29 Dec 2016

Bullpen Roundup for Thursday, December 29, 2016

Daniel Wright runs down some of this week’s overlooked stories on labor, corporate crime, the military industrial complex, and money in politics.

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28 Dec 2016

Economic Recovery Is Mostly A Myth For The 99 Percent

The famous United States stock index known as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (or simply the Dow) flirted with approaching a historic high of 20,000. The index, which shows how the largest 30 companies publicly traded in the U.S. are performing, is considered a key indicator of how well U.S.

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Deutsche Bank. Photo by Björn Láczay (dustpuppy) on Flickr.
26 Dec 2016

European Banks Settling Mortgage Securities Fraud Cases

Both German Deutsche Bank and Swiss Credit Suisse are settling charges with the U.S. government over their involvement in fraud in the mortgage market.

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22 Dec 2016

Congo Implodes As AFRICOM Expands

While US officials shuttle in and out of Kinshasa amid protests, US military are creeping further and further into the politics of the continent.

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21 Dec 2016

White House Claims Over 80% Of Low-Skilled Jobs Will Be Automated

Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers claims jobs with a median wage paying less than $20 an hour have an 83% chance of being automated.

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19 Dec 2016

Six Generic Drug Makers Caught In Price-Fixing Conspiracy

Attorneys general in 20 states sued six generic drug makers for conspiring to increase prices on generic medications to boost profits.

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Unexploded Cluster Bomb. Photo by airborneshodan on Flickr.
15 Dec 2016

Obama Stops Arms Shipment To Saudis As War Crimes Charges Loom

President Barack Obama blocked a sale of U.S. weapons to Saudi Arabia, citing concerns about Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

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David Brock, founder of the Clinton super PAC Correct The Record. Screenshot from C-SPAN2
14 Dec 2016

David Brock Calls Press ‘Animals’ And Pledges To Destroy Trump

In a recent interview, David Brock defiantly told Politico writer (and Podesta emails star) Glenn Thrush that any attempt to attribute Hillary Clinton’s loss to the candidate herself was a “Kellyanne Conway line,” in reference to President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway. Brock went on to seemingly blame anything

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Photo by seatont2002 on Flickr.
12 Dec 2016

Wells Fargo Fake Accounts Scandal Spreads To Life Insurance Business

Prudential Financial announced it would suspend the distribution of a low-cost life insurance policy through Wells Fargo.

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Screenshot of PropOrNot homepage
08 Dec 2016

PropOrNot Not Only Smears Journalists, But Adds Fuel To Next Cold War

Anyone with a cursory knowledge of American history knows the US intelligence services are not above targeting their own citizens for disinformation campaigns.

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