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Minimum wage set to drop in Missouri
Post Date: 2017-07-06 17:11:45 by Hondo68
© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. 0705-en-reynolds-minwage.jpg ST. LOUIS -- Cities all over the United States have been boosting their minimum wage. It's up to $15 an hour in Seattle, but it's going in the opposite direction in St. Louis, Missouri. Amer Hawatmeh's family-owned restaurant in downtown St. Louis is struggling. Along with rising sales taxes, and meat prices, a minimum wage hike to $10 an hour two months ago made it expensive to stay open. So he's cut back from five to two days a week for lunch. His hamburgers are smaller, his entrees pricier and his customers scarcer. Hawatmeh believes it's not the government, but a combination of worker determination ...
Will the Government Ruin Self-Driving Cars?
Post Date: 2017-07-05 21:08:02 by Anthem
Over the past several decades, cars have become increasingly high tech allowing for computers to take larger roles in the routine functions of the car. Computerized functions have been a boon to consumers, who advantage from greater reliability and efficiency, but also to criminal hackers who advantage from greater vulnerability. Starting around the turn of the last decade tech enthusiasts started toying around with the concept of hacking into cars. So-called white hat hackers, who seek out exploits in technology so companies can fix them, successfully attempted to remotely disable a sedans breaks and allowed for companies to take hacking into consideration ...
"Boss Gatlin" accused of using three kids to assist in Higginsville marijuana operation
Post Date: 2017-06-30 01:42:04 by Hondo68
Boss Gatlin Lafayette County prosecutors say couple forced kids into family business
of growing weed. Coming up tonight at 10. #fox4kc pic.twitter.com/ItzhX1Zg4I Katie Banks (@kbanksreports) September 30, 2016 HIGGINSVILLE, Mo. An 8-year-old girl told investigators she and two of her siblings worked various jobs cultivating marijuana because their mother said they needed to sell it to support the family. Lafayette County sheriffs deputies executed a search warrant on Tuesday and later arrested Christine Antwiler and Martin Gatlin, both of whom are facing multiple felony charges. Prosecutors charged each suspect with endangering the welfare of a child involving ...
U.S. first quarter economic growth revised up on jump in consumer spending
Post Date: 2017-06-29 17:15:06 by Justified
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy slowed less than feared in the first quarter due largely to a jump in consumer spending, providing a slightly more encouraging outlook for growth this year. Gross domestic product increased at a 1.4 percent annual rate instead of the 1.2 percent reported last month, the Commerce Department said in its final assessment for the period on Thursday. The reading was the worst since the second quarter of 2016 but above analysts' expectations, easing fears the economy had been hobbled at the start of this year. The government had pegged first-quarter growth at a paltry 0.7 percent in its first estimate in April. "The upward revision occurred even ...
Trump Threatens to Tax the Internet Because He’s Mad at Jeff Bezos
Post Date: 2017-06-28 10:50:29 by Willie Green
There is no such thing as Internet taxes. Hours after The Washington Post published a story revealing that a Time magazine cover featuring Donald Trump, which hangs in several of his golf clubs, is actually fake, the president lashed out at the Post and its owner, Amazon C.E.O. Jeff Bezos, in a bizarre, borderline incoherent tweet. The #AmazonWashingtonPost, sometimes referred to as the guardian of Amazon not paying internet taxes (which they should) is FAKE NEWS! Trump wrote. Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump The #AmazonWashingtonPost, sometimes referred to as the guardian of Amazon not paying internet taxes (which they should) is FAKE NEWS! 8:06 AM - 28 Jun 2017 ...
Runaway roofers who removed the wrong roof tracked down by St. Louis neighbors
Post Date: 2017-06-27 08:28:44 by cranky
It was the mystery of the missing roof. On Friday, St. Louis resident Laura McInnis discovered that nearly half the shingles on her perfectly good roof were missing. A haphazardly secured tarp covered the damage. A pile of tiles were strewn on her property, with some beer bottles mixed in. I had no idea what happened, she said. McInnis had just moved to Michigan with her husband, Chris McInnis. The couple were set to close the sale of their house in the 5600 block of Rosa Avenue in the Princeton Heights neighborhood. But on Friday, Laura McInnis was contacted by a watchful neighbor. The tarp your roofers put on yesterday is starting to blow up and back, her ...
