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China’s manufacturing activity contracts for 5th straight month

Fri, Mar 1, 2024 at 9:28 am

( ) -q-28- UNDATED (Correspondent Jeremy House) “50.7 in January.”

An official survey of factory managers shows manufacturing in China contracted for a fifth consecutive month in February.

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TAG: Correspondent Jeremy House reporting.

VERBATIM: It’s a reflection of persistent weakness in China’s economy ahead of annual legislative meetings where officials are expected to boost policy support. The official purchasing managers index fell to 49.1 in February from 49.2 the month before. Meanwhile, the non-manufacturing PMI, which measures activity in sectors such as services and construction, rose to 51.4 from 50.7 in January.

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Greg Clugston SRN News White House correspondent

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White House ends remaining COVID-19 testing requirement

Mon, Mar 4, 2024 at 5:34 pm

The White House has lifted its last remaining COVID-19 testing requirement. Up until now, COVID testing was still required for those who were in close contact with President Biden, Vice President Harris, and their spouses. Monday’s announcement ending that requirement brings to a close the last coronavirus prevention protocol at the White House. The change is in line with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Last week, the CDC relaxed its recommendations for those who test positive for COVID-19.

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Bob Agnew SRN News U.S. Senate correspondent

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Senators Weigh Impact Of Emerging Technologies On Human Defense Force

Wed, Feb 28, 2024 at 3:08 pm
The Senate Armed Services Committee heard testimony on Wednesday from experts on maintaining a strong military and defense workforce, while embracing the growing role of Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Simon Johnson of MIT told the committee that one challenge to a strong workforce is known as “stranded expertise” in which experts find themselves made irrelevant by emerging technology such as Artificial Intelligence. Lawmakers and the military trying to find ways to integrate critical AI solutions, while maintaining a strong and motivated military workforce.
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Bernie Bennett SRN News U.S. House correspondent

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Michael Harrington SRN News religion desk editor

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Evangelicals want action on immigration

Fri, Mar 1, 2024 at 10:25 am

Evangelicals want action on immigration

VERBATIM: According to a new survey by LifeWay Research, the surge in illegal border crossings during the Biden administration is worrying Evangelical Christians. 80% want Congress to take action to stop the flow. Lifeway spokesman Scott McConnell says “The urgency continues to grow for Congress to act this year to improve laws around immigration.” The poll also finds that Evangelicals are concerned for the welfare of illegal aliens and want to share the gospel with them. Michael Harrington, SRN News.

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