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Oakland teachers strike against a district that’s also broke

Oakland teachers strike against a district that’s also broke

Of all the teachers’ strikes across the country, this one is especially consequential. Oakland teachers hit the picket lines Thursday, unable to afford the soaring cost of living near Silicon Valley. Some are getting priced out of their homes. The crisis is so dire, the school district is losing almost 20% of its teachers every…MORE

Nike’s stock falls after Duke star breaks sneakers

Nike’s stock falls after Duke star breaks sneakers

Nike is playing damage control after Duke basketball phenom Zion Williamson tore his sneaker in a game Wednesday evening. Nike’s stock dropped 1.5% in early trading Thursday. Nike builds its reputation around creating premier shoes and clothes for athletes, but that image took a hit with Williamson’s sneaker snafu. Analysts attributed the stock move to…MORE

Pompeo rules out 2020 Senate bid

Pompeo rules out 2020 Senate bid

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday ruled out a US Senate bid in 2020, saying he’ll “be the secretary of state as long as President Trump gives (him) the chance to serve as a senior diplomat.” “I love doing what I’m doing. I have great warriors around the world, trying to deliver for the…MORE

The hottest show in Las Vegas right now is the snow

The hottest show in Las Vegas right now is the snow

Oh, the things you can do in Sin City. You can gamble, hit up an all-you-can eat buffet or catch a show. But, this month at least, the best show just might be outside. A winter storm working its way through the Southwest dusted Las Vegas with half an inch of snow Wednesday, a record…MORE

US tariffs could cost German automakers $7 billion a year

US tariffs could cost German automakers $7 billion a year

US tariffs could cost German automakers $7 billion a year, but they will hurt more than just car factories. President Donald Trump has less than 90 days to decide whether to impose tariffs of up to 25% on vehicle imports, a threat that has unnerved automakers in the industrial powerhouse of Germany. The tariffs would…MORE