The five-year truce would quell fears that the European Union and the United States could hit each other with tariffs on everything from French wine to Harley-Davidson motorcycles, as they did in recent years as part of the dispute, which targeted Boeing and Airbus.
The broad economy has yet to show signs of a serious worker shortage, economists say. But in some narrow pockets, from sawmills to psychologists’ offices, employers are raising wages significantly and seeing little response.
Even if a Senate-passed bill providing $52 billion in subsidies for the chip industry becomes law, the United States would still face stiff global competition to attract factories that make the cutting-edge technology.
The bloc’s leaders touted a pledge of 1 billion new doses. However, the WHO’s director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that to vaccinate 70 percent of the world’s population by the next Group of Seven meeting, the world needs 11 billion doses.
While the move would mark another turning point in the transition out of the pandemic, it could also bring an end to provisions that have, for months, protected residents from some of the economic fallout of widespread lockdowns.
The incident, which was caught in viral videos, left four teenagers arrested, authorities said. But the videos left many critics questioning whether police needed to use such force over a vaping ordinance.
“I don’t think America intimately knows enough people like me. I would love America to see Black people, especially Black gay men as — and I hate this word — normal, and as human beings and as part of the culture.”