The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose from 6.4% in November to 8.4% in December, surpassing the U.S. unemployment rate of 6.7%, which remained unchanged last month. The number of unemployed workers shot up from 196,600 to 264,300 in a month, representing an additional 67,600 people without a job and actively looking for work. … [Read more...] about Rising cases and restrictions hit Colorado economy hard in December
For Berners-Lee, the Solid-Inrupt venture is a fix-it project. He has spent his career championing information sharing, openness and personal empowerment online — as director of the World Wide Web Consortium, president of the Open Data Institute, and an academic at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Oxford University. His accolades include a Turing Award, often called the Nobel Prize of computer science. In his native England, he is a knight — Sir Tim. … [Read more...] about He created the Web. Now he’s out to remake the digital world.
The case has offered a rare window into Amazon’s influence over the workings of the internet. Parler also argued in its lawsuit that Amazon violated antitrust laws by colluding with Twitter to quash the upstart social media app, although it offered little evidence for that claim other than the fact that Twitter, like Parler, is an Amazon Web Services customer. … [Read more...] about Amazon won’t have to restore Parler web service, judge says
Infrastructure financing is another arena for influence, which China exercises through Belt and Road, and the U.S. through its “Indo-Pacific” spending program. The Asian nation’s lending is far higher, though. Germany's Kiel Institute analyzed data last year and concluded Beijing has become the world’s biggest lender, overtaking groups like the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. It said from 2000-2017 other nations’ debt to China “soared ten-fold, from less than $500 billion to more than $5 trillion.” … [Read more...] about Analysts: Rising Debt Burden Could Make Laos More Reliant on China
Federal investigators cited driver inattention as the probable cause of that crash. The bus driver was attempting to fix a problem with airflow through his door before the crash and became distracted, then veered off the road and overcorrected before crossing a median and overturning. Most of the passengers were ejected. … [Read more...] about Bus heading to Grand Canyon rolls over; 1 dead, 2 critical