Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Says He Won’t Run for President

Aug 6, 2015, 2:52 pm EDT

Starbucks (SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz said he doesn’t have any plans to run for president.

The SBUX CEO announced he wouldn’t be joining the presidential race in an op-ed for The New York Times. He said that he still has work to do at Starbucks and that he can be a symbol of strong leadership there.

Despite not wanting to run for president, Schultz did voice his opinions on the current political climate in his NYT piece. He said that someone worthy of being a true leader would select a running mate from the opposite party and want to be a servant of the people. Read 

When Is the Republican Debate?

Aug 6, 2015, 12:32 pm EDT

The Republican debate will be held later today, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2015.

The Republican debate will take place at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time tonight. It will be broadcast by Fox News and will have the top 10 presidential candidates from the political party answering a series of questions and debating one another, reports Fox News.

Viewers that are looking to watch the Republican debate online have very limited options. The event can be watched via Fox New’s official website or its mobile app. However, these options still require viewers to have a cable subscription, Time notes. Read 

GOP Presidential Debate: 10 Candidates Who Made the Cut

Aug 5, 2015, 1:41 pm EDT

Fox News has announced the 10 candidates that will participate in the GOP presidential debate. The debate between these candidates will be held on Thursday at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Candidates for the debate were selected based on results from the five most recent national polls.

Here’s who will be taking part in the GOP presidential debate.

    Donald Trump Jeb Bush Scott Walker Mike Huckabee Ben Carson Ted Cruz Marco Rubio Rand Pau Chris Christie John Kasich

Candidates that weren’t received well enough in national polls to participate in the GOP presidential debate will be part of a smaller debate. This event will also take place on Thursday, but will air at 5:00 p.m. Easter Time instead. It will include seven presidential candidates. Read 

Obama Announces EPA Clean Power Plan: 9 Things to Know

Aug 3, 2015, 5:45 pm EDT

President Barack Obama has announced the Clean Power Plan with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The plan is designed to help improve the environment. Here are 9 things to know about it:

    Some consider it to be the the strongest plan to improve the climate enacted by a US president. It is designed to cut emissions from power plants. Wind and solar power generation are at the forefront from the plant as the president looks to reduce coal power as an energy source. Obama’s EPA plan is expected to face opposition from states and utilities that rely on power plants for energy. Additionally, a number of Republicans believe the move would hurt the economy 365 businesses such as eBay, Nestle and General Mills have expressed their support for the Clean Power Plan. These businesses wrote letters to 29 state governors, imploring them to support these rules as it would benefit the economy and create jobs. A 32% cut in carbon emissions from power plants will be reached by 2030, compared to 2005 figures. States will have to comply with these rules by 2022 and submit their plans on meeting their targets by 2018.

The Clean Power Plan could be massively beneficial in helping us preserve our Earth. Read 

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz for President?

Aug 3, 2015, 4:37 pm EDT

Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz may be running for president.

Hillary Clinton may be leading the charge as the Democratic nominee for president in 2016 but she may face stiff competition from Schultz. The 62-year-old has said the US is not moving in the right direction at the moment.

“The country is longing for leadership and for truth with a capital ’T,’” he added. Schultz believes that America and the world currently lack leadership and it is up to businesses and business leaders to do what they can to turn this around. Read 

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Charged With Securities Fraud

Aug 3, 2015, 4:17 pm EDT

Ken Paxton is being charged with securities fraud.

The Texas Attorney General was arrested and book in Colin County Monday on three counts of felony security law violations. These actions allegedly took place before he became a statewide official in January.

Paxton turned himself in and was placed in jail soon after. The two first-degree fraud charges are based on when he was a member of the Texas House in July 2011 and sold stock on behalf of tech company Servergy Inc. Read 

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