Ex-Im Misrepresents Subsidies to Prominent Billionaire

Commentary by Diane Katz The Daily Signal May 1, 2015   Ex-Im Misrepresents Subsidies to Prominent Billionaire     The chairman of the government’s Export-Import Bank has repeatedly mischaracterized several deals that have benefited billionaire Elon Musk. These misrepresentations, among other mismanagement and dysfunction within Ex-Im, reinforce the case for ending the crony bank. In […]

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Arbitration Fairness Act Would Reinstate Consumers’ Right To Sue In Court

By Ashlee Kieler Consumerist May 1, 2015   Arbitration Fairness Act Would Reinstate Consumers’ Right To Sue In Court   (Brian Turner)   Companies have been taking away your right to sue them when they screw up for years, using small, hidden clauses to require mandatory binding arbitration instead. After years of consumer groups voicing […]


Government Releases Massive Trove of Data on Doctors’ Prescribing Patterns

By Charles Ornstein ProPublica May 1, 2015 Government Releases Massive Trove of Data on Doctors’ Prescribing Patterns The move follows a ProPublica investigation showing that Medicare did little to find dangerous prescribing by doctors to seniors and the disabled. It is also part of the government’s new push to bring transparency to taxpayer-supported medical care. […]

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Cash on Lockdown: Bankers “Want Badly to Charge YOU Interest for Depositing YOUR Funds”

By Mac Slavo SHTFplan.com April 30, 2015   Cash on Lockdown: Bankers “Want Badly to Charge YOU Interest for Depositing YOUR Funds”     Cash is quickly becoming a liability. SHTF has been closely following the recent calls from Wall Street to ban cash and implement a system that would force everyone to operate on […]


Comcast Decides Competing Against Municipal Fiber Is Just Fine, Brings 2 Gbps Service to Chattanooga

By Kate Cox Consumerist April 30, 2015   Comcast Decides Competing Against Municipal Fiber Is Just Fine, Brings 2 Gbps Service to Chattanooga     While most of us languish away without even a flicker on the horizon of someday getting gigabit speeds or real broadband competition, residents in a handful of cities are lucky enough […]

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