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Source: The Conversation
Most Americans take clean drinking water for granted as a convenience of modern life. The United States has one of the world’s safest drinking water supplies, but new challenges constantly emerge
Source: The Guardian
Journalists, the adage goes, write the first rough draft of history. It’s a grand claim but perhaps the best of them achieve something close to that. In the case of the great financial crisis of 2008, Andrew Ross Sorkin of the...
Source: The National Interest
On November 10, 2001, after fifteen years of tortuous negotiations, China joined the World Trade Organization. The WTO describes itself as a rules-based club whose “overriding purpose is to help trade flow as freely as...
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.
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."
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...
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.
Source: Houston Chronicle
hances are, as a Houstonian, you work with energy or petrochemicals in some way. If you’ve been here a few years, you lived through Harvey and have the scars to prove it. As both the world’s energy capital and a city exposed to...
Source: World Economic Forum
I don't think we'll necessarily have another financial crisis any time soon, although the political turmoil in the United States and the world is such that I don't really feel terribly safe about anything at the moment.
April 27, 2019 Steve Forbes: Rich people don't need your money to buy electric cars -- Let's get real about EV tax creditsSource: Fox News
Americans who want to drive electric vehicles should absolutely be free to do so. But the rest of us should not be forced to subsidize their expensive, environmentally questionable choice of cars. Liberal environmentalists have...
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