Feb 18, 11:33 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Opinion By Terry Thompson 01/10/19 AT 4:00 AM As the new Congress begins, it will soon discuss the comprehensive reports to the U.S. Senate on the disinformation campaign of half-truths, outright fabrications and misleading posts made by agents of the Russian government on social media in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.After years of anemic responses to Russian influence efforts, official U.S. government policy now includes taking action to combat disinformation campaigns sponsored by Russia or other countries. In May 2018, the Senate Intelligence Committee endorsed the concept of treating attacks on the nation’s election infrastructure as hostile acts to which the U.S. “will respond accordingly.” In June, the Pentagon unleashed U.S. Cyber Command to respond to cyberattacks more aggressively, and … [Read more...] about Countering Russian Disinformation The Baltic Nations’ Way
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page February 09, 2019 As prepared for delivery. _______________________________________________ I want to tell you a story.A little over 100 years ago, textile mills in Lawrence like the ones behind us today employed tens of thousands of people, and immigrants flocked here from more than 50 countries for a chance to work at the looms.Lawrence was one of the centers of American industry. Advertisement Business was booming. The guys at the top were doing great, but workers made so little money that families were forced to crowd together in dangerous tenements and live on beans and scraps of bread. Get Today in Politics in your inbox: A digest of the top political stories from the Globe, sent to your inbox Monday-Friday. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here Inside the mills, working conditions were horrible.Children were forced to operate … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren’s speech as she began her presidential run
Jan 28, 8:04 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Matthew Cochrane 01/28/19 AT 7:13 PM The world is changing the way it conducts business. For centuries, humans have used cash to buy and sell goods and services because local fiat currency has been the most efficient way to to conduct commerce. Yet, over the past several decades, technology has drastically changed consumer behavior as well as how governments respond with new rules and regulations. Recent seismic payment shifts away from cash have been driven by the rapid rise of e-commerce and mobile payments.Meanwhile, businesses have faced new opportunities and problems. How quickly is the world moving toward a cashless economy? Are certain geographic areas more likely to experience this transformation? Is this a positive change for society? We'll explore these questions, with an aim to capture nuanced … [Read more...] about How To Start Investing In A Cashless Society
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Americas Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Americas | U.S. and Brazil Chose Similar Leaders. It May Lead to Smoother Relations. Supported by ByErnesto Londoño and Shasta Darlington Nov. 20, 2018 RIO DE JANEIRO — The United States and Brazil have been uneasy allies during the best of times. But Brazilian voters may have put an end to that dynamic by electing as their next president Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right lawmaker who is unabashedly pro-American and strikingly similar to President Trump in temperament, tactics and style. “We might be on the verge of a golden era of relations,” said Fernando Cutz, a former senior White House official who worked on Latin America policy in the Obama and Trump administrations. “Trump and Bolsonaro will really hit it off. Their personalities are almost identical and their policy views are very … [Read more...] about U.S. and Brazil Chose Similar Leaders. It May Lead to Smoother Relations.
By DAVID BARSTOW, SUSANNE CRAIG and RUSS BUETTNER OCT. 2, 2018 The president has long sold himself as a self-made billionaire, but a Times investigation found that he received at least $413 million in today’s dollars from his father’s real estate empire, much of it through tax dodges in the 1990s. Donald J. Trump, 1999; Fred C. Trump, 1983. Special Investigation Donald J. Trump, 1999; Fred C. Trump, 1983. The president has long sold himself as a self-made billionaire, but a Times investigation found that he received at least $413 million in today’s dollars from his father’s real estate empire, much of it through tax dodges in the 1990s. By DAVID BARSTOW, SUSANNE CRAIG and RUSS BUETTNER Oct. 2, 2018 President Trump participated in dubious tax schemes during the 1990s, including instances of outright fraud, that greatly increased the fortune he received from his parents, an investigation by The New York Times has found. Mr. Trump won the … [Read more...] about Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father