5 questions about Trump’s finances that could be answered by seeing his records

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New York prosecutors may soon have access to President Trump’s financial records under a Supreme Court ruling. Here’s what they might show. In a pair of decisions released Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state prosecutors in New York can demand access to President Trump’s financial records but sent the question of whether House committees can do so back to lower courts for further consideration. Read Full Story

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Microsoft reportedly in talks to buy TikTok in U.S.

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Move comes as President Trump plans to demand Chinese parent Co. ByteDance divest the social video app’s American operations. President Trump said on Friday that he was considering taking steps that would effectively ban TikTok from the United States, and Bloomberg reported that the president was planning to order the app’s parent company, ByteDance, to sell its U.S. operations. Read Full Story

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The IRS tax deadline just got pushed to July if you fit in this bracket (and you probably do)

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For now only some states, such as California and Maryland, announced changes to aid taxpayers. Millions of Americans no longer have to worry about getting their 2019 federal income taxes together by April 15, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced today. While the Trump administration has offered little direct support for workers hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the Feds are pushing Tax Day back by 90 days for qualifying Americans. Read Full Story

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41 states have reduced their carbon emissions while growing their economies

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It’s possible for the U.S. to decouple emissions growth from economic growth. The U.S. needs a massive economic boost to recover from the coronavirus crisis, but how that boost happens will be crucial not just to the economy, but to the climate. A green COVID-19 recovery will create jobs and make the country even more resilient against a volatile future. This might sound like an impossible demand to put on the much-needed recovery, but in recent years most states have already shown that this is economically possible. Since 2005, 41 states and Washington, D.C., have increased their GDPs while reducing their carbon emissions, debunking the myth that economic growth can only happen at the expense of our environment. Read Full Story

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Tim Cook’s careful but profitable dance with the Trump White House

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The CEO’s appearance alongside Ivanka Trump this week is a reminder of Apple’s uncomfortably close relationship with an unpopular POTUS. On Tuesday, the Trump White House announced a new solution to the unemployment crisis that sounds as vague and empty as its spokesperson, Ivanka Trump. The “Find Something New” campaign, which consists mainly of an ad and some website links, is meant to inform workers of nontraditional skills training routes to better jobs. The initiative was thrashed on social media as naive and tone-deaf, in light of the 18 million Americans currently out of work in the U.S. And who was sitting right next to Ivanka (on Zoom, anyway) at the announcement of the new initiative? Apple CEO Tim Cook, in yet another cringe-worthy example of Apple’s awkward dance with the Trumps. Read Full Story

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After Trump’s confusing Europe travel ban, stock markets are in for another wild ride

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Stock markets around the world have fallen as much as 8% on Thursday, and the worst could be yet to come. Last night President Trump shocked the public when he announced a 30-day travel ban to and from America from most European countries due to the coronavirus spreading across the world. Despite initially stating the ban was also on goods to and from Europe, Trump later clarified it was only on people. These are the major terms of the ban: Read Full Story

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The ‘first wave’ of coronavirus isn’t over—and it’s getting worse

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Cases are skyrocketing in multiple states—and epidemiologists worry that Americans are misunderstanding the threat. Last week, in the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal , Vice President Mike Pence made a highly misleading claim: There is no “second wave” of coronavirus in the United States, he wrote, and the Trump administration is winning the war against “the invisible enemy.” Read Full Story

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