A Trump deal Obama might actually like.

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American workers are more likely to support raising the retirement age than their peers in other countries.

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A series of unexpected disruptions in the world oil market could make OPEC and its meeting next week less relevant.

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The United States Constitution declares in Article I, Section 2 that “representation and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers.” To accomplish this foundation for proportional government, Article 1 tasked federal authorities with “actual enumeration” within three years of the first meeting of Congress and then every ten years thereafter. The first Census was carried out in 1790 with Thomas Jefferson the nominal supervisor as Secretary of State. In fact, the first Census-takers were actually…

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WASHINGTON — How many times have you heard that Americans’ wages have stagnated? Countless commentators (including me) have repeated this complaint. Naturally, politicians of both parties — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump — deplore it. It’s conventional wisdom that wage stagnation has contributed to the sluggish recovery and the downcast attitudes of millions.
But what if it’s not true?
A new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco suggests just that. It concludes that widely cited figures showing stagnation are mostly a statistical fluke. Workers continuously employed in…

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Google Doesn’t Owe Oracle a Cent for Using Java in Android, Jury Finds

The verdict could have major implications for the future of software developments. The post Google Doesn’t Owe Oracle a Cent for Using Java in Android, Jury Finds appeared first on WIRED.

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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump aimed to detail his energy policy Thursday in the heart of U.S. oil country.

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There will be no essay on The Smartest Man in Europe this year. My good friend and mentor Edgar de Picciotto, Chairman of Union Bancaire Prive in Geneva, has passed away; he was 86. I met him during the 1980s when I was at Morgan Stanley and he was a regular attendee at our global client conference at Lyford Cay in the Bahamas. I came to know him well when we were both Supervisory Directors of Soros Fund Management and met for several days twice a year in Europe (Soros was an offshore fund.) When I started writing about him in 2002, I chose not to reveal his name to protect his privacy….

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Americans signed more contracts to buy homes in April for the third straight month, driving pending home sales to the highest level in more than a decade.

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Peter Thiel’s Gawker Suit Is Another Free Speech Debacle for Facebook

The last thing the company now needs is a board member funding revenge lawsuits against news outlets he believes have done him wrong. The post Peter Thiel’s Gawker Suit Is Another Free Speech Debacle for Facebook appeared first on WIRED.

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Watch SpaceX Try to Land Another Rocket On An Ocean Barge

The latest launch in Elon Musk’s quest for a reusable rocket will thrust towards a supersynchronous transfer orbit after attempting another high-speed landing. The post Watch SpaceX Try to Land Another Rocket On An Ocean Barge appeared first on WIRED.

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Climate Change Is Real, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

At its annual shareholder meeting yesterday, ExxonMobil turned down eight of nine investor proposals to address climate change. The post ExxonMobil: Climate Change Is Real, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ appeared first on WIRED.

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Soon You’ll Swallow Origami Pills and Get Magnetic Colonoscopies

An origami pill is a fascinating glimpse into the future of incision-free surgery, one propelled in large part by magnets. The post Soon You’ll Swallow Origami Pills and Get Magnetic Colonoscopies appeared first on WIRED.

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Busdriver Embraces Cacophony on ‘Worlds to Run’

The Los Angeles rapper picks apart his 2015 track ‘Worlds To Run,’ featuring vocals from Anderson .Paak and Milo. The post Song Exploder: Busdriver Embraces Cacophony on ‘Worlds to Run’ appeared first on WIRED.

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Amazon plans to open a second fulfillment center in Joliet, Ill.

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