Trump’s prime-time sales pitch for a border wall didn’t change anything in the shutdown fight

Addressing Americans from the Oval Office, Trump at times offered a somewhat softer justification for his border wall demands in a bid to spur Democratic defections. During the budget impasse that produced it, Trump proclaimed his willingness to accept responsibility for the shutdown. A new Reuters-Ipsos poll shows he has gotten his wish, as a 51 percent majority assign him “most of the blame.” That figure is 4 percentage points higher from a previous Reuters-Ipsos poll that was taken just as th


Addressing Americans from the Oval Office, Trump at times offered a somewhat softer justification for his border wall demands in a bid to spur Democratic defections. During the budget impasse that produced it, Trump proclaimed his willingness to accept responsibility for the shutdown. A new Reuters-Ipsos poll shows he has gotten his wish, as a 51 percent majority assign him “most of the blame.” That figure is 4 percentage points higher from a previous Reuters-Ipsos poll that was taken just as th
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Trump's prime-time sales pitch for a border wall didn't change anything in the shutdown fight

President Donald Trump’s lunchtime prediction to broadcasters on Tuesday was right. His televised speech didn’t change a “damn thing” about the government shutdown. He’s still losing the fight.

Addressing Americans from the Oval Office, Trump at times offered a somewhat softer justification for his border wall demands in a bid to spur Democratic defections. He decried the “cycle of human suffering” produced by illegal border crossings, hurting African-Americans, Latinos, women and children.

But the president announced no new policies and made no new substantive arguments. Neither did Democratic congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer when they followed his remarks with their own.

As a result, the shutdown approaches its fourth week. Costs are rising for businesses and individuals reliant on government services, for federal workers poised to miss paychecks on Friday, and for the broader economy.

During the budget impasse that produced it, Trump proclaimed his willingness to accept responsibility for the shutdown. A new Reuters-Ipsos poll shows he has gotten his wish, as a 51 percent majority assign him “most of the blame.” That figure is 4 percentage points higher from a previous Reuters-Ipsos poll that was taken just as the shutdown started before Christmas.

It’s not just the governmental mess that most Americans oppose. Polls have consistently shown that a majority opposes the demand, arising from Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, that provoked it: construction of a “great wall” across America’s border with Mexico.

Thus Republicans, who had other priorities, didn’t approve it when they controlled Congress in 2017-18. There’s scant evidence a border wall would reduce the myriad dangers Trump associates with illegal immigration, from violent crime to terrorism to drug addiction to stagnant wages.


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Trump is winning the game of economic chicken right now with China, but that could soon change

The trade war may be hurting China more than the U.S., but by spring, China could be looking up as the U.S. slows, particularly if the friction continues, economists said. According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch economists, the China slowdown could start to reverse in the next couple of months, due to large amounts of domestic stimulus. “So far the trade war has had a much bigger impact on Chinese growth than US growth. However, that could change by next spring,” the BofAML economists said in


The trade war may be hurting China more than the U.S., but by spring, China could be looking up as the U.S. slows, particularly if the friction continues, economists said. According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch economists, the China slowdown could start to reverse in the next couple of months, due to large amounts of domestic stimulus. “So far the trade war has had a much bigger impact on Chinese growth than US growth. However, that could change by next spring,” the BofAML economists said in
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Trump is winning the game of economic chicken right now with China, but that could soon change

The trade war may be hurting China more than the U.S., but by spring, China could be looking up as the U.S. slows, particularly if the friction continues, economists said.

According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch economists, the China slowdown could start to reverse in the next couple of months, due to large amounts of domestic stimulus. For the U.S., economists have been forecasting a slower second half of the year, with growth under 2 percent in some forecasts, as stimulus from tax cuts and spending wears off.

Trade negotiators are meeting in Beijing this week, and positive comments around those talks have been helping steady markets.

“So far the trade war has had a much bigger impact on Chinese growth than US growth. However, that could change by next spring,” the BofAML economists said in a note. “… the US has tried to minimize the blowback from its tariffs by avoiding consumer products and either avoiding or giving exemptions for products without easy substitutes. Looking ahead, the next moves would be much more painful.”


