Jillian Harding

Data Dive: Trump’s bluster may hit the United Nations right in the budget

Nov 23 2016

As news hits that President-elect Donald Trump has picked South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to be his U.N. ambassador, one question on the table is whether his administration and congressional Republicans will try to slash how much money the United States gives the United Nations.

Data Dive: Amazon's opportunity in live sports

Dec 06 2016

Amazon's bet on live sports is anything but a slam dunk. The rights to major sports are mostly locked up by traditional media – the broadcast networks, ESPN and smaller regional sports networks and DirecTV. But there's an opportunity for Amazon in smaller leagues like soccer and lacrosse.

Data Dive: Trump's military ambitions could run into budget buzzsaw

Nov 21 2016

As President-elect Donald Trump his pick for secretary of defense, military spending to historic highs with $596 billion budgeted in 2016. The United States spends more on defense than the next seven countries combined, including China, Saudi Arabia and Russia.

Data Dive: Japan's growth problem – and Trump's

Nov 17 2016

When President-elect Donald Trump sits down with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this evening, their agenda will almost certainly include the Japanese economy.

Unexpected issue with spending $1 trillion on infrastructure

Nov 15 2016

President-elect Donald Trump would like to push $1 trillion in infrastructure spending through Congress, as a way to boost productivity and create jobs. But will there be enough skilled workers to take on those projects?

Data Dive: Donald Trump has a Social Security problem

Nov 14 2016

If you buy the party line, a Republican Congress and White House may be the best chance the country has had in years to reform Social Security after decades of inaction and Washington infighting.

Data Dive: Trump’s win a renewed boost for oil & gas companies?

Nov 09 2016

Global stock markets experienced a bit of shock (without the awe) after Republican Donald Trump upset the establishment to win the White House. Renewable energy stocks, including solar and wind power companies, took a beating on Wednesday morning as investors presumably expect a Trump presidency will be bad for those businesses.

Data Dive: Roads and bridges on the ballot

Nov 07 2016

There is more than $250 billion in transportation infrastructure spending on the state ballots in Tuesday's election. State spending on infrastructure is at a 30-year low, despite desperate need for repairs. There are more than 58,000 structurally deficient bridges in the United States, not to mention roads, tunnels, and pipes that also need upgrades.

Data Dive: Getting out the 'hate' vote

Nov 02 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are neck-and-neck down the stretch. But as far who voters actually like, it could be a race to the bottom.

Data Dive: Highway to the danger zone

Nov 01 2016

A flyby of China’s J-20 stealth jet is did more than make a deafening noise at Airshow China. It reverberated throughout the world as yet another demonstration of the country’s desire to establish dominance as an aviation and military superpower. Reuters reported earlier this month that the Chengdhu J-20 could be on par with an F-22 Raptor, manufactured by Lockheed Martin.

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