Jessica Alba’s Honest Company Settles False Advertising Lawsuit for $1.5M
Post Date: 2017-06-25 04:51:32 by 3-Dee
Jessica Albas Honest Company Settles False Advertising Lawsuit for $1.5M by Jerome Hudson 8 Jun 2017 Honest Company a household goods and cleaning products company co-founded by actress Jessica Alba has agreed to pay $1.55 million in a class-action lawsuit settlement for failing to inform consumers that its soaps and cleaning products contain a toxic chemical. The California-based company did not state that some of its products contained a byproduct of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, a compound found in most cleaning products that can cause rashes, according to court records obtained and published by the Daily Mail. In March 2016, the Wall Street Journal published a report ...
Think Twice Before Opening A Gold Or Silver IRA
Post Date: 2017-06-21 11:36:13 by Willie Green
For anyone worried about financial security in retirement, those ads touting gold and silver IRAs on conservative-leaning cable TV channels and from digital news outlets can sound pretty persuasive. Take the Rosland Capital commercial where actor William Devane gets caught in a downpour while golfing. Some things you just cant control, says Devane, like runaway inflation or unstable governments printing money as worthless as wet scorecards. But you can control whether or not you let the money in your retirement lose its value. Then theres the one from Lear Capital like Rosland Capitals, running on Fox News Channel that asks the ...
‘Disgusting:’ McDonald’s introduces ‘gay pride’ fries, Christians call for boycott [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2017-06-16 07:55:06 by HomerBohn
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 15, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- For Gay Pride month, McDonalds franchises in San Francisco and in the nations capital are issuing Pride Fries in rainbow-colored containers. The rainbow fry boxes are a fun way to show our support of the LGBTQ community, using one of McDonalds most iconic and recognizable items, Cathy Martin of the restaurant corporations Pride Network stated in a press release. She added that McDonalds is proud to honor and celebrate the LGBTQ community, including our employees, customers and beyond each and every day. McDonald's is acknowledged as a corporate ...
Coal industry could be in store for a 'rare earth' reboot
Post Date: 2017-06-13 10:42:31 by Tooconservative
The coal industry's future may have much more to do with building smartphones, wind turbines and missile defense radar than billowing smoke stacks and environmental finger pointing, say federal coal advisers and experts. The direction of the industry is aimed at harvesting what are known as "rare earth elements," for which the U.S. industry depends on China. The 19 elements are key ingredients in building complex electronics used in smartphones, jets, defense applications, advanced wind turbines and renewable energy, not to mention light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. The bottom line is that the U.S. needs to diversify its supply of the minerals, and the coal industry is the ...
Five of the ‘Big 6’ agricultural corporations, including Monsanto, looking to merge
Post Date: 2017-06-13 10:12:51 by Anthem
Mergers between five of the "Big Six" agricultural chemical and seed corporations Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Pioneer; ChemChina and Syngenta; Bayer and Monsanto are raising concerns for farmers nationwide. Mergers between five of the Big Six agricultural chemical and seed corporations Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Pioneer; ChemChina and Syngenta; Bayer and Monsanto are raising concerns for farmers nationwide. These leading companies control more than 60 percent of the market for seeds, pesticides and herbicides worldwide. If these posed mergers work like all of the past ag supply mergers that we have already experienced, it will mean ...
This Is What Globalized Crony Capitalism Looks Like: Immelt Got Fabulously Wealthy While GE Shares Dropped
Post Date: 2017-06-13 07:57:46 by cranky
Jeff Immelt is perhaps the perfect paragon for the failures of the now passing age of globalization. Immelt is stepping down from his position as chairman and chief executive of General Electric, the massive company he has led since September of 2001. Jack Welch, his legendary predecessor, had overseen the company as its value rose from about $14 billion in when he took the reins in 1981 to nearly $500 billion when he retired 20 years later. Its stock price increased 400 percent. Annual revenue soared from $18 billion to an eye-popping $130 billion. When he took the top job, Immelt promised that GE will always outperform any market that were in. That certainly has not ...
