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Trump, Mexico Settle Sugar Dispute Just in Time for NAFTA Renegotiations

07 June 2017
Trump, Mexico Settle Sugar Dispute Just in Time for NAFTA Renegotiations

The new sugar agreement between Mexico and the United States is a sweet deal for Big Sugar, not so much for Americans wanting to satisfy their sweet tooth.    ...

Hartford, Connecticut’s Troubles Mounting; Looking to Invoke Bankruptcy

06 June 2017
Hartford, Connecticut’s Troubles Mounting; Looking to Invoke Bankruptcy

Hartford is the latest example of a fiscal death spiral. July 1 is the day when it runs out of both airspeed and altitude.

Aetna Next to Leave Connecticut for Better Business Climate

06 June 2017
Aetna Next to Leave Connecticut for Better Business Climate

Aetna isn't just leaving Connecticut — it is escaping.

May’s Jobs Report Stronger Than It Appears

02 June 2017
May’s Jobs Report Stronger Than It Appears

Though May's job report doesn't look very good on the surface, a look behind the numbers shows positive developments.

Trump Didn't Cause Stock Market Decline

18 May 2017
Trump Didn't Cause Stock Market Decline

According to nearly every major news outlet, Wednesday’s 372-point decline in the Dow Jones Industrial Average was Trump’s fault.

Ruling for Big Taxi in Europe Could Spell End for Uber, Lyft, Airbnb

12 May 2017
Ruling for Big Taxi in Europe Could Spell End for Uber, Lyft, Airbnb

In the same battle between the free market and the regulators that has been going on for centuries, the European Court of Justice will decide if Uber will be regulated...

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Austin Booted Uber and Lyft, Startups Struggle

24 March 2017
Austin Booted Uber and Lyft, Startups Struggle

When politicians interfered with Uber and Lyft and ran them off, they got a playing field at a much lower level, leaving customers cooling their heels at the airport.  ...

What's the Cause of the U.S. Egg Shortage?

03 August 2015
What's the Cause of the U.S. Egg Shortage?

VIDEO - Writer Rebecca Terrell discusses the current egg shortage that is happening in the United States. The question is posed whether government is the cause for the shortage, or...

Trade Promotion Authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

21 April 2015
Trade Promotion Authority and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

VIDEO - Andy Ramirez reports on Trade Promotion Authority, an executive power that Congress can grant President Obama in regard to negotiating trade agreements with other nations. He also talks...

U.S. Tax Code Puts America 32nd Out of 34 Countries

15 September 2014
U.S. Tax Code Puts America 32nd Out of 34 Countries

Just as Washington is revving up to impose limits on "tax inversions" on corporations seeking tax havens in other countries, along comes this study to show just how uncompetitive the...

Market Basket Employees Return to Work; Unions Surprised

28 August 2014
Market Basket Employees Return to Work; Unions Surprised

The employees' strike and customer boycott against the Market Basket supermarket chain was ended with the reinstatement of CEO Arthur T. Demoulas after he bought control of the company from...

Federal Reserve: We'll Keep Suppressing Interest Rates

21 August 2014
Federal Reserve: We'll Keep Suppressing Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve Bank will keep suppressing interest rates to near-zero rates for more than a year, according to Federal Open Market Committee meeting minutes released August 20, despite talk...

 

 

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