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HUD Secretary Ben Carson supports $6.2 billion in budget cuts to HUD - Bay Area Indymedia

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 8:10pm

Bay Area Indymedia

HUD Secretary Ben Carson supports $6.2 billion in budget cuts to HUD
Bay Area Indymedia
HUD Secretary Ben Carson, who recently bought a fancy $1.3 million home near D.C., in Vienna, Virginia, where he resides with his wife Candy, was A.W.O.L., and nowhere to be found by the media yesterday when it came time for him to step up to the plate ...

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Catriona Stewart: Forget emojis, a comma's worth $10m - Herald Scotland

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 8:02pm

Herald Scotland

Catriona Stewart: Forget emojis, a comma's worth $10m
Herald Scotland
My new work iPhone has a grim feature that automatically turns a word into a cartoonish little picture. The upgraded software means I need to actively turn what I've typed from an emoji back into a word. So, for example, "love" becomes a red heart ...

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Brazil meat-packing giants 'exported rotten beef' - BBC News

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 7:31pm

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Brazil meat-packing giants 'exported rotten beef'
BBC News
The authorities in Brazil suspended 33 government officials amid allegations that some of the country's biggest meat processors have been selling rotten beef and poultry for years. Three meat processing plants have also been closed and another 21 are ...
Brazil's Latest Scandal: Bribes, Acid and Tainted Meat ExportsBloomberg
Brazilian giant meatpackers targeted in corruption probeWashington Post
Brazil's Largest Food Companies Raided in Tainted Meat ScandalNew York Times
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Fact Check: Budget Director's Claims That Programs Don't Work - New York Times

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 6:42pm

New York Times

Fact Check: Budget Director's Claims That Programs Don't Work
New York Times
Mick Mulvaney, the White House budget director, on Thursday in Washington. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times. WASHINGTON — Facing criticism over proposed spending cuts in arts, education and antipoverty efforts, President Trump's budget director ...
Meals on Wheels sees donation surge after Trump proposes funding cutsWashington Post
Trump's Budget Asks the Right Questions for ConservativesBloomberg
Trump Community Development Block Grant Cut Would Affect MillionsForbes
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Trump advisers want concessions for coal if US stays in climate pact - Politico

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 6:06pm

Politico

Trump advisers want concessions for coal if US stays in climate pact
Politico
Trump administration officials have told lobbyists and European diplomats that the U.S. won't stay in the nearly 200-nation Paris climate change agreement unless it can secure wins for the fossil fuel industry, according to three people familiar with ...
Medical community warns of health dangers from climate changeWashington Times
From Michael Bloomberg: Fighting Climate Change Despite Trump RollbacksNew York Times
To Save American Jobs, Leave The Paris Agreement NowInvestor's Business Daily
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List of the 138 JC Penney stores that are closing - Washington Post

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 4:28pm

Washington Post

List of the 138 JC Penney stores that are closing
Washington Post
J.C. Penney on Friday released a list of the 138 locations that will close in the coming months as part of its plan to cut costs. Most are located within malls or shopping centers. Liquidation sales will start at the closing stores on April 17, and ...
FairOaks anchor, JCPenney, closing in JuneThe Republic
JCPenney closing Findlay Mall storeThe Courier
JCPenney to close three stores in Middle GeorgiaThe Telegraph
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Havas Freezes All Google and YouTube Ad Spend in the UK - AdAge.com

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 4:12pm

AdAge.com

Havas Freezes All Google and YouTube Ad Spend in the UK
AdAge.com
Havas Group U.K. has decided to halt all ad spending on Google and YouTube after ads for its clients appeared next to "questionable or unsafe content" online. "Havas Group U.K. has taken the decision on behalf of its U.K. clients, which include O2 ...
Google will revamp its ad policies after backlashWashington Post
French ad group Havas says only UK unit pulling adverts from GoogleReuters
Ad firm pulls spots from YouTube over proximity to white-supremacist videosNew York Post
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Disney to give backpay to park workers charged for their costumes - CNNMoney

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 2:09pm

CNNMoney

Disney to give backpay to park workers charged for their costumes
CNNMoney
Disney can't charge the actors who dress up as characters for their costumes -- at least not if it pushes their hourly pay below minimum wage. That's according to the Department of Labor, which is forcing Disney to pay 16,339 Florida workers a total of ...

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Cohn Offers Plan to Sell China Bank Stake to Avoid Conflict - Bloomberg

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 1:54pm

Bloomberg

Cohn Offers Plan to Sell China Bank Stake to Avoid Conflict
Bloomberg
Gary Cohn, President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, disclosed a plan to sell his stake in the world's largest bank by assets to comply with federal ethics laws and reduce conflicts of interest. Cohn, the director of the National Economic Council ...
Angela Merkel Just Fact-Shamed Donald Trump About the One Thing He's Supposed to KnowVanity Fair
Goldman Sachs CEO Blankfein sees slight pay cut in 2016Reuters
Lloyd Blankfein takes pay cut at Goldman SachsCNNMoney
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Disney will pay $3.8 million in back wages after feds allege wage and hour violations - Orlando Sentinel

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 1:38pm

Orlando Sentinel

Disney will pay $3.8 million in back wages after feds allege wage and hour violations
Orlando Sentinel
Disney has agreed to pay $3.8 million in back wages after feds allege wage and hour violations related to costume expenses. Sandra PediciniContact ReporterOrlando Sentinel. Privacy Policy · The Walt Disney Co. has agreed to provide $3.8 million in back ...
Disney to pay workers $3.8 million over costume fees, wagesThe Boston Globe
Disney to pay back wages to more than 16000 workersWESH Orlando
Disney Is Going to Pay $3.8 Million to Employees Who Were Charged for Their CostumesFortune
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Trump administration rolls back protections for people in default on student loans - Washington Post

