Apple is spending even more of its huge tax cut on Wall Street stock buybacks

Apple is spending even more of its huge tax cut on Wall Street stock buybacks

Investors, not workers, are the big winners in the iPhone maker’s tax savings. Apple is turning more of its tax cut into stock buybacks. The iPhone maker on Tuesday announced that it would repurchase an additional $75 billion of its own shares. The announcement comes less than a year after Apple revealed a $100 billion buyback in May 2018. The company on both occasions also said it would increase its dividend. Apple, as it turns…

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William Barr’s pause on a question about 2020 and foreign adversaries is incredibly telling

William Barr’s pause on a question about 2020 and foreign adversaries is incredibly telling

A stunning moment from the attorney general’s testimony reveals how much he’s trying to protect Trump. One of the most shocking moments from Attorney General William Barr’s Senate testimony on Wednesday was an unspoken one. When asked whether a 2020 presidential campaign should contact the FBI if a foreign government offered dirt on an adversary, Barr seemed at a loss for words. Instead of responding quickly in the affirmative, he paused. What should have been…

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Why the Caster Semenya case is a human rights issue

Why the Caster Semenya case is a human rights issue

By ruling against Caster Semenya’s appeal of new rules introduced by track and field’s world governing body, the Court of Arbitration for Sport is saying that testosterone is officially a tool to decide whether someone is a man or a woman. But as self-identity and gender politics continue to evolve, finding the science to back that up is getting harder. Powered by WPeMatico

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Caster Semenya lost — now what?

Caster Semenya lost — now what?

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected Caster Semenya’s appeal against new rules for female athletes with unusually high testosterone levels. But the complicated verdict leaves both the track star and her sport facing an uncertain future. Powered by WPeMatico

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Why are there so many Democratic candidates for president?

Why are there so many Democratic candidates for president?

It’s normal for a lot of people to run in a year like this. But not this many. Now there are 20. With former Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Seth Moulton joining the Democratic presidential race last week, the number of candidates seems to have set a record. “Can you explain why the dam has broken, and everyone is a candidate in the Dem primaries?” a Twitter follower asked me last week. My first…

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