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The Berkeley Daily Planet
Berkeley Rearranges Those Deck Chairs One More Time. Category“My mind is made up—don’t confuse me with facts!” That was my father’s refrain
Berkeley Rearranges Those Deck Chairs One More Time. Category
The Berkeley Daily Planet / Posted 16 hours ago
“My mind is made up—don’t confuse me with facts!” That was my father’s refrain when, as a typical teenaged know-it-all, I confronted his long-held beliefs with my own ideas. That was way back in the fifties when he was still struggling to remain a... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
"You have rights!" Kenosha woman awarded damages after bullying by online storeKENOSHA — A Kenosha woman is walking away with a win after an online company th
"You have rights!" Kenosha woman awarded damages after bullying by online store
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted yesterday
KENOSHA — A Kenosha woman is walking away with a win after an online company threatened her with a big bill when she complained about its products. iPhone case Cindy Cox purchased from Accessory Outlet. Last summer, Cindy Cox bought iPhone case... Read more
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Roll Call
Doug Hughes Legal Team Takes Aim at D.C. Airspace Security - Hill BlotterDoug Hughes Legal Team Takes Aim at D.C. Airspace Security Hughes leaves the E
Doug Hughes Legal Team Takes Aim at D.C. Airspace Security - Hill Blotter
Roll Call / Posted yesterday
Doug Hughes Legal Team Takes Aim at D.C. Airspace Security Hughes leaves the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse, May 21 after pleading not guilty to six counts regarding his landing of a gyrocopter on the West Lawn of the Capitol in April. (Tom... Read more
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Business Insider
Eric Holder's corporate law firm is turning into a 'shadow Justice Department'The revolving door between the Department of Justice and a certain corporate la
Eric Holder's corporate law firm is turning into a 'shadow Justice Department'
Business Insider / Posted 2 days ago
The revolving door between the Department of Justice and a certain corporate law firm is spinning faster than ever. On July 6, former Attorney General Eric Holder returned to his previous employer, Covington & Burling — a firm that's represented the... Read more
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Independent
'Sociopath' neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch accused of becoming a 'danger to patients' and intentionally botching operations in TexasIt was this e-mail, sent on Dec. 11, 2011, that marked Christopher Duntsch’s tr
'Sociopath' neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch accused of becoming a 'danger to patients' and intentionally botching operations in Texas
Independent / Posted 3 days ago
It was this e-mail, sent on Dec. 11, 2011, that marked Christopher Duntsch’s transformation from a promising young neurosurgeon to a “danger to patients” accused of purposefully botching surgeries, authorities say. The e-mail was presented along... Read more
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TheStreet.com
D.C. Regulators Reject Exelon's $6.8 Billion Bid for PepcoIf reconsideration is denied, the companies can then appeal to the U.S. Court o
D.C. Regulators Reject Exelon's $6.8 Billion Bid for Pepco
TheStreet.com / Posted 3 days ago
If reconsideration is denied, the companies can then appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington. The companies also have the option of filing a completely new merger application with the possibility of making more concessions to the groups... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Texas neurosurgeon accused of intentionally botching operations"I am ready to leave the love and kindness and goodness and patience that I mix
Texas neurosurgeon accused of intentionally botching operations
Naples Daily News / Posted 3 days ago
"I am ready to leave the love and kindness and goodness and patience that I mix with everything else that I am and become a cold blooded killer." It was this e-mail, sent on Dec. 11, 2011, that marked Christopher Duntsch's transformation from a... Read more
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TribLIVE
Drug price controls a bad ideaPharmaceutical pricing is a hot-button issue. Over a hundred cancer doctors rec
Drug price controls a bad idea
TribLIVE / Posted 4 days ago
Pharmaceutical pricing is a hot-button issue. Over a hundred cancer doctors recently criticized the six-figure price tags of certain cancer drugs. The nonprofit Public Citizen has slammed pharmaceutical firms for “needlessly high” medicine prices,... Read more
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KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix
Arizona Utility Regulator's Business Ties Called Into QuestionAnyone who has flipped a light switch, cooked over a gas stove, drank tap water
Arizona Utility Regulator's Business Ties Called Into Question
KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix / Posted 4 days ago
Anyone who has flipped a light switch, cooked over a gas stove, drank tap water or picked up a phone call from a land line has been personally affected by the Arizona Corporation Commission. The commission’s role is so important that, in order to... Read more
