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“The labor market is hot, hot, hot, heaping pressure on the Fed to continue raising policy rates.”

Chief global strategist at Principal Asset Management, Seema Shah, on the latest jobs report showing better than expected job growth.

dec 2, 2022

“We suffered a one-two punch at the hands of, first the Democratic Party; the second served up by the Republicans.”

Railroad Workers United on Congress and the White House intervening in contract negotiations, essentially making a labor strike illegal.

dec 2, 2022

“There was a house in the Sherwood community that the roof was actually lifted off of the house, twisted 180 degrees and dropped back down on the home.”

Sgt. Dillon Cates with the Choctaw County, Mississippi, Sheriff’s Office on a suspected tornado during a dangerous southern U.S. weather event that led to the death of at least two people.

dec 2, 2022

“Robots equipped in this manner would only be used in extreme circumstances to save or prevent further loss of innocent lives.”

San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) spokesperson Allison Maxie. Supervisors voted 8-3 to give the SFPD the ability to use remote-controlled robots in emergencies; the robots could be equipped with explosives and be potentially lethal.

dec 1, 2022

“The Senate must now act urgently.”

President Biden following the House's 290-137 vote that approved a tentative agreement for railroad employees. The agreement must be passed by the Senate before December 9 to avert a potential rail strike.

dec 1, 2022

“Because of the unbelievable can-do spirit, Artemis I has had extraordinary success and has completed a series of history making events.”

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson on the Artemis I mission – the first step in NASA's goal to put astronauts back on the moon around 2025-26 as part of the Artemis Program.

nov 30, 2022

“Mexico's import ban would cause both massive economic losses for Mexico’s agricultural industries and citizens, as well as place an unjustified burden on U.S. farmers.”

United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack after meeting with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Mexico – which imports corn from the U.S. – plans to ban genetically modified corn in 2024.

nov 30, 2022

“The Senate has the opportunity to put those fears to rest and give millions of people in same sex and interracial marriages the certainty, dignity and respect that they need and deserve.”

United States Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI.), lead sponsor of the Respect for Marriage Act that was passed in the Senate with a 61-36 vote. Baldwin is the first openly gay person to serve in the Senate.

nov 30, 2022

“Every single player is ready to lay their body on the line to make sure this team is successful.”

United States midfielder Weston McKennie on the U.S. men's soccer team win over Iran.

nov 29, 2022

“We don’t know where the flow is going, we don’t know how long it’s going to last.”

Resident of Big Island, Bobby Camara. The Mauna Loa volcano, located on Hawaii's Big Island, is the largest active volcano in the world and has begun erupting for the first time since 1984.

nov 29, 2022

“I am calling on Congress to pass legislation immediately to adopt the Tentative Agreement between railroad workers and operators – without any modifications or delay – to avert a potentially crippling national rail shutdown.”

President Biden in a statement calling on Congress to impose an agreement on work conditions for railroad workers and prevent a potential strike.

nov 29, 2022

“... we are voluntarily recalling these products.”

Baby product manufacturer Green Sprouts in a statement recalling more than 10,500 toddler sippy cups and bottles due to concern for potential lead exposure from the products.

nov 28, 2022

“Oppose dictatorship.”

University students in Hong Kong, China, protesting against COVID-19 regulations. Protestors are calling on President Xi to resign, making it one of the most significant oppositions to the Communist Party in decades.

nov 28, 2022

“This action is not being taken in response to energy prices, this is a limited license ... this is about the regime taking the steps needed to support the restoration of democracy in Venezuela.”

A Biden administration official in a statement to Axios. The U.S. gave Chevron the green light to resume oil production in Venezuela, indicating a “thawing” between the two countries.

nov 28, 2022

“It's hard to tell how Black Friday is panning out so far. We have to look at the whole holiday season. The slowness in purchasing might get pushed out to Cyber Monday or further.”

Michael Brown, a partner at global management consulting firm Kearney. People spent record amounts on online shopping during Black Friday, while an estimated 67% of Black Friday shopping took place in traditional brick-and-mortar stores.

nov 28, 2022

“When the international rules-based order is threatened somewhere, it is threatened everywhere.”

VP Harris traveling in the Philippines, becoming the highest ranking leader to visit strategic islands bordering the South China Sea.

nov 22, 2022

“My heart breaks for the family and friends of those lost, injured, and traumatized in this horrific shooting.”

Colorado Governor Jared Polis on a shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs on Saturday night; at least five people were killed and more than 15 were injured.

nov 21, 2022

“Sounds like a whip!”

Amateur photographer and meteorologist, Dave Vogan, in Buffalo, New York on experiencing a rare weather event called "thunder snow."

nov 18, 2022

“ ... I will not seek reelection to Democratic leadership in the next Congress.”

Speaker Pelosi (D-CA), the first American woman to serve as House Speaker, on not seeking a leadership position in the next Congressional term.

nov 17, 2022

“The only way to end the vicious cycle of abuse is to end the vicious cycle of silence.”

Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson, whose nonprofit helped push for a bill limiting the use of non-disclosure and non-disparagement agreements in cases of workplace sexual misconduct. The bill has passed in both the House and Senate, and is expected to be signed into law by President Biden.

nov 17, 2022

“General inflation slashing the purchasing power of consumers is a significant factor contributing to the increase in average cost of this year’s Thanksgiving dinner.”

American Farm Bureau Federation Chief Economist Roger Cryan. In the bureau's 37th annual holiday survey, they found that the average cost of this year's Thanksgiving meal is 20% higher than last year.

nov 17, 2022

“We have no indication that this was the result of a deliberate attack.”

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on initial findings regarding a missile strike which landed in Poland on Tuesday, killing two, amid countrywide bombardment by Russia in Ukraine.

nov 16, 2022

“In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States.”

President Donald Trump announcing his campaign for the 2024 presidential election in a speech at at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida on Tuesday night.

nov 16, 2022

“For once, I might be speechless.”

Artemis I launch director, Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, on NASA launching its Space Launch System – "the most powerful rocket in the world" – on Wednesday morning as part of the Artemis program. The rocket put NASA spacecraft Orion on its path to travel past the moon and back to earth in about 26 days.

nov 16, 2022

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