Category Archives: Economics

Wednesday Open Thread | Positive News From The Obama Foundation

FYI: Minority-Led Firms Will Build Obama Library Author: Dorothy Tucker January 6, 2018 10:56 AM (CBS) — In a move that promises to challenge and change Chicago’s construction landscape, the Obama Foundation has announced who will build its presidential library. … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread | Latest on the GOP Tax Scam

This is from FORBES, of all place: FORBES: GOP Tax Bill Is The End Of All Economic Sanity In Washington . . . If it’s enacted, the GOP tax cut now working its way through Congress will be the start … Continue reading

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Monday Open Thread: Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin

About two months ago, someone on another blog linked to an article at Slate about how American Banks had shunned Trump, and that he was given a financial lifeline by financing from Russia. As always, follow the money. This is … Continue reading

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The United State Of Women Summit

The United State of Women will be an important moment for both women and girls, domestically and internationally. It will feature speakers who will both educate as well as inspire all of us to take action on June 14th and … Continue reading

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President Obama Lays Wreath at Cuba’s Jose Marti Memorial

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President Raul Castro officially welcomes President Barack Obama to Cuba

WATCH: @POTUS officially received by Cuban President Raul Castro at Palace of the Revolution https://t.co/bFerhf1cTg https://t.co/UClJuMetz7 — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 21, 2016

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Clayborne’ s legislation aims to increase minority participation in professional services

In an effort to boost minority and disadvantaged businesses’ participation in state contracting, Majority Leader James Clayborne (D-Belleville) sponsored legislation that aims to generate economic activity for businesses that participate in the Minority Business Enterprise program (MBE). The new law … Continue reading

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