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U.S. taxpayers spent over $4 billion incarcerating innocent people

U.S. taxpayers spent over $4 billion incarcerating innocent people

In total, among all known exonerees, Americans have shelled out a staggering $4.12 billion to incarcerate innocent men and women since 1989, according to a Yahoo Finance analysis. That’s largely money spent on trials, and the cost of housing inmates in prison. According to the Bureau of Prisons , in the fiscal year 2017, the average cost to house a prisoner was over $36,000 a year in federal facilities. But black men make up the majority of those wrongfully convicted — approximately 49%. And sin...
Federal marijuana legalization bill advances in Congress

Federal marijuana legalization bill advances in Congress

Marijuana Published 1 day ago Federal marijuana legalization bill advances in Congress States would be given the right to regulate cannabis if law is passed Facebook Twitter Comments Print Email By Brittany De Lea FOXBusiness close video Legal marijuana industry cannot compete with illegal trade: Dr. Marc Siegel Fox News medical correspondent Dr. Marc Siegel discusses the regulation of the cannabis industry and its effects on health. The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill Monday that woul...
China slowdown may force Beijing to accept Trump ultimatum on trade deal

China slowdown may force Beijing to accept Trump ultimatum on trade deal

US Markets Published 1 day ago China slowdown may force Beijing to accept Trump ultimatum on trade deal 'Heavy pressure to settle sooner rather than later' Facebook Twitter Print Email By Jonathan Garber FOXBusiness close video Trump: China wants to make a deal; the question is, do I? President Trump discusses Apple’s new factory in Austin, Texas, and trade negotiations with China as he prepares to meet with Apple CEO Tim Cook. The slowing Chinese economy may force Beijing to make a trade-war de...
Clinton Foundation posts third straight year of losses | Fox Business

Clinton Foundation posts third straight year of losses | Fox Business

Philanthropy Published 5 hours ago Clinton Foundation bleeding cash Revenue has dropped significantly every year since 2016 Facebook Twitter Comments Print Email By Evie Fordham FOXBusiness close video Cuban: Hillary Clinton should not run for president Billionaire Mark Cuban discusses Democrats running for president. The Clinton Foundation posted its third straight year of losses following former Secretary of State and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's 2016 election loss,...
American Medical Association: Ban all e-cigs, vaping devices

American Medical Association: Ban all e-cigs, vaping devices

The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for an immediate ban on all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices. Continue Reading Below The group adopted the sweeping stance at a policy-making meeting in San Diego. It aims to lobby for state and federal laws, regulations or legal action to achieve a ban, but the industry is sure to fight back. The AMA cited a surge in underage teen use of e-cigarettes, which typically heat a solution that contains nicotine. JUUL LABS SUED BY CALIFORNIA O...
Fin24.com | JUST IN: Gordhan says SAA may have no money for salaries this month

Fin24.com | JUST IN: Gordhan says SAA may have no money for salaries this month

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan has warned that, while two unions at SAA are demanding salary increases for members, the airline might not even be able to pay any salaries at the end of the month. The minister was speaking at a Parliamentary briefing on Wednesday. The meeting was called for feedback on power utility Eskom, but Gordhan - who met with unions on Tuesday - also made some remarks about SA's cash-strapped national airline. The minister said the strike was worsening the a...
Trump reportedly wants to 'go after' Amazon by changing tax treatment

Trump reportedly wants to 'go after' Amazon by changing tax treatment

President Trump is "obsessed" about going after Amazon, a source said, according to Axios.
The OAS lied to the public about the Bolivian election and coup

The OAS lied to the public about the Bolivian election and coup

Facts show nothing suspicious about the re-election of Evo Morales By RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP via Getty Images Supporters of Evo Morales demonstrate in Cochabamba, Bolivia, on Monday. What is the difference between an outright lie — stating something as a fact while knowing that it is false — and a deliberate material representation that accomplishes the same end? Here is an example that really pushes the boundary between the two, to the point where the distinction practically vanishes. And the co...
Trump threatens higher tariffs if China doesn't make a trade deal

Trump threatens higher tariffs if China doesn't make a trade deal

President Donald Trump takes part in a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC on November 19, 2019. Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images President Donald Trump threatened higher tariffs on Chinese goods if that country does not make a deal on trade. The comments came during a meeting with the president's Cabinet on Tuesday. The U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, have been locked in an apparent stalemate in trade negotiations that have lasted nearly t...
California to stop buying from Toyota, GM, other automakers that backed Trump in emissions fight

California to stop buying from Toyota, GM, other automakers that backed Trump in emissions fight

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South Korea agrees to open market to US rice worth $110M per year

South Korea agrees to open market to US rice worth $110M per year

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Stocks point to a continued record run on Wall Street

