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As Cuba Emerges, So Does a Legacy of Betrayal and Hope

thefiscaltimes.com — President Obama's dramatic move this week to normalize relations with communist Cuba has ignited a whirlwind of emotions from Cuban Americans, many of whom remain thunderstruck by the president's actions on Thursday after 50 years of bitter distrust between Washington and Havana. This isn't as simple or straightforward as pro or con, Republican or Democrat, old or young.
Dec 21, 2014

As #Cuba Emerges, So Does a Legacy of Betrayal and Hope via @thefiscaltimes shar.es/13SBZt

Borrowing Bad: Risky New Mortgage Rules Could Take Us Back to 2008

thefiscaltimes.com — If one principle in financial regulation reached a consensus in 2014, it's that decreased leverage creates stability throughout the system. Leverage describes the amount of debt used to finance a financial institution's assets. It can significantly increase profits, but it also increases risk.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @ddayen: @eisingerj Capital is the big outlier. But we only reduce leverage for banks! Not for homeowners. thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2014/1…

Dec 19, 2014

Borrowing Bad: Risky New Mortgage Rules Could Take Us Back to 2008 @thefiscaltimes shar.es/13QgNJ @ddayen

Dec 19, 2014

RT @ddayen: Up @thefiscaltimes, we're going in two different directions on leverage: less for banks, more for homeowners. thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2014/1…

Obama: Sony Should Have Been #BostonStrong

thefiscaltimes.com — Sony Pictures "made a mistake" when it decided to cancel the release of a movie under threats from hackers in North Korea, President Obama said in his year-end press conference Friday. The movie, "The Interview," apparently angered the oppressive North Korean regime because it depicts the assassination of the country's leader, Kim Jong-un.

Lifting Trade Restrictions Won’t Help Cuba That Much

thefiscaltimes.com — The announcement this week that the U.S. will normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba and allow trade with and travel to the communist Caribbean nation is hardly the economic windfall for Cubans that some commentators make it out to be.
Dec 19, 2014

Vast majority of #Cuba exports = global commodities. Opening U.S. won’t affect price or demand. thefiscaltimes.com/2014/12/19/Lif…

Dec 19, 2014

Opening trade with #Cuba won't actually help the island's economy all that much. thefiscaltimes.com/2014/12/19/Lif…

20 American Cars That Rock Cuba

Telltale Signs You’re in the Wrong Job

thefiscaltimes.com — At some point in our work lives, many of us will find ourselves in the wrong job. (I hear of this quite often.) Specific fault can be difficult, and likely futile to assign. However, one day you may look around to find that your work life is dangerously out of sync.
Dec 19, 2014

Telltale Signs You’re in the Wrong Job via @thefiscaltimes shar.es/13Q49L

Collapsing Oil Prices Could Really Mess with Texas

thefiscaltimes.com — There could be trouble bubbling up in Texas. Even as most state economies suffered mightily during the Great Recession and its aftermath, the Lone Star State enjoyed a relatively strong and fast recovery, greased by soaring oil prices that supported the regional job market and state tax revenues. The U.S.

Single Payer Health System Dies in Vermont

thefiscaltimes.com — For the last few years, universal health care advocates watched Vermont with hopeful eyes as the Green Mountain State attempted to become first in the nation to adopt a single payer health care system. The prospects for universal, publicly funded health care in the rest of the country were slim.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @TheFiscalTimes: If progressive Vermont couldn’t get single payer to work, chances are slim other states will even attempt to do it. trib.al/UfTwn6p

Dec 18, 2014

RT @TheFiscalTimes: If progressive Vermont couldn’t get single payer to work, chances are slim other states will even attempt to do it. trib.al/UfTwn6p

Dec 18, 2014

RT @Briannaehley: Universal health care advocates weep as Vermont's attempt at single payer falls apart thefiscaltimes.com/2014/12/18/Sin…