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Former Governors Examine Local Legislators’ Impact on Real Estate Industry

Terry McAuliffe and Haley Barbour share insights on housing policy in State Capitols across the U.S. Washington, D.C. – May 14, 2019 ( Today, at the National Association of Realtors®’ 2019 Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo, former Governors Terry McAuliffe and Haley Barbour examined how policies implemented by state and local governments can impact regional real estate markets. McAuliffe and Barbour also offered predictions for the 2020 Presidential Election and discussed how Real...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Mississippi, Washington, Virginia, Politico, America, Dnc, Radio, Presidential Election, Trump, Midwest, Democratic Party, NAR, McAuliffe, Terry McAuliffe

Walmart’s Vudu Lines Up Originals With Queen Latifah, Evangeline Lilly, Randy Jackson for Free-Streaming Lineup

Vudu wants to entertain Middle America with a lineup of free, ad-supported original streaming content — and the company also envisions the slate as a great way to get consumers to buy stuff from its parent, Walmart. This week, Vudu pulled back the curtain on its upcoming lineup of free-to-watch originals, which execs say is […]
Tags: News, Walmart, Queen Latifah, VUDU, Middle America, Blue's Clues, 2019 NewFronts, Vudu Lines, Latifah Evangeline Lilly Randy Jackson

How Middle America Is to Be Dispossessed ~ VIDEO

Opinion USA – -( In all but one of the last seven presidential elections, Republicans lost the popular vote. George W. Bush and Donald Trump won only by capturing narrow majorities in the Electoral College. Hence the grand strategy of the left: to enlarge and alter the U.S. electorate so as to put victory as far out of reach for national Republicans as it is today for California Republicans, and to convert the GOP into America's permanent minority party. In the Golden State, Dem...
Tags: Florida, Guns, California, Washington, Oregon, Senate, Virginia, Sacramento, NFL, America, Gop, United States, Ben Franklin, House, Philadelphia, Nancy Pelosi

Amify raises $5.8 mln

Amify said March 22 that it raised $5.8 million in Series A funding led by Mercury Fund. Other investors included Dundee Venture Capital, CincyTech, SaaS Venture Capital and Capital One Co-Founder Nigel Morris. Amify, of Alexandria, Virginia, provides solutions that aims to help brands maximize their potential on the Amazon marketplace. PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON & CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Amify, a turnkey solution for brands seeking to maximize their selling potential on Amazon, has announced $...
Tags: Amazon, Washington, Trends, Cincinnati, Upp, Houston Texas, Ethan, Alexandria Virginia, Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, Nigel Morris, Amazon Marketplace, Middle America, Mercury Fund, VC Deals, Blair Garrou, United States Amazon

Coming Home Again: Estrada Returns to Lead WeWork Labs in Houston

Houston—Co-working company WeWork is opening its latest “Labs” space in Houston.New York-based WeWork, which has 49 Labs programs across the United States and globe, opened its first Texas location, in Dallas, last fall. WeWork’s Labs is the business’s version of an early stage startup program, offering workshops, mentorship, connections to local accelerator and incubator programs, and more in exchange for rent.Leading the endeavor is Carlos Estrada, a native Houstonian who returns to the city ...
Tags: Startups, New York, Texas, Trends, Tech, People, Austin, United States, Innovation, Dallas, Nebraska, Lincoln, WeWork, Houston, Alice, Agtech

Apple is pitching its new subscription service as a savior to journalism, but publishers say its logic is flawed

Apple is set to launch a new all-you-can-read news subscription service along with other services at a big event next week. Critics of the plan say while Apple is pitching itself as a savior to the publishing industry with the new service, its logic is flawed. They say Apple is pointing to Apple Music as evidence of its subscription know-how. Big news publishers are said to be sitting it out because Apple’s financial and data-sharing terms are seen as unfavorable to them. Conversely, a publish...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Spotify, Washington Post, US, Trends, New York Times, Times, Meredith, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Apple Music, Apple News, Hearst, El Chapo

Lyft could launch its IPO as soon as next week, according to multiple reports

A flurry of news reports Wednesday said Lyft is almost ready to begin the IPO process.  The ride-hailing firm could make its confidential filing public as early as next week, with a road-show beginning in March.  Beating Uber to public markets could be huge for the smaller rival, experts have told Business Insider.  Lyft may beat Uber to public markets, according to multiple news reports published this week. Both Bloomberg and the reported the company was planning to make its confidential...
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Google says it’ll invest $13B in US data centers and offices this year

