The gloss peeled away when Ivanka, the daughter, came to Washington as an adviser to her father, the president, who said he wanted to put America first and who touted the importance of manufacturing in the United States. Because her brand was no mere vanity project, and making money was the point, her name was licensed to manufacturers, who did the work overseas, where labor was cheap. Business wasn't pretty, but it was profitable. In 2017, she published a book offering women advice on how to be their own best advocates and fight for their interests in the workplace, while the company that bore her name failed to offer the kind of work-life benefits that her book was telling women that they deserved. … [Read more...] about Ivanka’s fashion lie is finished
White working-class voters still largely back Trump, although at lower rates than they did before the midterm elections and government shutdown. But that is in part because they continue to view the president as an advocate for a way of life and values they feel are constantly under attack from the left. If Trump becomes increasingly vocal about his lack of support for their traditions, he could see their support erode further - and that could be disastrous for a president whose overall approval rating has consistently been low. … [Read more...] about Trump’s views on football differ from those of many of his supporters
A: I started pitching at 9 years old. The first batter I faced hit a home run. I didn't like that. So I practiced at a nearby field. When I was around 11, my coach taught me to throw a curveball the right way so it doesn't hurt your arm. Then I started helping my team. … [Read more...] about Mo’ne Davis makes a pitch for keeping the fun in sports
On September 26, 2014 Japanese transportation company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. (K-Line) agreed to plead guilty to price fixing, bid rigging and allocating customers for international ocean shipping services for “roll-on, roll-off” cargo. K-Line will be fined $67.7 million. Roll-on, roll-off cargo is a special type of ocean shipping for cars, trucks, agricultural and construction equipment, and other objects that can be rolled on and rolled off a vessel. Roll-on, roll-off cargo does not involve shipping containers. … [Read more...] about Japanese Shipping Company Rolls Over, Pleads Guilty to Price Fixing
The AIIB is not the first challenge to the Washington institutions launched by the new emerging powers–the so-called BRICS countries–Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. In a summit in Fortaleza in July 2014, they decided to create a “New Development Bank” (NDB) with each of them pledging $10 Billion as a capital base for infrastructure and sustainable development projects. … [Read more...] about A New World Bank?