By saying no, Amy Klobuchar hopes she'll be able to convince voters to say yes to her 2020 Democratic presidential campaign. The Minnesota senator is pushing back against some policy ideas favored by the party's ascendant progressive wing and championed by several of her competitors in the race. She's thrown cold water on the idea of free college and called the Green New Deal and Medicare-for-all more aspirations than realistic goals in meeting the challenges of climate change and health care.
Nike became a target of jokes when a star U.S. college basketball player sprained a knee midgame because one of his shoes split during play. Duke University star Zion Williamson limped off the court after the mishap during the game against his school's archrival University of North Carolina. Twitter lit up with jibes and jeers aimed at the No.
Taking a young person's plasma and infusing it into an older person to ward off aging — a therapy that's fascinated some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley - has no proven clinical benefit, the Food and Drug Administration said. The agency issued a safety alert on Tuesday about the infusion of plasma from young donors for the prevention of conditions such as aging or memory loss, or for the treatment of such conditions as dementia, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, heart disease or posttraumatic stress disorder.
Bernie Sanders, the independent Vermont senator who was a runner-up to Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, on Tuesday announced a second White House bid. He said one of his primary motivations is to oust President Donald Trump, who beat Clinton in that election.
Gary Jacobs looks out over the Rio Grande from the deck of the clubhouse at a public golf course in Webb County, Texas. It's a sunny morning, quiet except for the chirping birds and the thwack of clubs hitting balls. "Where are you going to put the 30 feet?" he asks. On this side of the river, a 270-acre plot of land Jacobs and his wife donated to boost the profile of Laredo, a border town about 160 miles (260 kilometers) south of San Antonio. On the other side, Mexico.
This is a moment in retail when virtually everything needs a makeover: Supply chains must be sped up, stores need to be more experiential, and marketing has to become more personalized, all to suit an increasingly digital world. So it only makes sense that the old rules of mall leasing need updating, too. One place where that's happening is at Tysons Corner Center, a mall in the Washington suburbs that is among the most productive in Macerich Co.'s portfolio.
Things are not looking good for the U.S. farm economy. On Thursday, Feb. 14, the farm belt's malaise deepened after the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicted soybean exports would stay below their pre-trade war levels until the 2026-2027 season. That followed a report that sales of the oilseed in early January had the worst week ever. And things didn't end there: The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City warned that farm incomes were likely to have a weak start in 2019 and that credit was tightening at lenders.
Senior Republican lawmakers said the compromise spending bill that would avert another government shutdown will easily pass the House and Senate and they expect President Donald Trump will sign it into law. Trump has signaled he'll probably accept the plan, though he hasn't committed to it. The legislation would provide only part of the money he was seeking to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, a central promise of his 2016 campaign. Trump said Wednesday, Feb. 13, the White House is combing through the plan looking for "landmines" before he decides what to do.
Traffic fatalities on U.S. roads reached an estimated 40,000 in 2018, the third year in a row in which at least that many people died in vehicle crashes, according to new figures from the National Safety Council. The 2018 total represents a decline of just 231 deaths -- roughly 1 percent -- from road deaths in 2017 but a 14 percent increase from just four years ago, according to the safety advocacy group.
President Donald Trump hasn't decided if he'll support the bipartisan congressional agreement on border security that's contingent on him accepting less wall construction money than he's been demanding as a way to avert another government shutdown, an administration official said. The White House is waiting to review the full language of the deal, the official said Tuesday, Feb. 12.