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News & Updates
Source: The Guardian
In the first significant check on the Trump administration’s “energy-first” agenda, a US judge has temporarily halted hundreds of drilling projects for failing to take climate change into account.
March 21, 2019 EU leaders to decide whether to give UK more time for BrexitSource: CNBC
European leaders are meeting on Thursday to decide whether to grant the U.K. an extension to its Brexit due on March 29.
March 21, 2019 Green New Deal Is Dead Without Nuclear PowerSource: Forbes
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the International Energy Agency, the UN Sustainable Solutions Network and the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate argue for a tripling of nuclear energy, requiring over...
Research & Insights
Source: USA Today
A study published Monday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation found an association between people who consume sugary drinks and an increased risk of death. The observational study found adults who consumed more...
January 31, 2019 U.S. added 213,000 private-sector jobs in January, ADP saysSource: MarketWATCH
Companies in the U.S. added 213,000 jobs in January, ADP reported Wednesday, another strong reading that suggests little letdown in a steadily growing economy.
January 25, 2019 Poll: 56 percent of public supports 'Medicare for all'Source: The Hill
A majority of the public supports a single-payer health insurance system, often called "Medicare for all," as the idea gains steam among Democrats, according to a new poll.
Commentary & Opinion
J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said that the U.S. economy has essentially been split into those benefiting from thriving corporations and those who are left behind.
Source: South China Morning Post
n the last few weeks the warnings have come thick and fast: the world economy is teetering on the edge of a new global recession, and sooner rather than later is going to tip over the edge into the abyss. Happily, the alarm bells...
March 12, 2019 Is Ethical A.I. Even Possible?Source: NY Times
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — When a news article revealed that Clarifai was working with the Pentagon and some employees questioned the ethics of building artificial intelligence that analyzed video captured by drones, the company...
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