Deadly Dust Storms, Manhunt, and Debt Crisis: US Faces Multiple Urgent Issues
- The US government is at risk of defaulting on its debt if Congress does not raise or suspend the debt limit
- Six people were killed and dozens hospitalized in Illinois due to a massive dust storm
- There is an urgent manhunt underway in Texas for a suspect who killed five people, including a nine-year-old boy
- President Biden proposed an 11th hour meeting to negotiate raising the debt ceiling with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy
- The military is tracking another mysterious balloon over the US after shooting down a spy balloon from China.
Guild of America Set to Strike at Midnight: Impact of Potential 100-Day Shutdown on Entertainment Industry
- The Writers Guild of America is set to strike at midnight due to differences concerning streaming residuals, higher pay and consolidated jobs with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers
- The strike could lead to the shut down of favorite television shows and movies
- It is estimated if a deal is not reached, it could be similar to the 2007-2008 strike that lasted 100 days.
Negotiations Between Writers Guild and Hollywood Studios Reach Critical Stage
- Negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and Hollywood studios over wages have gone on late
- A strike could lead to reruns of late-night shows and leave tens of thousands without jobs
- If a strike occurs, it could last for months
- Both sides are concerned about the long-term health of the industry
- Negotiations typically go into the 11th hour.