Politics

Why Americans Think the US Is Moving in the Wrong Direction

That there are sharp partisan differences among Americans these days is hardly news. According to a recent survey, just 40% of the country thinks the United States is headed in ...
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Voter Preference for Bloomberg Rises to 5%

Michael Bloomberg's presidential campaign has been off and running for over a week. His poll numbers, based on preferences of Democrat primary voters, have risen to 5%. While he is ...
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Amazon Protests Trump’s Role in $10 Billion Federal Contract Award to Microsoft

The inevitable protest by Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) of the U.S. Department of Defense's decision to award a $10 billion cloud services contract to Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) is coming ...
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Bloomberg Is First Choice of Only 2% of Democratic Primary Voters

A research firm that polls for trends in the 2020 election recently found that 87% of primary voters have heard of Michael Bloomberg. However, he is only the first choice ...
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Will Trading Clean Air and Water for Profits Save the Coal Industry?

On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed rule that would relax the 2015 rules for treating wastewater created at coal-fired, steam-electric power generation plants. The 2015 ...
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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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