Politics

Amazon May End Up With Only One Headquarters — Its Current One

The media has covered the chronicle of how Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) divided its new "second headquarters," which it dubbed HQ2, into two locations in Northern Virginia and the Queens ...
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These Are the 3 Pieces Amazon Could Be Broken Into

Presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren wants Amazon.com, Google and Facebook to be broken into pieces and intends to do so if she wins the election. Robert Reich, a former Secretary of ...
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Tariff Impact Reduces US Consumer Income by $1.4 Billion a Month

In a paper posted Friday, three economists report that since President Trump began last March imposing tariffs on goods imported into the United States from China — and since June, ...
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Amazon Scuttles HQ2 in Queens, Points Fingers at State and Local Politicians

It's official: Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is killing its ambitions for the HQ2 in Queens. The recent pushback from local officials has killed the move. While Amazon will not be ...
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Americans’ Confidence About Their Own Finances Reaches Near-Record Highs

Americans are feeling more and more confident about their finances in 2019. It turns out that the stock market panic late in 2018, all the trade war fears and even ...
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Grumbling From Russian Oil Giant Rosneft Over Production Cuts: Reuters

The chief executive officer of one of Russia's largest oil companies, Rosneft, reportedly has complained in a letter to President Vladimir Putin that going along with production cuts proposed by ...
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US Senate Takes Aim at OPEC, but Will It Follow Through?

On Thursday, a bipartisan group of four U.S. Senators introduced legislation titled the No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act (NOPEC) that would give the U.S. Department of Justice authority ...
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Democracy in Retreat Globally: Freedom House

For the 13th consecutive year, independent watchdog organization Freedom House reports a worldwide decline in freedom. In its annual "Freedom in the World" report released Monday, the group noted general ...
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Howard Schultz’s Legacy: Starbucks Stock Underperforms McDonald’s

The founder and now-retired CEO and board chair of Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX), Howard Shultz, has said that he is considering an independent run for president of the United States. ...
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5 Huge Industries That Will Be Hurt by Government Shutdown

The government's partial shutdown will hurt some parts of the economy much more than others. The 800,000 government employees out of work are not among the richest Americans but mostly middle ...
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As Shutdown Lingers, Trump Remains Odds on Favorite to Win in 2020

The partial shutdown of the federal government and violent tug-of-war over the construction of a wall between the United States and Mexico has not hurt Donald's Trump's odds to win ...
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10 Biggest Risks to Global Stability in 2019

What most of us want to know about geopolitical risk is simple: Is the world going to hell in a handbasket? The answer to that question is usually something like, ...
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7 Important Things You Have to Know Now

The war of words between President Trump and Democrats in Congress escalated as Nancy Pelosi, who will be elected Speaker of the House this week, said she would give "nothing ...
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5 Things You Have to Know Today

Minimum wage hikes at the start of 2019 will affect millions of workers across 20 states. According to NBC News: "Millions of U.S. workers will see increased pay in 2019 ...
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4 Most Important Things in Business Today

President Trump said the shutdown will not end until he gets his Mexican border wall. According to Reuters: U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the partial shutdown of the ...
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