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Just 15% of the oil and gas workforce is female—these women want to change that

Yes, oil prices go up and down — lately mostly down — but the “Help Wanted” sign is out. Mehnert is CEO of Pink Petro, a for-profit company funded by Shell and others in the energy industry to focus on recruiting women. The Petroleum Equipment and Services Association reports only 15 percent of the current oil and gas workforce is female, a number that drops in half when it comes to higher-paying technical jobs. Mehnert created Pink Petro four years ago, after flying back to Houston. That paid f


Yes, oil prices go up and down — lately mostly down — but the “Help Wanted” sign is out. Mehnert is CEO of Pink Petro, a for-profit company funded by Shell and others in the energy industry to focus on recruiting women. The Petroleum Equipment and Services Association reports only 15 percent of the current oil and gas workforce is female, a number that drops in half when it comes to higher-paying technical jobs. Mehnert created Pink Petro four years ago, after flying back to Houston. That paid f
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Just 15% of the oil and gas workforce is female—these women want to change that

Yes, oil prices go up and down — lately mostly down — but the “Help Wanted” sign is out. There’s a generation of workers nearing retirement, and the pipeline of talent needs filling.

“If we look at the pipeline, it’s pretty dry,” says Katie Mehnert, dressed in a pink safety suit in the middle of a massive Shell refinery and chemical plant in Deer Park, Texas, outside Houston.

Mehnert is CEO of Pink Petro, a for-profit company funded by Shell and others in the energy industry to focus on recruiting women. The Petroleum Equipment and Services Association reports only 15 percent of the current oil and gas workforce is female, a number that drops in half when it comes to higher-paying technical jobs.

Mehnert created Pink Petro four years ago, after flying back to Houston. “I was sitting next to a gentleman,” she says, “and he said to me, ‘What’s a pretty young lady like you doing in a dark, dangerous business like oil and gas?'”

She decided more women needed to be in this “dark” and “dangerous” — and well-paying, rewarding, challenging — industry critical to a functioning world.

Women like Christina Smith, a mother of three. Smith used to manage a Subway store, then she worked in a commercial dive shop before being laid off. She went back to school, where she heard about a scholarship program from Marathon and Shell. That paid for her education, and now she’s a shift supervisor at the Shell plant in Deer Park. “My dad’s exact words were, ‘Kid, you hit the jackpot!” She laughs. “I’m 40 now, but I don’t remember growing up somebody saying, ‘Why don’t you work at the plant?’ or, ‘You can be an engineer.'”

Mehnert is seeing some more progress at the executive and boardroom level. Vicki Hollub became the first woman to lead a U.S. oil company in 2016 when she took over as President and CEO of Occidental Petroleum.

Lori Fremin is a 26-year veteran of Shell who is currently General Manager for surface engineering for Deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Standing under five feet tall, she is often mistaken for someone who, well, isn’t an engineer and a GM.


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China makes history as the first to land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon

The crater is a relatively flat spot on the moon’s far side. “China’s Chang’e-4 probe softlands on Moon’s far side,” the state news agency tweeted on Thursday. The far side of the moon has been seen and mapped before, even by astronauts of the Apollo missions. But the successful landing of Chang’e 4 represents the first time any spacecraft has touched down on the moon’s far side. This mission comes about two years after China’s successful Chang’e 3 mission, the first soft landing on the moon sin


The crater is a relatively flat spot on the moon’s far side. “China’s Chang’e-4 probe softlands on Moon’s far side,” the state news agency tweeted on Thursday. The far side of the moon has been seen and mapped before, even by astronauts of the Apollo missions. But the successful landing of Chang’e 4 represents the first time any spacecraft has touched down on the moon’s far side. This mission comes about two years after China’s successful Chang’e 3 mission, the first soft landing on the moon sin
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China makes history as the first to land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon

China successfully landed the Chang’e 4 spacecraft on the far side of the moon on Thursday morning, Beijing time, according to state news agency Xinhua, becoming the first in history to touch the lunar surface unseen by those on Earth.

The Chang’e 4 mission launched in early December. It took the spacecraft three days to travel to the moon, where it spent the last few weeks in orbit preparing for touch down on the Von Karman crater. The crater is a relatively flat spot on the moon’s far side.

“China’s Chang’e-4 probe softlands on Moon’s far side,” the state news agency tweeted on Thursday.

Citing the China National Space Administration, Xinhua said the space probe, made up of a lander and a rover, “landed at the preselected landing area on the far side of the moon at 10:26 a.m. Beijing Time.”

Landing on the far side is a technical challenge, as there is no direct way to communicate with the spacecraft as it nears its target. China put a relay satellite in orbit around the moon in May to overcome that communication challenge.

