Republicans are in revolt. Economists on the left and right are deeply skeptical. President Trump’s top economic adviser resigned rather than be party to it. The culprit: tariffs, and specifically the president’s decision to slap duties on imported steel (25 percent) and aluminum (10 percent).
This summer, we asked readers to send us their climate change questions. A lot of those questions sat squarely under umbrella topics we expected: how climate science works, what individuals can do to prevent greenhouse gas emissions and what crazy technological solutions might actually be effective. We’ll be coming back to those later. But first, we wanted to address a different sort of question: Who is winning climate change? Sure, climate change is a very bad thing in a larger, existential sense. But are there animals and plants whose habitats will expand in a warmer world? Is there anybody who has figured out how to profit off the coming apocalypse? Won’t some places be nicer to live in than others? You wanted to know. We’re going to find out.
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Every four years, the media descends on New Hampshire to cover the state’s primary. Who are these New Hampshire voters that the media cares so much about — and who can have such a big effect on which candidate ultimately wins the nomination?
With impeachment behind him, the president’s advisers say there is little incentive for him to hold his fire — with more moves to come.
One of the most gloomy outlooks to date for the real, it assumes renewed selling pressure will knock away any support the currency gets from the central bank’s intervention in the swaps market this week.
The Pearl River is expected to crest Monday at 37.5 feet, the highest water level since 1983.
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. A bittersweet note about Significant Digits before we get going: FiveThirtyEight is revamping Significant Digits in the coming weeks. This will be the last edition in this format. The newsletter will take a few weeks off but will be back soon — stay tuned for more. You can follow writer Karen K. Ho on Twitter: @karenkho.
Britain formally left the European Union at the end of January but a transition period is in effect until Dec. 31, during which time little changes.