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Chinese money brokers based in Mexico “have come to dominate international money laundering markets,” U.S. prosecutors said in a Sept. 24 sentencing memorandum for Gan’s case. Reuters spoke to more than a dozen law enforcement officials, diplomats, lawyers and sources familiar with the Gan case or Chinese money laundering techniques. The U.S. Department of the Treasury and Europol, the European Union’s law enforcement arm, have warned about the expanding web of Chinese crime groups laundering drug money. “It’s the most sophisticated form of money laundering that’s ever existed,” one of the U.S. sources familiar with the investigation said. That allows the Chinese money brokers, in turn, to charge traffickers nominal fees of just a few percentage points.
Persons: Gan Xianbing, Yahir, Gan, Joaquin “ El Chapo ” Guzman, Europol, Haiping, Glenn Seiden, Aaron Schwartz, Pan Haiping, Gan’s, Pan, Long, Washington, , , Lim Seok Pheng, Lim, John F, Cash, Pan Emi, Manning, Donald Im, ” Im, Im, expats, Prosecutors Organizations: REUTERS, Reuters, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S . Department of Homeland Security, U.S, Homeland Security, Los Angeles International Airport, U.S . Department of, Treasury, U.S . Treasury, U.S . Drug Enforcement Administration, Jalisco New, International Airport, Ministry, Singapore, New, Kennedy International, Security, Prosecutors, U.S ., Bank of China, Pan, , DEA, Financial Intelligence Unit Locations: GUADALAJARA, Chinese, Chicago, Guayabal, Veracruz, Gan, U.S, United States, China, Mexico, Beijing, Washington, Hong Kong, The U.S, Guadalajara, Sinaloa, Mexican, Europe, Illinois, Virginia, Oregon, Jalisco, CHINA, New York, MEXICO, Wenzhou, Latin America, Colombia, Peru, Colombian, Mexico’s
Instead, Folx patients tell care providers what their goals are, whether that's gender confirmation surgery or conception and maintaining sexual health. "I'm not a big believer in the primary care provider model, because it's a general store on the prairie model," Breitenstein said. Rebuilding the LGBTQIA+ healthcare model from 'top to bottom'The healthcare system in the United States is "unnecessarily messy and ugly" for LGBTQIA+ patients, Breitenstein said. "We would like to be the health and lifestyle brand for the queer and trans community for all things healthcare," Breitenstein said. "That's not delivering the traditional model of healthcare but rebuilding it top to bottom."
Persons: A.G, Breitenstein, Folx, Maven, Read, it's, UnitedHealth's Organizations: Business, Define, Bessemer Venture Partners, Polaris Partners, Medicaid, Optum Ventures, Investors Locations: United States, Boston, — California, Florida , Massachusetts , Texas, Virginia, Washington
"The last thing one wants to do is turn Inauguration Day into a superspreader event," Lurie told Insider this week. The White House has a specialized air-ventilation system that's designed to detect radiation or a chemical agent. The White House is always kept clean, said the former White House usher Walters. Another concern is the possibility of infections transmitted from White House staff who don't change with the administration. They might even want to wear them if they're alone in the White House on Inauguration Day waiting for the air to clear.
Persons: Joe Biden, that's, they're, Biden, I've, Nicole Lurie, Obama, Donald Trump, Lurie, Melania Trump, Mark Meadows, Insider . Trump, Joseph Allen, We've, Allen, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Trump, ROBYN BECK, Gary Walters, hasn't, Walters, He's, Pete Souza, Peter Raynor, Raynor, it's, Elaine Kamarck, Clinton, Win McNamee, Emanuel Goldman, White, Didlake, Kamala Harris, JIM WATSON, It'll, Goldman Organizations: Department of Health, Human Services, Office, Staff, Trump, Insider, Washington Post, Harvard, of Public Health, Secret Service, Capitol, Getty, White House, White, Getty Images, University of Minnesota, Brookings Institution, Oval Office, House, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Centers for Disease Control, COVID, General Services Administration, East, West Wings, Biden, GSA, Inc, TMZ, Rutgers Locations: Chan, Manassas, Virginia
This story is part of CNBC Make It's Millennial Money series, which details how people around the world earn, spend and save their money. It's not every recent grad's dream to live with their parents and younger sister, but Kristina Truong considers it a blessing. Truong remembers the daily stress of not knowing how the family would pay their bills or where they would live. Kristina Truong with her parents, Christine Cao and Luat Truong, and her sister Jessica on Jessica's high school graduation day. How she budgets her moneyHere's a look at how Truong spends her money as of August 2020.
