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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and team attempt damage control after a fumbled Green New Deal rollout that included a line about paying Americans ‘unwilling to work’

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and team attempt damage control after a fumbled Green New Deal rollout that included a line about paying Americans ‘unwilling to work’

US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York, and US Senator Ed Markey (R), Democrat of Massachusetts, speak during a press conference to announce Green New Deal legislation to promote clean energy programs outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, February 7, 2019. Agence France-Presse/Saul Loeb via Getty Images A line on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s…


A Pedophile Doctor Drew Suspicions for 21 Years. No One Stopped Him.

A Pedophile Doctor Drew Suspicions for 21 Years. No One Stopped Him.

This article is a joint investigation between Frontline PBS and The Wall Street Journal. A related documentary will air Feb. 12, on PBS. At first, officials at the U.S. Indian Health Service overlooked the peculiarities of their unmarried new doctor, including the children’s toys he hoarded in his basement on the reservation. They desperately needed…


Trump orders agencies to buy U.S.-made steel, aluminum and cement ‘to the greatest extent’ possible

Trump orders agencies to buy U.S.-made steel, aluminum and cement ‘to the greatest extent’ possible

A new executive order from U.S. President Donald Trump aims to strengthen his Buy America initiative by “encouraging” agencies to purchase a wider range of U.S.-made materials for infrastructure projects.The order, published Thursday, urges agency heads to purchase more American-made construction materials for infrastructure projects ranging from surface transportation and water infrastructure to energy transmission,…


Share buybacks aren’t perfect, but neither are they evil

Share buybacks aren’t perfect, but neither are they evil

Are share buybacks really the great corporate evil the progressive wing of U.S. politicians makes them out to be? The practice, which has ballooned in the post-recession era, was the target this week of a diatribe in The New York Times by Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer, senators both, who called corporate share repurchases “an…


MORGAN STANLEY: Stocks are barreling towards a long earnings recession, and an investing strategy to survive the drought is already crushing the market

MORGAN STANLEY: Stocks are barreling towards a long earnings recession, and an investing strategy to survive the drought is already crushing the market

A decline in earnings growth during the first quarter won’t come as a shock to Wall Street. After all, analysts have already made the steepest cuts in years to earnings-per-share growth in the first quarter, and they may not be done downgrading yet. However, what Morgan Stanley has on its radar will come as a…



Op-Ed: Ex-Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Might Run for President, Here’s Why That’s Great for America

Op-Ed: Ex-Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Might Run for President, Here’s Why That’s Great for America

Home – News The Atlantic reported Sunday that former Starbuck’s CEO Howard Schultz is giving serious consideration to a presidential run in 2020 as an independent candidate. The revelation was made in a recently recorded 60 Minutes interview, The Atlantic said, in a report with a blistering editorial for a headline: “Ex–Starbucks CEO Could Get…


US v China in new cold war: Global investors to feel the chill

US v China in new cold war: Global investors to feel the chill

Trump’s hardline trade negotiator Robert Lighthizer and China’s vice premier Liu He hunkered over a table in the Eisenhower Executive Office, the 1870s French Second Empire-style edifice that sits a nine-iron shot away from the White House.For two days they worked on the basics of a deal that both sides eventually hope will be signed…


Teach for Australia trains 800 graduates in 10 years

Teach for Australia trains 800 graduates in 10 years

The group is the largest in the 10-year history of the organisation, which brings top university graduates from all disciplines back into classrooms to fill vacancies into areas of socioeconomic need.After a fast-tracked course in education and a two-year placement, participants receive a masters of teaching qualification through Australian Catholic University.Mr Santhirasegaram is expecting his…