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Donald Trump is causing change in the Democratic Party too

BEFORE THE 2016 presidential election, Kirsten Hirsch was so lawabiding that she had never received so much as a parking ticket. In the months since then, she has been arrested four times for protesting on Capitol Hill. Before her first arrest, Ms Hirsch recalls, she was nervous. She had travelled from her home in suburban Denver, leaving a husband...

Donald Trump is causing change in the Democratic Party as surely as he has among Republicans

BEFORE THE 2016 presidential election, Kirsten Hirsch was so lawabiding that she had never received so much as a parking ticket. In the months since then, she has been arrested four times for protesting on Capitol Hill. Before her first arrest, Ms Hirsch recalls, she was nervous. She had travelled from her home in suburban Denver, leaving a husband...

Democrats face a systemic disadvantage in winning power

WHEN POLITICAL PARTIES find themselves in the wilderness, being out of power can force them to change. This pressure is not as noticeable as it should be in the Democratic Party, probably because so many of its activists do not feel that they are actually losing. The party lost many federal and statewide offices during Barack Obama’s tenure as...

Who is a Democrat?

Hands up if you’re a Democrat AMONG THE 45th president’s many achievements has been his role as muse to a new literary genre: the redneck safari. Putting aside the numbers suggesting that Donald Trump’s victory was delivered by people who lived in the suburbs and were, on average, wealthier than those who voted for his opponent, scores of...

Building a multiracial coalition is more difficult than it seems

HOUSTON, A DRIVE-THRU megalopolis of nearly 7m people, is sometimes sneered at by residents of other big cities for being flat (true), hot (also true) and ugly (somewhat true). Yet if you are the sort of person who thinks human variety is appealing rather than threatening, then the city, which spreads over an area in east Texas the size of Massachusetts,...

Finance

Fiat Chrysler Abruptly Replaces Marchionne as C.E.O.

Fiat Chrysler Abruptly Replaces Marchionne as C.E.O.ImageSergio Marchionne was replaced as chief executive of Fiat Chrysler on Saturday for health reasons. The company said he became gravely ill this month after shoulder surgery.CreditCarlos Osorio/Associated PressBy Neal E. BoudetteJuly 21, 2018Sergio Marchionne, the chain-smoking, deal-making boss...

Fiat Chrysler Taps New C.E.O. After Marchionne Abruptly Resigns

Fiat Chrysler Taps New C.E.O. After Marchionne Abruptly ResignsImageSergio Marchionne at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit earlier this year. He is said to be stepping down as chief executive of Fiat Chrysler for health reasons.CreditCarlos Osorio/Associated PressBy Neal E. BoudetteJuly 21, 2018For the past 14 years, few executives...

Wild About Tech, China Even Loves Robot Waiters That Can’t Serve

Wild About Tech, China Even Loves Robot Waiters That Can’t ServeSome in China are building a future that isn’t quite ready. Still, the exuberance may be a good thing, as useful products find their place and bad ones disappear.ImageThis is about as far as the nonhuman waiters can go at the Robot Magic Restaurant in Shanghai. After diners...

Fiat Chrysler’s C.E.O. Steps Down Early

Fiat Chrysler’s C.E.O. Steps Down EarlyImageSergio Marchionne at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit earlier this year. He is said to be stepping down as chief executive of Fiat Chrysler for health reasons.CreditCarlos Osorio/Associated PressBy Neal E. BoudetteJuly 21, 2018Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Saturday that it had...

Fiat Chrysler’s C.E.O. to Step Down Early

Fiat Chrysler’s C.E.O. to Step Down EarlyImageSergio Marchionne at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit earlier this year. He is said to be stepping down as chief executive of Fiat Chrysler for health reasons.CreditCarlos Osorio/Associated PressBy Neal E. BoudetteJuly 21, 2018Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is expected on Saturday to...

Legal

Compliance Prevents Corporate Casualties in Trade Wars

Tariffs are not the only weapon of retaliation countries may wield in a trade war.  Governments can pressure trade adversaries at the bargaining table by opening other fronts, such as limiting foreign investment, halting drug enforcement cooperation, or, of particular concern to the corporate world, scrutinizing companies doing business within their...

Does DOJ Approve Of Your Messaging App?

The Department of Justice released new Enforcement Policy for the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The revisions include a new provision that many believe impairs the use of instant messaging software and other third-party messaging apps by employees. In order to receive a declination and full credit for cooperating with investigators under the...

