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Trump Policies Driving Big Rise in CO2 Emissions, Says Report

The warnings around climate change now have additional data backing them up: carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. were up last year. According to new research published Tuesday by the independent economic research firm Rhodium Group, emissions increased an estimated 3.4% in 2018 — marking the biggest jump in eight years. Despite President Trump’s promise …

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U.S. Leaders Express Optimism as China Trade Talks Conclude

President Donald Trump expressed optimism that U.S.-China trade talks in Beijing are progressing well, as Chinese authorities planned to give a statement following the latest round of negotiations. “Talks with China are going very well!” Trump tweeted on Tuesday as the sides wrapped up two days of mid-level meetings. Before the talks ended earlier on …

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Watch Out NYSE—Wall Street Is Building Its Own Stock Exchange

Wall Street broker-dealers have long been frustrated with what they say are over-the-top fees charged by stock exchange giants such as the Nasdaq and New York Stock Exchange. The solution: Build their own exchange to shake up what has effectively become a duopoly. On Monday, nine financial firms including Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, and …

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‘Knock It off,’ Judge Tells Alleged Russian Troll Farm Lawyer After Making ‘Looney Tunes,’ ‘Animal House’ References

A judge admonished a lawyer representing an alleged funder of a Russian troll farm–one accused of attempting to manipulate public opinion in the 2016 presidential election–for his “unprofessional, inappropriate and ineffective” filings in a case brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. In a hearing Jan. 7, U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich told Eric Dubelier, …

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4,000 Suspected Terrorists Stopped at the Mexico Border, Says White House. Actually, It’s More Like Six, Reports U.S. Customs

U.S. Customs and Border Protection encountered only six immigrants on the U.S.-Mexico border whose names were in a federal database of known or suspected terrorists, contradicting earlier White House claims that nearly 4,000 suspected terrorists were stopped at the country’s southern border. The disclosure, made by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen Monday and first …

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Kroger, Microsoft Partner to Take on Amazon, Walmart With Connected Stores

Grocery giant Kroger is partnering with Microsoft to begin beta testing new connected store technology, according to an announcement from Kroger released on Monday. The test will launch with two new pilot stores, located in the cities of Monroe, Ohio and Redmond, Wash. and close to Kroger’s headquarters. Both stores will feature technology such as …

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Roku Shares Skyrocket Due to Impressive Streaming Numbers

Roku shares soared on Monday after the company known for its streaming video devices reported impressive growth in the number of its active users and streaming hours. The company’s shares were up 25% at the market’s close on Monday to $42.18, highlighting Wall Street’s enthusiasm with Roku reporting a 40% year-over-year jump in active accounts …

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Blocking a Voter on Facebook? A Federal Appeals Court Says Politician Violated the Constitution

Blocking a constituent on Facebookfb and removing his comment violates the First Amendment, a federal appeals court found in a Jan. 7 decision for a case in Virginia. This case could be the basis elsewhere to bar government officials from restricting access to social-media accounts and comment forums, as in a case under appeal in …

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