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  • US Arms Makers’ Stocks at Record Highs on Saudi Deal

    • Post Date: May 24, 2017
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    Re-posted with permission from AntiWar.com, by Jason Ditz. The weekend finalization of a US arms deal with Saudi Arabia which officials say will be worth at least $350 billion over the next decade sent the stocks of politically well-connected US arms makers soaring to all-time highs, underscoring just how much money there is to be […]

  • Trump’s New Bank Regulator: Lawyer Who Helped Banks Charge More Fees

    • Post Date: May 16, 2017
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    (Reposted with permission from ProPublica, by Cezary Podkul, May 15, 2017) In the early 2000s, banks successfully sued to stop Iowa from limiting their ability to charge ATM fees to non-customers. They also fought off states’ attempts to stop them from charging non-customers to cash checks drawn on the banks’ accounts. In another case, they […]

  • Massive Corporate Consolidation of Local News Underway

    • Post Date: May 14, 2017
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    (Reposted with permission from ANTIMEDIA) In a deal that will allow one broadcasting company to reach 72 percent of U.S. households through ownership of local news stations, it was reported this week that Sinclair Broadcast Group is buying Tribune Media for nearly $4 billion. Such a move wouldn’t have been possible a few weeks back, but […]

  • Millions For New York Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder

    • Post Date: May 10, 2017
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    Reposted with permission from ProPublica, by Joaquin Sapien Ruddy Quezada, a 54-year-old man wrongfully convicted of a deadly drive-by shooting in 1993, has won a $4.5 million settlement from New York state, according to court papers. Quezada spent 24 years in prison for murder before winning his freedom in 2015 when, after decades of failed appeals, […]

  • On-Duty Cop Rapes, Beats, Urinates on Woman, Pleads Guilty — NO JAIL

    • Post Date: May 9, 2017
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    Reposted with permission from The Free Thought Project, by Matt Agorist. Johnson County, AR — Former deputy Robert Retford, with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department was arrested last November on charges of sexual assault. His alleged victim was apparently seeking help from the deputy when she said he beat her, raped her and defecated on […]