The Koch brothers and utility giants are bankrolling a ballot initiative in Florida to block the development of home solar and to protect the utilities' continuing oligopoly on energy generation in the Sunshine State.
The consumer rights law firm known as Hagens Berman filed a lawsuit against Hershey, Mars, and Nestlé on Monday, on the behalf of three California residents. The crux of the lawsuit suggests that these companies not only knowingly sourced their cocoa from farms in West Africa that used child labor (and in many cases, child slave labor) but that they broke California state law by failing to disclose this fact on the packaging of their products.
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (INTELLIHUB) — Last week hundreds of customers removed their smart meters in protest of high electricity costs, almost double of last month’s, and frequent outages.
Smart meters are known to be bad for human health and may cause cancer.
Whole Foods Market co-CEO and co-founder John Mackey: most employees feel that unions are not necessary to represent them," "Why would they want to join a union? We're not so much anti-union as beyond unions.”Whole Foods stock has lost 40 percent of its value since February.
Monsanto is being sued again, this time by 2 separate agricultural workers who allege the agribusiness’ Roundup herbicide caused their cancers.
There is only one party in the United States, the Property Party…and it has two right wings: Republican and Democrat. “Both parties have shifted well to the right, the Republicans almost off the spectrum, supporting candidates that thrive on victim blaming, and will greenlight stricter theocratic legislation. Democrats are mostly what used to be called ‘moderate Republicans.’ Plutocracy masquerading as democracy.”
Fake eggs.“Alginic Acid, Potassium Alum, Gelatin, Calcium Chloride, water and artificial color.”. Walnuts stuffed with concrete pieces inside. Pork sold as beef. Fake green peas. Baby formula made of chalk, led to dozens of children dying. Industrial salt sold as table salt, unfit for human consumption“ Mud sold as black pepper. Fake Sweet Potato Noodles with industrial ink and paraffin wax. Fake Ginseng, 70% sugar. Plastic Rice. Pork buns stuffed with cardboard.
Plan was filed in U.S. bankruptcy court in Richmond, Virginia, last week,: 208 retired miners, wives, and widows in southern Indiana who have no direct connection to Patriot Coal. Millions of dollars earmarked for their health care as they age would effectively be diverted instead to legal fees and other bills from the bankruptcy.
9. Myozyme cost: $100,000 to $300,000 per year Used to treat a rare debilitating disease called Pompe, attacks the skeletal muscles and the heart. 8. Acthar cost: $300,000 per year Used to treat seizures in infants under the age of two. 7. Folotyn cost: $320,000 a year Used to fight a rare and aggressive cancer, T-cell lymphoma. 6. Cinryze cost: $350,000 a year. Used to treat angioedema, a hereditary disease affecting causes swelling of the hands, throat and abdomen. Made from human blood. 5. Naglazyme cost: $365,000 a year. Used to treat a children’s disease known as Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome, which affects connective tissue.4. Elaprase cost: $375,000 a year Treats Hunter syndrome, inhibits physical growth and brain development. 3. Vimizim cost: $380,000 a year Enzyme replace treatment used to treat Morquio A syndrome,resulting in abnormal heart and skeletal development. 2. Soliris cost: $440,000 a yearMost expensive drug in the United States. treating paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, destroys red blood cells, making the patient susceptible to infection, anemia and blood clots. 1. Glybera cost: $1.21 million a year “Most Expensive Drug in the Entire World” used to treat a condition called familial lipoprotein lipase deficiency, causes extremely painful swelling of the pancreas.
Turing Pharmaceuticals Daraprim raised price of each Daraprim tablet from $13.50 to $750. A few years ago, cost only $1 a tablet. Rodelis Therapeutics drug Cycloserine, jacked up the price of 30 pills from $500 to $10,800. Valeant Pharmaceuticals heart drug Isuprel, raised the price by 525 percent, ultimately drawing a Congressional investigation. Antibiotic Doxycycline up from $20 a bottle in October 2013 to $1,849 by April 2014.
Large pharmaceutical firms are some of the most profitable companies in the world, hundreds of millions of dollars are also spent on political operations every year, injected $51 million into the 2012 federal elections. Consumers in the United States pay some of the highest prices in the world for many life-saving drugs.
Imbalances in international trade, the dollar’s strength, low commodity prices and capital flight from emerging markets have all contributed to the increased financial and economic risks this outgoing quarter.
Drug called CimaVax EGF, now one of the most effective medications to treat lung cancer. Works by limiting a patient’s ability to produce a hormone called EGF, has been shown to play a pivotal role in cell division and growth of malignant cells, stopping the tumor’s growth. The vaccine improves survival rates in those who are suffering from later, usually terminal, stages of lung cancer. Cuba has offered the lung cancer vaccine to the U.S., is finding fierce competition in the US marketplace.
Raw materials have slumped over 50% since 2011, resulting in many nations hit by underinvestment, rising poverty and corporate bankruptcies stemming from the overproduction glut in the global commodity market.
No other candidate has dared tread here.“I’ve seen numbers like 24%. I actually saw a number of 42% unemployment. 42%. And it could be.”
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