“Her commentary came against a political backdrop in which the U.S. unemployment rate is at a 49-year low — 3.7 percent — in conjunction with moderate inflation.
“Although already given a green light by shareholders and the U.S. Department of Justice, the Disney-Fox deal requires antitrust approval from a number of national regulators around the world. And the growth of China’s massive marketplace gives Beijing’s voice, in particular, considerable sway. American chipmaker Qualcomm, for example, saw its $44 billion acquisition of a Dutch semiconductor company go bust in July when China declined to rule on the transaction.”
“Global cooperation, dealing with other countries, getting along with other countries is good, it’s very important. But there is no such thing as a global anthem, a global currency or a global flag. This is the United States of America that I’m representing.”
““Beijing has mobilized covert actors, front groups and propaganda outlets to shift Americans’ perception of Chinese policies,” the vice president will say, according to prepared remarks seen by the Journal. “As a senior career member of our intelligence community recently told me, what the Russians are doing pales in comparison to what China is doing across this country.””
“That’s a 14-point swing in female voters’ interest in the midterms—after the hearings, and in Republicans’ favor.”
“Nested on the servers’ motherboards, the testers found a tiny microchip, not much bigger than a grain of rice, that wasn’t part of the boards’ original design. Amazon reported the discovery to U.S. authorities, sending a shudder through the intelligence community. Elemental’s servers could be found in Department of Defense data centers, the CIA’s drone operations, and the onboard networks of Navy warships. ”
“For instance, some executives are not inviting female colleagues on trips, to evening networking events or into their inner circles, said Johnny C. Taylor Jr., president and CEO of the human resources group.
According to Taylor, this a troubling trend because it reduces opportunity for women even while male executives are looking to avoid any situation that could be misperceived.”
““There simply aren’t enough soybeans in the world to satisfy Chinese demand” if you take out US supplies, said Michael Magdovitz, a commodities analyst at investment bank Rabobank in London.”