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China Vows Sanctions On U.S. Firms For Arms Sales To Taiwan

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

An F-16 jet fighter is washed on the tarmac at an air force base in Taiwan. The State Department has approved the sale of 66 fighter jets to the island.

The State Department approved an $8 billion sale of fighter jets and related equipment to the self-governing island. China views the sale as a violation of its sovereignty.

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U.S. Recycling Industry Is Struggling To Figure Out A Future Without China

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Trash sent for recycling moves along a conveyor belt to be sorted at Waste Management

China is no longer taking the world’s waste. The U.S. recycling industry is overwhelmed — it can’t keep up with the plastic being churned out. This doesn’t bode well for our plastic waste problem.

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23 Texas Towns Hit With Ransomware Attack In ‘New Front’ Of Cyberassault

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Texas State Capitol building in Austin, Texas. This week, state officials confirmed that 23 municipalities have been infiltrated and ransom demanded.

Investigators haven’t identified who or what is behind the attack that took systems offline, but the Texas Department of Information Resources says the evidence points to “one single threat actor.”

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Business Roundtable Issues Statement On The Need To Help Deal With Income Inequality

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

A group of 181 CEOs have issued a statement proclaiming the need to help deal with income inequality and working conditions. NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly talks with New York Times reporter David Gelles.

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Trump Dismisses Recession Fears, Saying Fed Must Help The Economy

Monday, August 19th, 2019

President Trump is downplaying the odds of a recession, but he

The Trump administration pushed back hard against warnings of an economic slowdown. But the president is also calling on the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates again to help boost growth.

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