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  • Black men arrested at Starbucks settle for $200K program

    05/02/2018 10:25:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 2, 2018 | by Errin Haines Whack
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the city Wednesday for a symbolic $1 each and a promise from officials to set up a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs. The men and their lawyer told The Associated Press the settlement was an effort to make sure something positive came out of the incident. "We thought long and hard about it and we feel like this is the best way to see that change that we want to see," said Donte Robinson, one of those arrested.
  • Angie Everhart: Weinstein masturbated in front of me

    10/13/2017 2:44:29 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 108 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 13, 2017 | Lindsey Kupfer
    Former “Sports Illustrated” model Angie Everhart says Harvey Weinstein masturbated in front of her on a boat during the Cannes Film Festival over 10 years ago. “This isn’t really easy to talk about,” she told TMZ on Friday. “I was on a friend’s boat. Harvey walked in, walked in front of me, took his pants down, did his thing, exited on the floor, if you know what I mean, pulled his pants back up, said ‘You’re a really nice girl. Don’t tell anybody about this,’ and left.” She added that she had just arrived at the festival and went to...
  • Obama to discu$$ climate change in Italy

    05/08/2017 6:43:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 5/8/2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    Former President Barack Obama is traveling to Italy, where he will speak this week about food security and climate change. The former president is expected to go to Milan to meet with several Italians and discuss the issues. On Monday, the former president is scheduled to meet with former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. That evening, he will attend a private dinner held by the Institute for International Political Studies. Obama on Tuesday is expected to give a keynote address to the Seeds and Chips Global Food Innovation Summit. The theme of the summit this year is "The Impact of Technology...
  • Reports: Fox News to Pay Bill O'Reilly 'Tens of Millions' on Way Out

    04/21/2017 9:50:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 4/20/2017 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Wednesday, Fox News announced that it was parting ways with "The O'Reilly Factor" host Bill O'Reilly, whose ratings dominated the network. But due to a contract O'Reilly signed late last month, he'll be walking away with quite a sizable severance package. "It is a staggering amount," a source involved in the exit maneuverings told CNN Money. The outlet reported that Fox will pay O'Reilly "tens of millions of dollars." Due to a confidentiality agreement, 21st Century Fox and O'Reilly's representatives would not acknowledge the payout. But two well-placed sources told CNN Money that O'Reilly will be paid handsomely as...
  • Family of Georgia Black Man Found Hanging From Tree Wants Answers

    05/14/2015 2:11:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 11, 2015 | Samantha Allen
    The mother and sisters of Roosevelt Champion III, who was found dead Monday, tell The Daily Beast he was being questioned in the death of a white woman—and doubt he killed himself.GREENSBORO, Ga.—A body hanging from a tree. For the mother of any black man living in the South, it’s an image laden with awful symbolism. “It hurt,” JoAnn Henderson said of learning Monday morning that her son, Roosevelt Champion III, 43, had been found hanged from a tree behind a home on Martin Luther King Drive. “It really hurt.” Henderson and I were standing some hours later in the...
  • Demand For High-Interest Payday Loans Soars In Minnesota

    02/23/2014 8:22:16 AM PST · by Son House · 24 replies
    MinnPost ^ | 01/28/13 | Jeff Hargarten, Kevin Burbach, Calvin Swanson, Cali Owings and Shayna Chapel
    Call it predatory lending. Or call it financial service for the neediest. Either way, more Minnesotans are turning to high-interest payday loans and other services outside the mainstream banking system, controversial enterprises that operate through a loophole to dodge state restrictions. On a typical morning throughout Minnesota, customers stream into any one of some 100 storefronts where they can borrow hundreds of dollars in minutes with no credit check – at Super Cash on the north side of Bloomington, for example, at Ace Minnesota Corp. on Nicollet Avenue in Richfield and across the metro on Roseville’s Rice Street at PayDay...
  • Obama—Who Pays Men 13% More Than Women—Proclaims “Equal Pay Day”

    04/09/2013 7:23:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 9, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    President Barack Obama designated April 9 as National Equal Pay Day, even though 70 percent of White House staffers in the top-salary bracket were men, and male White House staffers earn on average 13 percent more than female staffers. “To grow our middle class and spur progress in the years ahead, we need to address longstanding inequity that keeps women from earning a living equal to their efforts,” Obama said in the proclamation released Monday evening. “That is why I have made pay equity a top priority—from signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act days after I took office to...
  • Fresno teenager Shaela Warkentin's lawsuit attacks Ford Mustang design

