Despite Increased Black Unemployment Rate, Biden Celebrates Robust Job Market
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall unemployment rate rose to 3.6% in February from 3.4% the prior month. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall unemployment rate rose to 3.6% in February from 3.4% the prior month. Women over 20 saw an unemployment rate slightly rise to 3.2% from 3.1%. The Black unemployment rate peaked at 5.7%, up from 5.4% in January. “All told, we’ve created more than 12 million jobs since I took office, nearly 800,000 of them manufacturing jobs.thewestsidegazette.com
Texas drove out Chinese firm, not the wind farm it planned
Long before a Chinese spy balloon captivated and spooked the U.S. public, Kyle Bass foresaw what he deemed another foreign danger slated for skies above the Texas-Mexico border: wind turbines. Dozens of them, roughly 700 feet (213 meters) tall — as big as San Antonio's tallest skyscraper — were set to sprout across thousands of scrubby acres near the pristine Devils River. Protests that a wind farm would harm a sensitive ecosystem in Texas flopped, but when attention turned to a Chinese billionaire behind the project, state lawmakers raced to pull the plug.news.yahoo.com
The Hill’s Headlines - Mar. 14, 2023
The Hill’s Headlines - Mar. 14, 2023 ADMINISTRATION Biden says Carter asked him to do his eulogy STATE WATCH DeSantis: Protecting Ukraine not one of America’s ‘vital national interests’ COURT BATTLES Trump attorney says ‘he won’t be participating’ in Manhattan DA’s probe HOUSE GOP Oversight chairman subpoenas Hunter Biden associates’ bank records TECHNOLOGY Silicon Valley, Signature banks lobbied hard to loosen bank rules CAMPAIGN Trump says he ‘probably’ regrets endorsing DeSantis STATE WATCH South Carolina GOP lawmakers propose death penalty for women who have abortionsnews.yahoo.com
Reverberations felt worldwide after SVB failure
President Biden spoke with California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday night about the government's response to SVB failure. The turbulence comes at a curious moment for the U.S. economy, as the continued strength of the labor market feeds concerns about persistent inflation. Mark Strassmann reports from Atlanta on America's economic crossroads.news.yahoo.com
EXPLAINER: How armored vehicles aid Ukraine at critical time
The U.S. and Germany are sending Ukraine an array of armored vehicles, including 50 tank-killing Bradleys, to expand its ability to move troops to the front lines and beef up its forces against Russia as the war nears its first anniversary.
South Florida widow of man killed in 1988 Pan Am bombing releases statement on suspect’s arrest
Families of the victims of the 1988 bombing of a passenger jet attack are calling the arrest of one of the suspected terrorists involved a major milestone, and one of the victims was from right here in South Florida.
US VP Harris flying to Philippine island near disputed sea
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will fly to a western Philippine island province at the edge of the South China Sea to amplify America’s support to its treaty ally and underline U.S. interest in freedom of navigation in the disputed waters.
US ambassador to Russia leaving post as Ukraine war drags on
The U.S. ambassador to Russia, John Sullivan, ended his tenure as America’s top diplomat in Moscow on Sunday after nearly three years, spanning the Trump and Biden administrations, and will retire from a lengthy career in government service.
Biden administration responds to Iran's offer on nuke deal
The Biden administration says it has responded to Iran’s latest offer to resume its compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, but neither side is offering a definitive path to revive the agreement, which has been on life-support since former President Donald Trump withdrew from it in 2018.
1/6 panel lawyer urged to run for Missouri US Senate seat
Former Republican U.S. Sen. John Danforth and others are urging a former federal prosecutor who now serves as an attorney for the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection to make an independent run for one of Missouri’s Senate seats.