The causes behind the “great media crash” are self-evident. Last year was a campaign year, which always causes news consumption to spike. It was also the last year — barring his reelection in 2024 — of President Donald Trump. Trump was a one-man perpetual news machine, forever feeding reporters high-calorie, low-nutrition tidbits and serving dumpsters of coverable commotion, some of which was forgotten the day after it was reported. Remember when the White House promoted Melania Trump’s jewelry line or when Kellyanne Conway hyped Ivanka Trump’s clothing line? Sometimes he would uncork two or three mini-scandals a day. The press
Sept 3 (Reuters) – The U.S. securities regulator has been asking money managers to explain the standards they use for classifying funds as environmental, social and governance (ESG)-focused for several months, according to two sources familiar with the queries.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission staff have been pressing firms for details on how they determine these classifications, two sources with direct knowledge said. Earlier this year, the regulator said it had found “potentially misleading” claims and inadequate controls around investing in ESG issues in a review of investment advisors and funds.
SEC examiners have been scrutinizing investment advisers in recent
Ida leaves a path of death and destruction from the Gulf Coast to New England. Texas clinics that provide abortions face a new reality. The NRA cancels its annual meeting because of the pandemic.
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Ida has left behind a path of death and destruction from the Gulf Coast all the way into New England, and the death toll continues to rise.
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The power is still out in parts of Louisiana, where Ida first swept ashore and wiped out entire neighborhoods. President Biden is going to travel there today. The greatest loss of life, though,
Inspectors were sent Tuesday — four days after the residents were taken there — but were expelled and kept from doing a full assessment, according to the state Health Department.
Citing “significant concerns about conditions,” the department moved each person out of the building by Thursday evening, according to Louisiana State Health Officer Joe Kanter. The governor has said a total of 843 residents were moved from the location by Thursday.
Fourteen of the residents who were removed had to be taken to hospitals for further treatment or evaluation, Kanter said.
A fifth nursing home resident who was being held
The climate emergency is exploding in various parts of the world this week, but climate silence inexcusably continues to rein in much of the United States media.
Hurricane Ida has left more than a million people in Louisiana without running water, electricity or air conditioning amid a heat index topping 100F. The Caldor fire destroyed hundreds of houses and forced mass evacuations around Lake Tahoe in California. Abroad, vast swaths of Siberia were ablaze while drought-parched Madagascar suffered what a United Nations official called the first famine caused entirely by climate change.
Painstaking scientific research has established that the climate
Reuben Foster is getting another chance to restart his NFL career.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Foster is working out with the New York Jets on Thursday, per agent Malki Kawa.
A former first-round pick by the San Francisco 49ers in 2017, injuries relegated the linebacker to 10 games as a rookie in which he compiled 72 tackles, seven for loss. Off-field issues precipitated his swift release from San Francisco in 2018. Foster was suspended for two games to start his second season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, stemming from a weapons offense and a misdemeanor
ABC News President Kim Godwin hasn’t even been on the job for six months, but she has already infuriated her bosses over at Disney.
When Godwin called for an independent, third-party probe into how allegations of sexual assault against former “GMA” boss Michael Corn were handled (allegations Corn denies), Disney General Entertainment Content Chairman Peter Rice was angered. That’s according to two people familiar with the matter who spoke to me on Wednesday. Also upset with Godwin: Disney General Counsel and Executive Vice President Alan Braverman, according to one of those sources.
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Sept 3 (Reuters) – Beijing city is considering taking Didi Global (DIDI.N) under state control and has proposed that government-run firms invest in the Chinese ride-hailing company, Bloomberg News reported.
The central thrust of the city government’s proposal is to regain control over one of its largest corporations, and particularly the data it holds, Friday’s Bloomberg report said.
Chinese authorities have stepped up their regulation of technology firms in the past year to improve market competition, data handling and their treatment of employees.
Under the preliminary proposal, some Beijing-based companies including Shouqi Group, part of the state-owned Beijing Tourism Group,
Hornets sign Oubre to two-year deal
After two-plus days of free agency, most of the notable names were already off the board. Now, Kelly Oubre Jr. has joined the ranks of players that have secured a new deal. He’ll join the Charlotte Hornets on a two-year, $26 million deal, according to a report from Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
This will be the fourth team in four seasons for Oubre, who has struggled to find any consistency with his game or place in the league. He’s coming off a disappointing season with the Golden State Warriors, during which he got