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Biden Planning Modest Relaxation of China Tariffs as Inflation Pressure Grows
U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration has further hinted at the easing of tariffs on Chinese goods following a milestone meeting between top economic officers from the U.S. and China.  Politico reported on July 5 that...
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New York Times Omits Declaration of Independence From July 4 Issue, Citing ‘Human Error’
The New York Times failed to print the Declaration of Independence in its print edition on Monday, July 4, in a major break from the longstanding tradition. This year would have marked the 100th anniversary...
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NYPD Lowers the Bar for Recruits, Implements Easier Fitness Test Following Exodus of Officers
Per a report, published by the NY Post on June 5, the New York Police Department (NYPD) will be making the fitness test for new recruits easier in an effort to boost passing rates as...
Demand for loans from pawn brokers has skyrocketed amid the middle class's financial crisis.
Pawn Shops Get Busy as People Sell Their Stuff to Pay for Gas, Groceries
Pawn shops and pawn brokers in the United States and the United Kingdom are reporting record increases in demand for pawn loans as the middle class struggles to pay for gasoline and groceries. The largest...
As oil returned to under $100 a barrel for the first time in months, media messaging showed itself to be all the more dissonant and chaotic.
Oil Dips Toward Sub-$100 Prices as Media Messaging Turns Dissonant
News analysis As U.S. oil prices below $100 per barrel for the first time in almost two months greeted commodities traders and market aficionados for the first full day of U.S. market trading in July,...
‘Red Flags’ and Background Checks: A Look at America’s Far-reaching New Gun Control Law
After a spate of highly publicized mass shootings, and with bipartisan Senate support, U.S. President Joe Biden on June 23 signed into law the most significant gun control legislation in nearly 30 years.  Named the...
22 percent of Americans took out high interest payday loans or burned through credit cards to gamble on the digital currency market, a survey shows.
Americans Burned Payday Loans and Credit Cards to Speculate on Digital Currency: Survey
Almost 22 percent of Americans who have taken to gambling on the promise of meteoric returns in the digital currencies market have done so through borrowing money, and often at extremely high interest rates.  In...
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Independence Day–History, Tradition, Inspiration
Regarding Independence Day, most Americans would agree that we owe our freedom largely to The Declaration of Independence, a document written nearly 250 years ago that officially separated us from England; yet another document may...
‘Facts of Our Founding’: A Look Back at the 1776 Commission Report
Commentary This July 4 marks the 246th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, which proclaimed as “self-evident” that people are granted by a divine Creator the rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.  On...