Good morning. Here’s what you need to know this Saturday.
American businessman and investor Martin Shkreli is putting up $100,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich. Shkreli, former chief executive officer of Turing Pharmaceuticals and KaloBios Pharmaceuticals Inc., made the announcement via his Facebook page Friday. Rich, 27, was the voter expansion […]
Rural American towns have the worst socioeconomic conditions in the country, according to several data points highlighted in a Friday report from The Wall Street Journal. Rural areas and small towns now lead the nation in teenage birth rates, divorce rates, adults without a college degree, males 16 and older without jobs, median age, cardiovascular […]
Landscaping businesses who heavily depend on foreign labor are begging the government to expand the number of visas available for workers, as lawns are apparently going unmowed. In a call Thursday with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, these businesses said without a big increase in the number of H-2B visas available for low-skilled seasonal workers, lawns […]
Sean Hannity took dead aim at Joe Scarborough in a Friday interview with Mediaite, saying that his relationship with Mika Brzezinski was the only thing keeping Morning Joe on the air. Hannity told Mediaite: “Joe and Mika are so cute together. Do they hold hands under the desk?…That would be the only reason to watch […]
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called for a universal basic income Thursday during his commencement speech at Harvard’s graduation ceremony. “We should have a society that measures progress not just by economic metrics like GDP, but by how many of us have a role we find meaningful,” Zuckerberg said while looking out at the crowd. “We should […]
“Onward Together,” which launched earlier this month, is allowed to accept unlimited donations without reporting who donates.
A top White House economic adviser said Thursday that keeping the Obama administration’s global warming pledge to the United Nations would be “highly crippling” to economic growth. “We know that the levels that were agreed to by the prior administration would be highly crippling to the US economic growth,” chief economic adviser Gary Cohn said […]
White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn angered German officials Thursday when he said President Donald Trump would choose growing the economy over fighting global warming if the two goals came into conflict. “If it comes to a choice between measures to curtail global warming under the 2015 Paris climate accord and growing the U.S. […]
More traffic deaths. Yes, seriously. A new report says the improving economy has a downside: more traffic deaths https://t.co/aQy7LqDGk3 pic.twitter.com/B203s5AOqi — CBS News (@CBSNews) May 25, 2017 So let’s hope a Democrat wins in 2020 and screws up the economy again, or you could die in a car wreck. Wouldn’t you rather be poor than […]