The far side of the moon has been seen and mapped before, even by astronauts of the Apollo missions. But the successful landing of Chang’e 4 represents the first time any spacecraft has touched down on the moon’s far side.

Chang’e 4 represents one of the flagship parts of China’s heavy investment and growing capabilities in space through the China National Space Administration. This mission comes about two years after China’s successful Chang’e 3 mission, the first soft landing on the moon since 1976. Similar in design to that Chang’e 3 craft and its “Jade Rabbit” rover, the Chang’e 4 lander and rover carries a bigger payload and more capabilities. The space agency will use the craft to study geological conditions on the far side of the moon.

The Chang’e name comes from the Chinese goddess of the moon. In the ancient tale, Chang’e flew to the heavens after taking an elixir, and landed on the moon as her final resting place.

— Clarification: This article has been updated to clarify the folk tale of Chang’e.


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Barack Obama’s inspiring New Year’s challenge: ‘Make a commitment’

That was former president Barack Obama’s New Year’s call to action on Twitter Saturday. Obama asked his followers to “make a commitment. To motivate his followers, Obama shared a list of leaders who inspired him in 2018. Each of these leaders decided to help “build the better future” they wanted to see in the world, tweeted Obama. “What matters isn’t the size of the step you take,” Obama tweeted Saturday.


That was former president Barack Obama’s New Year’s call to action on Twitter Saturday. Obama asked his followers to “make a commitment. To motivate his followers, Obama shared a list of leaders who inspired him in 2018. Each of these leaders decided to help “build the better future” they wanted to see in the world, tweeted Obama. “What matters isn’t the size of the step you take,” Obama tweeted Saturday.
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Barack Obama's inspiring New Year's challenge: 'Make a commitment'

Want to see change in 2019? Then roll up your sleeves and get started.

That was former president Barack Obama’s New Year’s call to action on Twitter Saturday. Obama asked his followers to “make a commitment. Find something you want to change in your community and take the first step toward changing it.”

To motivate his followers, Obama shared a list of leaders who inspired him in 2018. Each of these leaders decided to help “build the better future” they wanted to see in the world, tweeted Obama.

This list included a range of change makers, such as Jonny Boucher, who lost 16 people to suicide and started a special Chicago coffee bar to help normalize conversations about mental health.

Baristas at his Sip of Hope cafe are trained to talk to people facing mental health challenges, and 100 percent of the shop’s proceeds assist with suicide prevention and mental health education.

“Every revolution started with one person just being fed up and speaking up,” explained Boucher in a video for the Obama Foundation.

Other leaders Obama featured included: Sandor Lederer and Moussa Kondo, non-profit leaders looking to attack corruption in countries such as Mali and Hungary; and Hong Hoang, an environmentalist who has led initiatives in Southeast Asia to push for energy conservation.

Obama’s tweets echoed the optimistic but practical message he shared last year in an interview for BBC Radio 4 with the U.K. royal family’s Prince Harry.

Obama said at the time: “I can tell people what I genuinely believe, which is that if we take responsibility for being involved in our own fate, if we participate, if we engage, if we speak out, if we work in our communities, if we volunteer, if we see the joy that comes from services to others, then all the problems that we face are solvable.”

Despite a harsh and troubled world, Obama explained to Prince Harry: “When you think of how much has changed and how much has gotten better, well then that has to make you optimistic, as long as you don’t start thinking that any of us can sit back passively and assume it continues.”

That said, grassroots action is key, as the former president reminded his followers Saturday. Small changes, made by individuals, can lead to massive transformation.

“What matters isn’t the size of the step you take,” Obama tweeted Saturday. “What matters is that you take it.”

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The tech that could change the way we travel

For Susan Shaheen, who co-directs the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley, the way we travel could look very different over the next few years. “In the next few decades things are going to change a lot, and that’s going to be due to technological advances — things like automated cars, electrification and further advancements in wireless and electronic connectivity,” she told CNBC. This would mean people getting from point A to point B in a much


For Susan Shaheen, who co-directs the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley, the way we travel could look very different over the next few years. “In the next few decades things are going to change a lot, and that’s going to be due to technological advances — things like automated cars, electrification and further advancements in wireless and electronic connectivity,” she told CNBC. This would mean people getting from point A to point B in a much
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The tech that could change the way we travel

For Susan Shaheen, who co-directs the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley, the way we travel could look very different over the next few years.

