Eurozone factory output rebounded in October

first_img Share More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.com Wednesday 5 January 2011 8:24 am Industrial orders in the eurozone rebounded from a slump in September to rise 1.4 per cent month-on-month in October, generating a 14.8 per cent year-on-year gain.The monthly rise in orders was largely due to a five per cent jump in demand for durable consumer goods, the European Union’s statistics office Eurostat said.In a separate Eurostat dataset, surging energy costs were shown to have driven up eurozone producer prices in November, a sign that rising inflationary pressures could hurt the region’s manufacturing recovery.October’s rebound in new factory orders is evidence of a heartening recovery in manufacturing gaining traction towards the end of last year.“The underlying strength of industrial orders was evident in the fact that they rose by 2.4 per cent in the three months to October compared to the three months to July. It is useful to look at the underlying trend as industrial orders are notoriously volatile on a monthly basis,” said Howard Archer, chief economist at consultancy IHS Global Insight.Excluding volatile orders for ships, planes and trains, orders rose 0.9 per cent on the month for a 14.4 per cent annual gain.Many eurozone countries saw improvements in industrial new orders: Germany’s were up 1.4 per cent and France rose 2.3 per cent. But peripheral economies showed weakening order books – Spain’s fell 0.3 per cent while Italy’s shed 1.4 per cent.Prices at factory gates in the 16 countries using the euro in November were however 0.3 per cent higher than in October and 4.5 per cent higher year-on-year.The monthly growth of producer prices, which translate into consumer price increases unless absorbed by intermediaries and retailers, was driven mainly by a 0.9 per cent increase in the costs of energy.The rise was broadly as experts had expected. “The ECB will obviously keep a very close eye on whether or not second-round inflationary effects are increasingly emerging, but for the time being at least we expect ECB policymakers to remain relatively relaxed about the overall Eurozone inflationary picture given the limiting impact of still significant output gaps in most countries and high unemployment,” Archer said. whatsapp alison.lock center_img Tags: NULL Eurozone factory output rebounded in October Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definition whatsapplast_img read more

Criminality and prostitution prompts Makati POGO moratorium

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Legal & compliance The Philippines city of Makati has declared an indefinite moratorium on the issuance of new business licences and permits to service providers of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs).Makati mayor Abby Binay said that effective immediately, the city would cease to issue Letters of No Objection (LONO) and stop accepting new applications for business permits from the suppliers.“We would no longer accept new applications for POGO service providers and crack down hard against illegal activities that are catering to POGOs and their employees within Makati,” Binay said.The mayor explained that the city’s residential and commercial leasing market was “overheating” due to an influx of foreign workers requiring housing and work stations, causing property rates to spike. Furthermore, the demand for housing had seen a rise in illegal rentals on the market.“These apartments are usually overcrowded with insufficient exits and faulty fire-alarm systems,” she said.In addition, she said, Makati had also seen rising rates of criminality targeting POGO employees and prostitution. In the past two months, Binay noted that the city government had closed four illegal POGO service providers, two brothels, one unsanitary restaurant and a catering company.Authorities also seized ₱2.5bn worth of illegal drugs from an apartment rented by a Chinese national.The mayor did, however, add that businesses that adhered to laws and regulations, namely the payment of taxes, would still be welcome. From POGO service providers licensed by the Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and registered with the Business Permits and Licensing Office, Makati earns more than ₱200m in local business taxes each year.Makati is currently home to around 300 of these supplier, which provide services such as live casino video streaming, customer service, marketing and technical support.“We will always welcome legitimate businesses in the city that strictly adhere to  laws and ordinances, particularly the payment of taxes,” Binay said. “And we will always strive to provide these businesses and their employees with a safe environment conducive to business growth and personal activities.”Binay has taken the action in line with the calls from President Rodrigo Duterte and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez to crack down on illegal activity related to POGO service providers.This saw PAGCOR suspend the awarding of new POGO licences until the end of the year in August, despite the government repeatedly refusing to implement an outright ban, despite pressure from China.Since then the country’s Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has been shutting down POGOs that fail to pay taxes, with three falling foul of this crackdown already. In November Dominguez reiterated the need for action against tax-delinquent gaming operators.This comes against the backdrop of a bill to increase the tax levy on POGOs to 5% of annual gross income, with the bill progressing to a second reading in the House of Representatives late in November. Topics: Legal & compliance Criminality and prostitution prompts Makati POGO moratorium 9th December 2019 | By contenteditor Regions: Asia Philippines Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling The Philippines city of Makati has declared an indefinite moratorium on the issuance of new business licences and permits to service providers of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs). Email Addresslast_img read more

