News for 2011-08-28

Sunday, August 28, 2011
[field_image_caption-raw] First Federal Reserve Audit Reveals Trillions in Secret Bailouts
The first-ever audit of the U.S. Federal Reserve has revealed 16 trillion dollars in secret bank bailouts and has raised more questions about the quasi-private agency’s opaque operations. "This is a clear case of socialism for the rich and rugged, you’re-on-your-own individualism for everyone else...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Finland's Demands for Collateral Could Leave Greek Bailout in Ruins
For Greek politicians, the past month must have been a blessed relief, as the center of Europe's sovereign debt crisis moved elsewhere. Italian trade unionists are gearing up for a general strike against austerity measures; Nicolas Sarkozy is slapping a supertax on the super-rich; and Spain is...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Summer's Almost Over, and Still No Solar Panels on Obama's White House Roof
WASHINGTON — In October, Energy Secretary Steven Chu pledged that solar panels and a solar water heater would be installed on the White House roof before the start of summer. Now, summer is almost over, the 2012 election campaign is well under way, and there are still no solar panels on the White...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Cesium in Incinerator Dust Across East Japan
High levels of cesium isotopes are cropping up in dust at 42 incineration plants in seven prefectures, including Chiba and Iwate, an Environment Ministry survey of the Kanto and Tohoku regions shows. According to the report, released late Saturday, the highest cesium levels in the dust ranged from...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Disney Factory Faces Probe into Sweatshop Suicide Claims
Disney's best-selling Cars toys are being made in a factory in China that uses child labor and forces staff to do three times the amount of overtime allowed by law, according to an investigation. One worker reportedly killed herself after being repeatedly shouted at by bosses. Others cited worries...
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[field_image_caption-raw] After Irene: Little Damage Seen in Many Places
KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. — From North Carolina to New Jersey, Hurricane Irene appeared to have fallen short of the doomsday predictions. But with rivers still rising, and roads impassable because of high water and fallen trees, it could be days before the full extent of the damage is known. More than...
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