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  • Companies Are Using Their Tax Cut Windfall to Pay Down Debt: Moody’s

    What are companies doing with their tax cut windfalls? In addition to boosting shareholder returns through buybacks and dividends (more on that here , here and here ), U.S. corporations are placing a...

  • FILE PHOTO: U.S. troops walk outside their base in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan July 7, 2017.  REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

    The Cost of Post-9/11 Wars Nears $6 Trillion

    The total cost of post-9/11 wars will approach $6 trillion by the end of fiscal 2019, according to an annual report published Wednesday by the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at...

  • Airbus, the European aircraft manufacturer, is developing a new line of planes with an unusual configuration: The aisle seats would be extended two inches to accommodate overweight passengers, but at the expense of an inch of room for everybody else. What

    America’s Couch Potato Problem Costs $117 Billion a Year

    The Department of Health and Human Services on Monday issued new guidelines for Americans’ physical activity for the first time in 10 years. The updated recommendations call for people to people to...

  • A Grim Forecast for 2020

    Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon macroeconomics, looks ahead to 2020 in a new report, noting that economic growth since mid-2016 has been stronger than the rate implied by rising...

  • Chart of the Day: SALT in the GOP’s Wounds

    The stark and growing divide between urban/suburban and rural districts was one big story in this year’s election results, with Democrats gaining seats in the House as a result of their success in...