La Liga Live: Draw jolts Barcelona title hopes, Real Madrid can…

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PMCC vs HCCS ECS T10 Barcelona 2020 LIVE: Dream 11 Pak…

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Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) 2020 Annual Report

first_imgChellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Chellarams Plc reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Chellarams Plc company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Chellarams Plc (CHELLA.ng) in the past 12 months, as of 4th June 2021, is US$22.97K (NGN8.79M). An average of US$1.91K (NGN732.56K) per month.Chellarams Plc Annual Report DocumentCompany ProfileChellarams Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria with business interests in manufacturing, retail, distribution, marketing and power generation. The company has been in operation for almost 90 years and is a leader in its field of manufacturing and distributing industrial raw materials and consumer goods. Its product portfolio ranges from industrial chemicals and machinery to ingredients for food manufacturers, frozen foods, bicycles and electronics. Chellarams Plc operates through three subsidiary companies: Chelltek Industries Limited, Dynamic Industries Limited and United Technical & Allied Services Limited. It is in a joint partnership with American Express Travel Services, Devyani International (Nigeria) Limited, Isolo Power Gen Limited and Woolworths Retail Stores Limited. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Chellarams Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

How I’d aim to generate a growing passive income from dividend shares

first_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Peter Stephens | Thursday, 4th March, 2021 Image source: Getty Images. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. See all posts by Peter Stephens Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge How I’d aim to generate a growing passive income from dividend shares Enter Your Email Address Generating a growing passive income from dividend shares is a realistic goal for most investors.Buying companies that have affordable dividend payouts as a proportion of profit could indicate they have scope to raise shareholder payments. Similarly, stocks with impressive profit forecasts may be able to raise their dividends at a relatively fast pace.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Through buying a diverse range of such companies, it could be possible to build a strong income portfolio in a low interest rate environment.Buying shares with low dividend payout ratiosA company’s dividend payout ratio can provide guidance on its passive income prospects. The ratio is calculated by dividing dividends paid in the most recent financial year by net profit from the same year. The result is a percentage figure. A figure below 100% shows the company had headroom when making its most recent dividend payments out of net profit.Clearly, company profitability can change. Especially in the current economic environment. However, businesses with low payout ratios may find it easier to grow their dividends at a fast pace than those companies that have higher payout ratios.They may be less reliant on rising profits to fund dividend growth. As such, they could be a more promising means of obtaining a rising passive income in the coming years.Earnings growth can catalyse a company’s passive incomeCompanies that have attractive earnings growth prospects may also offer a higher chance of providing a rising passive income. For example, two companies with the same payout ratios may have very different financial outlooks due to industry conditions and their strategies.The stock with a more upbeat operating outlook may find it easier to raise dividends without compromising the affordability of its shareholder payouts.Of course, assessing the profit potential of any business is a known unknown. It’s especially difficult at the present time to judge whether a company has scope to raise profitability. However, by focusing on the track record of profit growth for a specific stock versus its peers, it may be possible to deduce whether it has a competitive advantage.This may indicate that it’s able to offer more resilient sales growth, higher margins and a rising passive income in the long run.Buying dividend shares todayThe uncertain economic outlook makes it more important than ever to diversify among a range of dividend shares when seeking to make a passive income. Otherwise, an investor may be too reliant on a small number of holdings for their income.Even after the stock market’s rally since the 2020 stock market crash, a number of companies appear to be trading on low valuations. Certainly given their long-term dividend prospects. As such, there seem to be opportunities to build a diverse income portfolio. One that can provide strong growth in a low interest rate environment.last_img read more

