Fox gave Bill O'Reilly big contract after $32 million settlement

Fox gave Bill O'Reilly big contract after $32 million settlement

NYT: O’Reilly settled $32 million sexual harassment claim $32 million. Bill O’Reilly paid $32 million to a Fox News colleague who threatened to sue him for alleged sexual misconduct. The staggering sum — paid to longtime Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl — was revealed in a New York Times exposé on Saturday. The story → Read More

Project Loon partners with AT&T

Project Loon partners with AT&T

Puerto Rico one month after Hurricane Maria AT&T and a Google-born moonshot project have teamed up to beam cell service to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico from giant floating balloons. It’s called Project Loon, and it was developed by X, a former branch of Google that became part of Alphabet (GOOG) when the company restructured. The idea → Read More

Nursing homes benefitting from Medicaid loophole

Nursing homes benefitting from Medicaid loophole

The common area of the nursing home at Westminster Village North in Indianapolis, which has benefited from additional federal Medicaid funding. (Courtesy of Westminster Village North) Westminster Village North, a nursing home and retirement community in Indianapolis, recently added 25 beds and two kitchens to speed food delivery to residents. It also redesigned patient rooms → Read More

Fundraiser for burned marijuana farms shut down

Fundraiser for burned marijuana farms shut down

Flames engulf California wine country The wildfires scorching Northern California have burned down at least 34 marijuana farms, just as the state prepares to launch a legal recreational marijuana industry. Recovery poses unique challenges for the growers. Because selling marijuana violates federal law, even when it’s allowed by individual states, most farms lack proper insurance → Read More

Amid uncertainty, America's uninsured rate climbs

Amid uncertainty, America's uninsured rate climbs

How Trump is upending Obamacare The number of uninsured Americans has risen to a three-year high after falling for years thanks in large part to Obamacare. Overall, 12.3% of American adults lacked insurance in the third quarter of 2017, according to the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index. That’s the highest figure since the end of 2014, when → Read More

Deficit for 2017 hits $666 billion

Deficit for 2017 hits $666 billion

Watch Trump’s budget director change his tune on deficits The federal deficit for fiscal year 2017, which ended last month, hit $666 billion, according to new numbers released Friday by the Treasury Department and White House budget office. That’s $80 billion higher than the year before. Read More

CEO of Saks and Lord & Taylor steps down

CEO of Saks and Lord & Taylor steps down

America’s top retailers in trouble These are trying times for retail. Hudson’s Bay Company — which owns the Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor department stores — is no exception. The Canadian-based company has reported net losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars. It announced earlier this year that it has reduced its → Read More

The Weinstein Effect: Harvey Weinstein scandal sparks movements in Hollywood and beyond

The Weinstein Effect: Harvey Weinstein scandal sparks movements in Hollywood and beyond

Women go public with Weinstein allegations Harvey Weinstein is in increasing legal jeopardy two weeks after the initial New York Times investigation into his allegedly predatory behavior was published. Weinstein is now the subject of police investigations in three cities — London, New York City and Los Angeles — as more accusers come forward. He’s → Read More

Paul Ryan: House GOP will propose a new top tax rate for the rich

Paul Ryan: House GOP will propose a new top tax rate for the rich

Details of GOP tax plan released House Speaker Paul Ryan broke a bit of tax news Friday when he said that House Republicans plan to propose a new top income tax rate for high earners. That would be in addition to the 35% rate proposed in the recent tax framework negotiated by leading Republican lawmakers → Read More

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