Archive for November 13th, 2017

The old saying goes, Dont judge a book by its cover. Im willing to go along, as assorted people have told me that they like my books, but are not crazy about the covers. And now its my turn.
Earlier this year, Regnery Publishing put out two volumes on the U.S. presidents The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents, Part 1: from Washington to Taft and The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents, Part 2: from Wilson to Obama. While theres clear value in the books, quite frankly, Im not crazy about the covers.Part 1 offers George Washington, Thomas Jefferson…

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Tesla Inc.’s production floor is a "hotbed for racist behavior," more than 100 African-American employees claimed in a lawsuit in which they alleged black workers at the electric carmaker suffer severe and pervasive harassment.

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A growing number of students are turning to dating sites to find Sugar Daddies and Mommas for help with college costs. Christina, a 29-year-old Sugar Baby and MBA student living in Las Vegas, talked to…

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This could be the last Christmas for some of these broken brands.

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Warren Buffett presently pays billions in federal taxes, but business writer James Stewart finds all of this unfair. To be clear, Stewart thinks the tax code is slanted toward Buffett (and others like him) despite the billions Buffett hands over each year to the federal government. In fairness to the New York Times columnist, his analysis is based on Buffetts faux - and long ago discredited lament that he pays a lower rate of tax on his income than does his secretary.
Income is italicized up above simply because Buffett was engaging in a bit of rhetorical trickery that most…

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President Trump, in a brief telephone call with the New York Times earlier this month listed what he saw as his biggest accomplishments, including a focus on deregulation.
The Times relegated the mention of deregulation to a paragraph low down in the story, which itself ran inside the newspaper rather than on the front page.
It wouldnt be the first time that the elite press or its readership made the mistake of failing to pay attention to, and to actually hear, what Trump is saying.
More sophisticated observers are starting to take note. The Economist, in a piece published…

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As the fifth round of NAFTA negotiations are set to begin, analysts say the chances have increased that the 23-year-old accord could fall apart.

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Protectionists look at an iPhone and see the end of U.S. economic vitality and the emergence of Chinas economic dominance. In fact, the iPhone symbolizes a robust global economy largely anchored by the United States. Some dont recognize that because they are looking at the world as it used to be, instead of as it is today.
It used to be a world in which products were designed, developed, manufactured and assembled in one country, and exported to another. But in an era of cross-border supply chains, few products today are made from top to bottom in one country. Only about one-quarter…

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General Electric Co.’s new boss failed to win over investors with his plan to reshape the company and slash the dividend as he looks to pull the manufacturing icon out of one of the deepest slumps in its 125-year history.

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General Electric Co.’s new boss is shrinking the company and slashing the dividend as he wrestles with one of the biggest slumps in the industrial behemoth’s 125-year history.

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General Electric Co.’s new boss is shrinking the company and slashing the dividend as he wrestles with one of the biggest slumps in the industrial behemoth’s 125-year history.

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Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc on Monday rejected rival Broadcom Ltd's $103-billion takeover bid, saying the offer "dramatically" undervalued the U.S. company.

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It's the right time to plan for the next stage of life.

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<p>U.S. equities opened lower on Monday with investors worried that tax reform may not arrive in 2017.</p>

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Patients face big, potentially ruinous, bills and follow-up care problems because of this confusing billing policy

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