On the Street

Ford Staying Innovative and Ahead of the Curve

Car historians and gearheads alike are taken aback by the recently announced move by Ford Motor Company that it will no longer make traditional sedan models in an effort to save costs and focus on SUVs. Before you stand on a chair and wrap the Venetian blinds around your neck, not to worry, the Mustang made the cut. While car ...

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Trump Tax Cuts Will Increase Retail Sales

The question you have to ask yourself; what will I do with extra tax money from the Trump tax cuts this year. That’s a tough one for both you and economic analysts. On one hand, you would love to save, and increase the abysmal U.S. individual savings rate. On the other hand, it sure would be nice to have less ...

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Trump Conservative to Present A Solution to Global Climate Change That Even Skeptics Will Like

For the last ten years, the global warming controversy has continued to inspire a public debate. Ever since the U.S. pulled out of the Paris accord, environmentalists and Democrats have been outraged claiming that the planet earth is now doomed.  While, on the other hand, climate change deniers often argue that there isn’t enough evidence proving that Climate Change is ...

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Zuckerberg to Testify Before Congress This Week

Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to testify before Congress regarding the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal on Tuesday. It appears as though the social network’s founder is feeling the pressure from the public and lawmakers because last month, Zuckerberg suggested that Facebook’s leading engineers and lawyers would be more appropriate to answer Congress’s questions. “If it is ever ...

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Facebook Puts Health Research Project on Hold Amid Privacy Concerns

Facebook has decided to pause a patient data harvesting program it says was intended to help connect doctors with patients in need of specialized care. The decision, announced Thursday, comes amid increasing criticism regarding the Cambridge Analytica data leak scandal. The health research project, led by Stanford cardiologist Freddy Abnousi, aimed to combine anonymized medical data (provided by hospitals) with ...

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The Ali-Frasier Battle of Tariff Heavyweights: China versus the U.S.

The U.S. landed the first punch in what is now a heavyweight title bout with China over trade tariffs. President Trump unleashed $50 billion of tariffs on Chinese goods to begin round one, and finished with accusations of the Chinese theft of intellectual property from U.S. companies. The Chinese government counterpunched by striking the U.S. with tariffs on about $3 ...

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NYC Proposes ‘Right to Disconnect’ Law

A New York City lawmaker is pushing for legislation that would prohibit companies from requiring employees to check their work email after they leave the office. The Right to Disconnect Bill would allow executives to contact employees after hours, but would prohibit companies from firing an employee for failing to respond to an email or text message outside of normal working ...

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Tennessee Lawmaker Takes on Facebook to Protect Privacy

The FTC announced last week it had opened an official, non-public investigation into Facebook’s privacy practices after the company allowed access to consumers’ information to a third party. Not only does this data-sharing represent a violation of users’ trust, but it most likely violates a consent decree imposed on Facebook after it settled a similar FTC investigation in 2011. To ...

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Middle Eastern Oil Politics: Peaceful Complexities

“If it bleeds, it leads” is a common axiom in journalism with respect to the priority of news coverage. In a region like the Middle East where violence is altogether too common, events portending prosperity are naturally viewed with skepticism or overlooked entirely.  Thus, with very little fanfare, Israel will very soon be exporting natural gas to the world’s most ...

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