Politics

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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Exxon Retreats From Confrontation With Venezuelan Navy

Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) has reported discoveries totaling billions of barrels of oil offshore of Guyana. Or offshore of Venezuela, depending on whom you ask. Last Saturday, the Venezuelan ...
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Skittish Investors Hammer Airbus on Report of US Corruption Investigation

Shares of European aircraft maker Airbus plunged as much as 10% in Paris Thursday morning following a report in Le Monde that the U.S. Department of Justice has begun an ...
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31 Activist Groups Demand Facebook Change at the Top

Two independent research groups contracted by the Senate Intelligence Committee reported Monday that fake accounts owned by Russian hackers delivered some 300 million views between 2015 and 2017 designed to ...
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Texas Judge’s Ruling on Obamacare Torpedoes Hospital Stocks

U.S. District Court Judge Reed O'Connor ruled Friday that the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) is unconstitutional because the U.S. Congress eliminated the penalty for failure to prove health ...
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Growing Hemp to Become Legal in the US

Both Houses of Congress have now approved the 2018 Farm Bill, a behemoth spending package worth nearly $900 billion over the next 10 years. Only the president's signature is now ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

China made some concessions in trade talks. According to The Wall Street Journal: Beijing sought to ease tensions with Washington as its top trade negotiator told U.S. officials that China ...
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Major Commodity Traders Investigated in Brazilian Corruption Probe

An investigation code-named "Operation Car Wash" was begun in Brazil in 2014 that targeted senior managers and company processes at Petroleo Brasileiros S.A. (NYSE: PBR), better known as Petrobras, one ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

The United States cannot prevent Iran's export of oil, the country said. According to Reuters: The United States will not be able to stop Iran exporting its oil and any ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

The president got China to cut a key tariff. According to Reuters: U.S. President Donald Trump said China had agreed to cut import tariffs on American-made cars, buoying shares in ...
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