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  1. Prof. Gregory: Reich is Wrong, the Top 1% Do WorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | News Max

    Paul Roderick Gregory, professor of economics at the University of Houston, has a bone to pick with former Labor Secretary Robert Reich. Reich, now a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, wrote on The Huffington Post : "America's legendary 'self-made' men and women are being fast replaced by wealthy heirs.

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  2. Sunken Aircraft Carrier Rediscovered off California CoastRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | News Max

    Scientists have rediscovered a mostly intact World War II aircraft carrier used in atomic bomb tests and then sunk off the Northern California coast decades ago. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration located and recorded video of the U.S.S. Independence as part of a mission to map an estimated 300 historic shipwrecks in the waters outside San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

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  3. MarketWatch's Farrell: Income Inequality Might Lead to RevolutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | News Max

    While many are concerned about growing income inequality in this country, MarketWatch columnist Paul Farrell says it might lead to revolution. "America may soon be at what we call Bastille Day levels, an inequality gap so great it is the fuel and trigger that can ignite an angry people into revolution," he writes.

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  4. Heritage Foundation's Moore: High-Tax States Have Greatest Income InequalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | News Max

    Many Democrats support higher taxes for the wealthy, but the evidence argues strongly against that as a good strategy to pay for new social programs, says Stephen Moore, an economist at The Heritage Foundation. "In recent years, blue states such as California, Illinois, Delaware, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland and Minnesota .

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  5. WSJ's Zumbrun: Poor Suffer More From Increases in Food and Housing PricesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | News Max

    Wall Street Journal reporter Josh Zumbrun offers interesting analysis of the Labor Department's latest consumer expenditure survey. For example, the data explain why rising food and housing prices present a major problem for many Americans, even though inflation is very muted overall, he writes.

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  6. Report: Wal-Mart's Wage Hike Won't Keep Workers Off the DoleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 2 | News Max

    Wal-Mart created a big stir with its recent decision to raise wages to at least $9 an hour for all its workers, but that's not enough to keep many of its employees off public assistance, according to a new study from Americans for Tax Fairness . "At $9 per hour and 34 hours a week , an employee would take home just $15,912 a year," the report states.

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  7. Does College Pay? Almost Always Yes, San Francisco Fed SaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 2 | News Max

    School still pays. The cost of earning a college degree pays off with consistently higher lifetime earnings, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

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  8. Eloi Vasquez, Missing UC Berkeley Student, Killed Running Across FreewayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | News Max

    Eloi Vasquez, a University of California, Berkeley, soccer player missing for two days, was killed over the weekend when he ran across a Los Angeles freeway shortly after he was last seen leaving a party, The Associated Press reported. Vasquez, 19, was hit by a car on eastbound Interstate 10 about a mile from the University of Southern California, where he had left a fraternity party during a spring break visit to LA, authorities said Monday.

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  9. Missing UC Berkeley Student Was Killed in Weekend Car AccidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | News Max

    A University of California, Berkeley student reported missing over the weekend after a fraternity party at another campus was identified on Monday as the person struck and killed by a car in Los Angeles early on Saturday, police said on Monday. Eloi Vasquez, a 19-year old freshman on the men's soccer team, was last seen leaving the University of Southern California chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon in Los Angeles early on Saturday after telling friends he wanted to go for a walk.

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  10. Survey: Americans Doubt Govt's Ability to Address Income InequalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | News Max

    Americans are concerned about the growing inequality of income, but they don't see the government as a solution for the most part, according to a new study by four esteemed professors for the Washington Center for Equitable Growth . "The survey shows that while respondents who view information about inequality are more likely to believe that inequality is a serious problem, they show no more appetite for many government interventions to reduce inequality - with the notable exceptions of increasing the estate tax and the minimum wage," the professors write.

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  11. Scientists Urge Moratorium on Technique That Could Lead to DNA-Altered BabiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | News Max

    Top scientists, including one of the creators of a genome-editing technique that alters human DNA, Thursday called for a self-imposed moratorium on the technique, saying they fear physicians will push ahead with its use in humans too soon. "You could exert control over human heredity with this technique, and that is why we are raising the issue," said California Institute of Technology President Emeritus David Baltimore, a member of the group writing the paper for the journal Science , reports The New York Times.

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  12. Scientists Urge Moratorium on Technique That Could Lead to DNA-Altered BabiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | News Max

    Top scientists, including one of the creators of a genome-editing technique that alters human DNA, Thursday called for a self-imposed moratorium on the technique, saying they fear physicians will push ahead with its use in humans too soon. "You could exert control over human heredity with this technique, and that is why we are raising the issue,"said California Institute of Technology President Emiritus David Baltimore, a member of the group writing the paper for the journal Science , reports The New York Times.

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  13. Cars and Global Warming: 4 Ways Car-Share Services May Increase Greenhouse GasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | News Max

    Car sharing provides benefits for people who don't own cars or only need them occasionally. It can save on costs and might help reduce the effects of global warming.

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  14. Pope Names History Scholar as New San Diego BishopRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | News Max

    The Vatican said Tuesday that his selection, Monsignor Robert McElroy, has been serving as an auxiliary bishop in San Francisco since 2010. McElroy, 61, earned history degrees at Harvard University and Stanford University.

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  15. The Heat Is On; NOAA, NASA Say 2014 Warmest Year on RecordRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | News Max

    For the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record, federal scientists announced Friday. Both the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA calculated that in 2014 the world had its hottest year in 135 years of record-keeping.

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  16. Economist Eichengreen: Don't Bet on an Invincible US DollarRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | News Max

    Wall Street and the rest of the world seem to be unanimous in counting on a stronger U.S. dollar this year - and it's been clear sailing so far, as the American economy weakens and other developed nations weaken. But Barry Eichengreen, an economics professor at the University of California, Berkeley, would not advise betting on it.

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  17. Cold Weather May Help You Lose WeightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | News Max

    Cold temperatures may raise levels of calorie-burning "brown fat" in your body, a new study conducted with mice suggests. Unlike white fat, brown fat burns calories instead of storing them, and some studies have shown that brown fat has beneficial effects on glucose tolerance, fat metabolism and body weight.

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  18. Rev. Jesse Jackson: MLK Was Accused of Race-Baiting TooRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | News Max

    The Rev. Jesse Jackson told Newsmax TV on Tuesday that charges of race-baiting leveled at activists like himself and the Rev.

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  19. Rev. Jesse Jackson: MLK Was Accused of Race-Baiting, TooRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | News Max

    The Rev. Jesse Jackson told Newsmax TV on Tuesday that charges of race-baiting leveled at activists like himself and the Rev.

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  20. Black Effigies Hanged on Berkeley Campus Spur DebateRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2014 | News Max

    Effigies of black lynching victims found hanging on campus at University of California, Berkeley, have sparked debate over whether the images are powerful protest art or just plain tasteless and racist. The photographic images were found Saturday morning hanging at two prominent spots on the northern California campus.

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