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Amie Parnes – Clinton Republicans a 2016 trend

Meet the Clinton Republicans.  Just as Reagan Democrats emerged three decades ago to catapult Ronald Reagan to the White House, a crop of unexpected cross-party supporters has surfaced during this election cycle. The steady trickle of Republicans coming out for Clinton have boosted her campaign and drawn attention to a divided GOP. “Remember that term ‘Reagan Democrat?’” Adam Parkhomenko, the founder of the …

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Economic Update – “Profits, Families & Sex” – 08.07.16

“Updates on more VW sleaze, Irish bankers to jail, US public pension economics, Yale worker wins back job, Yale exposed. Interview with Dr. Harriet Fraad on post-1970s profit-driven US economy badly damaged intimate life.” Download this episode (right click and save)

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All Together Now – 01.14.16

Eleanor LeCain talks about job opportunities in technology, an innovative program to promote gender diversity in eBay, and encouraging girls to enter technology careers, with Beth Axelrod who was the Senior VP of Global Human Resources at eBay and Richelle Parham who was the Chief Marketing Officer for eBay North America

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Sarah Lazare – ‘Perilously’ Outdated Voting Machines Threaten 2016 Election, Report Finds

Electronic voting machines in 43 states are at least a decade old, “perilously close to the end of most systems’ expected lifespan,” and could pose a risk to the 2016 election, a new study from the the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law finds. After a 10 month probe that included interviews with over 100 …

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Billy Briggs – World Bank Peddling Private, For-Profit Schools In Africa, Disguised As Aid

EDINBURGH — Private, for-profit schools in Africa funded by the World Bank and U.S. venture capitalists have been criticized by more than 100 organizations who’ve signed a petition opposing the controversial educational venture. A May statement addressed to Jim Kim, president of the World Bank, expressed deep concern over the global financial institution’s investment in a chain of private primary …

4 Ways the One Percent Is Trying to Buy Their Immortality By Larry Schwartz

Humankind has long dreamed of immortality. Surely, somewhere, Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth awaits, allowing us to escape our inevitable fate of non-existence. Not surprisingly, some very wealthy tech executives are determined to buy their way out of that inevitability. These guys are living the high life and they don’t want it to stop. Peter Thiel, the founder of PayPal, …

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Central Banks Warn: Investors May Get Crushed When They All Run for the Exits

Companies are selling bonds like madmen. This year through Tuesday, investment-grade and junk-rated companies have sold $438 billion in new bonds, up 14% from the prior record for this time of the year, set in 2013, according to Dealogic. This quarter is already in second place, nudging up against the all-time quarterly record of $455 billion of Q2 2014. About $87 …