“In the next few decades things are going to change a lot, and that’s going to be due to technological advances — things like automated cars, electrification and further advancements in wireless and electronic connectivity,” she told CNBC.

This would mean people getting from point A to point B in a much more seamless way, Shaheen added. Travel options will increase, too, including “active” forms of transportation like electric bikes and scooters, with automation also playing a role.


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Lawmakers look to change SEC’s 72-year-old securities definition to exclude cryptocurrencies

A recurring complaint from cryptocurrency participants is the idea of applying a 72-year-old securities law to digital currencies. The Supreme Court determined that any transactions that qualify as “investment contracts” are considered securities. Initial coin offerings, or ICOs, he said are securities because of the expectation of a return by a third party. The bill looks to amend the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which established the current structure for wha


A recurring complaint from cryptocurrency participants is the idea of applying a 72-year-old securities law to digital currencies. The Supreme Court determined that any transactions that qualify as “investment contracts” are considered securities. Initial coin offerings, or ICOs, he said are securities because of the expectation of a return by a third party. The bill looks to amend the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which established the current structure for wha
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Lawmakers look to change SEC's 72-year-old securities definition to exclude cryptocurrencies

A recurring complaint from cryptocurrency participants is the idea of applying a 72-year-old securities law to digital currencies. The Securities and Exchange Commission uses what’s known as the “Howey Test,” which comes from a 1946 U.S. Supreme Court decision involving a Floridian citrus farmer to determine whether or not a cryptocurrency is a security.

The Supreme Court determined that any transactions that qualify as “investment contracts” are considered securities. According to the SEC, an investment contract exists if “a person invests his money in a common enterprise and is led to expect profits solely from the efforts of the promoter or a third party.”

But experts say those standards should be more nuanced for digital assets.

Many of these cryptocurrencies are also blockchain software platforms, meaning you can build on top of them. They are also capable of being traded without an intermediary, making them far different from your average stock on the Nasdaq.

“These decentralized networks don’t fit neatly within the existing regulatory structure,” said Kristin Smith, head of the Blockchain Association, the first group in Washington to lobby for the technology behind bitcoin. “This is a step forward in finding the right way to regulate them.”

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton has made it clear he does not intend to update those standards to cater to crypto. The chairman said at a Senate hearing earlier this year that every initial coin offering he has “seen is a security.” The only two they agency has explicitly said are not securities are bitcoin and ether, which are regulated as commodities by the Commodities Futures Trade Commission.

William Hinman, head of the Division of Corporation Finance at the SEC, said in June that bitcoin and ether are not securities because they are decentralized — meaning there is no central party whose efforts are a key determining factor in the enterprise. Initial coin offerings, or ICOs, he said are securities because of the expectation of a return by a third party.

While the SEC has clarified existing laws and made exemptions, it would take moves by Congress to actually change any statutes the agency is required to follow.

The bill looks to amend the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, which established the current structure for what a security is, by adding a new definition for “digital tokens.”

Smith, who was an aide to former Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, R-Maine, and lobbied blockchain issues for Overstock.com, said this bill does not mean that these digital tokens will go unregulated. If the bill passes, they will instead likely fall under the purview of the Federal Trade Commission or the CFTC.

Thursday’s bill also directs the IRS to adjust taxation of virtual currencies, create a tax exemption for exchanges of one virtual currency for another and to create a de minimis exemption from taxation for gains realized from the sale or exchange of virtual currency.


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Cooking robots and self-driving taxis: 10 ways tech is trying to change the world

The way our favorite dishes are prepared could be on the cusp of a dramatic change. “Autonomous robotic kitchen assistant” Flippy has been designed to work in commercial kitchens alongside human staff. Using an automatic spatula, it can recognize and monitor items on a grill and turn out hundreds of burger patties per hour. In July 2018, Flippy was piloted as a “frying assistant” for the Chick ‘n Tots stand at the Los Angeles Dodger’s Dodger Stadium. In September, Miso Robotics, the team behind


The way our favorite dishes are prepared could be on the cusp of a dramatic change. “Autonomous robotic kitchen assistant” Flippy has been designed to work in commercial kitchens alongside human staff. Using an automatic spatula, it can recognize and monitor items on a grill and turn out hundreds of burger patties per hour. In July 2018, Flippy was piloted as a “frying assistant” for the Chick ‘n Tots stand at the Los Angeles Dodger’s Dodger Stadium. In September, Miso Robotics, the team behind
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Cooking robots and self-driving taxis: 10 ways tech is trying to change the world

The way our favorite dishes are prepared could be on the cusp of a dramatic change.

