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Trump’s takedown of Soleimani has Iran utterly off its evil game

Trump’s takedown of Soleimani has Iran utterly off its evil game

The Iranian response to the killing of Qassem Soleimani seems to have been a mix of extreme internal discombobulation — witness the ­funeral stampede, the apparently accidental downing of a passenger plane — and calculated prudence.
An ominous sign from Queens’ new DA

An ominous sign from Queens’ new DA

Incoming Queens DA Melinda Katz is vowing to clean house when she takes office in January, dismissing holdovers from Richard Brown’s near-30-year tenure. Take it as an ominous sign. Katz hopes...
Donald Trump’s ‘they’re after you’ tweet says it all

Donald Trump’s ‘they’re after you’ tweet says it all

On its face, a tweet President Trump sent last week is fairly benign. It doesn’t mock anyone, isn’t personally nasty and hasn’t caused any hair-on-fire controversy. Yet it is powerful in...
New Trump bump?

New Trump bump? Consumer confidence hasn’t been this high since … Clinton impeachment

If you’re concerned that your fellow Americans may be worried about a potential hit to their pocketbooks from impeachment of President Donald Trump, the most recent consumer confidence reading could lead you...
UK election 2019: This is where each party stands on young money issues

UK election 2019: This is where each party stands on young money issues

Following a so-called “youthquake” at the last election, many media outlets are suggesting that young Brits have become even more politicized as Brexit chaos has rumbled on in Westminster. A survey...
Small business confidence rebounds on optimism about US-China trade deal

Small business confidence rebounds on optimism about US-China trade deal

Resurgent optimism about the future of U.S. trade policy, along with a surprise spike in optimism about technological changes, helped lift confidence among small business owners, according to the fourth-quarter 2019 CNBC/SurveyMonkey Small...
These companies help Amazon and Walmart haul away all the stuff Americans buy online

These companies help Amazon and Walmart haul away all the stuff Americans buy online

E-commerce sellers, or e-tailers, have transformed the way we shop, undermining brick-and-mortar retailers with a promise of convenience and efficiency. But one aspect of their business model has swung so far to...
Sanders’s Tax Would Hit Small Investors

Sanders’s Tax Would Hit Small Investors

I share my fellow Democrats’ concerns about income inequality and the need for a fairer tax system. But the presidential candidates would do well to drop one of their talking points: a...
Mayor Pete’s Latest Trillions

Mayor Pete’s Latest Trillions

Pete Buttigieg is getting a hard look from anxious Democrats. If Joe Biden can’t perform better and Elizabeth Warren seems unelectable, then who’s on deck? Maybe it’s Pete, the mild Midwestern...
Boris’s Bad Campaign Start

Boris’s Bad Campaign Start

Boris Johnson last week wrung an early election from an unwilling Parliament, but he’s off to a bad start for the Dec. 12 poll. The Prime Minister started things off by announcing...