Fourth Amendment Meets 21st Century

In Carpenter v. United States, the Supreme Court protected cell site location data. Now “the Government must generally obtain a warrant supported by probable cause before acquiring such records.” Read here about the decision and its implications for organizations, particularly technology providers. The article is written by Squire Patton Boggs attorneys...

South Africa FIC Publishes Financial Crime Typologies

South Africa’s regulator, the Financial Intelligence Centre (“FIC”), oversees receipt and analysis of financial intelligence as well as its dissemination.  FIC recently released a booklet that provides “insight on some of the methods criminals use to abuse the financial system.” The booklet provides nine different case studies, including...

Largest Number Ever Charged For Healthcare Fraud

At the end of June, Attorney General Sessions revealed the largest number of defendants ever charged for healthcare fraud. Read here for a summary of the number of individuals, the types of charges, and the agencies involved.… Continue ReadingRead More

Deals

Global M&A value up in H1, despite decline in volume

Values increases in all regions except Asia-Pacific, boosted by sizeable deals in Western Europe and North AmericaPE/VC value also climbs in most regions The aggregate value of global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) improved in the first half of 2018, despite volume declining over the six months, according to M&A information collected by Bureau van...

Investcorp sells Veco Precision, a division of SPGPrints

Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investments, today announces that it has sold Veco Precision (or “Veco” or “the Company”) to Gilde Buy Out Partners and Management. Veco is being carved out of and sold by its parent company SPGPrints Group B.V, the leading global provider of integrated solutions for rotary...

Offshore deal volume in 2017 outpaces previous year

Busiest year on record for offshore IPOs, Appleby reports The number and value of offshore M&A deals rose in 2017, making it one of the busiest years recorded for the region, according to a report released today by offshore law firm Appleby.  The latest edition of Offshore-i, an Appleby report that provides data and insight on merger and acquisition...

Cavendish advises leading travel and tourism PR and marketing communications agency Hills Balfour on its merger with MMGY Global

Cavendish Corporate Finance, the specialist sell-side M&A firm, has advised Hills Balfour, Europe and Dubai’s leading travel and tourism marketing communications agency, on its merger with MMGY Global, the world’s largest integrated marketing company specialising in travel and hospitality. The merger, which includes Hills Balfour’s offices...

PCI completes acquisition of Australia-based pharmaceutical packaging professionals

Acquisition establishes an Asia Pacific Headquarters for PCI Leading pharmaceutical outsourcing services provider PCI Pharma Services (PCI) announced the completion of its acquisition of Melbourne, Australia-based Pharmaceutical Packaging Professionals (PPP).  PPP is a leading provider of clinical trial manufacturing, packaging, storage and...

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Hear Our Good News Guru Story Friday Morning About Incredible Chain of Good Deeds That Saved 6 Lives

Listen to The Good News Guru Friday morning around 6:50 PST (9:50 am EST) to hear the story of one stranger’s INCREDIBLE act of selfless generosity that resulted in a ripple effect of good deeds that saved a half-dozen lives. HERE IS THE AUDIO from the Ellen K. Morning Show on KOST-103.5 If you miss any [...] The post Hear Our Good News Guru...

Mark Hamill Gets Chewbacca Hug From Harrison Ford, and a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood's Walk of Fame has finally been graced with the addition of the Jedi Master himself: Mark Hamill. The post Mark Hamill Gets Chewbacca Hug From Harrison Ford, and a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame appeared first on Good News Network. Read More

On Women’s Day, Government Launches Biodegradable Sanitary Pads

The hygiene products will also only cost a measly Rs. 10 – which is roughly $0.15 a pop. The post On Women’s Day, Government Launches Biodegradable Sanitary Pads appeared first on Good News Network. Read More

Comfy Armchairs Pouring in For Animal Shelter So Every Pet Can Have a Spot

Since posting an adorable 10-second video of their lounging dogs, this Illinois shelter has received dozens more chairs for their other animal residents. The post Comfy Armchairs Pouring in For Animal Shelter So Every Pet Can Have a Spot appeared first on Good News Network. Read More

‘Humans of New York’ Makes History Raising $1Mil in 4 Days to Build Housing For Rohingya Refugees

The page has become one of the fastest campaigns in GoFundMe history to raise over $1 million for a cause. The post ‘Humans of New York’ Makes History Raising $1Mil in 4 Days to Build Housing For Rohingya Refugees appeared first on Good News Network. Read More