Google today announced that it will invest $13 billion in data centers and offices across the U.S. in 2019. That’s up from $9 billion in investments last year. Many of these investments will go to states like Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia, where Google plans new or expanded data centers. Though like most years, it’ll also continue to expand many of its existing offices in Seattle, Chicago and New York, as well as in its home state of California. Given Go...
Tags: Google, New York, Texas, Enterprise, Investments, Virginia, US, Tech, Data Centers, Sundar Pichai, Bay Area, Middle America, Seattle Chicago, Virginia Google, Nebraska Nevada Ohio Texas Oklahoma South Carolina, California Given Google

Google says it’ll invest $13B in U.S. data centers and offices this year

Google today announced that it will invest $13 billion in data centers and offices across the U.S. in 2019. That’s up from $9 billion in investments last year. Many of these investments will go to states like Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia, where Google plans new or expanded data centers. Though like most years, it’ll also continue to expand many of its existing offices in Seattle, Chicago and New York, as well as in its home state of California. Given Go...
Tags: Google, New York, Texas, Enterprise, Investments, Virginia, Tech, Data Centers, Sundar Pichai, Bay Area, Middle America, Seattle Chicago, Virginia Google, Nebraska Nevada Ohio Texas Oklahoma South Carolina, California Given Google, Nevada Nebraska Ohio

Esquire sparks debate with profile of white teen from Middle America

Esquire's cover story about a 17-year-old white teenager has caused a heated debate on social media. Editor in Chief Jay Fielden said Esquire staffers huddled to discuss what it's like to be a kid these days the idea for a series on 'growing up now' was born. Critics are angry because they feel that documenting the experiences of a 17-year-old boy is unnecessary, while others took to social media to share their outrage over the outrage.
Tags: News, Esquire, Jay Fielden, Middle America

Realtors® Release New Vision for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Reform

Washington, D.C. – February 7, 2019 ( With over 400 people on hand for the National Association of Realtors®’ Housing Finance Reform Policy Forum, NAR today unveiled a new vision for reforming the GSEs. As featured speakers for the panel titled “NAR’s vision: A plan for secondary finance shaped in the aftermath of adversity for longevity,” co-authors Dr. Susan Wachter, Professor of Real Estate and Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, and Dr. Richard Cooperstein, head of Risk Ma...
Tags: Real Estate, Washington, America, Radio, University of Pennsylvania, Freddie Mac, Congressional, NAR, FHFA, Grand Hyatt, Fannie Mae, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, The National Association of Realtors, Real Estate and Finance, Middle America

Realtors® to Again Lead Industry Talks on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Reform

NAR’s first annual policy forum will unveil a new comprehensive vision for GSE reform. Washington. D.C. – February 1, 2019 ( On February 7, dozens of industry stakeholders and hundreds of invested attendees will gather for the National Association of Realtors®’ first-annual Policy Forum at the Grand Hyatt in Washington. As Congress and the Federal Housing Finance Agency work to develop a framework for GSE reform, NAR will bring together some of the most engaged and influential fig...
Tags: Real Estate, Congress, Washington, America, Radio, University of Pennsylvania, Freddie Mac, NAR, Grand Hyatt, Fannie Mae, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Company Inc, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Fannie, Real Estate and Finance

Costco might launch its own streaming service for 'average Americans' to compete with Netflix and Amazon (COST)

Costco has discussed building a video-streaming service geared towards "average Americans," according to a CNBC report.  Mark Greenberg, a TV industry veteran, reportedly held talks with Costco about the streaming service. Greenberg was previously working with Walmart to create a similar service, but talks reportedly fell apart last year.  Amazon has used its streaming service to build customer loyalty, but critics say that the e-commerce giant and Netflix ignore conservative and Middle Americ...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Walmart, Netflix, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Costco, Wall Street Journal, Cnbc, Kroger, Denny, Greenberg, Middle America, Mark Greenberg, Obamas And Amazon, CNBC Costco

On Syria, Trump is right to ignore failed foreign policy elites who embroiled us in Iraq

When foreign policy commentators send their own children to fight in our endless Middle East wars, then Middle America’s sons and daughters can go too.            [Author: Opinion contributor]
Tags: News, Iraq, Middle East, Middle America, Syria Trump, Opinion contributor

Waldner: What the UCLA basketball empire has taught us

Once upon a time, there was the Roman Empire. That’s ancient history. Another once-upon-a-time involves UCLA basketball. The Bruins, coached by the incomparable John Wooden, won 10 of 12 NCAA championships from 1964 to 1975. In sports, this too is ancient history. Does history indeed help us understand what is going on today? Well, scholars of the professional and amateur variety continue to study the Romans. In similar fashion, their counterparts in sports have been prompted this week to take a...
Tags: New York, Mississippi, Sports, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Illinois, Duke, Usc, Ucla, Lakers, Utah State, Oklahoma City

