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American frackers will pump shale oil far more aggressively than previously thought

2 weeks ago 7ring Comments Off on American frackers will pump shale oil far more aggressively than previously thought
Pummeled by the plunge in oil prices, the OPEC oil cartel agreed last year to cut production to drain the glut. It extended the agreement this year, and prices responded, jumping from a low in the mid-$40s per barrel to above $60 in recent weeks. Reflecting the petrostates’ uneasy relationship with upstart shale producers in Read More

Chinese Analyst: ”Bitcoin Nuclear Bomb In New Currency War Between China and USA”

3 weeks ago 7ring Comments Off on Chinese Analyst: ”Bitcoin Nuclear Bomb In New Currency War Between China and USA”
News Xiao Lei, a Chinese financial analyst, has published an article that seeks to argue that the spheres of bitcoin and cryptocurrency are increasingly becoming a battleground in “a new currency” war between China and the United States. Despite some bitcoin users describing Lei’s views as conspiratorial, the article has garnered significant attention after becoming Read More

How “regularising” undocumented immigrants brings benefits

1 month ago adcity Comments Off on How “regularising” undocumented immigrants brings benefits
ON OCTOBER 8th, the Trump administration issued a set of hardline “immigration principles and policies” that it suggested would be tied to any deal to extend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, an Obama-era executive initiative that stalled deportation for nearly 800,000 undocumented young people brought to America as children. The list of Read More

Scott Pruitt signs a measure to repeal the Clean Power Plan

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TIE off and collar open, Scott Pruitt unveiled his plan to repeal the Clean Power Plan to loud applause in Hazard, Kentucky, a sleepy coal town in the state’s mountainous south-east. “The war on coal is over,” said Mr Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on October 10th. The next day, in Washington, Read More

Donald Trump ties hardline immigration demands to a deal on DACA

2 months ago adcity Comments Off on Donald Trump ties hardline immigration demands to a deal on DACA
DONALD TRUMP prides himself on his skills as a negotiator. Among the tips he offers in “The Art of the Deal” is to “think big.” “To me it’s very simple,” he explains. “If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.” Of course, maximalism has always seemed more credo than negotiating Read More

Americans respond differently to violence at home and abroad

2 months ago adcity Comments Off on Americans respond differently to violence at home and abroad
THE tragic shooting in Las Vegas on October 1st took many more lives than were lost in recent terror attacks in Europe including in London and Manchester. But while Donald Trump responded to those attacks with numerous tweets, he was comparitively quiet over the Las Vegas slaughter. In this case at least, the president’s relative level Read More

Latinos have become Chicago’s second-largest ethnic group

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“THE next mayor of Chicago will be Latino,” predicts John Hagedorn at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Latinos recently became the second-largest ethnic group in the city, accounting for 29.7% of the population, overtaking African-Americans (29.3%) and rivalling whites (32.6%). For decades the local Democratic Party’s machine was able to ignore Latinos. Today this Read More

Deciphering Donald Trump’s thinking on Latin America

2 months ago adcity Comments Off on Deciphering Donald Trump’s thinking on Latin America
IT IS a mystery that has baffled American and Cuban officials for months. Who and what was behind what the State Department calls the “attacks of an unknown nature” that inflicted hearing loss and headaches on 18 staff and four spouses from the United States’ embassy in Havana? With no sign of an answer, on Read More

Rex Tillerson’s agonies

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IT IS not unheard of for secretaries of state to chafe over their relations with their boss. Colin Powell never had the ear of George W. Bush, and often felt bruised and frustrated as a consequence. John Kerry, to his dismay, was often left out of the loop by Barack Obama’s micromanaging White House. But Read More

Puerto Ricans on the mainland United States

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MANY Americans are hazy about the legal status of the 3.5m Puerto Ricans who live on the island. A survey in late September by Morning Consult, a pollster, found that just 54% of Americans know that people born there are fellow citizens. There is greater awareness of islanders as one of America’s largest immigrant groups, Read More