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KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix
Utility Regulator's Business Ties Called Into QuestionAnyone who has flipped a light switch, cooked over a gas stove, drank tap water
Utility Regulator's Business Ties Called Into Question
KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix / Posted 5 days ago
Anyone who has flipped a light switch, cooked over a gas stove, drank tap water or picked up a phone call from a land line has been personally affected by the Arizona Corporation Commission. The commission’s role is so important that, in order to... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Legal questions swirl about off-label use of medicationsMaine is among the states that will share in a $71 million settlement of the la
Legal questions swirl about off-label use of medications
Bangor Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
Maine is among the states that will share in a $71 million settlement of the lawsuit against drug manufacturer Amgen. The states bringing the suit alleged Amgen promoted biologic medications Aranesp and Enbrel for off-label uses. Their complaint... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Canada's Valeant to buy 'female Viagra' maker Sprout PharmaCanada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said on Thursday it would bu
Canada's Valeant to buy 'female Viagra' maker Sprout Pharma
Calgary Sun / Posted 8 days ago
Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said on Thursday it would buy Sprout Pharmaceuticals, which makes a controversial new drug to treat low sexual desire in women, for about $1 billion. Valeant shares fell about 5% as Wall Street... Read more
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Boulder Weekly
ISDS: A corporate cluster bomb to obliterate our sovereigntyThe Powers That Be are very unhappy with you and me. They’re also unhappy with
ISDS: A corporate cluster bomb to obliterate our sovereignty
Boulder Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
The Powers That Be are very unhappy with you and me. They’re also unhappy with senators like Elizabeth Warren, activist groups like Public Citizen, unions like the Communications Workers, and… well, with the majority of us Americans who oppose the... Read more
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iol.co.za
‘Female viagra’ approved in USWASHINGTON: The first drug to treat low sexual desire in women has won approval
‘Female viagra’ approved in US
iol.co.za / Posted 9 days ago
WASHINGTON: The first drug to treat low sexual desire in women has won approval from US health regulators, but with a warning about potentially dangerous low blood pressure and fainting side effects, especially when taken with alcohol. The US Food... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
'Private Water - Poachers to Be Prosecuted'In the not so distant future, say in the next few months, residents of Harare m
'Private Water - Poachers to Be Prosecuted'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
In the not so distant future, say in the next few months, residents of Harare may face this kind of injunction as the city has resolved to privatise its water provision department. Privatisation of water essentially means provision of water by the... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Lehman's Gift To Jeb Bush For Funneling Pension Money: A $1.3 Million Consulting "Job"Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, At this point, it almos
Lehman's Gift To Jeb Bush For Funneling Pension Money: A $1.3 Million Consulting "Job"
Zero Hedge / Posted 9 days ago
Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, At this point, it almost feels like kicking someone while he’s down. Jeb Bush can’t even stand up to Donald Trump, let alone his own growing series of scandals. For Florida taxpayers, the move... Read more
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asianage
USFDA approves ‘female Viagra’The first drug to treat low sexual desire in women won approval from US health
USFDA approves ‘female Viagra’
asianage / Posted 9 days ago
The first drug to treat low sexual desire in women won approval from US health regulators on Tuesday, but with a warning about potentially dangerous low blood pressure and fainting side effects, especially when taken with alcohol. The US Food and... Read more
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asianage
USFDA approves �female Viagra'The first drug to treat low sexual desire in women won approval from US health
USFDA approves �female Viagra'
asianage / Posted 9 days ago
The first drug to treat low sexual desire in women won approval from US health regulators on Tuesday, but with a warning about potentially dangerous low blood pressure and fainting side effects, especially when taken with alcohol. The US Food and... Read more
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Business Standard India
US FDA approves 'female Viagra' with strong warningThe US FDA said the pink pill would only be available through certified health
US FDA approves 'female Viagra' with strong warning
Business Standard India / Posted 9 days ago
The US FDA said the pink pill would only be available through certified health care professionalsThe US FDA said the pink pill would only be available through certified health care professionals The... Read more
