Friday July 10, 2020
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BY Masao Suzuki | San Jose, CA | 6/26/20
For the second week in a row, new applications for state unemployment insurance or UI did not drop by much, despite economists’ expectations.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 3/10/20
U.S. stocks plunged sharply right after the opening bell and ended more than 7% lower as the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost more than 2000 points, March 9.
BY Lauryn Cross | Milwaukee, WI | 1/09/20
Australia has been burning since early October 2019, with 1020 square miles having been burnt already.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 4/27/19
On Friday, April 26, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) issued its first report on economic growth in 2019. The country’s Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, which measures the total production of goods and services, grew at a 3.2% annual rate during the first three months of the year (January to March). This was stronger than most economists expected.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 9/18/18
On Sept. 17, President Trump announced that tariffs of 10% will be slapped on $200 billion of Chinese goods starting Sept. 24. These tariffs will rise to 25% at the beginning of 2019.
BY Jess Schwartz | New York, NY | 7/05/18
On June 5, fashion designer Kate Spade died via suicide. Three days later, chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain also committed suicide. Along with his TV show, Bourdain was a supporter of Palestine and the #MeToo movement, as well as openly criticizing Henry Kissinger for his foreign policy.
BY Staff | Washington, DC | 6/16/18
A June 16 article in Rodong Sinmun, the leading daily newspaper in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) stated, “capitalism is a gloomy society as it has no future.”
BY Masao Suzuki | United States | 5/03/18
Fight Back! will be running a number of articles to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx.
BY Fabian Van Onzin | Houston, TX | 8/03/17
During the last elections, Hillary Clinton, who used a sort of bourgeois ‘feminism’ to sell reactionary ideas to the public. Since then, there have been a number of films, such as Wonder Woman, that use images of powerful women to promote a pro-war capitalist agenda. Atomic Blonde is the latest of this genre.
BY Masao Suzuki | San José, CA | 6/03/17
On May 24, Steven Mnuchin, Trump’s Secretary of the Treasury and former Wall Street investment banker for Goldman Sachs, urged Congress to raise the federal debt limit before they go on break July 28. The U.S. Treasury first bumped up against the maximum that the U.S. government can borrow back in March, and has been continuing to borrow by using accounting measures.
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