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Sappy ending: Canada digs deep into strategic reserves to cover maple syrup shortage

A poor harvest season and booming demand has prompted Quebec’s syrup ‘cartel’ to release around 22,000 tonnes of the luscious liquidMaple syrup producers have been forced to raid the world’s only stockpile of the highly valued sweet treat, as surging worldwide demand combined with an unusually short harvest season in 2021.The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, sometimes referred to as the “Opec of maple syrup”, has released about 22m kilograms of syrup from its strategic reserve to cove...
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DVORAK’S PROPHECY on NPR — Are the Arts Still a “Fit Topic” for Historians?

At the conclusion of the National Public Radio feature I’ve produced about “The Fate of Black Classical Music,” Jenn White
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Weekend reading: Many shall fall that now are in honor*

What caught my eye this week. T oday would be embarrassing if Monevator was an old-fashioned print magazine (as opposed to an old-fashioned ‘weblog’!) I’d be scurrying past the newsstands. Trying to avoid my cover story – already written by Wednesday due to magazine print deadlines – about the bull market disguising how last year’s mega-winners had cratered in 2021. That post looks less topical this Saturday morning. Because in case you hadn’t noticed – in which case, collect your merit badge ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, UK, Marketing, US, Bloomberg, Bank Of England, Bbc, Atlantic, South Africa, Delta, Warren Buffett, Npr, Jeff Bezos

The 100 best drama movies of all time, according to critics

"The Godfather Part 2"Paramount Pictures We ranked the 100 best dramas of all time based on Rotten Tomatoes' adjusted score. The adjusted score is based on a weighted formula that gives newer movies an advantage. The list includes classics like "Citizen Kane," recent Oscar winners like "Parasite," and blockbusters like "Black Panther." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As a cinematic genre, "drama" has taken many forms over the decades.The list we compiled here is ba...
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NPR's Books We Love list is out

Books We Love : Comics and Graphic Novels NPR November 26 2021 [Author: Mike Rhode]
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School districts are canceling thousands of classes due to staff shortages and teacher burnout

Elementary school childrenMediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images Schools across the US are canceling classes over staff shortages and teacher burnout. Such cancellations have affected 858 districts and 8,692 individual schools just this month. Some working parents are furious, especially about sudden cancellations. Schools across the US are canceling classes over staff shortages and teacher burnout, sparking fury among some working parents. Cancellations have affected 858 dis...
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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes admits to adding Pfizer logo to company reports and hiding the use of third-party devices: Trial week 12 recap

Brittany Hosea-Small/Reuters Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes returned to the stand this week in her criminal fraud trial. She admitted using Pfizer's logo without authorization but said, "I wish I had done it differently." Holmes also said she concealed Theranos' use of third-party devices over trade secret concerns. Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes continued testifying in the 12th week of her federal fraud trial this week. Her defense has argued she couldn't have knowingly dup...
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Chris Wallace Had A Sad About Tucker Carlson’s Jan. 6 Propaganda

A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. Privately Complaining To Fox Execs Fox News hosts Chris Wallace and Bret Baier criticized Tucker Carlson’s so-called “documentary” on the Capitol insurrection in private conversations with Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and Fox News Media President Jay Wallace, according to NPR. The hosts’ complaints reportedly made it up the chain to Lachlan Murdoch, the chairman and CEO of Fox Corp., Fox News’ parent company.Carlson’s doc...
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Ohio State wants to wipe out its student debt and just launched an $800 million program to do it within 10 years

This May 8, 2019 photo shows a sign for Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. On FridayAP Photo/Angie Wang Ohio State University launched a ten-year plan to get rid of student loans from its financial aid packages. The state school is raising $800 million to ensure its undergraduates can be debt-free in the future. Other schools, like Harvard and Amherst, have replaced loans with grants that don't have to be repaid. Graduating from college in the US without student debt is a luxury man...
Tags: US, Trends, Joe Biden, Harvard, Yale, Npr, Johnson, Ohio State, Princeton, Osu, Smith College, Amherst, Colgate, Colgate University, Ohio State University OSU, Kristina Johnson

AHA News: Pulmonary Embolism Is Common and Can Be Deadly, But Few Know the Signs

By American Heart Association News, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Nov. 23, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Public radio fans knew NPR books...
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'I'm living in Guantanamo 2.0': A Guantanamo Bay survivor says he can't get a job or make friends, and can't leave his city without permission

Mansoor Adayfi after his release from the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp. He said he is wearing an orange cloth to represent his time there.Masoor Adayfi Mansoor Adayfi was held at Guantanamo Bay for 14 years. He was never charged with a crime. He was released in 2016, but says his life now is still like being in prison. He told Insider he can't make friends or get work, and is regularly interrogated. Mansoor Adayfi spent 14 years in the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, where he says he was ...
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"Redistricting in this way — drawing districts so contrived as to be ludicrous, to shore up power that is clearly fading — reads like a balding man trying to fool the world with an embarrassing combover."