Persons: It's, Kristina Truong, Truong, Christine Cao, Luat Truong, Jessica, I've, , Roth, Uber, Laut, Christine Organizations: CNBC, James Madison University, Roth IRA, Roever Foundation Locations: Fairfax , Virginia, Washington, D.C, Virginia, Phoenix , Arizona, Vietnam, America
Opinion | Find Your Place in the Vaccine Line
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Stuart A. Thompson | ) + 0.00   time to read: +11 min
To start, tell us about yourself:Based on your risk profile, we believe you’re in line behind people across the United States. If the line in was represented by about 100 people, this is where you’d be standing:How quickly we’ll move through this line is still an open question. It’s possible enough vaccine could be available after the first few months to skip phases altogether and start vaccinating everyone. Incarcerated, Homeless and Sick Americans May Come First In some states, the share of sick Americans, prisoners and homeless people is far higher. Start of vaccine line 62% of people in East Carrol County, La., have Covid-19 comorbidities, are homeless or are incarcerated 57% Issaquena County, Miss.
Persons: , , Sema, Young, William Schaffner, America’s, It’s, haven’t, Jared Polis, Sgaier, Vijay Samant, Mr, Samant, Gordon Douglas, “ That’s, Fred Ledley Organizations: Health, Surgo, Ariadne Labs, , Surgo Foundation, Centers for Disease Control, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, American Medical Association, Mississippi . Healthy, Merck, Washington State, Kaiser Family, AstraZeneca, University of Oxford, Bentley University, Locations: United States, you’re, States, America, Illinois, Cook County, Colorado, Southern, Alabama , Louisiana , Texas, Mississippi, East Carrol, La, Issaquena County, Miss, Harlan County, Ky, Douglas County, Colo, County , Utah, Boulder County, Washington, Idaho , West Virginia, Alabama, California, Maryland
Some Whole Foods workers say they are scared and stressed out ahead of the holidays and amid a worsening coronavirus crisis. The situation mirrors a broader crisis among America's grocery store workers. Their fears point to a larger trend among grocery store workers nationwide who have been on the front lines of a pandemic for nearly 10 months. Whole Foods told Business Insider that the meal was served by Whole Foods team members who are highly trained in food safety. "How many more grocery workers and Americans need to die before these grocery store companies realize this?"
Persons: Read, Cindy Ord, I've, we're, Marc Perrone, Janet Wainwright, Rachel Fournier Organizations: Business, Foods, Centers for Disease Control, Workers, Florida Whole Foods, Getty, South, Whole Foods, Seattle, Employees, United Food, Commercial Workers, Amazon, Walmart, The New York Times, Kroger, Safeway Locations: South Florida, Chicago, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle, Florida, New York City, Amazon's, Bellevue , Washington, Yorktown , Virginia, Los Angeles
The Navy is renaming its Fleet Forces Command as the US Atlantic Fleet in response to "the unique maritime challenges of the Atlantic theater," the top Navy civilian official said this week. "To meet the unique maritime challenges of the Atlantic theater, we will rename Fleet Forces Command as the US Atlantic Fleet," Braithwaite said. The Atlantic Fleet, Braithwaite said, will confront the Russian navy, which has been "deploying closer and closer to our East Coast." The move to bring back the Atlantic Fleet follows the Navy's 2018 decision to reestablish the US 2nd Fleet to counter Russian presence in the Atlantic. US 2nd Fleet currently falls under Fleet Forces Command.
