US-Mexico trade deal: another big promise kept

U.S. 08/28/18, 15:04

Announced this morning, President Donald J. Trump is delivering on his promise to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) so all American workers can benefit. After years of promises by politicians, this is the first time that a modern American trade agreement has been renegotiated. "America has … finally ...

California wine country fires leave homeowners struggling

California 08/28/18, 11:26

Construction crews have already put up the frame on Cheri Sharp's new house, but she still questions whether rebuilding was the right choice after California's most destructive wildfire took her old home in wine country nearly a year ago. She's had to dip into retirement savings to cover a $300,000 shortfall ...

For the Real Collusion Story, Look at Hillary Clinton

U.S. 08/26/18, 15:52

Commentary The mainstream media has spent two years relentlessly pushing the narrative that Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with shady Russians to dig up dirt on Hillary Clinton and then cheated with the Russian government to steal the election from her. That’s not what happened. What actually happened was that the Clinton campaign paid a political ...

Governments and Central Banks Should Look to Gold, Not Cryptocurrencies

U.S. 08/26/18, 15:52

There will be no Fedcoin, according to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, in testimony given before the House Committee on Financial Services. “We’re not looking at this at the Fed as something that we should be doing,” Powell said, when asked whether the Fed is considering issuing its own digital currency. “That’s not ...

Elon Musk: Tesla’s Single Point of Failure

U.S. 08/26/18, 15:52

Elon Musk’s meltdown in the pages of The New York Times is a reminder that enterprises need both vision and operating smarts to be successful. It was obvious years ago that Musk needed help to build a new car company. Yet, somehow, the members of the board of directors did nothing as the ...

Russian Telcos Press for Foreign Internet Companies to Pay for Data Storage

California 08/26/18, 15:51

Russian telecoms operators have proposed legislation that would oblige foreign Internet companies to share the financial burden of a new law on storing data in the country, a draft bill seen by Reuters shows. If adopted, the legislation would allow Russian telecoms companies to claim compensation from foreign Internet companies, including ...

$2.4 Million Grant Awarded To County, San Jose For Flood Repair

California 08/26/18, 15:51

Santa Clara County and San Jose will receive $2.4 million in federal emergency grants to repair flood damage from 2017, Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-San Jose], announced on Aug. 22. Lofgren submitted a bipartisan letter with 27 California members of Congress asking for a Major Disaster Declaration in March 2017, which President ...

Fidelity Fund Votes Backed Tesla, Potential Sign of More Support

California 08/26/18, 15:51

Panasonic Corp said on August 23 it has partnered an affiliate of Japan Display Inc to license out a low-cost organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel-making process, a possible alternative to the conventional method used by dominant South Korean manufacturers. The unlisted affiliate, JOLED Inc, is in talks with several global panel ...

Goldman Sachs opens digital consumer bank in Britain

California 08/26/18, 15:51

Goldman Sachs <GS.N> has opened its digital consumer savings platform Marcus to its own staff in Britain ahead of a wider roll-out to the public in the coming weeks, according to an internal memo sent to staff on August 23 and seen by Reuters. Since its launch in the United States ...

Texas Police Departments Hold Lip Sync Battle

U.S. 08/26/18, 15:51

It seems as though a Texas-wide lip sync competition has broken out among police departments, as a number of recent videos have been recently shared to social media. One of the latest is from Cedar Police Department, which posted a video to the department’s Facebook page on June 28. The clip ...

Soccer-Loving Houston Artist Heads to Russia

U.S. 08/26/18, 15:51

A health issue prevented a Houston local artist from his dream of becoming a soccer player, but he is still heading to Russia to be a part of the World Cup in a very special way. Betirri Bengtson is known for creating a large soccer mural on a wall in downtown ...

Waymo Self-Driving Cars To Hit 7M Test Miles

U.S. 08/26/18, 15:51

Waymo just announced that their self-driving cars will log seven million test miles by the end of this week. The company is testing self-driving cars in several states: Washington, California, Texas, Georgia, Michigan, and Arizona. (Waymo) The Waymo vehicle is equipped with sensors and software that are designed to detect pedestrians, cyclists, other ...

Keep Fit With Five Yummy Snacks

U.S. 08/26/18, 15:51

Do you like snacks but try to avoid the junk in them? There are studies showing that protein can curb cravings and keep you full longer. Smart portions of protein-rich foods may aid in weight management. Here are five recipes of snacks, which clock in at about 150-250 calories: 2 hardboiled eggs—offer ...

Belgian Fan Bicycles to Russia for World Cup and Good Cause

U.S. 08/26/18, 15:51

A Belgian soccer fan recently completed a three-week bicycle trip from Belgium to Kaliningrad on Wednesday, June 27, to watch the World Cup match between Belgium’s national team and England on Thursday. “Well, I left about three weeks ago now, on June 4 in Brussels, and I cycled through the Netherlands, ...

New York City Votes to Cap Uber, Lyft Vehicle Licenses

New York 08/26/18, 15:50

The New York City Council on Aug. 8 agreed to cap the number of licenses for ride-hailing services such as Uber for one year, dealing a blow to the companies that have relied on the largest U.S. metro area for a major source of their revenue. The first such cap by ...

Aloha NYC: New York Botanical Garden Celebrates Culture of Hawaii

New York 08/26/18, 15:50

The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx is offering programs centered around the music, food, and culture of Hawaii. Every weekend through Oct. 28, activities and events will be offered, including hula, music, and film. The programming complements an exhibition of Georgia O’Keeffe’s works from Hawaii (running through Oct. 28) ...

New York Gov. Cuomo Says America Was ‘Never That Great’

New York 08/26/18, 15:50

In trying to distance himself from President Donald Trump, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the shocking statement on Aug. 15 that the United States “was never that great.” “We’re not going to make America great again,” Cuomo, who is a Democrat, added during a speech at a bill-signing ceremony in ...

$245.6 Million Winning Lottery Ticket Sold on Staten Island

New York 08/26/18, 15:50

The identity of the winner of the ticket worth $245.6 million from the Powerball jackpot on Aug. 11 has not been revealed. The winning ticket was sold on Staten Island, at the Stop & Shop supermarket, at 2754 Hylan Boulevard in New Dorp. The numbers were generated by a computer at ...