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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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Jim Cramer Factor Investing: An Illustration

Albert Einstein is reported to have said the following: The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know. I can relate. Having studied finance for a long time (PhD, professor, books, articles, etc.), I think I now know less about how 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...



The Democrats Are Finally Growing a Spine. Maybe.

As a political performance, congressional Democrats’ rally on Monday against President Donald Trump’s immigration ban was more or less a debacle. On a cold night, hundreds of protesters showed up at the Supreme Court steps, but House members...



Is the Station Wagon Coming Back in Style?

Jaguar XFR-S Wagon | Source: Jaguar Most of us are old enough to remember the days when mom and dad would load all the kids into the station wagon along with the dog and a giant picnic basket for a fun-filled weekend at the state park. With the...



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...



‘Avengers: Infinity War’: Everything We Know (So Far)

Avengers: Infinity War | Marvel Marvel’s expansive cinematic franchise is always building toward one, giant event. First, it was the first Avengers movie in 2012. Next up was the 2015 sequel, Age of Ultron. Last year, we...



NYT: Trump Team Had "Repeated Contacts" With Russian Intelligence During the Presidential Campaign

ZOMG! Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election,...



10 States That Would Suffer the Most by Repealing Obamacare

It’s apparently all fun and games for Republicans on Capitol Hill, where work to dismantle the Affordable Care Act is underway | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is no longer new. But the radioactive...



Buffett’s Berkshire Almost Quadrupled Its Stake In Apple Inc.

Warren Buffett is ultra-bullish on Apple, as he nearly quadrupled his holdings in the stock. By the end of the year, Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway held about 57 million shares, an increase from 15 million shares in the third quarter, according...



7 Healthy Lunches You Can Make in a Microwave

Tired of eating frozen lunches and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for your midday meal? Break out of your boring weekday lunch routine by preparing healthy, wholesome meals in the microwave. Simply prepare your ingredients the night before,...



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....



The Trump White House Is Screwed, Big League

President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned Monday night, driven out of the job after just 24 days by a torrent of leaks suggesting he lied to colleagues, who in turn lied to the public, about his...



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...



6 Career Killers to Avoid at All Costs

Killing your career | Thinkstock Finding a good job that you like — and see yourself staying at for more than a year — is hard to come by. However, once you’ve secured the job, it’s important not to get too comfortable. If...



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...



Links for 02-25-17



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...



Exclusive: Google creates $4 million crisis fund for immigration cause



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...