Persons: Kenneth Braithwaite, Braithwaite, Sen, Tim Kaine, Mario Noda, Davella, Andrew, Woody, Lewis, — Gina Harkins Organizations: Fleet Forces Command, US Atlantic Fleet, Navy, Marine Corps, Fleet, Virginia Democrat, Seahawk, USS Wasp US Navy, Atlantic Fleet, East . Fleet Forces Command, Atlantic ., Military, 7th Fleet, 1st Fleet, Twitter Locations: United States, Russia, China, Russian, East, Norfolk , Virginia, Tidewater, Virginia, Atlantic, East Coast
The Arecibo Observatory's iconic radio telescope collapsed Tuesday morning. The Arecibo telescope was damaged beyond repair after two cables broke in August and November. The second-largest radio telescope in the world collapsed on Tuesday morning. Technician Luis Heredia uses flat shoes to walk on the 20-acre dish of the Arecibo Radio Telescope without damaging the instrument's precise spherical shape. That's because Arecibo and China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) were Earth's "two big eyes" in radio astronomy.
Persons: Jonathan Friedman, Ashley Zauderer, Ricardo Arduengo, Luis Heredia, Roger Ressmeyer, Abel Mendez, Mendez, West Virginia —, they're, Dave Mosher Organizations: National Science Foundation, NSF, Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, Getty, Arecibo Radio, University of Puerto, Science Foundation, National Radio Astronomy, Green Bank Locations: Arecibo, AFP, Puerto Rican, University of Puerto Rico, Virginia, West Virginia
Several state and local governments have recently voted to rebuke governors' public health orders. This week, hearings and votes were taken up in Colorado, Missouri, Ohio, Virginia and Washington to flout restrictions. Regardless of the measures' legal standing, the Americans pushing for are examples of the nationwide backlash to public health efforts to contain the worst surge of the coronavirus facing the nation thus far. Colorado State Representative Monica Duran is surrounded by protective plastic barriers that reflect the names of the representatives from the monitor on the wall in the House chambers at the Colorado State Capitol during an emergency legislative session on November 30, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. Northam's public health measures "fear tactics," and said Virginians "need someone to stand up and not bow down," according to the Post.
Persons: Mike DeWine's, Barry Sheets, Sheets, Anthony Fauci, William Campbell, Ralph Northam, Ralph Northam's, Charlie Watts, Campbell County, Dave Williams, Williams, Colorado State Representative Monica Duran, Helen H, Richardson, Jay Inslee's, Mossyrock's, isn't, Randall Sasser, Aaron McMullen, James Cerillo Organizations: Washington Post, Republican Gov, Highland County Press, statehouse, Buckeye State, American, Democratic Gov, COVID, Colorado Sun, Colorado State Representative, Colorado State Capitol, MediaNews, Denver, Getty Images, Washington, Mossyrock City, KING, NBC, Gov Locations: Colorado , Missouri , Ohio, Virginia, Washington, Campbell, United States, Ohio, Buckeye, Bozeman, Mont, Campbell County, Rutsburg, Northam, Bedford, Colorado, Denver , Colorado, Mossyrock, Lynchburg
Our shoppers seeing this as a longer holiday season, so we started early: Signet Jewelers CEOSignet Jewelers reported third quarter fiscal results where the company saw same-store sales up 15 percent. However, the company warned same-store sales could be negatively impacted in December. Signet Jewelers CEO Virginia Drosos joins to discuss the company's outlook for the future.
