Board President Toni Preckwinkle at Center of Budget and Soda Tax Debates A battle has been brewing in Illinois over the Cook County sweetened beverage tax, commonly known as the soda tax. The delay of the planned tax has led to Cook County layoffs as the local government struggles to balance its budget.
In today’s weekly roundup, we wish to bring you up to speed on a few significant developments in certain industries. We know that the pharma industry is suffering and layoffs are being announced by major players in that sector. Even as healthcare spending soars, job losses seem to hit pharma companies negatively, an event which (more…)
Study Shows that Businesses More Focused on Amazon Effect than Trump Effect In a recent survey, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was cited more than President Donald Trump as a source of anxiety for businesses. The study, carried out by financial research platform Sentieo Inc. for MarketWatch, shows that the “Amazon effect” is more of a concern to businesses than the (more…)
AnMed Health announced on Wednesday that as many as 94 full-time and part-time workers were laid off, with another 65 vacant positions being eliminated. The AnMed layoffs represent what experts believe will be a growing trend as political uncertainty regarding healthcare policy in the U.S. will likely lead to more healthcare layoffs.
Survey Says More Americans Unhappy Under Trump Than Before It has been almost a year since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election and, since then, more Americans are dissatisfied with the state of the country than before. Subsequently, President Trump’s image continues to take a hit. According to Gallup polls, in October 2016, one (more…)
Just 34% of American voters think the U.S. is heading in the right direction. This is a slight two-point increase from the 32% who said the same thing in the last week of October.
George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush Didn’t vote for Republican Donald Trump It has been almost a year since the U.S. presidential election, and it looks like the Republican Party might be imploding. A new book, The Last Republicans, reveals that George Bush Sr. (George H.W. Bush) voted for Hillary Clinton, and that he thinks (more…)
President Donald Trump’s daily and monthly job approval rating continues to stagnate. On a daily basis, Trump’s approval rating is at 43%; longer term, the president’s monthly approval rating for October stands at 43%, unchanged from September. A full 55% of American voters disapprove of Trump’s job performance, the same as the month before.
The news just goes from bad to worse for President Donald Trump. Despite decent U.S. economic data, the president’s approval ratings are at historic lows and voters think he is untrustworthy, racist, and thin-skinned. They also do not approve of the way he has handled the economy, North Korea, Iran, Puerto Rico, and healthcare. So (more…)
Republican Tax Plan Rollout Could Face a Snag The Donald Trump administration’s tax plan rollout went through another iteration today, as reports detail a potential gradual phase-in of the corporate tax rate change that is being proposed by the White House. If the corporate tax rate does, in fact, end up being put into a (more…)