Stephanie Ann

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Trump isn’t a European-style populist: The president-elect’s victory represents true American exceptionalism

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>The Trump phenomenon is not simply an American iteration of European populism — it might be more dangerous<p>Mabel Berezin<p>December 30, 2016 8:59am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>Two days after the presidential election, Marine Le Pen — the leader of the …

Political Science

Why Did Obama Pander to the UN’s Stunning Anti-Israel Bias?

There are horrific injustices all over the world, including and especially in the Muslim world, but those are ignored by an institution obsessed with …

'Vultures dressed up': the entrepreneurs rejecting venture capital funding

It’s seen as the holy grail for many small businesses. But could VC investment do your company more harm than good?<p>Entrepreneur James Davis* secured £100,000 in venture capital finance to start an IT business, in exchange for a 50% stake in his company. He was assigned a “handler” to talk to, but …

Venture Capital

Why Did The Munich Killer Beg Us To See Him As German?

Around and around we go.<p>Yesterday, an 18-year old man named David Ali Sonboly, born and raised in Germany with an Iranian immigrant background, carried out a shooting in Munich during which he yelled "I Am German!", complained about being bullied for years, reportedly made disparaging remarks about …

Bavarian bomber pledged allegiance to Islamic State: minister

ANSBACH, Germany (Reuters) - The Syrian who blew himself up in southern Germany, wounding 15 people, had pledged allegiance to Islamic State on a video found on his mobile phone, the Bavarian Interior Minister said on Monday.<p>On searching the bomber’s room, Nuremberg police found diesel, …

Extremism

Donald Trump threatens to pull US out of the World Trade Organisation

Donald Trump has threatened to pull the US out of the World Trade Organisation if he enters the White House, as the Republican presidential nominee branded the body a "disaster".<p>In an escalation of the protectionist rhetoric used so far throughout his campaign, Mr Trump vowed to "renegotiate" its …

Donald Trump says French and Germans to face 'extreme vetting' entering the US

Donald Trump has suggested terror attacks in France and Germany were their "own fault" and citizens of the countries could now be subject to "extreme vetting" entering the United States.<p>Mr Trump said the two European nations had been "totally compromised by terrorism" because they had "allowed …

How a Comic About a Teen Girl President Became the Most Scathing Satire of 2016

The authors behind DC Comics’ Prez, in which a young woman of color becomes president, talk Donald Trump, social media, and the future of …

How to live like a local in Paris

"Come come," urges Jeanne, a pint-sized Frenchwoman nearing 70 but with the joie de vivre of someone half her age. She is waving her hands above her head, frantically trying to hurry us along. Jeanne strides on unperturbed, weaving in and out of the narrow Parisian streets, ducking and dodging …

Opinion: This is the single best reason to buy U.S. stocks now

Another day, another half-trillion-dollar panic in the U.S. stock market.<p>At some point, even the most hardened bear has to consider whether the …

Stock Markets

ALBERT EDWARDS: If I'm right, the US stock market will fall 75%

Edwards' most recent call is that if the US economy plunges into a recession led by weak manufacturing output, stocks will be worth about a quarter of what they're priced at now.<p>It's a heavy-duty prediction.<p>On Tuesday the S&P 500 was at 1,938.68. Edwards sees it possibly passing the low of 666 it …

Showtime Takes Direct Aim At Wall Street In New Series

While <i>The Big Short</i>, the dark comedic movie about the 2008 financial crisis, is packing theaters, Showtime is releasing its own star-studded series …

GE is undergoing the most radical transformation in its 124-year history

While this change could mean a relatively high degree of risk for longstanding investors who have viewed GE as a quasi-financial-conglomerate income play, it also looks set to rejuvenate the company's bottom line and make it a much greater success.<p>A key reason for this potential is GE's focus on …

Innovation

Stocks, Obama, and Retail Sales—5 Things to Watch in the Week Ahead

Hello friends and <i>Fortune</i> readers.<p>Investors are hoping that the second week of 2016 yields better stock returns than the first, which was one of the …

The Saudi-U.S. relationship: Shakier than ever

Saudi Arabia's royal family is frightened — and that's a problem for the U.S.-Saudi relationship.<p>The Saudis are surrounded by enemies. To the north, Abu Bakr Baghdadi, leader of Islamic State, has promised to overthrow the Al Saud dynasty, which he calls "the serpent's head." To the south, …

South Asia

After 60 Years, McDonald's Is Getting Rid Of Its "Cafeteria Look"

The burger chain with a clown mascot is going for a more grown-up look at its restaurants.<p>Close your eyes and imagine a McDonald's. You might envision vast swaths of red and yellow; swatches of gray tile under formica tables; chairs bolted to the ground; the steely-white glow of fluorescent lights. …

Saudi Arabia Crumbles at Home, Struggles with Wars Abroad

Saudi Arabia's break with Iran is widely seen as a symptom of the Saudi fear of an aggressive Tehran and the construction of a "Shiite Crescent" in the Arab Middle East that is encircling the Sunni Muslim-dominated kingdom. But there's also a strong domestic element to the concerns: the desperate …

There is a war for talent on Wall Street

And they are hiring big Wall Street names, too.<p>At a time when money coming into the fintech sector has risen, startups looking to disrupt Wall Street's top banks are emboldened, armed, and ready to hire talent from the industry behemoths with which they compete.<p>Online lenders, trading data …

Iran could win its PR war with Saudi Arabia by releasing its most prominent prisoner

<i>“Sometimes, I think the only reason Saudi Arabia exists is to make us look good in comparison.”</i><p>The prominent Iranian politician who told me this during my trip to Iran a month ago had his tongue firmly in his cheek when he said it—and also had the grace to laugh when I told him my friends in the …

South Asia

Washington Is Actually More Annoyed With Saudi Arabia Than Iran Right Now

A burgeoning regional crisis has Washington more worried about its alliance with Saudi Arabia than its thawing ties with Iran.<p>WASHINGTON -- Notions of a peaceful Middle East were pushed even further from Washington’s mind this weekend as key regional ally Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties with …

The deflationists have it wrong

There are plenty of reasons we might see even lower official inflation numbers and a stronger dollar in 2016. But don't think for a second that consumer prices or living costs will fall. They haven't, they aren't, and they never will in a sustained way - thanks to the Fed's creation in 1913. This …

We Talked to One of the World Trade Centre Bombers About ISIS and Mass Shootings

"It's the law of the jungle that we're living in right now."<p>Eyad Ismoil is one of the half-dozen men convicted for carrying out the World Trade Center bombings in 1993. Born in Kuwait to a Palestinian father and Jordanian mother, he was sentenced to 240 years in prison for driving a rental van …

BLACKROCK: The rest of Wall Street’s technology is junk

"Everyone knows the financial services sector has worse technology than any other industry," he said at the Goldman Sachs financial services conference in New York on December 8.<p>Of course Kapito brought this up because he doesn't feel that way about BlackRock. Its technology is fine, and that's the …

4 Lessons for Success From the Cofounder of Paypal

The best interview question — what important truth do very few people agree with you on?— is tough to answer. Just think about it for a second.<p>In his …

Peter Thiel

Anglo American's Slash & Burn Plan Rocks Stock Market

2015 will be the year big mining companies want to forget.<p>Anglo American Plc (AAUKY), the world’s fifth-biggest miner by revenue, shocked financial …