US House Financial Services panel postpones sanctions hearing

Russia’s billions at risk after US puts sanctions on Venezuela’s state oil company The Heritage Foundation’s Peter Brookes on how Russia will respond to President Trump’s sanctions against Venezuela’s state oil company. WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) – The U.S. House Financial Services committee said it has postponed a planned hearing on the use of U.S. sanctions against North Korea, Iran, […]

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Home services site Handy has furniture assembly deal with Crate and Barrel

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Home furnishings retailer Crate and Barrel will partner with home services platform Handy to offer furniture assembly and home decor installation across the United States, joining a growing list of big box retailers seeking to win over shoppers with handyman services, a Handy spokesperson said on Monday. Customers who dislike do-it-yourself chores will now be able […]

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18 Cities Where Amazon Could Go If It Leaves New York

Due to pressure from local residents and politicians in the Long Island City section of Queens in New York City, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has started to consider moving to another location for its “second headquarters.” It already has split this headquarters location with Northern Virginia, another of the 20 finalists in the race to get the Amazon location. Amazon […]

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At $38 Billion, Harvard’s Endowment Tops All Universities

A new study of the endowments of the top colleges and universities in America puts Harvard’s endowment at $38.3 billion. The figure is well ahead of any other educational institution. The 2018 figures are from the National Association of College and University Business Officers, which has a membership of over 1,900 colleges and universities. Harvard’s endowment size is followed by […]

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Grading Trump on his policies for older Americans

The first half of the Trump administration is over, so it’s an opportune time to evaluate how older Americans have fared under the president’s policies over the past two years. As someone who reports and writes frequently (and without a political bias) about public policy and people 50+, I’ve just scrutinized the president’s actions regarding experienced workers, retirement security, Social […]

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