Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByGardiner Harris Oct. 1, 2018 WASHINGTON — The image of the United States around the world has fallen substantially since Donald J. Trump became president, according to a poll of foreigners in 25 countries that was released on Monday. The drop has been particularly steep in parts of Europe and Latin America, according to the survey of 26,112 respondents by the Pew Research Center, an independent survey and research group, that was conducted between May 20 and Aug. 12. In only three countries — Russia, Kenya and Israel — have attitudes toward the United States improved since 2016, according to the poll. The results largely mirrored the plunge in opinions toward the United States that was revealed in a similar Pew survey last year, the first of Mr. Trump’s presidency. … [Read more...] about Foreigners’ Views of America Dim Under Trump, Poll Shows
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By R.A. Schuetz Published 8:41 am CDT, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Mike Rutherford talks to a potential customer during a foreclosed property auction at the Bayou City Event Center on Dec. 5, 2017, in Houston. ( Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle ) Mike Rutherford talks to a potential customer during a foreclosed property auction at the Bayou City Event Center on Dec. 5, 2017, in Houston. ( Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle ) Photo: Brett Coomer, Staff 1708 River Oaks Blvd. $9.75 million 15,000 square feet 1708 River Oaks Blvd. $9.75 million 15,000 square feet Photo: Nan And Company Properties/Christie's International Real Estate 1708 River Oaks Blvd. $9.75 million 15,000 square feet 1708 River Oaks Blvd. $9.75 million 15,000 square feet Photo: Nan And Company Properties/Christie's … [Read more...] about Houston named one of America’s most profitable foreclosure markets
U.S. Fourth of July 2018 China Trade War Whether you’re firing up the grill, letting off a barrage of fireworks or simply wrapping yourself in multiple U.S. flags, chances are you’ll be using something Chinese to celebrate America's independence today. With the decline of the traditional U.S. manufacturing base and China’s break-neck industrialization, the country now produces a huge amount of America’s commercial goods. From this development, China has emerged as one of the globe’s powerhouses, its national economy second only to the U.S. This growth has made its rivals nervous. President Donald Trump is on the verge of launching a wide-reaching trade war against China, claiming that protectionist measures are needed to rebalance what he sees as an unfair international marketplace. The trade imbalance between the two nations is a constant bugbear for economic nationalists. A woman holds U.S. flags during a parade marking Independence Day in Deer … [Read more...] about Fireworks, Flags and Grills: Which of America’s Patriotic Goods Come From its Rival in Trump Trade War?
Feeling more anxious these days? You’ve got plenty of company.A new survey from the American Psychiatric Assn. reveals that 39% of Americans feel more anxious now than they did a year ago. That’s more than double the 19% of Americans who feel less anxious now than at this time last year. (Another 39% of survey respondents said their anxiety level is about the same, and 3% weren’t sure.)Worries about safety topped the list of anxieties, with 36% of Americans describing themselves as extremely anxious about “keeping myself or my family safe.” About 31% said they were “somewhat anxious” on this score.Financial fears were close behind. The prospect of paying bills and other expenses made 35% of survey respondents feel extremely anxious, and 32% said it made them somewhat anxious.”And then there were concerns about health. The 28% of Americans who reported being extremely anxious about their medical condition were joined by 39% who said they … [Read more...] about It’s not just you, we’re all living in the United States of Anxiety
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Business by Amy B Wang by Amy B Wang Email the author April 11 at 5:54 PM Email the author A craftsman holds a newly assembled AR-15 rifle in 2013 at the Stag Arms company in New Britain, Conn. (Charles Krupa/Associated Press) Bank of America will stop lending to manufacturers of “military-style firearms” that are sold for civilian use, a bank official revealed this week. Anne Finucane, a vice chairman at Bank of America, announced the plans Tuesday in an interview with Bloomberg Television, saying the bank had “intense conversations over the last few months” with its … [Read more...] about Bank of America to stop lending to some gun manufacturers in wake of Parkland massacre