Says state senator Michelle Au, quoted in "As Georgia grows more Democratic, its members of Congress will not" (NPR).ADDED: To extend the analogy, I'd like to ask Au if she'd agree to solve the "embarrassing combover" problem by adopting the equivalent of a buzzcut. And then Democrats and Republicans have to go on with the buzzcut. No going back to a combover. But the question is: What would a gerrymander buzzcut look like? Can we leave it to a computer that is programmed with information that d...
Tags: Law, Congress, Georgia, Metaphor, Redistricting, Npr, Ann Althouse, Analogies, Michelle Au

New trailers: The Expanse, Ozark, Encounter, and more

Welp, The Morning Show season two finale was a messy disappointment much like the rest of the season. I think Linda Holmes’ recap at NPR really nailed why a season that seemed full of promise... #successionbackstory #ozark #finale #themorningshow #welp #lindaholmes
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TikTok may owe you money from its $92 million data privacy settlement

TikTok users in the United States may be eligible for part of a $92 million settlement.Daniel Constante/Shutterstock US residents who used TikTok prior to October may be eligible for part of a $92 million settlement. The settlement follows a class-action data privacy lawsuit filed in Illinois. Eligible users must submit a claim before March 1, 2022 to possibly receive payment. If you were a TikTok user prior to October 1 and are a United States resident, you may be eligible to receive part of...
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What Brands Need to Know About Misinformation and Disinformation

if (typeof BingeIframeRan === "undefined") { window.addEventListener("message", receiveMessage, false); function receiveMessage(event) { try { var parsed = JSON.parse( if (parsed.context === "iframe.resize") { var iframes = document.getElementsByClassName("binge-iframe"); for (let i = 0; i  There are no earthworms in beef jerky sticks. It is impor...
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47 members of Congress have violated a law designed to stop insider trading and prevent conflicts-of-interest

Marianne Ayala/Insider Insider and other media have identified numerous US lawmakers not complying with the federal STOCK Act. Their excuses range from oversights, to clerical errors, to inattentive accountants. Ethics watchdogs — and even some in Congress — want to ban lawmakers from trading individual stocks. See more stories on Insider's business page. Insider and several other news organizations have this year identified 47 members of Congress who've failed to properly report thei...
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Warren accuses GOP senator of 'Red Scare tactics' after he suggests Biden nominee is a communist because of where she was born

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on September 28, 2021.Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Warren blasted Kennedy after he suggested Biden's nominee for comptroller of the currency, Saule Omarova, is a communist. Omarova was born in Kazakhstan during the Soviet era, but came to the US in 1991 and is a citizen. "Sexism, racism, pages straight out of Joe McCarthy's 1950s Red Scare tactics," Warren said in response to Kennedy. Democratic...
Tags: Politics, Washington, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, Communism, Warren, Npr, Kazakhstan, Louisiana, Biden, Donald Trump

NPR tries (pathetically) to deliver some cheerful news about Biden.

 Why isn't this sort of thing too embarrassing to use?The headline is: "Biden looks for a fresh start as he reunites the North American 'Three Amigos.'" The article begins: "The last time the leaders of the U.S., Mexico and Canada met was in 2016, and the bonhomie among the trio that year was so apparent that it blossomed into an internet meme: #3Amigos."Trump didn't continue the "3 Amigos" approach, because he "forced through a North American trade pact to replace NAFTA," and Canada and Mexico ...
Tags: Law, Obama, Mexico, America, Canada, Commerce, Npr, Biden, Trump, Nafta, United States Mexico, Ann Althouse, Amigos, MSM reports what's in social media, Trump and foreign affairs, Trump s North

"The White House strongly supports this historic nomination"/"Since this historic and eminently qualified nominee...."

Oh, how I loathe this overuse of "historic"!The quotes are from a spokesperson for the White House and a spokesperson from Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown, from "Police report reveals striking details about Biden nom Saule Omarova's 'retail theft' arrest/Omarova admitted to stealing $214 worth of items from T.J. Maxx in the police report" (Fox News).I don't know what's supposed to be striking about the details. That the items were 4 pairs of shoes, 2 bottles of cologne, 2 belts a...
Tags: Law, White House, Wisconsin, Fox News, Npr, Kazakhstan, Biden, Soviet Union, Sherrod Brown, J Maxx, Moscow State University, Senate Banking Committee, Cornell Law School, Ann Althouse, Saule Omarova, Omarova

Meet the Oud, the “King of All Instruments” Whose Origins Stretch Back 3500 Years Ago to Ancient Persia

