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Johnson And Johnson Stock Suffers After Report That Company Knew Baby Powder Contained Asbestos

Documents dating back to the 1970s were made available after Johnson & Johnson was compelled to share them with 11,700 plaintiffs claiming Baby Powder and similar products gave them cancer, according to Reuters. Johnson & Johnson saw its stock fall 9 percent after the Friday publication of a Reuters report claiming company leaders mishandled knowledge that some samples of its talc ...

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Trump Tax Cuts Spur Unexpectedly High State Revenues

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act touted by President Donald Trump is one of three reasons that at least 19 states are reporting unexpectedly high general fund revenue halfway through fiscal year 2019, tax policy expert Adam Michel told The Daily Caller News Foundation Thursday. “[Trump] can also take credit for the larger economy to the extent that that’s now fueling ...

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House Dems Cave To Progressive Faction By Scrapping Rule To Cut Down On Tax Hikes

House Democrats caved to their progressive wing Tuesday and decided to scrap a rule that would have required a three-fifths supermajority vote to pass any new tax hikes. Democratic New York Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrated the move. “When I first won, folks said we were too naive, inexperienced, and uninformed to be effective,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter Tuesday. “Yet in ...

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Set To Testify Before Congress At Last

Google CEO Sundar Pichai will, at last, testify before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday to answer questions about the company’s possible political bias and its controversial work with the Chinese government. “Americans put their trust in big tech companies to honor freedom of speech and champion open dialogue, and it is Congress’ responsibility to the American people to make sure these tech giants are ...

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Senate Approves Trump’s CFPB Director Nominee Kathy Kraninger In Tight Vote

The Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee for director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 50-49 Thursday. Kathy Kraninger, 43, will head the agency after years of working for the federal government, including the departments of Homeland Security and Transportation, reported NPR. Kraninger has worked for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) since March 2017, and she’s taking ...

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North Carolina’s 9th District Still Hasn’t Certified Results Under Accusations Of Voter Fraud. Here’s What’s Going On

Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr. was a contractor for the top consulting group hired by Republican Mark Harris, a congressional candidate in North Carolina’s 9th district. Dowless is accused of running an illegal ballot harvesting scheme in North Carolina’s rural Bladen County. The state board of elections could decide to hold a new election between Harris and Democratic nominee Dan McCready. ...

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Small Businesses Make Final Push For Health Insurance Tax Reprieve Before Lame Duck Congress Ends

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Business advocates are making a final push to the lame duck Congress to delay a tax on health insurance providers that will hurt small businesses, the president and CEO of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council told The Daily Caller News Foundation. The health insurance tax included in the Affordable Care Act has been delayed from going into effect until ...

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Trump’s Approval Rating Inches Up In Latest Poll

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President Donald Trump’s approval rating among registered voters inched up to 46 percent according to a November poll released Monday. Forty-six percent of registered voters approve of Trump’s presidential performance, compared to 44 percent in October. Meanwhile, 54 percent of people disapprove of Trump, reported The Hill. It’s the same approval rating, 46 percent, that the Democratic Party currently enjoys ...

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Top US Navy Admiral In The Middle East Found Dead In ‘Apparent Suicide’

A replacement has been named for Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, the top Navy admiral in the Middle East, after he was found dead in his residence in Bahrain Saturday. Vice Adm. Jim Malloy, the deputy chief of naval operations for operations, plans and strategy, will take Stearney’s place commanding U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and the 5th Fleet, Stars and Stripes ...

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