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 12:34pm

Washington Post

Trump administration rolls back protections for people in default on student loans
Washington Post
Days after a report on federal student loans revealed a double-digit rise in defaults, President Trump's administration revoked federal guidance Thursday that barred student debt collectors from charging high fees on past-due loans. [Student loan ...
Trump administration rescinds Obama guidance on student loan defaults: reportThe Hill
When to Consider a Student Loan LawyerHuffington Post
Education Department rescinds rule that stopped aggressive student debt collectorsMiami Herald
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Cholesterol-Slashing Drug Can Protect High-Risk Heart Patients, Study Finds - New York Times

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:05am

New York Times

Cholesterol-Slashing Drug Can Protect High-Risk Heart Patients, Study Finds
New York Times
Robert Johnson 51, with his twin 6-year-old daughters, Brooke, left, and Bobbi on vacation in Florida. Mr. Johnson feared dying young of a heart attack like his father. “I always felt there was a ticking time bomb in my heart,” he said. Credit Loren ...
UPDATE 1-Amgen discounts cholesterol drug, but payers want moreBusiness Insider
Did Amgen's Repatha cut CV risks enough to make it cost-effective? Analysts say noFiercePharma
Amgen Tanks On Repatha Data: AnalysisSeeking Alpha
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Lockheed Martin to deliver world record-setting 60kw laser to US Army - Phys.Org

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 8:55am

Phys.Org

Lockheed Martin to deliver world record-setting 60kw laser to US Army
Phys.Org
A rendering of a truck mounted 60 kW laser weapon system for tactical U.S. Army vehicles. Credit: Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin has completed the design, development and demonstration of a 60 kW-class beam combined fiber laser for the U.S. Army.

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Lockheed Martin to deliver world record-setting 60kw laser to US Army - Phys.Org

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 8:55am

Phys.Org

Lockheed Martin to deliver world record-setting 60kw laser to US Army
Phys.Org
A rendering of a truck mounted 60 kW laser weapon system for tactical U.S. Army vehicles. Credit: Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin has completed the design, development and demonstration of a 60 kW-class beam combined fiber laser for the U.S. Army.
Army to test Lockheed laser system that can zap dronesStars and Stripes
US military's latest toy set: Record-breaking laser death star, er, truckThe Register
US Army gets world record-setting 60-kW laserDefenseNews.com

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Sean Spicer's angry, lonely defense of Trump's wiretapping claim, annotated - Washington Post

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 7:29pm

Washington Post

Sean Spicer's angry, lonely defense of Trump's wiretapping claim, annotated
Washington Post
Things got very contentious in the White House briefing room Thursday afternoon, as press secretary Sean Spicer was confronted with the bipartisan doubts of congressional leaders about Trump's claims that President Barack Obama wiretapped him.
Trump Digs In on Wiretap, No Matter Who Says DifferentlyNew York Times
British spy agency denies 'utterly ridiculous' Trump wiretap claimsCNN
Congress' wiretap slap leaves White House fumingPolitico
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Will McDonald's have to tell someone 'You're fired' after its extremely anti-Trump tweet? - Crain's Chicago Business

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 7:01pm

Crain's Chicago Business

Will McDonald's have to tell someone 'You're fired' after its extremely anti-Trump tweet?
Crain's Chicago Business
A tweet disparaging President Donald Trump that appeared to come from McDonald's social media team was pulled pretty quickly this morning, but not before it earned plenty of attention on social media, Ad Age reports. The tweet on the @McDonaldsCorp ...

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Lack of Oxford Comma Could Cost Maine Company Millions in Overtime Dispute - New York Times

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 6:23pm

New York Times

Lack of Oxford Comma Could Cost Maine Company Millions in Overtime Dispute
New York Times
A class-action lawsuit about overtime pay for truck drivers hinged entirely on a debate that has bitterly divided friends, families and foes: The dreaded — or totally necessary — Oxford comma, perhaps the most polarizing of punctuation marks. What ...
Comma comeuppance: When rogue punctuation proves costlyBBC News
Oxford Comma Defenders, Rejoice! Judge Bases Ruling on PunctuationNBCNews.com
A Few Words About That Ten-Million-Dollar Serial CommaThe New Yorker
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Adobe's 1st-qtr beats as Creative Cloud demand rises - Nasdaq

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 5:41pm

Nasdaq

Adobe's 1st-qtr beats as Creative Cloud demand rises
Nasdaq
... * Q1 revenue $1.68 bln vs est $1.65 bln * Q1 adj profit of $0.94/shr vs est $0.87/shr * Shares up 3.6 pct in extended trading (Adds details, analyst comment, updates shares) March 16 (Reuters) - Adobe Systems Inc <ADBE.O> reported better-than ...
Adobe Reports Better-Than-Expected First-Quarter Revenue, ProfitU.S. News & World Report
Cramer: Adobe Builds Next Step in Tech SurgeTheStreet.com
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German Authorities Raid US Law Firm Leading Volkswagen's Emissions Inquiry - New York Times

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 4:36pm

New York Times

German Authorities Raid US Law Firm Leading Volkswagen's Emissions Inquiry
New York Times
Volkswagen cars are lifted inside a delivery tower in Wolfsburg, Germany this week. The carmaker is the subject of a wide-ranging inquiry into an emissions-cheating scheme. Credit Michael Sohn/Associated Press. FRANKFURT — German authorities ...
US Taxpayers Might Be on the Hook for Dakota Pipeline Protest CostsBloomberg
German prosecutor searches VW's dieselgate law firmReuters
US judge orders VW exec held until emissions case trial next JanNasdaq
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