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  • Mexico Nov 24, 2019

    Tougher US Asylum Policy Follows in Europe's Footsteps

    Nkeze wasn’t home when Cameroonian militants came knocking, probably to deliver their signature ultimatum to join their separatist movement or have his writing arm cut off. The 24-year-old economics student escaped to Douala, the country’s largest city, only to learn that the government wanted to arrest him for participating in a university protest. He then flew to Ecuador and traveled...

  • United States Nov 12, 2019

    'We're Fighting for Our Lives': US Apple Farmers Endure Major Crop and Profit Losses as Climate Changes

    Climate change is posing an existential threat to the precarious lives of farmers across the country. More intense and frequent weather disasters are wiping out entire harvests, and warmer winters are exposing crops to severe frost damage. For apples, a warm spell in the winter will force trees to flower prematurely and expose the buds to unpredictable winter frosts, hail...

  • New York Oct 15, 2019

    Harold Bloom, Author of ‘Anxiety of Influence,' Dies at 89

    Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal “The Anxiety of Influence” and melancholy regard for literature’s old masters made him a popular author and standard-bearer of Western civilization amid modern trends, died Monday at age 89. Bloom’s wife, Jeanne, said that he had been failing health, although he continued to write books and was teaching as recently...

  • United States Oct 3, 2019

    UAW Rejects GM Offer Over Pay, Temporary Workers: AP Source

    A General Motors’ contract offer to striking union members has wage increases or lump-sum payments in all four years, but it was rejected.

  • co-founder Oct 1, 2019

    WeWork Shelves Plan for IPO, Tries to Rebuild Battered Image

    WeWork’s new leaders shelved plans to enter the stock market Monday as they sought to repair the battered image of a company that appeared to revolutionize the office-rental industry and was poised just weeks ago to go public with a valuation of nearly $50 billion. The decision came less than a week after co-founder Adam Neumman stepped aside as chief...

  • Head Sep 22, 2019

    World Leaders Feel the Heat in Upcoming Climate Summit

    Saying humanity is waging war with the planet, the head of the United Nations isn’t planning to let just any world leader speak about climate change at Monday’s special “action summit.” Only those with new, specific and bold plans can command the podium and the ever-warming world’s attention, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. So sit down, Brazil. Sit down, Saudi Arabia....

  • Donald Trump Sep 18, 2019

    Progress Reported in Contract Talks Between GM, Union

    Faced with weakening sales, a deteriorating global economy and an unpredictable trade war, General Motors and striking auto workers appeared to be making progress Tuesday toward a four-year labor contract. The two-day walkout by 49,000 workers brought to a standstill more than 50 factories and parts warehouses in the union’s first strike against the No. 1 U.S. automaker in over...

  • CEO Aug 12, 2019

    Why Many Employees Feel Devalued Even in Booming Job Market

    For more than two decades, Ken White worked at a credit card processor. It was a good job, but it fell victim to the Great Recession. Today, at 56, White does similar work managing technology projects for a regional bank. And yet everything feels different. He is a contractor for a technology services firm that assigns him to the bank....

  • Donald Trump Aug 2, 2019

    China Threatens Retaliation for Trump's Planned Tariff Hike

    China on Friday threatened retaliation if U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned tariff hikes go ahead, while the renewed acrimony between the two biggest global economies sent stock markets tumbling. China’s government accused Trump of violating his June agreement with President Xi Jinping to revive negotiations aimed at ending a costly fight over Beijing’s trade surplus and technology ambitions. Trump rattled...

  • Associated Press Aug 2, 2019

    Trump to Place 10% Tariff on Remaining Chinese Imports

    Tariffs are going up again on everything from iPhones to baby cribs imported from China. Starting September 1st the Trump administration will impose a ten percent tariff on $300 billion worth of goods, on top of the 25 percent already in place.

  • Donald Trump Aug 2, 2019

    Trump Says He'll Put 10% Tariffs on Remaining China Imports

    President Donald Trump intensified pressure on China to reach a trade deal by saying he will impose 10% tariffs Sept. 1 on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese imports he hasn’t already taxed. The move immediately sent stock prices sinking. The president has already imposed 25% tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese products, and Beijing has retaliated by taxing $110...

  • Donald Trump Jul 6, 2019

    Rich Father-In-Law Has Helped, Complicated O'Rourke's Career

    Beto O’Rourke was running for the El Paso City Council in 2005 when he asked to meet with the illustrious real estate investor William Sanders. Sanders had earned a fortune and a reputation as a brilliant businessman in Chicago before returning to his remote hometown on the West Texas-Mexico border. He thought the aspiring politician was there to solicit a...

  • Donald Trump Jul 6, 2019

    Rich Father-In-Law Has Helped, Complicated O'Rourke's Career

    Beto O’Rourke was running for the El Paso City Council in 2005 when he asked to meet with the illustrious real estate investor William Sanders. Sanders had earned a fortune and a reputation as a brilliant businessman in Chicago before returning to his remote hometown on the West Texas-Mexico border. He thought the aspiring politician was there to solicit a...

  • Donald Trump Jun 28, 2019

    Everything Beto O'Rourke Said During Night 1 of the Democratic Debate in Miami

    Listen to everything Beto O’Rourke said during the first night of the Democratic presidential debates in Miami, FL.

  • California May 6, 2019

    Carlsbad Fertility Doctor Accused in 2016 Murder of Wife

    A doctor and co-founder of an infertility clinic in Carlsbad, California, was arrested last week on suspicion of the murder of his wife – who he claimed he found dead after she allegedly fell down the stairs at their home in 2016.

  • Indiana Mar 15, 2019

    Pi Day: 3.14 Things to Know About Pi

    Thursday is Pi Day, a national celebration of the mathematical concept, which is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter and equals 3.14…

  • Donald Trump Feb 25, 2019

    Trump Extends China Tariff Deadline, Cites Progress in Talks

    President Donald Trump said Sunday he will extend a deadline to escalate tariffs on Chinese imports, citing “substantial progress” in weekend talks between the two countries. Trump tweeted that there had been “productive talks” on some of the difficult issues dividing the U.S. and China, adding that “I will be delaying the U.S. increase in tariffs now scheduled for March...

  • Donald Trump Jan 2, 2019

    Why Slowing Economies Could Prod US, China to Reach Deal

    The Trump administration and China are facing growing pressure to blink in their six-month stare-down over trade because of jittery markets and portents of economic weakness. The import taxes the two sides have imposed on hundreds of billions of each other’s goods — and the threat of more to come — have heightened anxiety on each side of the Pacific....

  • Mexico Dec 7, 2018

    9 More Cases Reported in E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce; New Jersey One of the Worst Hit States: CDC

    The CDC says nine more people have been reported sick in the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce since the federal agency’s last update on Nov. 26, and New Jersey is one of the worst-hit states.

  • Mexico Nov 30, 2018

    Repeat Outbreaks Pressure Produce Industry to Step Up Safety

    After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce, the produce industry is confronting the failure of its own safety measures in preventing contaminations. The E. coli outbreak announced just before Thanksgiving follows one in the spring that sickened more than 200 people and killed five, and another last year that sickened 25 and killed one. No deaths have been...

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