New Trump Tariffs Will Hit European Imports Including Single-Malt Whiskey and Cheese

The Trump administration plans to impose tariffs on $7.5 billion worth of European imports—from gouda cheese to single-malt whiskey to large aircraft—beginning Oct. 18 to retaliate against illegal European Union subsidies for aviation giant Airbus. The latest escalation in the administration’s tariffs will open a new chapter in the trade wars that are depressing the […]

Google Maps Unveils a Pro-Privacy ‘Incognito Mode’ to Keep Users Off-the-Grid

It’s only two days into Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Google isn’t wasting any time adding new privacy protections for it users. The search giant announced several new features Tuesday, including expanding its Incognito Mode to its popular Google Maps app, adding auto-delete to YouTube history, and letting users delete their audio recordings from Google Assistant. […]

Will Kurt Volker Define Trump’s Role in the Ukraine for Impeachment Inquiry?

President Donald Trump’s special envoy to Ukraine met last year with a top official of the same Ukrainian energy firm that paid former Vice President Joe Biden’s son to serve on its board. The meeting took place even as Trump’s private lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was pressing Ukraine’s government to investigate the company and the Bidens’ […]

Google Expands Its Coursera IT Training Course to 100 Community Colleges

Google is exerting a growing presence in the country’s classrooms. On Thursday, the company announced plans to offer its homegrown Information Technology support course to community colleges in eight new states via a $3.5 million education grant. The program will now be offered through community colleges in Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, Virginia […]

The Man Who May Be the Next FDA Commissioner: Brainstorm Health

Hello and happy hump day, readers! The rumor mill is churning on who may be the next Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner—and some of the early money is on Dr. Stephen Hahn, a renowned oncologist who serves as the chief medical executive at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, according to a report by STAT […]

Trump’s Refugee Resettlement Order Could Harm Businesses

When President Donald Trump last week dramatically slashed the number of refugees allowed into the U.S., he also gave state and local governments the authority to refuse to accept them for the first time in history. The Trump executive order could further undermine a program that has seen an 80% drop in the number of […]

Gun Control Advocates Refuse to Be Overshadowed by Impeachment Inquiry

After mass shootings in Ohio and Texas this summer, gun control burst back on the scene as a major political issue for Democrats. Now it risks taking a back seat as impeachment fever overtakes Washington. Gun control advocates are determined to prevent that from happening. Nine White House hopefuls will be in Las Vegas for […]

Average ATM Withdrawal Fees Hit $4.72 — and They’re Going Higher

You’re not imagining things. You are paying more whenever you take cash out of an ATM machine these days. A new survey from finds that the average total cost for an ATM withdrawal stands at $4.72, a 3.3% increase from three years ago and a stunning 33% jump in the past decade. And in […]

Four Democrats Report Third-Quarter Fundraising Numbers Ahead of FEC Filing Deadline

Several 2020 Presidential contenders—Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg—are reporting their fundraising numbers ahead of the Federal Election Commission’s October 15th deadline for third-quarter filings.  Sanders’ campaign has raised $25.3 million in the third quarter with an average donation of $18. The […]