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Loss of benefits for retired coal miners puts pressure on Green New Deal’s ‘just transition’ 22.2.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Retired coal miners stand to lose their benefits following a company’s bankruptcy, leaving the future of union contracts at other mines across the country in doubt as the industry continues to falter. One of the oldest coal mine operators in the United States, Westmoreland Coal Company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last October, and in […]
How Does Birth Order Shape Our Personality? 21.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The notion that the order in which we are born could influence our behavior has been explored for decades.
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Oakland Teachers Strike, Joining #RedforEd Movement on Picket Lines 21.2.2019 Truthout.com
Educators face ballooning class sizes and dwindling resources as billionaires seek to expand charter schools.

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How Will the Courts Handle the Trump Emoluments Cases? 21.2.2019 Truthout.com
Ethics watchdogs are worried Trump is trying to enrich himself unconstitutionally under the foreign emoluments.

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AOC Hits Out At Critics Over Pro-Amazon Billboard 21.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Few things effectively communicate the power we've built in fighting dark money & anti-worker policies like billionaire-funded groups blowing tons of cash on wack billboards," said New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
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US health spending to rise 5.5 percent per year over next decade: CMS 21.2.2019 Raw Story

U.S. health spending is expected to grow at an average rate of 5.5 percent every year from 2018 over the next decade and will reach nearly $6 trillion by 2027 as more people become eligible for Medicare, a government health agency said on Wednesday. Rising income levels, better employment rate and m...

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NY Billboard Slams Ocasio-Cortez for Amazon Pullout 21.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“25,000 lost NYC jobs, $4 billion in lost wages, $12 billion in lost economic activity for NY,” the billboard read.
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Fed’s John Williams says new economic outlook necessary for rate hikes 20.2.2019 Raw Story

New York Fed President John Williams on Tuesday said he was comfortable with the level U.S. interest rates are at now, and sees no need to raise them again unless growth or inflation shifts to an unexpectedly higher gear. In an interview with Reuters, Williams estimated the Fed would continue trimmi...

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Marijuana Legalization Must Include Reparations for Drug War Victims 19.2.2019 Truthout.com
Portland is directing grants to weed shop owners in communities disproportionately affected by the war on drugs.

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Thumbtack now offers benefits to independent contractors 19.2.2019 techCrunch
The gig economy has been under much scrutiny as of late due to the way it pays — or, skirts around paying — its independent contractors. Thumbtack, a platform for finding professionals to do anything from home maintenance do DJing a party, is now offering benefits to some of its independent contractors. “In a time […]
Auto industry lines up against possible US tariffs 19.2.2019 Raw Story

The U.S. auto industry urged President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday not to saddle imported cars and auto parts with steep tariffs, after the U.S. Commerce Department sent a confidential report to the White House late on Sunday with its recommendations for how to proceed. Some trade organi...

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Fox Business host complains the ‘alt-left’ believes ‘socialism is the way of the future’ — then gets schooled on marginal tax rates under JFK 18.2.2019 Raw Story

I had planned on speaking with Fox Business host Trish Regan about her coverage of the crisis in Venezuela and the U.S.-approved attempt to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro. But we wound up discussing a topic much closer to home: whether democratic socialism in America, as many conservatives and m...

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California Inc.: For some Apple contractors, it’s survival of the fittest 18.2.2019 LA Times: Business

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.

I'm Business columnist David Lazarus, and here's a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

Wall Street closed Friday on a high note amid renewed optimism about a trade deal with...

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L.A.'s feel-good plan for paid leave won't feel nearly as good when the costs pile up 18.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

City Councilwoman Nury Martinez and Councilman David Ryu have introduced a motion to develop a paid parental leave plan for Los Angeles.

Already, California’s parental and family leave programs offer up to 18 weeks of paid leave, at up to 70% of one’s pay, capped at $1,252 per week. The state programs...

After Superstorm Sandy’s Rain, Cooperatives Sprang Up Like Mushrooms 17.2.2019 Truthout.com
Members of The Working World, which helped start and sustain the co-ops, discuss their strategies.

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How to read fiction to build a startup 17.2.2019 techCrunch
“The book itself is a curious artefact, not showy in its technology but complex and extremely efficient: a really neat little device, compact, often very pleasant to look at and handle, that can last decades, even centuries. It doesn’t have to be plugged in, activated, or performed by a machine; all it needs is light, […]
Poll: Likely 2020 Voters Support Parts of Green New Deal, Despite Concerns Over the Cost 16.2.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A majority of likely 2020 voters support key aspects of a Green New Deal even when faced with potential costs and downsides, but strict regulations to decarbonize the nation’s top polluters could trigger a backlash, according to a new poll from proponents […]
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Amazon HQ2: Why New Yorkers Were Right to Be Skeptical 16.2.2019 Truthout.com
Companies often agree to create jobs in exchange for economic incentives and then back away from their promises.

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Hours before polls were to open, Nigeria delays election a week, citing ‘challenges’ 16.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Nigeria's electoral commission has delayed the presidential election until Feb. 23, making the announcement a mere five hours before polls were set to open Saturday. It cited unspecified "challenges" amid reports that voting materials had not been delivered to all parts of the country.

Residents...

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As GE and Amazon move on, Google expands presence in Boston and NYC 15.2.2019 TechCrunch
NYC and Boston were handed huge setbacks this week when Amazon and GE decided to bail on their commitments to build headquarters in the respective cities on the same day. But it’s worth pointing out that while these large tech organizations were pulling out, Google was expanding in both locations. Yesterday upon hearing about Amazon’s decision […]
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