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Industrial Technology’s Future Is Taking Shape. VCs Are Missing Out
Technology

Industrial Technology’s Future Is Taking Shape. VCs Are Missing Out

The battle to dominate industrial technology is ramping up as government intervention in economies becomes far more prevalent. Investors — once enamored of asset-light firms and high returns — better be prepared to put in billions of dollars towards this, or risk being crowded out.This isn’t just a reaction to the fallout from Russia’s war in Ukraine and geopolitical tensions between the US and China. The past two years of goods shortages and labor shocks have exposed weak and clunky supply chains across the globe. To ensure we don’t end up there again, governments are bolstering their multi-billion dollar industrial policies to incubate the next generation of hardware, including chips, 5G base stations, electric vehicles, batteries and high-tech machinery and systems. Source link ...
Malaysia Election 2022: King Becomes Political Arbiter in Choosing New PM
Politics

Malaysia Election 2022: King Becomes Political Arbiter in Choosing New PM

Malaysia’s monarch has been thrust into the middle of a political crisis that will see him determine a new prime minister for the third time in three years, expanding his role as a political arbiter.The Southeast Asia nation is still waiting for a new premier after Saturday’s elections left coalitions led by reformist Anwar Ibrahim and former leader Muhyiddin Yassin without a majority. Neither of them have been able to convince King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah they have support from other parties to form government. Source link
WILLIAMS: Exercise your right; discharge your duty | Local News
Fitness

WILLIAMS: Exercise your right; discharge your duty | Local News

"This is your duty, son,” my father told me on my 18th birthday as he drove me to the county election board office to register to vote.As a teenager, I understood civics (thank you, Mr. Nunn) by learning from wonderful teachers who made the process fun. As students of civics, we studied the form, function, and limitations of our federal and state governments.Why is this important in a column about investing? A valid question. The answer is also very appropriate – without a proper understanding of government and its role in our economy, one cannot understand our financial markets and other economic factors. By studying government and participating in the pro...
GOP hopefuls for election posts see enemies within own party
Politics

GOP hopefuls for election posts see enemies within own party

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Four Republicans who have promoted false claims about the 2020 presidential election and are running for top state election offices said Saturday they were fighting against a corrupt system — even pointing a finger at mysterious forces within their own party.The candidates -- Arizona’s Mark Finchem, Michigan’s Kristina Karamo, Nevada’s Jim Marchant and New Mexico’s Audrey Trujillo -- said they want to overhaul how elections are run in their states. They appeared at a conference inside a South Florida hotel ballroom that featured numerous speakers falsely claiming that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump.“Our biggest enemy is our own party,” said Marchant, a businessman and former state lawmaker who was among Trump’s most ardent support...