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Republicans Caught in A Colossal Lie About Unemployment Benefits
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, republicans, unemployment benefits, congress, dishonesty, ethics, government, politics, corruption, economy, lies )

Carrie
- 1 hour ago - dailykos.com
Extending benefits to unemployed workers beyond the 26 weeks provided by most states has little effect on the unemployment rate and essentially no impact on labor force participation, a recent working paper released by the Federal Reserve Board found.
Regulator Slow to Respond to Deadly Vehicle Defects
Business  (tags: world, usa, technology, politics, news, marketing, humans, economy, regulation, vehicles, defects, General Motors, chevrolet, safety )

Darren
- 6 hours ago - nytimes.com
General Motors published an article in February on its Chevrolet website trumpeting an achievement certain to help sell a lot of cars. Its 2014 Chevys had earned more five-star overall safety ratings in a new car assessment program than had any other. . .
Bernie Sanders in Iowa: Soldiers Didn't Die 'So Billionaires Could Buy Elections' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, candidates, elections, news, Iowa, Bernie Sanders, politics, Citizen's United, Supreme Court, economy, freedoms, government )

Carrie
- 12 hours ago - rawstory.com
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said over the weekend that his top priority was overturning the Supreme Court's Citizen's United decision because he did not believe that U.S. armed forces had "fought and died for democracy so that billionaires can buy election
Fighting Poverty With Solar Power
Business  (tags: energy, green, greenliving, greenproducts, health, healthy, Sustainabililty, sustainable, technology, world, globalwarming, consumers, economy, environment, sustainabledevelopment )

James
- 14 hours ago - greenenergyconstinvest.blogspot.com
There's a Place in the World That Is Fighting Poverty with Solar Power Solar power is taking off in villages where connecting to the grid is seen as a bad joke.
The Greatest Trick Capitalism Ever Pulled Was Making You Want a Pumpkin Spice Latte
Business  (tags: Americans, business, consumers, pumpkin, pumpkin spice, comfort food, corporate, economy, marketing, money, society, humans, ethics )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - vox.com
In 2013, Americans spent $308 million on pumpkin-flavored products. Pumpkin-flavored beer, pumpkin-flavored creamer, pumpkin breads, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin yogurt, pumpkin cream cheese, and pumpkin cider peppered the shelves of grocery stores.
OP-ED: America Is Running Out of Jobs. It's Time for a Universal Basic Income.
Business  (tags: income plitics, aid, guaranteed minimm income, op-ed, economy )

Cal
- 5 days ago - theweek.com
The politics of a guaranteed income get a lot easier when you acknowledge that the U.S. is no longer the land of opportunity
Big Banks Fined Mega-Billions; CEOs Remain Untouched, Above the Law
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, crime, congress, ethics, usa, news, lies, economy, dishonesty, cover-up )

Nils Ande
- 6 days ago - goldenageofgaia.com
Get arrested for robbing a bank or shoplifting and you will go to prison. Get caught selling cocaine or steal a car and you will do jail time. But if you are a CEO of one of the biggest banks in America and that bank is fined mega-billions for fraudulent
America Is Home to More Dollar Stores Than McDonald's
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, 'Dollar Stores', antitrust, economy, society, humans, interesting, family, ethics )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - marketwatch.com
Family Dollar FDO, -1.19% on Friday rejected the buyout proposal from Dollar General because of antitrust regulatory concerns. In an attempt to ease those concerns, Dollar General DG, -2.28% had said it was willing to divest 1,500, or 7.7%, of the...
Koch Brothers' Top Political Strategist: The Minimum Wage Leads to Fascism!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, Koch brothers, libertarian, economy, ethics, minimum wage, fascism, politics, propaganda, republicans, economic regulations, collectivisation )

Lynn
- 7 days ago - alternet.org
...how the Koch brothers plan to turn the American electorate away from "collectivization" and toward "liberty" by persuading a critical mass of voters to repeal most of the economic regulations of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Fed: Gap Between Rich, Poor Americans Widened During Recovery
Business  (tags: business, economy, money, Income Gap, rich get richer, poor get poorer )

David
- 8 days ago - online.wsj.com
The gap between the richest and poorest Americans widened even as the U.S. economic recovery gained traction in the years after the recession, the Federal Reserve said. Average, or mean, pretax income for the wealthiest 10% of U.S. families rose 10%...
Give It a Hurl   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, corruption, crime, economy, ethics, government, healthcare, lies, propaganda, war )

Azaima
- 12 days ago - youtu.be
I wrote this a while ago, but my care2 friend Carrie, whom I have the pleasure of visiting tonight, suggests I post it as news. It's my tongue in cheek suggestion of how to change the world. Wish it would work. Let's give it a hurl.
Dunkin' Donuts Worker's Death Reveals The True Cost Of Our Low-Wage, Part-Time Economy
Business  (tags: economy, working poor, low-wage, multiple jobs, & shifts, minimum wage, poverty, retail, service, Maria Fernandes death, Debra Harrell arrest, , 20M low-wage earners:, 2/3 women, living wage )

LucyKalei
- 13 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
NJ woman, 32, died in a car park this wk catching a few hrs sleep between (4) jobs, chilling reminder of the struggle low-wage workers, esp women, face in absence of a living wage, cobbling together a patchwork of low-wage jobs with unreliable schedules
Did Congestion Charging Just Go Viral? By Tali Trigg | August 22, 2014
Business  (tags: world, business, consumers, economy, energy, Entrepreneurs, environment, government, greenbuilding, investing, SustainableDevelopment, technology )

Ruth
- 14 days ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
'City-scale congestion charging is picking up steam as a policy tool to free cities from crippling traffic. Singapore led the way starting in 1975, and London, Milan, and Stockholm have since followed suit.'
How Toronto's Labour Day Parade Began
Business  (tags: march, Labor Day, economy, government, labor, law, money, politics, society, Toronto, parade )

Lone
- 14 days ago - thestar.com
In 1872, 10,000 people took to Toronto's streets to fight for a nine-hour workday. And labour leaders say there's still a reason to walk.
Woman Working 4 Jobs to Make Ends Meet Dies While Napping in Car Between Shifts
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Economy, Health, Police, USA )

Ray
- 15 days ago - rt.com
A New Jersey woman who worked four jobs, who sometimes "wouldn't sleep for five days," according to a co-worker, died Monday while napping between shifts in her car on the side of the road.
 

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