My Favorite New Travel Destinations of 2018

Every year, I name my favorite new travel destinations. Lots of traditions have come and gone on the site, but I’ve been doing this for six years in a row! 2018 was much more low-key than past years: most of my trips were around 3-5 days or so. That said, I managed to visit seven countries (Japan, Argentina, Netherlands, Lebanon, Cyprus, Austria, and Kenya) in addition to exploring the US. I enjoyed only doing four “big trips” this year: Japan in February (12 days), Antarctica in March (16 days...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Japan, New York, Featured, Sweden, Maryland, Greece, Mexico, Berlin, Africa, US, San Francisco, Blog, Cyprus, Ukraine

Amazon Created Excitement in Middle America With the HQ2 Contest. Then It Picked New York and Washington

Big metros on the East Coast won the day, though less obvious cities had made the short list
Tags: Amazon, New York, News, Washington, Uncategorized, East Coast, Middle America, Amazon Created Excitement

Did Trump Goad and Guide the Pipe Bomber?

Regime Change — American Style U.S.A. –-( By Thursday, the targets of the mailed pipe bombs had risen to nine: George Soros, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Maxine Waters, John Brennan, Eric Holder, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Joe Biden and Robert De Niro.That list contains four of the highest-ranking officials of Barack Obama's administration: the president himself, his vice president, his secretary of state and his attorney general.Yet, by Thursday morning, there was heartening ne...
Tags: Post, Florida, Guns, Obama, Washington Post, America, Barack Obama, Dnc, Cnn, Democrats, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Wisconsin, Robert De Niro, Dallas, Nancy Pelosi

The Official Kanye/Trump Transcript

B’Finghold The official White House transcript of the Trump/Kanye meeting today in the Oval Office. After the jump. THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release October 11, 2018 REMARKS BY PRESIDENT TRUMP IN MEETING WITH KANYE WEST AND JIM BROWN Oval Office 12:32 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Jon, you know Jim Brown? The greatest of all time. Q It’s an honor, sir. THE PRESIDENT: And what people don’t know, Kanye...
Tags: Apple, News, Minnesota, Nbc, Obama, North Korea, White House, China, Singapore, NFL, America, Atlanta, Adidas, Chicago, Kanye West, Ford

Walmart is helping launch original shows, claiming that Netflix and Amazon don't make enough content aimed at its core Middle America shoppers (WMT)

Walmart has struck deals to back original TV shows and other programming that will air on its streaming service, Vudu.  The retailer's streaming videos will be geared towards Walmart's customer base of middle- and lower-income shoppers who don't live in major cities, who Walmart believes to be underserved by current options like Netflix and Amazon. Walmart's emphasis on creating video content to boost existing customers' loyalty has the potential to result in the proliferation of a distinct ne...
Tags: Amazon, Wikipedia, Trends, Walmart, Netflix, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Jimmy Wales, Wall Street Journal, MGM, Journal, VUDU, Middle America, Amazon Walmart, MGM Holdings, Justin Rushing

This Week in Trailers: Monrovia, Indiana, All Square, Transformer, Tyrel, MFKZ

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we visit a red state to see how the other half live, gamble on little league, visit some bros for the weekend, find some anime I  wa...
Tags: Movies, America, This Week In Trailers, Movie Trailers, Monrovia, Michael Cera, Kelly, US Marine, Janae, Michael Kelly, U S Marine, Silva, Grindelwald, Sebastian Silva, Kroc, Middle America

For new Rams corner Marcus Peters, perception is a line often blurred

THOUSAND OAKS – “Perception,” Marcus Peters repeats back, a well-worn sense of indignation in his voice. Over three seasons in Kansas City, as he established himself as the most aggressive and unpredictable corner in the league, that word has been watered down and stripped of meaning. Still, hearing it again leaves a sour taste in his mouth. “Y’all throw perception on it, and it becomes reality for you guys until you get to know us,” he scoffs. This is his first meeting with the media since join...
Tags: Washington, Stanford, Sports, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Marshawn Lynch, Oakland, Kansas City, Richard Sherman, Baltimore, Vikings, Joe Flacco, Southern California, Marcus