The word oud might make some people think of fragrances. Tom Ford’s Oud Wood currently sets fashionistas back between $263 and $360 a bottle: oud can refer to “agarwood,” a very rare ingredient in perfumes. But regular Open Culture readers may be more familiar with the bowl-shaped instrument that made its way to Europe from North Africa during the Middle Ages, giving rise to the lute (al-oud… The word oud, or ud, in Arabic simply means “wood.”) The oud is, after all, a direct, if distant...
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10 transformers wrangling supply chain chaos, from former driver collectives to mastering drone deliveries

For the Delivery section of this year's edition of Insider's 100 People Transforming Business, we've highlighted 10 people up and down the supply chain who are charting new paths through the tumult.Halfpoint Images/Getty Images The effects of a congested global supply chain will make themselves felt through the end of 2022. American consumers are ordering more goods than ever, and expect affordable and timely delivery. Here are 10 people changing their companies and industri...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Trends, Supply Chain, UPS, Npr, North America, Delivery, Instacart, Caruso, Alex Davies, Amazon Alphabet, Peter Sagal, Yariv Bash, David Liu, Carol Tomé

Speed daters make matches like economists

NPR's Planet Money reports on the design of the market for freshly-minted PhDs in economics. The market hasn't changed since I went on the market in 1979. The meetings that January were held in snowy Atlanta, and just like the job seeker in the report, I was running from one hotel to another doing 20+ interviews in a little over three days. [Author: John B. Chilton]
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46 members of Congress have violated a law designed to stop insider trading and prevent conflicts-of-interest

Marianne Ayala/Insider Insider and other media have identified numerous US lawmakers not complying with the federal STOCK Act. Their excuses range from oversights, to clerical errors, to inattentive accountants. Ethics watchdogs — and even some in Congress — want to ban lawmakers from trading individual stocks. See more stories on Insider's business page. Insider and several other news organizations have this year identified 46 members of Congress who've failed to properly report thei...
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Baltimore City Council President Seeks to Establish Reverse Mortgage Grant Program

Baltimore, Md. City Council President Nick Mosby introduced a package of new bills this week, one of which includes the establishment of a grant program designed to assist the city’s reverse mortgage borrowers. This is according to a report published by local National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate WYPR. Urging Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott to fund the proposed measures using funds allocated to the city by the American Rescue Plan Act signed into law earlier this year by President Joe Biden, th...
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Tucker Carlson airs COVID-19 conspiracy-ridden segment with RFK Jr.

Robert Kennedy Jr. and Fox News host Tucker Carlson.Fox News Tucker Carlson plugged his streaming show Monday night by airing his interview with RFK Jr. Carlson described the longtime anti-vaccine activist as "one of the smartest" political observers. Kennedy made several demonstrably false claims about the pandemic in the interview. In a new escalation of his anti-science rhetoric concerning the pandemic, Fox News host Tucker Carlson plugged his streaming show by featuring an interview with ...
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Inflation Blame and Fixes

Politics plays a role in macroeconomic issues such as inflation. I understand that some readers don’t want to read about more politics, but it is necessary to discuss the financial topic that’s on everyone’s mind. Inflation is here. I’ve always said that I’d find some way to adapt to inflation. I’ve since come to realize that isn’t always possible. However, we’ve been doing fairly well to battle inflation. Take most people’s “big three” expenses: Housing – Our housing costs aren’t rising ...
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NPR's book editor Petra Mayer has died

She was very interested in comic books and the culture. NPR books editor Petra Mayer has died Emma Bowman November 13, 2021 Petra Mayer, Books Editor for NPR and 'Resident Nerd,' Dies at 46 By Neil Vigdor Nov. 14, 2021
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Corey Lewandowski said Trump knew the election was over but wanted to 'create enough doubt' so he could say 'he didn't lose and that it was stolen': book

Former Trump Campaign manager Corey Lewandowski speaks as US President Donald Trump looks on during a rally at Total Sports Park in Washington, Michigan on April 28, 2018.MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Corey Lewandowski said Trump knew the election was over but wanted to sow doubt about the results. "He just wants to create enough doubt" to be able to say "he didn't lose," Lewandowski said. The comments are in ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl's forthcoming book. Corey Lewandowsk...
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Meet Ji-Young, Sesame Street's first Asian American muppet

Ji-Young is a 7-year-old girl who loves skateboarding and playing the electric guitar. She's also the first Asian American muppet in Sesame Street's 52-year history. From NPR: Ji-Young's existence is the culmination of a lot of discussions after the events of 2020 — George Floyd's death and anti-Asian hate incidents. — Read the rest
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Trump's defense secretary says his goal was to stop him from using the military against Americans in 'the days before, the day of, and the days after the election:' book

Former President Donald Trump speaks at the press briefing room as former Defense Secretary Mark Esper looks on at the White House on April 1, 2020. Win McNamee/Getty Images Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper spoke to Jonathan Karl about his final months at the Pentagon. Esper said he sought to stop Trump from using the military against Americans around Election Day. He also thought he would be fired after contradicting Trump over the Insurrection Act in June 2020. As President Donald Tru...
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