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7 MINS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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INSIDE WASHINGTON: Ag groups seek exemption from scrutiny

NEW YORK (AP) — Congress is pushing the Agriculture Department to exempt the groups behind promotional campaigns like "Incredible, Edible Egg" and "Pork, the Other White Meat" from public scrutiny of their internal operations despite recent controversy. In a non-binding report accompanying the agriculture spending bill, the House Appropriations Committee urged USDA to recognize that the campaigns are "not agencies ...

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37 MINS AGO - Reuters

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Puerto Rico gov't bank misses payment, talking with creditors

SAN JUAN/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Puerto Rico’s Government Development Bank said it reached a tentative debt restructuring framework with some of its major creditors, just hours after declaring it will skip making a $422 million bond payment due on Monday.

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57 MINS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Judge temporarily blocks removal of Confederate monument

Jefferson County Circuit Judge Judith McDonald-Burkman signed a restraining order Monday morning forbidding the city from moving the 121-year-old obelisk honoring Kentuckians who died fighting for the Confederacy in the Civil War. Mayor Greg Fischer and University President James Ramsey announced Friday that they would remove the monument, marking the latest government effort to reconsider displaying Confederate symbols following the ...

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1 HOUR AGO - Forbes

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Before Teamsters Negotiate Benefit Cuts, They Should Investigate Reason For Pension Failures

When pensions fail, generally all parties responsible—including the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (the federal government agency that protects pensions)—agree there is no need to investigate the causes. Wall Street firms earning fat fees for managing pension assets; conflicted investment consultants recommending asset allocations, as well as money managers who pay them [...]

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1 HOUR AGO - Forbes

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Can The Government Make Doctors Better Doctors?

You can take this to the bank. Every innovation in the production of every good or service – anything that lowers costs or increases quality – originates on the supply side of the market. There has never been a successful innovation that originated on the demand side. This principle applies to [...]

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