Ravi Pathak

NTD Business Full Broadcast (May 27)

Senate Republicans unveil a new infrastructure spending bill, to counter President Biden’s proposal. How much is it worth, and what’s in it? How much does the average American pay in taxes throughout their lifetime? We have the answer, and it might surprise you. Iran is the latest country to crack down on bitcoin mining. China did the same last […]

A Year After Finals, Lakers and Heat Set to Play Before Fans

MIAMI—On their respective ways to the NBA Finals last season, there was one important element missing for both the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat. No fans were there. That changes for last year’s finalists on Thursday night, when the Lakers play host to Phoenix and the Heat return home to face Milwaukee in a […]

Film Review: ‘Without Remorse’: A Serviceable SEAL Actioner

R | 1h 49min | Action, Thriller, War | 30 April 2021 (USA) Welp, it’s another Navy SEAL movie. “Without Remorse” is a screen adaptation of Tom Clancy’s bestselling 1993 novel, and decorated Navy SEAL Senior Chief John Kelly (Michael B. Jordan of “Creed” fame) is the SEAL in question, who lives with his wife […]

Literacy Efforts Recognized With Congressional Award

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—The Literacy Project, headquartered in Newport Beach, Calif., has been awarded special congressional recognition for its work battling illiteracy in the community. Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA) presented the award May 26 to Literacy Project Foundation founder and volunteer chief executive Sue Grant during a ceremony held at The Mission Inn in Riverside. Founded […]

Djokovic, Nadal, Federer Grouped in Same Half at French Open

Well, here’s a new one for the Big Three of men’s tennis: Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer ended up in the same half of the French Open field. Thursday’s draw in Paris marks the first time in their long and distinguished careers that Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer all are on one side of […]

US Drivers to Get Hit by Soaring Pump Prices Over Memorial Day Holiday

NEW YORK—U.S. motorists will see the highest gasoline prices in seven years when they hit the roads this Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start of the summer driving season, as fuel demand surges alongside coronavirus vaccination rates. Further, some areas of the country, such as the District of Columbia, are still seeing a high percentage […]

China’s Guangdong Orders Factories Cut Power Use as Hot Weather Strains Grid

BEIJING—Several cities in China’s southern province Guangdong, a major manufacturing hub, have asked the industry to curb power use by suspending operations for hours or even days as high factory use combined with hot weather strain the region’s power system. The power restrictions are a double-whammy for manufacturers who have already been forced to lower […]

Is Europe Changing Its Strategy Toward China?

Commentary The answer might be yes—and no. The European Parliament’s May 20 resolution freezing any consideration of a long-awaited Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) with China, along with advocacy of a strengthened European Union screening regulations on foreign investment and increased cooperation with the United States on a Transatlantic Dialogue on China, certainly seemed to […]

US Intelligence Agencies Not Sure Where, How COVID-19 Originated

U.S. intelligence agencies do not know the origins of the virus that causes COVID-19. “The U.S. Intelligence Community does not know exactly where, when, or how the COVID-19 virus was transmitted initially but has coalesced around two likely scenarios: either it emerged naturally from human contact with infected animals or it was a laboratory accident,” […]

Beijing’s Propaganda Arm Continues Paying Millions to Spread Influence in the West

The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) propaganda mouthpiece has continued to pour millions into U.S. publications to spread its influence, a new document filed with the Justice Department shows. China Daily, an English-language media outlet controlled by Beijing’s propaganda department, spent around $3 million on major Western outlets and publishing agencies over the past six months, […]