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Indian Americans go wild for Trump appearance at unity rally

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It appears President Donald Trump has the votes of Indian Americans if a rally in Houston is any indication, Trump joined tens of thousands of Indian Americans on Sept. 22 who were packed ...

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Black unemployment hits historic low even with trade war

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The unemployment rate among black Americans reached 5.5 percent in August—a historic low. That’s even down from 6 percent the month before and a substantial 0.4 percentage point below the previous record in May ...

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News Briefs: Federal Reserve rebuts media; China using drugs to weaken US; Brexit stalled; Now Mueller team is accused

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Here’s today’s news briefs. Federal Reserve rebuts negative media narrative Contrary to the media’s ultra negative reporting on the economy, the Federal Reserve today released its “beige book,” and said the vast majority ...

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News Briefs: Elon Musk warnings on AI; No ‘gay’ gene detected; Comey leaked secrets

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Second quarter revised up Second-quarter GDP was up a seasonally adjusted, annualized 2%, the Commerce Department said—a solid pace and on par from the previous second-quarter estimate of 2.1%. Weakness in inventory investment and ...

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Queen approves Boris Johnson suspending Parliament

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has received Queen Elizabeth II’s agreement to suspend Parliament until mid-October, just a few weeks before the Brexit deadline. His opponents are calling it a maneuver to ...

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Media says G-7 a failure but facts tell different story

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President Donald Trump has secured a major concession from leaders of the Group of Seven after they issued a declaration on Aug. 26 committing to fair trade.  It has been Trump’s central effort ...

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America’s poor consume more than world’s wealthiest countries

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Americans in the bottom 20 percent of income-earners consume goods and services than the national averages for people living in most of the wealthiest countries of the world, including those in Europe. ...

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News Briefs: America’s poor better off than Europeans; Economy boost coming?; Risky mortgages are back; ‘Beto’ all in for abortion until birth

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Here’s your daily news briefs. President Trump considering economy-boosting measures President Trump said he is considering measures to bolster the economy, including a reduction in capital-gains taxes. He also continued to press ...

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News Briefs: Japan and US trade deal; Religious freedom win; China wants to talk; US economy still strong

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News briefs for today. Trump judge rules in favor of Christian videographers A Christian couple who refused to video a same-sex wedding have won their court case, possibly setting another precedent for ...

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News Briefs: Robo calls; China hacking cancer research; DOJ releases eye-opening arrest data;

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Here’s your daily news briefs. DOJ says majority of arrests are non-citizens Noncitizen immigrants in the United States accounted for a whopping 64 percent of all federal arrests in 2018. That’s according to new ...

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News Briefs: Corn poll shames Dem candidates; Aussies head to Gulf; Opioid lawsuits; China warned over warships

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Australia comes to aid of US to confront Iran One of America’s strongest and most-trusted allies is stepping up to help the Trump administration keep the free flow of oil through the ...

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Bond market not signaling recession, experts say

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WASHINGTON—U.S. stocks dropped sharply on Aug. 14, as the bond markets signaled concerns about a possible recession with the yield curve inverting for the first time in 12 years. The inverted yield curve, ...

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News Briefs: Tlaib may see granny, productivity surprises media, crocodiles

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Crocodile reaches into boat, snatches boy A 10-year-old boy was killed after being snatched from a boat by a crocodile in the Philippines, said officials on Aug. 14. The boy was on board the boat with ...

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US has become an ‘energy superpower’

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It’s something you don’t hear in the media and it’s not mentioned during the Democrat presidential debates. Ask any American and they most likely don’t know that over the last few years ...

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Kansas, Missouri Governors: economic ‘border war’ is over

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Kansas Governor Laura Kelly (D) has signed an executive order aimed at ending the economic “border war” between Missouri and Kansas. In the signing ceremony Kelly stated that the action “ends the border ...

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NBA icon Charles Barkley has advice for black Democrats

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Charles Barkley, a former NBA star and now an NBA analyst on TNT, said after the Democratic presidential candidate debate on July 30 that political parties have been neglecting economic opportunities for ...

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Trump’s workforce initiative reshaping American job market

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A whopping 300+ companies have thrown their support behind President Donald Trump’s  White House workforce initiative, committing to train over 12 million Americans for new job skills over the next five years. ...

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Boris Johnson to lead Britain as Prime Minister

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Just a few years ago, Boris Johnson was described as Britain’s version of Donald Trump. The outspoken and often brusk British politician seemed constantly at odds with the established British political class ...

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Kansas City business wants end to ‘border war’

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The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce president is praising Missouri Governor Mike Parson (R) for signing legislation into law that’s aimed at ending the economic “border war” between Missouri and Kansas. Joe Reardon ...

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Use of food stamps continues to decline

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Over 5.8 million people are no longer on food stamps since President Donald Trump completed his first month in office in February 2017, according to the new data by the U.S. Department of Agriculture ...

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The strange greatness of Donald Trump

With the Democrats still trying to throw a Hail-Mueller Pass with time out on the scoreboard and with the economy humming, it’s time to confront the central issue: “Has Donald Trump been an awful, OK, or ...

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Biden says ‘physical revolution’ needed to combat poverty

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Without presenting actual data, former Vice President Joe Biden stated Monday a “physical revolution” could help overcome what he sees as Republican opposition to left-leaning poverty initiatives. He failed to mention the ...

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Missouri aims to end economic ‘border war’ with Kansas

Legislation aimed at ending the economic “border war” between Missouri and Kansas has been signed into law this week by Governor Mike Parson in Kansas City. The Bolivar Republican notes the legislation, ...

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Conservatives boost candidacy of Quintin Lucas for mayor

The election for Kansas City’s new mayor doesn’t offer conservatives much of a choice. Instead of a race between a Democrat and Republican, the Tuesday, June 18 contest is a battle between ...

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Myths of tariffs finally debunked

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You wouldn’t know it from the media reports on tariffs and the trade war with China. Tariffs leveled by the U.S. against unfair trading partner countries aren’t that bad for our economy. ...

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