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November 29, 2016 at 12:30 am 0 comments

Il titolo, rinviato per eccesso di rialzo, ha poi chiuso a parametri allargati con il progresso del 12,86 per cento, mentre la controllante Olivetti ha preso il 7,62 per cento. Pi calme Telecom e Tim. Ma ieri si dava anche credito all’ ipotesi di un possibile arrivo a fianco di Roberto Colaninno in Olivetti (il vero snodo finanziario di tutta la costruzione) di un grande gruppo estero di tlc, da Deutsche Telekom a British Telecom, o di qualcuno dei grandi gruppi americani (General Electric, ad esempio) dotati di ampie risorse. O, con ogni probabilit si tratta del dovuto adeguamento della subholding ai notevoli rialzi fatti segnare da Telecom Italia e da Tim nelle ultime settimane. Resta sempre il gelo sulle altre blue chip, che ormai attraggono pochi scambi e perdono quota nel disinteresse generale. Enel, ad esempio, viaggia ormai con una perdita superiore al 4 per cento rispetto al prezzoRead More

Pennsylvania Voters to Help Narrow Competitive U.S. Senate Race

April 30, 2016 at 5:31 pm 0 comments

While most people are thinking about registering to vote so they can cast a ballot in either the Republican or Democratic Primary for President, Pennsylvania Voters also have to remember that there are key Senate, House and State races to vote on in this primary, though the deadline to register to vote has already passed. Due to Pennsylvania’s closed primary system, voters will only be able to vote for the party with which they are affiliated. The closed system will also not allow registered independent or non-affiliated voters to cast a ballot on April 26. For those who can vote in Pennsylvania, there is the opportunity to vote for a member of the Senate in this year’s election cycle. After being elected in 2010, Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) is up for re-election and is in for a strong fight from any of the Democrat opponents. While Senator Toomey is runningRead More

Is John Kasich the Last Hope for the Republican Establishment?

April 30, 2016 at 5:17 pm 0 comments

While other more popular candidates like Macro Rubio, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie suspended their campaigns months ago, John Kasich (R-OH), the Governor of Ohio and Republican presidential candidate, is still holding on strong. But is Kasich only holding on for the good of the moderate Republicans? Is he hoping to get a big push from the Republican National Committee if the primary ends up as a brokered convention? Whatever the reason is for Kasich staying in the game, he has got a long way to go if he wants to be the eventual party nominee. Currently, Kasich only has 143 of the 1,355 delegates that have already been divided up from the different state primaries and caucuses. The biggest bunch of those delegates came from the winner-take-all in his home state of Ohio, which garnered him all 66 delegates. While John Kasich may claim that Ohio is his homeRead More

Rebuilding Diplomatic Relations with Cuba

April 29, 2016 at 9:34 pm 0 comments

On Mar. 20, President Obama touched down in Havana, Cuba for a historic visit to the deeply impoverished and communist nation. President Obama is the first President to visit the nation since President Calvin Coolidge’s visit in 1928. After years of bad blood between the two nations, diplomatic relations are beginning to get better with the help of the Obama Administration and a new found attitude toward the island nation by the American people. The diplomatic history has been practically non-existent between the two countries in almost 60 years. With the roots of the split between the two nations firmly planted in activity surrounding the Cold War, the countries broke ties after Fidel Castro and other revolutionaries took over the Capital City of Havana in 1959 and ousted U.S. backed leader, Fulgencio Batista. While initially the United States recognized the Castro government, the increase of trade between Cuba and theRead More

Obama Selects Garland for Supreme Court

April 29, 2016 at 9:27 pm 0 comments

On March 16, President Obama announced his nomination for the Supreme Court seat that was vacated by the recent death of Justice Antonin Scalia. President Obama nominated Federal District Court Judge Merrick Garland for the position and has officially sent the nomination to the Senate for approval. Garland, a Harvard Law graduate who has spent almost 19 years as a Federal District Court of Appeals Judge, was initially appointed by President Bill Clinton and approved by the Senate in a 76 to 23 decision in 1996. He has spent close to 40 years in the legal field and is respected as one of the greatest legal minds in the country. During his time on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Garland has overseen dozens of influential cases that were heard before the Supreme Court. One of the most significant cases in recent history was his review of the Parker v.Read More

