PHOENIX — “Democrats hope demographic changes will translate into a win in November,” wrote The Nation magazine a while back. “Arizona, the second-fastest-growing state … brimming with Latinos and Independents [is] where the bloodiest fight is likely to take place,” correspondent Marc Cooper trumpeted. Liberal writers of all stripes have been bullish in recent years on the Democrats’ prospects in this southwestern state long associated with Barry Goldwater-style arch conservatism. “[C]onsider the influence of ongoing demographic changes in the state which have been steadily increasing the percentage of minority eligible voters, mostly Hispanics, and reducing the share of relatively conservative white working-class voters,” wrote Ruy Texeira in the New Republic, arguing that Arizona is a state that’s ready to “flip.” Democratic optimism in Arizona has even reached across the pond as well, with the U.K.‘s … [Read more...] about Is THIS the Year Arizona Finally Turns Blue?
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[STK] NYSE:CP Toronto:CP[IN] TRN[SU] ERNTO BUSINESS, AND TRANSPORTATION EDITORS:CP reports first quarter revenue of $1.66 billion; positive momentumheading into second quarterCALGARY, April 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian Pacific RailwayLimited (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) today announced first-quarter reporteddiluted earnings per share (EPS) of $2.41, or $2.70 on an adjusteddiluted EPS basis."This was a challenging quarter, as we battled extreme weather andunprecedented demand, specifically in the northern reaches of ournetwork," said Keith Creel, CP's President and Chief ExecutiveOfficer. "Despite these challenges, we delivered 6 percent morefreight than last year, demonstrating once again the resiliency of ouroperating model and the commitment from our family of professionalrailroaders. With the extraordinary winter weather behind us, we builta tremendous amount of momentum through March - one of our best monthsin recent history - positioning us well for the rest of the … [Read more...] about CP reports first quarter revenue of $1.66 billion; positive momentum heading into second quarter