U.S. is aligning with known terrorists and drug dealers in Colombia in the name of fighting terrorism and drugs. The Guardian: Western banking system is propped up by billions of dollars of Colombian drug monies, therefore, it is not in the U.S. interests to too effectively combat drugs.
Grocery Manufacturer’s Association, lobby group that represents 300+ companies intimidate legislators with threats of lawsuits should they attempt to back a GMO labeling law in their state. Companies that sell GMOs are doing everything they can to keep people from knowing it.
Caution about certain words on hospital admission forms. “Inpatient” admission designation means a Medicare patient will not have to pay the hospital bill, only the deductibles or co-pays, depending upon the patient’s plan. Under Observation,” then the patient is liable for any rehab therapies the patient may need.
Argentine government has responded to last week’s run on the peso with new rules allowing limited dollar purchases only to individuals with monthly salaries of 7,200 pesos (US$900) a month. The share of individuals in the population with this income is barely 20 percent.
South African police fired rubber bullets to disperse striking miners blocking a road near Anglo American Platinum’s Khuseleka mine. Striking miners seeking minimum monthly wage of 12,500 rand (about USD 1,200) for entry-level workers, more than double the current wage, currently paid about USD 460 a month.
A West Virginia state official told legislators on Wednesday that he “can guarantee” some residents are breathing in a cancer-causing substance due to the chemical spill that occurred earlier in January, breaking down into formaldehyde in the shower or in the water system, and they're inhaling it."
A snakebite victim treated in North Carolina hospital received $89,227 bill for 18-hour stay. According to his bill, hospital charged $81,000 for a four-vial dose of the medication. He found the same vials online for retail prices as low as $750. Hospital reduced bill to $20,227 because of contract with insurer.
Cuban President Raul Castro urged cooperation between Latin American, Caribbean nations without involvement of United States. "We should establish a new regional, international cooperation paradigm, in speech at summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, CELAC.
Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the West for meddling in Ukraine's internal affairs. Moscow has offered Kiev a $15-billion aid loan. The EU accuses Russia of offering a large amount of financial aid to Ukraine in order to turn the country away from the bloc. Ukraine has been rocked by protests.
Official figures have shown that an increased number of Italians left their recession-hit country in 2012 to seek employment in other European countries, quarter of those ages above 24 emigrating from Italy had university degrees and mostly headed for Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and France.
Agriculture bill in t United States drawing fire from Canada, which is threatening retaliatory action if the law’s country-of-origin labeling mandate earns enough support to go into effect. companies, such as Tyson, have decided simply to halt meat purchases from Canada due to the labeling mandate, costs.
A man will stand trial next month after being caught taking some tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese from the dustbins behind a branch of Iceland, taking the food because he needed it to eat and does not consider he has done anything illegal or dishonest in removing food destined for landfill.
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research: Climate impacts likely to lead to increases in prices of common foods over next few decades, Agricultural industry won’t be able to adapt fast enough to the shifting climatic patterns to prevent a decrease in production.
Dish Network and DirecTV on Monday announced a plan to jointly give political advertisers the ability to microtarget their ads down to the household level. That means that any of over 20 million homes in the United States will soon start getting highly personalized campaign spots that were meant just for them.
Working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps — a switch from a few years ago, when children and the elderly were the main recipients. low-wage job supplemented with food stamps is becoming more common for the working poor.”
The Turkish central bank raised its overnight lending rate to 12 percent from 7.75 percent and the overnight borrowing rate to 8 percent from 3.5 percent late Tuesday, in a surprisingly strong move to defend the country's embattled currency.
Gabriel Magee, 39 A technology expert fell to his death on Tuesday from the 33-floor London skyscraper housing investment bank JP Morgan’s European headquarters, was vice-president in JP Morgan’s corporate and investment bank technology division and had worked for the US bank for a decade.
Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert (R) proposed raising taxes on poorest Americans even if the only money they have to pay is money that they get from government programs like welfare. At a Tea Party Patriots event in South Carolina earlier this month, Gohmert said he had his own plan to address income inequality.
A cull of 20,000 chickens was under way in Hong Kong Tuesday after the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus was found in poultry imported from mainland China. Traditionally Hong Kongers buy a live chicken for Lunar New Year celebrations with family, introduced widespread testing of imported live poultry.
