January 17, 2022

US Central Bankers Set Sights on March Rate Hike

With inflation running at its highest in nearly 40 years, U.S. central bankers are coalescing around a plan to start tapping the brakes on economic growth as soon as March, with further monetary policy tightening likely as the year goes on. On Wednesday, San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President Mary Daly became the latest U.S.…

Pepco Group Quarterly Revenue Rises on 161 Store Openings

A general view of the exterior of the Pepco Holdings Inc corporate headquarters in Wash., on March 30, 2012. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Pepco Group, the owner of PEPCO, Poundland, and Dealz discount retailer brands in Europe, posted a 12 percent rise in its quarterly total revenue on a constant currency basis, driven by performance at its…

Hitachi to Sell About Half Its Stake in Construction Unit: NHK

A logo of Japan’s high-tech giant Hitachi at an exhibition in Tokyo, on Oct. 29, 2013. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP via Getty Images) TOKYO—Japan’s Hitachi Ltd. will sell about half its 51 percent stake in unit Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. to trading firm Itochu Corp. and investment fund Japan Industrial Partners, public broadcaster NHK reported on Thursday.…

Bank of Korea Likely to Hike Rates Again Over High Inflation, Household Debt: Reuters Poll

BENGALURU—The Bank of Korea is likely to raise its policy rate back to where it was before the pandemic on Friday, a Reuters poll found, as it looks to restrain rising inflation and the increasing debt that households are taking on to buy property. Twenty-five of 35 economists who answered a Jan. 5–11 Reuters poll…

FACT CHECK: Did Oreo Release A McDonald’s Cheeseburger Flavor?

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows a new “limited edition” Oreo that resembles a McDonald’s cheeseburger. Verdict: False The package in the image is not a real Oreo product. There has been no official announcement regarding the release of a cheeseburger-flavored Oreo. Fact Check: The image shows a red package with the words “McDonald’s…

Judge Gives FDA 8 Months to Release Pfizer Vaccine Data After Agency Requested 75 Years

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to release Pfizer vaccine data within approximately eight months after the agency had asked for 75 years to fully comply with an extensive public records request. President Donald Trump appointee Judge Mark Pittman ordered the agency to produce 12,000 pages of Public Health…

Biden Frees Record Number of Illegal Aliens into U.S. via ‘Catch and Release’

President Joe Biden has released a record number of border crossers and illegal aliens into the United States interior via a little-known federal program used as part of a larger “Catch and Release” policy. As of late December 2021, Biden has placed about 150,755 border crossers into the government’s Alternatives to Detention (ATD) program, wherein…

California police release video, new info on Silicon Valley-area shootout with suspect in stolen vehicle

Police in California’s Silicon Valley area released new information this weekend about an extensive shootout last month involving an armed suspect in a stolen vehicle. The suspect, identified as Michael Nelson, 42, was struck by police gunfire and succumbed to his injuries four days after the Oct. 15 incident, according to the Milpitas Police Department.  […]

Asian Shares Slip After Biden-Xi Talks, Global Shares Mixed

Global shares were tangled on Nov. 17 yet Asian shares failed to see market-boosting news following virtual talks between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. At a three-hour meeting on Nov. 15, the two leaders dialed down some of the heat in Sino-U.S. tensions, though both sides held to entrenched positions on…

Judge in Kyle Rittenhouse Case Could Still Declare Mistrial

Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense lawyers filed a motion on Monday asking for a mistrial due to prosecutorial misconduct, although it appears Judge Bruce Schroeder will not address the issue until the jury is finished deliberating. Members of the jury started their deliberation process on Tuesday morning and are expected to again deliberate Wednesday. The defense’s motion…

Batches of Kool-Aid and Country Time Lemonade Mixes Recalled Due to Potential Foreign Material

Kraft Heinz is recalling batches of some of its Kool-Aid Tropical Punch powdered beverages and Country Time Lemonade due to the potential presence of foreign material, a spokesperson told NPR. The recall includes some powdered drink mixes sold in 19-ounce, 82-ounce, and on-the-go sticks because of small particles that may have been present during production, said…

FDA to Decide on Pfizer Booster Shots Without Hearing From Expert Panel

U.S. drug regulators will decide whether to greenlight booster doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for all Americans 16 or older without convening its expert vaccine advisory panel, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed to The Epoch Times on Wednesday. FDA’s acting head and other top Biden administration officials said earlier this year that booster…

EXCLUSIVE: ‘A Republican Majority Isn’t Enough’ — Rep. Chip Roy To Release Ad Slamming 13 GOP Reps Who Voted For Biden’s Infrastructure Bill

Republican Texas Rep. Chip Roy will release an advertisement Tuesday for his 2022 Congressional reelection bid slamming the 13 House Republicans who voted for President Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.The Daily Caller first obtained the video, where Roy mentions a number of issues such as taking on Big Tech and Big Pharma, as well…

US and China release joint declaration on climate action

President Biden Delays Release of JFK Assassination Records, Blaming Pandemic

The United States will delay the release of records connected to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and officials claimed the coronavirus pandemic is to blame. The decision was announced in a memo signed by President Joe Biden and issued from the White House on Friday, the New York Post reported Saturday. Biden delays…

