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The Fed has no playbook for dealing with Trump's trade war with China. Asking whether Powell is a bigger enemy than Xi probably isn't helping

Would you rather... (1) be the CEO of a public company or (2) have Warren Buffett advise you to publicly announce your romantic relationship with a Russian spy?

You need a certain kind of appalling narcissism to be comfy promoting yourself as heaven-sent in a televised press briefing and as a deity on Twitter

Russia and China are rushing to launch floating nuclear power plants. What could possibly go wrong?

Per person, economic growth rates are historically low in most rich countries — like, Middle Ages low

Trump has a weird fixation on the Nordics: Tried to buy Greenland Got involved in A$AP Rocky's case in Sweden Would like more immigrants from "places like Norway" Thought Finland prevented forest fires with regular raking

Modern China is a society that will continue to surprise us. Plus, more of the week's top stories from Bloomberg Opinion

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The pervasive danger facing American Indian and Alaska Native women has reached crisis levels: - More than half have been sexually assaulted - More than a third have been raped - Homicide is the third-leading cause of death for those aged 15-24

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Seattle's $15 minimum wage was supposed to crush hiring. Look at what happened instead

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Thanks to Trump's tax cut, companies in the S&P 500 are set to save a total of $2 trillion in taxes over 10 years. Meanwhile, evidence is mounting that the promised economic boost isn’t materializing for everyone else

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Capitalism isn’t working right. The U.S. economy is growing, but workers are seeing less and less of the benefits

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America needs to embrace the high-speed rail. Trains running 200 miles an hour can connect people to jobs as much as 100 miles away from where they live🚆

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Not only are metal straws expensive to replace, they're also not providing their intended environmental benefit. The metal variants require mining, plus large amounts of energy to convert into sheet metal and then fashion it into a cylindrical tube

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Restaurants and bars are replacing their plastic straws with reusable metal variants. But there's a hitch: customers keep taking the metal straws home with them

America is riddled with: 💰 corruption 🏗️ inefficient bidding 🏡 high land-acquisition costs 👷🏻‍♂️ overstaffing 🚧 regulatory barriers 🙅🏽‍♀️ poor maintenance All of these inefficiencies add up to a country that has forgotten how to build

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When companies ditched pensions for 401(k) plans, they put the burden of saving for retirement on their employees. Now workers are facing poverty. But employers can do something about it, if they choose. It costs just $2.64 an hour...

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