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Colorado Springs Independent
TPP threatens U.S. sovereigntyThe Powers That Be are very unhappy with you and me. They're also unhappy with
TPP threatens U.S. sovereignty
Colorado Springs Independent / Posted 9 days ago
The Powers That Be are very unhappy with you and me. They're also unhappy with U.S. senators like Elizabeth Warren, activist groups like Public Citizen, unions like the Communications Workers, and — well, with the majority of us Americans who oppose... Read more
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Colorado Springs Independent
TPP threatens U.S. sovereigntyThe Powers That Be are very unhappy with you and me. They're also unhappy with
TPP threatens U.S. sovereignty
Colorado Springs Independent / Posted 9 days ago
The Powers That Be are very unhappy with you and me. They're also unhappy with U.S. senators like Elizabeth Warren, activist groups like Public Citizen, unions like the Communications Workers, and — well, with the majority of us Americans who oppose... Read more
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FOX Business
FDA Approves 'Female Viagra' with Strong WarningThe first drug to treat low sexual desire in women won approval from U.S. healt
FDA Approves 'Female Viagra' with Strong Warning
FOX Business / Posted 10 days ago
The first drug to treat low sexual desire in women won approval from U.S. health regulators on Tuesday, but with a warning about potentially dangerous low blood pressure and fainting side effects, especially when taken with alcohol. The U.S. Food... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Critics of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal warn about arbitration clauseWhen Australia began prohibiting brand logos and requiring grim pictures of smo
Critics of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal warn about arbitration clause
Los Angeles Times / Posted 10 days ago
When Australia began prohibiting brand logos and requiring grim pictures of smoking-borne diseases on cigarette packs, tobacco giant Philip Morris fired back using a novel tactic. It turned to an obscure dispute-arbitration clause in a 1993 trade... Read more
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EuroNews
Female libido drug ‘Addyi’ approved by US regulator despite safety fearsA drug dubbed the “female Viagra” – even though it works differently – has been
Female libido drug ‘Addyi’ approved by US regulator despite safety fears
EuroNews / Posted 10 days ago
A drug dubbed the “female Viagra” – even though it works differently – has been approved by US regulators the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) despite fears over side effects. Marketed as “Addyi”, it is the first drug to treat low sexual desire in... Read more
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herald ie/
Regulators approve 'female Viagra' with strong warning Font Size The first drug to treat low sexual desire in women won approval fro
Regulators approve 'female Viagra' with strong warning
herald ie/ / Posted 10 days ago
Font Size The first drug to treat low sexual desire in women won approval from U.S. health regulators, but with a warning about potentially dangerous low blood pressure and fainting side... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
FDA approves 'female Viagra' with strong warningWASHINGTON/NEW YORK: The first drug to treat low sexual desire in women won app
FDA approves 'female Viagra' with strong warning
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 10 days ago
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: The first drug to treat low sexual desire in women won approval from U.S. health regulators on Tuesday, but with a warning about potentially dangerous low blood pressure and fainting side effects, especially when taken with... Read more
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Reuters UK Edition
FDA approves 'female Viagra' with strong warningThe drug, flibanserin, under the trade name Addyi, nicknamed ''female Viagra''
FDA approves 'female Viagra' with strong warning
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 10 days ago
The drug, flibanserin, under the trade name Addyi, nicknamed ''female Viagra'' is shown in this undated Sprout Pharmaceuticals handout photo released on August 18, 2015. WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The first drug to treat low sexual desire in women won... Read more
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Eye Witness News
'Female Viagra' gets the nod, but with strong warning The drug has potentially dangerous low blood pressure and fainting side effec
'Female Viagra' gets the nod, but with strong warning
Eye Witness News / Posted 10 days ago
The drug has potentially dangerous low blood pressure and fainting side effects. Nicknamed 'female Viagra', Flibanserin will be sold under the name Addyi & is manufactured by Sprout... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Women can soon boost their libido with female viagraThe little pink pill will be sold under the brand name Addyi and made by privat
Women can soon boost their libido with female viagra
Daily Mirror / Posted 10 days ago
The little pink pill will be sold under the brand name Addyi and made by privately held Sprout Pharmaceuticals. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said the drug will only be available through certified and specially trained health care... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
