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An Effortless Way To Compound Wealth And Retire Comfortably

<b>Summary</b><p>We believe the simplest way to generate passive income is through stock dividends. Obviously, there are other means to generate passive …

Congress has 12 working days to avoid an economic disaster — and there's good reason to panic

Congress, in the midst of a month-long August recess, faces a massive policy threat when lawmakers return to Washington next month.<p>By the end of September, Congress must approve legislation to raise the nation's debt ceiling — or risk a goal economy disaster. And it already sounds like the attempts …

Trump’s “America first” strategy for NAFTA talks won’t benefit U.S. workers

<b>(AP/Paul Sancya)</b><p>Negotiating NAFTA probably won’t benefit U.S. workers<p>Robert A. Blecker<p>July 30, 2017 3:59pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>The Trump administration is plowing ahead with plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada …

Globalization

North Korea: Our 'super-mighty' preemptive strike will reduce America's military to ashes

The North Korean government, via a state-run newspaper, warned of a “super-mighty preemptive strike” against the U.S. that would reduce both its military forces in South Korea and the American mainland “to ashes,” according to a Reuters report published Thursday.<p>"In the case of our super-mighty …

Most Texans do not want Trump's border wall

According to a new poll from the nonpartisan Texas Lyceum, residents of the Lone Star State overwhelmingly oppose Trump's planned border wall and support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.<p>Of 1,000 Texans surveyed, 90% support a path to citizenship, while 61% oppose the proposed wall …

How Did the Trump Administration Lose an Aircraft Carrier?

The White House said the USS Carl Vinson was headed for North Korea as it sailed the opposite direction—the latest example of a communications failure inside the executive branch.<p>A certain amount of unpredictability is a virtue in foreign policy. When one’s adversaries—and perhaps one’s …

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Reshaping NAFTA Could Be Good For Mexico's Economy

And Brazil's and Argentina's, too.<p>Cecilia Tortajada, <i>National University of Singapore</i> and Asit K. Biswas, <i>National University of Singapore</i><p>Among other threats targeting Mexico during his election campaign, US President Donald Trump harshly criticised the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a …

Trump says his wall will cost $12 billion. Senate Dems: More like $70 billion.

President Donald Trump wants to build a wall on the southern border of the US. It’s going to be expensive.<p>That’s about specific as it gets with the White House’s proposal to build roughly 2,000 miles of walls and fences across the southern border.<p>An initial estimate floated by the administration …

Why String Theory Could Be The Key to Uncovering The 'Theory of Everything'

Life, the Universe, and everything.<p>A central goal that modern physicists share is finding a single theory that can explain the entire Universe and …

This New Phenomenon Squeezes Electrons to Speeds Physicists Didn't Even Know Were Possible

Now entering 'superballistic' mode.<p>Imagine you've got 50 people all trying to squeeze through the same doorway at the same time. That stress-filled …

Scientists Have Found ‘Time Crystals,’ A Bizarre New Form Of Matter

How much do we know about time? Not much, if you think about it. For the thing we value most of all, we’re largely ignorant of what time is and how time works (at least from a physics standpoint). But we’re slowly learning that time is much stranger than we thought, to the point where its oddities …

Quantum Physics

It's Official: Time Crystals Are a New State of Matter, And Now We Can Create Them

Peer-review has spoken.<p>Earlier this year, physicists had put together a blueprint for how to make and measure time crystals - a bizarre state of …

Brexit's The Economic Gift That Just Keeps On Giving - UK Inflation Up To 1.8%

We have the inflation figures from the Office for National Statistics today and they show that January’s inflation rate was 1.8%. This is of course the result of the Brexit vote, as the pound falls then import prices rise, that’s just the way these things work. And we’ve also got much a’ wailin’ …

Strategist Sees Danger of Trump Stalling Global Economy – Bloomberg

Strategist Sees Danger of Trump Stalling Global Economy<p>Strategist Sees Danger of Trump Stalling Global Economy<p>Strategist Sees Danger of Trump …

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What Trump Gets Wrong About Nafta – Bloomberg

What Trump Gets Wrong About Nafta<p>What Trump Gets Wrong About Nafta<p>What Trump Gets Wrong About Nafta<p>2017-02-13/what-trump-gets-wrong-about-nafta<p>bn<p>video<p>…

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The march against Trump proved Mexico has yet to unite

MEXICO CITY—I joined the march Sunday at noon somewhat disillusioned since the hundreds of thousands of protesters I expected to see were not …

Mexico Could Soon Be Debating a Bill That Would Hit U.S. Farmers Hard

Since the start of his campaign in the summer of 2015, President Donald Trump has kept Mexico firmly in the crosshairs of his trade and immigration …

Goldman Sachs has some good news for Trump about the Mexican peso

President Donald Trump gets most of the credit — he has repeatedly attacked Mexico for taking advantage of trade deals with the United States. He said the country was taking jobs from US workers as companies shifted their production south of the border.<p>Trump singled out NAFTA as "the worst trade …

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3 companies that would get hammered by a Trump trade war with Mexico

However, in his first week in office, President Trump pushed forward the idea of a 20% tariff on goods imported from Mexico. Protectionism is generally anathema to Wall Street and the big business community, but seems to be a core component to Trump's economic policy. White House spokesman Sean …

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Mexico Might Stop Buying America's Popcorn if Trump Renegotiates NAFTA

The head of Mexico's largest movie theater chain has threatened to get his kernels elsewhere if tariffs increase.<p>Donald Trump has vowed to rethink the US's engagement in the North American Free Trade Agreement, which he has called "the worst trade deal ever." But if the US were to start imposing …

The U.S.-Mexico relationship

In his Jan. 29 op-ed, “Mexico can thrive without Trump,” former Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo hit the nail on the head when he said that many U.S. firms are able to compete successfully around the globe “precisely because they are free to develop links along their supply chains in places such …

German magazine defends cover of Trump beheading Statue of Liberty

Der Spiegel’s polarizing cover art intended as response to ‘seriously endangered’ principles of democracy and freedom of the press, editor-in-chief said<p>The editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel said on Sunday a front cover illustration of Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty, which split opinion …

Donald Trump

Trump wants to renegotiate NAFTA — here's what you need to know

It's one reason Trump won the White House, amid populist calls for protectionism. Many blue-collar workers in traditionally manufacturing-heavy states like Michigan blamed the trade deal for job losses, declining wages, and companies shifting manufacturing to Mexico.<p>President Trump, in particular, …

Globalization

Mexico’s a great neighbor, but we could turn it into a bad one

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto was a no-show at the White House today. Late last week he scratched his scheduled visit to Washington, D.C., resigned to the fact that President Trump is in no mood to engage with any Mexico other than the one he's created in his imagination.<p>Throughout his …

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