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California's economy will grow faster than the nation's, UCLA forecast predicts 5.12.2019 LA Times: Business

California's growth is slowing, but the Golden State is still likely to prosper more than the U.S. overall next year, UCLA's forecast predicts

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Turning gray and into the red: The true cost of growing old in America 5.12.2019 Raw Story
The U.S. population is aging at such a rate that within a few years, older Americans will outnumber the country’s children for the first time, according to census projections. But rising rents, health care and other living costs mean that for many entering their retirement years, balancing the household budget can be a struggle. Jan […]
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Colorado metro districts and developers create billions in debt, leaving homeowners with soaring tax bills 5.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A Denver Post investigation into the workings of metro districts found a governmental system that operates without the usual oversight of voters, restrictions on conflicts of interest, or the usual checks and balances to ensure communities won't spiral into insolvency.
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‘Flat-out corruption’: DeVos accused of scheming to stop next president from canceling student loan debt 5.12.2019 Raw Story
“Normally the rich are moderately more subtle about rigging the system in their favor. They’re scared.” Billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos this week proposed handing over the federal government’s $1.5 trillion student loan portfolio to a “stand-alone government corporation,” a move observers condemned as a corrupt ploy to strip the next president of the ability to cancel […]
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They Loan You Money. Then They Get A Warrant For Your Arrest. 4.12.2019 Truthout.com
Handcuffs rest on a pile of $100 bills
High-interest loan companies are using Utah’s small claims courts to arrest borrowers and take their bail money.
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Appeals Court Rejects Trump’s Bid to Hide His Finances From Congress 4.12.2019 Mother Jones
A federal appeals court in New York ruled Tuesday that two of Donald Trump’s lenders must comply with subpoenas from congressional investigators seeking details about the president’s personal finances. It’s the latest court defeat for Trump, who has steadfastly refused to cooperate with congressional probes and in this case sued Deutsche Bank and Capital One […]
Tinder lets known sex offenders use the app. It’s not the only one 4.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Match Group, which owns most major online dating services, screens for sexual predators on Match — but not on Tinder, OkCupid or PlentyofFish. A spokesperson said, “There are definitely registered sex offenders on our free products.”
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Facebook expands its efforts against ad discrimination 3.12.2019 TechCrunch
Under the terms of a settlement with the ACLU and other civil rights groups earlier this year, Facebook has been taking steps to prevent discriminatory ad targeting. Specifically, the company says ads in the United States that involve housing, employment or credit can no longer be targeted based on age, gender, ZIP code or multicultural affinity. […]
Russian-owned company caught trying to hack Ohio voting systems on Election Day 3.12.2019 Raw Story
A Russian-owned company tried to hack the Ohio office that oversees the state’s voting systems on Election Day, according to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose. This article first appeared on Salon. LaRose told the Columbus Dispatch that the state’s internal systems detected an “SQL injection” attack that attempted to insert malicious code onto his office’s […]
Wages Have Risen Due to Minimum Wage Increases and the Fed’s Obama-Era Policies 2.12.2019 Truthout.com
Two women lean over a desk in a small business
Low rates of unemployment give workers the bargaining power necessary to secure real wage gains.
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Trump Tax Records Reveal New Inconsistencies — This Time for Trump Tower 2.12.2019 Truthout.com
Trump Tower's Fifth Avenue entrance.
Documents show Trump’s company reported different numbers for his signature building.
Tinder lets known sex offenders use the app — and it’s not the only one 2.12.2019 Raw Story
Susan Deveau saw Mark Papamechail’s online dating profile on PlentyofFish in late 2016. Scrolling through his pictures, she saw a 54-year-old man, balding and broad, dressed in a T-shirt. Papamechail lived near her home in a suburb of Boston and, like Deveau, was divorced. His dating app profile said he wanted “to find someone to […]
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Lawmakers support public works bill, but how big will it be? 2.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Lawmakers from both parties agree they need to pass what's known as a bonding bill next year to borrow money to pay for public construction projects. But they disagree on how big it should be.
Irving Burgie, songwriter who helped bring calypso to America, dies at 95 2.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Brooklyn-born Burgie studied at Juilliard and co-wrote many of the songs on Harry Belafonte's breakthrough album, Calypso, including his genre-defining hit, "Day-O (The Banana Boat Song)."
Trump’s trip to NATO may showcase his breakup with France’s Macron 2.12.2019 Raw Story
President Donald Trump has decided his tight relationship with French leader Emmanuel Macron is over. According to Axios, Trump has been complaining about Macron, calling him a “wise guy,” a pejorative he’s used to describe Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “He’s been down on Macron for a long while,” one official told Axios. The NATO meeting […]
'We wanted our patrons back': Public libraries scrap late fines to alleviate inequity 1.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
"There were families that couldn't afford to pay the fines and therefore couldn't return the materials," Chicago Public Library Commissioner Andrea Telli said. "So then we just lost them as patrons."
Doctors Group Owned by a Private Equity Firm Repeatedly Sued the Poor 30.11.2019 Truthout.com
Lawsuits against poor patients began after TeamHealth, a physician staffing firm, was acquired by the Blackstone ...
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‘The Wall’ cemented Pink Floyd’s fame – but destroyed the band 30.11.2019 Raw Story
Forty years ago, on Nov. 30, 1979, the English progressive rock band Pink Floyd released its 11th studio album, “The Wall.” Featuring 26 tracks, two records and an opera-esque story line, the concept album would go on to become the number two bestselling double album in history. But it would also mark the last time […]
MSNBC's Ruhle Calls Trump's Thanksgiving Visit to Afghanistan a 'Photo-Op' 30.11.2019 NewsBusters
Surprise presidential visits to war zones to spend time with the troops during Thanksgiving or other holidays have become a bipartisan tradition that everyone can support.  While most view such visits as a way to honor the troops and express amazement at the amount of planning and secrecy that goes into such trips, MSNBC Live host Stephanie Ruhle took Friday to call Trump's Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan a "photo-op" and wonder that if he will plan more foreign visits as part of a strategy to counter impeachment. ...
New poll finds majority of Americans across political spectrum back Elizabeth Warren’s ultra-millionaire tax 30.11.2019 Raw Story
At rallies, the White House hopeful has criticized billionaires for their complaints about her plan to impose a two percent tax on wealth over $50 million. New polling results released Friday find broad support for Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s proposed wealth tax, with Americans across most demographic groups backing her plan to impose an annual two […]
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