Take the hamburger. “Autonomous robotic kitchen assistant” Flippy has been designed to work in commercial kitchens alongside human staff.

Using an automatic spatula, it can recognize and monitor items on a grill and turn out hundreds of burger patties per hour.

In July 2018, Flippy was piloted as a “frying assistant” for the Chick ‘n Tots stand at the Los Angeles Dodger’s Dodger Stadium.

In September, Miso Robotics, the team behind Flippy, announced that the robot would continue to fry food at Dodger Stadium “through the end of the 2018” season.


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Twitter for iPhone will now let you see the newest tweets first , here’s how

Twitter rolled out an update to its iPhone app on Tuesday that lets you see tweets in reverse chronological order, with the newest tweets at the top of your feed. It’s a change from how Twitter had been showing its timeline, where popular “top” tweets were displayed ahead of the most recent tweets. I didn’t like Twitter’s method of promoting older, but popular, tweets first, because it made it hard to read what’s happening in the present. Often, for example, I’d open Twitter and see popular news


Twitter rolled out an update to its iPhone app on Tuesday that lets you see tweets in reverse chronological order, with the newest tweets at the top of your feed. It’s a change from how Twitter had been showing its timeline, where popular “top” tweets were displayed ahead of the most recent tweets. I didn’t like Twitter’s method of promoting older, but popular, tweets first, because it made it hard to read what’s happening in the present. Often, for example, I’d open Twitter and see popular news
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Twitter for iPhone will now let you see the newest tweets first , here's how

Twitter rolled out an update to its iPhone app on Tuesday that lets you see tweets in reverse chronological order, with the newest tweets at the top of your feed. It’s a change from how Twitter had been showing its timeline, where popular “top” tweets were displayed ahead of the most recent tweets.

I didn’t like Twitter’s method of promoting older, but popular, tweets first, because it made it hard to read what’s happening in the present. Often, for example, I’d open Twitter and see popular news stories that were several hours old toward the top of my feed. I prefer to see what’s happening right now.

The change is also coming to Android soon, and has been available on Twitter’s website for months.

You can quickly swap between reverse-chronological and top-tweets first mode. All you need to do is:

Update your iPhone app. The update is rolling out Tuesday, so you may not see it immediately.

Open Twitter on your phone.

Tap the new “sparkle” icon on the top right of the app.

If you want to change the settings on Twitter.com:

Log into your account.

Click your profile picture on the top- ight.

Tap the Account option on the left menu.

Under “Content” make sure the box for “Show the best tweets first” is unchecked.

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Bank of England could include climate change impact in UK stress tests next year

The Bank of England (BOE) is making plans to include the impact of climate change in U.K. bank stress tests, the Financial Times reported Monday. The stress tests largely look at a bank’s capital buffers in times of severe financial stress but also include a separate “exploratory scenario” every two years. In 2017, the first exploratory scenario looked at the competition from financial technology but could concentrate on climate change in 2019, the FT said. And so the question is whether (climat


The Bank of England (BOE) is making plans to include the impact of climate change in U.K. bank stress tests, the Financial Times reported Monday. The stress tests largely look at a bank’s capital buffers in times of severe financial stress but also include a separate “exploratory scenario” every two years. In 2017, the first exploratory scenario looked at the competition from financial technology but could concentrate on climate change in 2019, the FT said. And so the question is whether (climat
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Bank of England could include climate change impact in UK stress tests next year

The Bank of England (BOE) is making plans to include the impact of climate change in U.K. bank stress tests, the Financial Times reported Monday.

The stress tests largely look at a bank’s capital buffers in times of severe financial stress but also include a separate “exploratory scenario” every two years.

In 2017, the first exploratory scenario looked at the competition from financial technology but could concentrate on climate change in 2019, the FT said.

“From the first one we learnt a lot about how the banks managed or didn’t manage these types of issues,” BOE Governor Mark Carney told the FT in an interview.

“And it was quite instructive. And so the question is whether (climate change) is the next one, or the one after.”

Read the full story from the Financial Times here.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2018-12-17  Authors: anmar frangoul, alexandros maragos, moment, getty images
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