Private Sector

A Community-Run ISP Is the Highest Rated Broadband Company in America

A Consumer Reports survey of 176,000 Americans finds that small, locally owned ISPs are routinely ranked higher than big telecom companies.<p>It’s no surprise that Americans generally hate their ISPs. After all, companies like Comcast not only routinely abuse a lack of competition to drive up prices, …

Net Neutrality

Real U.S. Wages Are Essentially Back at 1974 Levels, Pew Reports

Forget the chatter about tight labor markets, low unemployment, and vastly improved productivity. Purchasing power for most Americans has stagnated …

Income Inequality

Funders must be wary of industry alliances

WORLD VIEW<p>14 August 2018<p>Granting bodies have to do more to stop corporate money from distorting science, says Linda Bauld.<p>Linda Bauld is professor of …

Google Scholar

Pot Stocks Tumble as Ontario Delays Rollout of Stores to 2019

Canadian pot stocks retreated Tuesday after the country’s largest province said it will delay the launch of bricks-and-mortar cannabis stores until …

Canada

Author describes why families 'can't afford America'

In the wealthiest U.S. cities, public schoolteachers are moonlighting as Uber drivers to make ends meet.<p>Adjunct professors are drowning in so much …

St. Louis

New York state pumping another $24 million at Buffalo's waterfront - Buffalo - Buffalo Business First

By James Fink <br>– Reporter, Buffalo Business First<p>Aug 14, 2018, 2:56pm EDT<p>New York state will invest $24 million into three Buffalo waterfront-related …

New York State

These Are The Top 5 Beverage Companies Investing In Cannabis

Over the past year, a number of partnerships developed between the cannabis industry and big alcohol. Heineken is now the latest beverage company to …

Cannabis

Why The Pre-Existing Conditions Argument Is Killing Republican Candidates

It’s a persistent Democratic talking point. It’s almost always mentioned by opponents of Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s choice to be on the Supreme Court. It’s the number one argument Democrats make for why they, rather than Republicans, should be trusted with the health care system.<p>Anyone with a …

Health Care

Stronger Euro-Area Economic Growth Defies Trade War Threats

The euro-area economy grew faster in the second quarter than initially reported, suggesting some of the worries about the outlook at the start of the …

Economy

Ontario legislature passes controversial bill to slash size of Toronto city council

The Ontario government passed a controversial bill to slash the size of Toronto city council on Tuesday, capping off a rare and tumultuous summer legislative sitting that saw the newly elected Progressive Conservatives forge ahead on several key campaign promises.<p>The legislation, one of two bills …

Canada

Samsung’s 5G Leadership on Display in Washington

On July 19, co-founders and co-chairs of the House 5G Caucus, Rep. Susan Brooks (IN-5) and Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI-12), hosted a <b>5G technology</b> …

Autonomous Cars

Wage Stagnation Is Everyone's Problem

In the past two decades there has been a sharp drop in the share of national income going to working- and middle-class Americans. As the discontent among these workers begins to affect their livelihoods and the entire nation’s politics, policy makers must either hope the market will somehow fix …

Income Inequality

After defeat of right to work, Missouri Democrats hope labor energy can flip seats

With last week’s defeat of right to work still fresh in Missouri voters’ minds, Democrats are hoping to capitalize on pro-union energy to flip seats …

Middle-class

UN agency calls for sustainable mining in LatAm - Xinhua

SANTIAGO, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Latin America needs to better manage its nonrenewable natural resources, the Santiago-based Economic Commission for …

News (China)

Firefighters return to Connecticut after assisting in Colorado fires

MARLBOROUGH -- Connecticut firefighters who have spent the last few weeks battling wildfires in Colorado, received a warm welcome back home …

Wildfires

Windsor won't say no to pot — Dilkens

Windsor won’t say no to private pot retailers once such sales become legal in Ontario next April, Mayor Drew Dilkens told the Star Tuesday.In a major …

Cannabis

Kevin de Leon wants Dianne Feinstein to shut down the Senate to stop Judge Kavanaugh's nomination. Ummm, she can't...

