Rust Belt

16 Reasons to Plan a Food & Drink Pilgrimage to Buffalo, NY

For as long as many locals can remember, Buffalo has been widely recognized for one of two things: Buffalo wings and beef on weck. Even the stories …

Restaurants

The U.S. Dollar Is The Puzzle Today

While the UUP ETF (dollar bull ETF, with the two largest weights being the euro and the yen) is now pretty oversold, when talking to a long-time …

Economy

‘He made promises that he didn’t keep’: Laid-off factory workers feel betrayed by Trump

The president has turned his focus to wider benefits of his tax overhaul after a campaign packed with pledges to keep jobs in the U.S.<p>President Donald Trump’s path to becoming “the best jobs president that God ever created” was supposed to run straight through Indianapolis and the Carrier …

Business

Planting Trees To Save The Planet Is Turning Into Big Business

As part of the Paris Agreement, countries are reforesting an area the size of South Africa. The opportunity is enormous–and so are the potential benefits.<p>In Myanmar, one startup is using drones to quickly replant a massive mangrove forest. In Cameroon, another startup is using an invention called a …

Sustainability

What Amazon's HQ2 Shortlist Tells Us About What The Company Is Looking For

Today, Amazon announced the list of finalists for its proposed second headquarters, known as HQ2. The tech giant narrowed the list from the initial 238 applicants down to 20.<p>This group includes a number of cities many expected to be included (New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Austin) with …

Cities

One year on: America under Trump

On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump became president of the United States, marking the start of one of the most unusual years in American political history.<p>What has Trump done this year and how does it compare to what he promised?<p>As the world looked on, Trump used his inauguration to double-down on …

Donald Trump

I'm from Pittsburgh — here's why it is the clear best pick from Amazon's HQ 2 shortlist

• <b>Pittsburgh was named a finalist to land Amazon's HQ2.</b>• <b><br>Many larger cities were named finalists.</b>• <b><br>But Pittsburgh offers a package they can't match.</b><p>About the only thing that could break through what has been a days-long period of sports-induced depression in the Steel City after the Steelers shocked the …

Business

Is it too early to handicap the 2020 Democrats? Hell, not really

Is Bernie too old and Biden too tarnished? How far can Kirsten Gillibrand ride #MeToo, and who is Kamala Harris?<p>All the recent talk about former daytime talk show host Oprah Winfrey running for president as a Democrat was more than an exercise in political fantasy. It also highlighted how wide open …

U.S. Politics

China's JD.com says will invest over $3 billion in "rustbelt" regions: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese online retailer JD.com will invest more than 20 billion yuan ($3.11 billion) in the country's northeastern "rustbelt" regions over the next three years, the Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday, citing the company.<p>JD said its efforts in the provinces of Liaoning, …

China

This Slam Poet’s 'Gender Reveal Party' Involves A Trick Question

“It’s going to take more than one piece to know what to expect when you’re expecting me.”<p>The gender reveal parties we've covered before have all …

'Hillbilly Elegy' author will not run for Senate

<b>(CNN) —</b> Despite a conversation with the top Senate Republican, "Hillbilly Elegy" author JD Vance will not run for Senate in Ohio, he announced Friday.<p>"Thanks to everyone who encouraged me to run, but it's just not a good time," he wrote on Twitter.<p>"I thought seriously about running in August 2017, …

U.S. Politics

Today in Trumpworld — Jan. 18

<b>TRUMP’S SCHEDULE TODAY</b><p><b>10 a.m.:</b> President Donald Trump will meet with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in the Oval Office.<p><b>10:45 a.m.:</b> Trump will depart the White House en route to the Pentagon.<p><b>11 a.m.:</b> Trump will meet with senior military leadership at the Pentagon.<p><b>12:35 p.m.:</b> Trump will depart the …

Donald Trump

Trump claims credit for what is still mostly Obama's economy

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump relentlessly congratulates himself for the healthy state of the U.S. economy, with its steady growth, low unemployment, busier factories and confident consumers.<p>But in the year since Trump's inauguration, most analysts tend to agree on this: The economy remains …