Persons: Virginia Drosos Organizations: Signet, Signet Jewelers
Social media users have been sharing an article which claims to use spreadsheets of election data from the New York Times (NYT) to show evidence of voter fraud in Virginia. […] This too indicates fraud.”A spokeswoman for the NYT told Reuters that their company did not make the spreadsheets in the Gateway Pundit article. In this data, the number of ballots appears in whole integers, unlike the figures in the Gateway Pundit data. As GMT is five hours ahead of ET, this time stamp is the same as the Edison data. In the Gateway Pundit data Biden received 308,341.59 votes and Trump 80,357.05 at 05:26:48 GMT, all of which were subtracted at 05:30:56 GMT.
Persons: Trump, Biden, Edison, , Read Organizations: New York Times, Reuters, Biden, Trump, NYT, Edison Research, Edison, Election Infrastructure Government, Council, Election Locations: Virginia, Fairfax County , Virginia, Fairfax County
SWEDEN IS NOT “PROOF THAT LOCKDOWNS ARE USELESS”As Prager states in the video, “Sweden did not lock down” in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A study published in the Lancet medical journal on Nov. 4 (here) estimates the level of herd immunity required to block SARS-CoV-2 transmission to be about 60 to 72%. Even if “unofficial” infections were higher than 2.5%, they’re unlikely to have reached the level needed for herd immunity. The possibility of reinfection with COVID-19 poses another obstacle to achieving herd immunity through community infection ( here, here ). The current COVID-19 situation in Sweden is not “proof that lockdowns are useless.” COVID-19 infection and death statistics show new increases in November 2020 meaning Sweden has not achieved herd immunity.
Persons: Dennis Prager, Johns, Prager, Anders Tegnell, , Tegnell, Dennis Prager’s, Stockholmers, PragerU, Read Organizations: Facebook, Johns Hopkins, Resource, Oxford University, McGill University’s Office, Science and Society, McGill, Washington Post, Reuters, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Dagens Nyheter Locations: Sweden, COVID, SWEDEN, Finland, Norway, Denmark, United States, McGill, , Swedish, Stockholm
As coronavirus soars, U.S. cheers Britain's vaccine approval
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Daniel Trotta | ) + 0.00   time to read: +5 min
(Reuters) - U.S. health experts on Wednesday welcomed British emergency approval of Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine, a sign that U.S. regulators may soon follow suit in a bid to bring the surging pandemic under control. An FDA panel of outside advisers will meet on Dec. 10 to discuss whether to recommend emergency use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine. Of particular interest is how Britain manages the Pfizer vaccine’s requirement to be stored at minus-70 degrees Celsius (-94 Fahrenheit). But the British experience is unlikely to factor into U.S. regulatory approval, which instead will focus on the clinical trial data. Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca Plc have already started manufacturing their vaccines and say distribution could begin almost immediately after approval.
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“I actually believe they’re going to be the most difficult time in the public health history of this nation.”More than 270,000 Americans have perished from COVID-19 to date. The dire warning came as U.S. health experts on Wednesday welcomed British emergency approval of Pfizer Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine, a sign that U.S. regulators may soon follow suit. Beyond regulatory hurdles, vaccinations face opposition from significant numbers of Americans who reject medical science and fear vaccines as harmful. Similarly, many Americans still refuse to follow basic public health guidance on wearing masks and avoiding crowds. In hopes of increasing compliance, the CDC on Wednesday added new guidelines for shorter quarantines after coronavirus exposure.
Persons: Robert Redfield, Redfield, ” Redfield, , Pfizer Inc’s, coronavirus hospitalizations, Lucy Nicholson “, Alex Azar, “ It’s, , Kirsten Hokeness, Lisa Costello Organizations: YORK, U.S . Centers for Disease Control, CDC, U.S . Chamber of Commerce Foundation, University of Washington’s, for Health Metrics, Wednesday, Pfizer, Pfizer Inc’s COVID, BioNTech, REUTERS, Health, Fox Business Network, Reuters, Technology, Bryant University, Food, Drug Administration, West Virginia University School of Medicine, West, Moderna, AstraZeneca Plc, AstraZeneca Locations: COVID, Britain, Los Angeles , California, U.S, Wednesday ., China, Russia, United States, Smithfield , Rhode Island, West Virginia’s
UK approves its first vaccine
  + stars: | 2020-12-02 | by ( Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Hi,The UK has approved Pfizer and BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine, becoming the first Western country to give a vaccine an OK. Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesThe CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted on Tuesday to recommend that healthcare workers and long-term care facility residents should receive a coronavirus vaccine first. ACIP's recommendation will help the government decide who gets the first doses of a vaccine once it is authorized. Read the full story from Kimberly Leonard here>>Tom Richards, Cigna's head of business development. CignaTom Richards, head of Cigna's global business development, shared his criteria for healthcare bets with Business Insider.
