According to the Chinese government, their social credit system is a technology-enabled, surveillance-based nationwide program designed to nudge citizens toward government-approved behavior. The goal is to “allow the trustworthy to roam everywhere under heaven while making it hard for the discredited to take a single step.”
Shares mostly fell Monday after the latest escalation in the U.S.-China trade tensions renewed uncertainties about global economies, as well as questions over what President Donald Trump might say next.
Stephen Innes, managing partner at Valour Markets in Singapore, compared the difficulty of assessing the volatile market situation to reading tea leaves.
An affluent part of Washington, D.C. and its political patrons, are pulling out all the stops to prevent construction of a child-migrant shelter in its fancy environs.
The nearly uniform outcry from Washington-area politicians incensed at federal plans to build new shelters for migrant children in Northern Virginia and the District, has some of us confused.
In a pair of jaw-dropping interviews on Thursday following his resignation from Overstock.com, the company he founded twenty years ago, Patrick Byrne revealed his collaboration with the FBI as an informant, including involvement in surveillance of the 2016 presidential campaigns including multiple Republicans … and of the Hillary Clinton campaign, too.
In both interviews Byrne fingered Peter Strzok as the person responsible for sending the men from the FBI who visited him, but in the second, he stated that higher-ups, entities he would only identify as “X, Y, and Z” – people whose names you would know, directed the program.
CNN has hired fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe as a contributor, the network announced Friday morning.
McCabe was fired by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions on March 16th, 2018, less than two days before the veteran FBI official was slated to retire. According to the Department of Justice, “McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions.”
David Koch, the conservative billionaire, activist and philanthropist, who gave more than $1 billion to charitable causes but was best known for using his money to reshape U.S. politics has died at the age of 79.
The discovery of a will with its newly created 1953 Trust, named after the year of his birth, instantly raised concerns Jeffrey Epstein set-up the Trust to hide his assets. Estate experts say prying open the trust and dividing up the financier’s riches is not going to be easy and could take years.
More than a decade after home loans triggered the worst financial crisis in a generation, the strict lending requirements put in place during its aftermath are beginning to erode. Home buyers with low credit scores or high debt levels as well as those lacking traditional employment are finding it easier to get credit.
Thousands of people who planned to camp during three days of Phish concerts at a stadium outside Denver will no longer be able to because of concerns that fleas in and around nearby prairie dog burrows could spread pneumonic plague.
On Saturday, promoting her proposal for a new “wealth tax,” Democrat presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren told her audience that, if any of them have built a fortune, they didn’t do it on their own, because “all of us helped” them: