February 27, 2021

Google to offer checking accounts in partnership with banks starting next year

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By Darrell Etherington From TechCrunch Google  is the latest big tech company to make a move into banking and personal financial services: The company is gearing up to offer checking accounts to consumers, as first reported by TheWall Street Journal, starting as early as next year. Google is calling the project “Cache,” and it’ll partner with […]

Yahoo and AOL will continue to scan your emails for precious advertising data

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BY MATT BINDER From Mashable If you’re a Yahoo or AOL email user, advertisers have a pretty good picture of exactly who you are because Yahoo and AOL are scanning your emails. According to the Wall Street Journal, Oath, the Verizon subsidiary that owns both email providers, “has been pitching a service to advertisers that […]

US: Justice Department IG submits criminal referral on McCabe

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From Newsmax The Department of Justice inspector general has sent a criminal referral of former FBI official Andrew McCabe to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Washington, The Washington Post and CNN is reporting. The referral was made some time ago and it’s unclear how the U.S. attorney in D.C. responded or whether it’s conducting its own […]

Xofluza, Flu Drug That Kills Virus in 24 Hours, Approved in Japan

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By Jen Krausz From Newsweek Xofluza, a new flu drug that has been shown to kill the flu virus in 24 hours with one dose, was approved Friday in Japan after a successful human trial. The fast-track approval from Japan’s health ministry allows maker Shionogi & Co. to begin selling the drug in Japan, but […]

WSJ: 2 US Catholic hospital operators in merger talks to form biggest chain

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From Newsmax Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in talks about a merger between the two Catholic non-profits that would create the largest U.S. hospital chain, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the discussions. A deal between St. Louis-based Ascension and Renton, Washington-based Providence would give the combined […]

Tesla’s bad week includes racist drawings and hundreds of layoffs

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By Chris Mills From BGR Right now, Tesla is hustling like never before to get Model 3s out the door and into customers’ driveways, in time for a self-imposed deadline of the first deliveries by the end of the month. The last thing Tesla needs right now? Non-production-related distractions, like, say, rumors of cost-cutting layoffs […]

Why has trust in media collapsed? Look at actions of WSJ, Yahoo, Business Insider and Slate.

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By GLENN GREENWALD From The Intercept LAST WEEK, WE published documents that definitively debunked and disproved a claim that numerous media outlets had circulated and affirmed for years: that Edward Snowden lied about where he was during his first 11 days in Hong Kong. Contrary to the fable these outlets dispensed to their readers — that Snowden […]

Ascension’s Tersigni, others cited in WSJ study on high pay at nonprofits

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By Angela Mueller From St. Louis Business Journal Anthony Tersigni, president and CEO of St.Louis-based Ascension, had the largest compensation package in 2014 among the 100,000 nonprofit organizations whose data was recently analyzed by the Wall Street Journal. Tersigni’s 2014 compensation totaled $17.6 million, which included a $10.2 million bonus, according to the newspaper. Ascension, […]

WSJ: Iran’s $400M Was ‘Timed’ With Freed Prisoners

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By Eric Mack From Newsmax President Barack Obama has maintained the $400 million paid to Iran was not a ransom for American prisoners, but a report Wednesday detailed a “tightly scripted exchange specifically timed” with the plane carrying the cash and one carrying three freed Americans, sources told the Wall Street Journal. “U.S. officials wouldn’t […]

WSJ slams Obama: ‘Most provincial’ President, tells world ‘Drop dead’

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By Melanie BatleyFrom Newsmax President Barack Obama is the “most provincial U.S. president in at least a century” and despite being the leader of the free world he is ignoring major international crises that will only escalate further in the final two years of his presidency, the Wall Street Journal said. In a column written […]