We Could Have Had Cellphones Four Decades Earlier
Post Date: 2017-06-12 10:56:57 by Deckard
Thanks for nothing, Federal Communications Commission.The basic idea of the cellphone was introduced to the public in 1945not in Popular Mechanics or Science, but in the down-home Saturday Evening Post. Millions of citizens would soon be using "handie-talkies," declared J.K. Jett, the head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Licenses would have to be issued, but that process "won't be difficult." The revolutionary technology, Jett promised in the story, would be formulated within months. But permission to deploy it would not. The government would not allocate spectrum to realize the engineers' vision of "cellular radio" until 1982, ...
America Sits Atop the Global Hydrocarbon Throne for 5th Straight Year
Post Date: 2017-06-08 22:13:19 by Tooconservative
Last year, for the fifth straight time, the United States produced more oil and gas than any other country on this planet. That data comes to us courtesy of the Energy Information Administration (EIA): For the United States and Russia, total petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbon production in energy content terms is almost evenly split between petroleum and natural gas, while Saudi Arabias production heavily favors petroleum. Total petroleum production is made up of several different types of liquid fuels, including crude oil and lease condensate, tight oil, extra-heavy oil, and bitumen. In addition, various processes produce natural gas plant liquids (NGPL), biofuels, and ...
Despite the left’s best efforts, the Dakota Access Pipeline is now delivering oil
Post Date: 2017-06-01 19:45:14 by Tooconservative
Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline became an international news story last year. Progressives around the country rallied to the cause and held marches around the country. Over a million dollars was raised on social media to support the main protest camp and thousand of people traveled to remote Cannonball, North Dakota to become part of the effort to block the final mile of the nearly 1,200-mile long pipeline. Protesters battled police on land and in the water and over several months hundreds, mostly from out of state, were arrested. One woman faces 10 years in jail for (allegedly) firing a gun toward police officers. The Obama administration came to the protesters ...
Suicidal to Stay in this Market
Post Date: 2017-05-31 07:59:35 by U don't know me
Suicidal to Stay in this Market-Charles Nenner By Greg Hunter On May 31, 2017 By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com Renowned financial and geopolitical analyst Charles Nenner is doubling down on his prediction last year that the financial markets will crash in the fall of 2017. Nenner says, People not positioned correctly may lose everything. Nenner points out, We all know they say the market goes up 8% on a yearly basis. Thats based on the fact if I draw a line through the markets, it shows 8%. I dont think anybody realizes how much we are above the line. In order to get back to 8%, we have to go much below the line . . . So, its total nonsense to say ...
5 Highly Respected Financial Experts That Are Warning That A Market Crash Is Imminent
Post Date: 2017-05-30 13:45:30 by U don't know me
5 Highly Respected Financial Experts That Are Warning That A Market Crash Is Imminent By Michael Snyder, on May 29th, 2017 If everything is going to be just fine, why are so many big names in the financial community warning about an imminent meltdown? I dont think that I have seen so many simultaneous warnings about a market crash since just before the great financial crisis of 2008. And at this point, you would have to be quite blind not to see that stocks are absurdly overvalued and that a correction is going to happen at some point. And when stocks do start crashing, lots of fingers are going to start pointing at President Trump, but it wont be his fault. The ...
United Airlines President Says If You're Uncomfortable In Coach, It's Your Own Fault
Post Date: 2017-05-29 09:05:33 by Willie Green
The airline appears to have no sympathy with your discomfort. They feel your suffering. They understand your pain as if it were their own. They watch you struggle and they wish they could do something about it. I'm talking about airline executives. And I'm lying. I've been moved, you see, by the words of United Airlines president Scott Kirby. Skift managed to get wind of this thoughts from a recent town hall meeting with employees. I fear you may find some of his sentiments a bit of a drag. Kirby mused this on the subject of coach seats having little to no legroom -- sometimes, the closest measure of this is called seat pitch. "Seat pitch has come down because that's ...
They Want to Destroy Trump & America
Post Date: 2017-05-17 19:56:40 by U don't know me
They Want to Destroy Trump & America-Gregory Mannarino By Greg Hunter On May 17, 2017 By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com Analyst/trader Gregory Mannarino says America is in conflict with itself. Mannarino explains, We have a President who gets it. Hes obviously not a socialist, and there is no doubt this man has the back of America. . . . There is a literal war going on right now between political parties here. This is a deliberate effort by some to destabilize our country, to bring America to its knees from the inside. They want to basically throw this country into some kind of third world situation, and I dont think its going to happen. I think there are ...