Congressional budget proposals slash OSHA funding, push back on silica exposure standard: ‘These cuts and these riders are unconscionable’The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is no stranger to budget
Congressional budget proposals slash OSHA funding, push back on silica exposure standard: ‘These cuts and these riders are unconscionable’
ScienceBlogs / Posted 10 days ago
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is no stranger to budget cuts — the agency is already so underfunded that it would take its inspectors nearly a century, on average, to visit every U.S. workplace at least once. In some states,... Read more
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iol.co.za
FDA approves ‘female Viagra’REUTERSThe drug, flibanserin, under the trade name Addyi, has been nicknamed "f
FDA approves ‘female Viagra’
iol.co.za / Posted 10 days ago
REUTERSThe drug, flibanserin, under the trade name Addyi, has been nicknamed "female Viagra" in the media. Picture: Sprout Pharmaceuticals, via Reuters Washington/New York - The first drug to treat low sexual desire in women won approval from US... Read more
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Financial Planning.com
Advisors Fear BIC Exemption Will Impede Small Business Access to Retirement PlansMany individuals who have testified before the Department of Labor during its f
Advisors Fear BIC Exemption Will Impede Small Business Access to Retirement Plans
Financial Planning.com / Posted 12 days ago
Many individuals who have testified before the Department of Labor during its fiduciary hearings last week took issue with the Best Interest Contract exemption, which would allow retirement plan brokers and advisors to continue to set their own... Read more
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Alaska Public
NPR Story | Alaska Public MediaIn Private Letter, Red Cross Tries To End Government Inquiry The American Red
NPR Story | Alaska Public Media
Alaska Public / Posted 12 days ago
In Private Letter, Red Cross Tries To End Government Inquiry The American Red Cross, which has often boasted of its transparency, attempted last year to halt a congressional inquiry into its disaster relief work, according to a private letter Red... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
In Private Letter, Red Cross Tries to End Government InquiryThe American Red Cross, which has often boasted of its transparency, attempted
In Private Letter, Red Cross Tries to End Government Inquiry
KPBS San Diego / Posted 12 days ago
The American Red Cross, which has often boasted of its transparency, attempted last year to halt a congressional inquiry into its disaster relief work, according to a private letter Red Cross CEO Gail McGovern wrote to Rep. Bennie Thompson. In the... Read more
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Roll Call
Secret Money Will Continue to Influence Elections Without Clearer IRS Rules | Commentary Everyone and their mother can tell the difference between a nonp
Secret Money Will Continue to Influence Elections Without Clearer IRS Rules
Roll Call / Posted 17 days ago
| Commentary Everyone and their mother can tell the difference between a nonprofit spending millions of dollars on campaign ads to elect political candidates and a bona fide... Read more
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The Huffington Post
How Obama's Housing Agency Wants To Help Big Bank FelonsWith the blessing of the White House and the Justice Department, the Department
How Obama's Housing Agency Wants To Help Big Bank Felons
The Huffington Post / Posted 17 days ago
With the blessing of the White House and the Justice Department, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is attempting to sneak through a major policy change that would enable big banks convicted of felonies to continue lending through a... Read more
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Market Watch
Split at SEC means swaps waiver rule likely to get big alterationMichael Piwowar, a Republican member of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Split at SEC means swaps waiver rule likely to get big alteration
Market Watch / Posted 19 days ago
Michael Piwowar, a Republican member of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC on Wednesday agreed, by an unusual 3-2 vote that was not, for a change, split along party lines, to send a proposed rule about waivers for swaps “bad actors” out... Read more
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Philly.com
Corruption accusations paint troubling picture of politics in Philadelphia regionJonathan Tamari and Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writers Last updated: Sunday,
Corruption accusations paint troubling picture of politics in Philadelphia region
Philly.com / Posted 19 days ago
Jonathan Tamari and Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writers Last updated: Sunday, August 9, 2015, 1:08 AM And in February, Pennsylvania's former state treasurer, Rob McCord, admitted having tried to extort donors during his unsuccessful 2014 run for... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
What part of deadline .... A new study from a group called the R Street Institute has found that federal
What part of deadline ....
