Thursday, June 24, 2021
Riding a powerful "blue wave" of backlash to President Donald Trump, Democrats were projected to take control of the House of Representatives on Tuesday night in the midterm elections after eight years in the minority — a major blow to Trump's power in Washington. Just after 10 p.m. ET, multiple media outlets projected that Democrats…
The U.S. economy is booming this quarter as tax cuts power consumers and businesses. Yet risks are mounting that the high will be short-lived. The housing market is struggling to build on its progress thanks to supply constraints and soaring property values, with data Tuesday showing an unexpectedly large drop in construction permits. Manufacturing is…
MANY DEMOCRATS are dismayed by Robert Mueller’s failure to take down the president. Yet they have a consolatory new hate figure in the form of William Barr, who began his second spell as attorney-general last month. A grandfatherly 68-year-old, who first presided over the Justice Department for George H.W. Bush, Mr Barr has been castigated…
“ONLY WHEN the year grows cold do we see the qualities of the pine and the cypress,” wrote Robin Li, the boss of Baidu, in a new year’s letter to staff at China’s main online-search firm. It was yet another recognition of a chill sweeping through the country’s technology industry. The lavish financing that promising…
Headline-grabbing security breaches have become an all-too-common problem. Every week, it seems, another company notifies customers that hackers have accessed their personal data. Apple recently released an updated version of its operating system, iOS 12, to help keep users’ information private and secure. That update, available for most recent iPhones and iPads, delivers on the…
In early November, Chinese President Xi Jinping unveiled plans that would allow tech companies around the world access to Chinese investors. He announced the creation of a new equity bourse based out of Shanghai that would allow tech companies worldwide the opportunity to list. The move that likely came as a relief for the Shanghai…
Passengers on a United Airlines plane headed from Newark, New Jersey to Hong Kong got stranded on a frigidly cold plane in Canada for more than 14 hours this weekend when the flight had to make an emergency landing. After leaving Newark on Saturday, Flight 179 was diverted to Goose Bay Airport in the Canadian…
FRANKFURT, GERMANY - MAY 18: Shareholders walk past a huge Deutsche Bank logo during the banks annual shareholders meeting on May 18, 2005 in Frankfurt, Germany. Deutsche Bank will go ahead with targeted acquisitions and job cuts to enforce the banks global competitiveness. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images) Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images FinCEN investigation released on…
Facebook has removed 652 Pages, accounts, and groups linked to Iran and Russia that it says engaged in “coordinated inauthentic behavior.” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a press briefing on Tuesday that “there’s a lot we don’t know yet” about the motives behind the activity and he did not say whether the groups had…
Reporters from The New York Times checked the facts, falsehoods and statements in need of context from President Trump’s first State of the Union address. Watch a replay along with real time analysis here, and read an annotated transcript of the speech. economy “Since the election, we have created 2.4 million new jobs, including 200,000…