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The Trump Presidency Is Over

When, in January 2016, I wrote that despite being a lifelong Republican who worked in the previous three GOP administrations, I would […]

Wanna Know Why Kim Jong-Un Is Smiling? He’s ‘Sitting’ on Trillions of Dollars.

North Korea has a lot of wealth–just below the surface.  by Patricia Schouker  Key point: South Korea estimates the value of the […]

Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/who-china-joint-mission-on-covid-19-final-report.pdf

Coronavirus is highly uncertain and global costs could be high

As coronavirus spreads across the globe, new modelling from The Australian National University (ANU) is set to help policymakers respond […]

The Rich Are Preparing for Coronavirus Differently

The new coronavirus knows no national borders or social boundaries. That doesn’t mean that social boundaries don’t exist. “En route […]

The coronavirus symptoms to be on the lookout for and how to protect yourself

As the United States recorded its first coronavirus death — and the number of infections grows worldwide — many people are wondering what symptoms […]

Trump’s signature NAFTA rewrite could actually dampen US growth, new analysis finds

President Donald Trump this month hailed his signature rewrite of North American commerce rules as the “best and most important trade deal […]

‘Millennials are spending more on almost every vice,’ survey finds

Workers on the lower end of the income spectrum, earning less than $30,000 a year, spend a greater portion of […]

The Next Nuclear Plants Will Be Small, Svelte, and Safer

A new generation of reactors will start producing power in the next few years. They’re comparatively tiny—and may be key […]

History’s largest mining operation is about to begin

© Elicia Edijanto Unless you are given to chronic anxiety or suffer from nihilistic despair, you probably haven’t spent much time […]