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Analysis | Musk's Warning | Friday, June 3, 2022:

 Source: reuters.com Analysis: Musk's warning could be auto industry's 'canary in the coal mine' moment June 3, 20221:07 PM GMT-5 5-6 minutes June 3 (Reuters) - Tesla (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk's "super bad feeling" about the economy could be the auto industry's "canary in the coal mine" moment, signaling a recession for an industry whose bosses have shown no signs of concern. Musk said the electric carmaker needed to cut about 10% of its workforce in an email to executives seen by Reuters. He later told staff that white-collar ranks were bloated and he would keep hiring workers to make cars and batteries. read more Musk's warning is the first loud and public dissent in a united stance by the auto industry that underlying demand for cars and trucks remains strong despite two years of global pandemic. One executive this week called demand "sky high." &qu

Analysis | Asia Pacific | Tuesday, May 10, 2022:

 Source: reuters.com Analysis: Marcos as Philippine president a boon for China, awkward for U.S. May 10, 20221:33 PM GMT-5Last Updated an hour ago 6-8 minutes JAKARTA, May 10 (Reuters) - The decisive victory of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in the Philippines' presidential election on Monday is set to re-shape the Southeast Asian country's relations with China and the United States as he seeks closer ties with Beijing. Marcos, the son and namesake of the country's former dictator, has long-standing ties with China and is seeking a new deal with Chinese ruler Xi Jinping over the contested waters of the South China Sea. Marcos's relations with the United States, on the other hand, are complicated by a contempt of court order for his refusal to co-operate with the District Court of Hawaii, which in 1995 ordered the Marcos family to pay $2 billion of plundered wealth to victims of Marcos Sr.'s rule. T

Analysis | The Energy 202: No 2020 Democrat wants to store nuclear waste under Nevada's Yucca Mountain

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By Dino Grandoni 15-19 minutes - Source: The Washington Post THE LIGHTBULB People leave the south portal of Yucca Mountain during a congressional tour near Mercury, Nev. ( AP Photo/John Locher, File) There has been a lot of head-butting in Nevada over unions , health care and civility in politics ahead of the Democratic caucuses on Saturday. But the White House hopefuls vying for votes in the early caucus state have shown a rare bit of unity over what may be the biggest energy and environmental issue in Nevada. Every major candidate for president has joined Nevada's crusade to stop the completion of a long-delayed nuclear waste storage site under Yucca Mountain some 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas. The nation's ever-growing pile of radioactive waste from years of building nuclear weapons and producing electricity at nuclear power plants needs to be sequestered permanently  somewhere. But, according to the Democra

Analysis | The Cybersecurity 202: The Huawei fight is getting a Trumpy spin.

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By Joseph Marks 12-16 minutes - Source: The Washington Post U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell. ( Thomas Kienzle//AFP/Getty Images) THE KEY The Trump administration’s pressure campaign on allies to break ties with Huawei is taking a very Trumpian turn with bombastic and neck-wrenching tweets replacing private diplomatic warnings. Trump’s Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell tweeted out of the blue on Sunday that President Trump had called him from Air Force One “and instructed me to make clear that any nation who chooses to use an untrustworthy 5G vendor will jeopardize our ability to share Intelligence and information at the highest level.” That marked a major reversal from just two days earlier when U.S. officials assured an audience at the Munich Security Conference the United Kingdom's decision to allow Huawei to build parts of its next-generation 5G wireless network would not affect intelligence sharin

How history, and Trump, affect Iowa Democrats' war fears

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By David Weigel David Weigel National  19-25 minutos - Source:  The Washington Post In this edition: How war fears are (and aren't) affecting the race in Iowa, how impeachment could affect the next Democratic debate, and how two conservative Democrats are making life easier for left-wing challengers. First, I'd like to thank the Hollywood foreign press, and this is The Trailer. Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks at a rally at West Delaware High School in Manchester, Iowa, on Saturday. (Andrew Harnik/AP) MANCHESTER, Iowa   —  On Friday, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota spoke to Iowans for 21 minutes before she mentioned the  targeted U.S. killing of Iran's Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani . Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont kicked off the day with a speech opposing "this dangerous path to war with Iran," but by the end of the day, only one voter had asked him about it. Here, during Sen. Elizabeth Warren's first visit to Iowa in the new year, no voters asked