Politics

How Much Cheaper Are Electric Cars to Operate?

Depending on where you live, the cost of driving a gasoline-powered vehicle could be more than double (or even triple in a few cases) what it would cost to operate ...
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What a Government Shutdown Means

Barring a last-minute deal, the U.S. Senate looks set to allow a shutdown of the federal government to begin at midnight. What that means is that certain, nonessential functions of ...
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US Leadership, Commitment to Democracy Tumble Under Trump: Surveys

Two new surveys released Thursday, one from Gallup and the other from Freedom House, offer global views on U.S. world leadership under President Donald Trump and the country's long-time commitment ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Chinese officials called speculation that the country will stop buying U.S. bonds "fake news." According to MarketWatch: China’s foreign exchange regulator on Thursday pushed back on reports officials in the ...
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Mexico Exported More Cars Than Ever to the US Last Year

Regardless of President Trump's threats to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Mexican auto industry exported a record number of cars and light trucks to the United ...
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Twitter Won’t Block Trump or Almost Anyone Else Important

Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) explained why it won't block the accounts of important world leaders. Apparently, that included U.S. President Donald Trump, along with a very large number of other ...
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Russia Setting Rules for Cryptocurrency Miners

At a meeting this week in Russia, cryptocurrency miners from 15 countries will show the country's parliament how cryptocurrencies are mined and explain how the miners' home countries regulate mining. ...
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US Arms Deal for Ukraine Angers Russia

A U.S. State Department spokeswoman said last week that the department had notified Congress on December 13 that it had approved an export license permitting Ukraine to buy some light ...
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9 Things That Savers and Investors Will Love About Tax Reform

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Many people have doubted that the bill would come to fruition, but now it just has to ...
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Russian Security Firm Kaspersky Lab Sues US Homeland Security

Last September, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an order directing all federal agencies and departments to dump any security products provided by Russia-based Kaspersky Lab. On Monday, ...
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For the Overall Economy, Tax Reform Is Much Ado About Nothing

For the number of headlines it generates and market jitters it causes, you’d think that the GOP tax reform plan would actually cut taxes on net. When chances of a ...
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Net Neutrality Repeal Has Some Supporters

Thursday's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote repealing the agency's 2015 Net Neutrality regulations were roundly condemned by any number of technology firms and consumer rights organizations. There were, however, some ...
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Cyberattack Against Infrastructure Likely From Nation State

On Thursday, FireEye Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE) subsidiary Mandiant reported that it had responded to a malware attack designed to manipulate industrial safety systems. This may not sound like a big ...
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FCC Kills Net Neutrality on Party-Line Vote

Even though the room had to be cleared once for security purposes, nothing could stop the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from taking a vote on what FCC chairman Ajit Pai ...
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Harvard Report Sees Slowdown in Growth of New Rental Housing

After a decade of surging growth, U.S. demand for rental housing has finally hit a soft spot. From annual growth of about 1 million units over the past seven years, ...
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