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— (Reuters) (11/23) Nov 24, 2020
Britain must rebuild economy with an eye on debt levels, Labour says
"But his speech is likely to be overshadowed by official forecasts showing soaring national debt levels caused by the pandemic that has forced large sectors of the economy and millions of jobs onto taxpayer-funded life support."
— (Reuters) (11/23) (Email) (Pocket)
How Biden might stimulate the sputtering US economy: 4 questions answered
"But while providing more income support will help those most hurt by the pandemic, it won’t necessarily bring jobs back. Stimulus packages that attempt to invest in certain sectors of the economy to generate demand for labor and create jobs could go further in providing a longer-term impact on the economy."
— R. Andrew Butters, Assistant Professor Of Business Economics, Indiana University (The Conversation) (11/20) (Email) (Pocket)
Carmen, Vincent Reinhart: Economy in a Pandemic Depression
"Carmen Reinhart, World Bank chief economist, and Vincent Reinhart, Standish Mellon Asset Management chief economist, discuss the lasting consequences of economic shocks like the Covid-19 pandemic and say the current state of the economy should be considered a pandemic depression. They speak on "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)"
— (Bloomberg) (11/23) (Email) (Pocket)
— Jonathan H. Adler (Reason) (11/23) Nov 24, 2020
Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) Statement on Court Ruling in Trump v. Boockvar Is Worth Reading
"Indulging the President's continued efforts to delegitimize the election through frivolous litigation and conspiracy mongering is not patriotic. It is quite the opposite. Elections have consequences, and in this election the Republican presidential candidate lost. Republicans and others who supported Trump need to acknowledge this fact and move on, as Senator Toomey has."
— Jonathan H. Adler (Reason) (11/23) (Email) (Pocket)
"Trump has exhausted all plausible legal options": GOP Sen. Pat Toomey congratulates Biden
""To ensure that he is remembered for these outstanding accomplishments, and to help unify our country, President Trump should accept the outcome of the election and facilitate the presidential transition process."Toomey He's the latest in a small but growing number of Republicans to acknowledge Biden's win. Flashback: Toomey said on Nov. 11 that it's "not 100% certain but it is quite likely" that Biden had won the election and that "a transition process ought to begin."Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout."
— Rebecca Falconer (Axios) (11/22) (Email) (Pocket)
Pennsylvania GOP Sen. Toomey Says Trump Should Accept Election Loss
"But, he added: "To ensure that he is remembered for these outstanding accomplishments, and to help unify our country, President Trump should accept the outcome of the election and facilitate the presidential transition process.""
— (NPR) (11/22) (Email) (Pocket)
— Andrew Tarantola (Engadget) (11/22) Nov 24, 2020
After Math: Microsoft turns the big 3-5
"The push towards EVs grows in strength daily. Last week a conglomeration of electric vehicle startups as well as numerous players within the battery tech supply chain decided to join forces and form a lobbying supergroup. This new organization will be tasked with courting lawmakers for their help in expanding the scope of the EV market. "
— Andrew Tarantola (Engadget) (11/22) (Email) (Pocket)
: Blink Charging’s stock more than doubles in a week amid a ‘great deal of market interest’ in the EV sector
"What may have also fueled interest in EV stocks on Friday, Kansas City Federal Reserve President Esther George spoke about consumers’ declining dependence on gasoline, as well as the growth of the electric vehicle market, and how it posed a "significant threat" to even other renewable energy sources, such as ethanol."
— (Market Watch) (11/23) (Email) (Pocket)
China’s Kaixin Nears 1000% Annual Gain on Electric Vehicle Rally
"A jump in premarket trading for Chinese electric vehicle maker Kaixin Auto Holdings will bring total gains to the stock close to the 1,000% mark as investors’ euphoria with the sector lifted industry shares across the globe. "
— (Bloomberg) (11/23) (Email) (Pocket)
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— Ap News (Snopes) (11/23) Nov 24, 2020
Michigan Certifies Biden Win Despite Trump’s GOP Overtures
"LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan election officials on Monday edged closer to certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the battleground state, taking hours of public comment against the backdrop of President Donald Trump’s unprecedented campaign to subvert the results of the election."
— Ap News (Snopes) (11/23) (Email) (Pocket)
Politics Podcast: Trump Is Setting A Dangerous Precedent For American Democracy
"Three weeks after the election, President Trump is still refusing to concede and making attempts to subvert the results of the election. His legal arguments have largely failed in court, but his campaign has encouraged local election officials to refuse to certify results and suggested state legislators should choose electors who would vote for Trump regardless of their state’s vote. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the team discusses the extent to which these anti-democratic efforts have been successful and what precedent they set going forward. The crew also considers how the government is responding to the current surge in coronavirus cases and asks what pollsters should do about falling response rates."
— Galen Druke (FiveThirtyEight) (11/23) (Email) (Pocket)
Here's A Comprehensive Legal Explanation For Why Donald Trump Can't Overturn The Election
"Van Jones argued in a popular Ted Talk that Donald Trump could stay in office if he refused to concede the 2020 presidential election. T. Greg Doucette explains why he's wrong and Donald Trump can't subvert our election laws."
— (digg.com) (11/22) (Email) (Pocket)
Christian Science Monitor Nov 23, 2020
— Sam Mcneil (Washington Times) (11/23) Nov 24, 2020
China in final preparations for latest lunar mission
"Chang’e 5 is China’s most ambitious lunar mission yet and marks the first time in four decades that any country has sought to bring rocks and debris from the moon to Earth. That could boost human understanding of the moon, its age and resources, and of the solar system more generally."
— Sam Mcneil (Washington Times) (11/23) (Email) (Pocket)
China launches its first mission to bring moon rocks back to Earth
"Space race: If successful, this mission would make China just the third country in the world (after the US and the former Soviet Union) to bring materials from the moon's surface back to Earth. The last lunar sample return mission was the Soviet Union’s Luna 24 mission in 1976. Sample return missions are still incredibly difficult to pull off, and if it goes well, Chang’e 5 could be one of China’s biggest technological achievements to date."
— Neel Patel (MIT Tech Review) (11/23) (Email) (Pocket)
China launches mission to bring back material from moon surface
"WENCHANG, China (AP) — China launched an ambitious mission on Tuesday to bring back rocks and debris from the moon’s surface for the first time in more than 40 years — an undertaking that could boost human understanding of the moon and of the solar system more generally."
— Sam Mcneil, Associated Press (PBS) (11/23) (Email) (Pocket)