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Some brilliant minds just completely trashed Trump's border tax

It seems the border tax may be coming. On Thursday Trump joined House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republicans in support of including a border adjustment tax in any upcoming Congressional tax reform bill. Put most simply, the measure would raise...



8 Solutions to Your Most Annoying Hair Problems

If your bad hair days outweigh the good days, it’s time to take control of your ’do and banish your most annoying hair problems. Start loving your locks again with these eight solutions to some of the most common woes we’ve all faced...



8 of the Youngest Oscar Winners and Nominees of All Time

When it comes to the Oscars, usually it’s the older, more established actors that come away with the nominations and awards for their film work. However,  sometimes a young newcomer gives a performance that just cannot be ignored. The...



Obamacare just hit its highest popularity ever

Americans are learning to love the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. As the law faces possible repeal and replacement by Republicans, a new poll from the Pew Research Center shows that the ACA's popularity is soaring and has...



America's Rowdy Town Halls: More Organic Than Organized

Many participants are first-timers who echo in passion, though not in politics, the people who emerged early in the tea-party...



Pew: Republicans Disagree With You, and They Disagree Indignantly

Good 'ol Pew Research. They do some intriguing work sometimes. Today they released "Partisan Conflict and Congressional Outreach," which analyzed 200,000 press releases and Facebook posts from members of Congress using "methods from...



Trump's Treasury secretary says the stock market is a report card for the White House

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the stock market's rally since the election is a positive reflection on the new administration.  In an interview on Thursday, CNBC's Becky Quick asked Mnuchin if he viewed the rally as a...



Here are the 24 CEOs who met with Trump to discuss American manufacturing on Thursday

President Donald Trump held the largest yet of his meetings with high-powered executives on Thursday, assembling 24 CEOs in the White House's State Dining Room to discuss American manufacturing. Joined by members of his cabinet and several of his...



10 Bad Beauty Habits You Have to Quit

Bad beauty habits can be hard to break up with — kind of like that boyfriend who keeps resurfacing to wreak havoc. But it’s high time to save face and kick it all to the curb (yes, and we mean the guy, too), and start treating yourself...



Ivanka Trump is getting sued -- a lot

Ivanka Trump is getting sued -- a lotOn top of sales woes, Ivanka Trump's business ventures are facing a few legal troubles.The troubles come from unpaid taxes and allegations she copied another product and sold it as her own.First off,...



10 NBA Players Who Never Should Have Been Traded

The NBA is one of the most active leagues when it comes to trade deadlines and trading in general. While previous years have ramped up the trade market quite a bit, huge trades occurred in the NBA at least 50-plus years ago, too. The...



10 Worst Car Accidents in NASCAR History

Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford; Kurt Busch, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet; David Ragan, driver of the #34 KFC Go Cup Ford; and Michael McDowell, driver of the #95 Jordan Truck Sales Ford, crash during the NASCAR Sprint...



Virtually Everyone Agrees That Current Stock Market Valuations Are Not Sustainable And That A Great Crash Is Coming

Current stock market valuations are not sustainable.  If there is one thing that I want you to remember from this article, it is that cold, hard fact.  In 1929, 2000 and 2008, stock prices soared to absolutely absurd levels just before horrible...



Out of Shape? 7 Changes You Need to Make Immediately

Feeling a little too soft in the middle these days? Don’t let the holidays be an excuse to let yourself go. Maintaining a healthy weight can be tricky with office cookies in the break room. Multiply that by the doughnuts in the...



2017 Honda Accord Hybrid: Honda’s Great Green Leap Forward

2017 Honda Accord Hybrid | James Derek Sapienza/Autos Cheat Sheet Currently, a few factors are working to transform the auto market faster than ever before. The most notable is the growing acceptance of hybrids. No longer firmly in the realm of the...



TransferWise launches international money transfers via Facebook

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Money transfer company TransferWise has launched a new service that allows users to send money internationally through Facebook Inc's chat application, as competition in the digital payments landscape intensifies. ...



Crude prices rise as investors bet big on oil strength

TOKYO (Reuters) - Crude futures rose for a second day on Tuesday, with data showing hedge funds are betting big across oil markets following OPEC production cuts agreed last year. ...



A Critical Point of Differentiation in Framing

There are a couple of quotes that I want to pull from articles that I read this morning.  The first is from WSJ editorial writer Bret Stephens.  Stephens is writing about the collapse of Western Civ in education; and how Trump has leveraged...



NFL: 5 Players Who Left the League Way Too Soon

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images Even if he was never going to be the next World’s Greatest Quarterback, no one really saw Jake Locker’s retirement coming. After being drafted eighth overall in the 2011 draft, the oft-injured Locker...



Uber CEO reveals details on sexual harassment investigation

A former Uber engineer's blog post that blew up online did more than just shame the company into finally investigating her long-ignored sexual harassment allegations. It has also forced the ride-sharing service to take a look at its diversity...



Links for 02-21-17

How to Survive the Trump Era - Joseph E. Stiglitz 21s tCentury Nationalism Needs to Be Profoundly Cosmopoiltan - Brad DeLong On the Political Nature of Monetary Policy - Gloomy European Economist Combining Bits and Pieces of Likelihood to Study...



CPAC Dumps Keynote Speaker Over Pedophilia Comments

“Milo Yiannopoulos lost his keynote speaking slot at the Conservative Political Action Conference after tapes surfaced of the right wing provocateur and senior Breitbart editor advocating for sexual relationships between ‘younger boys...



