Monthly Archives: May 2021

Is modern society broken? – GZERO Media

The state of play of Italy. Three years ago, Salvini seemed to be The Italian Prime Minister on hold. But a series of political missteps, including his push for an ill-conceived early election in 2019, left him in opposition. Salvini remained the country’s most popular politician, but in 2020 COVID …

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Jim Sandy, responsable du comté de Mecosta, prend sa retraite et réfléchit à une carrière enrichissante

GRANDS RAPIDES – Après près d’une décennie à la tête de la Mecosta County Development Corporation, le directeur Jim Sandy prend sa retraite. Sandy a déclaré que la chose la plus gratifiante de son passage au MCDC a été les personnes qu’il a rencontrées et avec lesquelles il a travaillé. …

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Bernard Hickey on social insurance: ‘Koru class dole’ or not, this is a really big deal

Thinking through the plan to insure workers’ incomes, I’m reminded of my childhood in a once-thriving town later devastated by 1980s economic reforms, writes Bernard Hickey. Follow When the Facts Change, Bernard Hickey’s essential weekly guide to the intersection of economics, politics and business on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or your …

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The Young Lawyer Who Became the Don Quixote of Canceling Student Debt

Austin Smith spent years helping student loan borrowers cancel debt they wrongly assumed was exempt from bankruptcy. Smith argued that courts had systematically misinterpreted the federal bankruptcy code in lenders’ favor. Dismissed by some as a crusader, his argument caught traction. Now, Smith is changing course. See more stories on …

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What’s In Store For Businesses In A Post-COVID Illinois? Legislature’s ‘Four Tops’ Weigh In

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ economy was humming along last winter, a few years removed from the state’s two-year budget impasse in which Illinois’ unpaid bill backlog climbed to nearly $17 billion, and finally experiencing the kind of growth that had eluded the state for years after the Great Recession. But then …

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Royal Caribbean (RCL) Q1 2021 Earnings Call Transcript

Image source: The Motley Fool. Royal Caribbean (NYSE:RCL)Q1 2021 Earnings CallApr 29, 2021, 9:00 a.m. ET Contents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Good morning. My name is Shelby, and I’ll be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to Royal Caribbean …

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School board elections: West Valley

School elections are May 4 with contested trustee races in several school districts. Information on candidates will be published throughout the week. Candidates were invited to respond to questions emailed by the Daily Inter Lake to provide voters with more information such as a candidate’s background, experience and reason for …

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JB Hunt Transport Services Inc. (JBHT) Q1 2021 Earnings Call Transcript

Image source: The Motley Fool. JB Hunt Transport Services Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT)Q1 2021 Earnings CallApr 15, 2021, 5:00 p.m. ET Contents: Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants Prepared Remarks: Operator Greetings. Thank you for standing by. Welcome to the J.B. Hunt First Quarter 2021 Earnings Call. [Operator Instructions] I would now like …

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2021 NFL Mock Draft: Miami Dolphins add an edge rusher

TEAM OVERVIEW The Dolphins come into the 2021 draft with some forward momentum. They finished last season at 10-6, narrowly missing the playoffs behind four teams that finished just one win better. They presumably have one of the most difficult positions figured out for the long-term with Tua Tagovailoa behind …

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China ramps up vaccination drive with free eggs, other goods

TAIPEI, Taiwan — China’s success at controlling the coronavirus outbreak has resulted in a population that has seemed almost reluctant to get vaccinated. So it is accelerating its inoculation campaign by offering incentives — free eggs, store coupons and discounts on groceries and merchandise — to those getting a shot. …

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