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Renewable energy plan in Alaska could disturb thousands of acres of nature

Alaska’s wilderness is teeming with wildlife, as bears, moose, elk, and many more species all call this region home. However, beneath this vibrant ecosystem lies an extensive supply of metals, one that will require disturbing thousands of acres of nature to access. The White House is expected to step in and put an end to…

A new poll asking about Americans' taxes revealed misconceptions about how much the top 1% contributes to total federal income tax.

Poll reveals Americans’ misconceptions on income tax for top 1%

A new poll asked Americans how much they thought the top 1% of taxpayers account for in total federal income tax paid. The poll found that most Americans want the rich to pay more in taxes but also revealed that Americans have a misconception in how much the top 1% actually pays. The top 1%…

Developing countries might seem to enjoy a natural demographic advantage over the developed world, but that advantage carries risks.

The trouble with ‘good’ demographics

Declining birth rates throughout much of Western Europe and America, and in other developed nations like Japan, have alarmed social scientists. Concern is most acute in nations where a shrinking workforce will be expected to pay for the rising costs of a much larger retiring population. But on the opposite end of this spectrum, rapid…

Analysts are scratching their heads trying to figure out why gold is breaking records right now — but it's not the only commodity on a tear.

Gold isn’t the only commodity surging. It could bring bad news for inflation.

Analysts are scratching their heads trying to figure out why gold is on a tear right now. The commodity hit another record high Tuesday, April 9, ahead of Wednesday’s inflation report and the release of the Federal Reserve meeting minutes, where investors get a behind-the-scenes look at what the Fed is thinking in terms of cutting…

In a year where Americans are anxiously waiting for interest rates to drop, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon warns rates may go even higher.

Jamie Dimon warns of higher interest rates, recession and AI taking jobs

In a year where Americans are anxiously waiting for interest rates to drop, the CEO of the world’s largest bank warns rates may go even higher than they are today and don’t count out a recession. There are two CEOs in this country whose annual letters to shareholders are more widely anticipated than the rest:…

The U.S. Federal Reserve is not being restrictive enough, and its rhetoric does not match the reality of its actions or policies.

Federal Reserve policy should be more restrictive

The American economy is booming, with high GDP growth, record-low unemployment, and wage gains for median workers. Over the past few quarters, U.S. economic growth indicators have consistently outperformed official projections. But the U.S. Federal Reserve recently conceded that its policies might be too restrictive, hindering the full potential of the U.S. economy, which the…

Germany is the economic staple of modern Europe. What will happen as Germany declines in a post-American world?

Germany in a post-American world

Germany today is celebrated as the indispensable economic and industrial power of modern Europe. But like many advanced nations, Germany faces demographic decline in the coming decades, which could threaten Germany’s economy and — consequently — the economies of Europe and the world. Straight Arrow News contributor Peter Zeihan predicts a German economic collapse as…

After a deadly bridge collapse in Baltimore the debate over who should pay the damages is underway.

As costs soar, who foots the bill for Baltimore bridge collapse?

The Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse, which killed six people in Baltimore, could see insured losses between $2 billion to $4 billion. The figures could make it “the most expensive marine insured loss in history.” However, who will pay and how much depends on who is asked. President Joe Biden, who is scheduled to visit…

Republican policies are failing to appeal to women, especially white women who are increasingly disenchanted with Trump.

Republicans don’t care about female voters

Women make up the largest demographic among registered voters in America and consistently participate in elections, with over 68% turning out to vote in the 2020 presidential election. Some political analysts suggest that with the recent reversal of Roe v. Wade, abortion has become a key issue among voters, benefiting Democratic candidates. However, in the…

Following the deadly collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge on Tuesday, the Biden administration has allocated $60 million in federal aid to Maryland. Biden told reporters the Port of Baltimore, a major U.S. shipping hub that saw record cargo volumes last year, is crucial for automobile imports and exports, with around 850,000 vehicles passing through annually.

Biden admin approves $60 million in emergency aid after Baltimore bridge collapse

The Biden administration has allocated $60 million in federal aid to Maryland following the deadly Baltimore bridge collapse on Tuesday. Biden told reporters the Port of Baltimore, a major U.S. shipping hub that saw record cargo volumes last year, is crucial for automobile imports and exports, with around 850,000 vehicles passing through annually. “Fifteen thousand jobs…

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