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All in: The CHIPS Act provides incentives for semiconductor investment

In a bipartisan show, Congress passed the Creating Beneficial Incentives for Semiconductor Manufacturing Act (CHIPS Act) on July 27, 2022, which was signed into law by President Biden on August 9, 2022. The CHIPS Act provides substantial funding over five years for loans and loan guarantees to support investment in semiconductor manufacturing and a new …

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South Carolina Supreme Court Denies Insurance Coverage for COVID Losses

A sign in a store informs customers that face masks are required upon entry. Picture taken on May 2, 2022. REUTERS/David ‘Dee’ Delgado Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up summary Law firms Relevant documents The South Carolina Supreme Court rules that restaurants are not entitled to coverage for losses from …

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Labor antitrust case survives health managers’ bid to dismiss

A general view of the Justice Department building in Washington, U.S., April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up The latest decision of the US judge to handle the new criminal prosecution The DOJ saw setbacks in trials in Texas and Colorado labor antitrust cases (Reuters) – …

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US judge weighs Ben & Jerry’s claims against Israeli business owner

NEW YORK, Aug 8 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Monday appeared skeptical that Ben & Jerry’s deserved an immediate injunction against its parent Unilever Plc to restrict the marketing of its ice cream in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, for which Ben & Jerry’s said. it was against her values. U.S. District Judge Andrew Carter …

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Chinese registrations for US investment clearance doubled in 2021

Chinese and American flags fly outside a company building in Shanghai, China, April 14, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up WASHINGTON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Chinese investors roughly doubled the number of applications they made last year seeking U.S. regulatory approval for proposed stakes in U.S. companies, …

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The politicized reporting of pedigrees betrays the ethics of science

A medical worker collects a swab sample from a man at a testing site for COVID-19 in Times Square in New York, the United States, May 17, 2022. [Xinhua/Wang Ying] An advisory group on tracing the origins of COVID-19 recently produced a preliminary report in which it rehashed the so-called “lab leak theory” without presenting …

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Questions and answers: foreign investment issues for US project companies

Foreign investment issues Investment restrictions What restrictions, fees and taxes are there on foreign investment in or ownership of a project and related companies? Do the restrictions also apply to foreign investors or creditors in case of closure of the project and related companies? Are there any bilateral investment treaties with key nation states or …

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They sing you lullabies, give you heat massages and use the latest NASA technology

Many of us wear an eye mask to block out light when we sleep, but what if your mask could sing lullabies, give massages and use the latest NASA technology? Enter the new wave of high-tech eye technology that promises to do just that. These ‘smart’ masks claim to help us turn off our heads …

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The central US lawmaker promotes his proposals on climate, taxes and health

Washington – A key US centrist lawmaker, Senator Joe Manchin, on Sunday staunchly defended a legislative deal he negotiated that would affect a range of climate policies, health care, prescription drugs and taxes, saying that in “normal times ” opposition Republicans would support him even though they are now uniformly aligned against him. Manchin said …

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