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Wendell Potter: Coming health insurance mergers will cost consumers

Jul 7, 2015

July 6, 2015 - The number of health insurers competing for your business almost certainly will decrease in coming months as the big for-profit firms merge or acquire each other. The companies insist that the results will enable them to operate more efficiently through the elimination of redundancies. But don’t expect your...

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Andy Rowell: Shell to Drill in Arctic “Within Two Weeks”

Jul 7, 2015

July 6, 2015 - As much of the world is pre-occupied with the Greek financial crisis, oil giant Shell is quietly carrying on with its plans to drill in the Arctic.

According to press reports, the oil giant is expected to begin drilling “within the next two weeks.”

This is despite the fact that company still...

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Eric LeCompte: Austerity in exchange for financing doesn’t work

Jul 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, July 5, 2015 - In a referendum, Greek voters rejected a financing plan that could have provided funds for the debt-ridden country in exchange for austerity measures such as pension cuts. Eric LeCompte, executive director of the religio...

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Robert Reich: Overtime: Finally a Break for the Middle Class (VIDEO)

Jul 1, 2015

July 1, 2015 - The U.S. Department of Labor just proposed raising the overtime threshold – what you can be paid and still qualify to be paid “time-and-a-half” beyond 40 hours per week – from $23,600 a year to $50,400.

This is a big deal. Some 5 million workers will get a raise. (See accompanying...

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John Kirakou: Why Won’t Greece Take a Deal?

Jul 1, 2015

July 1, 2015 - Greece is in dire straits. As a Greek American, it hurts to watch.

Without emergency loans from its European partners, Greece will default on its debts and likely be forced out of the Eurozone. That means tougher times ahead for Greece, Europe, and international financial markets.

In exchange for a short-term loan,...

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Olivia Alperstein: Flagging Hate Speech

Jul 1, 2015

July 1, 2015 - I’ve spent my whole life in the Northeast, but I have Southern roots. My late grandfather came from a long line of sharecroppers who toiled in the fields of Decatur, Georgia for generations. Their history of hardship was common in the South.

Where my grandfather grew up, poor whites often blamed...

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Ross Eisenbrey: What the New Proposed Overtime Rules Mean for Workers

Jul 1, 2015

June 30, 2015 - In 2014, President Obama directed the Department of Labor to update the threshold under which all workers are eligible for overtime pay. Today, the Department of Labor announced that it will raise the overtime salary threshold from $23,660 to $50,440 by 2016. The threshold will also be indexed, guaranteeing that...

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Maribel Hastings: The Republican Party: A Political Relic?

Jun 30, 2015

June 30, 2015 - Whatever your view of same-sex marriage, a right finally recognized by the country’s highest court last Friday, the ruling highlighted the discomfort of a Republican party that has not kept pace with social and demographic changes that are occurring in our country at a rapid pace.

The ever-growing group of Republican...

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NBC statement regarding Donald Trump

Jun 29, 2015

June 29, 2015 - At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values.

Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.

To that end, the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between...

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The Health Benefits of Same-Sex Marriage

On June 26, 2015, same-sex marriage was voted into federal law by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 ruling. Social media has blown up over this topic, with supporters and those who oppose alike. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr were covered in rainbows and even offered rainbow options to have the user support the...

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