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Ilhan Omar defends herself after son of 9/11 victim slams her at Ground Zero

The Minnesota Democrat talked with “Face the Nation” about the criticism she received from a family member of a 9/11 victim on the anniversary of the attacks earlier this week.

38 min ago
How to win the trade war with China

The White House says the U.S. is winning the trade war with China, but Beijing is unlikely to sue for peace anytime soon, writes Peter Morici.

4:47 p.m. Sept. 14, 2019
Why the coming recession could force the Federal Reserve to swap greenbacks for digital dollars

Paper bank notes are being upgraded for a digital future around the world.

4:27 p.m. Sept. 14, 2019
This economy is just like the one Trump ran against in 2016 — except one thing

Today’s economy looks a lot like the one that Donald Trump disparaged in 2016, except this time the president set out to make the economy slow down.

4:18 p.m. Sept. 14, 2019
The biggest argument for keeping the Electoral College relies on a myth

The numbers show that the large states and big cities don’t pick the winner.

1:03 p.m. Sept. 14, 2019
Sex and self-dealing at Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Liberty University?

Shock was in short supply when Politico, citing dozens of sources, published a deep-dive into the antics of Jerry Falwell Jr.

12:46 p.m. Sept. 14, 2019
Saudi Arabia shuts down about half its oil output after drone strikes spark fires

Saudi Arabia is shutting down about half of its oil output after apparently coordinated drone strikes hit Saudi production facilities, people familiar with the matter said, in what Yemen’s Houthi rebels described as one of their largest-ever attacks inside the kingdom.

12:27 p.m. Sept. 14, 2019
These are the states getting hit the hardest by trade-war tariffs

Some states are getting hit harder than others by Trump’s tariffs.

12:27 p.m. Sept. 14, 2019
Things are looking up for the economy, but you can’t get too cozy in the Trump era

The U.S. and China are trying to tone down trade tensions, the Federal Reserve is ready to cut interest rates and Americans are still spending plenty of money. So all is well again with the U.S. economy, right? Not so fast.

12:01 p.m. Sept. 14, 2019
Absolutely no economic reason for a recession, but ‘we’ll probably have one anyway’

Lou Crandall, chief economist at Wrightson ICAP and the winner of MarketWatch’s Forecaster of the Month contest, says the economy is OK, but political risks could cause a recession by the end of next year.

11:48 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019
The cost of Trump keeps rising almost daily

President Donald Trump’s tweets cost you money, but the effect thankfully is only temporary.

11:32 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019
Trump said Chrissy Teigen has a filthy mouth — this is how she responded

Teigen called out the president’s “9th meltdown of the day” in a pair of obscenity-laced tweets.

11:17 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019
Dear Mr. President, why is it a good thing if a 10-year Treasury note is worth less than a bag of dirt?

President Donald Trump’s call for the Fed to push its benchmark interest rates into negative territory shows he doesn’t understand that ultra-low rates are a sign of trouble, economists say.

10:46 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019
One of Trump’s favorite TV networks just sued Rachel Maddow for $10 million

Last month, President Trump, in a tweet blasting Fox News’ Shep Smith for not showering him with the right amount of praise, said that, “whenever possible, I turn to @OANN!” in reference to the San Diego-based One America News outlet. He probably appreciates them even more now.

10:17 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019
Workers would get dividends and voting power under this radical profit sharing idea

Dividend-paying ‘inclusive ownership fund’ offers employees a leg up as the pay gap widens.

10:13 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019
3 things to watch as Fed meets on interest rates next week

Here are 3 things to watch at next week’s Fed interest-rate committee meeting.

9:05 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019
Here’s who America’s CEOs are backing in the Democratic presidential race

Nineteen chief executive officers of S&P 500 companies so far have given their own money to 2020 Democratic White House hopefuls.

12:31 a.m. Sept. 14, 2019
#BoycottABC trending after the network aired an ad showing AOC’s photo on fire during the Democratic debate

Critics are likening the advert to a death threat against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. .

5:21 p.m. Sept. 13, 2019
Killing off the filibuster would end the Senate’s undemocratic pretensions

This rule allows a 41-vote minority in the Senate to block legislation.

4:02 p.m. Sept. 13, 2019
Nikki Haley blasts government’s budget deficit: ‘We don’t have an endless bank account’

Count Republican Nikki Haley among those saying they’re worried about runaway spending in Washington, D.C.

1:40 p.m. Sept. 13, 2019
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