Mexico, U.S. to discuss NAFTA replacement, border delays

MERIDA, Mexico (Reuters) – Mexican government and business leaders meet with their U.S. counterparts for a second straight day on Friday, seeking to hasten ratification of a trade deal, resolve border delays that are hurting exporters, and discuss metals tariffs. The talks coincide with renewed tensions over trade and the border after two years of uncertainty sparked by President Donald […]

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It’s Time to Ditch U.S. Frequent-Flyer Programs for International Ones

Are you a Delta loyalist? Fly only American Airlines or United? It’s time to switch. With the news last week that, like Delta, United will start pricing award tickets dynamically (i.e., more expensively) later this year, flyers were left wondering whether investing the time and effort to rack up miles with U.S. frequent-flyer programs is even worth it anymore. Even […]

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Liberty Vittert: America Must Increase Immigration or Risk Economic Disaster

Varney and Hilton on America Accepting Immigrants We have unprecedented levels of low unemployment in America. It could even be said that we really have too many jobs and not enough people to fill them. While this currently isn’t a problem, it will soon have devastating impacts on our nation’s economic stability, and the only answer is to increase immigration to […]

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America would run out of avocados in weeks if Trump shuts border with Mexico, grower warns

President Trump threatens to close the border with Mexico next week If President Trump follows through with his threat to close the Southern Border with Mexico this week, say goodbye to your avocado toast. A top distributor and grower of avocados has warned that the U.S. would run out of the fruit in three weeks if imports from Mexico are […]

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Pentagon chief says $1 billion of funding shifted to border wall

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Defense shifted $1 billion to plan and build a 57-mile section of “pedestrian fencing”, roads and lighting along the border between the United States and Mexico, the Pentagon chief said on Monday. Last week, the Pentagon gave Congress a list that included $12.8 billion of construction projects for which it said funds could […]

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Fed's Evans says have to be nervous about yield curve, but U.S. economy solid

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans said on Monday it was understandable for markets to be nervous when the yield curve flattened, though he was still confident about the U.S. economic growth outlook. In what many see as a bad omen for the U.S. economy, yields on benchmark U.S. 10-year treasury notes fell further below […]

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This Is How Much Money Americans Think It Takes to Be Rich. Are They Right?

Many of us dream of being wealthy, but what does that actually mean? Is there a certain dollar amount in the bank that propels someone into the "rich" category? To answer that question, personal finance site GOBankingRates conducted a survey and found that Americans have different opinions on the matter. Over 35% of respondents said that to be rich, you'd […]

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The immigration plan America needs

Trump defends immigration agenda, touts economy during State of the Union address Former North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan (D) and former Virginia Senator George Allen (R) discuss the issues President Trump addressed during his State of the Union address. America has now endured two government shutdowns, brought on by different disagreements over immigration—the most recent clocking in at the longest, […]

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Border crisis: America, here's an abbreviated history of border walls

New border wall about to be built in south Texas Two border wall projects totaling 14 miles will start this month I was recently given the unique privilege of viewing a remote, yet extremely important tract of land that cuts the Korean Peninsula in half. It is known as the DMZ—the Demilitarized Zone—or by the infamous reference “The 38th Parallel.” In all, […]

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