Corrections Corporation of America o pay $1 million to state of Idaho for falsifying thousands of staff hours records to boost its profit margins at one of its prisons. Idaho announced it would not renew its $29 million contract with CCA. Little oversight, under-staffed. Financial incentive to continue mass incarceration.
500 million citizens personal savings could fund investments to boost economy plug the gap left by banks since the financial crisis. EU document says will be on involuntary basis at discretion of the “union, best described as confiscation. Possible law “to use personal pension savings for long-term financing
The Colombian government has seized nearly five tons of marijuana held by rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) amid ongoing peace talks between Bogota and the rebel group which are currently focused on illegal drugs. 12 acres marijuana discovered, destroyed.
More than 1,000 protesters clashed with police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, over rise in public transportation fares. Clashes broke out in train station, police used batons, tear gas to disperse angry crowd that hurled rocks at officers. Protesters vandalized ticket machines set barricade on fire.
Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico have signed a treaty to eliminate tariffs on 92 percent of goods and services. The Pacific Alliance is free trade area of some 210 million people, accounting for more than a third of all Latin American and Caribbean GDP.
61 workers will receive $1.28 million from Domino’s, winning a case proving that the company was stealing wages, employees working through lunch breaks without pay, not meeting the minimum wage of $8 an hour. Fired for asking for pay. Department of Labor, took no action, Legal Aid Society represented workers.
Russian President Vladimir Putin: against turning Sochi into a gambling resort after the Olympics, city would lose its traditional holidaymakers – middle-class families with children, Turning Sochi into a gambling zone “would create atmosphere that would prevent citizens spending holiday here with families.”
Netanyahu said said he and Obama would discuss the Iranian nuclear program, discuss the ongoing peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, promote Israel's economy, primarily in the technology sector. Would reinforce Israel's stance on the issue. "We stand by our demands.
Sources have blamed restrictive tax laws that adversely impact US persons living abroad. they must also continue to file taxes in the US even though they are paying taxes in the country where they live.” Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Bob Casey (D-PA) proposed doubling the exit tax to 30 percent.
Men independently sold hundreds of dollars’ worth of the digital cryptocurrency to undercover officers since last December, taken into custody on Thursday, February 6 after they agreed to make in-person transactions involving the transfer of thousands of dollars’ worth of bitcoins.
European Union foreign ministers insist on peaceful solution to Ukraine's crisis, warning prospect of sanctions. The bloc's 28 foreign ministers met in Brussels Monday issued a joint statement, alarmed by human rights situation, including violence, cases of missing persons, torture and intimidation.
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli troops on Thursday accompanied bulldozers to Bethlehem village of Wadi Fukin where bulldozers destroyed 300 newly planted olive trees, despite locals' attempts to stop them. Clashes broke out between Israel forces and locals as they tried to defend their lands.
One of Miami Beach’s most notorious pieces of real estate is back on the block: the asking price is almost $8.5 million. 10,000-square-foot mansion built in 1922 by Clarence Busch, a member of the Anheuser-Busch brewing family. Capone, made vast fortune selling liquor during prohibition.
Thousands across Bosnia set fire to government buildings, clashed with police. Hundreds injured in three days of protests. 40 per cent of population out of work. Unrest over closure of several state-owned companies sold off, collapsed under private ownership. Rubber bullets, water cannon, tear gas.
The manufacturer of a blood-thinning drug tried to hide results of an internal study that the manufacturer feared would hurt sales of the widely-advertised medication, according to recently-unsealed court documents. Manufacturer of Pradaxa, being sued by patients and their families.
Any use of Bitcoin will be considered "potentially suspicious," as the Russian government has linked Bitcoin usage to illicit activities. "Introduction of other monetary units and money substitutes is prohibited. Illegal there to trade with money substitutes.
Canada's first-ever crackpipe vending machines, installed in bid to curb the spread of disease among drug users, dispense Pyrex crackpipes for 25 cents. Pipes very durable, less likely to chip cut drug users' mouths, helps stop spread communicable diseases including HIV and hepatitis C.
The state of California has introduced a bill that would require mobile devices to have a ‘kill switch’ which would render them inoperable and impossible to reset if stolen. Samsung already pitched the idea last year, but major network providers rejected the idea.
A prison in Nevada County is moving ahead with a rare plan to charge inmates for food and medical care, plan angered human rights groups. Claim move is “cruel” punishment. $6 a day for meals, $10 for each doctor visit and $5 for initial booking into the jail. Unconstitutional — cruel and unusual punishment.”
Investigations following reports confidential files of 27,000 customers of Britain’s second-largest bank, Barclays, stolen, sold to brokers. Valuable on the black market. Leak exposed by unnamed whistleblower, said data belonging to a further 25,000 was on sale for £50 per customer.
