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Wake up Democrats!

The Economist
Mon, 18 Jul 2022

Wake up Democrats!
Donald Trump campaigns in Alaska earlier this month, with comeback plans maturing (Image: Getty)
The Economist
Mon, 18 Jul 2022
(The Economist) - Every president yearns to be historic—but not historic like Joe Biden. At this point in his presidency Biden’s singular achievement is to have the lowest approval rating of any incumbent since the 1950s.Even among Democrats, 67% think the economy is doing poorly, 78% think the country is heading in the wrong direction and 64% want another presidential candidate on the ticket in 2024.Biden took office promising to heal the soul of the nation. Eighteen months later he has little to show for his efforts. Inflatio...

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Contact Energy kicks off earnings season
Staff reporters | Mon, 15 Aug 2022

Contact Energy kicked off earnings season today, telling shareholders its annual profit had dipped 2.6% from 2021, and a $300 million investment into a new geothermal power station is on the way.

Aucklanders must get out of cars, onto public transport, says emissions plan
Oliver Lewis | Mon, 15 Aug 2022

Auckland council has unveiled its pathway to reduced transport emissions.

Law & Regulation
Address climate change now, supreme court told
Victoria Young | Mon, 15 Aug 2022

Fonterra, Genesis and others face climate change activist Mike Smith.

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