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Why Walmart’s Chemicals Disclosure Is a Smart Business Move

Walmart released significant information about its progress toward reducing certain chemicals in its products this week. As Michelle Mauthe Harvey writes in an Environmental Defense Fund blog, in April Walmart published its 2016 Global...Show More Summary

Skycure Raises $16.5M in Series B Funding Led by Foundation Capital

Skycure, the leader in mobile threat defense, has completed a $16.5 million series B investment led by Foundation Capital. Skycure will use

How Congress Abuses the Budget to Fund U.S. Wars

Benjamin H. Friedman Politics, Americas Democrats may have stopped OCO from being used as an unlimited war fund. Congress’s shenanigans on the 2017 defense budget show why we should stop paying for wars with a special emergency fund—the Overseas Contingency Operations. Show More Summary

Tesla Probed BY SEC for Failure To Report Autopilot Fatality

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has been on the defensive for weeks over issues ranging from bailing out his cousin's alternate energy company with shareholder funds to not publicly reporting a fatality involving Tesla's Autopilot technology to trying to muzzle customers from talking about their cars in public forums. Now, [...]

FOR THE LEFT, YOU ARE A PROBLEM TO BE POLICED: Plus a reminder that something that can’t go on for…

FOR THE LEFT, YOU ARE A PROBLEM TO BE POLICED: Plus a reminder that something that can’t go on forever, won’t. “As I like to say to my American hedge fund friends the Hamptons is not a defensible position … Very hard to defend a low-lying beach. Eventually people will come for you.” All leftwing […]

Indiana Formally Approves Duke Energy’s Grid Modernization Plan

Update: Since the March 2016 publication of this original blog post, the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) last week issued an order officially approving a settlement agreement Environmental Defense Fund, along with several other stakeholders, helped negotiate for Duke Energy’s grid modernization plan. Show More Summary

Viewsroom: The Kit Kat defense; Brexit fallout

The humble four-fingered chocolate bar could play a key role in fending off bidders for Hershey. Meanwhile, the EU-shunning UK battles political instability, a tanking currency and a run on commercial property funds, while the economic pain of allowing in far fewer migrants looms.

Comic-Con 2016: Valiant Entertainment Shows Faith In the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!

Valiant Entertainment is bringing a special limited edition of its hit comic Faith #1 to Comic-Con 2016, with a Con-specific cover by Ronald Wimberly (Prince of Cats, She-Hulk), in support of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The special...Show More Summary

Lawsuit Over Cruelty to Endangered Orca at Seaquarium to Return to Court

Today, PETA, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), the Orca Network, and Orca Network Director Howard Garrett filed an appeal of the trial court’s dismissal of their Endangered Species... The post Lawsuit Over Cruelty to Endangered Orca at Seaquarium to Return to Court appeared first on PETA.

N.C. Gov. McCrory wants $500,000 in disaster relief funding to defend anti-trans law

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The North Carolina state legislature is poised to transfer $500,000 from the state’s disaster relief fund to aid in the legal defense of HB2, the heavily-criticized law restricting restroom access, WRAL-TV reported. “The governor asked for it,” said state Senate Budget Chair Harry...

Pat McCrory Would Rather Defend Discrimination Than Protect North Carolinians From Zika

The governor asked to divert emergency funds to cover the law's defense in numerous legal challenges. The post Pat McCrory Would Rather Defend Discrimination Than Protect North Carolinians From Zika appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Lawmakers consider boosting funds to defend LGBT rights law

North Carolina lawmakers took steps Thursday to set aside a half-million dollars for the legal defense of a law limiting protections for LGBT people as a judge sought to streamline a cluster of lawsuits it has inspired.

Addressing Distrust Between Cops and Communities of Color

A conversation with a prominent Black Lives Matter activist, a retired police chief, and the head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

With eye on China, Indonesian parliament approves higher defense spending

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian lawmakers on Tuesday approved higher defense spending this year to fund, among other things, major upgrades to military facilities in the Natuna Islands, whose nearby waters Beijing says are subject to "over-lapping claims".

US Navy Moves Ahead With Electromagnetic Cannon Despite Pentagon Opposition

Defense Department officials have tried to halt funding to the program, even after learning that the weapon works at an affordable cost and may even save the lives of military personnel.

Researcher Receives Funding to Improve Quality and Quantity of Donor Limbs, Tissues for Transplant

A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine faculty member has received $998,500 from the U.S. Department of Defense to develop a new approach to improve the quality and quantity of limbs and tissues obtained from brain dead organ donors. Benefits also could be extended to the more standard transplanted organs (e.g. kidneys, hearts, and lungs).

NORTHCOM Struggles to Close Missile Defense Gap on US Eastern Coast

Leaders from the US Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command are struggling to close a missile defense gap on the East Coast of the United States. Congress has eliminated funds for JLENS, a network of tethered aerostats designed to identify and target incoming cruise missiles.

Funding Israel’s Missile Defense -- and America’s

Contra the Obama administration, Israel -- and the U.S. -- will need cooperative missile defense programs for the foreseeable future.

Is there any defense for continuing to federally fund bad law schools?

Whenever it’s pointed out that there are dozens of ABA law schools that cost $200,000 or more to attend and have horrible employment outcomes for their graduates, the same by-now very tired defense is trotted out, to wit that a “peer-reviewed study” has “proven” that law school graduates have historically had higher career earnings than […]

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