The future of the bill, which would ban discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity, remains uncertain.
Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark has been ruled out after he was injured in the first period of Buffalo's game against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Ullmark stopped all 15 shots he faced in the first period before being replaced by backup Carter Hutton to open the second period. The Sabres did not specify the nature of Ullmark's injury in announcing he would not return.
Mobster Peter Gotti, the brother of notorious Gambino crime boss John Gotti, has died while serving a federal prison sentence, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press Thursday. Gotti, 81, died of natural causes while incarcerated at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, North Carolina, said the person, who could not discuss the matter publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity. Gotti was sentenced to a 25-year term for his conviction in 2003 on racketeering and other charges alleging he took command of the Gambinos after his brother was locked up.
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(Bloomberg) -- Japanese factories increased output in January for the first time in three months, signaling the country’s economic recovery is continuing despite a renewed state of emergency to contain the coronavirus.Industrial output rose 4.2% from the previous month, with production of memory chips and semiconductor equipment climbing, the trade ministry reported Friday. Economists had projected a 3.8% overall gain amid rising exports, especially to China.Separate figures showed retail sales fell at less than half the predicted pace in January compared with the prior month. Declines eased in Tokyo consumer prices, a bellwether for national inflation.While the spending drop was far smaller than during a wider-ranging emergency last year, it still underscored a split in the recovery between domestic and export-driven sectors. Since consumer spending accounts for more than half of the economy, a sustained rebound after the emergency requires people to open their purse strings.Key Insights“How much consumption will come back starting in March will hold the key,” said economist Atsushi Takeda at Itochu Research Institute. “I don’t think consumption will be back at full speed as the government is likely to maintain some restrictions with the Olympics nearing.”Japan’s decision to focus its latest emergency advisory on bars and restaurants in major cities is exacting a smaller toll than last spring’s more wide-scale approach. While the economy is seen falling back into contraction this quarter, rising output is likely to offer support to the recovery once the emergency ends.Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will decide as early as today whether to lift the emergency outside the Tokyo region about a week ahead of schedule, a move likely to help spending and sentiment at least marginally. The number of new virus cases in Japan has fallen to a fraction of the peak and last week the country started giving vaccines.High frequency data compiled by Bloomberg Economics shows activity rising in Japan more than in place likes the U.S., the U.K. or Canada.On the manufacturing side, Japan’s production has been helped by a pickup in demand from China, where exports rose last month by the most since 2010. An ongoing global shortage of semiconductors is driving output in electronics but also weighing on the auto industry, a key sector for Japan.What Bloomberg Economics Says...“A smaller-than-expected decline in Tokyo’s core inflation gauge was driven by volatile factors. As such, we don’t expect the reading to have a meaningful implication to the Bank of Japan’s policy review in March.”--Yuki Masujima, economistFor the full report, click here.Get MoreTokyo’s consumer prices excluding fresh food, a leading indicator of nationwide inflation trends, fell at a slightly slower pace of 0.3% in February from a year earlier, according to a separate report from the ministry of internal affairs.Retail sales decreased 2.4% in January compared with a year earlier, better than the 2.6% projected fall by economists.Industrial production is expected to rise 2.1% in February and fall 6.1% in March, according to a ministry survey.(Adds economist’s comments.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
The Senate parliamentarian ruled the Senate cannot use the budget reconciliation process to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
The House on Thursday passed the Equality Act, a top agenda item for President Joe Biden that would prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ Americans in a 224-206 vote. Three Republicans voted with all Democrats on the measure, which the House also passed two years ago but languished in the then-GOP-controlled Senate. In 2019, eight House Republicans supported the bill.
Perth's homelessness crisis: the WA election issue Mark McGowan can't shake offFremantle’s ‘tent city’ has shed light on Western Australia’s growing number of rough sleepers – and a Labor government presiding over a ballooning public housing waiting list The tent city in Pioneer Park in Fremantle on 22 January, which was set up on Boxing Day 2020. In the past 12 months, Western Australia’s public housing waiting list has ballooned by 2,000 to 14,890 applicants. Photograph: Richard Wainwright/AAP
Words matter: how New Zealand's clear messaging helped beat CovidOne year on from the nation’s first case of coronavirus, Aotearoa has largely eliminated the virus - communications played a key part in its successCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to media during a press conference at Parliament. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images
Travelers will soon be able to hop on the company's planes and fly to Montana or the Florida panhandle.
The U.N. Security Council imposed sanctions Thursday on a top police security official in Yemen's capital, which is controlled by Houthi rebels, citing his prominent role in intimidations, systematic arrests, detentions, torture, sexual violence “and rape against politically active women.” A resolution adopted by a vote of 14-0 with Russia abstaining said Sultan Saleh Aida Aida Zabin, director of the Criminal Investigation Department in the capital Sanaa, is directly or by virtue of his authority responsible for using multiple places of detention including police stations, prisons and detention centers for human rights abuses. The council said in imposing a travel ban and arms embargo on Zabin that he “engaged in acts that threaten the peace, security and stability of Yemen, including violations of applicable international humanitarian law and human rights abuses in Yemen.”
Chancellor due to unveil his spring Budget on Wednesday
Hasbro this fall will launch a "Create Your Potato Head Family" kit, which it called "a celebration of the many faces of families". Mr. Potato Head and Mrs. Potato Head will still be sold. "This is a really smart move for Hasbro," said Allen Adamson, co-founder of branding firm Metaforce.
‘It has certainly made Alex Salmond very angry with me, that is self-evident, but that was the right thing to do,’ says first minister
The indictment lodging fraud charges against ex-President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon should not be dismissed despite his pardon, prosecutors told a judge Thursday, citing ill effects an indictment can leave on someone even without a conviction. Prosecutors said Bannon’s lawyer had quietly slipped an email to the judge making the request to dismiss an indictment charging him with defrauding thousands of donors who believed their money would be used to fulfill Trump’s chief campaign promise to build a wall along the southern border. Instead, over a million dollars of the $25 million raised for the “We Build The Wall” campaign was diverted to pay a salary to one campaign official and personal expenses for himself, the indictment alleged.
The "enhanced Apple shopping experience" will start to be introduced in the next few days.
Marc Sadeghi had just returned from a work trip to New Zealand when he was asked to meet with someone from Human Resources. Sadeghi was settling into his job as global head of visual effects for Amazon Studios, based at the streamer’s Culver City office. He had quickly discovered that he had less staff support […]
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The Dutch parliament on Thursday passed a non-binding motion saying the treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority in China amounts to genocide, the first such move by a European country. Activists and U.N. rights experts say at least one million Muslims are being detained in camps in the remote western region of Xinjiang. The activists and some Western politicians accuse China of using torture, forced labour and sterilisations.
The Olympian shared a selfie from the hospital on Instagram Thursday