The news, and the dregs

news: information reported

Here are some news you might have missed:
As JD reported, jobless claims are at a 45-year low and 164 major companies and rising have given their employees salary raises and bonuses because of the lower tax rates.


unveiled plans on Wednesday that would bring back the vast majority of the $252 billion in cash that it held abroad and said it would make a sizable investment in the United States.

Apple will make a one-time tax payment of $38 billion on the repatriated cash, and is expected to create 20,000 jobs in the US.

Hispanic unemployment at all-time low under Trump

U.S. oil industry set to break record, upend global trade

Surging shale production is poised to push U.S. oil output to more than 10 million barrels per day – toppling a record set in 1970 and crossing a threshold few could have imagined even a decade ago.

Dow jumps 323 points, closes above 26,000 for first time in its 121-year history

Teen pregnancy rates continue to drop.

Last year Abortion rates in US hit historic low, CDC report finds

dregs: the least valuable part of anything

Here are the dregs, i.e., what the legacy media wants you to focus on:
Nancy Pelosi is going to be a guest judge on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars’

Hillary Clinton could still become president if Russia probe finds conspiracy evidence

On Stage Was Springsteen, in the Audience, Chris Christie

Marla Maples dating TV host who called Trump ‘physically disgusting’

One year after Trump’s inauguration, no one will say how they spent the extra money

Is Trump’s doctor okay?

I had to do searches for the items in the above news roundup. I didn’t have to for the dregs; all it took was a quick glance at Memeorandum. As JD said,

In this election year, the Democrats will utilize their puppets in the media to try to make as many people as possible believe things are really bad. It doesn’t matter that the economy is looking great. Perception trumps reality and mainstream media wants to change as many people’s perceptions as possible. We have to fight against that.

It’s up to each one of us.

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz writes on U. S. and Latin America at Fausta’s blog