Uzbekistan may have cut back on its use of young child laborers, but its use of teens and others in its forced labor system continues drawing criticism from social groups, retailers and governments, who want to weed unethically harvested Uzbek cotton out of the supply chain.
Earlier this month, we wrote about the DEA’s decision to set up a fake profile of a woman who was charged in a case related to drug dealing. The DEA argued that the woman’s “consent” to using evidence from her seized cell phone in…
I reported very recently on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) sixth Conference of the Parties (COP6) meeting. The meeting was heavily criticised, not only on the veil of secrecy that surrounded the meetings, where only certain people were admitted, but also the outcomes
Even after the disastrous rollout of the healthcare.gov web site a year ago, health insurance companies and providers of medical care are reporting more promising profits as third quarter earnings emerge. Although the next enrollment period for uninsured Americans seeking coverage from government-run exchanges under the Affordable Care Act doesn’t begin […]
"A parade of health insurers have already raised their earnings guidance at least once in the last nine months in large part because of new business they are reaping thanks to the health law.
This means they are making more money than they thought they would. Aetna (AET), Cigna (CI) and Wellpoint (WLP) report third quarter earnings later this month and HumanaHUM+1.46% (HUM) reports in early November.
Providers of medical care such as hospital chains, too, are reporting profits they have not seen in more than a decade in some cases. Last week, HCA Holdings (HCA), also known as Hospital Corporation of America, owns 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states.”
And here I thought it was all about affordable coverage for poor Americans…huh…
The Mexican government announced rewards Monday of 1.5 million pesos ($111,000) for information on 43 students from a rural teachers’ college who have been missing since Sept. 26. The government ran full-page ads in Mexican newspapers with pictures of the 43 young men. The government also…
But here’s the REAL story buried within:
“As part of the effort to search for the students — which now includes, air, ground water-borne patrols — and bring order to the violent region of southern Mexico, federal police took control of 13 municipalities in southern Mexico where local police are suspected of links to organized crime.”
The streams of people in Maryland who left a rare campaign appearance by President Barack Obama over the weekend showed he is so unpopular that even African-Americans can’t listen to him anymore, real estate and entertainment billionaire Donald Trump told “Fox & Friends.”