The Other Option in the 2016 Election Cycle

April 29, 2016 at 9:19 pm 0 comments

Tired of a two party system? You don’t agree with what any of the big candidates have to say? This fall there will be another option on the ballot, the Libertarian Party. While the Libertarian Party is only on 31 ballots across the U.S., it is looking to be an option in all 50 by November. Pennsylvania, which has put the party on the ballot for the past two presidential elections cycles, is likely to put the party back on the ballot again. The motto of the Libertarian Party is “Minimum Government, Maximum Freedom.” The party seeks to engage in the classically liberal ideas of being fiscally conservative and socially liberal, meaning that the party wants the individual to make the most important personal decisions regarding their finances, health care and education, rather than the government. While the Libertarian Party of the United States was only founded in 1971, itRead More

International Women’s Day: A Fight for Gender Parity

April 29, 2016 at 9:16 pm 0 comments

International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 16. The theme of the campaign was to better obtain gender parity. According to the Internation Women’s Day website, the theme was inspired by a study done by The World Economic Forum, in which it was predicted that gender parity would not be reached until the year 2133. Gender Parity means equal access to education for both males and females. The majority of countries behind in female enrollment in education are African countries, such as Sudan. According to Unicef,’s website the Sudan measures lower than a .85 on the gender parity index. Countries such as the U.S. and Russia measure between a .96 and 1.04 respectively on the gender parity index, which Unicef considers “on track.” Though the main goal of the holiday’s celebration this year was obtaining total gender parity, the holiday was also used as a celebration of women around theRead More

Does the Youth Vote Really Matter?

April 29, 2016 at 9:10 pm 0 comments

In the heart of caucus and primary season students should ask themselves, “What candidate really cares about my vote?” With all the Republican and Democratic candidates vying for the vote of minority populations, it is worth wondering if any have caught the attention of the college students. Two candidates have stuck out as “youth friendly” candidates on college campuses across the United States. Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Rand Paul have become the poster boys for what the American youth want. While Rand Paul has dropped out of the presidential race, Bernie Sanders continues strong after both the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire primary. While these men may be on opposite ends of the political spectrum, Sanders a democratic socialist and Paul a civil libertarian, share similar outlooks on issues that are generally important to college students. Both Sanders and Paul have been fans of the legalization of marijuana,Read More

Presidential Candidates’ Plans for Student Loan Debt

April 29, 2016 at 9:08 pm 0 comments

With the 2016 presidential election getting closer, and caucuses already underway, many Americans are starting to focus on the presidential candidates and their opinions. Front runners for the Republican Party, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio, as well as the Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, all have different futures envisioned for their potential presidencies. However, they all seem to agree that student debt is a problem that must be addressed. While all five of these individuals recognize this problem, each has developed a different plan to combat the rising tuition and debt. Hillary Clinton has proposed what she is calling “The New College Compact” to help make higher education more affordable and to reduce student debt all together. The boldest aspect of Clinton’s plan is ensuring that no student has to borrow to pay for tuition, books or fees if they attend a four-year public college inRead More

Zika Virus: The Next Ebola Scare?

April 29, 2016 at 9:00 pm 0 comments

In today’s age, there are countless diseases and viruses found in all parts of the world. The most recent illness that is grabbing people’s attention is the Zika virus. The virus is not new; there have been previous outbreaks in tropical parts of Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific islands. In May of 2015 the Pan American Health Organization confirmed the first Zika infection in Brazil. Since then, the virus has spread to other countries and has become a concern for travelers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mosquitos carry the Zika virus, and about 1 in 5 people who contract the virus become ill. The virus can also be transmitted sexually by an infected person. The illness itself is mild and compares to the common flu. Symptoms last from several days to a week and include fever, headache, rash, joint and/or muscle pain and conjunctivitis.Read More