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US ramps up pressure on Netherlands to fall in line with China chip policy

Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte speaks with US President Joe Biden. The US has been putting pressure on the Netherlands to block exports to China of high-tech semiconductor equipment. The Netherlands is home to ASML, one of the most important companies in the global semiconductor supply chain. Susan Walsh | AFP | Getty Images Washington …

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George Clooney, Gladys Knight among Kennedy Center honorees

WASHINGTON (AP) — Performers such as Gladys Knight or the Irish band U2 usually would be headlining a concert for thousands but at Sunday’s Kennedy Center Honors the tables will be turned as they and other artists will be the ones fetched for their lifetime of artistic contributions. Actor, director, producer and human rights activist …

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Council Bluffs baseball fields could be in for a big league upgrade

Baseball fields throughout Council Bluffs could soon attract leagues and tournaments to the city with a new feature — replica Major League Baseball stadiums surrounding the playing fields. At the Nov. 28 city council meeting, council members voted to approve a resolution awarding a $98,500 contract to HGM Associates, Inc. for the design and engineering …

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ME Santa launches 2022 campaign as demand for assistance skyrockets | Middlesex East

The Middlesex East Santa (ME Santa) is getting to be an old hand at raising funds for The Salvation Army these days around the Christmas holiday! The ME Santa puts out a hand (a kettle in Salvation Army terms!) with constant small donations going in a long way to help out in the Middlesex East …

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, December 2

A GE AC4400CW diesel-electric locomotive in Union Pacific livery, is seen ahead of a possible strike if there is no deal with the rail worker unions, as a Metrolink commuter train (right) arrives at Union Station in Los Angeles, California, September 15 , 2022. Bing Guan | Reuters Here are the most important news items …

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Oil production cuts on the table ahead of Russia sanctions

OPEC+, a group of 23 oil-producing countries led by Saudi Arabia and Russia, will meet on Sunday to decide on the next phase of production policy. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Pictures OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers may impose deeper oil production cuts on Sunday as the influential energy alliance weighs the impact of the …

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FDA withdraws bebtelovimab antibody as ineffective against omycron BQ.1

CNBC Health and Science Read CNBC’s latest coverage of global health: An Eli Lilly and Company pharmaceutical manufacturing facility is pictured at 50 ImClone Drive in Branchburg, New Jersey, on March 5, 2021. Mike Seger | Reuters A key monoclonal antibody used to treat people with compromised immune systems who contract COVID is no longer …

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Russian oil sanctions are about to kick in. And they could disrupt markets in a big way

European oil sanctions are due to kick in on December 5. The idea is to reduce oil revenues for Russia given its war in Ukraine. Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg | Getty Images Upcoming sanctions on Russian oil are set to be “really disruptive” for energy markets if European nations fail to set a cap on …

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