FBI Gives Hollywood Hacking Victims Surprising Advice: "Pay the Ransom"
Post Date: 2017-05-12 13:29:08 by cranky
Netflix isn't alone: Agencies and others are balancing demands for money against the fears of stolen data ending up online. Phones are the lifeblood of a talent agency like UTA, but on April 11, its IT department discovered an intruder lurking in the voicemail system and computer network and quickly decided to shut them down, sending agents to conduct business on their iPads. Soon thereafter a demand from a hacker arrived: Pay a ransom or watch the agency's most confidential data get posted online. It turns out UTA was lucky an outside cybersecurity firm was brought in and, after conducting a forensic analysis, determined that nothing valuable had been pilfered. But the ...
Win-Win vs Zero-Sum Game: How China Managed to Overcome Global Economic Slowdown
Post Date: 2017-05-10 10:21:21 by A Pole
While Beijing is preparing to hold the One Belt, One Road Forum for International Cooperation on May 14-15, Xinhua has stepped forward to bust the myth that China's New Silk Road project is essentially a Marshall Plan 2.0. China's New Silk Road Project has nothing to do with America's post-WWII Marshall Plan, China's state-run media outlet Xinhua argues. "Why do Western commentators stuck with a Cold War mindset consider the Chinese Belt and Road initiative the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road a modern version of the American Marshall Plan aimed at restoring Europe after Second World War?" the media outlet asked. ...
The ’51st U.S. State’ Declares Bankruptcy As Corporate Insiders Sell Stocks At The Fastest Rate Since The Last Financial Crisis
Post Date: 2017-05-03 22:45:48 by U don't know me
The 51st U.S. State Declares Bankruptcy As Corporate Insiders Sell Stocks At The Fastest Rate Since The Last Financial Crisis By Michael Snyder, on May 3rd, 2017 Puerto Rico has collapsed financially and has filed for the equivalent of bankruptcy protection. When this was announced on Wednesday, it quickly made front page news all over the planet. For decades, Puerto Rico has been considered to be the territory most likely to become the 51st U.S. state, and there have even been rumblings that we could soon see a renewed push for statehood. But that is on the back burner for now, because at the moment Puerto Rico is dealing with a nightmarish financial ...
American Airlines is crammin' 'em in like Sardines...
Post Date: 2017-05-03 11:46:14 by Willie Green
Nothing says happy flying like less legroom. American Airlines plans to cut legroom on some seats of new jets it plans to roll out later this year. Three rows in the economy class will shrink from 31 to 29 inches between seats, CNN reported. Legroom for the remaining seats in the section will drop to 30 inches. The tight rows will be close to the minimal legroom offered on low-cost flights by Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines, where passengers have only 28 inches between seats, according to CNN. American Airlines worker accused of hitting mom with stroller Jet Blue has the most space in between economy seats 34 inches followed by Virgin Airlines 32 inches, ...
Jack Ma Sees Decades of Pain as Internet Upends Old Economy
Post Date: 2017-04-24 08:49:11 by cranky
Alibaba founder says education can ease blow from automation Machines should only do what humans cannot, Ma tells forum Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Chairman Jack Ma said society should prepare for decades of pain as the internet disrupts the economy. The world must change education systems and establish how to work with robots to help soften the blow caused by automation and the internet economy, Ma said in a speech to an entrepreneurship conference in Zhengzhou, China. In the next 30 years, the world will see much more pain than happiness, Ma said of job disruptions caused by the internet. Social conflicts in the next three decades will have an impact on ...
Home Again, and Hello Dante
Post Date: 2017-04-20 21:39:23 by U don't know me
Home Again, and Hello Dante March 7, 2017 By: The Mogambo Guru Hey! Look! Here I am! Over here! Im back! (Sound of thunderous applause). Thanks! Wonderful to be here! I know that you, like most people, are probably scratching your head quizzically, asking yourself Who is this doofus who calls himself Mighty Magnificent Mogambo in the next paragraph, which doesnt even make sense? And who cares that he is back, which is not to mention why am I reading this stupid crap in the first freaking place? Or perhaps you are wondering Where have you been all this lonely, lonely time, oh, Mighty Magnificent Mogambo (MMM), that you can now announce your triumphant ...
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