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Truth's Blog – September 2015 Archive (21)

Saudi Arabia withdraws $70 billion from markets to plug deficit

 

The National-Bloomberg -- Saudi Arabia has withdrawn as much as US$70 billion from global asset managers as Opec’s largest oil producer seeks to plug its budget deficit after crude slumped, according to financial services market intelligence company Insight…

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Added by truth on September 29, 2015 at 5:57pm — No Comments

Public shaming of VW diesel car owners begins

Let the public shaming of VW diesel car owners begin. In Portland, Oregon, a surprised motorist found a note on the windshield of their VW car admonishing the driver for owning a car that caused so much pollution. A photo of the note was published to popular social media site Instagram. Sadly, consumers with good intentions buying supposed ‘clean diesel’ vehicles have now become targets because of shady corporate dealings.…

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Added by truth on September 29, 2015 at 5:55pm — 3 Comments

CVS overcharging customers with insurance for prescription drugs, federal lawsuit says





Already facing a class action over the price of generic drugs in San Francisco federal court, retail pharmacy giant CVS has again become the target of a similar complaint in federal court in Chicago.



Robert Podgorny and Kevin P. Cauley are accusing the Rhode Island-based pharmacy chain of consumer fraud. They seek certification as a class, a jury trial, damages and injunctive relief.



The complaint, filed Sept. 17, pinpoints the issue to…

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Added by truth on September 25, 2015 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Employment & U.S. consumption increases... but gas prices decline?

 

GasBuddy Blog -- The news from the U.S. Dept. of Labor last week was reported by the Washington Post as follows: “…unemployment at a seven-year low and a cooling pace of jobs growth — provided conflicting signals about the nation’s economic momentum as the Federal…

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Added by truth on September 23, 2015 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Don't call it a scandal: Volkswagen corruption is a syndrome

 

The Globe and Mail -- What were they thinking?

That’s the question on everyone’s mind as the Volkswagen crisis unfolds. That question makes a big assumption: that the company’s leaders were thinking about anything beyond their greed. About decency, about our…

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Added by truth on September 23, 2015 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Total Accused of Manipulating U.S. Natural-Gas Market

Total Accused of Manipulating U.S. Natural-Gas Market

Nasdaq-Dow Jones Business News -- American regulators have accused French oil company Total SA of manipulating the price of natural gas in the U.S. southwest, the latest move in a widening crackdown on…

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Added by truth on September 23, 2015 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Report identifies most 'hackable' and least vulnerable vehicles

GasBuddy Blog -- By now you heard about hackers being able to take over control of a vehicle... it happened in July on I-64 in St. Louis when hackers, in  a planned demonstration took over control of a Jeep Cherokee and safely drove it off the road.



Now, analysts from PT&CLWG Forensic Consulting have identified the…

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Added by truth on September 18, 2015 at 7:52am — No Comments

Federal Air Marshals Under Investigation for Filming Sex With a Prostitute While On Duty

At least 2 US air marshals implicated in prostitution probe

[Update at 10:24 p.m. ET: TSA Spokesperson Bruce Anderson told The Intercept Wednesday night that a third air marshal was involved. “Two of the employees involved have been placed on an indefinite suspension without pay, and…

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Added by truth on September 17, 2015 at 2:44pm — No Comments

TV Actor Steve Rannazzisi admits he lied about narrowly escaping the 9/11 terror attacks

FX has issued a statement following The League star Steve Rannazzisi admitting he lied about narrowly escaping the 9/11 terror attacks. 

“We are disappointed to learn that Steve Rannazzisi lied about being in the World Trade Center on 9/11. It is upsetting that he would fabricate a story about having survived that horrible tragedy. It is also unfortunate that he did not admit to the…

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Added by truth on September 17, 2015 at 1:20am — No Comments

Allstate wants cameras to identify your distractions and 'spy' on other drivers too

 

GasBuddy Blog -- A patent issued in August to Allstate mentions using sensors and cameras to record “potential sources of driver distraction within the vehicle (e.g. pets, phone usage, unsecured objects in vehicle).” It also mentions gathering information on the…

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Added by truth on September 16, 2015 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

US overtakes Russia as top oil and gas producer, report says

US overtakes Russia as top oil and gas producer, report says

FOX NEWS -- The United States has overtaken Russia as the biggest oil and natural gas producer in the world, in what one economist has described as “a changing of the guard of global energy…

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Added by truth on September 12, 2015 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church. Documentary

unveiling previously unseen footage of Jimi Hendrix's seminal performance at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival http://vodlocker.com/1cnzin5495c7

Added by truth on September 6, 2015 at 2:20pm — No Comments

The FAA is warning pilots flying in the Southeast that traffic avoidance tech will be disrupted the entire month of September from Virginia to Florida

ADS-B, TCAS 'Unreliable' in U.S. Southeast


The FAA is warning pilots flying in the Southeast that ADS-B and TCAS traffic avoidance technology will be disrupted the entire month of September from Virginia to Florida because of "military…

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Added by truth on September 5, 2015 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Court rules investigators can examine US Rep. Fattah’s email

(AP) — A federal appeals court says Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (SHAW’-kah fa-TAH’) can’t keep investigators out of his personal email.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/1Vzy2Ha ) Wednesday’s ruling clears the way for prosecutors to sift through seven years of the Philadelphia Democrat’s private email as they prepare for his racketeering trial.

Fattah has fought for months to block an FBI…

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Added by truth on September 4, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

2nd human plague case is confirmed in Bernalillo County N.M.

AP) — A second human plague case has been confirmed in New Mexico’s Bernalillo County.

The New Mexico Department of Health says a 59-year-old woman from Bernalillo County is recovering.

Her name isn’t being released.

It’s the third human case of plague in New Mexico this year and the second in Bernalillo County.

The other cases in the state occurred in a 52-year-old woman from Santa Fe County who died from the illness and a 65-year-old man from Bernalillo County…

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Added by truth on September 4, 2015 at 12:58am — No Comments

Gaza set to become uninhabitable by 2020, UN body warns

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Added by truth on September 2, 2015 at 6:14pm — No Comments

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