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January 17, 2021


Calls Grow for Belichick to Decline Presidential Award

New York Times
Ken Belson On the eve of Election Day in 2016, President Trump read a letter of congratulations from the New England Patriots’ longtime coach, Bill Belichick, who called him the “ultimate competitor and fighter” and said that he had run a “tremendous campaign.” Trump now wants to return the favor.......

GasBuddy expects recovery in fuel spending in U.S. after Covid caused $100 billion decline

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An employee of a gas station adjusts gasoline pump prices as they continue to fall with the oil market in turmoil on April 21, 2020, in Arlington, Virginia. Olivier Douliery | AFP | Getty Images U.S. spending on gas this......

Movie theater CEO expects up to 25% permanent decline in attendance due to Covid

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Flix Brewhouse CEO Allan Reagan told CNBC on Wednesday he anticipates the coronavirus pandemic will lead to a sustained reduction in movie theater attendance. In an interview on “Squawk on the Street,” Reagan said the Texas-based company, which operates 10......

State general revenue spending to decline for first time since Great Recession

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here In fiscal 2021, general revenue spending by U.S. is expected to decline for the first time since the Great Recession based on the most current estimates by the National Association of State Budget Offices. After nine consecutive years of......

2 House newcomers decline to say if they’ll back Pelosi for speaker

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Host Dana Bush then turned to Bowman, who ousted longtime New York Rep. Eliot Engel in the state’s Democratic primary in July. Bowman was no more forthcoming. “You will find out when my vote is tallied and, again, organizing with......

Illinois population decline over the decade equivalent to losing Naperville, Peoria combined

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here There’s plenty of room at the inn in Illinois, as the state continues to see population declines year after year. New census data analyzed by Illinois Policy Institute Chief Economist Orphe Divounguy show the state shrank by nearly 80,000......

Oracle reports slow revenue growth as licensing and hardware businesses decline

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Safra Catz, co-chief executive officer of Oracle Corp., speaks during the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Oxon Hill, Maryland, U.S., on Monday, June 19, 2017. The SelectUSA Investment Summit brings together companies from all over the world, economic development organizations from......

France reports decline in COVID-19 infections and hospital deaths

FILE PHOTO: A student of the Emile Dubois Lycee takes part in antigen testing for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) during a visit of French Education, Youth and Sports Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer, in Paris, France November 23, 2020. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS PARIS (Reuters) – French health authorities reported 11,022 new......

Rubio calls Biden’s national security team ‘polite & orderly caretakers of America’s decline’

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here In recent days Biden has announced plans to nominate Antony Blinken as secretary of State and Linda Thomas-Greenfield as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations — jobs whose occupants require Senate confirmation. The president-elect has also named Jake Sullivan as......

Does Trump’s Defeat Signal the Start of Populism’s Decline?

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — When Hungary’s populist prime minister, Viktor Orban, joined a parade of foreign leaders in congratulating President-elect Joe Biden this week, he conspicuously failed to note that Mr. Biden had actually beaten his friend, President Trump. Like......

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