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American frackers will pump shale oil far more aggressively than previously thought

3 months ago 7ring Comments Off on American frackers will pump shale oil far more aggressively than previously thought
Pummeled by the plunge in oil prices, the OPEC oil cartel agreed last year to cut production to drain the glut. It extended the agreement this year, and prices responded, jumping from a low in the mid-$40s per barrel to above $60 in recent weeks. Reflecting the petrostates’ uneasy relationship with upstart shale producers in Read More

Chinese Analyst: ”Bitcoin Nuclear Bomb In New Currency War Between China and USA”

3 months ago 7ring Comments Off on Chinese Analyst: ”Bitcoin Nuclear Bomb In New Currency War Between China and USA”
News Xiao Lei, a Chinese financial analyst, has published an article that seeks to argue that the spheres of bitcoin and cryptocurrency are increasingly becoming a battleground in “a new currency” war between China and the United States. Despite some bitcoin users describing Lei’s views as conspiratorial, the article has garnered significant attention after becoming Read More

How “regularising” undocumented immigrants brings benefits

3 months ago adcity Comments Off on How “regularising” undocumented immigrants brings benefits
ON OCTOBER 8th, the Trump administration issued a set of hardline “immigration principles and policies” that it suggested would be tied to any deal to extend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, an Obama-era executive initiative that stalled deportation for nearly 800,000 undocumented young people brought to America as children. The list of Read More

Scott Pruitt signs a measure to repeal the Clean Power Plan

3 months ago adcity Comments Off on Scott Pruitt signs a measure to repeal the Clean Power Plan
TIE off and collar open, Scott Pruitt unveiled his plan to repeal the Clean Power Plan to loud applause in Hazard, Kentucky, a sleepy coal town in the state’s mountainous south-east. “The war on coal is over,” said Mr Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on October 10th. The next day, in Washington, Read More

Donald Trump ties hardline immigration demands to a deal on DACA

3 months ago adcity Comments Off on Donald Trump ties hardline immigration demands to a deal on DACA
DONALD TRUMP prides himself on his skills as a negotiator. Among the tips he offers in “The Art of the Deal” is to “think big.” “To me it’s very simple,” he explains. “If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.” Of course, maximalism has always seemed more credo than negotiating Read More

Americans respond differently to violence at home and abroad

4 months ago adcity Comments Off on Americans respond differently to violence at home and abroad
THE tragic shooting in Las Vegas on October 1st took many more lives than were lost in recent terror attacks in Europe including in London and Manchester. But while Donald Trump responded to those attacks with numerous tweets, he was comparitively quiet over the Las Vegas slaughter. In this case at least, the president’s relative level Read More

Latinos have become Chicago’s second-largest ethnic group

4 months ago adcity Comments Off on Latinos have become Chicago’s second-largest ethnic group
“THE next mayor of Chicago will be Latino,” predicts John Hagedorn at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Latinos recently became the second-largest ethnic group in the city, accounting for 29.7% of the population, overtaking African-Americans (29.3%) and rivalling whites (32.6%). For decades the local Democratic Party’s machine was able to ignore Latinos. Today this Read More

Riding around Puerto Rico with a truck driver

4 months ago adcity Comments Off on Riding around Puerto Rico with a truck driver
THE day after Hurricane Maria clobbered Puerto Rico, Governor Ricardo Rosselló put out a call for truck drivers to deliver emergency supplies. Aníbal Chárriez was one of several hundred who drove through knee-high water and dodged fallen power lines only to be told he was not needed. Ten days later, after thousands of containers had Read More

The death of Venezuela’s Humboldt glacier

4 months ago adcity Comments Off on The death of Venezuela’s Humboldt glacier
VENEZUELA is a tropical country, with rainforest in the south and east, and baking savannah stretching towards its northern Caribbean coast. The Sierra Nevada de Mérida mountain range in the north-west offers relief from the heat. In 1991 five glaciers occupied nooks near their peaks. Now, just one remains, lodged into a cwm west of Read More