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Ivanka Trump Brands Report Record Sales Despite Boycotts

Mar 8, 2017, 12:53 pm EDT

Ivanka Trump’s brands are performing incredibly well despite plans to boycott the merchandise.

Abigail Klem, President of Ivanka Trump company, says that sales over the last few weeks have been some of the best its ever seen. The head of the company claims that sales starting picking up in early February and continued to grow.

According to Klem, items from the Ivanka Trump brand were performing especially well online. This claim is backed up by Lyst, a fashion search engine that monitors sales. It says that the fashion brand saw sales increase by 346% from January to February. Read 

GOP Obamacare Replacement: 10 Highlights of the Proposed American Health Care Act

Mar 8, 2017, 12:13 pm EDT

The GOP Obamacare replacement has been revealed and InvestorPlace has a few highlights from the new health care act.

Here are a few things to know about the GOP Obamacare replacement.

    The new American Health Care Act will allow children to stay on their parents’ insurance until they are 26 years old. It will keep Obamacare’s protection for patients with pre-existing conditions. However, these patients can face increased premiums if they let their insurance run out. It will remove the individual mandate that was included in Obamacare. The new health care act will made it so that individual citizens can use refundable tax credits to buy insurance with. There’s an income limit on the refundable tax credits that don’t allow the wealthier individuals in the United States to claim it. It will also change Medicaid so that each state receives a fixed amount of money from the federal government each year. The American Health Care Act also keeps the Cadillac tax that was introduced with Obamacare, but now it won’t go into effect until 2025. The GOP Obamacare replacement will also stop Planned Parenthood from receiving any federal funding. The new health care act will also remove requirements on some large employers to provide insurance tot heir workers.

“Our wonderful new Healthcare Bill is now out for review and negotiation. ObamaCare is a complete and total disaster – is imploding fast,” President Donald Trump said on Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR). “Don’t worry, getting rid of state lines, which will promote competition, will be in phase 2 & 3 of healthcare rollout.” Read 

American Express Platinum Card to Get Fancier Perks, Pricier Fees

Mar 2, 2017, 3:21 pm EDT

American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) is launching an improved American Express Platinum Card.

The company announced that it is issuing an improvement to its premium credit card, which will prove to be a double-edged sword as it will cost you more, but it will deliver more. American Express’s highest spenders will be happy with what it has to offer.

As of March 30, new benefits will be added, such as $200 in Uber credits on a yearly basis within the U.S., as well as Uber VIP status. The move marks a partnership between the company and the transportation services company. Read 

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Russia: 7 Things to Know

Mar 2, 2017, 2:42 pm EDT

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Russia may or may not have communicated regarding the alleged tampering that Russia had in the U.S. election.

Here’s what you should know:

    Sessions is facing plenty of backlash on rumors that he met with Russia’s ambassador during the U.S. elections. He denies these allegations, calling them “unbelievable” and “false.” Democrats are urging for his resignation as he allegedly misled the hearing. They are asking the FBI to launch a criminal investigation that examines whether or not Sessions lied to Congress and committed perjury.
    The Attorney General was asked what would he do if he discovered that the Trump campaign intervened int he U.S. elections. Sessions claims there was no tampering whatsoever, or at least that he is not aware of such activities. It has now come to light that Sessions and Russia did meet as he had a private conversation with the ambassador in his office last September, as well as another conversation earlier in the summer with several ambassadors.


Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster Selected to Replace Michael Flynn as National Security Adviser

Feb 21, 2017, 12:59 pm EDT

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster has been chosen by President Donald Trump to replace Michael Flynn as the United States’ National Security Adviser.

H.R. McMaster was among the candidates that President Trump interviewed after it was discovered that Michael Flynn withheld information about a call with Russia’s ambassador. The President spent the weekend searching for and interviewing possible replacements before selecting McMaster.

H.R. McMaster is a veteran of the Persian Gulf war and the second war with Iraq. He will remain on active duty while serving as the National Security Adviser of the United States. He holds no ties to Trump and was critical over how former President George W. Bush conducted the war with Iraq. Read 

9 Things to Know About Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

Feb 21, 2017, 12:20 pm EDT

President Donald Trump is reportedly almost done with his revised travel ban and information about it is starting to appear.

Here are a few things to know about Trump’s revised travel ban.

    The new travel ban is written to overcome a court ruling that stopped the previous one. It will still include Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen; the same countries from the previous travel ban. Travelers from these countries that already have a visa, Green Card or are dual citizens will be exempt from this travel ban. The revised travel ban will include exemptions for citizens of the seven countries that have aided the military of the United States. The new ban may remove wording that allowed special privileges for members of minority religions in the countries. The Trump’s administration hasn’t revealed anything concrete about the new travel ban yet, but was reportedly drafting it over the weekend. The previous order included an indefinite ban on refugees from Syria, but the new executive order may not include this restriction. However, the order will likely still include the 90 day restriction on citizens and 120-day restriction on refugees from the seven countries in the previous order. Attorneys are already preparing to fight the new executive order, but it may be harder to do if it doesn’t target citizens with legal rights in the United States.

You can follow these links to learn more about the revised travel ban that President Donald Trump and his administration is currently working on. Read 

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