Category Archives: Economics

Future of the Coal Industry

The Coal Industry Isn’t Coming Back By MICHAEL E. WEBBER NOV. 15, 2016 Austin, Tex. — Donald J. Trump made many important campaign promises on his way to victory. But saving coal is one promise he won’t be able to keep. … Continue reading

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One in seven Americans lives below the poverty line…

Could it happen to you? Meet the average Americans forced into poverty by accidents, ill-health or tragic misfortune in searing photo essay exploring the crisis of the country’s hidden poor While one in every seven Americans lives below the US … Continue reading

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The new economy 1099

Rocky stock markets currently resemble a “game of chance” as “nobody knows” where they will go from here, billionaire investor Mark Cuban said Wednesday. Continue reading

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Obama economy

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Food banks across the country are seeing a rising demand for free groceries despite the growing economy, leading some charities to reduce the amount of food they offer each family. Continue reading

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GOOD Advice

IdaTarbell1 2:56 PM EDT [Edited] Drop cable/Sat and your home phone, keep at least 1 meg of internet speed, replace phone with a voip phone from the net that is better than your home phone with no number in the … Continue reading

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Robots – screwing US

Robots to replace almost half of jobs over next 20 years: expert Forty-seven per cent of jobs in the US will be overtaken by computers in the next decade or two, according to research. Photo: Generic Thinkstock History is full … Continue reading

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H-1B visas screwing US

Not only have tech giants like Apple and Google engaged in what a federal court called an “overarching conspiracy” to prevent wage competition, but Silicon Valley firms also abuse H-1B visas to bring in immigrant competition at lower wages, a … Continue reading

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Gross Income Inequality

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/1-5-families-us-no-one-works Now, more than 20 years after NAFTA and 14 years after China joined the World Trade Organization, there is no real question among economists that expanding trade has been good for the world and has helped reduce poverty. It … Continue reading

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California Drought

California Drought Could Wipe Cities Off Map If Their Water Runs Out http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2015/07/28/california-drought-could-wipe-cities-off-map-if-their-water-runs-out/ Rick Jackson treads through the debris-laden flow of the Kings River as water runs along its parched floor for the first time in six months. Fishermen are … Continue reading

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Keystone Pipeline Facts

FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico, say the privately funded, $8 billion project is a critically needed piece of infrastructure … Continue reading

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