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Citing “Safety Concerns,” FDA Cautions National Marketer of Unproven Stem Cell Treatments

May 31, 2019           |                                       

ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom based in New York. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. In a sign of its increasing concern about the marketing of stem cells as cure-alls, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week notified […]

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In Opioid Trial, Oklahoma Accuses Johnson & Johnson of Being Drug “Kingpin”

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Noam Chomsky: Trump’s “Economic Boom” Is a Sham Trump Is Trying to Ban Climate Science Because… Obama? US Abortion Rights Activists Can Draw Inspiration From Ireland Big Oil Pushes Corporate-Friendly Carbon Tax to Halt Green New Deal Wave Philosopher Herbert Marcuse on the Rise of Fascism in Europe Key US Allies in the Middle East […]

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The London-based electronics retailer Richer Sounds recently made headlines when its owner, Julian Richer, announced that he was selling a 60% stake in the company to its approximately 500 employees through an employee ownership trust similar to the one that owns the John Lewis Partnership retail conglomerate. As part of the deal, £3.5 million—more than […]

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The answer is clear if you read U.S. documents published by WikiLeaks in 2006, writes Kevin Zeese. Ukraine’s next president in 2016 trailer for the TV comedy “Servant of the People.” (YouTube) By Kevin Zeese PopularResistance.org With his landslide victory, Volodymyr Zelensky, a comedian who won 73 percent of the vote, will become the president […]

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U.S. Corporations Embracing 420 as Pot Legalization Grows

April 19, 2019           |                                       

LOS ANGELES—Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it. No, Hallmark doesn’t yet have a card to mark “420.” But many other businesses inside and outside the multibillion-dollar cannabis […]

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The right-wing Daily Caller is the latest site to partner with Facebook on its controversial fact-checking platform, Axios reported Wednesday. CheckYourFact.com, a for-profit subsidiary of The Daily Caller, is, like all of Facebook’s fact-checking partners, including the Associated Press and PolitiFact, approved by the Poynter Institute’s International Fact Checking Network. Still, the parent company, as […]

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Walgreens, the nation’s largest pharmacy chain, has long endured criticism because it refuses to stop selling cigarettes, even as it fills prescriptions for cancer patients. Now it has come up with a new way to profit from cancer. In a program called Feel More Like You, which debuted nationally in March, Walgreens cosmetic consultants advise […]

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The energy company PSEG had a simple message for the New Jersey Legislature as it weighed the fate of three nuclear plants in the state. “What’s good for New Jersey is what’s good for PSEG,” Ralph Izzo, the company’s chairman, president and CEO, told the Legislature at a December 2017 hearing in Trenton. “What’s bad […]

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All of the Democratic presidential candidates have committed to rejecting the influence of special interests. To demonstrate their resolve, several of the candidates have promised to power their White House ambitions without a single dollar of lobbyist money. In the waves of small-dollar donations reported on Monday — the first financial disclosure reporting period of […]

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It is a Chinese state-owned company that is implicated in disturbing human rights violations. But that has not stopped Hikvision from gaining a major foothold in the United Kingdom. Through a network of corporate partners, the Hangzhou-based security firm has supplied its surveillance cameras for use on the British parliamentary estate, as well as to […]

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ProPublica Named a Finalist for Three Deadline Club Awards

April 8, 2019           |                                       

Three ProPublica projects have been named finalists for Deadline Club Awards in the annual contest honoring the best work by journalists in the New York City area. “The Right to Fail,” a collaboration with PBS Frontline, is a finalist in the Newspaper or Digital Local News Reporting category. Led by ProPublica reporter Joaquin Sapien and […]

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Boeing CEO praised “streamlined” oversight of 737 plane that crashed in Indonesia and Ethiopia By Barry Grey 6 April 2019 In a conference call with Wall Street firms in April of 2017, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg lauded the Federal Aviation Administration’s “streamlined” certification process for enabling the aircraft manufacturer to rush its new 737 Max […]

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There it was in black and white ­— or black, white, and a palette of gentle greens and blues. With a headline predicting that natural gas “will thrive in the age of renewables,” the article made the case that there are limitations on solar and wind power and that — as a subhead spelled out in […]

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In 1994, a philosophy student at Princeton University submitted a senior thesis that began with a famous passage from Lord Byron, the romantic poet. The passage reflected the student’s apparent uncertainty about who he was and what he would become after college. Between two worlds life hovers like a star, ’Twixt night and morn, upon […]

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