Category Archives: Business & Finance

Trump administration praises deal expanding trade with China

Thursday the White House said that the U.S. and China have reached an agreement on trade polices related to beef, poultry and natural gas that are expected to increase American exports. Continue reading →

Obama spokesman defends reported $400,000 Wall Street-backed speech

A spokesman for Barack Obama spoke out Wednesday against critics who called out the former president for reportedly accepting a $400,000 speaking fee, backed by a Wall Street bank. Continue reading →

Trump Takes Aim at Canada’s Dairy Industry

President Donald Trump took aim Tuesday morning at Canada’s dairy practices. He tweeted: Continue reading →

hich state sends most taxes to DC?

Last year, the District of Columbia paid Uncle Sam $37,000 per person in federal income, payroll and estate taxes. The next closest was Delaware, at $16,000 per person. Continue reading →

Florida county mulls special tax for Trump’s visits to Mar-a-Lago

Commissioners in a Florida county are so tired of spending money on President Donald Trump’s frequent visits to his Mar-a-Lago resort that some are suggesting a special tax be levied against the property if the federal government doesn’t reimburse its costs. Continue reading →

Trump Admin. Putting Spotlight on Policy of Plane Sales to Iran

Boeing’s announced agreement to sell another 60 airplanes to Iran has exposed an Obama-era policy that’s now under extreme vetting by President Donald Trump’s administration. Continue reading →

Mine safety bills fire up tensions in coal country

Two mining bills designed to eliminate safety checks for the coal industry have reignited smoldering tensions between miners and mine owners. In West Virginia, lawmakers advanced revisions to a controversial bill that originally would have eliminated state safety checks at coal mines. Continue reading →

‘Bathroom bill’ to cost North Carolina $3.76B

Come on here folks, the AP is a liberal news site, and as usual, they like all liberals, are still trying to push the gay life style down our throats. Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” isn’t hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis. Continue reading →

Traders: Fed Reserve Will Increase Interest Rates at Least Three Times in 2017

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen is eyeing at least three benchmark interest rate increases this year, the Financial Times reports. A quarter point increase is probable Wednesday following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting, with a robust February jobs report cited as one of the reasons to move forward – 235,000 jobs were added while unemployment slipped to 4.7 percent. Goldman Sachs analysts predict another increase to take place in June. Continue reading →

Trump’s first budget boosts defense, cuts conservative targets like EPA

This week President Donald Trump sends Congress a proposed budget that will sharply test Republicans’ ability to keep long-standing promises to bolster the military, making politically painful cuts to a lengthy list of popular domestic programs. Continue reading →