    03/07/2012 8:56:41 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 35 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 5 March 2012 | Tim Sheehan
    Allegations of faulty car design are at the center of a lawsuit by an injured Fresno teen against Ford Motor Co. Shaela Warkentin, 16, suffered serious head and facial injuries a year ago when the 2000 Ford Mustang she was riding in was rear-ended by a pickup. Shaela's head was pinned against the rear edge of the car's roof, and rescuers had to cut the roof from the car to free her. The injuries cost the girl her eyesight and left her hospitalized for weeks. Fresno attorney Warren Paboojian filed the suit Friday on behalf of Shaela and her sister,...
  • Casey Anthony Seeks 1.5 Million For Interview

    07/27/2011 11:42:38 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 9 replies ^ | 7/27/11 | Kat Robinson
    Executives at major media outlets choked on their spritzers and diet cokes when Casey Anthony's lawyer informed the press that his client will take absolutely no less than 1.5 million dollars for her first sit-down interview. The joke's on the Anthony clan, though, as sources from major networks say she's not going to get anywhere near that amount, if anything.
  • Larry King and 7th wife both file for divorce after claims he slept with her younger sister

    04/14/2010 3:20:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 91 replies · 3,300+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | April 14, 2010 | Nancy Dillon
    CNN's Larry King is splitting from his seventh wife, who says the 76-year-old cheated on her. The talk show anchor and his wife Shawn Southwick, 50, both filed for divorce Wednesday citing "irreconcilable differences." The marriage crumbled after Southwick accused King of having an affair with one of her close relatives, TMZ reported. In December, the National Enquirer reported King cheated on his wife with her younger sister Shannon Engemann, quoting an unnamed friend of Southwick's. The tabloid also said Southwick had an affair with her son's baseball coach in 2008 - a claim she denied. "It's a very...
  • Florida Man Finds Frog in Pepsi Can

    09/02/2009 8:08:39 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 57 replies · 2,692+ views
    September 02, 2009 10:23 PM The tests show it's true, but the question remains: how did a frog - or a toad - get into a Florida man's soda can? Apparently a man from Ormond Beach opened the can of Pepsi, took a drink, and started gagging. His wife shook the can, until the remains of an amphibian came out. The FDA confirms the findings. A spokesman for Pepsi says the company is aware of the testing, but stands by its manufacturing process. The man is seeking legal advice to determine what to do next.
  • Illegal Immigrant Child Molester Gets $4 million from County

    04/27/2009 10:25:27 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 34 replies · 1,409+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | April, '09
    Lawmakers have secretly approved awarding an illegal immigrant child molester more than $4 million because he was beaten by fellow inmates while in custody. Fernandez Ramirez, 24, is an illegal immigrant from Mexico who molested a 6-year-old girl in a park. The back door settlement, paid with tax dollers, gives the illegal alien's family $3.75 million and $900,000 will go to medical liens rendered while in custody. Orange County (CA) Board of Supervisors refused to comment on the settlement even though constituents have the right to know since it's their money.
  • PAYDAY: GM's Rick Wagoner Drives Away with $20M Retirement

    03/30/2009 10:18:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies · 1,997+ views
    abc ^ | 3/30/09 | MICHELLE LEDER and JUSTIN ROOD
    Rick Wagoner will leave his post as CEO of bailed-out General Motors with a $20 million retirement package, the company's financial filings show. In this March 12, 2009 file picture, General Motors Chief Executive Officer Richard Wagoner listens... In this March 12, 2009 file picture, General Motors Chief Executive Officer Richard Wagoner listens as President Barack Obama, not pictured, speaks about the economy at Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies, at a hotel in Washington. Although the Treasury Department has barred GM from paying severance to Wagoner or any other senior executive, Wagoner is...
  • Cash America to close 43 payday loan shops in Ohio[Voters put cap at %28 on loans]

