Shawn Donnan Bloomberg Published 3:14 PM EDT Apr 26, 2019 One big headline from Friday’s initial report on first-quarter U.S. gross domestic product is the boost growth received from the fallout of President Donald Trump’s trade wars. Yet below the surface are signs of how his disruptive approach to trade is also dampening growth in a way that may be more worrying for the long term. While net exports contributed almost a third of the 3.2 percent annualized pace of growth in the first three months of 2019, there were also signs of the drag posed by what economists and businesses have for months been warning has been a slowdown in investment due to uncertainty about Trump’s trade policies. Non-residential investment grew at a 2.7 percent pace, the weakest first-quarter result of the Trump presidency. Investment in equipment rose by just 0.2 percent while the capital allocated to non-residential structures such as factories and oil wells actually declined by 0.8 … [Read more...] about GDP data illustrates good and bad of Trump’s trade wars
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Shawn Windsor Detroit Free Press Published 6:01 AM EDT Apr 14, 2019 It is the debate of our time, the pro-tankers versus the anti-tankers, and it’s ripping the Detroit Pistons’ fan base apart. Not literally, of course. Just spiritually. And it has to stop. So: How about each side give the other a break? There is more than one way to build a title contender. And all of them require a bit of luck. Even when a team gets lucky, it still has to get … lucky. Take the Philadelphia 76ers, the pro-tankers' favorite example. The 76ers purposefully lost. That led to four straight top-three picks, including two No. 1 picks. (Though their second No. 1 pick was acquired via a trade with the Boston Celtics.) What did they get for their trouble? A generational talent in Joel Embiid. A tantalizing, 6-10 point guard in Ben Simmons — who can’t shoot. And two players who are no longer with the … [Read more...] about Detroit Pistons in the playoffs: Good or bad for the future?
Lindsey Tanner Associated Press Published 7:20 PM EDT Mar 15, 2019 The latest U.S. research on eggs won’t go over easy for those can’t eat breakfast without them. Adults who ate about 1 ½ eggs daily had a slightly higher risk of heart disease than those who ate no eggs. The study showed the more eggs, the greater the risk. The chances of dying early were also elevated. The researchers say the culprit is cholesterol, found in egg yolks and other foods, including shellfish, dairy products and red meat. The study focused on eggs because they’re among the most commonly eaten cholesterol-rich foods. They can still be part of a healthy diet, but in smaller quantities than many Americans have gotten used to, the researchers say. U.S. dietary guidelines that eased limits on cholesterol have helped eggs make a comeback. The study has limitations and contradicts recent research, but is likely to rekindle the long-standing debate about eggs. The new results were … [Read more...] about Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate
Carlos Monarrez Detroit Free Press Published 4:24 PM EDT Oct 7, 2018 Free Press sports writer Carlos Monarrez answers three questions after the Detroit Lions' 31-23 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at Ford Field: Holy smokes! Are the Lions this good or are the Packers this bad? The short answer is the Lions are not this good. At least they aren’t leading-at-halftime-24-0 good. The Lions (3-2) get full credit, especially defensively, for playing so well in the win. But it was also one of those games in which they got just about every imaginable break. From Mason Crosby missing four field goals and an extra point to the referees screwing up and giving the Lions the ball at the Packers 1 on a punt in the first quarter. The Packers are not a great team, but without Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison, two of Aaron Rodgers’ key targets, their offense seemed stuck in the mud. But the Packers have some serious issues. They were sloppy in every phase … [Read more...] about Are Detroit Lions this good or Green Bay Packers this bad?
Chris Solari Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 PM EDT Sep 13, 2018 EAST LANSING — It used to be a rarity. Now, primetime football is commonplace for Michigan State. The 24th-ranked Spartans, after their bye this weekend, will play their third straight night game, at 7:30 p.m.Sept. 22, when they travel to Indiana to open Big Ten play (Big Ten Network). It will mark MSU’s 18th kickoff under the lights in the past five regular seasons and the Spartans’ 23rd beginning after the 3:30 p.m. Eastern window of games, when including postseason games and an afternoon kickoff at Oregon in 2014. MSU has never played three straight night games in program history, and the Spartans also have never played consecutive regular-season road games at night. “Having a night game as opposed to a day game, we're just going to play them when we’re supposed to play them and get excited about an opportunity to do that,” MSU coach Mark Dantonio said Tuesday. “Third … [Read more...] about Michigan State in another night game a good or bad thing?