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Bank Lending Stalls on Doubts About Trump’s Pro-Growth Agenda

Many business owners and corporate executives have expressed unbridled optimism that President Trump can fuel economic growth and increase their profits. Their borrowing habits, however, may tell a different story. Some of the nation’s top bankers said on Thursday that businesses were feeling less certain that Mr. Trump can pull ...

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Scientists make new discovery about bird evolution

In a new paper published in National Science Review, a team of scientists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, the Shandong Tianyu Museum of Nature, and the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Paleontology (all in China) described the most exceptionally preserved fossil bird discovered to date. The new ...

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Ben Carson Just Got a Whole Lot Wrong About the Brain

Today, in his first speech to his staff at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, newly minted Secretary Ben Carson delivered an extemporaneous disquisition on the unparalleled marvel that is the human brain and memory. “There is nothing in this universe that even begins to compare with the human ...

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Warm Welcome for Syrians in a Country About to Ban Them

CHICAGO — On Friday afternoon, a group of suburban synagogue members clustered at O’Hare International Airport, waiting to greet one of the last Syrian refugee families to be accepted in the United States, to give them the warmest possible welcome to a country that no longer wanted their kind. In ...

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Mosul escapees tell about their ordeal

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Mosul escapees tell about their ordeal Iraqi civilians who escaped from the Islamic State group stronghold of Mosul are given assistance by Iraqi forces as the assault on the IS bastioncontinues. Video provided by AFP ...

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What Sonic Black Holes Say About the Real Deal

In a 1972 lecture at the University of Oxford, a young physicist named William Unruh asked the audience to imagine a fish screaming as it plunges over a waterfall. The water falls so fast in this fictitious cascade that it exceeds the speed of sound at a certain point along ...

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