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State of the Resistance

Jelani Cobb writes about the opposition to President Trump in “State of the Resistance.”
Ignore the stock market rollercoaster, the sell-off in bonds is what matters

Ignore the stock market rollercoaster, the sell-off in bonds is what matters

Lurking beneath the recent reversal in global stock markets was a much bigger market fall: a month-long sell-off in government bonds. Since the start of…
Wall Street Rollercoaster Continues

Wall Street Rollercoaster Continues

The rollercoaster ride continued in financial markets Tuesday, with sharp swings rocking major indexes from Asia, Europe and North America. The volatility intensified just a day after the steepest

I’m From a Family of Farmers. Here’s What Trump Has Done for Our Industry.

In the first year of his presidency, Donald Trump came through on his promise to support rural Americans and agriculture. Unfortunately, many news outlets didn’t... Read More The post I’m From a
Are the Most Innovative Companies Just the Ones With the Most Data?

Are the Most Innovative Companies Just the Ones With the Most Data?

We may soon say goodbye to “aha moments.”
This is your wake-up call: Markets are not risk-free

This is your wake-up call: Markets are not risk-free

I’ve been studying markets for a long time. People’s short memories never cease to amaze me. The US stock-market turmoil on Feb. 5 erased all…
How Last Year’s Hurricane Season May Have Decimated the Virgin Islands’ Middle Class: Report

How Last Year’s Hurricane Season May Have Decimated the Virgin Islands’ Middle Class: Report

Back-to-back strikes from two major hurricanes last year, Irma and Maria, have undone years of economic and social growth in the U.S. Virgin Islands, a new report from the Washington Post finds. The
Latin America's Premium Coffee Growers Branch Out to Cheaper Beans

Latin America's Premium Coffee Growers Branch Out to Cheaper Beans

A growing number of farmers in Latin American nations renowned for their high-quality arabica coffee are starting to plant cheaper robusta — a crop still frowned upon or even outlawed in some
Trump Breaks His Silence on Stock Market Decline

Trump Breaks His Silence on Stock Market Decline

President Donald Trump has broken his silence on the stock market.Trump tweeted Wednesday: "In the 'old days,' when good news was reported, the Stock Market would go up. Today, when good news is
Are the Most Innovative Companies Just the Ones With the Most Data?

Are the Most Innovative Companies Just the Ones With the Most Data?

We may soon say goodbye to “aha moments.”
Silicon Valley’s spectacular job growth creates ‘harsh environment’ for many residents: report

Silicon Valley’s spectacular job growth creates ‘harsh environment’ for many residents: report

The economic miracle of Silicon Valley, whose economy has added jobs for eight consecutive years from 2010 through 2017, is tempered by the reality that rising wages in the region have failed to keep
GOP lawmakers seek cut in WHO funding over Roundup ruling

GOP lawmakers seek cut in WHO funding over Roundup ruling

Records compiled by the watchdog group Center for Responsive Politics show Monsanto has spent heavily on federal lobbying in recent years, with more than $4.3 million in spending during 2017.
Senate leaders announce two-year spending deal

Senate leaders announce two-year spending deal

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced she would oppose the budget measure unless her chamber's GOP leaders promised a vote on legislation to protect "Dreamer" immigrants who face deportation

Reality Returns to Wall Street

This post Reality Returns to Wall Street appeared first on Daily Reckoning. The “year of living dangerously” just got more dangerous. As Wall Street begins to make sense out of the flash crash, here's
US Stocks Down at Wednesday's Close

US Stocks Down at Wednesday's Close

U.S. stocks were down at the close of Wednesday's trading after a day of fluctuating prices. The S&P 500 lost half a percent, the Dow was off nearly one-tenth of a percent, and the NASDAQ fell
Here’s the pricetag Senate Dems are charging Mitch McConnell to leave DACA out of the budget deal

Here’s the pricetag Senate Dems are charging Mitch McConnell to leave DACA out of the budget deal

In exchange for leaving out a key program protecting about 800,000 undocumented immigrants, Senate Democrats have pried several billion dollars in funding increases for other domestic policy
Elon Musk’s self-driving strategy still doesn’t include LiDAR

Elon Musk’s self-driving strategy still doesn’t include LiDAR

Elon Musk’s vision of autonomous driving differs from a lot of Tesla’s competitors in that he’s been adamant that LiDAR isn’t a core component of his approach. It’s a stance that provokes a lot of
Lyft hires Tesla’s president of Sales & Service as COO

Lyft hires Tesla’s president of Sales & Service as COO

Lyft has hired a new C-level executive: Jon McNeill, who joins as Chief Operating Officer. McNeill previously held a top role at Tesla, where he was president of Global Sales & Service, overseeing
Business gloomy on Ontario’s economic outlook

Business gloomy on Ontario’s economic outlook

Entrepreneurs are losing confidence in the economy and even the future of their companies as the cost of doing business continues to rise, a new report by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) says.

The Constitutional Amendment That Would Rein in Spending

Some people have called for a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution as a means of reining in a big-spending Congress. That’s a misguided vision,... Read More The post The Constitutional