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UN Issues Report and Warning on Global Land Use

The introduction of meatless plant-based protein foods from companies like Beyond Meat and Impossible Burger hasn't arrived a moment too soon to effect (perhaps) a change in people's eating habits. ...
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US Telecoms Customers Are Under Attack From Chinese Hackers

Ever heard of Stone Panda or Red Apollo or Hogfish or menuPass or APT10? All have been identified as China-based hacking groups. APT10 members Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong were ...
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Trade War May Not End Before Election

What if the trade war goes on past the election? Both the U.S. and Chinese economies could be deeply damaged. The presidential election could easily be affected. China's top leadership, ...
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The Big Trade War If: What If China Decides to Sell its $1.11 Trillion in US Treasuries?

With the United States and China trade war becoming more fierce, the stock market tanked and the bond market rallied on news that China devalued its currency and is blocking ...
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Why Huawei’s US Troubles May Not Hurt the Chinese Firm After All

On Friday, Chinese smartphone and network equipment maker Huawei Technologies will kick off its developer's conference in Dongguan, a city of some 40 million people in the Pearl River Delta ...
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As China Devalues the Yuan, Trade War Fallout Spreads Far Beyond Ag Imports/Exports

There are not all that many trade war references from the modern era to refer to when it comes to what is happening between the United States and China. The ...
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2020 Redistricting: An Early Look

By Kyle Kondik, Managing Editor, Sabato's Crystal Ball KEY POINTS FROM THIS ARTICLE — The Supreme Court’s recent decision to stay out of adjudicating gerrymandering doesn’t necessarily change anything because the ...
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Student Debt Repayment Is Completely Different for White and Black Americans

The total student loan debt for more than 44 million U.S. student borrowers exceeds $1.5 trillion. On one hand, that's a testament to an American students' desire to invest in ...
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Chicago Fed June Index Nears Historical Trend

At least one indicator of the health of the U.S. economy appears to support the case for a modest federal funds rate hike at next week's meeting of the central ...
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A $15 Minimum Wage Could Cost 3.7 Million People Their Jobs

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to take the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour in stages. The final stage would be in 2025. Since the current ...
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President Trump’s Huawei Pivot Could Be Huge for 3 Top Semiconductor Companies

Needless to say, the trade and tariff issues with China have been front and center now for well over a year, and most on Wall Street feel that President Trump ...
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Trump Weighs In on Facebook Cryptocurrency: He Doesn’t Like It

When Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) last month announced a new cryptocurrency called Libra, reaction was mixed. Even though the digital currency would be managed by a consortium called the Libra ...
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Democracy Is Worth 20% of a Country’s GDP, Research Shows

Which political system generates more economic growth, a democracy or a non-democracy? Democracies are messy, with increasingly loud claims by an increasingly large number of groups seeking support for their ...
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Many Top Pharma & Biotechs Rise as Drug Price Disclosure Thrown Out

While the public wants more pharmaceuticals and biotech advancements to treat the endless number of ailments or to extend their lives, there is a simultaneous push to make drugs more ...
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Why Lifting the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour Won’t Cost 1.3 Million Jobs

Despite a veritable mountain of recent research showing the exact opposite, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Monday released a new report indicating that raising the federal minimum wage to ...
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