Texas social media “censorship” law reinstated by appeals court

Sign up for The Briefour daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. A federal appeals court on Wednesday reinstated a Republican-backed Texas law that prohibits large social media companies from banning users over their political viewpoints. The decision hands a win to Republicans who have long criticized social … Read more

Lessons from China’s Covid lockdowns

A man wearing personal protective equipment walks near a locked area due to the recent Covid-19 coronavirus outbreaks in Beijing on May 10. Photo: Christmas celis/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Beijing’s Covid lockdowns are an economic danger for China and everyone, and the Communist Party seems to know it. Witness recent and belated attempts to spur economic … Read more

Mexican president threatens to skip Americas summit unless US invites all countries

Mexico City CNN — Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador threatened to boycott next month’s Summit of the Americas, saying on Tuesday that its participation would only be confirmed if the host country, the United States, invited Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. “Participation in the Los Angeles summit has not yet been resolved because we propose … Read more

War in Ukraine sparks interest in China-Taiwan risk insurance

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has made businesses more aware of the potential for upheaval overseas, sparking interest in political risk insurance for two other potential hotspots: China and Taiwan. A self-contained island about 100 miles from China, Taiwan has long been seen by businesses as a safe bet. But companies are increasingly concerned about a … Read more

UPDATE: CNH cancels health insurance for strikers; union says it covers its members | Local News

Adam Rogan , Ryan Patterson MOUNT PLEASANT — CNH Industrial, owner of the former Case Corporation founded by Racine, plans to cut health care coverage for unionized workers beginning Friday, May 13. More than 1,000 workers are reportedly on strike in Racine, Mount Pleasant and the city of Burlington in Iowa after the last labor … Read more

War in Ukraine sparks interest in China-Taiwan risk insurance

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has made businesses more aware of the potential for upheaval overseas, sparking interest in political risk insurance for two other potential hotspots: China and Taiwan. A self-contained island about 100 miles from China, Taiwan has long been seen by businesses as a safe bet. But companies are increasingly concerned about a … Read more

War in Ukraine sparks interest in China-Taiwan risk insurance

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has made businesses more aware of the potential for upheaval overseas, sparking interest in political risk insurance for two other potential hotspots: China and Taiwan. A self-contained island about 100 miles from China, Taiwan has long been seen by businesses as a safe bet. But companies are increasingly concerned about a … Read more

War in Ukraine sparks interest in China-Taiwan risk insurance

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has made businesses more aware of the potential for upheaval overseas, sparking interest in political risk insurance for two other potential hotspots: China and Taiwan. A self-contained island about 100 miles from China, Taiwan has long been seen by businesses as a safe bet. But companies are increasingly concerned about a … Read more

Abortion rights advocates are raising alarms about a nearly century-old state law

Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other advocates have said that the nearly-century old Michigan state law could go into effect if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, making Michigan one of the most restrictive states on abortion access. In hopes of avoiding that, Whitmer is suing to block the law from going into … Read more