    11/07/2008 7:44:48 AM PST · by BGHater · 26 replies · 1,694+ views
    Business Week ^ | 05 Nov 2008 | Business Week
    Payday lender and pawn shop operator Cash America International Inc. said Wednesday it will to close about one-third of its Ohio lending locations in the next few months, after voters in the state chose to maintain new payday loan restrictions. Voters Tuesday approved a new payday lending law that cuts the annual percentage rate that lenders can charge to 28 percent and limits the number of loans customers can take out to four per year. It is among the strictest laws in the country. Its backers say cash advances are defective products that trap borrowers into a cycle of debt....
  • Beyond Payday Loans (Note Authors)

    01/24/2008 7:21:04 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 40 replies · 176+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 24 January 2008 | WILLIAM J. CLINTON and ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
    The American dream is founded on the belief that people who work hard and play by the rules will be able to earn a good living... But that dream is harder to achieve for millions of Americans because they spend too much of their hard-earned money on fees to cash their paychecks or pay off high-priced loans meant to carry them over until they get paid at work. Here is one initiative that can unite progressives and conservatives as well as business leaders and community activists: helping the "unbanked" enter the financial mainstream by opening checking and savings accounts, and...
  • Payday Mayday

    12/10/2007 9:48:21 AM PST · by GoldwaterInstitute · 2 replies · 124+ views
    The Goldwater Institute ^ | December 05, 2007 | Dr. Tom Patterson
    Representative Marian McClure calls payday lending an "ugly" business and intends to run payday loans out of business. Like the vast majority of Arizonans, I'm not a payday loan customer. But so long as payday loans are basically a commercial transaction between mutually willing parties, government's first reaction should be to leave them alone. A typical payday loan is short term and high risk. Someone with an urgent need for cash will borrow, say, $100 for two weeks and pay back $105. That's an annualized interest rate of about 130 percent, which is what policymakers find repugnant. But the transaction...
  • [Oregon] Bills add limits to payday lending [ban triple-digit interest rates ]

    05/04/2007 11:00:38 AM PDT · by bedolido · 18 replies · 607+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | 05-04-2007 | BILL GRAVES
    Oregon moved closer to a total cap on interest rates Thursday, when the state House passed a 36 percent limit on consumer loans under $50,000. The cap completes House approval of a package of bills aimed at banning the triple-digit interest rates charged by payday and car title lenders. "This doesn't end consumer lending," said House Speaker Jeff Merkley, D-Portland. "But it will end predatory interest rates." The House voted 36-21 in support of House Bill 2871, which will join four other bills pending in the Senate. Oregon's payday lenders, who operate about 360 stores, say the legislation will kill...
  • {Harold, Jr.} Ford gets Merrill Lynch post

    02/14/2007 3:32:34 PM PST · by SmithL · 45 replies · 1,086+ views
    NASHVILLE — Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. has been named a vice chairman and senior policy adviser at Merrill Lynch & Co., the biggest U.S. retail brokerage, the company announced today. The 37-year-old Ford, who lost a narrow U.S. Senate race last year to Republican Bob Corker, will advise senior management on domestic policy issues, serve as a member of the company’s public policy committee and work on business development initiatives among other things, the company said. He will maintain offices in Nashville and New York. "We are delighted to have a dynamic, energetic visionary like Harold Ford...
  • Cashiering payday loans?

    12/06/2006 12:31:23 PM PST · by Lezli344 · 23 replies · 1,455+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 24, 2006 | Ryan Krueger
    Cashiering payday loans? By Ryan Krueger Published November 24, 2006 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The recent outcry for a ban on payday lenders made me wonder how many of those pointing fingers ever tried to open one of the doors they want to kick down. Have they listened to a customer describe what is on the other side? The tasteful accusation at fancy dinner parties is that they prey on the low-income worker, trapping him into unsavory interest rates. The hosts need to ask the caterer or nanny used that same evening for their opinions. Up front, I must disclose a bias of...
  • Payday Loans Blamed for Trapping Poor in 'Quicksand'

    12/01/2006 10:30:23 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 139 replies · 2,792+ views
    Cybercast News ^ | 1 December 2006 | David Thibault
    Cash-starved Americans, many of them serving in the U.S. military, are watching an increasing crackdown on one of their most frequent sources of last ditch credit - payday loans. Even Congress has clamped down on the practice, but a spokesman for the payday loan industry Thursday told Cybercast News Service that criticism of the loans is being led by "elitist" consumer groups whose members "never have to go paycheck to paycheck." Payday loans allow individuals to stay financially afloat between paychecks. They are short-term cash loans in which the borrower often hands over electronic access of their bank account to...