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 22 days ago
A new study from a group called the R Street Institute has found that federal agencies missed half of all the deadlines imposed by Congress. Not just recently, not just in the current administration, but for more than 20... Read more
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ScienceBlogs
Obama Administration takes next step to protect beryllium exposed workersOSHA announced today that it is proposing a health standard to protect workers
Obama Administration takes next step to protect beryllium exposed workers
ScienceBlogs / Posted 22 days ago
OSHA announced today that it is proposing a health standard to protect workers who are exposed to beryllium. Exposure to the lightweight but super strong metal causes a debilitating illness called chronic beryllium disease (CBD) and lung cancer. The... Read more
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Market Watch
Both sides plan to protest SEC pay ratio ruleSecurities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White The Securities and
Both sides plan to protest SEC pay ratio rule
Market Watch / Posted 24 days ago
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White The Securities and Exchange Commission votes today on the Dodd-Frank pay ratio rule but no one is happy with the expected compromise.The Wall Street Journal quoted Tom Quaadman, vice... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
This new rule could reveal the huge gap between CEO pay and worker payThousands of public U.S. companies will soon likely be forced to share a number
This new rule could reveal the huge gap between CEO pay and worker pay
Bangor Daily News / Posted 24 days ago
Thousands of public U.S. companies will soon likely be forced to share a number many would rather keep under wraps: How much more their chief executives make than their typical rank-and-file employees. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is... Read more
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WA Today
This new rule could reveal the huge gap between CEO pay and worker payOnce the pay-ratio rule is in place, millions of US workers will know exactly h
This new rule could reveal the huge gap between CEO pay and worker pay
WA Today / Posted 24 days ago
Once the pay-ratio rule is in place, millions of US workers will know exactly how their top boss's payday compares to their own Photo: Phil Carrick Thousands of public US companies will soon likely be forced to share a number many would rather keep... Read more
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Canberra Times
This new rule could reveal the huge gap between CEO pay and worker payOnce the pay-ratio rule is in place, millions of US workers will know exactly h
This new rule could reveal the huge gap between CEO pay and worker pay
Canberra Times / Posted 24 days ago
Once the pay-ratio rule is in place, millions of US workers will know exactly how their top boss's payday compares to their own Photo: Phil Carrick Thousands of public US companies will soon likely be forced to share a number many would rather keep... Read more
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Brisbane Times
This new rule could reveal the huge gap between CEO pay and worker payOnce the pay-ratio rule is in place, millions of US workers will know exactly h
This new rule could reveal the huge gap between CEO pay and worker pay
Brisbane Times / Posted 24 days ago
Once the pay-ratio rule is in place, millions of US workers will know exactly how their top boss's payday compares to their own Photo: Phil Carrick Thousands of public US companies will soon likely be forced to share a number many would rather keep... Read more
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The Age
This new rule could reveal the huge gap between CEO pay and worker payOnce the pay-ratio rule is in place, millions of US workers will know exactly h
This new rule could reveal the huge gap between CEO pay and worker pay
The Age / Posted 24 days ago
Once the pay-ratio rule is in place, millions of US workers will know exactly how their top boss's payday compares to their own Photo: Phil Carrick Thousands of public US companies will soon likely be forced to share a number many would rather keep... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
This new rule could reveal the huge gap between CEO pay and worker payOnce the pay-ratio rule is in place, millions of US workers will know exactly h
This new rule could reveal the huge gap between CEO pay and worker pay
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 24 days ago
Once the pay-ratio rule is in place, millions of US workers will know exactly how their top boss's payday compares to their own Photo: Phil Carrick Thousands of public US companies will soon likely be forced to share a number many would rather keep... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
After Years of Delay, CEO to Median-Paid Worker Rule to Be FinalizedMEDIA ALERT: Expert Available to Address CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule From the
After Years of Delay, CEO to Median-Paid Worker Rule to Be Finalized
CommonDreams.org / Posted 24 days ago
MEDIA ALERT: Expert Available to Address CEO Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule From the Securities and Exchange Commission Public Citizen is a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1971 to represent consumer interests in Congress,... Read more
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Washington Post
It pays to read the warnings when you open up a prescriptionYears after suffering a severe reaction to an antibiotic, Barbara Odanaka has r
It pays to read the warnings when you open up a prescription
Washington Post / Posted 26 days ago
Years after suffering a severe reaction to an antibiotic, Barbara Odanaka has returned to skateboarding. (Lorrie Palmos) It has taken Barbara Odanaka, 52, four years to feel better. In the beginning, lifting a mug of coffee stressed the tendons in... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Jennings column: Garrett's anti-gay remarks scare off campaign donorsBy ROB JENNINGS rjennings@njherald.com The protest outside U.S. Rep. Scott Ga
Jennings column: Garrett's anti-gay remarks scare off campaign donors
New Jersey Herald / Posted 27 days ago
By ROB JENNINGS rjennings@njherald.com The protest outside U.S. Rep. Scott Garrett's district office last week drew lots of attention. Less noticed but perhaps more significant was the hit to Garrett's fundraising, stemming from his reported... Read more
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