Stocks point to a continued record run on Wall Street

Stocks Published 18 hours ago Nasdaq snags record high as Home Depot, Boeing dent the Dow Retail earnings weigh on U.S. stocks Facebook Twitter Comments Print Email By Jonathan Garber FOXBusiness close video Data stocks are smart investments to add to your portfolio: Expert Hudson Valley Investment Advisors CEO and CIO Gus Scacco discusses why data companies play an important role in the stock market. cut the seven-day reverse repurchase rate to 2.5 percent from 2.55 percent, fueling expectation...
Hacked Disney Plus accounts said to be on sale, according to reports

Hacked Disney Plus accounts said to be on sale, according to reports

In this photo illustration, the Disney + logo is displayed on the screen of an Apple MacBook Pro computer on November 08, 2019 in Paris, France. Chesnot | Getty Images Thousands of Disney+ user accounts have been stolen by hackers and put up for sale on the dark web, according to multiple reports. Disney+ is the new subscription-based streaming service from Disney that was officially launched last Tuesday. Just hours after the service was rolled out, hackers hijacked user accounts and were eithe...
• Chart: The UK Is Home To 73% Of Europe's Millionaire Bankers | Statista

• Chart: The UK Is Home To 73% Of Europe's Millionaire Bankers | Statista

The UK Is Home To 73% Of Europe's Millionaire Bankers by Nov 18, 2019 Banking sector in Europe Even though people and businesses are having second thoughts about moving to the United Kingdom over Brexit, it's still arguably the place to be if you want to make big bucks in the European banking sector . Despite the Brexit vote in 2016, UK-based bankers still earned millions a year later according to pay and bonus details published by the European Banking Authority earlier this year. The research f...
PG&E prepares to cut power to 260K Californians

PG&E prepares to cut power to 260K Californians

PG&E Published 9 hours ago PG&E prepares to cut power to 260K Californians The planned blackouts come amid state outage investigation Brittany De Lea Varney: California governor condemns PG&E, accepts thousands from them FOX Business’ Stuart Varney on California Governor Gavin Newsom’s condemnation of utility company PG&E despite his receiving $227,000 in campaign contributions from them. The state, however, isn’t too happy with these planned outages. California regulators voted unanimously last...
Chick-fil-A will stop donating to the Salvation Army and Fellowship of Christian Athletes — and people are furious

Chick-fil-A will stop donating to the Salvation Army and Fellowship of Christian Athletes — and people are furious

Chick-fil-A is ruffling feathers again. The Georgia-based chicken-sandwich chain has long been criticized over its contributions to groups with anti-LGBTQ stances. In March, the San Antonio city council voted to ban the chain from its international airport, citing its history of LGBTQ issues, and the Buffalo, N.Y., airport followed suit a month later. So on Monday, the Chick-fil-A Foundation (the chain’s charitable arm) announced that it’s introducing “a more focused giving approach” for next ye...
Lawsuit claims Burger King's Impossible Whoppers are contaminated by meat

Lawsuit claims Burger King's Impossible Whoppers are contaminated by meat

By Jonathan Stempel and Richa Naidu (Reuters) - Burger King was sued on Monday by a vegan customer who accused the fast-food chain of contaminating its meatless "Impossible" Whoppers by cooking them on the same grills as its traditional meat burgers. In a proposed class action, Phillip Williams said he bought an Impossible Whopper, a plant-based alternative to Burger King's regular Whopper, at an Atlanta drive-through, and would not have paid a premium price had he known the cooking would leave ...
Chick-fil-A to stop donating to Salvation Army as LGBT pressure continues | Fox Business

Chick-fil-A to stop donating to Salvation Army as LGBT pressure continues | Fox Business

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Impossible Burgers not meatless enough for these vegans suing Burger King: report | Fox Business

Impossible Burgers not meatless enough for these vegans suing Burger King: report | Fox Business

Food and Drinks Published 14 hours ago Impossible Burgers not meatless enough for these vegans suing Burger King: report Plaintiffs claim they are cooked on the same grill as beef burgers Shawn M. Carter Impossible Whopper at Burger King goes national Restaurant Brands International CEO Jose Cil on the launch of the Impossible Whopper at Burger King worldwide. Phillip Williams' Impossible Burger had too much meat juice on it. That's the claim in a newly filed lawsuit against Burger Kin...
Trump Administration Says Israeli Settlements Aren’t Illegal

Trump Administration Says Israeli Settlements Aren’t Illegal

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lays out shift in decades of U.S. policy on West Bank settlements The U.S. no longer will consider Israeli settlements to be illegal under international law, officials said Monday, in a move that formalizes the Trump administration’s treatment of the West Bank and shifts decades of U.S. policy. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the new policy at the State Department, drawing swift praise from Israelis and condemnation from Palestinians, European officials an...