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‘Business News’ Archives

Taxpayers subsidize Wal-Mart

Taxpayers subsidize Wal-Mart

You are Paying Wal-Mart’s Workers as the Company Keeps Its Money By Piper Hoffman You are paying Wal-Mart employees’ wages. Yep, you. The notoriously stingy company cuts every corner to keep prices low, and one of those corners is the payroll. It pays employees peanuts (and then cheats them of their overtime peanuts, but that is another story). By “peanuts” I mean an average of $8.81 per hour. Many of these workers need welfare to survive. Thus you, the taxpayer, are paying ... Full Story

Big Money, Big Game

Big Money, Big Game

Did you know that the $260 billion spent on Super Bowl TV advertising is twice what the federal government spends yearly on education? Or that 5.1 million people purchased new televisions just for the big game? This year’s Super Bowl economic impact is already being felt and will reverberate long after the clock reaches zero. Check out a few fun facts: $3.8M: Average cost for a TV ad vs. $40,000 for the first Super Bowl in 1967 See how much the most famous ads of all-time ... Full Story

Ho-Hum the Deficit

Ho-Hum the Deficit

  The Deficit: Not as Bad as They Want You to Think   By Evan Soltas Dec 26, If those so-called deficit hawks would stop moralizing long enough to look at the data, they might find something surprising: That data almost entirely undermine their argument. Yes, the long-run path of spending on federal health programs remains a serious and legitimate source of concern. But the numbers show that our current fiscal deficit is well within control -- as have been the deficits ... Full Story

The Koch Brothers Empire: ruling America

The Koch Brothers Empire: ruling America

    Inside The Koch Empire: How The Brothers Plan To Reshape America   This story appears in the December 24, 2012 issue of Forbes. A man who, by FORBES’ careful measure, is one of the 50 most powerful people in the world, one of the 20 wealthiest–and one of the dozen most vilified–is perpetually in a position to reflect. But given it’s Charles Koch’s 77th birthday, the calendar demands it. Especially with the presidential election that Charles has ... Full Story

Who killed Twinkie

Who killed Twinkie

        A Death In The Family — And The Question Is: Whodunit? By Jim Hightower   Born in 1930 in Schiller Park, IL, the deceased was 82 years old at the time of passing, which ironically was the day before Thanksgiving. Having long enjoyed the sweet life, the end was a bit bitter, for the dearly departed’s estate had been mercilessly plundered in recent years by unscrupulous money managers. This left 18,500 surviving family members in dire ... Full Story

Biosolids Use is Not a Common Agricultural Practice

Biosolids Use is Not a Common Agricultural Practice

        Nitrogen fertilizers have been used for hundreds of years. Cover crops and legumes to enrich the soil, as well as manure have been used for at least a thousand years. But the residuals from waste water treatment plants, located in industrial urban centers, have only recently been applied to land and have caused serious problems beyond nuisance issues. Hundreds of sludge-exposed rural neighbors have gotten sick, some with life-threatening illnesses; ... Full Story

Facebook IPO: How Wall Street Robbed America

Facebook IPO: How Wall Street Robbed America

The Tragedy of Facebook: How Wall Street Robbed Main Street America By Eric Bleeker I couldn't believe my eyes. How could someone who didn't know the simplest aspect of investing -- how to buy a stock! -- be looking to put her entire fortune into a single risky Internet stock? That's insane! ... Read More            

McKee Sim Center accredited

Banner Health Simulation Education program accredited systemwide CHICAGO (Feb. 29, 2012) – Banner Health’s Simulation Education program has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons – becoming the first program that ACS has accredited across an entire health care system. There are 62 accredited simulation programs around the world and Banner Health is one of the few that is non-academic and non-university supported. Banner Health’s simulation centers are the Western ... Full Story

One Step At A Time Counseling Service Receives 2011

  U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement NEW YORK, NY, December 14, 2011 -- One Step At A Time Counseling Service has been selected for the 2011 Best of Johnstown Award in the Divorce Counseling & Mediation category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional ... Full Story

Banner Health kidney transplant center named best in

PHOENIX - Banner Health's kidney transplant center at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix has been rated the No. 1 kidney transplant center in the U.S., according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. All 246 kidney transplant centers in the U.S. were assessed in the study by using publicly reported data from the transplant centers and Medicare. Factors assessed included patient outcomes, experience and wait times. Phoenix-based Banner Health owns McKee ... Full Story

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