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Shortly before the 2014 election that made him prime minister, Narendra Modi came up with the idea that India’s young population, constitutional checks on arbitrary political power and large domestic market would bring prosperity over a decade. He even coined a slogan, calling it the nation’s 3D advantage — demographics, democracy and demand. India’s democratic institutions, such as the ...

LOS ANGELES — There are three things in life in this country you can always depend on: death, taxes and sports journalists admonishing the NFL for its lack of Black head coaches. With the Houston Texans firing David Culley after just one season, the league is now down to a single Black head coach, the Pittsburgh Steelers' Mike Tomlin. And while Tomlin, who has never had a losing season in 15 ...

NEW YORK — Imprisoned “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli was banned for life from the pharmaceutical industry and ordered to return to victims $64.6 million of the profit he made by jacking up the price of a life-saving drug, a federal judge ordered Friday. The Federal Trade Commission and seven states, including New York, sued in January 2020 accusing Vyera Pharmaceuticals — formerly Shkreli’s ...

PHILADELPHIA — A worker failed to shut off a valve Thursday at the AdvanSix plant in Philadelphia and up to 2,000 gallons of phenol spilled, with some possibly entering the sewer system, according to a police report. The incident occurred about 4:20 a.m. on the 2500 block of Bridge Street. The fire department responded, but did not call for an evacuation. No one was injured. Phenol can be ...

General Motors' chief economist said Thursday that she believes the country's inflation problems are only temporary and mostly the result of supply-chain bottlenecks — not last year's stimulus checks — and that they will likely ease up later in the year. Speaking at a virtual meeting of the Detroit Economic Club, Elaine Buckberg said that year-over-year inflation is "extremely high" right now ...

SAN DIEGO — Imperial Beach surfers and swimmers have long complained about foul smells along the city's shoreline during summer months. For years, those concerns were swept aside as the Mexican sewage plaguing the town rarely spills over the border through the Tijuana River unless it's raining. A new report out of UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Stanford University and the ...

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. — His skis nearby, John Gabin lounged at a picnic table, gazing up toward the steep slopes carpeted with snow. His 4-year-old son sprawled on his outstretched legs. "It's a getaway from L.A., the city, you know?" said Gabin, 46, of North Hollywood, who rented a house in Big Bear Lake with his wife, their two children and a friend for several days. He spent the sunny ...

While President Joe Biden is off doing Civil War reenactments, American families are left trying to balance household budgets that are being smashed by soaring prices. Inflation topped 7% in 2021, the largest surge in consumer costs since 1982. Break out basic necessities, and the inflation impact is even more devastating: — Meat, poultry, fish and eggs rose 12.5% — Energy is up 30% overall, ...

Imagine two children on a playground. These kids play. They laugh. They are helping each other on the slides and sharing a sandwich for lunch. At 4 years old, these children — one Black and one white — see each other as they see themselves. They see not a color or racism or social stigma. They see another kid who will help them throw their leftover bread to the ducks. What happens to these two ...

For two consecutive winters, cold weather has caused Texas gas production to plunge but the size of those drops depends on who you ask. Days after the most recent chill, state regulators said just 2% of output was lost although independent researchers contend it was more than triple that. Why the discrepancy? Despite being the biggest supplier and consumer of gas in the world’s largest ...