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Apple couldn't say no to the CCP in 2020 when the Chinese Government wanted an app banned, they removed it from the App Store.
Apple Complied With 100% of Chinese Government App Store Takedown Requests in 2020: Report
The world’s largest company acquiesced to 100 percent of App Store takedown requests made by the Chinese Communist Party in 2020, according to a new report published by Great Fire, a self-described China-based anti-censorship organization. ...
American rail carriers are cutting critical fertilizer, grain, and coal shipments as they struggle with staffing and logistics problems amid union wars.
US Rail Carriers Are Cutting Fertilizer, Grain, Coal Shipments
A major U.S. railway freight carrier has ceased business with one of the largest fertilizer producers in the country during the peak of planting season.  In an April 14 press release, CF Industries informed the...
Years of Surging Lithium Prices Show Signs of Turbulence as Electric Vehicle Makers Adapt
In the pursuit of sufficiently-powered vehicles, a market rally for lithium has caused a sharp increase in the price of the metal over the last year.  However, the spike in prices has shown its cracks...
Joe Biden will allow E15 ethanol blended gasoline to sell in summer months to combat "Putin's price hike" and "genocide."
Biden Admin to Allow More Ethanol in Gasoline to Ease the ‘Putin Price Hike’
U.S. President Joe Biden announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will relax a regulation preventing the sale of high-ethanol content gasoline during summer months in a bid to reduce consumer pump prices he says...
Consumer electronics demand are down, especially in China, which amounts to half of global demand, says TSMC Chairman Mark Liu
Consumer Electronics Demand Down ‘Especially in China’ Says TSMC Chief
The head of an industry-leading semiconductor manufacturing company says consumer demand for personal electronics is waning while production costs are on the rise.  Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) Chairman Mark Liu gave comments on March...
US Workers are testing positive for drugs after an accident at an exponentially greater rate than pre-employment, indicating workplace drug use.
Workplace Drug Testing Data Shows Growing Ratio of Post-accident Positives Among American Workers
A new set of data published by a leading American narcotics screening firm revealed results indicating 2021 presented a year with not only a dramatic increase in workplace drug use, but an exponential increase in...
China’s Online Retailer Firm JD.com Expands Layoffs as Economy Worsens
As Beijing’s regulators turn up the heat on a heavily saturated internet sector, adding financial pressure to tech companies already impacted by profit declines and a struggling Chinese economy. The mounting financial strain has resulted...
Japan has made an electroshock braclet that will deliver pain to Metaverse dreamers.
Japanese Startup Builds Electroshock Bracelet to Inflict Pain On Metaverse Users
A Japanese startup has created a bracelet that transfers and mimics bodily movements into virtual reality settings while also delivering to users haptic, virtually generated stimuli, such as pain. H2L, a Tokyo-based, Sony-backed startup that...
U.S. sanctions are crippling Huawei’s consumer business.
Chinese Mobile Giant Huawei Reports Decrease in Sales but Soaring Profit as Top Executive Is Released from House Arrest
Chinese telecom maker Huawei announced Monday, March 28, that despite a decrease in sales, its overall profit rose by 76 percent in 2021.The company claimed 2021 revenue of 636.8 billion yuan ($99.9 billion), down 28.6...