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Nancy Pelosi meets with Taiwanese President



U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi meets with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen

U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s meets with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-web as tensions with China soar.

Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan has created a storm of controversy, and captivated the world’s attention.

The third highest-ranking American official is leading a Congressional delegation on a tour of the Indo-Pacific.

Pelosi has scheduled stops in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan.

But it’s the unannounced visit to Taiwan— the independently governed Island—that’s stealing the spotlight.

Word of Pelosi’s trip did not sit well with China, as Beijing views Taiwan as part of its territory.

China considers any trip by a high-ranking American official as confirmation of U.S. support for the Island’s independence.

The U.S. does not have official relations with Taiwan — also known as the Republic of China — and maintains a One China Policy.

This policy recognises the People’s Republic of China as the legitimate successor nation.

However, America has been stepping up engagement with the Island as China seeks to isolate it from global institutions.

Shortly after Pelosi touched down, the Taiwan Bureau of Foreign Trade confirmed China  suspended imports from Taiwanese companies. 

The companies produce pastries, baked goods and sweets and the suspension appears to be a retaliatory policy meant to put pressure on the island.

The Chinese military posted a propaganda video of its troops launching missiles, grabbing weapons, and taking off in fighter jets ahead of the Speaker’s visit to the region.

Back in Washington, the Pentagon’s John Kirby said Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan doesn’t violate any sovereignty issues.

Veronica Dudo is the U.S. Correspondent for Ticker News covering America’s biggest headlines. As an Emmy® Award nominated global journalist, Veronica has traveled across the country and around the world reporting on historical events that connect all citizens. Lauded as an award-winning international journalist, Veronica has executed stellar news coverage for NBC News, CBS News, The Hill, ME-TV Network and AOL. Her stories have highlighted a plethora of topics ranging from breaking news and politics to economic affairs across the USA, European Union, and Asia; cultural affairs; globalization; governance; education; and sustainability.

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How to make your money work for you over the next decade



With high interest rates, persistent inflation, and a tight labor market—the next decade is expected to be very different from the last 10 years.

Companies and households around the world are still trying to get back to pre-pandemic economic outputs and lifestyles.

So, how can people successfully invest and better manage their personal finances?

James Faris, an Investing Reporter with Insider joins Veronica Dudo to discuss. #InAmericaToday #featured #money #finance #economy #investing

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Parents buying houses for their adult children



Rise in parents purchasing homes for adult children sparks concerns

A growing trend of parents buying houses for their adult children is causing a stir, raising questions about the potential downsides of such arrangements. While the gesture may seem benevolent, experts warn of the pitfalls associated with this practice.

Financial advisors express concerns about the impact on both generations’ financial independence. By providing ready-made homes, parents might inadvertently hinder their children’s ability to learn crucial financial lessons, such as budgeting, mortgage management, and property ownership responsibilities.

The trend also sparks debates on the long-term implications for the housing market. Critics argue that such parental interventions can distort property prices and exacerbate existing affordability challenges, particularly for younger individuals aspiring to enter the property market independently.

There’s a call for a broader societal discussion on the balance between parental support and fostering financial autonomy. While the intention is often rooted in care, the unintended consequences of sheltering adult children from financial realities are prompting a reassessment of this well-meaning practice.

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Victoria’s Secret criticized for trans woman’s apology



Victoria’s Secret is facing backlash after issuing an apology to a transgender woman who had a negative experience while trying on bras at one of their stores.

The incident has ignited a debate about inclusivity and sensitivity in the fashion industry.

The controversy began when the trans woman, who remains anonymous, visited a Victoria’s Secret store to shop for bras. She reported feeling uncomfortable and discriminated against by store staff.

In response to her complaint, Victoria’s Secret issued an apology, acknowledging the incident and expressing their commitment to diversity and inclusion.

However, the apology itself has come under fire from both supporters and critics.

Some argue that the brand’s apology is insincere and merely an attempt to save face, while others believe it is a step in the right direction towards a more inclusive shopping experience for all customers.

The incident raises important questions about how brands should handle situations involving discrimination and whether their apologies are genuine or performative.

It also highlights the ongoing challenges faced by transgender individuals when accessing spaces traditionally designed for cisgender customers.

As the fashion industry continues to evolve, many are calling for a deeper examination of inclusivity and sensitivity, not just in policies but in practice.

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