Month: December 2017

Tess Torelli December 31, 2017

CBS’ “Dr. Phil” show allegedly endangered the health of some of its guests, according to a STAT News/Boston Globe investigation, citing those who appeared on the show and addiction experts. During the course of the show, host Phillip McGraw is cast as a persistent adviser helping people seeking assistance for substance abuse. But former guests […]

Tess Torelli December 31, 2017

Shaena Montanari, a paleontologist and member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, tweeted that Trump was using circular reasoning, comparing his thoughts on the weather to issues of starvation and poverty. DrShaena Global warming is fake because it is cold where I am No one in the world is starving because I […]

Tess Torelli December 31, 2017

Sen. Marco Rubio says the GOP “probably went too far” in slashing the tax burden on corporations. The Florida Republican told the News-Press of Fort Myers that corporations will largely use their major tax cut to buy back shares or increase dividends to shareholders — which “isn’t going to create dramatic economic growth.” “If I […]

Tess Torelli December 31, 2017

Getty Images Chief executive officer and chairman of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger and Mickey Mouse look on before ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), November 27, 2017 in New York City. The deal is worth $52.4 billion in stock and will give Disney a wide range of properties […]

Tess Torelli December 31, 2017

President Hassan Rouhani, giving his first public reaction to four days of anti-government protests, said on Sunday Iranians had the right to protest and criticize the authorities but their actions should not lead to violence or damage public property. “People are absolutely free to criticize the government and protest but their protests should be in […]

Tess Torelli December 31, 2017

SoftBank’s Vision Fund — a $100 billion private equity fund that’s outspending almost every other player in start-up investing — seemed to come out of nowhere this year. But for the company’s firebrand leader, Masayoshi Son, an ambitious vision was ordained at birth. “You are a genius, No. 1 in Japan,” Son said his father […]

Tess Torelli December 31, 2017

The interview is not done. I know more about the big bills. … Than any president that’s ever been in office. Whether it’s health care and taxes. Especially taxes. And if I didn’t, I couldn’t have persuaded a hundred. … You ask Mark Meadows [inaudible]. … I couldn’t have persuaded a hundred congressmen to go […]

Tess Torelli December 31, 2017

A feud between two Call of Duty players led to the death of a 28-year-old Kansas man, who was shot and killed by police after a fraudulent 911 call sent a SWAT team to the man’s private home. The news was first reported by local newspaper The Wichita Eagle, which cites numerous now-deleted tweets in […]

Tess Torelli December 31, 2017

Ripple surged nearly 56 percent Friday to an all-time high, surpassing ethereum as the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. Officially called XRP, ripple climbed 55.9 percent to a record high of $2.23 Friday afternoon, according to CoinMarketCap. The digital currency had a market cap of $86.3 billion, surpassing ethereum’s $73 billion, according to the website. […]

Tess Torelli December 31, 2017

The FDA’s new commissioner Scott Gottlieb has been described as a “bright spot” in the current administration. He’s made allies in Big Pharma and the technology sector by ushering along a variety of programs to reduce the cost and complexity of bringing new medical products to market. Gottlieb is a former venture capitalist, a doctor […]