Among the leading moderate Democratic candidates, Joe Biden has drawn criticism from progressives for supporting, when he was a U.S. senator from Delaware, a bill backed by the banking industry and signed into law that made it tougher for people to obtain bankruptcy protection. Biden, however, later established some pro-consumer credentials as vice president when he chaired the Middle Class Task Force under President Barack Obama and supported major financial reform legislation, such as the Dodd-Frank Act, which created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Last September the Washington Post reported that Biden's advisers are weighing the financial transactions tax – a key element in progressive platforms to impose a fee on stock trades. … [Read more...] about Candidates Biden, Buttigieg, Bloomberg and Klobuchar Say They Want to Rein In Wall Street. Do They Mean It?
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Global warming may be fueling yet another danger that has so far received little attention, according to Arturo Casadevall, a professor of molecular microbiology and immunology at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore. The relatively high temperature of the human body, Casadevall said, protects us from fungi and other pathogens that are devastating to cold-blooded amphibians and reptiles—as well as mammals like bats that lower their temperatures when they hibernate. … [Read more...] about Zombie Viruses and ‘Super-Shedders’: Coronavirus Is Just the Start
“But Margaret Court does not belong in that company or category. Nobody disputes her achievements on the tennis court, and her place in the sport’s history remains as distinguished as it gets. Nobody wants to take away or diminish her career, least of all me. Margaret, Billie Jean and Rod were my childhood heroes. I wanted to be like them. … [Read more...] about Tennis Australia respond following John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova’s on-court protest
"After much thought I have decided to end my campaign for president today," Chafee said, while reminding the audience of his "prosperity through peace" campaign slogan. Appealing for less U.S. military intervention abroad, he said: "I would like to take this opportunity one last time to advocate for a chance be given to peace." … [Read more...] about Chafee withdraws from Democratic 2016 race
It is important to understand that last year, growth was driven more by heavy commercial vehicles (HCVs). Heavy commercial vehicles as an industry are not doing too well as was seen by volume replaced by maybe a pre-owned vehicle or a tractor, which is not in the same value segment. Therefore, while the numbers have grown by 4%, the value has de-grown by 4% so that is the product mix changes cost that basically. But you are right, overall the sentiments have been low as far as the OEM volumes are concerned. We have been gaining traction and market share in most of the products. With a deeper penetration strategy, we have been able to maintain momentum of growth and have become aggressive players in as far as pre-owned vehicles are concerned. So far as the overall sentiments are concerned, given the next crop season is going to be good with good water level, we believe the infrastructure story will open up. The two together should trigger an aggressive posture when it comes to growth … [Read more...] about Expect a lot of growth by next festival season: Ramesh Iyer, Mahindra Finance