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Why Biden, Bernie and Beto Shouldn’t Get Cocky

Wednesday  18:05,   19 december 2018
nytimes

Polls and predictions this far ahead of November 2020 aren’t worth... >>>

These retirees can't count on Social Security payments

Wednesday  17:40,   19 december 2018
cnbc

Social Security is a safety net for many retirees — but not all. Certain categories of workers can't count on receiving a monthly benefit once they... >>>

Trump insists military will build the border wall

Wednesday  17:40,   19 december 2018
politico

President Trump said the wall will be built "one way or the other" while seemingly walking back threats to shut down the... >>>

McConnell announces stopgap funding measure that would avert shutdown

Wednesday  17:40,   19 december 2018
nbcnews

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Wednesday that a continuing resolution to fund the government through Feb. 8 will be introduced later this morning. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

Analysis: Why did Gov. Doug Ducey choose Martha McSally for Senate? It's all about the next election

Wednesday  17:30,   19 december 2018
azcentral

The governor's political calculus for the appointment appeared to weigh who could hold the seat in GOP hands for 2020 after a bruising 2018... >>>

Migrants make parts of France 'unlivable': Brazil's Bolsonaro

Wednesday  17:30,   19 december 2018
msn

Parts of France have become "unlivable" because of migrants, Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has said, using rhetoric similar to Donald Trump's before he became the US president. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function... >>>

17 surprising facts about Social Security

Wednesday  17:16,   19 december 2018
moneytalksnews

You may think you know all about Social Security but do you know these 17... >>>

Glaxo and Pfizer to unite consumer health businesses

Wednesday  17:16,   19 december 2018
marketwatch

Pfizer Inc. and GlaxoSmithKline PLC plan to combine their consumer health-care units, and eventually spin the joint venture off -- creating a global giant in the business of selling drugstore staples like Advil and Sensodyne toothpaste.... >>>

GE stock jumps on news of health care IPO filing

Wednesday  17:16,   19 december 2018
bloomberg

General Electric Co. has filed confidentially for an initial public offering of its health-care unit, according to people familiar with the matter, moving ahead with plans to spin off its second most profitable business line.... >>>

Fed expected to raise rates but might signal fewer hikes ahead

Wednesday  17:16,   19 december 2018
reuters

The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates Wednesday but might cut the number of hikes it anticipates next year and signal an earlier end to its monetary tightening in the face of financial market volatility and rising recession fears.... >>>

DNA, genetic genealogy made 2018 the year of the cold case: 'Biggest crime-fighting breakthrough in decades'

Wednesday  17:15,   19 december 2018
foxnews

Law enforcement’s new partnership with genetic genealogy made 2018 a year of profound impact in how years-old cold case murders and rapes are investigated and solved. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

As FedEx shares tank 7%, CEO blames 'bad political choices' for company's woes

Wednesday  16:40,   19 december 2018
cnbc

FedEx Chairman and CEO Frederick Smith said Tuesday that most of the issues facing the company are the result of politicians around the world. "I'll just conclude by saying most of the issues that we're dealing with today are induced by bad... >>>

Trump Considering Full Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Syria

Wednesday  16:40,   19 december 2018
nytimes

Pentagon officials were trying to talk the president out of the proposed withdrawal, arguing that such a move would betray Kurdish allies who have fought alongside American troops in... >>>

Violence against journalists hits unprecedented levels: RSF

Wednesday  16:40,   19 december 2018
reuters

Violence against journalists hits unprecedented levels:... >>>

Wife of Jailed Nissan Director Greg Kelly Says He's a Victim of Boardroom Coup

Wednesday  16:30,   19 december 2018
online.wsj

The wife of Greg Kelly, the Nissan director jailed alongside former Chairman Carlos Ghosn in Japan, said her husband was caught up in a plot by the CEO to seize control of the car maker from Mr. Ghosn. Nissan says alleged misconduct landed them in... >>>