May 23, 2022

ESG Funds Not Focused on Social or Governance, Analysts Say

For the first time in its history, the war in Ukraine is triggering fundamental questions about funds associated with the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) industry and their presence in Russia and China. Following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, and China potentially eyeing Taiwan, ESG fund managers are feeling a sense of consternation in this environment,…

Virginia School District Seeks Social Media Surveillance System to Combat ‘Hate Speech’

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is looking to implement a surveillance and intelligence-gathering service to monitor student, parent, and teacher social media accounts for “hate speech” and “social media threats.” According to documents obtained by Parents Defending Education (PDE), FCPS is looking to set aside $2srcsrc,srcsrcsrc for a service that will “monitor social media threats,…

DEA Administrator: Social Media Companies Could Stop Drug Trafficking on Their Sites If They Wanted to

During an interview aired on Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “At This Hour,” DEA Administrator Anne Milgram stated that social media companies “know exactly” how drug traffickers are using their sites to traffic drugs and that they could put an end to it, “if they choose to do so.” But “we have not seen them willing to…

‘Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance’ Scores Are Changing the Oil Industry

Environmental, social, and corporate governance—better known as ESG—is the order of the day in big business. According to its advocates, ESG rating provides investors with useful information on risks arising from climate change, pollution, and other environmental issues. Yet much of that information isn’t financially material…

Tony Romo’s let-them-score comment gets panned on social media

Tony Romo, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current analyst for CBS Sports, faced some good-natured ribbing on social media after floating the idea that the Cincinnati Bengals allow the Kansas City Chiefs to score at the end of regulation. Romo made the comment while the clock was winding down during the AFC Championship game […]

‘Where’s Our Reparations’: Suspect in Burger King Murder Demands Social Justice

The man suspected of murdering a 19-year-old Burger King employee earlier this week ranted about social justice and demanded reparations as police officers escorted him out of an East Harlem police station. Winston Glynn, 3src, is accused of murdering 19-year-old Burger King employee Kristal Bayron-Nieves during a robbery in the early hours of Sunday morning.…

Teachers unions prioritize ‘radical social and political agendas,’ alienating parents: report

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and National Education Association (NEA) have embraced “radical social and political agendas” and ramped up funding for political causes in recent years, likely contributing to the backlash at school board meetings across the country, according to a new report. “Teachers unions […]

US Imposes Sanctions on North Koreans, Russian, After Missile Tests

WASHINGTON—The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on six North Koreans, one Russian, and a Russian firm it said were responsible for procuring goods from Russia and China for North Korea’s weapons programs, an action that follows a series of North Korean missile launches, including two since last week. The U.S. Treasury said the steps…

Are Digital Tools Diminishing Your Son’s Ability to Think?

Think of any common tool: a hammer, a knife, or a compass. When used properly, tools yield amazing results. You can build something, carve a piece wood, or find your way home. Digital tools should be no different. They should help boys grow their minds. They should help them gain knowledge and facilitate new ways…

China’s Factory Gate, Consumer Inflation Eases Further in December: Official Data

Both China’s factory gate and consumer inflation rose at a slower pace in December, following the fall of some raw material prices, official data showed on Jan. 12. Consumer price inflation also slowed last month as food prices fell, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said in a statement. China’s producer price index (PPI), which…

This Day in Market History: Dow 100 in 1896

A Wall Street sign is seen in front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York on Dec. 21, 2006. (Mario Tama/Getty Images) Each day, Benzinga will take a look back at a notable market-related moment that happened on this date. What Happened? On Jan. 12, 1896, the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke 100 for…

Social Media Users Track Stock Trading As Congress Considers Member Ban

Some social media users have begun tracking the stock trades of several elected officials in an effort to beat the market, as bipartisan attempts to ban members from trading have begun to heat up.35 members of Congress outperformed the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust, an index fund that tracks the 500 most valuable stocks in…

Kevin Durant doubles down after social media criticism of eighth-grader’s move

Kevin Durant, the Brooklyn Nets’ star forward, appeared to double down Wednesday after his very public critique of an eighth-grade basketball player’s moves that irked some followers who saw the criticism unwarranted and unsolicited. Durant, one of the best players of his generation, called out the player from Minnetonka, Minn., who could be seen trying […]

Democrat-Run States Are Pushing Laws To Target Social Media ‘Misinformation’

Democratic state lawmakers are proposing laws to curb “misinformation” on social media sites and other online platforms, mirroring efforts by Democrats in Congress. “Social media algorithms are specially programmed to spread disinformation and hate speech at the expense of the public good,” said New York state Sen. Brad Hoylman, who announced a bill Monday aimed…

WATCH: ‘We Want to Change Laws’: National Basketball Social Justice Coalition Promises an ‘Evolution’ in Advocacy

The National Basketball Association (NBA) flexed its social justice muscles this week when the National Basketball Social Justice Coalition released a new video advertising the various causes that the organization will push. We here. We are players, coaches, team governors, and executives working to advance social justice policy reform. pic.twitter.com/tQZfV0ag8m — National Basketball Social Justice Coalition…

