Despite the Amazon effect, here’s how mom and pop stores are thriving on Main Street

Big-box retailers may be struggling, but local mom and pops are staying afloat, especially in ethnic neighborhoods. [ Read Entire Post: Despite the Amazon effect, here's how mom and pop stores are thriving on Main Street... ]

US consumer prices rise less than expected in July

U.S. consumer prices rose less than expected in July, pointing to benign inflation that could make the Fed cautious about raising interest rates again this year. [ Read Entire Post: US consumer prices rise less than expected in July... ]

Senate confirms dozens, yet Trump’s appointees lag as personnel choice withdraws

On Monday, George Nesterczuk withdrew as President Trump’s nominee to direct the Office of Personnel Management [ Read Entire Post: Senate confirms dozens, yet Trump's appointees lag as personnel choice withdraws... ]

Report details park worker’s advances

The National Park Service recently gave a new job and performance bonus to a park superintendent in Florida whom investigators found made unwanted advances to a woman he supervised. [ Read Entire Post: Report details park worker’s advances... ]

They’re Building a Trump-Centric Movement. But Don’t Call It Trumpism.

A group of renegade thinkers is attempting what many fellow conservatives have said is impossible: making the intellectual case for the ultimate anti-intellectual. [ Read Entire Post: They’re Building a Trump-Centric Movement. But Don’t Call It Trumpism.... ]

Is Trump’s Turmoil Slowing Economic Growth?

Political instability, including high staff turnover, can hurt a nation’s productivity. [ Read Entire Post: Is Trump’s Turmoil Slowing Economic Growth?... ]

Economy adds 209,000 more jobs in July, unemployment rate at 16-year low

Nonfarm payrolls were expected to have increased by 183,000 last month after surging 222,000 in June, according to a Reuters survey of economists. [ Read Entire Post: Economy adds 209,000 more jobs in July, unemployment rate at 16-year low... ]

US trade deficit narrows as exports hit 2-1/2-year high

The U.S. trade deficit fell sharply in June as exports increased to their highest level in 2-1/2 years, a positive development for the economy. [ Read Entire Post: US trade deficit narrows as exports hit 2-1/2-year high... ]

Wary and weary, progressives celebrate victory over ACA repeal

But even in their elation, activists were girding for another potential fight. [ Read Entire Post: Wary and weary, progressives celebrate victory over ACA repeal... ]

Republicans’ failure to ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare may cost them at the ballot box

Conservatives are angry — and Democrats are cutting the attack ads. [ Read Entire Post: Republicans’ failure to ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare may cost them at the ballot box... ]