Politics

Amazon Tells Us What’s Important — to Amazon

U.S. corporations are not known for their willingness to adopt a public stance on controversial political issues. On pocketbook issues, they are rarely silent, in either word or action. Just ...
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What Facebook Would Look Like If It Were Broken Apart

Social media and technology companies alike have been under more intense scrutiny by the public, by Washington and by industry watchers and foreign governments in recent months and years. Whether ...
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Why One Analyst Sees China As a Huge Overhang For Tech in Q3

Third-quarter earnings season is coming soon for tech players, and this will take place over the next month. However, the biggest worry from investors continues to be the China black ...
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American Trust in Mass Media Slides

Mass media, which supplies much of the information viewed and read by Americans, is widely mistrusted, according to new research. Concerns about partisanship and a lack of accuracy are the ...
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Would Impeaching President Trump Cause the Stock Market to Crash?

Yesterday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the launch of a formal inquiry into the impeachment of President Trump. The stock market was not thrilled with this new gambit from the ...
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Political News Shows How Fast Climate Change Is Swept From Front Pages

Global warming eventually could kill hundreds of thousands of people, from some cities in India that are barely habitable to portions of the world that will be underwater in a ...
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Will the Stock Market Really Crash If Elizabeth Warren Is Elected President?

When one of the most influential money managers on Wall Street recently opined that the stock market and the economy would suffer big-time if Senator Elizabeth Warren is elected U.S. ...
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US Set to Abandon International Postal Union After 144 Years

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) plans to abandon the 144-year-old Universal Postal Union (UPU) on October 17 unless an agreement is reached later this month at a UPU meeting in ...
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The Real Recession Odds: Perception Versus Reality

If Paul Revere were alive today, the financial media would have quoted him as saying, "A recession is coming! A recession is coming!" There is just one major problem. Not ...
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Overhauling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Won’t Be Easy or Cheap

Two government-sponsored entities (GSEs) hold about half of the nation's mortgage debt. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as the GSEs are known, were placed under Department of the Treasury conservatorship ...
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Could DC Become the 51st State?

No states have been admitted to the United States since 1959, when both Alaska and Hawaii joined. Many lists of the 50 states include the District of Columbia as an ...
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As US/China Trade War Takes a Breather, Full Trade Data and Reactions by the Numbers

The last week of August proved to be one in which the salvos in the trade war between the United States and China took a breather. On top of President ...
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New Poll Shows Biden Leads by Double Digits, Challenges News of Drop

Is former Vice President Joe Biden tied with Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders for the lead in the race to be the Democratic presidential nominee? Or is Biden way ...
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US/China Trade Data by the Numbers, and How Exposed Top American Companies Are

With all the news now about tariffs having turned into an outright trade war with China, and with the market's drop on Friday resembling an even larger drop a week ...
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US Stocks Starting to Trade Just as Badly as Chinese Shares on Tariff and Trade War News

Having tariffs in a trade dispute is one thing. To impose tariffs on top of other tariffs as retaliation is quite simply a trade war. The major stock indexes were ...
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