Japan PM Says Fukushima Wastewater Release Can’t Be Delayed

TOKYO—Japan’s new prime minister on Sunday said the planned mass disposal of wastewater stored at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant cannot be delayed, despite concerns from local residents. Speaking at his first visit to the facility since taking office, Fumio Kishida said his government would work to reassure residents nearby the plant about the technical…

Photos: Migrants Regroup in Texas Border Town After Release from Bridge Camp

DEL RIO, Texas — Days after Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced migrants from the mostly Haitian bridge encampment faced imminent removal, hundreds are actually released into the United States on a daily basis. Haitian nationals could be seen at several locations waiting to board transportation to other parts of the country. Many…

Teachers’ Union Sues School Board, Mother to Block Release of Critical Race, Gender Theory Records

The Rhode Island chapter of the National Education Association has filed a lawsuit against the South Kingstown School Committee and a parent in order to block the release of records concerning Critical Race Theory (CRT) and gender teaching in the school district, Legal Insurrection reported Wednesday. The teachers’ union now claims, in the complaint filed…

Gov. Abbott: Biden Admin’s Plan Is Catch and Release –

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) on Sunday revealed that Texas was arresting and jailing illegal immigrants to combat the border crisis amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Abbott, highlighting that President Joe Biden and his administration’s catch and release plan in place is “opening the floodgates for people who are coming from countries where there is…

White House Is in the Process of Emptying Guantanamo Bay, With Goal to Close Prison and Release Terrorists

What the Biden administration is doing by releasing these very dangerous terrorists is an infamy and a great danger to the national security and that of our allies. They have already released the worst and most dangerous. Abdul Latif Nasir fought with Osama bin Laden in the mountains of Pakistan killing our soldiers. It is […]

FACT CHECK: Did Donald Trump Release A Statement Calling Tom Brady ‘Shady’?

An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows a statement put out by former President Donald Trump calling Tom Brady “shady” after the NFL quarterback made a joke about people denying the 2020 presidential election results. Verdict: False There is no evidence Trump released the statement. The fabricated press release appears to originate from a Twitter…

‘I Don’t Even Know If He Read The Thing’: John Kennedy Says Biden’s Press Release Amounts To Inaction On Cuba

Republican Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy said Tuesday that President Joe Biden’s press release did not do enough to help the people of Cuba. Kennedy joined Fox News host Harris Faulkner to talk about the protests that continue in Cuba and the Biden administration’s response to the civil unrest. (RELATED: ‘Maybe He Ought To Buy An…

44 Attorneys General Urge Mark Zuckerberg Not to Release Instagram for Kids

44 state attorneys general are urging Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg not to follow through with his company’s plan to develop a version of Instagram aimed at children under the age of 13. In a letter sent to Zuckerberg, the attorneys general note: “Further, Facebook has historically failed to protect the welfare of children on its platforms.”…

California Makes 63K Violent Convicts Eligible for Early Prison Release

California state officials have made more than 63,000 felons convicted of violent crimes eligible for early prison release, including almost 20,000 convicts who are serving life sentences. As part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) promise to empty the state’s prisons, the Office of Administrative Law approved making a total of 76,000 convicts in California jails…

Biden Just Doubled Obama’s Goal For Cutting Emissions But Won’t Release His Plan For Getting There

President Joe Biden committed the United States on Thursday to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50 percent by 2030. The new emissions goal effectively doubles the rate previously set by former President Barack Obama: reducing the 2005 levels by 26 to 28 percent by the year 2025. Former US President Barack Obama hugs…

Judge Imposes Permanent Ban on Release of Undercover Videos of Abortion Conferences

A United States District judge imposed a permanent ban on the release of undercover investigative videos that contain recordings of National Abortion Federation (NAF) conferences. Judge William H. Orrick III’s order declared David Daleiden, project lead at the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), to be in breach of contract with the abortion provider group for…

Exclusive: ICE to Release Migrants Further into U.S. — Away from Texas Border Cities

Federal law enforcement sources report that Border Patrol agents will now rely on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers to conduct migrant releases when detention space is not available in the Texas Rio Grande Valley. Migrant releases coordinated specifically by Border Patrol directly into border communities will be a last-resort option. Border Patrol officials are…

Nunes Plans Criminal Referrals To DOJ Following Release Of Strzok’s Internal FBI Messages

Rep. Devin Nunes accused the Justice Department and FBI officials of misleading Congress regarding documents Republicans sought as part of their investigation into abuse of the FISA program.  Nunes said Sunday that he plans to submit criminal referrals to the Justice Department regarding information found in newly declassified FBI messages from Peter Strzok.  Nunes said…

TRUMP FIRES WARNING SHOT AT DEEP STATE: Devin Nunes to Release Depositions from 70 Witnesses Before Election (VIDEO)

Rep. Devin Nunes: We believe those depositions need to be published before the November election: “I think full transparency is in order here.” House Intel Chairman Devin Nunes joined Maria Bartiromo on Sunday morning to discuss the ongoing investigation into the Obama administration interference in the 2016 elections. Rep. Devin Nunes: Maria, the American people […]

Oh, So This Is Why The New Mexico Judge Granted Possible Islamic Terror Suspects Release On Bond.

Last week, authorities raided a compound in New Mexico, where 11 children living in squalor were found. One child was dead. Three women, a man, and Siraj Wahhaj, 39, were arrested. The details are disturbing. They were reportedly training these children, whose age range from 1-15 years, to commit school shootings. There are also obvious […]

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