Erdogan Election Triumph Takes Turkey Into Era of One-Man Rule
July 5, 2018

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, modern Turkey’s longest-serving ruler, won a mandate to govern with sweeping new powers after a double victory in presidential and parliamentary elections.

Erdogan had 53 percent of the presidential vote to 31 percent for his closest challenger, Continue reading

Ex-Speaker John Boehner Joins Marijuana Firms Advisory Board
April 23, 2018
  • Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld also added
  • Watershed moment for cannabis as drug goes mainstream

The U.S. marijuana industry has a new spokesman: John Boehner.

The Republican former Speaker of the House has joined the advisory board of Acreage Holdings, Continue reading

Sinclair Employees Say Their Contracts Make It Too Expensive to Quit
April 9, 2018

After Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. drew widespread criticism for having anchors read a statement taking aim at the integrity of other U.S. media outlets, many wondered why some of the company’s journalists didn’t just quit.

The short answer is the Continue reading

Yellen Says Prices `High’ for Stocks, Commercial Real Estate
February 24, 2018

Outgoing Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said U.S. stocks and commercial real estate prices are elevated but stopped short of saying those markets are in a bubble.

“Well, I don’t want to say too high. But I do want to Continue reading

GOP Releases Disputed Memo Saying FBI Misled Judge in Trump Case
February 20, 2018

FBI and Justice Department officials got a warrant to spy on a Trump campaign associate by misleading a surveillance court judge, House Republicans contend in a newly released memo that Democrats have dismissed as a contrived account intended to protect Continue reading

FBI Director Opposes Memo Release Because of Inaccuracies, Source Says
February 10, 2018

FBI Director Christopher Wray told the White House he opposes release of a classified Republican memo alleging bias at the FBI and Justice Department because it contains inaccurate information and paints a false narrative, according to a person familiar with Continue reading

The Middle Class Might Not Even Notice If the GOP Cuts Their Taxes
January 9, 2018

A funny thing happened when Congress approved a tax cut for the middle class eight years ago: Most Americans didn’t notice.

The 2009 economic-stimulus bill contained a one-year tax break worth $800 for married couples in 95 percent of working Continue reading

Sessions Ending Obama-Era Policy That Ushered In Legal Weed
January 5, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era policy that helped states legalize recreational marijuana, throwing a wet blanket on the fledgling industry during what could have been a celebratory week.

The Justice Department will reverse the so-called Cole and Ogden Continue reading

Americas Inequality Machine Is Sending the Dow Soaring
January 5, 2018

The Great Recession is a speck in the rear-view mirror for America’s financial markets. They’ve advanced far beyond pre-crisis levels. In fact, Goldman Sachs says you can go back a century before 2008, and still not find a “bull market Continue reading

Everything You Need to Know About the Senate GOP Tax Proposal
November 10, 2017

Senate Republicans released their vision for a tax-cut plan Thursday that would cut the corporate tax rate to 20 percent, with a one-year delay to 2019, as Congress moves quickly to fulfill one of the GOP’s biggest and most long-awaited Continue reading