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A Reuters poll of analysts expects the National Bank of Hungary (NBH) to raise its base rate by 20 basis points to 1.1%. The currency has weakened nearly 4% since the strong levels seen immediately after the NBH last month raised its base rate by 30 basis points to 0.9% to fight inflation, becoming the first in the European Union (EU) to tighten policy. Brokerage Equilor expects a 30 basis-point hike and wrote that due to higher-than-expected June inflation and the political tensions "a very strong signal is needed from the side of monetary policy, which could stabilise the forint's rate."
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These are the nation's best hospitals, US News reports, but many struggle to reduce health disparities
Only 29% of hospitals treated a proportion of Black patients that was comparable to the proportion of Black residents living in the community.
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U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Tuesday he was committed to having a constructive relationship with China and working on common challenges as he laid out his vision for ties with Beijing, which have sunk to their lowest point in decades. The United States has put countering China at the heart of its national security policy for years and President Joe Biden's administration has called rivalry with Beijing "the biggest geopolitical test" of this century. While Austin's speech in Singapore will touch on the usual list of behavior Washington describes as destabilizing, from Taiwan to the South China Sea, his comments about seeking a stable relationship could provide an opening for the two countries to start to reduce tension.
Nearly 140 Democratic U.S lawmakers on Tuesday urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to quickly reinstate California’s right to set regulations for vehicle emissions, which was taken away by the Trump administration. In April, the EPA said it was moving to give back legal authority to California to set tough vehicle emission rules and zero-emission vehicle mandates. In 2013, the EPA granted California a waiver to set vehicle rules.
- Baltimore Sun
It can be jarring the first time you see it — an angry, sexist meme about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi posted on the Facebook page of one of your favorite relatives, an affable and kindhearted soul you always considered politically moderate with a slight lean to the right. Even more jarring: Discovering that a cousin you once admired hates and rejects the COVID-19 vaccinations championed by ...
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