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September 7, 2018 Bernie Sanders Hit With Avalanche Of Criticism Over Amazon-Bashing BillSource: Huff Post
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, one of the most influential left-leaning think tanks in Washington, criticized the Sanders plan in a blog post on Wednesday. Several progressive policy types ? such as Dean Baker of the...
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Twelve passengers arriving in Philadelphia from Saudi Arabia, where it's believed they had celebrated Hajj, were referred to medical professionals after exhibiting flu-like symptoms on their flight, officials said.
September 7, 2018 'No one should be sleeping well tonight': WHO encourages fear of EbolaSource: BoingBoing.com
The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed its first Ebola death in the eastern city of Butembo, a trade hub with Uganda that is home to almost a million people. This first urban death, combined with ongoing violence in the...
Public health experts have been warning people since June to stay away from Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, as it can possibly give you a nasty case of salmonella poisoning. But people are still eating the frog-branded cereal, and...
September 6, 2018 Facebook, Twitter fall as they face U.S. CongressSource: Reuters
Shares of Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc fell on Wednesday as their top executives testified before the U.S. Congress, defending the companies against what lawmakers see as a failure to combat continuing foreign efforts to...
September 6, 2018 Bernie Sanders Introduces 'Stop BEZOS Act' to End Corporate Welfare to Amazon, WalmartSource: Gizmodo
Bernie Sanders introduced a bill today that culminates weeks of feuding between the Vermont senator and Amazon, a company he views as indicative of a “rigged economy” that rewards the rich and harms workers.
September 5, 2018 COMMENTARY: Fracking As The Next Financial Meltdown (Or Not)Source: Forbes
Shale fracking carries a political odor all its own, just as food whose genes were modified by primitive people is more acceptable that food modified—gasp—by scientists. As an example, the Massachusetts Sierra Club opposes gas...
September 5, 2018 Mark Carney willing to lead Bank of England through Brexit aftermathSource: CNN
Mark Carney has indicated that he's willing to extend his tenure as governor of the Bank of England to help manage the consequences of Brexit next March.
September 5, 2018 Chinese parents seek healthcare reform after vaccines scandalSource: Irish Times
The vaccine scandal is emblematic of a broader problem about the health system. An ageing population and air pollution have led to a rise in demand for hospital services and many believe the whole system is in need of reform.
September 4, 2018 California's response to record wildfires: shift to 100% clean energySource: The Guardian
In America today, it’s rare to see political leaders respond to a threat with an appropriate evidence-based policy solution. At the national level, more often we see actions that aggravate existing problems or create new ones.
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