Category Archives: Business/Finance/Taxes

Wyoming: Extending Marriage to Same-Sex Couples Could Add Over $2 Million to State Economy


For Immediate Distribution September 16, 2014 Contact: Laura Rodriguez, lrodriguez@rabengroup.com, (310) 956-2425 Brenda Arredondo, barredondo@rabengroup.com, (202) 587-4945 LOS ANGELES — Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Wyoming would generate an estimated $2.4 million in spending to the state economy, according … Continue reading

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Missouri: Extending Marriage to Same-Sex Couples Could Add Over $36 Million to State Economy


For Immediate Distribution September 15, 2014 Contact: Brenda Arredondo, barredondo@rabengroup.com, (202) 587-4945 LOS ANGELES — Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Missouri would generate an estimated $36.3 million in spending to the state economy, according to a new study authored … Continue reading

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Republicans Unanimously Block Equal Pay for Women Bill


Bryce Covert | ThinkProgress | Reader Supported News | September 16, 2014 fter allowing the Paycheck Fairness Act to move forward last week, Senate Republicans turned around on Monday evening and unanimously voted to block the bill, which would ban salary … Continue reading

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Millions of Americans’ Wages Seized Over Credit Card Debt and Medical Debt


Chris Arnold, NPR and Paul Kiel | ProPublica | Reader Supported News | September 16, 2014 illions of Americans are still grappling with debt they’ve accumulated since the recession hit. And new numbers out Monday show many are having a tougher … Continue reading

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BP found ‘grossly negligent’ in 2010 Gulf oil spill


The 2010 explosion and subsequent oil spill cost 11 workers their lives and was the worst in US history A US judge has ruled BP was “grossly negligent” in the lead-up to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the … Continue reading

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Why Is Homeland Security So Busy Arming Cops to Fight Americans?


ALSO SEE: How Does a Police Department Lose a Humvee? Trevor Timm | Guardian UK | September 2, 2014 From Ferguson’s military police to loaning drones and tracking your every move, the agency’s expensive, violent sinkhole of bureaucracy needs reform – … Continue reading

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Halliburton to Pay $1.1B for Destroying Deepwater Horizon Evidence


Kevin McCoy and Rick Jervis | USA Today | Reader Supported News | September 2, 2014 alliburton (HAL) has reached a $1.1 billion agreement aimed at settling most claims filed against the company related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig … Continue reading

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Giovanni’s Room and Philly AIDS Thrift are excited to announce the creation of Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Giovanni’s Room and Philly AIDS Thrift are excited to announce the creation of Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room. Giovanni’s Room and Philly AIDS Thrift are excited to announce the creation of Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Test Iron Man-Type Exoskeletons


Amrita Jayakumar | The Washington Post | Reader Supported News | August 19, 2014 he movie “Iron Man” popularized the idea of a futuristic warfighter waging battle in a exoskeleton. The Defense Department recently procured two from Bethesda-based contractor Lockheed Martin … Continue reading

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These Are the Companies Abandoning the U.S. to Dodge Taxes


Danielle Douglas | The Washington Post | Reader Supported News | August 7, 2014 ALSO SEE: 25 Companies That Spent More on Lobbyists Than on Taxes t is a tax trick that has been around for years, but the pace of … Continue reading

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