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Elizabeth Warren’s Post Office Banking Plan Gains Public Support

A new poll finds significant backing for expanding the post office’s offerings to include financial transactions, with 44 percent of those surveyed favoring the idea.

Posted on Feb 14, 2014 READ MORE



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Russia Passes ‘Draconian’ Anti-Protest Bill

First Quebec’s government outlawed dissent with its notorious Bill 78, which galvanized hundreds of thousands of Canadians in the struggle against university tuition hikes. Now Russia’s parliament has approved legislation fining demonstrators more than $9,000 and organizers as much as $18,000.

Posted on Jun 6, 2012 READ MORE



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A Punishment BP Can’t Pay Off

Two years after a series of gambles and ill-advised decisions on a BP drilling project led to the largest accidental oil spill in United States history and the death of 11 workers on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, no one has been held accountable.

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 READ MORE



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New Credit Card Rules Go Into Effect

New rules curbing credit card company shenanigans took effect Sunday, as restrictions on “unreasonable late payment and other penalty fees” will now block the companies from charging excessive levies if users, to cite just one choice example, do not use their cards.

Posted on Aug 22, 2010 READ MORE


OxyContin Maker Fined for Pushing Misinformation

OxyContin, also known as “hillbilly heroin,” is an effective drug for pain sufferers but also a highly coveted addictive opiate. Just ask Rush Limbaugh. Now the company that makes “Oxy” will have to pay $634.5 million in Justice Department fines for claiming that the painkiller, which has been linked to hundreds of overdose deaths, is less addictive and subject to abuse than the competition.

Posted on May 11, 2007 READ MORE


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Going Bananas for Terrorists

Chiquita has agreed to pay $25 million in fines for bribing Colombian terrorist groups to safeguard its banana plantations. One of the groups, a right-wing paramilitary organization, has been guilty of some of Colombia’s worst atrocities.

Posted on Mar 15, 2007 READ MORE


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