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TRUMP: “At the end of the year, the assumption that I win, I’m going to terminate the payroll tax ... We’ll be paying into Social Security through the general fund.” — news conference Wednesday.

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By: National Content Desk — Personal Finance For many Americans, the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred financial stress and uneasiness. While the future economic landscape remains unclear, Anand Talwar, deposits and consumer strategy executive for Ally, encourages families to continue working towards greater financial stability. In...

The U.S. economy's steady growth - the longest stretch since World War II without a recession - is something of a mystery. Last summer, the yield curve inverted, which traditionally is the most reliable signal of an impending downturn. There were all sorts of plausible reasons the economy could take a turn for the worse -- a mountain of increasingly risky corporate debt, a slowdown in China, President Donald Trump's trade war, manufacturing weakness, increasing uncertainty about government policy and so on.

As the decade winds down and we assess how the economy did, two things stand out: productivity growth has been disappointing since the Great Recession and yet economic growth hasn't been all that bad, compounding at a 2.3% annual rate. But we've only been able to manage that level of growth because we had so many unemployed people available to go back to work. With labor slack continuing to diminish, maintaining this pace of economic growth in the 2020s will require a pick-up in productivity. The question is how to do it?

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Cotton is sensitive to water stress at different growth stages, needing water at specific times to produce a high-yielding crop. A Texas A&M AgriLife Research study investigated the best strategies to improve irrigation water-use efficiency while maintaining high yields. “Evaluation of crop-growth-stage-based deficit irrigation strategies for cotton production in the Southern High Plains,” was authored […]

The post Study suggests growth-stage-based irrigation strategies for high-yielding cotton appeared first on AgriLife Today.

In April 2016, on the verge of securing the Republican nomination for president, Donald Trump announced that his "campaign is evolving and transitioning, and so am I." At a rally around the same time, he told supporters that "at some point, I'm going to be so presidential that you people will be so bored," but "I just don't know that I wanted to do it quite yet."

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