Business

Trump to propose ‘unrigging’ the economy in tax overhaul speech

30 Aug , 2017 Business

President Trump will pitch Americans on his tax overhaul plan on Wednesday in Springfield, Missouri in a speech that is “light on substance, heavy on populism,” Axios writes. Trump will propose “unrigging” the economy and ending “the special interest loopholes that have only benefited the wealthy and powerful few,” Politico reports. When asked by The […]

Theresa May calls on China to make North Korea stop ‘illegal’ missile tests

30 Aug , 2017 Business

Theresa May has called on China to deal with the North Korea’s “illegal” missile tests. “I believe that China should be using its leverage with North Korea to ensure that [it] stops these illegal tests,” the Prime Minister told Sky News on Wednesday. May delivered the remarks in Kyoto, Japan, where she arrived on Wednesday […]

Why a lengthy transition period really could kill off Brexit

30 Aug , 2017 Business

New consensus emerges in Theresa May’s government for a lengthy Brexit transition. Labour calls for Britain to remain in the single market and customs union throughout transition. Yet long transition could make an eventual Brexit less likely. Britain is becoming more liberal, metropolitan and less Eurosceptic with every passing year. Brexiteers fear a long transition […]

How to rebound from a massive, unexpected tax bill

30 Aug , 2017 Business

“You’re not going to like this,” my husband said to me as he completed the final tally on our tax bill. When I took a peek at the computer screen, I was so shocked, I had to sit down. I knew that when we traded our full-time jobs for a life in the gig economy, […]

Kezia Dugdale quits as Scottish Labour leader

30 Aug , 2017 Business

Kezia Dugdale steps down as Scottish Labour leader. Dugdale has been a vocal critic of UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the past. Labour gained six seats in Scotland at the general election. LONDON — Kezia Dugdale has resigned as Scottish Labour leader in a shock move, saying that the party needs a new leader […]

James Mattis allows transgender service members to remain in place while a study on Trump’s ban gets underway

30 Aug , 2017 Business

Secretary of Defense James Mattis has announced that transgender service members would be allowed to continue to serve while a panel of experts researches whether they affect the military’s “combat effectiveness” in light of President Donald Trump’s recently announced ban. “Our focus must always be on what is best for the military’s combat effectiveness leading […]