Federal Reserve Chairman says he isn't concerned by Delta surge

July 28, 2021 inPolitics

One of the country's most influential economic officials doesn't anticipate that surging coronavirus cases will knock the reopening recovery off course. What he's saying: "There has tended to be less economic implications from each [coronavirus] wave. We'll see if that's the case for the Delta variety," Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told reporters today. Why it matters: The Fed's early link between the economy's fate and the virus appears to be...

Stefanik calls Cheney 'Pelosi pawn' over Jan. 6 criticism

July 28, 2021 inPolitics

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) called Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) a "Pelosi pawn" Tuesday night following the first day the House select committee investigating the Capitol insurrection heard testimony from Capitol Police officers.&... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Biden touts 'Buy American' proposals during Pennsylvania visit

July 28, 2021 inPolitics

President Biden on Wednesday highlighted his new rules to boost federal spending on American-made goods, portraying the proposals as the biggest push for U.S. manufacturing in 70 years. Mr. Biden said his "Buy American" policy is a way to grow American companies, put more workers in good-paying union jobs, strengthen ...... Read more from our friends at the Washington Times

Metals Stocks: Gold prices end slightly lower, extends decline after Fed policy statement

July 28, 2021 inEconomics

Gold futures end slightly lower on Wednesday, then extend that decline into the post settlement session after the Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy has made progress toward its standards for tapering its bond-buying program. ...Read more from our friends at MarketWatch

McConnell blames 'bad advice' for lower vaccination rates in some parts of US

July 28, 2021 inPolitics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is blaming “bad advice” for lower vaccination rates, adding that there are not enough people vaccinated in the U.S."There is bad advice out there, you know. Apparently you see that all over the... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Watch: "Wall Of Dust" Blankets Phoenix Amid Megadrought Conditions 

July 28, 2021 inEconomics

Watch: "Wall Of Dust" Blankets Phoenix Amid Megadrought Conditions  On Tuesday evening, massive walls of dust rolled through the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, promoting the Arizona Department of Transportation to warn drivers to stay off roads as visibility was heavily impacted.  Just before 7:30 pm local time, the National Weather Service in Phoenix said the dust cloud was blowing into the Phoenix area and would impair visibility.  Local news Fox 10 captured the massive dust storm...

Feds conduct South Florida raids amid probe of Haitian president’s assassination

July 28, 2021 inPolitics

Federal agents have reportedly raided several locations in South Florida as part of a sweeping investigation into the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. ...Read more from our friends at NY Post

Five takeaways from a bracing day of Jan. 6 testimony

July 27, 2021 inPolitics

The House select committee’s first hearing Tuesday to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol was as personal as it was probing. Sober verbal accounts from four police officers who came under physical and psychological... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Millions Trust Ancestry.com With Their Genetic Code: What Could Go Wrong?

Millions Trust Ancestry.com With Their Genetic Code: What Could Go Wrong?

June 5, 2018 inOpinion

Millions of semi-conscious consumers, most of whom were probably outraged and appalled by recent privacy scandal outbreaks involving companies like Facebook and...

Childhood in a cult was unusual, but there’s ‘more of us than…

July 24, 2021 inPolitics

Bexy Cameron remained traumatized after leaving a cult at 15. ...Read more from our friends at NY Post

Typhoon In-fa hits China’s east coast and grounds all flights

July 25, 2021 inPolitics

The typhoon made landfall in Zhoushan in Zhejiang province, state TV reported, citing the national weather agency. ...Read more from our friends at...

Conference Board Confidence Inches Higher In July, Hope Slips

July 27, 2021 inEconomics

Conference Board Confidence Inches Higher In July, Hope Slips After June's unexpected rise in consumer confidence, analysts expected The Conference Board's survey data...

Coronavirus Update: CDC expected to reverse policy on face masks later Tuesday…

July 27, 2021 inEconomics

Reports of breakthrough infections with the delta variant of the coronavirus-borne illness COVID-19 in Americans who are fully vaccinated has prompted the...

How Regulations Hurt Small Businesses

How Regulations Hurt Small Businesses

April 21, 2017 inVideos

What do McDonald's, 7-Eleven, and Subway have in common? They're all franchisors that license franchises to small business people, who in turn...

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Pepe Escobar Covers The World: From 'New York Aristocracy' To The End Of America's Hegemony

Pepe Escobar Covers The World: From 'New York Aristocracy' To The End…

Brazilian-born journalist Pepe Escobar, who is perhaps best known for predicting the War on Terror...

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