Prizes awarded by the U.S. Olympic Commission (USOC) will be taxed by the IRS. $25,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver, and $10,000 for bronze. U.S. taxes income earned abroad. Some could pay over a third (39.6 percent) of their winnings to the IRS. America’s competitors will not be subject to such a tax.
Thousands of Greek teachers and municipal workers have scuffled with police during a protest at job layoffs as police respond with pepper spray. Municipal workers, local police, and elementary and high school teachers are being dismissed by thousands by the government to cut costs.
Israel Tax Authority director general Moshe Asher: trend at the banks to examine the accounts of their customers over tax payments is spreading. This is the trend of the US against Switzerland at the moment, but it is expanding to many countries, including Israel.
Thousands of customers of Danske Bank denied access to their mone,y bank said it was closing their current accounts from today. majority of customers who hold these accounts have yet to shut them down and switch to a new one. Up to 10,000 people could find their funds frozen.
Following the jumping deaths of 2 London bankers and a former-Fed economist in the US, The Denver Post reports Richard Talley, founder and CEO of American Title, was found dead in his home from self-inflicted wounds from a nail-gun. Talley's company was under investigation by insurance regulators.
Venezuela’s plummeting oil sales to the U.S. its biggest export market, exacerbating a collapse in the nation’s debt securities. Bonds issued by Venezuela sank 3 percent on Jan. 31,day after data released by U.S. Energy Information Administration showed 2013 energy sales to the country are 28-year low.
Eight people killed in Yemen during an attack by armed tribesmen against an oil pipeline which links the country's Masila oilfields to the al-Dabbah export facility on the Arabian Sea, came under attack as maintenance crews were doing repair work following an explosion at the site last month.
An Israeli minister who leads Israel’s Jewish Home Party, says a Palestinian state would ruin Israel’s economy, claimed that the creation of future Palestine would undermine Israel’s security, topple its economy. Expects its friends around the world to stand beside Israel against the growing boycott.
Special forces soldiers have used a water cannon to drive off protesters trying to storm the presidential residency in Bosnian capital Sarajevo, local unemployment rally grew into a nationwide protest - the worst outburst of violence since the regional war ended in 1995.
PulseWallet lets customers link their credit cards and other payment methods to their palms. Scans palm vein patterns underneath skin .Company claims it is more secure than fingerprints because there are no traces for someone to replicate and the scanning requires blood flow for a proper read.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani announced Wednesday his plan to extend universal health insurance to all Iranians in a new program that the president himself referred to as RouhaniCare on Twitter. The Western-educated president, tweeted that his plan should cover an additional 5 million people.
A politician from the main opposition party in Greece has caused an uproar on his Facebook page accusing the Greek prime minister of heading a Jewish conspiracy, head of a Jewish plot to visit “a new Hanukkah against the Greeks.”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called on President Barack Obama to nominate more judges to the federal bench who have backgrounds serving the public interest instead of corporate America. Of Obama's judicial nominations Eighty-five percent have been either corporate attorneys or prosecutors.
Anti-union forces funded by anti-tax activist Grover Norquist renting 13 billboards in Chattanooga, Tenn as Volkswagen workers prepare to vote next week to accept or reject representation by the UAW. One shows Packard Plant shuttered for 55 years, copy reads: “Detroit. Brought to you by the UAW.”
AP reports that the White House is now considering an extension of the president's decision to let people keep their individual insurance policies even if they are not compliant with the health care overhaul, may let policyholders keep that coverage for an additional three years.
On Jan. 31, the USPS Supplies and Services Purchasing Office posted a notice on the Federal Business Opportunities website asking contractors to register with USPS as potential ammunition suppliers for variety of cartridges, joins other non-military federal agencies purchasing large amounts of ammunition.
Police brutality has become common: beatings shootings. Demonstrations against substandard health care, education and transportation, high Taxes, the cost of living. Lowest-paid Brazilians still earn less a month than half the price of the most expensive World Cup ticket $821. World Cup built on atrocities.
Swiss Ambassador to Tehran Giulio Haas says his country is eager to forge closer economic relations with Iran. Switzerland one of the main European trade partners of Iran, Switzerland exported 2.6 million tons of commodities to Iran in ten-month time, lifted ban on precious metal trade.
US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said Monday that America’s borrowing limit should be extended as a matter of urgency or the government would default “at some point very soon,” possibly by the end of this month. Without borrowing not possible to meet all obligations of federal government,"
US Postal Service considering possibility of adding bitcoin exchange to its current financial services. USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) led a webinar to explore the possibilities. Event included representatives of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the World Bank,
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