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Banks oppose deposits tax plan

Australia's banks, credit unions want federal govt to scrap plans for bank deposit tax.

Ted Cruz: ‘Part of the problem’ with America is the White House isn’t in Texas

11 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz argued in a recent interview that the United States would be better off — and he would be more liked — if the White House moved to Texas. On Sunday’s edition of State of the Union, CNN host Dana Bash pointed out to Cruz that he was...

Boehner: ‘Miracle I Won’ First Election ‘With a Name That Looks Like Boner’

14 hours agoNews : Mediaite

During a soliloquy on State of the Union about the advantages of competition on the 2016 GOP primary field, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) recalled his first election, which pitted a man "with a name that looks like Boner" against a candidate named "Tom Kindness."

Cruz Pushes Back on Inexperience Charge: I Wasn’t Just a ‘Community Organizer’

15 hours agoNews : Mediaite

State of the Union temporary host Dana Bash pointed out to Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) Sunday morning that he and President Barack Obama shared notable similarities in their biographies and qualifications before the seeking the White House (an example of the limits of political analogy). Show More Summary

Show of Disobedience: French Pilots Stand Up Against EASA's 'Rule of Two'

Air France's main pilots' union has rejected a recommendation issued by the EU's aviation safety agency (EASA) that airlines always have two people in the cockpit of a flying aircraft.

Foreign Students Turned Away by UK Universities Guarding Nuclear Secrets

700 higher graduate students from outside the European Union were barred from taking courses in chemistry, engineering, physics, biophysics, metallurgy and microbiology due to security concerns in the United Kingdom.

Where was William Lloyd Garrison?

Exactly four years after he had surrendered Fort Sumter to the Confederates, Union officer Robert Anderson returned to Charleston to help once again raise the U.S. flag over the now-ruined harbor fortifications.  Following an emotional mid-day...Show More Summary

Excuses Excuses

The news that standards of cleanliness are still below par in some of Scotland's hospitals has met with a pathetic response from the Labour Party and the main nursing union, the RCN. Now the fact that not all hospitals and not all wards...Show More Summary

Even before any 'Brexit' vote, UK losing sway in Europe

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - After decades of punching above its weight in Europe, Britain's influence in the European Union is waning, even before we know whether a promised referendum on "Brexit" will go ahead.

The Airbnb war: Big money, no victor

Last September, the city's powerful hotel union joined affordable-housing advocates to push back against Airbnb. Their group—Share Better—and the popular home-sharing service have since... To view the full story, click the title lin...

Behind construction's racial divide

"Blacks missing out on construction jobs" doesn't tell the whole story. While 13% of construction workers in the city are black, among unionized workers it's 21.3%, according to an Economic Policy... To view the full story, click the title link.

2 married in U.K.'s first gay prison union can't share cell

yesterdayNews : NY Daily News

Mikhail Gallatinov, 40 and Marc Goodwin, 31, married each other in Britain's first gay prison marriage are banned from sharing cell.

De-Dollarization Continues As Russia Seeks AIIB Membership

As we noted a week ago, Vladimir Putin’s calls for a Eurasian currency union clearly demonstrate that the Russian President is acutely aware of the fact that the unipolar world of the 1980s is long gone. Putin’s security council also...Show More Summary

Teachers push for Los Angeles charter chain management to stay neutral in union drive

One of the big appeals of charter schools, for the hedge funders and politicians who support them, is that they're a way to break unions. But as charter schools become more entrenched, and their teachers see the problems that come with high turnover, low wages, and lack of due process protections, they're starting to unionize. Show More Summary

U.S. union stands behind minor-league baseball players

The United Food and Commercial Workers Union voices support for a lawsuit alleging MLB pays minor-leaguers less than minimum wage.

Judge Strikes Down Coercive Union Dues in Wisconsin

Another victory for right-to-work advocates in Wisconsin! As the Washington Free Beacon noted: “A judge in Wisconsin voided a teachers union contract that would have forced educators in the Kenosha Unified School District to pay dues as a condition of employment.”

Terrifying: Why Are People in Kazakhstan Falling Asleep for Days?

The mysterious sleeping sickness comes with significant memory loss. Hundreds of residents of Kalachi, a small town near a former Soviet Union uranium mine in Kazakhstan, have been suffering from a mysterious sleeping sickness that causes them to fall asleep for two to six days and wake up with significant memory loss. Show More Summary

Try The Manhattan In A Flask & The Duck Confit Pot Pie At Irvington

Your eyes may roll a little upon spotting the $30 Manhattan in a Flask on the menu at the amiable new restaurant Irvington, located just north of Union Square on Park Avenue. At first glance the drink seems like the sort of preciousShow More Summary

LA Charter School Teachers Trying To Unionize

Charter school teachers in Los Angeles are trying to unionize within one of the largest charter school chains -- Alliance College-Ready schools. After being told by charter school managers that they would remain neutral, the opposite...Show More Summary

Why Are People in Kazakhstan Falling Asleep for Days?

This is a terrifying development. Hundreds of residents of Kalachi, a small town near a former Soviet Union uranium mine in Kazakhstan, have been suffering from a mysterious sleeping sickness that causes them to fall asleep for two to six days and wake up with significant memory loss. Show More Summary

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