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Judge reverses Trump’s lift on the Keystone Pipeline ban

Walt Winters

November 13, 2018

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A federal judge on Thursday blocked the construction plans for the Keystone XL Pipeline, dealing a significant setback to the Trump administration on one of its priority issues. Trump’s administration had previously lifted a ban on the pipeline, one that was

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Sears is bankrupt: fallen industry giant goes the way of all retail

Walt Winters

October 18, 2018

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Sears, once the biggest retailer in America, declared bankruptcy on Monday, and began preparations to sell off a portion of its assets in a last-ditch effort to stay in business. Under the stewardship and enormous personal investment of CEO and chairman Eddie

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Comcast outbids Fox in 39-billion-dollar battle over Sky News

Walt Winters

September 24, 2018

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It’s been a year of media industry consolidation, most notably the AT&T-Time Warner merger earlier this summer. This weekend, the media takeovers continued in a battle between 21st Century Fox and Comcast over the British pay-TV company Sky News. Comcast

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Musk’s crises multiple as Justice Department announces criminal investigation of Tesla tweets

Walt Winters

September 21, 2018

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It’s official: things are only getting worse for Elon Musk and his flagship company Tesla. Thanks to its fully electric models, Tesla, America’s largest car company, has along with SpaceX and SolarCity (two of Musk’s other companies) benefitted from some

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FTC begins hearings considering crackdown on industry consolidation

Walt Winters

September 19, 2018

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Joseph Simon, President Trump’s chief of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), suggested on Thursday that he would begin to reevaluate the agency’s hands-off approach to enforcing antitrust legislation. In the face of an increasing number of high-level merge

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Federal Judge throws out DeVos’s freeze on student-loan-forgiveness rule

Walt Winters

September 15, 2018

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A federal judge this week dealt a blow to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, ruling that her decision to delay the implementation of an Obama-era rule designed to reimburse cheated student borrowers was “arbitrary and capricious.” The decision is a victory f

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After battle over tax policy and financial disclosure,

Walt Winters

September 15, 2018

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The Senate on Wednesday confirmed President Trump’s new chief of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), after a drawn-out battle over the Trump administration’s decision to allow political non-profits to withhold the names of their donors from the tax collect

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24-year-old inventor tackles ocean’s largest island of plastic

Walt Winters

September 10, 2018

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A team of engineers is heading out to the Pacific to pit their plastic-clearing device against the largest pile of floating plastic in the world. The Ocean Cleanup Project, an organization founded by 24-year-old Dutch inventor Boyan Slat, has set its sights on

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Musk abandons idea to take Tesla private, heightening SEC skepticism

Walt Winters

August 27, 2018

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After a whirlwind few weeks for America’s largest car company, CEO Elon Musk has announced that Tesla is not, in fact, going private. Musk’s surprise August 7th announcement on Twitter, “funding secured” for Tesla to go private at 420 dollars a share,

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Trump proposal would give coal states free rein in regulating carbon emissions

Walt Winters

August 21, 2018

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This coming week, Trump is expected to announce a sweeping overhaul of climate change policies put in place under Obama – knows as the Clean Power Plan – designed specifically to rein in pollution by coal-fired power plants. According to three people famil

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Chelsea Clinton’s Chilling Words on the Economic Benefits of Abortion

Jeff Edwards

August 19, 2018

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I personally know fellow citizens who in the sum of their entire lives would never choose to have an abortion regardless of the circumstances. Yet, they support a woman’s right to choose one if she saw fit. Remarkably, there have been cases of politicians wh

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Dying groundskeeper awarded 289 million in fight against Monsanto’s cancer-causing weed killer

Walt Winters

August 15, 2018

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A former school groundskeeper dying from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma won 289 million dollars in a case against the agribusiness giant Monsanto, after accusing the company’s Roundup weed killer product of causing the fatal cancer. A jury awarded the plaintiff De

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