1.4mn more bogus Wells Fargo accounts emerge with Congress asleep at the wheel

Source:  RT As the tally of fake Wells Fargo accounts balloons to 3.5 million, Congress has yet to discipline the executives, while the financial giant has only paid fines. A coalition of 33 groups is now demanding new hearings and for the bank to be held accountable. Wells Fargo and Company increased its estimate of Read more »

House budget blueprint boosts military, cuts food stamps

Source:  Yahoo!/Associated Press/Andrew Taylor WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a budget that makes deep cuts in food stamps and other social safety net programs while boosting military spending by billions, a blueprint that pleases neither conservatives nor moderates. The GOP plan, authored by Budget Chairman Diane Black, R-Tenn., is critical to GOP Read more »

‘Statement of Emergency’ in Nevada over Marijuana Shortage

Las Vegas, NV — Nevada’s Department of Taxation has issued a “statement of emergency” amid a shortage of cannabis since the plant was legalized for recreational use at the beginning of this month. Between July 1 and 4, dispensaries made roughly $3 million in sales and generated as much as $1 million in tax revenue. But the green Read more »

Here’s how much Airbnb, Uber and other side hustles really pay

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The “gig economy,” popularized by the likes of Lyft, Airbnb, and TaskRabbit has for years been promoted as an effective way for Americans to make money on their terms. But new data show that the majority of workers – 85 percent of them – make less than $500 a month, on average, using those services. The home-sharing Read more »

Popular Heartburn drugs linked to higher Death Risk-Prevacid, Prilosec, & Nexium

Source:  EurekaAlert Popular heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have been linked to a variety of health problems, including serious kidney damage, bone fractures, and dementia. Now, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that longtime use of the drugs also is associated with an increased risk of Read more »

The Trump Administration plans to privatize Air Traffic Control

Trump is reportedly planning to introduce privatizing the Air Traffic Controllers functions of the Federal Aviation Administration as part of a broader push for infrastructure reform.  According to the Washington Post Trump will instruct Congress to pursue privatizing air traffic control and eventually spin it off into a nonprofit corporation. President Trump will be joined Read more »

Best Buy Geek Squad Sued for Searching your Devices

Law Enforcement Agencies are bypassing your Fourth Amendment Right and Are Searching your private Devices when you send them to Best Buy via the Geek Squad for repair. The FBI’s use of the Geek Squad has been called into question and is now being sued for Records about Best Buy Geek Squad Informants.  A lawsuit Read more »

Carrier Still moving 632 jobs to Mexico

Remember Carrier?  Carrier was the company President Trump pledged to keep on American soil, the company that he assured America there was a “100 percent chance” he would save the jobs at the heating and air-conditioning manufacturer. Carrier informed the state of Indiana that it would be cutting 632 workers from an Indianapolis factory.  The Read more »

Federal Communications Commission considering allowing spamming your voicemail

The Federal Communications Commission is considering allowing telemarketers to inundate your cell phone with voicemail messages.  And these companies would leave messages without ever making your cell phone ring. The Republican National Committee is all for the legislation, as it would utilize the services to send callers messages about the RNC.  According to the Republican Read more »