

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday to review the U.S. supply chains of products in key industries, including semiconductor chips that are used in various electrical components for cars, personal electronics, and other equipment.

USDA's Farmers to Families Food Box program under review

With President Biden in the White House, many policies enacted by the previous administration are being targeted for extinction. But farmers groups and anti-hunger advocates are ready to fight to keep the USDA's Farmers to Families Food Box program.

U.S. Shale looks ahead to a very uncertain oil market in 2021

This has been a disastrous year for the U.S. energy industry and looking ahead to the next four years under President-elect Joe Biden's administration may be giving some in the industry nightmares.

Op-Ed: Romney condemns Trump's 'lack of leadership' as thousands die

Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Thursday night issued a scathing condemnation of President Donald Trump’s leadership during the coronavirus pandemic, calling the president's rhetoric a “great human tragedy.”

Op-Ed: Trump really doesn't care that more people may die from COVID-19

President-elect Joe Biden said on Monday that “more people may die” from the coronavirus if the Trump administration doesn’t begin coordinating with his team on plans to vaccinate more than 300 million Americans against the virus.

Prestigious medical journal calls on public to vote Trump out

On Thursday, the New England Journal of Medicine published a blistering editorial taking President Trump and his administration to task over their handling of the coronavirus pandemic, urging voters to oust Trump because of his incompetence.

Mexico sending toilet paper to U.S. due to pandemic shortage

Toilet paper is back on store shelves in the United States. But you may not recognize some of the brands. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, demand for toilet paper has been high, forcing retailers to buy foreign brands, mainly from Mexico.

Toronto Blue Jays will not be allowed to play in Canada

The Blue Jays have been denied approval by the Canadian government to play in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino made the announcement on Saturday that the federal government had denied the request.

Oil major BP to cut 10,000 jobs globally amid crash in oil prices

Oil major BP has announced plans to cut 10,000 jobs worldwide, representing about 15 percent of the oil group’s 70,000 staff, by the end of the year.

J.C.Penny is the fourth major retailer hit by COVID-19 pandemic

Corpus Christi - J.C.Penny is the latest retail giant to see its downfall hastened by the coronavirus crisis. The 118-year-old company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday - even as it has been struggling to overcome a decade of business problems.

Coronavirus lockdown hasn't slowed down climate change

The economic toll of the coronavirus is forcing cities and states to redirect money away from projects that provide climate resilience, in a shift that threatens to tackle one crisis at the expense of another.

COVID-19 — A health crisis turning into a 'human rights crisis'

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic is “a human crisis that is fast becoming a human rights crisis.”

'It's all about him' — Trump's name will be on stimulus checks

President Donald Trump's name will appear on paper checks that will be delivered to millions of Americans as part of the coronavirus stimulus package, an addition that some officials say could delay the delivery of the checks by a matter of days.

Amazon suspends third-party sellers shipping due to COVID-19

Amazon is suspending its test program, known as Amazon Shipping as it struggles to keep up with customer orders during the coronavirus pandemic.

Op-Ed: It’s over — Chinese new infections dropping to single digits

Beijing - This is the news the world has been waiting for – The Chinese rate of new infections is down to one digit. The peak has evidently passed. The months of utter insanity are nearly over where it all started.

Op-Ed: Trump clamps down on travel over 'foreign virus'

President Donald Trump relied on a familiar playbook as he spoke in a prime-time address from the Oval Office, announcing sweeping new restrictions on travel from Europe due to the "foreign virus," as well as other remedies that he later backtracked on.

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