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Ja’Net DuBois, ‘Good Times’ star, dies at 74

Ja’Net DuBois, ‘Good Times’ star, dies at 74

Ja’Net DuBois, an actress who left her stamp on television playing beloved neighbor Willona Woods on “Good Times” and the voice behind the theme song to “The Jeffersons,” has died, according to Kesha Fields, DuBois’ youngest daughter. She was 74. DuBois died peacefully in her sleep Monday at her home in Glendale, California, Fields said.…MORE

Melania Trump receives award from Palm Beach university

Melania Trump receives award from Palm Beach university

First lady Melania Trump received a Palm Beach society award on Wednesday at a luncheon held at The Breakers, a local luxury resort. For the past 28 years, the Woman of Distinction Award from Palm Beach Atlantic University, a small Christian college in West Palm Beach, Florida, has been bestowed on two women with ties…MORE

The most important interest rate you’ve never heard of is about to change

The most important interest rate you’ve never heard of is about to change

Libor is the world’s most quoted interest rate, governing some $200 trillion of debt and contracts, including mortgages and consumer loans. After years of manipulation scandals the rate is now on its way out. Replacing it will be anything but easy. It also means any regular investor with a floating rate loan will experience some…MORE

Interpreting Trump’s pardons

Interpreting Trump’s pardons

Tell Trump he’s got power and he’ll use it. Washington sages thought that the crushing pressures, ingrained customs and the implied morality of his office would force Donald Trump to conform to traditional notions of presidential behavior. But the US President’s latest flurry of decrees shows that was a bad bet. American presidents can pretty…MORE

What Oregon’s conservatives wanting to join Idaho says about our politics

What Oregon’s conservatives wanting to join Idaho says about our politics

When you think of Oregon’s politics, you tend to consider it a liberal enclave, right? And you should! Its governor, both US senators and four of its five House members are Democrats. The Democratic presidential nominee has won the state eight straight times and, as the Almanac of American Politics notes, the state has voted…MORE

Facts First: What to expect when Bloomberg makes his debate debut

Facts First: What to expect when Bloomberg makes his debate debut

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg will make his debut on the 2020 debate stage on Wednesday night after hitting the party’s qualification threshold with his standing in a poll released on Tuesday. Since it’ll be the first time Bloomberg has debated his fellow Democratic candidates, the former New York City mayor is likely to be…MORE

GE dodges a bullet in Trump’s battle with China

GE dodges a bullet in Trump’s battle with China

General Electric appears to have a dodged a bullet in President Donald Trump’s fight with China over the theft of American trade secrets. The Trump administration is poised to give a GE joint venture the green light to continue exporting jet engines to China — despite national security concerns raised by some US officials. That…MORE

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