Category: Americans

For the First Time, More Americans Pay For Internet Video Than Cable or Satellite TV

For the First Time, More Americans Pay For Internet Video Than Cable or Satellite TV

Cord cutting, or people dropping their cable or satellite TV in favor of online video alternatives like Netflix, has reached a critical milestone. For the first time, more people pay for a streaming service than subscribe to traditional pay TV, a new survey has found. Sixty-nine percent of consumers pay for Internet video versus 65%…

Most Americans Don’t Have High Hopes for Lower Taxes in 2019

Most Americans Don’t Have High Hopes for Lower Taxes in 2019

Most Americans have apparently given up on lower taxes for now as only 21% of those who already filed their taxes think they’ll pay less for 2019, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Friday. The filing is for the now-closed 2018 tax year, which was the first to see implementation of the tax cuts a…

The Other Americans Asks What It Means to Be an Immigrant in 2019

The Other Americans Asks What It Means to Be an Immigrant in 2019

When Laila Lalami’s 2014 novel The Moor’s Account was short-listed for a Pulitzer Prize, jurors called its tale of a 16th century Spanish expedition to Florida “compassionately imagined out of the gaps and silences of history.” Five years on, Lalami turns that same compassion to the silences of the present. In her timely fourth novel,…

How wealthy Americans ‘get their kids into school’

How wealthy Americans ‘get their kids into school’

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Americans Trust President Trump Less Than Admitted Liar Michael Cohen, Survey Says

Americans Trust President Trump Less Than Admitted Liar Michael Cohen, Survey Says

American voters rate President Trump less trustworthy than his former attorney Michael Cohen, according to a Quinnipiac University poll that was conducted in the days following Cohen’s high-profile testimony before Congress. Cohen, a disgraced and disbarred attorney who pleaded guilty to lying before Congress in 2017, returned to a House panel last Wednesday to admit…

Many Americans Are Shocked By Their Tax Returns in 2019. Here’s What You Should Know

Many Americans Are Shocked By Their Tax Returns in 2019. Here’s What You Should Know

As tax season starts to heat up, people with big plans for their tax refunds may be surprised to find they are receiving less money than in years past. The initial batch of tax refunds in the first two weeks of the season declined an average of 8.7% from last year as of Feb. 8,…

I owe how much? Americans are shocked by the impact of Trump’s tax law

I owe how much? Americans are shocked by the impact of Trump’s tax law

Wait, I owe the IRS? The first tax filing season under the new federal tax law is proving to be surprising, confusing — and occasionally frightening — for some Americans, especially those accustomed to getting money back from the government. Take Andy Kraft and Amy Elias of Portland, Oregon. The couple had grown comfortable getting…

5 Americans Arrested and Held in Haiti on Criminal Conspiracy, Illegal Weapon Charges

5 Americans Arrested and Held in Haiti on Criminal Conspiracy, Illegal Weapon Charges

Five Americans, one Russian and a Serb were arrested in Haiti and charged with a criminal conspiracy and illegal possession of weapons, the AFP news agency said, citing Haitian police. The group, which also included one Haitian, was arrested at a police checkpoint near the Haitian central bank with assault rifles, pistols, bulletproof vests and…

Three Americans killed in a plane crash in Kenya

Three Americans killed in a plane crash in Kenya

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What will the Green New Deal cost Americans?

What will the Green New Deal cost Americans?

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