According to the New York Times, many small U.S. wireless carriers depend on inexpensive equipment from the Chinese company, Huawei, but must soon rethink expansion plans and other replacements of existing gear.
Why did President Trump ban Huawei’s sale of equipment in the U.S.?
How extensively is Huawei’s equipment used across the globe?
Do you think that this was a wise executive order? Discuss.
Why don’t the smaller carriers use the same equipment as the large carriers like Verizon?
Unfortunately, a little-noticed provision in President Trump’s sprawling new tax law is treating middle- and low-income college students like trust-fund babies – a tax law established 33 years ago to prevent wealthy parents from funneling money to their children to lower their tax burdens.
What does this provision do to students?
How many undergraduates and graduate students are affected?
What range of taxes are levied on unearned income per the new tax law?
Why wasn’t it fixed in the draft stage?
Green, E. (2019). Low-Income College Students Are Being Taxed Like Trust-Fund Babies. New York Times, May 17 (Retrievable online at https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/17/us/politics/college-scholarships-tax-increases.html)
According to Glassdoor, who ranks internship opportunities, nearly half of the twenty-five most lucrative internships are in the technology field.
Which fields follow technology as the most lucrative?
Which company tops the list with a median monthly salary of $8,000?
Which was the most surprising to you and why?
Eadicicco, L (2019) The 13 highest-paying internships in tech. Business Insider, May 16 (Retrievable online at https://www.businessinsider.com/tech-internships-that-pay-the-most-facebook-amazon-google-microsoft-2019-5)
According to the Guardian, if Trump Tower and other Trump sites do not cut emissions, the Trump Organization will owe $2.1m a year from 2030.
How many Trump properties in New York City do not comply with new regulations designed to slash greenhouse gas emissions?
Which body passed these fines?
What will be required by the Trump properties to comply with the regulations?
Milman, O. (2019). Trump buildings face millions in climate fines under new New York rules. The Guardian, May 6 (Retrievable online at https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/06/trump-labor-department-gig-economy)