Thursday, September 23, 2021
Telecom and internet companies are expected to lobby hard in Washington — and directly to the public — as they did when the current rules were adopted. Some internet companies were expected to put up a fight to prevent the proposal from taking hold. The Internet Association, an industry group, joined a legal effort in…
President Donald Trump followed through with plans to slap tariffs on $112 billion worth of products from China on Sunday.The move significantly escalated a trade dispute that has cast uncertainty on the economy and led to retaliation against American businesses.Companies have warned the Trump administration the new tariffs would raise costs and disrupt supply chains.…
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Americans have a new reason to take on debt during the holidays this year: early taxes.Banks are seeing a wave of inquiries from customers in high-tax states rushing during the final days of the year to prepay 2018 property levies before a cap on deductions for state and local taxes comes into effect. One option: tapping…
PAULINE KAEL, the legendary film critic for the New Yorker, would have turned 100 last month (she died in 2001). As part of the centenary celebrations an admiring and buoyant documentary, “What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael”, was shown at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The film makes it clear that Kael (pictured…
President Donald Trump will reportedly ask Congress for $8.6 billion in the 2020 budget for the construction of a wall along the southern US border. Reuters reported Sunday that when Trump submits his 2020 congressional budget Monday, he will be asking for more than six times what Congress allowed for border projects in each of…
Protesters in Hong Kong, numbering in the millions and skewing young, pulled off the extraordinary feat of defeating the will of China's Communist Party over the weekend, and they did it with little more than street smarts, household goods, and unbreakable determination and solidarity. "More than 25 percent of Hong Kong's population of 7.4 million…
President Donald Trump's idea to personally meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Korean border caught his top advisers by surprise, according to former national security adviser John Bolton.Secretary of state Mike Pompeo described it as "complete chaos," Bolton wrote in his upcoming memoir."I felt sick that a stray tweet could actually result…
Politics|McKinsey Gives Pete Buttigieg Permission to Disclose ClientsMr. Buttigieg will also open his fund-raisers to the press and identify people raising money for his campaign, in a significant concession from a candidate facing pressure over transparency.Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., has faced increased pressure to run a more transparent presidential campaign.Credit...Jordan Gale for…
Amid a tentative agreement for Christine Blasey Ford to publicly testify later this week about her allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, lawmakers expressed varied ideas about the role her accusation should have in coming hearings. Ford's allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her during a high school party in the 1980s…