Why the Oxford Instruments share price is up 15% today

first_img I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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See all posts by Manika Premsingh Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Why the Oxford Instruments share price is up 15% today Enter Your Email Address Manika Premsingh | Friday, 26th March, 2021 | More on: OXIG The FTSE 250 nanotechnology tools provider Oxford Instruments (LSE: OXIG) saw a 15% share price increase after the company posted a positive trading update today. Why the Oxford Instruments share price is upThe company mentions three developments that reflect well on its performance in this update. I think these can explain the increase in the Oxford Instruments share price. They are:5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…#1. Orders: The company saw a good order increase in the second half of the financial year ending 31 March 2020, which benefited from Chinese growth. #2. Revenues: Despite adverse currency developments, it expects revenues to be “marginally ahead” of last year. This is particularly good news in comparison to last year. Its revenue was actually marginally down for the financial year 2020 from the year before, even after negating the impact of currency fluctuations. #3. Operating profits: These are expected to be between £55m and £57m for the current financial year. Last year it reported an operating profit of £50.5m. So, this year it expects to see at least 9% to 13% from the year before. This update in itself bodes well for the company, but there is more going for it too:#1. Resilient financials Even though Oxford Instruments’ revenues have not shown consistent growth over the years, I like that it has remained consistently profitable. That it is expected to continue the trend of financial resilience even for the current financial year is something to note in a year when many other companies have struggled. #2. Share price growthGiven its relative financial stability it is little wonder that the Oxford Instruments share price continued to rise in 2020.  However, more important is the growth seen since November last year, when the stock market rally started and many other high-performing shares fell out of favour with investors. Within days of the rally, its share price jumped 30%. While it started softening in February this year, it is back near its all-time highs of December, 2020 as I write. #3. Dividends returnWhile Oxford Instruments is more a growth stock than an income one, it does pay a dividend. It had paused dividend payouts when the pandemic struck, but by November it had reinstated them at their 2020 levels. The yield is a small 0.2% but I think the fact that it has started paying dividends again is confirmation of its confidence in this year’s performance. The risks to Oxford InstrumentsThere can be some downsides to investing in Oxford Instruments too. One, 2020 growth was buoyed by Asian growth. But the pandemic can come back to haunt us all over again, which will tell on its performance, needless to say. Two, its share price has run up quite a bit already. I am not sure if it will continue to look as attractive to investors once the lockdowns have lifted and pandemic-impacted companies start coming back to health.The upshotAt the same time, the company has proven itself over time and functions in a market that is growing in double-digits annually. Even with a short-term decline in the Oxford Instruments share price, I reckon it will be a riser over time, making it a good stock for me to buy. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.last_img read more

Lions 2013: Who’s hot and who’s not, Down Under?

