US Retail Sales Rebounded, As U.S. Retail Sales Trigger Metal’s New Crash


WASHINGTON (September 16, 2021)--- Sales at the nation’s retailers rose 0.7 in August, the Commerce Department said Thursday, despite a huge decline in vehicle sales related to product shortages and shipping concerns.  Groceries sales increased 2.1% since people stayed home due to COVID-19. . Excluding cars, sales rose a robust…

International Organizations, Vaccine Manufacturers Agree to Intensify Cooperation to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccine


(September 16, 2021)---The heads of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank Group, World Health Organization and World Trade Organization met with the CEOs of leading vaccine manufacturing companies to discuss strategies to improve the access to COVID-19 vaccines, especially in low- and lower middle-income countries and in Africa. The Task…

House Freedom Caucus member Matt Krause challenges Ken Paxton for Texas attorney general


TEXAS (September 16, 2021)-- Attorney General Ken Paxton has another  Republican primary challenger, but this time it is someone who has been close to him for years: state Rep. Matt Krause. The Fort Worth lawmaker and founding member of the House Freedom Caucus says he is running as the “faithful conservative…

Census Bureau Delivers 2020 Census Redistricting Data in Easier-to-Use Format


CITY OF WASHINGTON (September 16, 2021)---The U.S. Census Bureau today released the 2020 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File to states and the public in an easier-to-use format.    These data are now available on data.census.gov. They are identical to those released Aug. 12 on the Census Bureau’s FTP site and in various…