Persons: Lisa Taylor, Jose Muniz, Karenda Palmer, Joe Raedle, Andrea Michelson, Democratic Sen, Joe Manchin, Tasos Katopodis, Susan Collins, Mitch McConnell, , Donald Trump —, Virginia Democratic Sen, Mark Warner, Kimberly Leonard, Tom Richards, Cigna's, Cigna Tom Richards, Cigna, Richards, Blake Dodge, Lydia Organizations: pharma, Pfizer, European Union, US, Research Centers of America, Democratic, Capitol, Virginia Democratic, Business Locations: Hollywood , Florida, West Virginia, Sens
No CFO indicated they think it is "very likely" that a corporate tax hike is coming, though a little under one-third of chief financial officers (32%) indicated they do think it is "somewhat likely" Biden achieves his corporate tax goal. Where tax policy experts think Biden can act"Absent single party control, it will be extremely challenging for the Biden Administration to legislatively roll back the 2017 tax reform," Caroline Harris, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's vice president, tax policy and economic development, and chief tax policy counsel, wrote in an email to CNBC. "Biden's biggest revenue-raisers are an increase in the corporate tax rate from 21 percent to 28 percent and a provision to impose the Social Security payroll tax on wages above $400,000. Biden's plan would combine this new tax break with several corporate tax increases, including new taxes on U.S. firms with overseas income. "The consensus seems to be that Biden will attempt to raise corporate taxes and be unsuccessful in doing so.
Persons: Donald J, Joe Biden, Brendan Smialowski, Biden, Joe Biden's, Caroline Harris, Harris, Howard Gleckman, Garrett Watson, Trump, Biden's, Gleckman, Watson, Janet Yellen —, Joe Manchin, Thomas Friedman, Mitch McConnell, Friedman, Bush, Jack McCullough, McCullough, CFOs, Diane Swonk, Grant Thornton Organizations: Trump, White, AFP, Getty, Dow Jones, D.C, CNBC Global, Survey, Senate, Biden Administration, U.S . Chamber, CNBC, Tax Foundation, Social Security, Tax, Democratic, Republican, Washington D.C, Biden, GOP, Treasury, Democratic Party, New York Times, Fortune, Georgia Senate, Leadership, U.S Locations: Washington , DC, Washington, North America, Georgia, U.S, China, France, West Virginia, Covid, America, Europe
Masks should not be worn during "vigorous intensity physical activity," according to controversial guidance the World Health Organization released Tuesday. As such, WHO said "people should not wear masks during vigorous intensity physical activity because masks may reduce the ability to breathe comfortably." One small study, for instance, showed that healthy exercisers' blood and muscle oxygen levels weren't affected when performing the same fitness test with a cloth mask, medical mask, and no mask. In places with "known or sporadic" transmission, healthcare workers should wear medical masks when patients are present, the WHO said. Caregivers or housemates of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should also wear medical masks when in the same room.
