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The Affordable Connectivity Program

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by Amy Corbin, Triple C Coordinator The new Affordable Connectivity Program is a government program that makes accessing the internet at home for school, work, health care and other information more affordable for households that may not be able to otherwise pay for it. This program is managed by the FCC and offers internet… Read More »

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Bathtub Refinishing Seals Away Lead

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Bathtub refinishing is a great way to seal off the Dangerous lead that can leach into your bathwater. Especially vulnerable are children with less body weight so the parts per million of lead is more poisonous and children love the extended play time that bath time usually brings. With this play time it makes… Read More »

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IRS has been missing in action

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Under the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act, new IRS funding is projected to raise $124 billion in additional tax revenue over the next 10 years though audit enforcement of big businesses and individuals with income over $400,000.

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The CFBP announced Thursday that it fined U.S. Bank $37.5 million, after a five-year investigation.

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The fifth-largest commercial bank in the US was fined by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for illegally accessing consumer credit reports and opening accounts without their permission. U.S. Bank, which is based in Minneapolis and has over $559 billion in assets, pressured its employees to meet sales goals as part of their job requirements,… Read More »

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CDC report shows 15% increase in deaths from antibiotic-resistant “superbugs”

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Reuters (7/12, Mishra) says a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows “U.S. deaths from bacteria resistant to antibiotics, also known as ‘superbugs,’ jumped 15% in 2020 as the drugs were widely dispensed to treat COVID-19 and fight off bacterial infections during long hospitalizations, enabling the bugs to evolve.” According… Read More »

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Administration opposes airlines in lawsuit over crew breaks

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The AP (5/25) reports, “The Biden administration has sided against the airline industry and urged the US Supreme Court on Wednesday to uphold a California law that would provide more rest and meal breaks than airline crews are guaranteed under federal rules.” Virgin Airlines had “asked the Supreme Court to overturn the decision” after… Read More »

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Investigation looks into why US hospitals face drug shortages – Pharmaceutical company chase profits

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CBS News (5/22, Whitaker, 5.39M) reports, “American hospitals have been living with serious drug shortages for more than a decade. Most days, nearly 300 essential drugs can be in short supply.” CBS says, “After months of investigation, we found it’s not a matter of supply and demand, the drugs are needed and the ingredients are easy… Read More »

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Wells Fargo Bank: Fake Job Interviews for Women and Minorities

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Mr. Bruno is one of seven current and former Wells Fargo employees who said that they were instructed by their direct bosses or human resources managers in the bank’s wealth management unit to interview “diverse” candidates — even though the decision had already been made to give the job to another candidate. Five others… Read More »

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Gov. Pritzker Signs Legislation Expanding Access to Health Insurance for Families of Fallen State Workers

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Family of Deidre Silas receives benefits under this new law CHICAGO – Governor JB Pritzker today signed Senate Bill 3197, a piece of legislation that would expand access to health insurance benefits with no premium costs for the families of state employees who lose their life during employment. “There is no higher calling than… Read More »

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Drug safety

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FDA approves cell-based blood cancer therapy. The Wall Street Journal reports the FDA on Monday cleared a cell-based therapy for blood cancer from Johnson & Johnson for adults among whom other drugs have proven ineffective. The technology was first developed in China, and its US approval suggests a new path forward for drugmakers seeking… Read More »

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