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FedEx faces more trade headwinds

FedEx faces more trade headwinds

Growing trade tensions continue to be bad news for FedEx. The delivery company on Tuesday posted weak results and warned of more trouble ahead. Shares fell 5% in after-hours trading. FedEx reported net income in the most recent quarter of $797 million — more than a 20% drop compared to a year earlier. The company…MORE

Trump names new FAA boss with Boeing grounding as backdrop

Trump names new FAA boss with Boeing grounding as backdrop

President Donald Trump on Tuesday nominated a former Delta Airlines executive to become the new administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration as the country’s airlines continue coping with the grounding of Boeing 737 Max jets. The White House said Trump was naming Steve Dickson, who retired recently as Delta’s vice president for flight operations, to…MORE

What getting rid of the Electoral College would actually do

What getting rid of the Electoral College would actually do

On Monday night, in a CNN town hall in Jackson, Mississippi, Sen. Elizabeth Warren made some news: She supports getting rid of the electoral college as the method by which we elect presidents. “My view is that every vote matters and the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting…MORE

US-China trade talks to resume after pause, US official says

US-China trade talks to resume after pause, US official says

Trade talks between US and Chinese teams will resume next week after a pause in negotiations, according to an administration official. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will travel to Beijing for discussions meant to finalize an agreement between the two countries. It’s expected a Chinese delegation, led by Vice Premier…MORE

Washington Post: Kellyanne Conway’s husband tweets Trump criticisms ‘so I don’t end up screaming at her’

Washington Post: Kellyanne Conway’s husband tweets Trump criticisms ‘so I don’t end up screaming at her’

Conservative lawyer George Conway said Tuesday that his recent tweets slamming President Donald Trump’s mental health were a way to let off steam and keep from arguing with his wife, senior presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway, The Washington Post reported. “It’s so maddening to watch,” Conway told the paper. “The mendacity, the incompetence, it’s just maddening…MORE

White House slams ‘Medicare for All’ as bad for Americans’ health and wallets

White House slams ‘Medicare for All’ as bad for Americans’ health and wallets

The Trump administration slammed “Medicare for All” in its annual economic review Tuesday, claiming that creating a new government-run health care program would be expensive, damage the economy and hurt Americans’ health. President Donald Trump and his top health officials have repeatedly blasted Medicare for All, which several Democratic presidential candidates and lawmakers are backing.…MORE

Warren dim on raising gas taxes to pay for infrastructure

Warren dim on raising gas taxes to pay for infrastructure

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren has pitched a wide array of proposals that would make most Republicans shudder, but there is one area where she aligns with conservatives: the gas tax. While many in her party back raising the federal gas tax to pay for infrastructure renewal projects, the Massachusetts senator said during her…MORE

Democrats are taking reparations seriously — and that’s a big deal

Democrats are taking reparations seriously — and that’s a big deal

There is now a bright, and important, marker in the reparations debate. In 1988, Jesse Jackson made reparations part of his campaign platform. In 2016, President Barack Obama dismissed reparations as politically impractical during an interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates, whose Atlantic article sparked renewed interest in reparations. Now, Elizabeth Warren, who is campaigning on big,…MORE