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Two electrifying moves in recent weeks have the potential to ignite electric vehicle demand in the United States. First, Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act, expanding federal tax rebates for EV purchases. Then California approved rules to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035. The Inflation Reduction Act extends the Obama-era EV tax credit of up to US$7,500. […]
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The United States Congress recently held a hearing into US government information pertaining to “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAPs).  The last investigation of this kind happened more than 50 years ago, as part of a US Air Force investigation called Project Blue Book, which examined reported sightings of unidentified flying objects (note the change in name).  The current hearings […]
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There’s a growing bipartisan push to prohibit members of Congress from buying or selling stocks. The shift follows news reports that several senators sold stocks shortly after receiving coronavirus briefings in early 2020 and that at least 57 lawmakers have failed to disclose financial transactions since 2012 as required by law. Congress passed that law – the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge […]
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Three US senators, two Democrats (Amy Klobuchar and Richard Blumenthal) and a Republican (Marsha Blackburn) have proposed a law, the Open App Markets Act, to limit the power of app stores, which could force Apple to allow users to install apps from other sources, while preventing it from forcing developers to use the official store’s billing system. In the case […]

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