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May 20, 2019 Reason to hope for an end to the robocall plagueSource: NY Post
Everyone hates them — those annoying, never-ending, often fraudulent robocalls from scammers and telemarketers. Striking day and night, they can drive you nuts no matter how carefully you screen your calls.
Source: The Guardian
The Guardian has updated its style guide to introduce terms that more accurately describe the environmental crises facing the world. Instead of “climate change” the preferred terms are “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown” and...
Stocks fell sharply on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping 700 points before beginning to recover, after China announced that it will raise tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods starting in June.
May 10, 2019 What Companies Should Do to Prepare for a RecessionSource: Harvard Business Review
The legendary ball-drop in Times Square at the end of 2018 marked a decade since one of the worst recessions in modern memory. Four miles away, nervous Wall Street-types wondered if it also marked the end of a long cycle of...
May 9, 2019 Has The Fed Done It? No More Recessions?Source: Seeking Alpha
I mean, the odds that there's a recession anymore in any Western country of the world is almost next to impossible now, save a complete financial externality that we can't forecast."
Most Americans live paycheck to paycheck, a large number can’t come up with $400 for an emergency, and there’s no money to save for retirement and other goals.
All insist that each parent must gather her own information and make an informed decision without feeling pressured by expert recommendations. And all insist that whatever happens to their children, they will ultimately be...
May 8, 2019 What the history of health care reform in America suggests about the future of ObamacareSource: NBC - Vin Gupta and Sen. Tom Daschle
It is both the tragedy and irony of contemporary American politics that former President Barack Obama is impugned as a radical leftist for reprising, in more moderate tones, the legislative health care legacy of a fiscal...
May 7, 2019 CHANG | Capitalism Is Worth ItSource: Cornell Sun
Today, fewer than half of young Americans support capitalism. It’s a sympathetic statistic, since young adults’ conception of the economy has been irrevocably shaped by the Great Recession, unequal wealth distribution and poor...
U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat of increased tariffs on Chinese goods is an indication that U.S.-China trade negotiations may have hit “a sticking point,” Goldman Sachs says in a note.
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