While the debate around whether or not a permanent border wall should be built rages on, concerns over a government shutdown concerning the wall's funding have been temporarily alleviated. On Wednesday, Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that Congress would vote on a "stop-gap" measure to provide financing for essential government services, but would not … [Read more...] about Government shutdown avoided with no funding for Trump border wall — is tech the answer to getting it built?
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China's president Xi Jinping addressed a large crowd of constituents Tuesday morning, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of significant financial changes made by former President Deng Xiaoping in 1978. Xiaoping's reformations moved the country away from the closed society designed by Mao Zedong and are considered to be the building blocks of the pseudo-capitalist society the … [Read more...] about Xi’s most recent speech takes hardline on US, but offers few clues into the country’s economic plans
Traveling around the holidays is generally pure hell. The stress of seeing family, the long lines, and the delays all come together to create the perfect storm of travel nightmares. This year, the American Automobile Association (AAA) predicts that about 33 percent of all Americans will travel for the December holidays, which is more than four percent more than last year. … [Read more...] about How to survive holiday travel: A flight attendant dishes on flying like a pro
More than $25 million have been spent by special counsel Robert Mueller since he began his investigation. The exact dollar amount was disclosed late last week, and, according to a report from CNBC, about four and a half million was spent in the first few months on "compensation and benefits." President Trump has been critical of the investigation and has used its growing price … [Read more...] about After $25 million spent, what’s going on with the Mueller investigation?
While understanding the specifics of maritime law can be tricky at best, and near impossible at worst, learning how to stay safe on board cruise ships is pretty straightforward. Although you can never control the actions of other people, you can easily affect your behavior and thus make yourself less likely to fall victim during your vacation. According to Jay Herring, a former … [Read more...] about Crime on cruise ships (Part 2): Exploring passenger psychology and how to protect yourself
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) announced a new plan earlier this week to combat the current coffee price crisis, which has resulted in the commodity losing nearly half of its value in the last four years. The SCA's plan -- called the Coffee Price Crisis Response Initiative -- is to devote a significant amount of time, money, and human resources to research the crisis … [Read more...] about Coffee farmers continue to struggle with price crisis despite high demand: What are Starbucks and others expecting?
Traveling via cruise ships is one of the more popular vacations options, especially for Americans. One report from Travel Agent Central claims that in 2016 alone, more than 24 million people from the US took a cruise traveling to ports from Alaska, Nova Scotia, Key West, and Cozumel. While serious crimes aboard ships are relatively rare, it isn't unheard of, and due to … [Read more...] about Crime on cruise ships (Part 1): Understanding maritime law and what could happen to you
Fans of the video game Ace Combat 4: Shattered Skies will fondly remember flying their F-15 ACTIVE into the depths of Megalith to defeat the evil Erusians. Most gamers assumed the F-15 ACTIVE was nothing more than a fantasy aircraft developed by the minds at Namco. With its futuristic look and incredible performance, many assumed that no such aircraft could actually … [Read more...] about What exactly was the F-15 ACTIVE aircraft?
Cryptocurrency investors are continuing to get hammered with unsettling news. Bitcoin is currently trading at just $3,449.32, down about 80 percent from its high last year, according to Forbes. As the coin continues its downward spiral, crypto whale Mike Novogratz told Bloomberg that the initial coin offering market is "dead." "The ICO market is pretty much dead right now," … [Read more...] about Bitcoin whale says initial coin offering market is ‘dead’ but you shouldn’t abandon hope just yet
Farmers across the United States are beginning to worry about their future in the wake of a recent report from the US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), which claims that impending climate change may render some fertile lands useless. According to the report, "The impacts of climate change are already being felt in communities across the country," and the situation is … [Read more...] about US farmers must either adapt or die according to new report
US-based telecommunications firm Verizon announced on Monday that more than 10,000 employees would be accepting a buyout offer and leave the company over the next six months. The planned buyouts are part of the company's reorganization plan to streamline its workforce and capitalize on the new 5G network once it goes live. The affected employees are all choosing to exit … [Read more...] about More than 10,000 Verizon employees take buyout as company reorganizes ahead of 5G deployment
The Japanese government is planning on pumping more than $240 billion over the next five years into the country's military. Much of the budget is expected to be spent in the United States on US-manufactured equipment and vehicles. This move not only strengthens Japan's position in the Pacific, but also helps keep the US satisfied when it comes to trade differences. President … [Read more...] about Japan to boost military spending and purchase more US-made equipment