Tag: Deal

The emerging plan to save the American labor movement

The Center for American Progress (CAP), one of Washington, DC’s most influential liberal think tanks with deep ties to the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton campaign, has proposed a big idea for raising Americans’ wages. A paper by CAP’s David...

/ September 3, 2018

Is Trump’s evangelical brain trust in violation of the law?

Pastor Joshua Nink, right, prays for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, as his wife, Melania, watches after a Sunday service at First Christian Church, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in January 2016. Jae C. Hong/AP The religious right’s affection for President...

/ September 2, 2018

Fleeing White House Lawyers Top This Week’s Internet News Roundup

It’s been a week that’s seen us inch ever closer to the collapse of NAFTA, seen the White House seemingly confused about how it collectively feels about the death of John McCain, and seen the official death toll of Hurricane...

/ September 2, 2018

Nafta: US-Canada trade talks break up without deal

Talks between the US and Canada about amending the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) ended on Friday with no deal in sight. US officials said they would meet Canada again next week in an effort to reach an agreement...

/ August 31, 2018

To boost Amazon Pay in India, Amazon reportedly acquired Tapzo, an ‘all-in-one’ aggregator app, for $40M

On the heels of Google rebranding Tez to Google Pay in India, and Walmart acquiring a majority stake in e-commerce marketplace Flipkart, Amazon is also making a run in India to hone in on the country’s growing economy. According to...

/ August 31, 2018

‘We are going to abolish this law’– Aida Touma-Sliman on Jewish nation-state law

I go to so many speeches on the Middle East that they blur, but last week I was so bowled over by a Palestinian speaker, both her presence and words, that we wanted to provide a transcript of her remarks....

/ August 30, 2018

Argentina asks IMF to release $50bn loan as crisis worsens

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The opposition blames President Macri's centre-right policies for the recession Argentina's government has unexpectedly asked for the early release of a $50bn (£37.2bn) loan from the IMF amid a growing economic crisis. President Mauricio Macri...

/ August 29, 2018

Vigilantes with a Badge: Warrior Cops Endanger Our Lives and Freedoms

By John W. Whitehead “There are always risks in challenging excessive police power, but the risks of not challenging it are more dangerous, even fatal.”—Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of...

/ August 28, 2018

What do socialists mean by socialism?

A SPECTER is haunting Newt Gingrich — the specter of socialism. Gingrich was Trumpy before Trump when he was the Republican Speaker of the House in the late 1990s, and he’s never met a tax break for the rich he...

/ August 28, 2018

The Atlantic Daily: In the Face of Strife

What We’re Following Trade Deal: Donald Trump announced he is “terminating” NAFTA after reaching a trade agreement with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Yet the details of the deal—in keeping with Trump’s recurrent strategy of bluffs and tweaks—look more like...

/ August 27, 2018

The US and Mexico made a trade deal. But it’s not a new NAFTA.

The United States and Mexico just reached a preliminary deal to reform NAFTA — but there’s still a long way to go. On Monday, multiple outlets reported that Washington and Mexico City had reached an agreement to revise the North...

/ August 27, 2018

Who wins and who loses in Scott Morrison’s new team

ABC Parliament House Bureau Updated August 26, 2018 22:35:59 Map: Australia Julie Bishop and Malcolm Turnbull leave huge holes in the Federal Ministry - this is how Scott Morrison has tackled the task of putting together a new team. He...

/ August 26, 2018

Elon Musk’s not taking Tesla private after all

Two and a half weeks after Elon Musk said in a surprise tweet that he was considering taking Tesla private, Musk has decided he’ll keep the electric car maker public after all. Musk in a blog post late Friday said...

/ August 25, 2018

Amazon isn’t the only tech company getting tax breaks

Amazon has a big target on its back these days, and because of its size, scope and impact on local business, critics are right to look closely at tax breaks and other subsidies they receive. There is nothing wrong with...

/ August 25, 2018

Art Industry News: Pussy Riot’s Daring Outlaw Tour Earns Rave Reviews in England + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Friday, August 24. NEED-TO-READ Mary Beard Tackles the Politics of the Nude...

/ August 24, 2018

Italy Gave the Frick Its Blessing to Buy a Prized François Gérard Painting—Then, It Changed Its Mind

In December, New York’s Frick Collection announced boldly that it had made the “most significant painting purchase in nearly 30 years,” a full-length portrait of Italy’s Prince Camillo Borghese by French artist François Gérard (1770–1837). artnet News dubbed it one of the...

/ August 23, 2018

Vox Sentences: The Trump administration is not down with CPP

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. The Trump administration releases...

/ August 23, 2018

Live results for Alaska primary elections

Alaska could be home to the 2018 midterm election’s most interesting governor’s race, but Tuesday’s primary elections are expected to be little more than a formality. Democrats and Republicans will pick their candidates for governor, with incumbent independent Gov. Bill...

/ August 22, 2018