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 08: Kurtley Beale of the Rebels looks on during the round 4 Super Rugby match between the Rebels and the Reds at AAMI Park on March 8, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images) Benn Robinson (Waratahs) The loose-head is having a standout season so far. The Australian scrum options are often maligned and regularly ridiculed, but in Robinson they have a classy operator. He can offload, he can tussle with the best of them and he is confident at the set-piece.FrazzledThe RebelsOh boy. What can you say about the team that were beaten like a dusty rug when they settled Natal? A 64-7 loss to the Sharks is not only a drubbing and an embarrassment; it is also something that may prove tough to come back from.This is a team that has stars like Gareth Delve attempting to help James O’Connor or Scott Higginbotham toil to victory, but sometimes it gets harder when other teammates act out…Dog house: Ill discipline could cost BealeKurtley BealeAfter the 10-try pasting the players of the Rebels decided the only way to get over it was to head out in Durban. Cue hazy stories about Delve informing Beale on a bus that he had to put his shirt back on before heading into the team hotel. Winger Cooper Vuna stepped in to break things up and got a shot aimed at his chops by Beale.This story needing cleared up, but it is a fact that Vuna and Beale have both been sent home in disgrace.What a sorry story. It had been hoped that Beale would settle this season, as well…Travellers Both the Tahs and the Reds won games at home, while the Brumbies and Rebels where steamrollered in South Africa. If we ignore the Force losing to the Cheetahs at home (although again it was against RSA lads) then it could be stated, in a patently obvious manner, that the teams struggled on the road.Why say something as plain as the nose on my stupid face? Well it is because it can hint at a job needing done by any away fans. If the Lions supporters can make the Aussies feel outnumbered in their own home, maybe, just maybe, the red collective can unsettle the Wallabies players who are conditioned to lose when the going gets tough. Regenerated Genia: Queensland’s Will Genia finally looks ready to return to top-form after an hour against The BullsBy Alan DymockBEFORE THE weekend there was a wee bit of chatter under the equator about whether or not the Australian conference was the weakest of the three Super Rugby pools. However, even if this were true – it’s the kind of assumption that idle Europeans would be best to avoid at any cost – there are sublime players in each franchise.Anyway, resurrection seems to be the theme from this weekend…Jazz hands: Quade Cooper put on a show against the BullsHOTWill Genia (Reds)He has slowly been working his way back from injury and in the 19-12 loss to the Western Force he was outplayed by a pumped-up Alby Mathewson, but in the Reds 23-18 win over the Bulls on Saturday the talismanic scrum-half put in an all-action display.He was only on the field for an hour, but he was lively enough and accurate enough to suggest that he will be back up to speed this summer.Quade Cooper (Reds)Outside Genia was an old pal, not clambering back after injury but trying to sort his head out.Cooper had his usual disruptive off-season, seeking out battles, even in the ring, and generally assuming that his talents would be appreciated come the Super Rugby season. Against the Bulls, though, he finally took a shine to himself. Perhaps it was the influence of his running mate Will, but when he took quick ball in the Bulls 22 and cut against the grain, rounding a drifting defender and helping himself to a vital try, there was a sense that QC was finally ready for a harsh cross-examination by the Lions pride. Now, can he can maintain his form?War horse: George Smith puts in a shift against the StormersGeorge Smith (Brumbies)Adrift in Africa, the Brumbies have had an okay time. However, with the loss of rising superstar full-back Jesse Mogg for the clash against the Stormers and with free-thieving phenomenon David Pocock out for the rest of the season with an ACL injury, the Brumbies needed a hero.So, who you gonna call? Well. He’s tough. He’s strong. He’s fresh for the fight. He’s George Smith.Granted, in the end the Brumbies succumbed to their beefy South African counterparts, unable to play with the same sensual rhythm they have pumped out all season, but Smith passed muster. His unexpected comeback is coming at the right time for the Wallabies.last_img read more

EPPN: Domestic Programs – What’s at stake in the budget

first_imgEPPN: Domestic Programs – What’s at stake in the budget Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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Sequestration will trigger sweeping cuts in defense and non-defense spending (including programs that address domestic and global poverty). If these proposed cuts are implemented, crucial programs that support vulnerable populations and empower and transform families and communities will reach fewer people and fewer places.This is the first alert in a four-part series that highlights the far-reaching consequences of disproportionate cuts that will be enacted if Congress fails to reach a balanced compromise over the next few months.What’s at stake for U.S. hunger and poverty programs if Congress does not reach a balanced agreement?The Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) assists states in providing supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income families at nutritional risk. If the 8.2 percent cuts take effect, states will be forced to cut an estimated 735,000 to 750,000 mothers and young children from the program in 2013.The government allocates critical funding to housing rental assistance programs for low income, elderly, and disabled Americans. Should the 8.2 percent cuts take effect, these programs will lose $2 billion in annual funding. Nearly one million people currently enrolled in the rental assistance voucher program (a majority of whom are elderly or have a disability) would be at risk of homelessness, and an estimated 100,000 households receiving Homeless Assistance Grants would lose their homes, including 1,500 veterans and their families.Head Start helps communities provide comprehensive childhood educational services for low-come families, including key early-childhood development programs. If Congress enacts the 8.2% cuts, 96,000 children will lose their place in the Head Start programs, and over 20,000 Head Start employees will lose their jobs.Low-income families often find it difficult to balance living expenses. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides home heating and cooling assistance to low income families, many of which have at least one vulnerable member (a child, a senior citizen, or a person with a disability) for whom a loss of heat in the winter or cooling in the summer could have serious health and safety implications. If the automatic cuts take place, more than 649,000 families would be at serious risk of being unable to pay their utility bills.The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) provides food to states for their local food banks, which in turn distribute food to soup kitchens and food pantries that directly serve the public. Although TEFAP is exempt from sequestration in that the amount of funding for food purchases will remain unaffected, the administrative funding for the program—which includes the costs of warehousing and distributing food—will suffer from the sequestration cuts. The threat of looming cuts comes at a time when many central food banks are already struggling to fund regular deliveries, particularly to rural areas.Tell Congress how these cuts will affect you, your family, and your community.Programs that will be affected by these sweeping cuts include U.S. hunger and poverty programs, essential public education services, loan funds that invest in clean water infrastructure, international aid programs (such as Food for Peace and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief), operational funds for our national parks, and initiatives that provide support for farms and rural economies.Over the next few weeks, we will explore the threat posed by harmful spending cuts to foreign poverty-focused development assistance, environmental protection, our food system, and public education system. 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COVID-19 surges while the economy sputters

