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Trump’s pro-business agenda at risk after corporate America abandons president

“The loss of support from corporate America is big setback for a pro-business president who was a businessman himself and who based his campaign on helping Main Street and Wall Street” writes Jeffry Bartash for marketwatch.com. In just one stroke, the president lost the support of two traditional constituencies of the Republican party: big business and the military.Many business leaders only reluctantly joined Trump’s advisory board, apparently hoping he would behave better as president than he did on the presidential campaign.Yet an effort to hurt the businesses of CEOs who…

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This state is the robot capital of America

“And by industrial robots, Brookings means automatically controlled and reprogrammable machines that are capable of replacing human labor” writes Jeff Kowalsky for cnbc.com. The other largest concentrations are: Meanwhile, the entire West accounts for just 13% of the nation’s industrial robots, Brookings says.By 2015, those numbers leapt to 15,115 industrial robots in place, or 8.5 per 1,000 workers.The Brookings Institute examined 2015 data from the International Federation for Robotics to measure the penetration of industrial robots into American industries as well as U.S. metropolitan areas.Industrial robots—and the anxiety that they’re…

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World Cup 2026 bid to consider 49 sites across North America

“The 2026 World Cup committee started its outreach for cities to declare their interest in hosting the world’s largest soccer competition” reports sportingnews.com. Forty-nine stadiums in 44 cities across the United States, Canada and Mexico will be considered in the official World Cup bid that will be sent to FIFA by March 16, 2018. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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Former Miss America Is Running for Illinois Attorney General

“Erika Harold, a former Miss America and unsuccessful congressional candidate, is expected to announce a Republican bid for attorney general in Illinois” writes Rebecca Gibian for realclearlife.com. She won the Miss America pageant in 2003 and used her platform to start a program to combat bullying in schools. Her platform opposed abortion rights, same-sex marriage, legalized marijuana and supported gun-owner rights and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Source: realclearlife.com Share This:

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Jeff Reeves: Why ‘America first’ isn’t your best investment idea

“Strong second-quarter results included 22% earnings growth in Japan and 13% earnings growth in Europe” writes Jeff Reeves for marketwatch.com. According to a recent report from J.P. Morgan Cazenove, global earnings growth should hit double digits in 2017 — the first such occurrence since 2011.One big headwind to emerging markets over the past couple of years has been the strong U.S. dollar DXY, +0.25% which increases borrowing costs significantly for emerging markets.Global growth is looking up Aside from regional specifics, it’s important to remember that no country or continent can…

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Iran lawmakers raise missile spending, chant ‘death to America’ in response to sanctions

“That sparked new outrage in Iran, with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accusing Trump of trying to “kill” the nuclear deal” writes Nasser Karimi for sun-sentinel.com. The lawmakers’ vote comes amid growing anger in Iran over U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to renegotiate the nuclear deal struck with world powers in 2015.In a session Sunday, 240 lawmakers voted for the bill, with only one abstention from the 247 legislators on hand, Iran’s state-run news agency IRNA reported. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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Clean energy is the future for America and the planet

“Across America, families, businesses, churches, institutions and governments are busy building a clean energy future” writes Mark Ruffalo for theguardian.com. But trying to hold back the rising tide of clean energy will not help them – and it won’t work, anyway.In liberal areas and conservative ones, Americans are transforming the way they power their lives as we move to 100% clean energy for all.The US and the rest of the world will continue our historic march to clean energy for all – no matter who’s in the White House.Just ask…

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Roy Moore: ‘You could say’ America is the ‘focus of evil in the modern world’

“In an interview with the Guardian, Moore was asked what Reagan would think about the United States’ current relationship with Russia, given Reagan’s belief that Soviet Russia was the “focus of evil in the modern world.”” writes Melissa Quinn for washingtonexaminer.com. Luther Strange, R-Ala., in the primary ahead of the Alabama special Senate election, said it’s possible to make the argument that America is the “focus of evil in the modern world,” as former President Ronald Reagan characterized Soviet Russia during the Cold War. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Walmart’s latest strategy confirms the death of the American middle class as we know it

“Pew Research Center defines “middle class” in America as households with two-thirds to double the national median income” writes Kate Taylor for businessinsider.com. These brands’ wares are a marked departure from the apparel typically sold by the retail giant. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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