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Two Thirds of all Americans would struggle to cover a $1,000 crisis

A new poll shows that two-thirds of all Americans would struggle to cover $1,000 crisis.

According to this poll by the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, this type of crisis spans all incomes.

Big Oil Could Have Put A Dent In CO2 Emissions In 1970s — But Did Nothing

According to new documents from the Center for International Environmental Law, the industry chose to prioritize costs over the planet.

The new documents show oil companies chose to invest in climate denying instead of on technologies to reduce emissions.

Foods Can Help With Chronic Inflammation

Did you know there are foods that help with Chronic inflammation?

Well...A new study by the University of Liverpool's Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, is identifying food that can help prevent chronic inflammation that leads to many causes of death.

Why Is Congress Using Zika To Weaken Truck Safety?

In a week, families all over the country will pack up their cars and make a trip to the beach, to a family picnic, or just to get away from day to day life for the holiday weekend.

And if the trucking industry had its way, those families would be sharing the interstate with semi-truck drivers who are exhausted from working more than 80 hours a week.

How Does the Democratic Nominee Earn Our Vote?

Don’t listen to the talking heads on cable news: Bernie Sanders supporters have every right to be angry.

Shift To 401(K) Retirement Plans A "Disaster"

A report released Thursday from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) shows the shift away from traditional pensions to 401(k)-like plans contributes to inequality. Bloomberg reported Friday, "The U.S.

Disastrous Climate Change Exposed In One GIF

The media is missing something very important as the general election draws closer and both Democrats and Republicans start freaking out that it'll be the end of the world if the other party gets into the White House.

America Needs to Steal Back the Nordic Model

At this stage in his presidency, President Obama has become something of an amateur comedian. He only has a few months left in the White House, so every state occasion has become an opportunity for him to crack a few jokes, even though most of them end up being pretty corny.

CO2 Levels Go Over Tipping Point

We start at Cape Grim in Australia Today - where an atmospheric measuring station is picking up atmospheric CO2 levels that are on the verge of breaking 400 parts per million

State-owned Banks Are A Win-win For All

You need to know this. In 2014, the state Bank of North Dakota was more profitable than Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Chase. And, that's why every state should own their own depository institution.

Is Donald Trump the Duck Dynasty Version of Reagan?

The most popular take on Donald Trump is that we’ve never seen anything like him before.

But here’s the thing: We have seen something like Trump before -- we saw it with Ronald Reagan.

EPA's Tie to Monsanto Could Be Disastrous For Us

Conservative politicians love to talk about how the Environmental Protection Agency only issues "job-killing regulations", especially if they're taking campaign contributions from fossil fuel billionaires like the Koch Brothers or from agrichemical giants like Monsanto.

Republicans Only Care About Children Before They’re Born

When it comes to children, Republicans are hypocrites.

They go on and on about how “pro-life” they are, but they really only care about humans before they’re born. After that, they couldn't care less.

Case in point: the so-called “Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016,” the brainchild of Indiana Congressman Todd Rokita that would decimate a key part of the federal free lunch program.

State-Owned Bank of North Dakota is a HUGE Success!

In 2014, the state Bank of North Dakota was more profitable than Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan Chase. And, that's why every state should own their own depository institution.

Most people attributed the Bank of North Dakota's success with the oil boom in the region, but their latest report shows that last year was their most profitable year ever, despite the fact that their state's oil boom has become an oil bust.

Fossil Fuel Billionaires Kill Children

Donald Trump is the Republican nominee, Prince may have had a drug problem, and a record breaking 88,000 people have been evacuated from Fort McMurray.

If you've turned on a corporate 24-hour news network in the last couple of days, those are three things that you have definitely heard about.

Get Ready For A Climate Denier Heading up the EPA?!

You need to know this....

So far, Donald Trump's choice of cabinet members has been - well - deplorable.

He's picked someone who wants to privatize Medicare to oversee Medicare as his secretary of Health and Human Services.

He's picked a bankster who foreclosed on a 90-year-old over a 27 cent underpayment to oversee banksters as his Treasury Secretary.

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