The US Post Office (USPS) Reports Steep Loss in Its Third Quarter

Aug 9, 2016, 1:47 pm EDT

The US Post Office (USPS) has reported third-quarter results that paint an ugly picture of the agency’s business.

Earnings for USPS’ quarter lowered to a loss of $1.57 billion, marking a 268% increase compared to last year’s third quarter, when the agency lost $586 million.

Revenue increased 7.1% year-over-year to $17.7 billion. The agency’s weak earnings figures resulted from a change in workers’ compensation expense of $1.6 billion–a factor that is outside of USPS’ control. Read 

Who is Independent Presidential Candidate Evan McMullin?

Aug 9, 2016, 1:15 pm EDT

Evan McMullin is a new independent presidential candidate that is attempting to appeal to Republicans that are against Donald Trump.

Evan McMullin said that he knows there are many Conservatives that aren’t happy with Donald Trump as the pick for the Republican presidential candidate. He hopes that these individuals will give him enough backing to be a solid contender in the election. Republicans that stand against Trump are behind the #NeverTrump campaign.

Evan McMullin is hoping that he’ll win Utah, which is where his campaign will be based. He’s a Mormon and a graduate of Brigham Young University. His work history includes the CIA, Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) and serving as a top House Republican aide, reports CNN. Read 

NJ Bill Would Ban Drinking Coffee While Driving

Aug 8, 2016, 4:30 pm EDT

The state of New Jersey (NJ) may make drinking coffee and driving illegal. Source: Wikipedia

The bill — currently under consideration by state Legislature — would make it illegal to conduct “any activity unrelated to the actual operation of a motor vehicle in a manner that interferes with the safe operation of the vehicle on a public road or highway.”

Distracted driving caused more than 3,000 fatal crashes in 2014, and many of these practices are considered to be influenced by the consumption of caffeine, as well as the crash that typically occurs about an hour after drinking coffee. Read 

Hillary Clinton Nomination Revives Walmart T-Shirt Banned in 1995

Jul 28, 2016, 3:22 pm EDT

A Hillary Clinton T-shirt that was popular in the mid-1990s is being released again now.

The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate had a shirt made about her potential presidential run in the future. The shirt reads “Someday a woman will be PRESIDENT!”

The concept of a woman being president was unheard of during Bill Clinton’s presidency, but the continuing advancement of human rights has made it possible for her to bring back the shirt. Read 

Trump Yourself: Hillary Clinton Launches Diss-Generating App

Jul 22, 2016, 4:45 pm EDT

Hillary Clinton has expanded her efforts to take down Donald Trump with a new app called Trump Yourself.

The smartphone app uses words that the Republican candidate has used to put a number of people down, including “fat pig,” a name he used to describe Rosie O’Donnell.

Trump Yourself also includes words such as “hater and loser,” as well as the phrase “Donald Trump doesn’t think I should be able to get married. Read 

Marijuana News: Florida’s First Medical Marijuana Dispensary to Open

Jul 21, 2016, 3:48 pm EDT

Florida is making medical marijuana available to its residents for the first time.

A dispensary will open up in Tallahassee next week called “Tru-lieve.” At least six farms have received permission from the state to cultivate marijuana for medical purposes.

The plant will be available to patients with fitting conditions, such as insomnia, muscle aches, stress, and several others. Read 

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