For decades the idea of a financial transactions tax (FTT), in effect a modest sales tax on stock, bonds, derivatives and other financial assets, has been a fringe idea pursued by a small group of progressive politicians. While the concept...Show More Summary
Sesac, a boutique music rights group, is purchasing the Harry Fox Agency, a move that will allow it to collect fees both when songs are played and when they are sold.
Perich family's Leppington Pastoral Company will partner with New Hope, Freedom and Moxey Farms in a consortium called Australian Fresh Milk Holdings.
Australian Industry Group activity index retreats 1.4 points to 46.4 in month.
PITMASTERS, THIS WILL be hard to swallow: Some of the best smoked brisket comes out of Cambridge, Massachusetts. And it practically cooks itself. The secret is in the smoker. And the secret to the smoker is everything a group of 16 Harvard engineering students could do to turn the finicky art of smoking meat into a controlled, semiautomated science.
The Share Better Coalition, a nationwide group of elected officials and activists working against sharing platforms like Airbnb, recently released a campaign touting the benefits of the short-term vacation rental sites... for real estate moguls...
If you haven't seen the ad at the top, count yourself lucky. It's been running on MSNBC for two weeks after a huge ad buy by United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), a group which claims to be a bipartisan clique against any deal with Iran. Now...Show More Summary
Two of the country's most politically savvy and competitive cities are now in a tight race to end veteran homelessness by the end of the year. In the nation's capital, a small group of advocates is shaking things up on the ground and energizing city decision makers and service providers to get to the finish line on time. Show More Summary
The importance of regular mammograms to ending breast cancer has been widely endorsed by everyone from a government-backed panel to patient advocacy groups and Angelina Jolie. Is it possible they've all been wrong?Read full article ...
Every age group but 65 and older voted "No" in the referendum as the following Greek "No" Vote Demographics shows.click on chart for sharper imageThe following email was to a reader of mine. The email comments on the state of affairs in Greece as well as my proposed Way Forward. Show More Summary
GIF by the author via Imagine a suit that can change colors, emit scents of your own curation, grow its own food, and can charge your cell phone. That's exactly what MIT professor Neri Oxman and MIT's Mediated Matter Group are developing,...Show More Summary
The move, days after the banker who led the group left the firm, comes as Wall Street focuses on helping companies respond to dissident investors.
Every month, a group of older adults goes to Washington’s Sibley Memorial Hospital, but they don’t see a doctor or get tests. They’re not sick. They come just for laughs.They gather in a room next to the hospital cafeteria for the “Laugh Cafe,” one of the activities offered to local seniors, including the 7,300 members of Sibley’s Senior Association. Show More Summary
At least 25 killed and scores wounded after bomber blows himself up at army outpost in divided city, rights group says.
Nearly a year ago, we learned that the Brevard County Commissioners in Florida (below) had limited their invocations to "faith-based" groups -- and the Central Florida Freethought Community could only speak during the "Public Comments" portion of the evening.
Chicago needs a new board to hold police officers accountable after a seven-year-old boy was killed, advocacy group Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression community organizer Frank Chapman told Sputnik on Monday.
This design for a a Cirque du Soleil Performance Center in Brooklyn, New York was thought up by a group of architecture students from Studio Hani Rashid at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. The design itself is...
Adidas has teamed with the group Parley for the Oceans to create a pair of sneakers made from recycled ocean garbage. The upper part of the surprisingly fashionable garbage shoes were made from illegal gillnets and other pieces of recycled waste recovered by Parley partner Sea Shepherd. They were recently presented at the United Nations as […]
Cat Martino and Sven Britt are the Brooklyn electro art-pop duo Stranger Cat, a group that falls somewhere between the pop sensibilities of Sia and the soaring harmonies of fellow Brooklyn art-poppers Lucius. Martino and Britt successfully launched a PledgeMusic campaign to fund their debut full-length In The Wilderness, which came out earlier this year. […]
A suicide bomber with possible ties to the radical Islamic terror group Boko Haram blew himself up inside a church in the Nigerian town of Potiskum on Sunday, killing a priest and four other Christians in an attack that mirrors past bombings by the organization that has allied itself with ISIS.