Who moved jobs out of US?

GM has 11 joint ventures and two wholly owned foreign enterprises as well as more than 58,000 employees in China. GM, along with its joint ventures, offers the broadest lineup of vehicles and brands among automakers in China. Products are sold under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Baojun, Wuling and Jiefang nameplates. In 2015, GM and its joint ventures delivered a record 3,612,635 vehicles in China, which was up 5.2 percent from the previous high in 2014. China remained GM’s largest market in terms of retail sales.

https://media.gm.com

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Changan_Ford

Chang’an Ford (长安福特 Cháng’ān Fútè, full name Chang’an Ford Automobile Co., Ltd.) is an automotive manufacturing company headquartered in ChongqingChina and a 50/50 joint venture between Changan Automobile and Ford Motor Company. The company’s principal activity is the manufacture of Ford brand passenger cars for the Chinese market. The company was formed in Dec. 2012 after the decision to restructure Changan Ford Mazda, whereby Ford and Mazda agreed to work with Changan as separate joint ventures.[1] Currently, Changan Ford’s entire production base is the largest manufacturing location outside Detroit, Michigan for Ford.[2] It has plants in Chongqing, Hangzhou & Harbin. 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-china/boeing-opens-first-737-plant-in-china-amid-u-s-sino-trade-war-idUSKBN1OE06C

Boeing opens first 737 plant in China amid U.S.-Sino trade war – DECEMBER 15, 2018

By Josh Horwitz

ZHOUSHAN, China (Reuters) – Boeing Co BA.N opened its first 737 completion plant in China on Saturday, a strategic investment aimed at building a sales lead over arch-rival Airbus AIR.PA in one of the world’s top travel markets that has been overshadowed by the U.S-China trade war.

Just three but many more, of course. No one forced US firms to close US plants, lay off US workers, or move production out of the US… They chose to go.

Here is a site that presents a long, long list of US firms with plants in China and/or contracting for manufacturing in China.

http://www.jiesworld.com/international_corporations_in_china.htm

American & International Corporations In China-

NOTATION- even though this is a very long list of American and other foreign corporations in China,
it is certainly not a complete listing. We have only included a few of the names you may recognize.

This is a list of companies who either own factories, or have contract factories producing their products
in China. Some of the companies produce 100% of their products there, and others only produce parts,
or certain ingredients for their products. The list below is approximately 1% of the actual Corporate list.

Companies such as Avon, GE, and AT&T for example, have been in China and manufacturing products
for 20 to 30 years. Most American consumers simply had no idea. Previously their source was Japan.

Idaho police near Pride event arrest Patriot Front extremists on riot charges | The far right | The Guardian

Three of the men who were arrested after being found in the back of a U Haul van near a Pride Event in Coeur d'Alene

Those arrested came from at least 11 states, including Washington, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Colorado, South Dakota, Illinois, Wyoming, Virginia, and Arkansas, White said.

Only one was from Idaho, he said.

The truck was stopped near where the North Idaho Pride Alliance was holding the Coeur d’Alene Pride in the Park event. Police had stepped up their presence in the area during the event.

“It appears these people did not come here to engage in peaceful events,” Kootenai county sheriff Bob Norris told a Coeur d’Alene Press reporter.

Source: Idaho police near Pride event arrest Patriot Front extremists on riot charges | The far right | The Guardian

Biden escalates federal funding for New Mexico wildfire fight – National | Globalnews.ca

President Joe Biden said Saturday he was escalating federal assistance for New Mexico as it faces its largest wildfire in recorded state history.

The fire began with prescribed burns that were set by the U.S. Forest Service, a standard practice that’s intended to clear out combustible underbrush. However, the burns spread out of control, destroying hundreds of homes across 500 square miles (1,300 square kilometers) since early April, according to federal officials.

“We need to be sure this doesn’t happen again,” Biden said during a visit to an emergency operations center in Santa Fe, where he met with local, state and federal officials. He was returning to Washington from Los Angeles, where he had attended the Summit of the Americas.

 

Source: Biden escalates federal funding for New Mexico wildfire fight – National | Globalnews.ca

Open Letter To Four Elected Representatives

Filosofa's Word

This is a letter that could well be sent to nearly every single Republican in Congress, but for today I am sending it to those who have a proven role in the events of January 6th:  Scott Perry, Jim Jordan, Andy Biggs, and Mo Brooks.  Note that I do not expect to receive answers to this letter, and I imagine that if they even bother to read my words, they will scoff or laugh.  But I needed to tell them my thoughts, to let them know that there is still a standard for those who represent … or pretend to represent us.


Dear Sir,

I have a couple of questions to ask, and I hope that, whether you respond directly to me or not, you will think long and hard about your answers.  First, do you remember the words you said as you swore an oath and began your position…

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Prior Authorization: What You Need to Know

Doing prior authorizations and appealing them was my job in a dental practice. None of the people I ever spoke with at the insurance companies had any dental/medical training. Appeals were a mess and often I had to try 3 or 4 times to get approval.

CRAIN'S COMMENTS

Step Therapy and Prior Authorization are two procedures that health insurance companies have been allowed to introduce to try to limit their exposure to medical claims. Some insurers are increasing requirements for prior authorization, and that could be a major issue for you as a patient.

Prior authorization requires the patient or doctor to apply to the insurer for prior approval before undertaking a specific medical procedure or use of a specific medication. The application goes to the insurer and is reviewed by someone to see if the request is medically appropriate and insistent with the insurer’s guidelines for care.

The person doing the review for the insurer may or may not be a medical professional. The reviewer has no intimate knowledge of the patient or the condition being treated but is expected to second guess the doctor’s recommended course of treatment.

How could that possible go wrong?

  1. Denials to…

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Alberto Caeiro

Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

” Eu não tenho filosofia: tenho sentido…”

Alberto Caeiro ( Obra poética. Rio de Janeiro: Aguilar, 1960. p. 139)

Literatura Brasileira em diálogo com outras literaturas e outras linguagens. William Cereja e Thereza Cochar. Atual editora. 5 ed reform. São Paulo, 2013

Marii Freire Pereira

https://Pensamentos.me/VEM comigo!

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