The notion of a digital dollar for the United States has been increasingly in the news over the last month. Research into a potential Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) was called for by an executive order from President Biden in March, and it’s easy to see why: between efforts abroad from China to make moves in the space, to the increasing adoption rate of cryptocurrencies and other faster payments technologies, it’s clear to see that the technology has caught up to the vision, and implementation could offer significant advantages. However, not everyone thinks that a Federal Reserve-backed digital currency is
Amidst the perpetual and turbulent innovation and adoption of tech-oriented ecosystems by the world, the looming threats are overshadowing them at a much faster and smatter pace. It is not a topic of discussion anymore how much tech-dependent the whole world has become, however, it certainly begs other branches for discourse; cyber threats, hacking, ransom […]
Two New Independent Directors Enhance Extensive Insurance, Finance, Data Privacy and Security, Legal, and Governance Expertise on the Board To File Preliminary Proxy Statement That Includes Proposals to Further Enhance Shareholder Rights BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Safety Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAFT) (“Safety” or the “Company”) announced today the appointments of John D. Farina and Deborah E. Gray […]
DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “US DoD Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Growth Opportunities” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. This research service focuses on the US military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) market. The base year for spending information is 2021, and example market participants and market size estimates for the years 2021 to 2025 are provided. This study […]
If 2021 goes down as the worst graphics card shortage in history, 2022 may be characterized as the greatest recovery for prices and availability. We’ve already noted multiple improvements in the opening months of this year, but the US government’s recent announcement marks another major milestone for getting things back to normal.
The Office of Trade Representatives just announced that various computer hardware items including PCBs and more will no longer be subject to the 7.5-25% tariff fees that drove prices up shortly after the Nvidia RTX 30 Series and AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series launched. These tariffs were imposed back in January 2021, when exclusion clauses expired for Chinese imports including computer hardware and components. The immediate result at the time was that AIBs, particularly those with manufacturing based in China, raised prices substantially to account for the import cost increases.
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Sands China Ltd., the Macau arm of Las Vegas Sands (NYSE:LVS), said it provided $41 million in rental assistance last year to tenants at its mall shops in the special administrative region (SAR). The total was needed because of the pandemic, but marked an improvement in revenue rom 2020. In a regulatory filing with the […]
Oil edges lower but market remains extremely tight Oil prices are slipping for a second day as it’s become clear that the EU is not about to agree on a ban on Russian oil imports, no matter how much it would like to follow the actions of the US. While it would be devastating for […]