Economy

Democrats see a chance in Trump's Rust Belt territory | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Democrats in 2017 glimpsed an electoral wave heading for the midterm election. Now they have a chance to show how large it could be — by winning a …

Elections

JD.com Seeks to Dust Off China’s Rust Belt

Chinese online retailer JD.com Inc. is vowing to invest more than 20 billion yuan ($3.1 billion) in the country’s decaying rust belt over the next …

China

Jared Kushner’s prison reforms hit a brick wall called Jeff Sessions – VICE News

For the past six months, the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has been working on a potentially bipartisan initiative: to reform the U.S. criminal justice system.<p>Kushner has been holding “listening sessions” to develop White House agenda on criminal justice reform, including policy …

Prison

Don't Blame Robots for President Trump

It's tempting to connect industrial automation to Midwestern job loss to 2016 Republican votes. But the link doesn't hold up.<p>Human beings have a natural fear of being replaced by machines. Folk tales like the legend of John Henry, the mighty railroad worker who out-hammered a steam engine and then …

Elections

Why Baby Boomers Were More Mobile Than Millennials

If you’re interested in migration patterns, Detroit is a good place to grow up. After all, the Motor City has done more than any other metropolis to …

Culture

Harvard, only you can save West Station

State Representative Michael Moran thinks Harvard should put up more money for West Station, the $95 million proposed transportation hub in Allston. …

Opinion

Tired of Big-City Squeeze? Score a Bargain in America's 10 Cheapest Housing Metros

We live in a nation of sharply etched haves and have nots—and nowhere does that dividing line cut deeper than in the world of housing. Here at …

Business

A Rust Belt synagogue faces the end with dignity and gathers to bury its past

NEW CASTLE, Pennsylvania (JTA) — It was a frigid 10 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, the last day of 2017, but some 20 people gathered at Congregation …

Dr. King's Legacy -- Incomplete In Cities

Another third Monday in January, and another Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I am grateful that Dr. King’s legacy was honored with a national holiday, but I have mixed feelings about what our nation takes from the honor.<p>Hall of Fame NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar voiced a similar sentiment three …

Black History

Entrepreneurs building new economy in a Rust Belt city: Tech Czar Talk

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A New Year brings new hopes, dreams and aspirations. And new stories. Today we learn more about two companies that have defied the …

Cleveland

Trump Approval Rating Erodes Again, As Republican Voters Call Recent POTUS Comments Racist

The “blue-collar whites” that won Donald Trump the 2016 election, across Rust Belt states such as Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, are turning …

Donald Trump

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri film review: Frances Mcdormand is formidable in pitch black new comedy from In Bruges director

If you were to judge In Bruges director Martin McDonagh by his movies, you’d think him a cruel and unusual man. His latest film, Three Billboards …

Frances McDormand

RustBelt: securing the foundations of the Rust programming language

Yesterday we saw the value of meta-engineering development processes in order to produce better (more secure) outcomes. Included in Bernstein’s …

Computer Science

Most Other Presidents Would Be Touting This News for Weeks

Just think, this is the sort of thing that the president could be talking about if he would just stop shooting himself in the foot:<p>Fiat Chrysler …

Sergio Marchionne

What is NAFTA, and why does Donald Trump want to pull the US out of it?

US President Donald Trump has once again sparked speculation that he is will pull the US out of the NAFTA trade agreement.<p>The US is set for a sixth …

Donald Trump

We’re launching a TV series with MSNBC about tech, jobs and the future. You’re invited.

First up to be interviewed: Google’s Sundar Pichai and YouTube’s Susan Wojcicki.<p>Yes, I am about to become an anchor monster.<p>No, <i>really</i>. Because this year, <b>Recode</b> is partnering with MSNBC to produce a <b>town</b><b>hall event series</b> — name to come! — starting Jan. 19. It will broadcast on television and on the …

Susan Wojcicki

Baltimore makes the New York Times' list of 52 places to visit in 2018

The tourists should start flocking here any minute now.<p>Baltimore has earned a place on the New York Times’ list of “52 Places to Visit in 2018,” …

Frederick Douglass