There are no winners in Trump’s economy, only non-losers and big losers who are getting clearer by the day

It seems clear now that Trump’s populist base has lost the war for control of his economic agenda. But that doesn’t mean its supposed rival, the globalists, have won either. The biggest non-loser in Trump’s economic is big business. I say non-loser here because that’s the best anyone can get during an administration where nothing gets done and structural problems go unsolved. Looking back, it seems almost quaint that this was ever even a question. But by now, almost halfway through Donald Trump’s first term in office, it’s clear who lost the war for control of his economic agenda. It’s his base. They lost. Maybe they don’t know it yet,… Read More

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South Korea blames Bolton for Kim-Trump summit shenanigans

By Anna Fifield | Washington Post SEOUL – President Donald Trump is blaming Kim Jong Un for changing the scope of their summit talks planned for next month and will doubtless air his frustrations when he meets with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Washington Tuesday. But in South Korea, many say the blame for the sudden problems in the diplomatic process lie squarely at the feet of someone else: John Bolton. Start your day with the news you need from the Bay Area and beyond. Sign up for our new Morning Report weekday newsletter. “There are several land mines on the way to the summit between North Korea and… Read More

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Lyft is looking to launch an electric scooter service in San Francisco

According to The Information, Lyft is seeking a permit to launch an e-scooter rental service in San Francisco. If Lyft succeeds, it would be one of five companies allowed to operate in San Francisco under new regulations. Lyft is looking to get into the electric scooter business. According to a report from The Information, ride-hailing company Lyft is planning to apply for one of five dockless electric scooter permits from the city of San Francisco. A Lyft spokesperson declined to comment. The city of San Francisco voted to regulate scooters last month after residents voiced concerns about the dockless scooters running amok. The SFMTA’s new permitting system would create a… Read More

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Split SCOTUS Rules In Favor Of Businesses Over Workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated 25 million non-unionized employees. With the court’s five conservative members in the majority, the justices held that individual employees can be forced to use arbitration, not the courts, to air complaints about wages and overtime. Four dissenting liberal justices said the decision will hit low-wage, vulnerable workers especially hard. While the complaints in Monday’s decision involved pay issues, the outcome also might extend to workplace discrimination and other disputes if employee contracts specify that they must be… Read More

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Massachusetts panel approves “red flag” gun safety bill, House vote next

BOSTON — Legislation that would allow firearms to be taken from people who show unstable or potentially dangerous behavior is moving forward at the Massachusetts Statehouse. The House Ways and Means Committee approved the so-called red flag bill on Monday by a 24-2 vote. The measure is scheduled for debate by the full House on Wednesday. Under the proposal, family members could petition a court for an extreme risk protection order if they believe a legal gun owner poses a risk to themselves or others. If the order is granted, the individual could not possess or buy firearms for one year. Related Articles Obama’s education secretary: Let’s boycott school until… Read More

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