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Europe is sleepwalking its way to another lost decade

Europe is sleepwalking its way to another lost decade

Europe just endured one decade of economic stagnation. If it doesn’t act soon, it could face another. Ten years after the global financial crisis, Europe’s economy has achieved a recovery, but not a revival. Low inflation, low interest rates and low growth have become the new normal. Europe’s malaise could have dangerous ripple effects. Another…MORE

How to stay safe in this week’s heat wave

How to stay safe in this week’s heat wave

A heatwave is expected for much of the eastern half of the US in the coming days — and it has the potential to be deadly. More than 130 million Americans are under a heat watch, warning or advisory, with the heat index expected to reach 115 degrees in some areas. The widespread heat wave…MORE

UK will plunge into recession if it leaves Europe without a Brexit deal

UK will plunge into recession if it leaves Europe without a Brexit deal

Leaving the European Union later this year without a Brexit deal would plunge the United Kingdom into recession. The UK Office of Budget Responsibility warned Thursday that “heightened uncertainty and declining confidence” would deter investment while higher trade barriers would slam exports. “These push the economy into recession, with asset prices and the pound falling…MORE

‘Squad’ drama frustrating some House Democrats

‘Squad’ drama frustrating some House Democrats

House Democrats were united in their vote to condemn President Donald Trump’s racist tweets this week, but some Democratic lawmakers are quietly expressing concern that far-left progressives have outsized influence in their caucus. Several Democrats — from across the ideological spectrum — are growing tired of the repeated headlines involving four progressive congresswomen as the…MORE

Netflix miss; Trade and earnings; Markets slide

Netflix miss; Trade and earnings; Markets slide

1. Netflix miss: Disappointing subscriber growth at Netflix could pummel the streaming service’s stock. The company added 2.7 million new subscribers in the second quarter of 2019, according to its earnings report released Wednesday. That’s just over half of 5 million new subscribers that analysts had been expecting. Netflix shares are set to fall 11%…MORE

Bank lobby builds ‘political machine’ to spend for 2020 House and Senate races

Bank lobby builds ‘political machine’ to spend for 2020 House and Senate races

The trade association for the nation’s banking industry is ramping up its political operation in Washington, planning an eight-figure effort to shape more congressional races in 2020 than ever before. “We’re building a political machine here that I think is critically important to help complement our public policy direction,” Rob Nichols, the CEO of the…MORE

Texas A&M’s new program opens the door to college education for students with disabilities

Texas A&M’s new program opens the door to college education for students with disabilities

Even as universities strive to become more inclusive places, students with intellectual and developmental disabilities still have often found the door to higher education closed to them. But Texas A&M University has launched the state’s first inclusive, four-year postsecondary education program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is called Aggie ACHIEVE; and while…MORE

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