first_imgBoth the economy and COVID are vitally important issues for working people in the United States. Lost in the tension of the postelection week, news about better-than-expected unemployment figures and the horrible surge in COVID-19 cases were both almost completely ignored.The official report of the Bureau of Labor Statistics makes this point: The unemployment rate for white workers is 6.0% while for Black workers it is 10.8%, which is more than 70% higher. The overall unemployment rate declined by a percentage point to 6.9%.  This rate understates real unemployment. A more accurate rate, called the U-6 rate, which includes workers who have given up looking for a job and workers who are forced to take part-time jobs, has unemployment at 12.1%. But neither of these unemployment rates accurately reflects a more basic rate, that of participation in the labor force. This rate measures the number of people working or seeking work as a percentage of the total population of working–age people. This has decreased during the pandemic, particularly for parents, mostly women, who have stopped working to help their kids with Internet-based schooling.The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) estimates around 30 million workers in the U.S. have lost hours, jobs, or seen their wages cut because of the pandemic.Long-term unemployment, defined as being “out of work” for over 27 weeks, increased sharply in October. This is a problem for many workers since 26 weeks is also the time in most states when unemployment insurance runs out.While the economy has increased its production since last spring, it is still far from reaching pre-COVID levels. The GDP for October was down 3.5% from February; in monetary terms, that is around $800 billion. At the current rate of economic growth, it will take more than a year to eliminate this gap.This will be a year in which many workers will suffer hunger, homelessness, sickness brought on by a lack of a job, and the loss of public services brought on by the budget shortfalls afflicting state and local governments. Nearly every state government is facing a deep drop in tax revenue due to losses produced by the pandemic.COVID-19 surge foretells economic devastationThe 10 millionth coronavirus case in the United States was reported Nov. 8, with the latest million added in just 10 days. The seven day average is over 100,000 new cases per day. With less than 5% of the world’s population, the U.S. has 25% of the world’s coronavirus cases.People who were poor, or one major emergency away from being poor before the pandemic, have been pushed deeper into poverty. According to the EPI, this includes 60% of African American people (26 million), 64% of Latinx people (38 million) and 33% of white people (66 million).Poor people are exposed to more danger since there is no nationally coordinated policy on containing and controlling COVID-19.  Mark Meadows, Trump’s chief of staff, who last week announced his administration’s policy of not attempting to control it, has tested positive this week, along with five other White House staff.North Dakota is a good example of the dangers COVID-19 brings about. This Great Plains state abutting Canada is mostly rural, with an extensive oil extraction industry and about 762,000 inhabitants. There are five federally recognized Native reservations and one other Indigenous community located at least partially within N.D. borders, with the Native population over 36,000 — 60% of whom live on the reservations, and over 40% are under the age of 20.According to Renae Moch, public health director for the city of Bismarck and Burleigh County, N.D, infections are occurring in North Dakota at six times the national rate. Gov. Doug Burgum has promoted what he calls a “pro-business policy” of “personal responsibility.” (Washington Post, Nov. 6)Hospitals are overwhelmed, forcing the movement of patients from local hospitals to remote facilities. There are still no statewide mitigation measures being enforced in North Dakota; local governments must plead for accepting “personal responsibility.”It is very likely that situations like that in North Dakota will continue to be the norm, while the Trump administration avoids assisting local health care measures.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more