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Songs We Love: August Greene, ‘Optimistic’

“The second moment was that pianist Robert Glasper and drummer Karriem Riggins, both of whom produced “Letter,”closed the performance by sneaking in a small J Dilla tribute” reports npr.org. Looking back on Common’s gripping Tiny Desk performance at the White House in 2016, I recall a couple of prophetic moments.Months after that confession, he would win his first Emmy for his performance of the song “Letter To The Free.”.  Source: npr.org Share This:

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BMW optimistic on favorable outcome to NAFTA talks

“FRANKFURT (Reuters) – BMW is optimistic Washington’s drive to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will result in a deal that benefits the German carmaker, it said on Monday” reports businessinsider.com. “BMW is supporting free trade on a global basis.We will continue to invest significant amounts of money in this market and we are optimistic that the NAFTA agreement will be adapted in a very positive way,” finance chief Nicolas Peter said at a round table at the Detroit auto show. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Arsenal optimistic they can persuade Mesut Ozil to sign a new contract

“While manager Arsene Wenger has accepted it is highly unlikely Alexis Sanchez will extend his stay, negotiations are ongoing with Ozil over a new deal and the club is more optimistic now than they were at the start of the season” writes Jamie Carragher for telegraph.co.uk. With midfielder Jack Wilshere also out of contract in the summer, Arsenal could feasibly be left in a position where they need to replace three senior players in one window. “It looks like Sanchez will not extend his contract,” Wenger said. “But we want…

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Why Republicans shouldn’t be so optimistic about a big win

“In small win for Democrats, GOP tax bill doesn’t allow churches to get more political” reports washingtonpost.com. Black is chair of the House Budget Committee and a member of the Conference Committee that spent the past week hammering out the final tax bill.Republicans are on the verge of passing a massive tax cut for businesses that is deeply unpopular with the American public.The GOP tax bill is meant to solve America’s growth problem.Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas): “I do believe this tax bill will help stimulate economic recovery that will more…

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The Latest: GOP senators optimistic on tax bill

“The Latest on Republican tax overhaul legislation (all times local): Several Republican senators are optimistic about passage of the far-reaching GOP tax package next week” reports foxbusiness.com. The tax package would double the per-child tax credit from $1,000 to $2,000.Low-income taxpayers would receive the money in the form of a tax refund, which is why it’s called a “refundable” tax credit.The size of the child tax credit was one of the final points being ironed out as GOP leaders drive to push through their big tax package.Marco Rubio, pressed for…

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The Dow could suffer a 2,400 point blow at any time, warns Wall Street legend Byron Wien

“A correction hasn’t shaken the historic market rally yet, but Wall Street legend Byron Wien says it’s “definitely” coming” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. “An overbought market with optimistic investors is vulnerable, and the question is what triggers the vulnerability?”. “Maybe the market just spontaneously begins to fade,” added Wien, who believes the markets are already borrowing performance from 2018. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Disney shares jump as Wall Street getting optimistic media giant can compete with Netflix

“Disney shares are rising Friday as analysts are bullish on its upcoming internet video streaming services, despite the company’s earnings miss” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Borst reaffirmed his buy rating and raised his price target to $120 from $115 for Disney shares. Meyers reiterated his overweight rating and lowered his price target to $120 from $130 for Disney shares, representing 17 percent upside to Thursday’s close. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Chuck Schumer ‘not optimistic’ gun legislation will advance after Texas shooting

“They’re afraid of the NRA, so I’m not optimistic that we will be able to get something done,” Schumer said” writes Al Weaver for washingtonexaminer.com. Meanwhile, multiple members have released legislation that would ban the sale of bump stocks, the modification used by the shooter in the Las Vegas shooting on Oct. 1. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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