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August 16, 2011 Starbucks' CEO: Halt the political donationsSource: MSNBC
LOS ANGELES — Starbucks Corp Chief Executive Howard Schultz is winning support for his call to withhold political contributions from U.S. lawmakers until they strike a "fair, bipartisan" deal on the country's debt, revenue and...
August 16, 2011 Obama healthcare law: two justices may decide fateSource: Reuters
The legal fate of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law will likely come down to two Republican appointees on the U.S. Supreme Court -- Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Source: Huntsville Examiner
President Obama’s controversial healthcare reform law remains at the center of debate nationwide, including Huntsville, Ala. The question of federal power, and how widely it should be used, is coming to a head once again. A...
August 15, 2011 Tainted beef leads to grocery recallsSource: Forbes
DODGE CITY, Kan. -- At least three major grocery store chains are recalling certain packages of ground beef due to possible E. coli contamination. The recalls at Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., Publix Super Markets Inc. and Kroger Co....
August 12, 2011 SEC Probes S&P's U.S. Debt Downgrade: ReportSource: The Street
WASHINGTON (TheStreet) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission has asked Standard & Poor's to disclose who at the ratings agency knew of its decision to downgrade U.S. debt before it was announced last Friday, The Financial...
August 12, 2011 CDC updates details of ground turkey-linked salmonella outbreakSource: LA Times
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that 107 people in 31 states have been infected with a drug-resistant strain of salmonella that was detected in ground turkey earlier this year. Last Friday, the Los...
August 12, 2011 Who's who on Congress's debt 'super committee'Source: Christian Science Monitor
Congress has created a special super committee to devise a way to cut at least $1.2 trillion from US spending in coming years. Its real name is the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, and its deadline is Nov. 23. If a...
August 11, 2011 Japan parties reach agreement on renewable energy bill-JijiSource: Reuters
Japan's ruling Democratic Party reached a broad agreement with the main opposition parties on Thursday to pass a bill designed to promote renewable energy, Jiji news agency said, setting the stage for unpopular Prime Minister...
August 11, 2011 Health Care Roundtable: Improve Quality to Bring Down CostsSource: Public News Service
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Little agreement can be found about the impact high health-care costs have on the economy, but some advocates and health experts in Ohio say gutting programs such as Medicaid and Medicare is not the solution to...
August 11, 2011 Obama, Bernanke and economic team huddle amid market turmoilSource: The Hill
President Obama and his economic team met Wednesday with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as volatility continued to haunt the markets. Obama, Bernanke, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, National Economic Council Chairman...
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