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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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Tesla CEO Elon Musk won't quit Trump's advisory council

While a boycott movement that registered over 200,000 account deletions and messages from employees convinced Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to end his tenure on the president's economic advisory council, Elon Musk will not be moved. The Tesla and...



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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Federal Reserve Issues FOMC Statement

The Federal Open Market Committee maintained the target range for the federal funds rate at 1/2 to 3/4...



Senate Democrats just made an unprecedented move to delay votes on Trump's Cabinet nominees

Senate Democrats just made an unprecedented move to delay votes on Trump's Cabinet nomineesDemocratic senators on the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday boycotted votes on President Donald Trump's picks for Treasury secretary and secretary...



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...



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...



Under Armour CEO: Trump is 'a real asset for the country' (UAA)

Under Armour CEO didn't hold back his praise for President Donald Trump in an interview with CNBC's 'Fast Money Halftime Report' on Tuesday.  "To have such a pro-business President is something that is...



Business Leaders Should Stand Up to President Trump

The success of business and the success of the United States depend on each other, says former U.S. treasury secretary Larry Summers, and they both rely on “global openness, absence of prejudice, and fact-based decision making.”...



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...



Lady Gaga will perform with 'hundreds of drones' at Super Bowl LI's halftime show

Viewers watching Sunday's Super Bowl LI halftime show will get more than just an epic Lady Gaga performance. Hundreds of lit-up drones will join her in the airspace above the field at NRG Stadium in Houston, according to CNNMoney. It will be the...



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...



The price reduction for the latest batch of F-35's has been in the works prior to Trump's presidency

The price reduction for the latest batch of F-35's has been in the works prior to Trump's presidencyWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced on Monday that the latest contract with Lockheed Martin for America's...



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



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...



Links for 02-04-17

Reducing uncertainty around exchange rate forecasts - VoxEU The European origins of economic development - Easterly and Levine How Close is the EU to a Single Market in Goods? - Tim Taylor Trump Isn't the Only Older Worker Staying on the Job...



H.W. BUSH TO COIN TOSS SUPERBOWL...

H.W. BUSH TO COIN TOSS SUPERBOWL... (Second column, 7th story, link) Related stories:Advertisers Face New Risk of Provoking President... ...



Iran Carries Out Missile Tests After Trump Sanctions...

Iran Carries Out Missile Tests After Trump Sanctions... (First column, 3rd story, link) Related stories:Threatens to fire at 'enemies'...China lashes out at remarks by Defense Secretary...President's First Weeks...



‘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...



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...



Most Americans see labor unions, corporations favorably

Americans’ views of both labor unions and business corporations have grown more positive since March...