Aetna-CVS deal shows Amazon’s might

Aetna-CVS deal shows Amazon’s might

The Amazon effect has rocked bricks-and-mortar retail. Now it’s moving in on the health care market. Analysts say CVS Health Corp.’s $69 billion bid for Aetna Inc., marking the first time a large pharmacy chain has merged with a major health insurer, is a direct result of Amazon’s plan to enter the prescription drug market. […]

Fast food price wars coming? The McRib, what’s in it?

Fast food price wars coming? The McRib, what’s in it?

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock McDonald’s Corp said on Monday it would introduce new menus with $1, $2 and $3 items in early January. Reuters reports McDonald’s new ‘dollar’ menu to intensify price war in 2018. McDonald’s dropped its popular “Dollar Menu” in 2013 after franchisees groused that selling items like a double cheeseburger for $1 cut […]

World’s first 3D-printed euthanasia machine ends life with a click

World’s first 3D-printed euthanasia machine ends life with a click

Did you ever think you could end your life by just the press of a button? Well, there is no dearth in the advancement of technology, and when it comes to euthanasia, it sparks more interest. Dr. Philip Nitschke, the founder and director of Exit International has developed a hi-tech euthanasia device named the Sarco […]

Manufacturing jobs dry up in Southern Illinois

Manufacturing jobs dry up in Southern Illinois

By Benjamin Yount / Heartland Institute Honeywell International Inc., a U.S. producer of consumer and commercial goods, announced it will indefinitely close the Honeywell Uranium Hexafluoride Processing Facility in Metropolis, Illinois in the first quarter of 2018, laying off at least 170 employees and 100 contractors. The Processing Facility, also known as the Honeywell Metropolis […]

Federal court tosses challenge to EPA Transportation Air Quality guidance

Federal court tosses challenge to EPA Transportation Air Quality guidance

By H. Sterling Burnett / Heartland Institute A Federal court found environmentalists and community groups lacked standing to challenge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to modify its guidance determining when transportation projects might violate air quality standards. A three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed […]

Illinois third-worst state to do business in since Great Recession

Illinois third-worst state to do business in since Great Recession

By Cole Lauterbach / Watchdog.org It’s been a decade since the financial crisis. Since then, Illinois has garnered a name for itself as one of the worst locations to do business in the country among American CEOs. Development Counsellors International asks hundreds of corporate executives every three years what they think of each of the […]

Google collects Android users’ location even if location services are disabled

Google collects Android users’ location even if location services are disabled

From Technocracy News Google, headed by a member of the elitist Trilateral Commission, is a hotbed of Technocrats who believe they are above the law, ethics and moral judgement. If Google is not stopped politically, they will continue to try to take over the world. ⁃ TN Editor Many people realize that smartphones track their locations. But […]

Sticking to a budget for holiday shopping? Do you even have one?

Sticking to a budget for holiday shopping? Do you even have one?

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock In 2016, only 5% of shoppers stuck to their holiday budget. About 27% did not have a budget. Do you have a budget? The question was asked of those who shopped during the 2016 holiday season. Source: 2017 survey conducted Oct. 12-15, 2017, by Harris Poll on behalf of NerdWallet, among […]

TPA’s 2017 Taxpayer Turkeys

TPA’s 2017 Taxpayer Turkeys

By David Williams and Ross Marchand / Taxpayers Protection Alliance Thanksgiving, that magical, frigid, calorie-laden time of the year, is here once again. The holiday means a myriad of different things to different people. To many, it means football, food, and inevitable debates with family about politics. For the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA), Thanksgiving is yet […]