Learn about how China is reacting to Donald Trump’s call to place tariff’s on goods from China. China announced it will tax 120 different categories of goods from the US, including wine, metals, fruit and meat products. This is in response to the US placement of tariffs on aluminum and steal entering the US from China. CBS senior global affairs news contributor and president of the Eurasia group Ian Bremmer discusses the issue in the following video.
Listen to this interesting video from Business Insider discussing the development of the jury system in the United States and the many ways it is imperfect. Among the serious problems is racism and the lack of qualified black jurors who sit on juries, and the use of jury advisors.
Listen and watch an interview by Sara Silverstein of Business Insider with economist Ken Rogoff in a discussion about the future of bitcoin as an anonymous currency. The pair spoke at the Davos World Economic Forum. Rogoff is a former IMF chief economist and the author of “The Curse of Cash.”
Watch and listen to this video which discusses the growth of China’s giant economy, including some of the risks and pitfalls the world economy could encounter in the next few decades.
Listen to a succinct overview of the tax reform bill passed in the US Senate by a margin of 51 to 49. If the bill passes in its final iteration, it will be the largest overhaul of the US tax code in more than 30 years. Included in the plan is a sharp reduction in the corporate tax rate, a 12% tax on offshore earnings and lower taxes for the wealthiest Americans. For more information, listen to the short video below.
Fox Business News host Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery discussed tax reform and retirement plans with Congressman Warren Davidson (R-OH). As a small business owner, Rep. Davidson can speak from his own personal experience about how taxes effect small businesses and the effect the President’s tax reform plan could have on the US economy. Watch and listen.
Twenty-one US Diplomats with the Embassy in Cuba have experienced symptoms including hearing loss, dizziness, headache, fatigue, cognitive compromise, insomnia and more; prompting Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to pull out more than half of its Cuban mission and warn travelers to avoid Cuba for now.
The CIA and FBI believe the attacks are caused by small sonic devices that can’t be heard by its victims.
Listen to the following video for more information.
Fox Business News presented Brian Brenberg, an associate professor of economics at The King’s College discusses the effect of Hurricane Harvey on the US and world economy.
Watch this brief video which highlights, monsoon rains, extreme heat, and raging forest fires from California to New York, Canada and more.
The video covers flooding in California, monsoon rains and a land spout tornado in Arizona, lightening and rain in Chicago that cancelled temporarily the Lallapaloosa music festival, nineteen million people in the northeast at risk for severe storms in New York, Maryland and elsewhere. While in the northwest, in Washington the heat was so severe that athletes had to play with caution and residents of Seattle and Vancouver cant breath due to smoke in the air caused by wildfires to the north in British Columbia, Canada. In Oakland, California the zoo had to call in the fire department for the first time in history to hose down the elephants with cool water.
Listen to a discussion about what President Donald Trump thinks about climate change and the Paris accords. In addition, the question about why the coal industry is such an important focus for the president, when there are so few jobs related to the coal industry in the USA?