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Originally, such deployments were the duty of National Guard , which are under the control of state governors who would call in guardsman as needed to support civil police forces, fire departments and other emergency personnel. However, when Hurricane Katrina fiercely struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, especially the city of New Orleans, active-duty service members became ” the federal default force ,” according to Miles. But the reason for that deployment was the inability of Louisiana’s governor and New Orleans’ mayor to command and control the police and emergency responders. Now the U.S. Congress and the Obama Administration have acquired the authority to use military resources in such emergencies, including deploying soldiers during an insurrection. “Is anyone surprised at this latest disregard for the constitution and tradition? The military forces in the U.S., Canada and Mexico have been training in urban warfare and response to terrorist threats such as weapons of mass destruction (WMD) scenarios,” said police lieutenant Walter Ingram of the Morningside, N.Y., police department. Ingram also noted that “the Bush Administration and congress toyed with the idea of practically militarizing FEMA ( Federal Emergency Management Administration ). which is basically a ‘bean-counting’ agency. But that idea went nowhere.” But General Stultz is gung-ho about the new authorization . In a lot of cases, there were reserve-component soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who were close at hand with the capabilities needed, but didnt have the authority to act, he said. Finally, we got the law changed. This new legislation says that now we can use Title 10 reserves. For these forces to be used, the law specifies that the Commander in Chief — President Barack Obama –must declare an emergency or disaster and a state governor must request the assistance. Stultz clarified what hasnt changed under the law: civil authorities will remain the first responders. And when they need military support, National Guard forces will be the first to step in when called by their state governor.

Fitch Places United States’ ‘AAA’ on Rating Watch Negative

These and other developments have attracted comments from some stakeholders. One of them is the International Energy Agency, IEA which has predicted that the United States will overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia as the worlds top oil producer by 2017. The forecast which advises large industrialised nations on energy policy, were in sharp contrast to previous IEA reports, which saw Saudi Arabia leading. The current report states that energy developments in the United States are profound and their effect will be felt well beyond North America, and the energy sector. It made it emphatic that: The recent rebound in U.S. oil and gas production, driven by upstream technologies that are unlocking light tight oil and shale gas resources, is spurring economic activity with less expensive gas and electricity prices giving industry a competitive edge. The questions most people are asking are: how would that affect OPEC and its members, especially Nigeria and what should they do to ameliorate such negative impact? From all indications, exporting crude oil to United States and other emerging oil provinces would soon be like taking coal to Newcastle. In other words, the decision of the United States and others to stop or reduce oil imports from OPEC member nations may impact negatively on them in one way or another. The National President of Oil and Gas Service Providers Association of Nigeria, OGSPAN, Mr. Colman Obasi said in a telephone interview that: We in OGSPAN feel that uncontrolled oil export from the United States and other nations can have an oversupply problem on the market. This, we believe can be prevented through regular consultation between OPEC and non OPEC members. OPEC and other stakeholders should also continuously review the market as well as adopt proactive measures, capable of assisting to achieve adequate supply and market stability.

Tension in OPEC as United States, Canada, Sudan, others supply more oil to market

They now have a $18.00 price target on the stock. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the companys stock. United States Steel Corp. currently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $19.65. ( NYSE:X ) traded up 5.28% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $23.52. 14,780,752 shares of the companys stock traded hands. United States Steel Corp. has a 1-year low of $15.80 and a 1-year high of $26.29. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $20.21 and a 200-day moving average of $18.49. The companys market cap is $3.402 billion. United States Steel Corp. (NYSE:X) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, July 30th. The company reported ($0.54) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts consensus estimate of ($0.77) by $0.23.

In addition, the passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act on 1 January 2013, which implied a tax increase of more than USD600bn, has also contributed to the deficit reduction effort. – Fitch’s medium-term fiscal projections imply federal and general government (which includes states and local governments) gross debt stabilising next year and over the remainder of the decade at around 72% and 104% of GDP, respectively. This is below the 80% and 110% thresholds that Fitch previously identified as being inconsistent with the U.S. retaining its ‘AAA’ status. – Nevertheless, public debt stabilisation at such elevated levels still render the US economy and public finances vulnerable to adverse shocks and in the absence of additional spending reform and revenue measures, deficits and debt will begin to rise again at the end of the decade. The U.S. is the most heavily indebted ‘AAA’ rated sovereign, with a gross debt ratio equivalent to double that of the ‘AAA’ median. RATING SENSITIVITIES The RWN reflects the following risk factors that may individually or collectively result in a downgrade of the ratings: – Failure by the government to honour interest and/or principal payments on the due date of U.S. Treasury securities would lead Fitch to downgrade the U.S. sovereign IDR to ‘Restricted Default’ (RD) until the default event was cured. We would also downgrade the rating of the affected issue(s) to ‘B+’ from ‘AAA’, the highest rating for securities in default in expectation of full or near-full recovery. Debt securities approaching maturity or those with approaching coupon payments would be vulnerable to a downgrade. The Country Ceiling would likely remain ‘AAA’.