May 31, 2020
Rumors, myths and misinformation about the novel coronavirus have spread as quickly as the virus itself. AFP Factcheck has been debunking disinformation as it emerges along with new cases across the world. Here is a list of our 485 fact-checks in English so far, starting with the most recent: See: https://factcheck.afp.com Essential Source in this era, see: https://factcheck.afp.com
May 31, 2020
HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s state media and the government of Hong Kong lashed out on Sunday at U.S. President Donald Trump’s vow to end Hong Kong’s special status if Beijing imposes new national security laws on the city, which is bracing for fresh protests. Trump on Friday pledged to “take action to revoke Hong Kong’s preferential treatment as a separate customs and travel territory”, and to...
August 21, 2019
United States Steel Corporation has laid off dozens at a facility in Michigan and outlined plans to temporarily remove up to 200 workers in the coming weeks, according to a state filing. In a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice filed with the State of Michigan this month, the steel giant said the layoffs were the result of idled operations and other adjustments at the Great Lakes Works facility. "These additional adjustments in operations at...
August 21, 2019
PARIS (Reuters) - Brexit Britain’s overtures to U.S. President Donald Trump risk further complicating the search for common ground this weekend at a Group of Seven summit already clouded by transatlantic rifts over trade, Iran and climate change. The summit host, President Emmanuel Macron of France, has set the bar low for Biarritz to avoid a repeat of the fiasco last year when Trump threw Canada’s G7 summit into disarray by leaving early,...
October 24, 2017
U.S. financial regulations on data retention do not fit with the way people expect to communicate on social media, Fidelity Investments Chairman Abigail Johnson said on Tuesday. “The real issue is a regulatory regime that doesn’t fit with the way people communicate today,” said Johnson, who runs the financial services company that manages about $2.3 trillion in assets. “Customers expect recommendations from Amazon,...
October 24, 2017
The Sackler dynasty’s ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars—and millions of addicts. An addiction specialist said that the Sacklers’ firm, Purdue Pharma, bears the “lion’s share” of the blame for the opioid crisis. The north wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a vast, airy enclosure featuring a banked wall of glass and the Temple of Dendur, a sandstone monument that...
October 20, 2017
Well, this one will certainly set the cat among the pigeons. Via the Daily Kanban, we came across this video of Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller ripping Tesla during a panel discussion on the future of the automotive industry. Prompted by a comment from the moderator, Müller laid into the electric car company for its small production volumes, regular quarterlylosses, and for firing hundreds of workers...
October 20, 2017
A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia’s Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time. The non-profit healthcare system is one of the state’s largest employers and sits in the heart of economically depressed coal country. It faces a $40 million deficit this year as it struggles with fewer privately insured patients, cuts in government reimbursement and higher labor costs to attract a shrinking pool...
July 29, 2017
Hat tip to guest blogger: Gabriel Tedde Cabot Document and project management services that offer a variety of options for business owners, lawyers, and others that may need to store and share documents when starting a new business. Cloud based portals that offer businesses the opportunity to open their own, private virtual deal room so that they can complete Mergers and Acquisition, due diligence, or any other task that involves safely...
March 7, 2017
Wikileaks has published details of what it says are wide-ranging hacking tools used by the CIA. The alleged cyber-weapons are said to include malware that targets Windows, Android, iOS, OSX and Linux computers as well as internet routers. Some of the software is reported to have been developed in-house, but the UK's MI5 agency is said to have helped build a spyware attack for Samsung TVs. A spokesman for the CIA would not...


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May 31, 2020
HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s state media and the government of Hong Kong lashed out on Sunday at U.S. President Donald Trump’s...
August 21, 2019
PARIS (Reuters) - Brexit Britain’s overtures to U.S. President Donald Trump risk further complicating the search for common ground this weekend at a...
October 24, 2017
U.S. financial regulations on data retention do not fit with the way people expect to communicate on social media, Fidelity Investments Chairman...
October 20, 2017
A shortage of nurses at U.S. hospitals hit West Virginia’s Charleston Area Medical Center at the worst possible time. The non-profit...
March 7, 2017
The United States started to deploy the first elements of its advanced anti-missile defense system in South Korea on Tuesday after North Korea'...

Value Blog

May 31, 2020
Rumors, myths and misinformation about the novel coronavirus have spread as quickly as the virus itself. AFP Factcheck has been debunking...
August 21, 2019
United States Steel Corporation has laid off dozens at a facility in Michigan and outlined plans to temporarily remove up to 200 workers in the...
October 24, 2017
The Sackler dynasty’s ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars—and millions of addicts. An addiction...
October 20, 2017
Well, this one will certainly set the cat among the pigeons. Via the Daily Kanban, we came across this video of Volkswagen CEO Matthias M...
July 29, 2017
Hat tip to guest blogger: Gabriel Tedde Cabot Document and project management services that offer a variety of options for business owners,...

Altruism Today

May 31, 2020
May 27, 2020; Boston Business Journal A 15-year-old nonprofit with a noble mission had, until COVID-19 entered the scene, been happily humming along...
August 21, 2019
In 2017, NPQ’s Steve Dubb asked, “Can Nonprofits Learn from the Vegas Massacre and Make a Difference?” He discussed several...
October 24, 2017
Source; New York Times In philanthropy, we often celebrate the lone individual philanthropist, be that person Andrew Carnegie, John...
October 20, 2017
This may be the biggest year in history for American philanthropy, Kim Laughton, president of Schwab Charitable, said in a statement this week on...
March 7, 2017
Through marches and dogged pursuit of elected officials, people across the US have helped to block some of the administration’s most anti-...

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