As he challenges incumbent Democrat Dianne Feinstein for a seat in the U.S. Senate, state Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles) has made resisting the Trump administration a centerpiece of his campaign. A good illustration is his take-no-prisoners approach to President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, …

Donald Trump

Wash. City Council Vies for Increased Wages for EMTs

Aug. 14—Emergency medical technicians employed by a city contractor help and transport sick and injured people across Seattle but earn as little as …

City Politics

Does Coca-Cola strike, coming after Missouri right-to-work vote, show rare union 'momentum'?

Labor strife in Alabama during the early 20th Century is full of wild tales of shootouts, bloody strikes and the National Guard trying to control the …

Coca-Cola

Opinion: Restrain gov't worker compensation to help fix Alberta's budget

Alberta’s public finances are in rough shape. The Notley government expects to run another budget deficit this year (estimated at $8.8 billion) and …

Canada

Incentives for Gulch project pitched at Amazon could top $1 billion

The city of Atlanta and the developer of downtown’s Gulch are negotiating a potential 10-figure incentive package for a mini-city pitched as a …

Urban Design

DHS puts ‘risk management’ at heart of cyber strategy

The Department of Homeland Security has announced a new cyber “risk management” initiative — promoted heavily at DHS’s recent cybersecurity summit — …

U.S. Politics

What the price of oil and the Turkey turmoil have in common, a solid automation stock, and what’s behind the slide in cannabis shares

Asset prices are more useful than opinions.<p>Following Monday’s Turkey tantrum in global markets, two diametrically opposed headlines appeared this morning. CNBC published " ‘What happens in Turkey won’t stay in Turkey’: Why this debt crisis could be different” and the FT’s free to read (readers have …

Stock Markets

Iran urges active role of private sector in countering U.S. "economic war"

A man holds a stack of Iranian rials and U.S. dollars in the Iranian capital Tehran on August 8, 2018. (AFP photo)<p>TEHRAN, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- The …

National Security

Baltimore’s area colleges and universities help drive economic growth - Washington Business Journal

Baltimore’s colleges and universities are driving more than just the careers of their students. They’re driving economic growth for the whole …

Higher Education

Suspect in Fredericton shooting had firearms licence, police say; Ontario delays debut of private-sector cannabis

Good morning,<p>These are the top stories:<p><b>Suspect in Fredericton shooting had firearms licence, police say</b><p>Police said Monday that the New Brunswick man charged with four counts of first-degree murder after a shooting on Friday killed two civilians and two police officers had a firearms license. The …

Canadian News

City cautious with Carmen’s $200K offer

News05:30 AM by Teviah Moro The Hamilton Spectator<p>The city will gauge the appetite of the private sector to contribute to a study on the future of …

School Administration

Italy highway bridge collapse kills dozens in Genoa; B.C.'s Trinity Western University drops controversial covenant

<b>Good evening,</b><p><b>WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW</b><p><b>Italy highway bridge collapse kills dozens in Genoa</b><p>The collapse of the elevated Genoa highway bridge during a severe storm today has killed at least 35 people, according to Italy’s ANSA news agency citing fire brigade sources, Eric Reguly writes. The official body …

Canadian News

The close: Global markets rebound as Turkish lira pulls out of dive

World stock markets rebounded on Tuesday as Turkey’s lira pulled out of a recent nosedive and reassuring data from Germany helped offset the latest wobbles in China’s giant economy.<p>After three weeks of heavy pounding, the lira on Tuesday recovered some ground, trading at about 6.32 to the dollar, …

Stock Markets

This is what the average American looks like in 2018

America is the most diverse country in the world: diverse racially and ethnically, diverse geographically, diverse economically. Across the 2,680 miles that the Lower 48 states span are hundreds of millions of people living in every imaginable type of home, holding nearly every conceivable …

U.S. Politics