How Corporations and Governments Addicted the World to Oil and Derailed the Alternatives – CSPAN

Frederic Latta Smith (February 6, 1870 – August 6, 1954) was a pioneer of the automobile business. He was one of the founders of the Olds Motor Works in 1899 and of General Motors Corporation in 1908. He was also the president of the Association of Licensed Automobile Manufacturers in its early years. In 1892, …

‘SwissLeaks’ probe says Credit Suisse bank handled dirty money over decades

Credit Suisse bank, still reeling from losing billions of dollars last year, faced a fresh challenge Sunday: allegations from an international investigation that it had handled dirty money for decades. A cross-border media investigation broke Sunday claiming that Switzerland's second-largest bank had held tens of billions of dollars of ill-gotten funds, claims based on an insider's massive data leak. …

Johnson & Johnson will pay $590 million for toll opioid settlement | AP News

Native American tribes have reached settlements over the toll of opioids totaling $590 million with drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and the country’s three largest drug distribution companies, according to a court filing made Tuesday. The filing in U.S. District Court in Cleveland lays out the broad terms of the settlements with Johnson & Johnson and …

Brian Flores Alleges Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross Offered Him Bonus to LOSE Games

Brian Flores has filed a class action lawsuit against the NFL for its racial hiring practices. The former Miami Dolphins head coach has been joined by a group of other Black coaches in the suit. In it, Flores makes some incredibly eye-opening claims. One that stands out is an allegation that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross offered him bonuses to …

Bolt founder calls Silicon Valley a “boys club” full of “mob bosses.”

The founder of a tech company now valued at $14 billion told The Post that navigating the startup world of Silicon Valley is like dealing with a “boys club” full of “mob bosses.” Ryan Breslow built payments company Bolt from the ground up — and it now competes with the likes of Stripe, Square and …

Are global leaders and the WEF ‘creating’ WORLD INSTABILITY?

The global pandemic has blazed a long trail of upheaval, the vast majority of it bad: surging inflation rates, small business devastation, and a death toll that’s climbed above the last 10 years of casualties from the flu. But according to a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF), that’s not the worst of it: What we should fear most …

When utilities spark wildfires in Washington, they can ‘burn down your house and get away with it’ | The Seattle Times

GRAHAM, Pierce County — Darrell Herde lived on 244th Street for nearly 30 years, never considering the risk of wildfire. Not until the knock on his door when, still bleary-eyed with sleep, he opened it to see a firefighter and smoke. Baseball-sized embers fell as the 40-foot trees above ignited, blackened and cracked from the …

Billionaires’ share of global wealth soars during pandemic

The share of global wealth of the world's richest people soared at a record pace during the Covid pandemic, a report on inequality showed Tuesday. Since 1995, the slice held by billionaires has risen from one percent to three percent, according to the World Inequality Report. "This increase was exacerbated during the Covid pandemic. In …

CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart helped fuel an opioid epidemic | Reuters

Nov 23 (Reuters) - A federal jury on Tuesday found that pharmacy chain operators CVS Health Corp (CVS.N), Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA.O) and Walmart Inc (WMT.N) helped fuel an opioid epidemic in two Ohio counties, in the first trial the companies have faced over the U.S. drug crisis. Jurors in Cleveland federal court concluded that actions by the pharmacy …