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Raising The Gas Tax To Fund Infrastructure Might Be A Necessary Evil, But Only For Now

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President Donald Trump's administration is currently trying to raise $200 billion to fund a vague , almost-certainly troubled infrastructure package, and as part of that Trump has reportedly expressed interest in raising the federal gas tax for the first time since 1993, by 25 cents. While a regressive tax by design,...
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President Trump Suggested A 25-Cent-Per-Gallon Gas Tax Hike: Senator

President Trump Suggested A 25-Cent-Per-Gallon Gas Tax Hike: Senator

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Austin Dillon Wins The Daytona 500 After Spinning The Race Leader

Austin Dillon Wins The Daytona 500 After Spinning The Race Leader

The iconic No. 3 car won the Daytona 500 on Sunday, with 27-year-old Austin Dillon behind the wheel. Dillon was in second on the final lap, when leader Aric Almirola spun into... Read more ...

Hard Daytona 500 Wreck Knocks Danica Patrick Out Of Her Final NASCAR Race 

Hard Daytona 500 Wreck Knocks Danica Patrick Out Of Her Final NASCAR Race 

Danica Patrick announced last year that she'd end her racing career with one more attempt at each of America's biggest racing events, the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500... Read more ...

The Daytona 500 got off to a wild start when a crash caused by drivers...

The Daytona 500 got off to a wild start when a crash caused by drivers trying to win the first stage knocked out Jimmie Johnson

Fox An aggressive move by Ryan Blaney led to a crash at the end of Stage 1 of the Daytona 500. The crash involved seven cars and knocked Jimmie Johnson and Daniel Suarez from... Read more ...

BlackRock is using robots to better predict the future of the economy

BlackRock is using robots to better predict the future of the economy

Reuters / Fabrizio Bensch BlackRock's Macro GPS tool is designed as an improvement to traditional economic indicators, and is intended to give investors a more forward-looking... Read more ...

Trump supporters have their own dating websites now - and they're already...

Trump supporters have their own dating websites now - and they're already sparking controversy

Trump Dating and TrumpSingles are two websites catering to supporters of US President Donald Trump. Republican and Democratic dating sites have popped up in the past, as well... Read more ...

'I want to get something done': After Florida shooting, some Republicans...

'I want to get something done': After Florida shooting, some Republicans sound serious about passing gun control laws

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Republicans Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Rep. Carlos Curbelo, and Sen. James Lankford all voiced their support for gun legislation on the Sunday morning talk... Read more ...

'THE FLOODGATES ARE OPEN': The US government is set to begin an...

'THE FLOODGATES ARE OPEN': The US government is set to begin an unprecedented borrowing binge

Flickr / Doug Wertman The US government's funding needs are set to increase following the two-year budget agreement that will hike spending. And so, the Treasury has boosted... Read more ...

Wall Street's favorite new thing to worry about may already be in the...

Wall Street's favorite new thing to worry about may already be in the rearview mirror

REUTERS/Fred Prouser Wall Street is worried stronger wage growth will lead the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates more quickly. Evidence from the Atlanta Fed's Wage Growth... Read more ...

Here's who could lend the US Treasury the $3 trillion it needs in the next 3...

Here's who could lend the US Treasury the $3 trillion it needs in the next 3 years

Joshua Roberts/Reuters The US Treasury Department estimates that it will need to borrow around $1 trillion a year for the next three fiscal years. US savers, China, and OPEC... Read more ...

Churros, pranks, and hallway bobsleds: Here's what Winter Olympic athletes...

Churros, pranks, and hallway bobsleds: Here's what Winter Olympic athletes get up to when they're not competing

Getty Images Athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang have all had to work hard. Qualification for the Olympic games requires years of dedication, training, and... Read more ...