FRANCEQUAKE: LE PEN RISES...

FRANCEQUAKE: LE PEN RISES... (Second column, 11th story, link) Related stories:'I WILL NOT SUBMIT'...PARTY HQ RAIDED... ...



Let's Think Harder About the Role of Globalization in Wage Stagnation

Brad DeLong: Let's Think Harder About the Role of Globalization in Wage Stagnation: It's disturbing. As we face the probable abrogation of NAFTA, possible trade wars with China, Germany, and others, and the total cluster** that is the...



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Trump meets with retail CEOs to talk taxes, imports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called tax code revisions a critical way to boost the nation's economy as he kicked off a White House meeting with chief executive officers of Target Corp , Best Buy Co Inc and six...



BlackBerry's share of the global smartphone market is now officially 0%

It's the end of an era: BlackBerry's share of the global smartphone market is now 0.0%. In the fourth quarter of 2016, more than 431 million smartphones were sold, according to a report published by research firm Gartner on Wednesday...



Now Priebus and Tillerson Are Feuding

Wall Street Journal: “Many of the U.S. ambassadorships remain unfilled, a result of a standoff between Mr. Tillerson and Mr. Priebus, the chief of staff, said people familiar with the process.” “Mr. Trump had told Mr....



An American Airlines plane made an emergency landing after it struck a deer during takeoff

An American Airlines plane had to make an emergency landing after striking a deer on the runway of Charlotte Douglas International airport on Wednesday. Fuel began leaking from the plane directly after it hit the deer, resulting in an emergency...



This beloved grocery chain is the latest company to face Trump-related boycotts

Add this to the growing number of companies facing backlash for carrying Trump-branded...



Was the Original ’70s Dodge Challenger a Failure?

1970 Dodge Challenger | Dodge The Dodge Challenger is one of the most beloved muscle cars from the Golden Age of American performance. It looked great, had racing pedigree, and could be optioned with everything from a thrifty slant-six to a...



Worst Trip Ever? 5 Money Mistakes People Make When Traveling

Young man sitting on suitcase | iStock.com Nothing puts a damper on a vacation quite like a lost credit card or overdrawn checking account. When you should be spending time exploring the local sights or lounging on the beach, you’re instead stuck...



Elon Musk: Humans must merge with machines or become irrelevant in AI age

Elon Musk's latest futuristic idea might be the key to saving humans from becoming useless when AI...



The Rise and Fall of a K Street Renegade

Evan Morris, a high-flying corporate lobbyist, is suspected by federal prosecutors of embezzling millions of dollars from his employers, Roche and then Genentech. The probe is shaping up to be one of the biggest Washington influence scandals in...



THREATENS TROOPS INTO MEX

THREATENS TROOPS INTO MEX (Main headline, 1st story, link) Related stories:TOUGH TALK WITH OZ ...



8 of the Youngest Oscar Winners and Nominees of All Time

When it comes to the Oscars, usually it’s the older, more established actors that come away with the nominations and awards for their film work. However,  sometimes a young newcomer gives a performance that just cannot be ignored. The...



Quote of the Day: Donald Trump Saves the Coal Mines

Via the Washington Post: “If he hadn’t gotten into office, 70,000 miners would have been put out of work,” Patricia Nana, a 42-year-old naturalized citizen from Cameroon. “I saw the ceremony where he signed...



Tesla factory getting upgrades as Model 3 electric car approaches

Tesla said the vehicle would hit its goal of launching production in...



Magic Leap photo leak claims to show first look at mixed reality device

The multibillion-dollar-valued vaporware (so far) known as Magic Leap has been wrestling with a PR nightmare over the past few months. That nightmare may be about to get a lot more vivid thanks to a leaked photo. On Friday evening, a photo emerged in a...



10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Here is what you need to know. Tesla is getting ready to start making the Model 3. The electric automaker announced on Wednesday that it will shut down production at its California plant for a week later this month to get things ready to start producing...



Links for 02-02-17

Germany, the Euro, and Currency Manipulation - Paul Krugman Where in the US do people eat the most meat? - Jayson Lusk Innovation and inventors during the rise of American ingenuity - VoxEU The Public Interest in Public Securities Settlements -...



No rise in deportations from US to Mexico thus far, Mexican foreign minister says

No rise in deportations from US to Mexico thus far, Mexican foreign minister saysThere has been no rise in deportations from the United States to Mexico under President Donald Trump, Mexico's foreign minister said on Monday.In fact, the rate might...



Why the Atlanta Falcons Are the New Seattle Seahawks

The Atlanta Falcons huddle up before a game | Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images As Super Bowl 51 approaches, the Atlanta Falcons face a big challenge in the New England Patriots. But Atlanta has, arguably, been tested by every team they...



Get your allowance ready: Snap's stock will cost about as much as a movie ticket

New Snapchat filter idea: Vomiting money.  Snap Inc. will be worth as much as $22 billion if all goes well with its upcoming initial public offering, in which the company will for the first time make its stock available to the public for...



‘Star Wars’: 10 Things We Want to See in ‘Episode VIII: The Last Jedi’

As it is with the release of any new Star Wars film, there’s always lots to unpack. For The Force Awakens, many fans pointed to a frustratingly large amount of unanswered questions. Rogue One took a good deal of...