Month: June 2020

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell holds a news conference following the Federal Reserve’s two-day Federal Open Market Committee Meeting in Washington, July 31, 2019. Sarah Silbiger | Reuters Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said big questions remain over the outlook for the economy, particularly in light of ongoing efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic. In
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Karl Marx may be famous for his thorough, analytic attack on capitalism (see: all three volumes and the 1000-plus pages of Das Kapital), but let’s be real: it’s not the most exciting to read. What if, just as a thought experiment, our works that reimagined current structures of power also had robots? Speculative fiction immerses
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Photo courtesy of the author for Rachelle 4/27/2020 Our moms were widows before they met our fathers.Their hair blue-black, their hands already chapped, caressedby Inglis die-cast tooling  Bren light machine guns, Mauserammunition, or Browning  Hi-Power handguns, torpedo warheadcasings, or reining sorrels’ leather when they made mountains home.Their first loves shot, stabbed,  or lost in war. While our fathers
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Amazon Studios and Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society are hosting a nationwide summer screening series “A Night at the Drive-In” with the Black Panther star is curating with a line-up of features celebrating diverse voices in cinemas. The series kicks off on July 1 and runs through Aug. 26. Attendance will be at no cost to local
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Joe Biden‘s Democratic campaign for the White House has gotten a boost lately because President Donald Trump is alienating voters with his divisive rhetoric, longtime Republican pollster Frank Luntz told CNBC on Friday. “This election is absolutely not over. But it’s Joe Biden’s to lose,” Luntz said in a “Squawk Box” interview. “You never, ever
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Marc Orleans, the prolific guitarist and pedal steel player who was a member of the long-running experimental Boston collective Sunburned Hand of the Man, has died. Tom Carter, the Charalambides guitarist who made music with Orleans in the group Eleven Twenty-Nine, confirmed the news in a statement. Some of Orleans’ earliest recording came as a
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U.S. government debt prices were lower Monday morning as risk-on sentiment sought a rebound, after record new coronavirus cases tempered optimism over an imminent economic recovery. At around 2:45 a.m. ET, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was higher at 0.6512% and the yield on the 30-year Treasury bond rose to 1.3845%. Yields move inversely to prices. The
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