Trump’s trade war comes to Wisconsin

Call it a tale of two manufacturers. On Monday, Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson, Inc. announced plans to shift some production of its iconic motorcycles overseas. Three days later, in a field just 30 miles south of Harley headquarters, Foxconn Technology Group, the Taiwanese company that is the world’s largest contract electronics manufacturer, broke ground on a sprawling […]

FBI Arrests Man Who Threatened to Kill FCC Chair Ajit Pai’s Children

FBI Arrests Man Who Threatened to Kill FCC Chair Ajit Pai’s Children

A man who sent email threatening to kill the children of FCC chair Ajit Pai was arrested today, according to the Department of Justice. Markara Man had several charges proffered against him related to Pai’s status as a federal official. Death threats against an official or immediate family, and attempts to intimidate, interfere with, or […]

Student Loan Giant Navient Sued by California Attorney General for Allegedly Cheating Borrowers

Student Loan Giant Navient Sued by California Attorney General for Allegedly Cheating Borrowers

Navient, the Delaware-based student loan management corporation formerly known as Sallie Mae, is being sued by California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra. In a suit filed Thursday, Becerra accused Navient, the nation’s largest student loan servicer, of cheating thousands of borrowers and forcing them to repay more than they owed. Becerra’s suit alleges that borrowers were […]

GM Warns Trump Administration That Tariffs May Lead to Lost Jobs and Lower Wages

GM Warns Trump Administration That Tariffs May Lead to Lost Jobs and Lower Wages

Add General Motors to the list of American companies that are expressing concern about the impact that trade tariffs could have on their long-term business prospects. The U.S. automaker warned that an escalating trade war could backfire and lead to “less investment, fewer jobs and lower wages.” GM expressed its concerns in comments that it […]

The Crazy Story Behind Why California Just Banned Soda Taxes

The Crazy Story Behind Why California Just Banned Soda Taxes

California has a prominent history as a public health provocateur. The state legalized medical marijuana all the way back in 1996, has pursued stringent environmentally-focused policies (including under Republican governors), and even toyed with classifying coffee as a cancer risk for a hot second (on the latter point, the state’s health department recently recanted). So […]

Trump Wants to Blame OPEC for High Oil Prices. But He’s Much More at Fault

Trump Wants to Blame OPEC for High Oil Prices. But He’s Much More at Fault

President Donald Trump again blamed OPEC for high global oil prices on June 13. But macroeconomic factors, as well as the president’s own policies, are more to blame for the rise. Trump doesn’t want to face the reality that his harsh rhetoric and volatile trade policies have heightened uncertainty in global markets, and that can […]

After Capital Gazette Shooting, Video Surfaces of NRA Spokesperson Seemingly Saying Journalists Need to be ‘Curbed Stomped’

After Capital Gazette Shooting, Video Surfaces of NRA Spokesperson Seemingly Saying Journalists Need to be ‘Curbed Stomped’

A two-year old video of NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch seemingly advocating violence against reporters has resurfaced after Thursday’s deadly shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, MD. Loesch, in 2016, said journalists were “the rat bastards of the earth” and seems to say she would be “happy, frankly, to see them curb-stomped.” Loesch, however, […]

‘Champions’ canceled by NBC

‘Champions’ canceled by NBC

Game over for Champions. NBC has canceled the Mindy Kaling-produced comedy that she co-created with Charlie Grandy (The Mindy Project). The sitcom that bowed in March was about a rundown, family-owned gym named Champions that’s owned and operated by brothers Vince (Anders Holm) and Matthew (Andy Favreau). Their lives are turned around when Vince’s son, Michael (J.J. […]

Netflix’s Kiss Me First is a romantic sci-fi thriller for the VR generation

Netflix’s Kiss Me First is a romantic sci-fi thriller for the VR generation

We gave it a C+ With its secondary setting of Azana — a bucolic virtual reality otherworld awash in verdant forests, grand waterfalls, and comely avatars content to revel in both — Netflix’s Kiss Me First invites comparison to Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg’s over-the-top sci-fi spectacle that doubled as a sugary nostalgia trip back through the pop […]

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