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The White House Isn't Eager to Fix This Problem Facing the U.S. Economy

The White House Isn't Eager to Fix This Problem Facing the U.S. Economy

With the U.S. labor market tightening, one way to boost the economy would be to encourage Americans who are out of the labor force in large numbers in states like West Virginia to move to states that
Anti-Brexit Campaign Launches Bus Tour

Anti-Brexit Campaign Launches Bus Tour

"Is it worth it?" An anti-Brexit bus has begun an 8-day tour across the U.K., warning onlookers of the high price tag of leaving the EU #tictocnews (Source: Bloomberg)
Mueller Team to Interview Nunberg Thursday, Source Says

Mueller Team to Interview Nunberg Thursday, Source Says

He was fired from Trump’s campaign in August 2015 after Business Insider published a story about his racially-charged Facebook posts.
YouTube Promoted Video Fueling Parkland Shooting Conspiracy

YouTube Promoted Video Fueling Parkland Shooting Conspiracy

YouTube was criticized after promoting a video with a title that suggested a teenage survivor of last week’s Florida school shooting was a paid actor, the latest sign of the internet industry’s
Schumer Calls Universal Background Checks Top Priority on Guns

Schumer Calls Universal Background Checks Top Priority on Guns

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer signaled Democrats will renew a fight to expand background checks for gun purchasers following last week’s mass shooting that killed 17 people at a Florida high
Fact Check: Florida School-Shooting Survivors Aren’t ‘Crisis Actors’

Fact Check: Florida School-Shooting Survivors Aren’t ‘Crisis Actors’

Two students who survived the Florida school shooting and spoke publicly about it are not "crisis actors," despite the claims of several conspiracy-oriented sites.
White House Considers Citing Russian Deaths in Syria as Sign of U.S. Resolve

White House Considers Citing Russian Deaths in Syria as Sign of U.S. Resolve

The Trump administration is considering citing the deaths of scores of Russian mercenaries in a Feb. 7 battle with U.S.-backed forces in Syria as evidence of the president’s tough stance toward the
White House Signals New Trade Deals Must Help Those Left Behind

White House Signals New Trade Deals Must Help Those Left Behind

The White House signaled President Donald Trump will pay close attention to the fate of workers left behind by globalization as a new benchmark for negotiating trade deals around the world.
Russians Are Still Addicted to Getting Discounts

Russians Are Still Addicted to Getting Discounts

Russians are still hooked on shopping habits that got them through the country’s worst recession this century as the economy lurches out of recovery and into stagnation.
Democrats Seek New FBI Funding to Counter Russian Election Meddling

Democrats Seek New FBI Funding to Counter Russian Election Meddling

Top House and Senate Democrats want to add $300 million in new FBI funds to a government spending bill next month to bolster America’s defenses against foreign interference in U.S. elections and
New Jersey Governor Signs Women’s Health Law

New Jersey Governor Signs Women’s Health Law

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy enacted his first law, restoring $7.5 million of funding for women’s health that was vetoed repeatedly by his predecessor Chris Christie.
Celebrities Donate to ‘March for Our Lives’

Celebrities Donate to ‘March for Our Lives’

Celebrities including George and Amal Clooney, Oprah and Steven Spielberg have donated or pledged donations to student marches against gun violence https://bloom.bg/2EXMvgK #tictocnews (Source:
Conservative Twitter Users Lash Out After Followers Vanish

Conservative Twitter Users Lash Out After Followers Vanish

Some conservative Twitter Inc. users are accusing the company of unfairly targeting their followers as it steps up efforts to get rid of fake or abusive accounts.
U.K. Labour Reveals Its Gender Pay Gap and It Appears Very Low

U.K. Labour Reveals Its Gender Pay Gap and It Appears Very Low

Labour beat the governing Conservatives to publish gender pay statistics and they make the main opposition party in the U.K. look good.
U.S. Supreme Court Trims Corporate Whistle-Blower Protections

U.S. Supreme Court Trims Corporate Whistle-Blower Protections

The U.S. Supreme Court narrowed an anti-retaliation provision in the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial law, insulating publicly traded companies from some whistle-blower lawsuits.
Five Star Leader Unlikely to Get Italy’s Premiership, Official Says

Five Star Leader Unlikely to Get Italy’s Premiership, Official Says

Luigi Di Maio is unlikely to be given a chance to govern by President Sergio Mattarella even if he wins the March 4 election, according to a senior state official.
South Africa's Biggest Labor Group Rejects Budget as Anti-Poor

South Africa's Biggest Labor Group Rejects Budget as Anti-Poor

South Africa’s biggest labor group criticized Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s annual budget, saying plans to raise the sales-tax rate and curb expenditure in a bid to contain debt would hurt the
Charts Show the Tough Decisions Taken in South Africa's Budget

Charts Show the Tough Decisions Taken in South Africa's Budget

South Africa unveiled a budget that will raise taxes and cut spending as it seeks to fend off a third junk credit rating.
Analysts Like What They See in South Africa's Budget Plan

Analysts Like What They See in South Africa's Budget Plan

The rand advanced, stocks climbed, South Africa’s credit default swaps fell and the last time the yield on the nation’s local-currency debt was this low was in 2015.
France Introduces Tougher Immigration Bill, Raising Outcry

France Introduces Tougher Immigration Bill, Raising Outcry

President Emmanuel Macron is putting the unity of his parliamentary majority to a test with legislation that will tighten controls over immigration to France.