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Why `Green New Deal’ Has Washington in Such a Lather: QuickTake

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal created a sprawling range of public-works programs to address the Great Depression. Eighty years later, some present-day members of his party say a program no less grand in scope is needed to address a new cri.....»»

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India’s Sleepwalking to Trouble on Builder Debt

Generous loan terms, indolent construction and a lack of market discipline have shielded the nation’s developers. That’s changing......»»

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Richard Branson’s goal of raising $100 million for Venezuela could face an obstacle: Maduro

The billionaire is organizing a big charity concert to raise humanitarian aid, but will Venezuela's president let his people benefit?.....»»

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Richard Branson’s goal of $100 million for Venezuela could face an obstacle: Maduro

The billionaire is organizing a big charity concert to raise humanitarian aid, but will Venezuela's president let his people benefit?.....»»

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Amazon paid no federal taxes on $11.2 billion in profits last year

The company roughly doubled its profits last year but received a federal tax rebate of $129 million, giving it an effective federal tax rate of roughly -1 percent......»»

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Vilifying Vaccines

Vaccines have done more than any other medical innovation to save lives and improve health. Yet the persistent and incorrect belief by a minority of parents that immunizations are more dangerous than beneficial is undermining those advances. The ant.....»»

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Buffett’s Canadian Oil Bet Isn’t a Rallying Cry for Frackers

Suncor seems to be a unique case, not a sign E&P stocks are about to be showered with interest......»»

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Drug Giants Can Save America Billions. But Will They?

Heart drugs and other preventative medicines are keeping down Medicare costs. But pharma’s pricing and priorities may hold back advances......»»

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CBS’s Setbacks Are Offset By Smart Streaming Plans

For proof that CBS can thrive after the Les Moonves era, keep an eye on content licensing and subscription-video apps......»»

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GE’s Shrinking Market Share Creates a Conundrum

The company needs to be more disciplined at its power unit, but it also needs orders. Plus, more industrial insights......»»

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Amazon’s political mugging in New York is a warning for American business

When no deal is always better than an imperfect one, democracy becomes dysfunctional......»»

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Anti-vaxxers are spreading conspiracy theories on Facebook, and the company is struggling to stop them

The bulk of anti-vaccination content doesn’t violate Facebook’s community guidelines for inciting “real-world harm,” according to a spokesman, but the site’s algorithms often promote unscientific pages or posts about the issue......»»

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Facebook will consider removing or demoting anti-vaccination recommendations amid backlash

The platform has become something of a haven for a small but vocal community of parents who reject wisdom about immunizations and opt out of having their children vaccinated......»»

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Mel Watt attempted to ‘coerce’ relationship with employee while FHFA director, IG report says

Investigators found the former North Carolina congressman was not "candid" in his responses and discounted his explanation that he was attempting to mentor the woman and had done nothing wrong......»»

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Google reaped millions in tax breaks as it secretly expanded its real estate footprint across the U.S.

Confidentiality agreements and shell companies make it nearly impossible for some communities to know, let alone protest or debate, who is using their land, resources and tax dollars......»»

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REI’s CEO and the era of zero tolerance: ‘Errors of judgment were made’

Having a consensual relationship with an employee or a client is considered a no-no for many businesses. And not disclosing it to the board can be even worse, as the retailer’s chief executive Jerry Stritzke has learned......»»

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A lesson for the Democratic left from Adam Smith

The Green New Deal along with the proposals by Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Charles E. Schumer and Bernie Sanders all fail in one important way: They violate the premise of democratic capitalism......»»

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A billion-dollar empire made of mobile homes

Big private-equity firms buy up hundreds of mobile home parks and call it affordable housing. But whether such investments benefit tenants or merely exploit them is a matter of dispute......»»

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Facebook will consider removing or demoting anti-vaccination content amid backlash

The platform has become something of a haven for a small but vocal community of parents who reject the wisdom about immunizations and opt out of having their children vaccinated......»»

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Stocks notch seventh week of gains

Positive signs in Chinese trade talks and a deal to avert a government shutdown bolstered sentiment......»»

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