Best in Show: Vanilla - For Vanilla Lovers Vanilla Haters

Vanilla, known long ago to the native peoples of Middle America, came to win the hearts of gourmands around the world, together with cocoa, upon the "discovery" of America and the New World. Mayas, and later on Aztecs, called vanilla "tlilxochitl" and used it mainly for their royal chocolate drinks. Europeans discovered and came to like vanilla back in the 17th century. They used it as a cure for ... Read full article: Best in Show: Vanilla - For Vanilla Lovers Vanilla Haters from Fragrantica...
Tags: Fashion, America, Aztecs, Middle America, Fragrantica Perfumes, Vanilla Lovers Vanilla Haters, New World Mayas

The triumph of Trumpism will outlast Trump

Given the endless scandals swarming around him, Donald Trump’s presidency may prove, to quote Thomas Hobbes, to be “nasty, brutish and short.” But even if Trump ends up out of office sooner than planned, we will continue to live in a world shaped by him for years to come. He retains surprisingly high ratings for the economy and keeping the country safe. His perceived successes have allowed him, in a way matched only by Ronald Reagan, to alter American politics, and policy, in ways that could wel...
Tags: Europe, New York, Texas, Obama, California, Opinion, China, Germany, Massachusetts, Russia, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Ronald Reagan, Paris, Hud

The damage to the nation that Mueller could do

Until last week, the Robert Mueller investigation had a Kenneth Starr feel to it. Starr was the independent counsel who was supposed to be investigating Bill and Hillary Clinton’s involvement, if any, in an old Arkansas land swindle. Instead, Starr spent five years probing the president before issuing a scathing report documenting Clinton’s lies about his sex life — and a sexual harassment case — resulting in impeachment. Mueller has gone even further afield than Ken Starr, but the investigation...
Tags: Obama, California, Opinion, Washington, Virginia, Russia, America, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Arkansas, Marine Corps, Bill, Vietnam, Donald Trump

In Spies Battle, Trump Holds the High Ground

In Spies Battle, Trump Holds the High Ground U.S.A. –-( In backing John Brennan's right to keep his top-secret security clearance, despite his having charged the president with treason, the U.S. intel community has chosen to fight on indefensible terrain.Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper seemed to recognize that Sunday when he conceded that ex-CIA Director Brennan had the subtlety of “a freight train” and his rhetoric had become “an issue in and of itself.”Af...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, America, Fbi, House, James Clapper, Cia, Donald Trump, John Brennan, Helsinki, James Comey, Trump, Democratic Party

Can America Ever Come Together Again?

American Flag America Divided U.S.A. –-( If ex-CIA Director John Brennan did to Andrew Jackson what he did to Donald Trump, he would have lost a lot more than his security clearance.He would have been challenged to a duel and shot.“Trump's … performance in Helsinki,” Brennan had said, “exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes & misdemeanors.' It was … treasonous.”Why should the president not strip from a CIA director who calls him a traitor the honor and privilege of a security clea...
Tags: New York, Guns, Obama, Washington Post, America, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Cia, Times, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, John Brennan, Clinton, Cuomo

How to Plan a Weekend Getaway to Cleveland

Ah, Cleveland — after so many years, I finally got to experience you for myself. Cleveland is a curious city. It’s a euphemism for the epitome of Middle America. Sadly, it’s all too often a punchline. And every four years, pundits go crazy over voters in Cuyahoga county, often a bellwether of the presidential election. And then 30 Rock broadcast its iconic “Cleveland” episode. Liz Lemon’s boyfriend Floyd brings her to his hometown and she discovers a utopia where people think she’s a model, the...
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Are Globalists Plotting a Counter-Revolution?

Are Globalists Plotting a Counter-Revolution? U.S.A. –-( On meeting with the EU's Jean-Claude Juncker last month, Donald Trump tweeted: “Both the U.S. and the E.U. drop all Tariffs, Barriers and Subsidies! That would finally be Free Market and Fair Trade.”Did Larry Kudlow somehow get access to Trump's phone?We know not. But, on hearing this, Steve Forbes, Stephen Moore and Arthur Laffer broke into the “Hallelujah” chorus of Handel's “Messiah.”“Amen,” they thundered in The New Yor...
Tags: Usa, Guns, White House, China, America, Eu, David, Gop, Charles, Republican Party, Times, Koch Brothers, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Bush

Did Tariffs Make America Great?

Opinion Did Tariffs Make America Great? USA – -( “Make America Great Again!” will, given the astonishing victory it produced for Donald Trump, be recorded among the most successful slogans in political history.Yet it raises a question: How did America first become the world's greatest economic power?In 1998, in “The Great Betrayal: How American Sovereignty and Social Justice Are Being Sacrificed to the Gods of the Global Economy,” this writer sought to explain.However, as the bl...
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