Port Metro Vancouver said the strike has reduced the amount of container traffic being moved by truck to about 15%, and is costing about $885-million a week.
The implants being deployed were once reserved for a few hundred hard-to-reach targets, whose communications could not be monitored through traditional wiretaps. But the documents analyzed by The Intercept show how the NSA has aggressively accelerated its hacking initiatives in the past decade by computerizing some processes previously handled by humans. The automated system – codenamed TURBINE – is designed to “allow the current implant network to scale to large size (millions of implants) by creating a system that does automated control implants by groups instead of individually.”
We explained this interplay between inflation and deflation in our last Chartbook “Monetary Tectonics”: As Austrians we know that the natural market adjustment process of the current crisis would be highly deflationary. As the financial sector in most parts of the world reversed its preceding credit expansion, overall credit supply is reduced significantly. The reason for this lies within the fractional reserve banking system, as the largest part of money in circulation is created by credit within the commercial banking sector. The much smaller portion is created by central banks.
Are America’s future farmers in the inner city? (westcoastjan)
It’s part of an outreach effort by the FFA, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, to encourage minority and immigrant students to consider careers in farming.
The FFA was founded in 1928, and works with the US Departments of Education and Agriculture to get students more engaged in farming.
China’s leadership, which is aiming to support growth while clamping down on debt risks and pollution, announced the 7.5% goal for 2014 gross domestic product expansion last week, a pace unchanged from last year. The economy expanded 7.7% in 2013, the same pace as in 2012.
Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., the world’s biggest solar- panel maker, retreated 6.1% to US$5.99 in its biggest decline in six weeks. Vipshop, the Guangzhou, China-based online fashion retailer, dropped 9.3% to US$143.74, the most since August.
Under the agreement, BP will be allowed to bid for new leases as early as next Wednesday, but only as long as the company passes muster on ethics, corporate governance and safety procedures outlined by the agency. There will be risk assessments, a code of conduct for officers, guidance for employees and “zero tolerance” for retaliation against employees or contractors who raise safety concerns.
The impressive growth in oil production is leading oil companies to call for lifting the crude oil export ban to allow them to export to higher priced markets around the world. Due to infrastructure constraints, some oil can trade at a discount in different parts of the U.S. because of regional gluts. Some members of Congress have also called for lifting the ban. Should oil production continue to climb, pressure will only grow on Congress and the administration to address the issue.
Jean-Paul Huchon, head of the STIF organisation that oversees transport in Paris and neighbouring areas, said transport would be free from Friday morning to Sunday evening due to the “significant risks to the health of residents” posed by the pollution.
“I am asking all residents in Paris and neighbouring areas to favour the use of public transport,” he said.
Since the spill, Archie Satterfield, Sharon’s son, has doled out about $400 on disposable goods and bottled water, in addition to all the extra gas he’s burned driving to his sister’s house in another county to do laundry, and bathe himself and his kids. One way he saves money is to replenish his drinking water at the office where he’s a cleaner — one of his two jobs — which is on a different water system. There he’ll refill six of the family’s one-gallon jugs (he doesn’t take all their empties so he won’t seem greedy) as he has three times each week since the start of the water crisis.
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