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Economic turmoil in Bolivia fuels distrust in government and its claim of a 'failed coup'

Economic turmoil in Bolivia fuels distrust in government and its claim of a 'failed coup'

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Signs reading "I'm buying dollars" line the doors of Víctor Vargas' shoe shop in the heart of Bolivia's biggest city, a desperate attempt to keep his family business alive.
Just a few years ago, the 45-year-old Vargas would unlock the doors at 8 a.m. to a crush of customers already w ... (full story)


Millions in Nigeria have little to no electricity. It's straining businesses and public services

IBADAN, Nigeria (AP) — Dimly lit and stuffy classrooms stir with life every morning as children file in. Rays of sunlight stream through wooden windows, the only source of light. Pupils squint at their books and intermittently the blackboard as teachers try to hold their attention.
It's a reality for many schoolchildren ac ... (full story)


New investors advance in stages

Are you considering investing in the stock market for the first time, but are hesitating? If you are serious about taking the plunge, think of your situation in terms of behavior change. That is, think of what it takes to go from being an outside observer to an actual newbie "investor."
Behavior change works in stages ... (full story)


Local


What's next after Supreme Court curbs regulatory power: More focus on laws' wording, less on their goals

(THE CONVERSATION) Federal Chevron deference is dead. On June 28, 2024, in a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court overturned the 40-year-old legal tenet that when a federal statute is silent or ambiguous about a particular regulatory issue, courts should defer to the implementing agency's reasonable interpretation of the law.
The reversa ... (full story)


State


Bill would provide grants for small, medium-sized manufacturers

Legislation pending in the Ohio House of Representatives would establish a grant program to support the modernization and growth of small and medium-sized manufacturers throughout the state.
The Manufacturing Technologies Assistance Grant Program, or MTAP, calls for an appropriation of $12 million from the Department of Developm ... (full story)


Law banning foreign nationals from donating to campaigns challenged

Law banning foreign nationals from donating to campaigns challenged

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new law banning foreign nationals and green card holders from contributing to state ballot campaigns in Ohio curtails the constitutionally protected rights of free speech and association, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court.
Republican Gov. Mike DeWine signed the measure June 2, a ... (full story)


The brutal killing of a Detroit man in 1982 inspires decades of Asian American activism nationwide

The brutal killing of a Detroit man in 1982 inspires decades of Asian American activism nationwide

Two white autoworkers bludgeoned 27-year-old Chinese American Vincent Chin to death with a baseball bat during his bachelor party in Detroit in 1982, but his loved ones' cries for justice fell on deaf ears.
Twelve days passed before any media outlets reported Chin's killing by men who blamed Asian manufacturers for the downfall ... (full story)