Persons: aren't, Dr, Linsey Marr, exercisers, Marr, Insider's Gabby Landsverk, Megan Ranney, Inpatients, Younger, Aria Bendix Organizations: World Health Organization, WHO, Brown University Locations: Virginia, exercisers
The new boots will fill a gap in Marine footwear, providing comfort in temperatures ranging from 20 degrees Fahrenheit to -20 degrees Fahrenheit. Marines are getting new boots that can survive in temperatures as low as -20 degrees Fahrenheit, the Corps said Tuesday, revealing that the boots fill a longstanding gap in Marine footwear. Right now, the Corps has a Temperate Weather marine Corps Combat Boot for operations in temperatures between 20 degrees and 60 degrees Fahrenheit and an Extreme Cold Weather Vapor Barrier Boot for temperatures between -20 degrees and -65 degrees. In that space between 20 degrees and -20 degrees Fahrenheit, the latter is too warm while the former isn't warm enough. "I believe these boots will further support Marines in cold weather environments and help them achieve mission success," he added.
Persons: Caleb Haney, Matt Gonzales, Todd Towles, Towles, Fielding Organizations: Marines, Marine Corps Systems Command, Marine Corps, Corps, Marine Corps Base Quantico, . Marine Corps Locations: Virginia, Iceland, Alaska, Norway, Europe, Asia, China, Russia
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is discussing the possibility of announcing a campaign to retake the White House in 2024 on Inauguration Day and skipping the swearing-in of his successor, according to three people familiar with the discussions. Regardless of the timing of a campaign announcement, Trump is not expected to attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, according to the people familiar with the discussions. He also does not plan to invite Biden to the White House or even call him, they said. But Trump is keen on the idea of formally launching a 2024 campaign on Inauguration Day because that’s when he filed for re-election in 2017, people familiar with the discussions said. The Daily Beast first reported that Trump might hold a rally on Inauguration Day.
Persons: Donald Trump, Trump, Joe Biden, Biden, that’s, didn’t, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford's Organizations: WASHINGTON, White House, Trump, Electoral College, Daily Beast, , White, Wing, NBC News Locations: Virginia
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of lawmakers outlined a temporary $908 billion coronavirus relief proposal on Tuesday, far less than Democrats had hoped for, aimed at breaking a stalemate that has persisted for months. Republican leadership is pushing for a $500 billion package that has faltered in the Senate amid a lack of bipartisan support. The proposal includes $160 billion in aid to state and local governments, a priority for Democrats that Republicans have resisted. The framework provides $288 billion in support for small businesses like restaurants, and $180 billion to renew unemployment insurance, according to a summary obtained by NBC News. The working group pushing the new deal also includes four Republicans: Rep. Tom Reed of New York and Sens.
Persons: WASHINGTON, Nancy Pelosi, Steve Mnuchin, Sen, Mitt Romney, Mnuchin, Romney, Covid, Mitch McConnell, Joe Manchin, McConnell, Pelosi, they'll, Manchin, Warner, Tom Reed, Susan Collins of, Bill Cassidy of, Lisa Murkowski, Josh Gottheimer, Jeanne Shaheen, Maggie Hassan, Mark Warner of, Angus King of Maine Organizations: Republican, Democratic, Republicans, NBC News Locations: R, Utah, coronavirus, Ky, New York, Sens, Susan Collins of Maine, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Alaska, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Mark Warner of Virginia
Reuters also reviewed data from 10 community-based air monitoring projects by residents worried that government air-quality assessments are inaccurate. About 120 million Americans live in counties that have no EPA pollution monitors at all for small particle pollution, according to agency data. Other Philadelphia monitors were either upwind or too far away to detect the explosion’s pollution, according to the EPA data, which shows wind direction and speed. A community project in New York City, for example, has deployed up to 150 air monitors over the past decade. Overall, between October 2016 and February 2017, the community monitors detected 1,426 episodes of elevated levels of particulate matter, or 12 times what government monitors recorded.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Joe Biden’s promise to end U.S. fossil fuel subsidies worth billions of dollars a year for drillers and miners could be hard to keep due to resistance from lawmakers in a narrowly divided Congress, including from within his own party. Biden has said axing fossil fuel subsidies will generate money to help pay for his broader $2 trillion climate plan. It would help establish the United States as a global leader on climate, potentially helping convince other big emitters to axe fossil fuel subsidies. Estimates of the value of fossil fuel subsidies, which mainly take the form of tax breaks, vary. Biden and Congress will be under pressure to reduce the federal deficit by cutting such tax breaks.
