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    Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and her Chinese counterpart, Wang Wentao, have expressed concern about policies of each other’s governments following Chinese raids on consulting firms and U.S. restrictions on exports of semiconductor technology. Their governments announced no progress in disputes over technology and security but said Raimondo and Wang promised to strengthen exchanges on trade issues. Companies from both sides have been buffeted by tighter official controls on trade in semiconductors and other activity on security grounds. Raimondo's office said she “raised concerns” about Chinese actions against U.S. companies in China. Wang's ministry said he “expressed key concerns” about U.S. policy on semiconductors, exports and trade.

      All of Ford‘s current and future electric vehicles will have access to about 12,000 Tesla Supercharger stations in the U.S. and Canada starting next spring. Ford CEO Jim Farley and Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the agreement Thursday during a “Twitter Spaces” audio chat. Farley said the agreement is a huge move for the auto industry and all electric vehicle customers. Musk said he didn’t want Tesla’s network to be a “walled garden." He said he wants to use it to support sustainable transportation. The event came off without the embarrassing technical glitches that plagued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ announcement Wednesday that he was running for president.

        The 24 bright green baby parrots chirp and bob their heads the second anyone nears the large cages that have been their homes since hatching in March. The Central American natives were seized from a smuggler at Miami International Airport in March. They're being raised by the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation. It was the hatchlings’ faint chirping inside a carry-on bag at the airport that brought them to the attention of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer. The passenger had just arrived from Managua, Nicaragua, and was heading to Taiwan. He pleaded guilty to wildlife smuggling and faces up to 20 years in prison when he's sentenced in August.

          German airline Lufthansa on Thursday signed a deal with the Italian government for a minority share in the long-struggling ITA Airways, formerly Alitalia. ITA Airways and its Alitalia predecessor have long been searching for an industrial partner as the Italian airline lost out on domestic and European routes to low-cost carriers. A string of deals with potential and real partners had all fallen through over the last 15 years. Lufthansa, which already operates Air Dolomiti out of northern Italy, was the only company to make an offer in the latest tender earlier this year. The deal must be approved by EU competition authorities.

            Elon Musk wants to turn Twitter into a “digital town square,” but his much-publicized Twitter Spaces kickoff event, with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announcing his run for president, struggled with technical glitches and a near half-hour delay Wednesday. The billionaire Twitter owner said the problems were due to “straining” servers because so many people were trying to listen to the audio-only event. But even at their highest, the number of listeners listed topped out at around 420,000, far from the millions of viewers that televised presidential announcements attract.

              U.S. applications for jobless claims rose slightly last week but remain at healthy levels as companies seem reticent to let go of employees in a tight labor market. The number of Americans filing for jobless claims for the week ending May 20 rose by 4,000 to 229,000 from 225,000 the week before, the Labor Department reported Thursday. The previous week’s number was revised down by a significant 17,000. The weekly claims numbers are broadly as representative of the number of U.S. layoffs. Since the pandemic purge of millions of jobs three years ago, the U.S. economy has added jobs at a breakneck pace.

              The two gifts you give your children are roots and wings, but the latter can leave you with mixed emotions. We’re here to help with the transition to an empty nest so hopefully your uncertainty becomes a little more certain. Buzz60’s Chloe Hurst has the story!


              FRIDAY, May 26, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Daily multivitamin supplementation improves memory in older adults compared with placebo, according to a study published online May 24 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

              Walnut cat litter is made from crushed walnut shells, a recycled byproduct of the food industry. The shells are processed and finely ground into granules that resemble traditional clay-based cat litter. There are a few unique benefits to this eco-friendly option, but there are also a couple of cons to consider.

              One of the biggest benefits of walnut cat litter is that it’s an environmentally friendly choice. The walnut shells are biodegradable and natural, and as a food industry byproduct, they would otherwise go to waste.

              While walnut shell litter is a great option for many cats, there is a risk of allergic reactions in humans or cats with nut allergies. If you’re not sure if your cat has a nut allergy, try testing a small amount of litter and monitoring your cat for irritation.

              One of the most popular walnut cat litters is Naturally Fresh Cat Litter. This walnut-based quick-clumping kitty litter is available on Amazon for $20 per 26-pound bag.

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