It wasn’t an empty threat

Well, they were warned: DNAinfo and Gothamist have shut down just days after unionizing November 2, 2017 | 5:22 PM Every single article from local news sites DNAinfo and Gothamist–including all of their subsidiary sites–has been taken down and replaced with a message from their owner, Joe Ricketts, informing the public that both companies are …

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The madness of Tesla’s stock price

From USA Today: Tesla fires hundreds as Model 3 electric car production drags Nathan Bomey | Published 12:48 p.m. ET Oct. 15, 2017 | Updated 8:24 a.m. ET Oct. 16, 2017 Tesla has reportedly fired hundreds of employees amid signs that the company is off to a slow start in manufacturing its crucial Model 3 electric …

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Worst proposal ever! President trump wants to "wipe out" Puerto Rico's debt

Worst proposal ever! From CNNMoney: Trump on Puerto Rico debt: ‘We will have to wipe that out’ by Jethro Mullen and Matt Egan | October 4, 2017: 6:35 AM ET President Trump on Tuesday raised the prospect of wiping out hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico’s crushing debt load. “They owe a lot of money to your friends …

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Very little of substance has been different during the first nine months of the Trump Administration than it would have been had Hillary Clinton won the election

Heather Long tweeted: Investors sure aren't worried about much… they keep brushing off hurricanes, North Korea nukes, the Fed and DC politics https://t.co/j8qmInOzs6 — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) September 20, 2017 The truth is that I’d brush off those things, too. North Korean nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles? It’s a really bad thing that they have …

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Where Amazon should locate their new headquarters

From The New York Times: Dear Amazon, We Picked Your New Headquarters for You By Emily Badger, Qouctrung Bui and Claire Cain Miller | September 9, 2017 Amazon has set off a scrum among cities that are hoping to land the company’s second headquarters — with the winner getting the prize of a $5 billion …

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Governor Bevin gets it right

Prospects for liberal arts graduates were already waning following the 1994 and 2001 recessions, and the 2008-9 recession really killed them. Businesses which used to hire French Literature graduates into entry-level management positions are now looking for grads with a more closely related degree. From the Lexington Herald-Leader: Bevin implores universities to cut programs that …

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Well, now we know why he switched parties!

From The Wall Street Journal: West Virginia Gov. Justice Asks Trump for $4.5 Billion to Save Eastern Coal Miners in western states says proposal goes against free market principles By Dan Molinski | Updated August 9, 2017 4:57 p.m. ET West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is asking President Donald Trump to extend his support for …

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As long as we allow able-bodied people to survive without working, we will never solve our economic and entitlements problems 2 Thessalonians 3:10: “For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.”

Gotta give credit to my tweep! A Wisconsin factory just “hired” a bunch of robots. The company claims it couldn’t find good workers https://t.co/LkA13rVeCR @chicoharlan — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) August 6, 2017 And the article: Rise of the machines By Chico Harlan1 | @chicoharlan | August 5 at 6:00 PM The workers of the first …

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Schadenfreude! Salon can’t pay its bills I wonder if @AmandaMarcotte is getting paid?

From the New York Post: Salon struggling to pay its rent By Keith J. Kelly | August 3, 2017 | 10:0 PM Salon, the struggling digital publisher, is having trouble paying its rent. A landlord who late last year evicted Salon from its New York offices for nonpayment of $90,000 in back rent is now …

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Another coal company start-up The IPO thanks President Trump for the opportunity

From CNNMoney: Coal mining company mentions Trump 13 times in IPO filing by Matt Egan | @mattmegan5 | August 1, 2017: 6:23 AM ET Alpha Natural Resources filed for bankruptcy two years ago when the American coal industry went into free fall. Now a revamped version of the coal mining company is planning to go …

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