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How Poor Oversight and Fraud in Generic Drug Industry Threatens Patients’ Health

May 20, 2019           |                                       

Racist Voter Suppression Made Alabama’s Abortion Ban Possible Head of Program Profiling Muslims in Chicago Steps Down Amid Pressure Trump’s Trade War With China Is Waged to Make the Rich Richer Trump — Who Claims He Doesn’t Want War — Threatens “Official End of Iran” The “Auntie Network” Already Exists Plastics Industry on Track to […]

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Among the mega-corporations that surveil you, your cellphone carrier has always been one of the keenest monitors, in constant contact with the one small device you keep on you at almost every moment. A confidential Facebook document reviewed by The Intercept shows that the social network courts carriers, along with phone makers — some 100 […]

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Video: Mass layoffs hit Illinois Fiat Chrysler plant By Michael Walters, Marcus Day and George Marlowe 18 May 2019 Earlier this month, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) eliminated a shift at its Belvidere, Illinois, assembly plant, laying off roughly 1,400 workers. Workers are worried that Chrysler will eliminate another shift later this year, with hundreds or […]

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Russian Court Orders Baring Vostok To Sell Bank Stake, Latest Blow For Equity Firm

May 17, 2019           |                                       

A Russian court has ordered private equity fund Baring Vostok to give up control of a bank that is at the center of a fight that has spooked investors and led to the jaling of the firm’s American founder. The May 17 ruling by the regional arbitration court in the Far Eastern city of Blagoveshchensk […]

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On an overcast Friday in May, Uber began trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The ride-hail behemoth’s stock was down slightly; it had been a rough morning with President Donald Trump waging a trade war against China. It wasn’t as if no one was getting filthy rich, though. At $42 a share, Uber had […]

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5 More States Sue Maker of Prescription Opioids

May 16, 2019           |                                       

CHARLESTON, W.Va.—Five more state attorneys general announced legal filings Thursday seeking to hold the company that makes OxyContin responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states. The company, Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma, blasted the claims. “The states cannot link the conduct alleged […]

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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. Sasan Goodarzi, the CEO of Intuit, says the company’s efforts to make its free tax-filing software harder to find on Google were part of […]

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Whistleblower Wendell Potter says the death of a young woman denied care by the insurance company he worked for was a turning point in his life; he says these practices are still taking place under the Affordable Care Act – on Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay The post Medical Insurance Companies Can Decide Who […]

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Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has defended the company’s plan to build a censored version of its search engine in China. In an interview with the BBC on Monday, Schmidt said that he wasn’t involved in decisions to build the censored search platform, code-named Dragonfly. But he insisted that there were “many benefits” to working […]

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<!– –> President Donald Trump awards megadonor Miriam Adelson the Medal of Freedom Award in November 2018. Adelson and her husband gave over $20 million to the president’s campaign (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) With the 2020 election revving up, contributions have already begun pouring in for President Donald Trump’s reelection bid, including coveted […]

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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 2010, amid a historic commodities boom fueled by the explosion of China’s economy, international companies began turning their attention to Mongolia as it […]

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ABC News reports: “Jeff Bezos’s space company unveils lunar lander.” CHUCK COLLINS, cell: (617) 308-4433, Chuck at ips-dc.org, @Chuck99to1Collins is with Inequality.org, a project of the Institute for Policy Studies. He said today: “Could Jeff Bezos be any less grounded? The Amazon founder — and world’s richest individual — opined last week that building the infrastructure that […]

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States Bring Price-Fixing Suit Against Generic Drug Makers

May 11, 2019           |                                       

BOSTON—Attorneys general from more than 40 states are alleging the nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers conspired to artificially inflate and manipulate prices for more than 100 different generic drugs, including treatments for diabetes, cancer, arthritis and other medical conditions. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Connecticut on Friday, also names 15 individual senior executives […]

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Viral rumors that Joe Biden abused his power as vice president to protect his son’s business interests in Ukraine in 2016, which spread last week from the pro-Trump media ecosystem to The New York Times, are “absolute nonsense,” according to Ukraine’s leading anti-corruption activist. That evaluation is backed by foreign correspondents in Kiev and a […]

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DC’s power company, PEPCO, cut the electricity to the Venezuelan Embassy Wednesday evening, even though the bill was paid in full. Secret Service and opposition protesters continue to harass the Embassy Protection Collective, which is trying to make sure that the embassy is not turned over to Venezuela’s unelected parallel government representatives. The post CodePink’s […]

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