#Civil Unrest

No longer fringe, small-town voters fear democracy's demise

A word -- “Hope” -- is stitched onto a throw pillow in the little hilltop farmhouse. Photographs of children and grandchildren speckle the walls. In the kitchen, an envelope is decorated with a hand-drawn heart. “Happy Birthday, My Love,” it reads. Out front, past a pair of century-old cottonwoods, the neighbors’ cornfields reach into the distance. John Kraft loves this place. He loves the quiet and the space. He loves that you can drive for miles without passing another car. But out there? Out beyond the cornfields, to the little western Wisconsin towns turning into commuter suburbs, and to...
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Finalists for Cincinnati police chief face community questions. See what they said

For the first time in at least two decades, candidates vying for the spot of Cincinnati's top cop faced questions directly from the community. Interim chief Teresa Theetge and assistant chief Lisa Davis sat alongside two finalists from outside the city: Larry Boone, former chief in Norfolk, Virginia, and Todd Chamberlain, the former chief of the Los Angeles Unified School District Police Department. ...

'Tis The Season To Own Dividend Stocks

Over the past 136 years, daily price returns, between Christmas and New Year’s, have averaged nearly 10 times the average return. Dividend-paying stocks have a history of outperforming nonpayers, and their high-yielding stocks usually outperform low-yielding ones. This article was coproduced with Cappuccino Finance. As referenced in a recent...

Why China Is Still Stuck in a Zero-Covid Nightmare

After protesters in China took to the streets in defiance of the nation’s zero-Covid policy, officials responded this week by affirming their strategy but promising tweaks to “reduce inconvenience” to the public. But that’s likely not enough to placate people who have endured measures that extend beyond inconvenience and include harsh lockdowns, food shortages, and economic hardship.

Nio (NYSE:NIO) Stock: Caught up in China’s COVID Chaos

Nio stock has been volatile due to the uncertainty pertaining to China’s COVID-19 policies and the related impact on supply chain. The company’s ability to meet its Q4 deliveries and revenue target will be impacted if China doesn’t ease its Zero COVID Policy. The U.S.-listed shares of...

China’s ‘white sheet protest’ threatens global supply chain

(NewsNation) — Growing unrest in China is drawing concerns for American homes and businesses as the global supply chain becomes more fragile. In a rare widespread dissent, Chinese citizens have adopted blank white sheets of paper as a symbol of silent protest against the continued zero-COVID policies in the country. Blank sheets have flooded social media as well as the streets as the tactic manages to evade censorship and arrest.

A year of “vast humanitarian need:” Crises the world can’t ignore in 2023

Here is a snapshot of humanitarian crises where needs are rising and need sustained attention and support. In Somalia, nearly half of the population, some eight million people, are suffering the devastating consequences of the drought, which has lasted for five consecutive seasons, a climatic event not seen in 40 years. At the same time, we have seen an increase in violent attacks. Central and southern regions are the most severely drought-affected part of the country but are difficult to access for humanitarian actors.

China Unrest Could Give Way to Sharp Rally, Says Expert

Investors that actively follow international geopolitical news know that civil unrest is increasing in China as citizens there attempt to fight back against the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) long-running zero-COVID policy. What the end result of the protests will be remains to be seen, but over the short term, it wouldn’t be surprising to see some pressure applied to Chinese risk assets. However, some market observers believe the duress could give way to opportunity, potentially providing runway for exchange traded funds such as the KraneShares MSCI All China Index ETF (KALL) to recover.

Mapped: all of the planet’s

Half a century ago, on a November morning in Paris, the General Conference of Unesco adopted the World Heritage Convention, a commitment to protect natural and cultural assets across the globe. Six years later, the first World Heritage Sites were ratified. Stretching across seven countries, the 12 sites included the Galapagos Islands, Yellowstone National Park and the centre of Krakow.

European stock futures higher; Eurozone inflation data due - European stock markets are expected to open higher Wednesday ahead of key Eurozone inflation data, but sentiment remains fragile amid uncertainty over China’s COVID policies. At 02:00 ET (07:00 GMT), the DAX futures contract in Germany traded 0.5% higher, CAC 40 futures in France climbed 0.5% and...

Oil rises on U.S. inventory draw, but China fears spur steep monthly loss Oil prices rose further on Wednesday after data pointed to a large weekly drawdown in U.S. crude inventories, although concerns over waning Chinese demand and slowing global economic growth put markets on course for steep losses in November. Data from the American Petroleum Institute showed that U.S. crude inventories...