Walmart, Kmart, and Sears Remove Confederate Flag From Stores; Amazon, eBay Undecided

The Confederate battle flag is suddenly toxic.

Apple Reverses Course On Music Royalties

Well, that didn’t take long.

Taylor Swift, Apple Music, And The Future Of The Music Business

Taylor Swift is taking a stand against Apple’s new streaming music service, and she’s largely right.

The Treasury Department Wants To Put A Woman On The $10 Bill

Surely it’s time to put a woman on American currency again, but why go after Alexander Hamilton?

Colorado Supreme Court Rules Employee Can Be Fired For Smoking Pot At Home

Marijuana is legal in Colorado, but it’s illegal under Federal Law. Because of that, the Colorado Supreme Court dismissed a claim by resident who was fired when he tested positive for pot.

Congress Rebukes Obama On Trade, And Thus The Lame Duck Era Begins

House Democrats defied President Obama on an important trade deal today, thus arguably marking the official beginning of his lame duck status.

Man Complains Airline Made Him Pay to Sit Next to His Kid

We have unreasonable expectations for airlines.

Too Much PII

Dave Schuler proposes a “radical idea” to safeguard individual privacy “in the wake of the hacking of Sony and the multiple credit card exploits over the last year or so.”

The Politics Of Income Inequality

Most Americans think that income inequality is a problem, but they don’t all agree on what to do about it.

Showtime Becomes Latest Content Provider To Offer A Streaming Service

It’s getting easier and easier to cut the cord.

Elon Musk Beneficiary of $4.9 Billion in Government Subsidies

Billionaire wunderkind Elon Musk has had a lot of help from taxpayers.

Supreme Court Sides With Muslim Woman In Religious Discrimination Case

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who was refused a job because of her hijab.

Economic Growth Contracts In First Quarter Of 2015

The economy contracted in the first quarter of 2015, and that suggests the rest of the year isn’t going to be very good either.

Justice Department Indicts Top FIFA Officials In Corruption And Bribery Scandal

Several of the top representatives of soccer’s governing body have been indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in New York.

Los Angeles Makes A Risky Bet With Its Minimum Wage Increase

Los Angeles became the latest major city to increase its minimum wage. It’s a risky bet that is likely to do more harm than good.

New Jersey May Finally Let You Pump Your Own Gas

A New Jersey legislator is proposing finally getting rid of an antiquated law that makes it illegal to pump your own gas in the Garden State.

Fixing the Firewalled News Problem

There’s a better way to finance news than hiding it behind paywalls.

Maybe The Economy Won’t Return To Normal

What if this is the new normal?

Harriet Tubman On The Twenty Dollar Bill?

If a new campaign succeeds, Harriet Tubman could replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.

Darrell Issa: America’s Poor Have It Pretty Good, Actually

Congressman Darrell Issa says that America’s poor are generally better off than the poor in the rest of the world. While he’s correct, he’s also incredibly tone deaf.

Economy Slows To A Crawl In First Quarter G.D.P. Estimate

Economic growth slowed significantly in the first three months of 2015, but it’s not clear what that means going forward.

N.F.L. To Give Up Its Tax Exempt Status

The N.F.L.’s league office is giving up its tax exempt status, but that means far less than the headline implies.

Scott Walker Is Now Apparently Against Legal Immigration Too

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is now appealing to the worst aspects of economic populism on the right.

Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Tip at Chipotle! Stop the Presses!

The scandal that will make everyone forget about Benghazi.

Missouri Republican Wants To Ban Food Stamp Recipients From Buying “Luxury” Food

One Missouri legislator is going on a crusade against a “problem” that may not actually exist.

Job Growth ‘Setback’

The US economy added 126,000 jobs, much less than the guess of 244,000.

Everyone Hates The Cable Company, But This One Isn’t Their Fault

A tale of Kafkaesque torture by Comcast Customer Service reveals that the person who really made the mistakes here was the homeowner.

February Jobs Report Stronger Than Expected

February’s jobs report came in stronger than analysts expected, but wage growth remains stubbornly stagnant.

President Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

As expected, President Obama has vetoed the bill that would have authorized the Keystone XL Pipeline.

January Jobs Report Shows 2014’s Strong Jobs Market Continuing Into New Year

The January Jobs Report showed that the trend of strong jobs growth we saw in 2014 appears to be continuing into the new year.

Are 80 People Richer Than Half the World? Not Really.

While the issue of income inequality is quite real, Oxfam’s numbers are not.

House Vote, Nebraska Court Decision Push Keystone XL Forward But Obama Continues To Dither

President Obama’s decision on Keystone XL is apparently to delay things long enough so he doesn’t have to decide at all.

Obama And Congress Headed For First Confrontation Over Keystone XL Pipeline

Just one day into the new Congress, the first confrontation is already set.

Airlines Want You Miserable and It Serves You Right

JetBlu is joining the competition in charging bag fees and cramming in more seats.

Sony To Allow Limited Screenings of The Interview

Reversing a previous decision, Sony will allow The Interview to be screened in a small number of theaters.

Economy Grows at 5% For Only Second Quarter Since 2001

The Commerce Department had a Christmas present for investors, businesses, and consumers today.

Russia Invades Ukraine, Hookers Raise Prices

Talk about your second- and third-order effects.

Obama Faults Sony For Pulling ‘The Interview’ From Theaters, Vows Response To North Korea

President Obama criticized Sony for backing down, and said that the U.S. would respond to North Korea’s cyber attack “at a place and time we choose,”

Sony Pictures Pulls ‘The Interview’ After Cyber Attacks, Threats; North Korea Suspected

With major theater chains having pulled out, Sony bowed to the inevitable, but now there appears to be proof that a foreign power is behind the Sony hacking attacks and threats of violence.

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