Federal prosecutors indicted seven officials with Infinity Bio-Energy ethanol. Employees had to work exhausting schedule, salaries lower than legal minimum, serious deficiencies in terms of safety and health, meals were insufficient, served in inappropriate places, were spoiled due to lack of preservation.
Putin:"Regarding you question whether we will review our agreements on loans and the energy sector if the opposition will take power ... No, we will not, The loan and the gradual reduction of gas price were to “support the people of Ukraine, not the government”, ordinary people who always suffer.
President Obama will increase minimum wage for workers under new federal contracts to $10.10 an hour, from $7.25. The executive order, applies to all contractors performing services for the federal government, would affect more than 2 million employees. Five states passed minimum wage measures last year.
The NSA agency is not preoccupied solely with national security, but also spies on foreign industrial entities in US business interests, former American intelligence contractor, Edward Snowden, has revealed in an interview to German TV. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/4knl08
Government sources have admitted that they are considering overhauling UK trespass laws to make it easier to extract shale gas. Under the plans being considered by the government, fracking could take place under homes without owners’ permission.
Kenyan court sentenced a man to seven years prison for ivory smuggling in the first case since the government passed a new law to deter illegal trading in wildlife products. Wildlife authorities in Kenya said they retrieved 3.4 kilograms of raw ivory from his suitcase.
HSBC in England Change in banking policy is blocking some customers from making large withdrawals without “evidence” explaining why they need the money from their accounts, policy affects customers attempting withdrawals for amounts as little as £5,000 ($8,253).
Utah reduced homelessness 78 percent, on track to end homelessness by 2015.figured out annual cost of E.R. visits, jail $16,670 per person, compared to $11,000 to provide each homeless person with an apartment and a social worker. So, the state began giving away apartments.
Polydimethylsiloxane applications of the chemical range from contact lenses and medical devices to shampoo and conditioners (making the hair shiny and slippery), caulking, heat resistant tiles, polishes, cosmetics, silly putty. The FDA approved chemical is classified as “non-toxic.
Recently, during an interview with Mexico's Televisa, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared that the United States can't legalize drugs "because there is just too much money in it."
Ukraine is borrowing another $2 billion from Russia on the same terms as a $3 billion Eurobond sold in December, sign Moscow is pushing a $15 billion bailout despite concern about violence at anti-government protests in Kiev. Russia agreed on credits cheaper gas for Kiev to help meet huge debt payments.
Thousands of Venezuelans have taken to the streets across the country to protest against crime in one of the world’s most violence-plagued nations. Rallies were held across Venezuela on Sunday under the motto “For peace and for life” with President Nicolas Maduro attending a march in the capital Caracas.
To attract deposits, many state banks in China have recently raised their deposit interests to a level 10% higher than the official rate, the maximum permitted by the floating-rate scheme.
Coca-Cola Co.:Personal information on74,000 employees, contractors and suppliers on laptops, said were temporarily stolen from Atlanta headquarters, told U.S. Canadian employees data on laptops, wasn't encrypted, names, Social Security numbers, addresses, details financial compensation and ethnicity.
Opposition leaders called for early presidential election following meeting with government, top government posts offered to protest leader, review of the constitution promised. We are not rejecting the offer, nor are we accepting it. We are in the midst of serious consultations between all three opposition parties.
growing number of farmers are abandoning genetically modified seeds, but it’s not because they are ideologically opposed to the industry, say non-GMO crops are more productive and profitable, get better yields, save money.
Medicaid can take away a house and other assets from people.This fear makes some people defer from signing in, advocates are pressing the Obama administration to cancel the condition regarding the new Medicaid members.
In Greece hundreds of thousands of homeowners are struggling to pay a new property tax. The tax is one of many introduced by the government, as it tries to balance its crisis-ravaged budget. But the tax could force some people out of their homes.
oil companies and state executives in North Dakota hid the news from the public that nearly 300 oil spills occured between 2011 and 2013, radioactive toxic sludge is brimming back up to the surface, bubbling forth from the ground and mixing with fresh water across the state.
Senator Amy Klobuchar will introduce a bill to combat smartphone theft, require phone makers to install “kill switch” to prohibit a stolen device’s further use. demand all phones sold in United States have technology that terminate phone’s capabilities, Wi-Fi, games,if reported stolen.
Russia considering restricting imports from foreign online retailers, number of countries looking into measures to protect local operators. Looking at 30% tax on imports worth more than 7,000 roubles (£123) restrictions number of parcels imported, possibly via limits on delivery services such as DHL or UPS.
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