Laxalt’s Jedi Mental Trick Won’t Work on Nevada Voters | STEVE SEBELIUS

Luke Skywalker isn’t the first person in the movies I imagine when I think of Adam Laxalt. But the former attorney general and future US senator certainly seems to think of himself that way. In his announcement video, Laxalt announced that his family had watched all nine “Star Wars” movies …

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Japanese government bond trading is drying up. Is it important?

August 28, 2021 NOTOBODY PURCHASED Ten-year Japanese government bond traded over-the-counter on August 3. Such a lull in the world’s second-largest sovereign bond market would already have been remarkable. But in fact, it wasn’t even the first time that activity had subsided. The once frantic trading desks in Tokyo have …

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The G20 Compact with Africa reaffirms its commitment to ensure Africa’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic through private sector development and vaccine manufacturing

28-Aug-2021 Participants in a G20 Compact with Africa meeting this week assessed Africa’s progress in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic. “We are meeting at a pivotal moment in relations between Africa and the rest of the world,” said Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi. The Compact with Africa is a G20 initiative …

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SRI LANKA Workers’ rights in special zones suffer from COVID-19

The textile and clothing sector has so far resisted the pandemic and supported Sri Lankan economy through exports. But now unions are complaining that workers in free zones have paid the price and are asking the government to provide more security. Colombo (AsiaNews) – The third wave of COVID-19 is …

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Afghanistan Live: Warnings of “imminent” terrorist attack as evacuations enter final phase | World news

European countries have issued stern warnings on the last days of a massive airlift to get people out of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, one British official saying there were credible reports of an “imminent attack” at Kabul International Airport. France said it would stop its evacuations on Friday while Denmark said its …

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SEI Expands ETF Model Strategies with Focus on U.S. Equities and Bonds

What would you like to know SEI has launched SEI Domestic ETF Strategies, adding five new asset allocation-based models to its family of ETF strategies. They only include US equity and bond ETFs and target maximum risk-adjusted returns over a wide range. ETF models are found on SEI’s wealth management …

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Analysis: Xi’s left turn towards socialist China is real

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior writer and columnist at Nikkei. He spent seven years in China as a correspondent and later as head of the Chinese bureau. He is the 2014 recipient of the Vaughn-Ueda International Journalist Award for International Reporting. TOKYO – The shock that rocked Hangzhou, the …

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Should the Saints trade for Eagles TE Zach Ertz?

The New Orleans Saints lost tight ends Adam Trautman (foot) and Nick Vannett (knee) to injury in Monday’s pre-season win over Jacksonville. Both players had an MRI on Tuesday. The extent of Trautman’s injury is not yet known, while Vannett will be missing 2-4 weeks. Trautman and Vannett’s losses are …

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PH debt when Duterte left: 13,420 billion pesos

MANILA, Philippines — National government debt stock to hit new high of 13.42 trillion pesos by the end of 2022, even as next year’s gross borrowing is expected to be below 2.470 billion pesos in line with the narrower budget deficit program. Documents on the proposed national budget of 5.024 …

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How George Lucas’ original draft survives in The Phantom Menace

George Lucas’ original draft for The Star Wars came to life as a Dark Horse comic, and parts of that story set The Phantom Menace in place. George Lucas’ Star wars the franchise was born when New hope launched in theaters in May 1977, but this original adventure was not …

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