School to Racially Sort Students for Social Justice Discussions

A middle school in New York City plans to racially separate students for discussions on social justice topics and identity issues next week, the New York Post reported Thursday. The Lower Manhattan Community School will hold the discussions November 23 and 24 to fulfill its mission to “undo the legacy of racism and oppression in…

FDA Authorizes Moderna, J&J Booster Shots, ‘Mix and Match’ Approach

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday authorized booster shots for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for certain eligible populations, adding that people can take a different vaccine brand than the ones they’d taken originally. The booster campaign for those aged 65 and over and those at high risk aims to increase protection against COVID-19…

Europe’s Energy Crisis Is a Warning Sign for America

Commentary An energy crisis is rocking the world the likes of which we haven’t seen since the 1970s. Although headlines about energy costs in faraway nations may not breach busy families’ political radar, the energy shortages and skyrocketing prices spreading across Europe and Asia are a warning sign for America. If we allow the anti-energy,…

The Long Road Ahead for NSW Property Tax Reform

Commentary Dominic Perrottet’s elevation from treasurer to Premier of New South Wales (NSW) has brought attention back to his long-term plan to replace the stamp duty on property transactions with an annual tax on land value. Perrottet wants to make his mark as a reformer, and this is one key reform idea he developed as…

Legal Outrage After Western Australia Law Designed To Block $30 Billion Lawsuit Upheld

The High Court of Australia has ruled in favour of a Western Australia (WA) law that specifically prevents mining billionaire, Clive Palmer, from suing the state, sparking anger from legal experts. Palmer’s Mineralogy company had pursued WA for around $30 billion in damages over a 2012 mining dispute. However, due to concerns of overwhelming financial…

‘TRUTH Social’: Donald Trump Launching New Social Media App

In response to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube deplatforming him, former President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he will be launching a new social media app. The announcement of the app comes after Trump Media and Technology Group and Digital World Acquisition Group entered into a merger “to form a new company, chaired by the former…

Biden Praises WNBA Champs for Social Justice Activism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden honored the 2020 WNBA champions Seattle Storm on Monday, celebrating their success on the court and hailing the four-time title holders for changing lives with their activism. The visit marked the first time that an NBA or WNBA team has visited the White House since the Cleveland Cavaliers were feted…

Barack Obama Joins NBA to Promote ‘Gender Equality, Social Responsibility’ in Africa

Former President Barack Obama has announced that he is joining the National Basketball Association to promote “social responsibility” in Africa. Obama will assist the NBA to bring woke gender politics to African nations to push “greater gender equality and economic inclusion,” the league announced in a Tuesday press release. The partnership will go deeper than…

Nolte: DoorDash Driver Contaminates Cop’s Food in Social Media Video

“Video posted to social media shows a delivery driver tampering with food that had been ordered by an NYPD officer — and now the driver could face charges,” far-left NBC News reports. How is this not an act of domestic political terrorism? And what kind of social media ecosystem does this guy inhabit where he…

NEA President: We Need to Teach Students about Race So They ‘Confront the Injustices That Have Been Built Into Every Social System’

During an interview with CBS on Tuesday, National Education Association President Becky Pringle commented on efforts to limit critical race theory and other teachings on race in schools by stating that educators must ensure students are taught the truth because when students are taught the truth, “they have the creative imaginations about what they can…

Indianapolis Cop Sues NFL for Social Media Posts Regarding Dreasjon Reed Shooting

An Indianapolis Metro Police Department (IMPD) officer is suing the NFL for social media posts made by the league in the aftermath of the Dreasjon Reed shooting. According to WISH in Indianapolis: Officer De’Joure Mercer filed the suit Monday in federal court in Indianapolis. Mercer shot and killed Reed after a police chase in May…

Social Media Mocks Amazon’s ‘Health Kiosk’ as ‘Despair Closet’

Amazon has introduced a small box called “AmaZen” for employees to sit in for their “mental wellbeing.” The kiosk was immediately mocked across social media as a “despair closet.” The Guardian reports that the e-commerce giant Amazon has introduced a human-sized box featuring an interactive kiosk where workers can watch videos about “mental health” and “mindfulness…

Social Media Influencer Mom Faces Charges for Accusing Couple of Attempted Kidnapping

A California mother at the center of a kidnapping allegation was recently charged with giving false information to law enforcement, according to Sonoma County prosecutors. “Katie Sorensen, of Sonoma, faces two misdemeanor charges four months after she accused a Latino couple from Petaluma of attempting to kidnap her two children Dec. 7 at the local…

Here’s Why CDC Altered Social Distancing Rules For Schools, But Not Everyone Else

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stopped short of changing social distancing guidelines despite economic ramifications and contrary evidence. “For adults, the evidence continues to show that a distance of at least 6 feet is necessary to lower transmission risk,” CDC spokesperson Jasmine Reed told the Daily Caller News Foundation. The 6-feet…

Psaki: Biden Will Push to Make Some Social Safety Net Provisions of COVID Bill Permanent

On Wednesday’s “CNN Tonight,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated that President Joe Biden will argue that some of the social safety net measures of the coronavirus relief bill should be made permanent. Host Don Lemon asked, “There’s provisions like expanding the child tax credit and increased subsidies for health insurance. Those expire, though,…

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