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A new Amazon fulfillment center is coming to Fresno, California after city leaders promised the company up to $30 million in tax breaks. But as the Fresno Bee reports, it's not clear that those tax incentives will result in any benefit for the city providing them. In the Economic Policy Institute's report entitled «Unfulfilled Promises,» EPI economist Ben Zipperer and economic analyst Janelle Jones concluded that on average, «Amazon's fulfillment centers are ineffective at providing net job growth.» [...] But the EPI researchers suggest that in a community's overall economy, the effects of an Amazon warehouse coming to town may not be all they're cracked up to be. The overall number of people employed in a county after Amazon arrives is relatively flat when compared to before the company opened a center. In the report, the EPI economists offer two possible explanations: «That the jobs created in the warehouse and storage sector are offset by job losses in other industries, or that the employment growth generated by Amazon is too small to meaningfully detect in the data.» TOP COMMENTS • HIGH IMPACT STORIES • THE WEEK’S HIGH IMPACT STORIES TWEET OF THE DAY xThis man is not a hero. https://t.co/4eT5FCgeq2— Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) March 18, 2018 BLAST FROM THE PAST On this date at Daily Kos in 2011—GOP Wall Street reform repeal efforts moving forward: We knew this was coming, the Republicans' latest not-job creating legislation to roll back Wall Street reform. Because, hey, what's a little global financial meltdown between friends? Why should Wall Street have to be accountable? […] Of course, they're not proposing putting anything in its place. They don't do policy, they only do dismantling. But, as Greg Sargent says, they're approaching this one more cautiously, and certainly more quietly, than they did health reform repeal. That's because Wall Street is still hugely unpopular and untrusted. As Greg says, «[t]his one could provide another chance to draw a very clear contrast between the parties—on turf that may be a bit more favorable to Dems than health care repeal or spending.» For that to happen, Dems—including the White House—need to make a lot of noise about it. Monday through Friday you can catch the Kagro in the Morning Show 9 AM ET by dropping in here, or you can download the Stitcher app (found in the app stores or at Stitcher.com), and find a live stream there, by searching for "Netroots Radio.” LINK TO DAILY KOS STORE
I first heard Rasleen Krupp speak at the Cincinnati Womens’ March last year. She is a high school junior at Wyoming High School and founder of the Young Feminists Coalition. With the recent national school walkout and upcoming March for Our Lives, I’m honored to introduce you to Rasleen. If students like her represent our future, our future looks bright. 1. How did you become interested in activism? I became interested in activism after the last election. I realized that the administration stood for things that I did not stand for. Because of this, I decided to fight back. If things aren’t how you want them to be, you should be a part of the force to change them. 2. Tell us about the Young Feminists Coalition and what it’s working on. Aftab Pureval, candidate for Ohio's 2nd Congressional district, speaks at the International Womens' Day event organized by Rasleen's Young Feminists Coalition. The Young Feminists Coalition is a group I started to unite young feminists around the area. We are still getting started and had our first event on International Women’s Day that was full of speeches from youth and influential community members (including Aftab Pureval!). My main goal for the group is to create change, as cliche as that sounds. I want the youth of our local area to fight for a better future, and the way we are doing that currently is through the planning for Cincinnati’s March For Our Lives, which will be on March 24 at 11 AM at Cincinnati City Hall. 3. Who inspires you? The mentors who guide me inspire me. People like Debbie Smith Webster, Billie Mays, and Marguerite Boeckmann. They have been in the fight for social justice for many years now, but still haven’t given up. I find their courage and power incredibly inspiring. Also, any woman who runs for office inspires me. As someone who wants to run for office in the future, I look up to the women who have taken a risk and run for public office.
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Pawar, a cancer survivor, was speaking here at the launch of the Indian Dental Association#39;s (IDA) mission to eradicate oral cancer by 2022.
K Chandrashekhar Rao, president of the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), will be accompanied by TRS Parliamentary Party leader and party#39;s Secretary-General K Keshava Rao during his visit, party sources told PTI today.
He said that deviating from the «real issues» was the character of the BJP and only the regional forces «can stop its march», according to a statement issued here by his party.
According to a new report from a Raleigh, N.C. television affiliate WRAL, Google might have quietly helped local detectives in their pursuit of two gunmen who committed separate crimes roughly one-a-half years apart. How? According to the story, Raleigh police presented the company with warrants not for information about specific suspects but rather data from all […]
Facebook has naively put its faith in humanity and repeatedly been abused, exploited, and proven either negligent or complicit. The company routinely ignores or downplays the worst-case scenarios, idealistically building products without the necessary safeguards, and then drags its feet to admit the extent of the problems. This approach, willful or not, has led to […]
Tech hath no fury like a multi-billion dollar social media giant scorned. In the latest turn of the developing scandal around how Facebook’s user data wound up in the hands of Cambridge Analytica — for use in the in development in psychographic profiles that may or may not have played a part in the election […]
New scientific evidence has strengthened the case for reserving testosterone therapy for well-documented cases of hypogonadism, a condition where the body does not produce enough testosterone, experts concluded in an updated Clinical Practice Guideline.
Giving one year of estrogen replacement to female athletes with exercise-induced menstrual irregularities improves drive for thinness, body dissatisfaction and uncontrolled eating, a new study finds.
A new study lends further evidence to a suspected link between abnormal breast growth in young boys -- called prepubertal gynecomastia -- and regular exposure to lavender or tea tree oil, by finding that key chemicals in these common plant-derived oils act as endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
NEW YORK (AP) - A deadly helicopter crash has prompted New York's senators to call for an investigation into how the Federal Aviation Administration ever approved open-door helicopter sightseeing flights and tight harness systems. Democratic U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) made the demand in a joint ...
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - The wreckage of a steamer that sank in Lake Erie over a century ago and eluded shipwreck hunters for decades has finally been found off the Ohio shore, according to the National Museum of the Great Lakes . The steam barge, called the Margaret Olwill, was ...
NEW YORK (AP) - The music comedy group Flight of the Conchords has postponed a series of tour dates after Bret McKenzie injured his hand in what he called a «very rock 'n' roll injury - falling down some stairs.» In a statement posted on the band's website on Sunday, ...
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's tourism agency is promoting a series of walking tours that will start next month in cities both large and small. About 30 communities statewide are offering the free, hour-long strolls beginning April 7. Community leaders will conduct walking tours in historic areas with starting points ...
BOSTON (AP) - The battle over the proposed sale of dozens of works of art by a Massachusetts museum is headed to the state's highest court. A single justice of the Supreme Judicial Court is scheduled to hear from both sides of the dispute Tuesday. The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield ...
The victory also gave Winnipeg a sweep over the Stars in the teams' four-game season series.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Brandon Montour scored a power-play goal, helping lift the Anaheim Ducks into third place in the Pacific Division with a 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday night.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) A'ja Wilson had 25 points and 11 rebounds in her last-ever college home game to lead South Carolina to its fifth consecutive trip to the Sweet 16 with a 66-56 victory over No. 10 seeded Virginia in the women's NCAA Tournament's Albany Regional on Sunday night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Florida State Seminoles are on their way to the NCAA Tournament's round of 16 for the first time since 2011 after upsetting top-seeded Xavier with a furious comeback.