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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...
Tags: Hbo, Usa, Featured, San Francisco, Blog, James Brown, Cities, United States, Poland, Slovenia, Fleetwood Mac, Ohio, Madagascar, Stevie Nicks, Michael Jackson, Cleveland

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...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Usa, Guns, Congress, Washington, America, Danube, Britain, Gop, United States, Global Economy, Bill Clinton, Treasury, Lincoln, John Adams

Walmart reportedly recruits ex-Epix CEO in bid to build video service

According to new reports, Walmart has enlisted the services of Mark Greenberg to help build a subscription video streaming service. Rumors have been floating around for some time now, that the retailer is looking to go head to head with the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime video, and Greenberg — who left the role of CEO at Epix in September — is well-positioned to help. The service would reportedly function apart from Vudu, the a la carte video service Walmart purchased in 2010, as a bid to...
Tags: Amazon, Entertainment, Tech, Walmart, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Comscore, Amazon Video, Greenberg, Epix, VUDU, Middle America, Mark Greenberg, Amazon Prime Vudu, U S TVs Netflix

Kenzie Academy Snags $4.2M, Expands Tech Training in Middle America

As the cost of a college education creeps higher and the student debt crisis grows more pressing, there are lots of people brainstorming and developing educational programs that offer an alternative to college.This is especially true in the tech sector, where numerous code schools and bootcamps have popped up in an effort to teach young people the skills they’ll need to land good jobs, with or without a university education. The idea is to save time and money by focusing on specific, relevant c...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, San Francisco, Trends, Indiana, It, Innovation, Talent, Online Education, Butler University, Middle America, Workforce Development, National blog main, New York blog main, National top stories, San Francisco blog main

Why Hip Hop Belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

I can pinpoint the moment I became a hip-hop fan. It was October 1994 and I was 10 years old. I was returning from a school field trip to the Bunker Hill Monument, and the boys kept yelling at the bus driver, “One, two, three — NINETY-FOUR POINT FIVE!” Any Bostonian will immediately recognize that number as Jam’n 94.5 — Boston’s hip-hop station. The bus driver ignored the boys’ shouts for music. But I didn’t. As soon as I came home, I brought a radio into my room, turned it to 94.5, and felt my...
Tags: Chuck, Usa, Featured, Jay Z, Boston, Africa, America, Blog, Atlanta, Cnn, United States, David Bowie, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Metallica, Finland

The Democratic Party’s Christian Problem

The Democratic Party's Christian Problem U.S.A. –-( People on the left are outraged when you question their patriotism, their dedication to the nation as founded and their respect for the Constitution as originally written, but they continually vindicate our concerns.The most recent example is the left's unhinged mania at Judge Amy Coney Barrett's inclusion on President Trump's list of potential Supreme Court appointees. In times of perceived crisis — and this is certainly one of...
Tags: Hollywood, Guns, Supreme Court, Obama, Senate, Barack Obama, Kanye West, Democrats, Jesus, Catholic, Christian, Alan, Donald Trump, Dianne Feinstein, Pew Research Center, Matthew

Audio Series: The Space Between

Our   audio series "The Authors Read. We Listen."  was hatched in a NYC club during BEA back in 2012. It's a fun little series, where authors record themselves reading an excerpt from their own novels, in their own voices, the way their stories were meant to be heard. Today,  Kali VanBaale is reading an excerpt from her recently released novel The Space Between. Kali is also t he author of the novel The Good Divide. She is the recipient of an American Book Award, an Eric H...
Tags: Books, Iowa, Lucas, Peter, Elliott, Lindsey, Des Moines, Judith, MFA, Kali, Middle America, Eric Hoffer, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Kali VanBaale, Judith Elliott, Fred Bonnie Award

Exclusive: The ‘Rondo’ Trailer Teases One of the Most Extreme Movies of the Year

As we gear up for some authentic Canadian poutine and cinematic oddities at Montreal’s 2018 Fantasia International Film Festival, /Film has an exclusive first look at one of the programmed titles. The movie is called Rondo, written and directed by Drew Barnhardt. It’s been described as “the most extreme film at Fantasia 2018, and likely to be the most controversial” by the same insider who singled out Ryan Prows’ Lowlife as a must-see underdog at last year’s event. “Hardcore independent cinema ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Montreal, PAUL, Rondo, Denver Colorado, Said, Film Festivals, Barnhardt, Middle America, Ryan Prows, Drew Barnhardt, Rondo Trailer, Brenna Otts Gena Shaw Ketrick Jazz Copeland, Paul Luke Sorge, Jill Brenna Otts

Fentanyl Bust Reveals How Mexican Drug Cartels Are Infiltrating Middle America

The war against Mexican drug cartels pushing lethal opioids in have been dealt a blow in a “good bust” by a south Ohio drugs task force. A 20-pound cache of fentanyl, capable of killing millions of people, was seized, according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. Four men, three from Mexico, were arrested on drugs charges and held in the Montgomery County jail. DeWine said the arrests were part of an ongoing investigation into a Mexican drug cartel.
Tags: News, Mexico, Ohio, Montgomery County, Mike DeWine, DeWine, Middle America