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Beware the Halloween Candy Tax

(National Taxpayers Union Foundation) Although the pandemic is complicating Americans’ Halloween plans, many families will continue to share candy to celebrate the...

FBI Warns Ransomware Threatens Health Care System

(Associated Press) Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals could unleash a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. health care system, an...

Lock-’Em-Down Economics

(American Institute for Economic Research) Decades ago, the astronomer Carl Sagan observed that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”  These...

Losses Mount for Oil Companies as Pandemic Grips Economy

(Associated Press) Exxon Mobil reported its third consecutive quarter of losses as the global pandemic curtailed travel and crippled global economic activity.

Florida Man Mauled by Leopard After Paying $150 for ‘Full Contact Experience’

(Local10) A man who paid $150 for a “full-contact experience” with a black leopard says he had to undergo multiple surgeries after...

Walmart Removes Guns, Ammunition on Display at Stores

(Associated Press) Walmart says it has removed ammunition and firearms from displays at its U.S. stores, citing "civil unrest" in some areas.

Joe Biden’s 67 Percent Tax on Wealth

(Tax Foundation) Last December, when Joe Biden released the details of his $3 trillion+ tax plan, The Washington Post reported that the presidential candidate rejected calls for...

Scaled-back Thanksgiving Plans Leave Turkey Farmers in Limbo

(Associated Press) For the turkey industry, this Thanksgiving is a guessing game. Millions of Americans are expected to have...

US Economy Grew at Blistering 33% Rate in Q3

(Headline USA) The U.S. economy grew at a sizzling 33.1% annual rate in the July-September quarter — by far the largest quarterly gain on record...

Wisconsin Republican Party Says Hackers Stole $2.3 Million

(Associated Press) Hackers have stolen $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party's account that was being used to help reelect President Donald...