Green gloom: Carbon emissions were flat, economy grew for third year in a row

Green gloom: Carbon emissions were flat, economy grew for third year in a row

by WorldTribune Staff, March 23, 2017 As the world economy grew last year, global carbon dioxide emissions remained flat for a third year in a row, raising questions of whether the UN Paris climate agreement is necessary, a report said. The success of the shale gas industry, or fracking, paved the way as the United […]

Report credits drug trafficking for Mexico’s ranking as world’s third most dangerous country

Report credits drug trafficking for Mexico’s ranking as world’s third most dangerous country

Special to WorldTribune.com By Allan Wall The consulting firm Verisk Maplecroft compiled a Crime Rate Index for calendar year 2016, and Mexico is ranked the third most dangerous country in the world. Verisk Maplecroft describes itself on its website as “a leading global risk analytics, research and strategic forecasting company offering an unparalleled portfolio of […]

North Carolina economy booming despite slights from NCAA, NBA, Bruce Springsteen

North Carolina economy booming despite slights from NCAA, NBA, Bruce Springsteen

by WorldTribune Staff, March 21, 2017 North Carolina’s economy continues to roll in the aftermath of high-profile boycotts by the NCAA, the NBA, and the Boss over the state’s HB2 transgender bathroom bill. Earlier this month, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest told Texas lawmakers, who are considering a bill similar to HB2, that the economic effect […]

Economic Freedom Index: U.S. dropped to 17th in 2016

Economic Freedom Index: U.S. dropped to 17th in 2016

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — The American economy slipped yet again to a lower ranking in 2016 as a result of a combination of regulatory burdens, large public debt and business taxes according to a watchdog survey of global economic freedoms. The annual Heritage Index of Economic Freedom saw the U.S. economy slip […]

Giant Chinese firm reported set to plead guilty in Iran sanctions case

Giant Chinese firm reported set to plead guilty in Iran sanctions case

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Reuters is reporting that giant Chinese telecom company ZTE is expected to plead guilty to U.S. criminal charges that it sold restricted technology to Iran. The company has not yet signed a plea deal with U.S. enforcement agencies, Reuters reported on March 2, but ZTE is […]

Top scientists call for Trump to withdraw from UN climate change agency

Top scientists call for Trump to withdraw from UN climate change agency

by WorldTribune Staff, February 24, 2017 The Trump administration should pull out of the UN’s climate change agency and other accords that “are not scientifically justified,” a group of scientists said. In a Feb. 23 letter to President Donald Trump, MIT professor emeritus Richard Lindzen called on the United States and other nations to “change course on […]

$418 million arms sale to Kenya on Obama’s last day in office raises questions

$418 million arms sale to Kenya on Obama’s last day in office raises questions

by WorldTribune Staff, February 22, 2017 Lawmakers have requested a congressional investigation into a $418 million weapons sale to Kenya on Jan. 19, former President Barack Obama’s last day in office. The State Department approved the sale to Kenya of 14 weaponized crop-duster-like planes — including two trainer planes and services, for missions against terrorist […]

Poll finds surge in optimism on the economy despite post-election media storm

Poll finds surge in optimism on the economy despite post-election media storm

by WorldTribune Staff, February 20, 2017 A majority of Americans say the economy is gaining strength and believe the trend will continue under President Donald Trump, according to a new poll. The survey found that 61 percent view the economy as strong, while 39 percent say it is weak, according to a Harvard-Harris poll provided […]

‘Day Without Immigrants’ planned: ‘Without us this country is paralyzed’

‘Day Without Immigrants’ planned: ‘Without us this country is paralyzed’

by WorldTribune Staff, February 16, 2017 Immigrants in California planned to hold a “Day Without Immigrants Boycott” on Feb. 16 to show just how vital they believe they are to the United States and its economy. A flyer for the event proclaims: “Without us and our contribution this country is paralyzed … We might lose […]

Silicon Valley and the extreme reaction to Trump’s immigration order: Brilliance, greed, naivete

Silicon Valley and the extreme reaction to Trump’s immigration order: Brilliance, greed, naivete

by William R. Hawkins, FamilySecurityMatters.org The massive opposition to President Donald Trump’s executive order pausing for a few months immigration from seven war-torn countries, failed states and adversarial regimes seems totally irrational. Normal partisanship cannot account for the extreme rhetoric and violent actions that erupted within hours of the order being issued. What, after all, […]

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