The Big Problem with The Big Short Me, The Fiscal Times
How Hedge Funds Are Pillaging Puerto Rico Me, The American Prospect. OK, self-promotion over. But do read these if you like, especially this long-form piece on just what’s being done to that island commonwealth.
House passes Customs Bill: climate change deniers embarrass U.S. delegation in Paris Friends of the Earth
Refugee Crisis/Bigotry Watch
Lawsuit: No-fly list has left Muslim Air Force veteran detained in Turkey The Washington Post
Ally Returns to Mortgage Business Two Years After Total Exit Bloomberg Business
Farm groups welcome Highway Bill with crop insurance fix Iowa Farmer Today. I totally missed that this happened. There was a $3 billion (over 10 years) cut to crop insurance to pay for the budget bill, and in the highway bill they just reversed it. No fanfare, completely slipped by everyone. This is a good primer for what to expect on the omnibus.
I For One Welcome Our New Monopolist Overlords:
Ubers New Contract Restricts Drivers Right to Join Lawsuits Bloomberg. This comes right after a federal judge widened the class for the big misclassification lawsuit in California, ruling Uber’s old arbitration contract unenforceable.
Judge denies motions to throw out indictments against AG Ken Paxton Dallas Morning News. Texas Attorney General. Securities fraud case.
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