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Confused about the budget? Here’s a quick rundown.

It's that time of year again when Congress debates the federal budget. For most Americans, it's a turnoff. The dollar amounts are monstrous — trillions, not billions. The vocabulary of government finances (budget-speak) is baffling. Little wonder people tune out.<p>For the weary and confused, I offer …

Economics

The Trump Budget Legacy: A Permanent $1 Trillion Federal Deficit

The U.S. Treasury Department reported last Friday that the federal budget deficit for the just-completed fiscal year had risen by $80 billion over fiscal 2016 to the ominous-sounding $666 billion, a number many people think is an omen for the coming of the devil or anti-Christ.<p>In this case they may …

Fear Not William Gale, Tax Cuts Will Make America Great Again

In a column on published at <i>RealClearMarkets</i> last Friday,William Gale, who is a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution and …

Economics

How China’s skewed sex ratio is making President Xi’s job a whole lot harder

Economic and gender composition restructuring is essential should Xi hope to see tangible reform come to fruition<p>As odd as it sounds, China’s economic policy is being held hostage by its heavily skewed sex ratio.<p>China’s excess of young, unmarriageable males poses an acute dilemma for President Xi …

New data suggests life is getting tougher now for working-age adults than in the lost decade of the 1930s<p>The 1930s are the benchmark when it comes to lost decades. There are recessions and deep recessions, but then there is the Great Depression. In terms of sustained misery, nothing remotely comes …

Economics

The GOP Tried Trump-Style Tax Cuts in Kansas. What a Mess.

WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats are gearing up for a fight over trillions of dollars in tax cuts. But the first battleground is thousands of miles away in Kansas, where the failure of a similar plan has become a rallying cry for opponents.<p>Earlier this year, Kansas' GOP-controlled legislature …

Republicans

McConnell Says He Hasn’t Given Up on Tax Plan Being Revenue-Neutral

The Republican Party hasn’t abandoned the goal of making President Donald Trump’s tax-cut plan revenue neutral and can make it so by lifting economic …

Republicans

Brexit: Labour's Emily Thornberry says Britain 'heading for no deal'

Emily Thornberry has said she thinks the UK is “heading for no deal” on Brexit, warning it would be a “serious threat” to the country.<p>The Shadow …

Emily Thornberry

Brexit: UK's Theresa May should 'accept reality,' says EU negotiator

The EU Parliament's Brexit negotiator has called on the British premier to outline the trade deal she wants after the UK leaves the EU. He said many …

Saudi Arabia and allies release Qatar ′terror list′ | News | DW | 09.06.2017

A group of Arab countries that cut ties with Qatar earlier this week has produced a list of people it claims are linked to terrorism. Qatar has vowed …

Devastating Footage of MOAB Aftermath Should Remind ISIS Not to Mess With the Red, White, and Blue

On Thursday, April 13, the U.S. Air Force guided the most powerful conventional bomb in the country’s arsenal into a warren of tunnels where ISIS …

Robinhood stock-trading app confirms $110M raise at $1.3B valuation

Zero-fee stock-trading app Robinhood has joined the unicorn club.<p>That’s thanks to it reaching 2 million total users, and 17 percent month-over-month growth of its revenue-driving Robinhood Gold subscription product. The startup confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s raised a $110 million Series C at a …

Stock Trading App Robinhood Joins the Unicorn Club With a $1.3 Billion Valuation | Inc.com

Popular mobile stock-trading app Robinhood has raised a fourth round of funding for $110 million, giving the young company a valuation of $1.3 billion, the company announced Wednesday.<p>The Palo Alto, California, firm is a member of <i>Inc</i>.'s 2017 30 Under 30, a group of companies run by brilliant young …

Russia says U.S. missile strike on Syria was a threat to its forces | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu complained on Wednesday that a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base earlier this month had posed a threat to Russian troops and was forcing Moscow to take extra measures to protect them.<p>FILE PHOTO: Battle damage assessment image of …

U.S.'s THAAD Missile Defense System Installed in South Korea as Tensions Rise

South Korea announced Wednesday that it had installed key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system — the latest development amid worsening tensions on the peninsula.<p>The South's unveiling of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, came as U.S. warships converged on the …