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For Republican governors, all economic success is local

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Governor Greg Abbott often knocks out President Joe Biden over the country’s high inflation and fears of a looming recession. Many other Republicans, including state leaders in Georgia and Florida, have also stepped up their criticism ahead of the November elections. However, in many of these he three states, prices are significantly higher than national prices. Democrats say Republicans take credit for job growth made possible by Biden’s policies, but Republicans blame inflation for the same policies. Still, while voters seem to blame Mr. Biden for inflation, they seem to be more liberal in praising America’s low unemployment rate.

Housing benefits for military families lag behind skyrocketing rents

Housing has long been a great advantage for military personnel, a subsidy to salaries that are inferior to those in the private sector. But amid record rent spikes, military personnel and housing activists say the Pentagon is ignoring its commitment to military families by not increasing housing allowances adequately. That’s why many are forced to settle for substandard housing, deal with extremely long commutes, or pay thousands of dollars that aren’t in their budget. The discrepancy between benefits and the current market, he argues, should alert officials already struggling to recruit the next generation. It said it is committed to helping people secure “affordable housing in

Russia’s War in Six Months: The Global Economy Is in Danger

Meckenheim, Germany (AP) — It’s been almost six months since Russia invaded Ukraine, and the consequences pose a devastating threat to the global economy. Governments, businesses and families around the world are feeling the effects just two years after the coronavirus pandemic ravaged global trade. A dark winter is likely. Europe is on the brink of recession. High food prices and shortages can lead to widespread hunger and insecurity in developing countries. From a family-run firm in Germany that does rust-proofing of steel parts, to a Pakistani man who needs another job to cover his expenses, to a Thai street worried about how long his business will last. Everyone has been hit, even the sellers of

Landlords seek to stop rent control initiative in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Ballots haven’t been printed yet, but a group of Florida landlords, apartment managers and real estate agents have already blocked voters from taking steps to enforce one-year rent controls. I’m trying At his theme park hub in one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States, the Florida Apartment Association and the Florida Real Estate Association last week sued Orange County, Florida, to limit the number of landlord owners. tried to stop a voting initiative aimed at You can raise your rent. According to the association, Florida law prohibits rent control ordinances except in an emergency.

British dockers join rail staff in strike as prices soar

LONDON (AP) — About 2,000 workers at Britain’s largest container port will go on strike for eight days on Sunday over wage disputes. It is the latest industrial action to hit Britain’s economy, which is suffering from high inflation and soaring food and fuel prices. Workers, including crane drivers and machine operators, leave their jobs at the port of Felixstowe on England’s east coast. The port handles about 4 million containers a year from 2,000 ships. The strike came on the third Saturday of this week as people across the UK faced travel disruptions as thousands of rail workers went on strike for better wages and job security. The number of trains running was expected to be one in five.

Walmart expands abortion coverage for employees

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart, the U.S.’s largest employer, has largely kept quiet on the issue following a Supreme Court ruling that abolished nationwide abortion rights, before offering abortion compensation to its employees. Expanding range. In a memo sent to employees on Friday, the company said employees “if there is a health risk to the mother, rape or incest, ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, or lack of fetal viability.” Walmart’s home state of Arkansas prohibits abortions under all circumstances except when necessary to save the mother’s life in a medical emergency. There are no exceptions for rape or incest.

Wendy’s takes lettuce out of sandwiches amid E. coli outbreak

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fast-food chain Wendy’s said it was removing lettuce from its restaurants in Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania after people reported getting sick eating it from sandwiches. increase. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the source of the E. coli that infected at least 37 people. The CDC is trying Friday to determine whether romaine lettuce was the source and whether romaine lettuce used at Wendy’s was served or sold by other businesses. He said he is not advising people not to eat it. Wendy’s is cooperating with the investigation.

IMF fees to war-torn countries nearing abolition

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is under pressure to scrap, or at least re-evaluate, a fee-based method for dispersing loans to impoverished countries like war-torn Ukraine, one of the fund’s biggest borrowers. Amendments to the Defense Spending Bill would suspend IMF surcharges while the effects and burdens on debtor nations are examined. It passed the US House of Representatives in July. The Senate plans to put him to a vote on the defense bill in September. A surcharge is an additional charge on a loan levied on a country that owes a large amount of money to the IMF.

Stay away from the latest iPhone updates.Here’s why and how

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple regularly releases updates to the software that powers the iPhone. But the latest isn’t – Apple released an upgrade Wednesday that closes a security hole that allows hackers to take control of iPhones and several other popular Apple products. experts say everyone with an iPhone should install the update as soon as possible to protect the personal information typically stored on the device, which has become like another accessory for many. warns that there is

Black Homeowners: Couple Claims Ratings Are Biased

NEW YORK (AP) — A Baltimore family is suing an appraiser and mortgage lender after their home was allegedly grossly undervalued because they are black. The plaintiffs disagreed with how the appraiser came up with the value, saying it was because they were black. Another appraisal, done less than a year after removing black people’s photos and “whitewashing” the place, found the house to be $278,000 more than the first appraisal. Said worth it. 20/20 Valuations, the appraisal firm in this case, could not be reached for comment.

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