Persons: Joe Biden’s, Joe Biden, Joshua Roberts, Biden, Donald Trump’s rollbacks, , , Gilbert Metcalf, Barack Obama, Kamala Harris, Martin Heinrich of, Joe Manchin, Kevin Book, Heinrich’s, Obama, we’re, Metcalf, Bob McNally, Frank Macchiarola Organizations: WASHINGTON, drillers, REUTERS, Senate, Treasury Department, Senate Energy Committee, ClearView Energy Partners, Democratic, Biden, Rapidan Energy, Environmental, Energy Study Institute, U.S, Taxation, American Petroleum Institute Locations: Wilmington , Delaware, U.S, Georgia, Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, West Virginia, New Mexico, United States, Obama’s
Bozzi is among thousands of people who have shared memories of loved ones on The AIDS Memorial Instagram account. While remembering those lost to AIDS is often relegated to World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, this social memorial honors them year-round. Ron Sese, a volunteer for The AIDS Memorial, said preserving history was among the memorial's inspirations. 'Lying there in my "deathbed"'While most of the AIDS Memorial posts are about loss, some are about survival and perseverance. Taylor's post ends with a poignant thought that encapsulates the mission of The AIDS Memorial.
Persons: Bruce Bozzi Jr, Tommy, Tommy Grella, Stuart, , Ron Sese, Sese, they've, Marie Jose, Boris, Jose, I'd, Exotica, Aaron Holloway's, Holloway, Renee Taylor, Taylor, She'd Organizations: AIDS, Times, NBC, Twitter, Facebook Locations: New York, Scotland, United States, England, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Ecuadorian, Queens , New York, Texas, West Virginia
Senate confirms two Trump picks for energy regulation panel
  + stars: | 2020-12-01 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) + 0.99   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Yuri GripasWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed two of President Donald Trump’s picks for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), in a move that could secure a Republican majority on the panel through June. The Senate passed Mark Christie, a Republican, and Allison Clements, a Democrat, by voice vote to FERC, an independent panel of the Energy Department. The panel regulates the transmission of electricity and natural gas across states and reviews large energy projects such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals. But the panel could have more Republicans than Democrats through June, 2021, when the term of commissioner Neil Chatterjee, a Republican, ends. Newly confirmed pick Clements is the founder and president of Goodgrid LLC, an energy policy and strategy consulting company based in Utah.
Persons: Donald Trump, Yuri Gripas WASHINGTON, Donald Trump’s, Mark Christie, Allison Clements, Joe Biden, Neil Chatterjee, Christie, Clements Organizations: REUTERS, U.S, Senate, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, FERC, Republican, Energy Department, Democrat, Democratic, Virginia State Corporation Commission, Goodgrid LLC, Energy Foundation, Natural Resources Defense Council Locations: Washington, Camp David, U.S, Utah
He called for an "interim package" to provide support until President-elect Joe Biden takes office in January. Bipartisan lawmakers plan to unveil a coronavirus stimulus package Tuesday after months of congressional inaction on curbing the economic damage from the outbreak. Senators who have joined in the discussions about the aid proposal include Warner, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah. If the unemployment programs expire at the end of the year, about 12 million Americans could lose benefits. Some lawmakers could push to tie coronavirus aid provisions to a spending bill Congress needs to pass before Dec. 11 to avoid a government shutdown.
Persons: Warner, CNBC's, Democrat Sen, Mark Warner of, Joe Biden, lifelines, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Sen, Joe Manchin, Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney, Ylan Mui Organizations: Democrat, CNBC, Republican, Democratic, Washington Post, GOP, Senators, Warner, YouTube Locations: Mark Warner of Virginia, Ky, Alaska, R, Utah
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