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Harley-Davidson Just Gave Trump Tariffs A Black Eye

<b>Harley-Davidson</b> (HOG) warned on Monday that European Union retaliation for Trump tariffs on steel and aluminum will cost it close to $100 million a …

Economy

Trump’s GOP is looking to deeply cut food stamps — hitting his voters hard

If Republicans succeed in their multi-front campaign to cut back on food stamps, the burden will fall heaviest on the working-class, rural white voters on whom President Trump has staked the future of their party.<p>House Republicans on Thursday passed legislation that would require Americans ages 18 …

Donald Trump

Chinese retaliatory tariffs aim to hit Trump in his electoral base

Washington’s penchant for brandishing “big sticks” will come back to haunt it, China Daily, official organ of the Chinese government, warned on Friday as trade tensions between the two countries continued to fray. And China, and the EU, have identified just where that haunting will begin: in …

Mitch McConnell

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Self-improvement

Donald Trump’s Latest Threat Against Germany Is a Reminder That He Stretches the Law to Do Whatever the Heck He Wants

Donald Trump casually lobbed another serious economic threat at our geopolitical allies over Twitter today.<p>The tweet was aimed at the German auto …

Donald Trump

Rosenberg Sees U.S. Recession in 12 Months, Says S&P 500 Has Peaked

The January high in the S&P 500 will prove to be the peak of the bull market and a U.S. recession may start in the next 12 months, said David …

Stock Markets

Want A Bargain? 3 Cheap Stocks That Are About To Breakout

Once again, the major indices are trading at/near new record highs. As a result, valuations are stretched to the upside. For those of you who like to buy under-valued stocks, here are three shockingly cheap stocks that are about to breakout (in descending order). There are many ways to define …

Investing

Pope, in Geneva, urges Christians to break down their barriers

GENEVA (Reuters) - Pope Francis called on Christians on Thursday to "break down barriers of suspicion and fear" that have divided them since the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century and to work together to help the most needy.<p>Francis made a day trip to Geneva to mark the 70th anniversary of …

Christianity

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Summer Solstice

You might want to stock up on sunscreen. On June 21, 2018, the northern hemisphere will experience its longest day of the year, the day when the …

Astronomy

This Summer Solstice, Earth's Days Are Longer Than Ever

Earth hasn't always had a 24-hour day. Here's what that means for the June solstice.<p>As the summer solstice draws closer, Stephen Meyers has been welcoming the few extra minutes of sunlight each day that light up his walk home. He knows that after the year’s longest stretch of sunlight on June 21, …

Earth Science

This is how Trump’s corporate tax cut is backfiring

The corporate tax cut passed by President Trump and fellow Republicans that was in part designed to help dissuade US companies from moving profits …

Income Tax

Maxim Gorky and the Socialist Realism

Maxim Gorky (1868-1936)<p>On June 18, 1936, Russian writer <b>Alexei Maximovich Peshkov</b>, better known as <b>Maxim Gorky</b> passed away. He was the founder of the …

Literature

Immigration firm seems to thrive after Trump lawyer's help

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T and drug giant Novartis got nothing but bad publicity when they asked Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen for help with business, but a Florida immigration firm that tapped him appears to have gotten nearly everything it wanted.<p>When Nicholas Mastroianni II hooked up …

Michael Cohen

Why President Trump May Well Flip-Flop on Marijuana Legalization

On Friday, President Donald Trump said he would “probably” support a new bipartisan bill that would return decision-making on marijuana laws to …

Cannabis

The mystery of where Earth's water came from deepens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mystery of where Earth's water came from got murkier Wednesday when some astronomers essentially eliminated one of the chief suspects: comets.<p>Over the past few months, the European Space Agency's Rosetta space probe closely examined the type of comet that some scientists …

Astronomy

How Common Is Homosexuality in Animals?

Studies of animal sexual behavior have revealed that same-sex coupling is fairly widespread across all animal groups, from insects to reptiles to …

Biology

Best of last week: Flux capacitor invented, a better 3-D printer and the true benefits of vitamins

It was a good week for physics as a team with members from Australia and Switzerland invented a flux capacitor able to break time-reversal symmetry. …

University of Toronto

A Once-Hot Fidelity Fund Is Outperforming Again. Investors Still Don’t Care

Jeff Feingold runs Fidelity Magellan, once the most famous mutual fund in the world. But there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of Feingold, which …

Investing

China is Using This, Not Renewable Energy, to Replace Coal

The country grew year-over-year imports of this crucial energy source 58% in the first four months of 2018. It's a huge opportunity for …

Natural Gas

The United Nations says Trump is making life harder for the poor

The United Nations has never been shy about attacking the United States.<p>In recent years, U.N. officials accused the Obama administration of failing to address police brutality and sexual assault in the military. After a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville last year, the U.N. team tasked with …

United Nations

Quantum physics can help explain much of the world’s suffering

Quantum physics is the science that describes nature at its smallest atomic levels. But tiny subatomic happenings can have huge effects: Quantum theory describes the universe as one giant entangled system, where what happens in one corner of the world can simultaneously effect something else across …

Quantum Mechanics

The first cyberattack took place nearly 200 years ago in France

France created a national mechanical telegraph system in the 1790s; in 1834, a pair of crooked bankers named François and Joseph Blanc launched the …

Cybersecurity

Say what? How an $800 charge for hearing aids soared to a $3,600 healthcare bill

It's bad enough that U.S. healthcare prices are the highest in the world. That the healthcare industry routinely treats us as marks and suckers makes it infinitely worse.<p>San Juan Capistrano resident Dennis Ettlin, 70, was shopping in the most recent Medicare open enrollment for a new Medicare …

Health Care

Trump's trade agenda runs into reality of global geopolitics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's hard-line views on trade, a staple of his message long before he entered politics, are beginning to collide with the cold realities of global geopolitics.<p>Trade talks on China and the North American Free Trade Agreement have hit stumbling blocks, posing a …

Donald Trump

How using your legs keeps your brain healthy

New research suggests that moving one's legs is crucial for brain health. In fact, exercising leg muscles helps the brain to produce new neurons, the …

Neuroscience

Trump administration defends Keystone XL pipeline in court

Trump administration attorneys defended the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline in federal court on Thursday against environmentalists and Native American groups that want to derail the project.<p>President Barack Obama rejected the 1,179-mile (1,800-kilometer) line proposed by TransCanada …

He lured young men looking for weed. Their bodies turned up in a pig roaster.

Cosmo DiNardo declared “I am a savage no explanation needed” on social media seven months before police say he lured four young men to his family’s farm, shot them to death, ran one of them over with a backhoe and dumped three of their bodies in a 12-foot-deep pit used as a pig roaster.<p>DiNardo, 21, …

Crime

Trying to live longer just might be killing us

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Barbara Ehrenreich has written or co-authored 20 books — and that was after earning her …

It’s a great time to be a wealthy heir after Trump's tax overhaul

Many of the biggest beneficiaries of President Trump's tax overhaul haven't even been born yet.<p>The new law doubles the amount that can be passed to heirs without worrying about estate and gift taxes, to about $22 million for a married couple. But the thresholds are in place only until 2025, and the …

State to defend California law allowing life-ending drugs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Betsy Davis threw herself a party before becoming one of the first people to use a California law allowing her to take her own life in 2016.<p>Her sister and other advocates fear others won't have the same choice after a Riverside County judge threw out the law Tuesday …

Jerry Brown