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Deutsche Welle (February 2)

2024/ 02/ 03 by jd in Global News

“EU member states on Friday finally came to agreement and approved new laws governing the safety and use of artificial intelligence, or AI…. The crux of the problem in finding unanimity came down to the balance between giving companies enough maneuvering room to make the development of AI products lucrative within the EU, while at the same time establishing rules for the use of a technology that is already affecting every aspect of society.”


Washington Examiner (August 2)

2023/ 08/ 02 by jd in Global News

“Yellow Freight, one of the oldest trucking companies in America…hit the end of the road Friday” when both union and nonunion workers were laid off. A bankruptcy filing appears imminent. “While the Teamsters-UPS agreement to avert a strike has lessened what could have been a disastrous economic event, Yellow’s potential insolvency marks one of the biggest collapses in jobs in the U.S. trucking industry” and could still lead to “economic uncertainty.”


The Economist (July 10)

2023/ 07/ 10 by jd in Global News

“Remote work has a target on its back.” Many CEOs “are intent on making working from home a relic of the pandemic…. With bosses clamping down on the practice, the pandemic-era days of mutual agreement on the desirability of remote work seem to be over.” Around the globe, “plans for remote working by employers fall short of what workers want.”


New York Times (May 30)

2023/ 05/ 31 by jd in Global News

“No one walked away satisfied by the agreement reached late Saturday to raise the debt ceiling…. Yet with the risk of ruinous economic default less than a week away, Congress should pass this agreement as quickly as possible.”


Institutional Investor (February 2)

2021/ 02/ 04 by jd in Global News

“What happens when a company gets an A from one ESG rater and an F from another? With the explosion of ESG data and ratings, there’s little agreement on what makes a company good or bad.”


Bloomberg (March 13)

2019/ 03/ 15 by jd in Global News

“Whatever happens on March 29—a no-deal Brexit, a delay to the departure or some kind of agreement—the U.K. faces a slow but steady erosion to its position as the European center of looking after other people’s money….. However Brexit plays out, the U.K. fund management industry will be a long-term loser from the fallout.”


The Guardian (April 26)

2018/ 04/ 27 by jd in Global News

“There is little chance of a concrete agreement of any kind resulting from the summit” between North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and South Korea’s Moon Jae-in on April 27. “Beginning negotiations with a meeting between the two leaders, before any details have been hammered out, is always risky. The meeting will likely be followed by months, if not years, of negotiations at the lower levels before anything is signed.”


Reuters (December 14)

2015/ 12/ 16 by jd in Global News

The world finally “learned its lesson and got a climate deal.” The victory in Paris “was an agreement born from a fear of failure, delivered by the smoothness of French diplomacy.” Remarkably, it took place just six years after “countries had bitterly walked away from global climate talks in Copenhagen without a deal.”


New York Times (November 29)

2015/ 11/ 30 by jd in Global News

“Paris will almost certainly not produce an ironclad, planet-saving agreement in two weeks. But it can succeed in an important way that earlier meetings have not — by fostering collective responsibility, a strong sense among countries large and small, rich and poor, that all must play a part in finding a global solution to a global problem.”


Wall Street Journal (September 15)

2015/ 09/ 16 by jd in Global News

“Put yourself in Kim Jong Un’s Gucci loafers. Your economy is in worse shape than usual, you’re unsure of your grip on power, and you’ve recently executed your fourth defense minister in three years. What’s a young dictator to do?” With the restart of his nuclear reactor, Kim Jong Un may be “angling for his own version of Iran’s nuclear deal,” especially since he knows that once an agreement is reached, “he can then violate it at will without paying too steep a price.”


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