Federal appeals court declares VA gay marriage ban unconstitutional

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Richmond, VA, United States (4E) – A three-judge panel of the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday ruled that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage violates their constitutional rights to due process...
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Good News For Boomers: Medicare’s Hospital Trust Fund Flush Until 2030

Washington, DC, United States (KaiserHealth) – Medicare’s Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, which finances about half the health program for seniors and the disabled, won’t run out of money until 2030, the program’s trustees said Monday. That’s four...
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U.S. pending home sales down 1.1 percent in June after 3-month gain

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Washington, DC, United States (4E) – Sales of previously owned homes in the U.S. fell in June, a sign that the housing recovery is yet to gain traction despite a decline in interest rates. The pending home sales...
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House, Senate set compromise VA reform bill

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Washington, DC, United States (4E) – Leaders of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs (VA) committees overcame their differences to come up with a compromise VA reform bill over the weekend. Sen. Bernie Sanders...
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Merged Trulia, Zillow to corner $12 billion ad spending by real estate agents

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Seattle, WA, United States (4E) – Zillow (Nasdaq: Z) announced Monday the purchase of rival Trulia (NYSE: TRLA) for $3.5 billion to create the largest real estate listing websites in the U.S. in terms of number of...
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USA Discounters Responds to ProPublica Article

ProPublica Staff Washington, DC, United States (ProPublica) – by Paul Kiel In a press release Sunday, Virginia-based retailer USA Discounters said the company’s practices and policies in dealing with military customers were “inaccurately” portrayed in my...
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Average Gas Prices Fall 3.7 Cents in PA

PENNSYLVANIA – Average retail gasoline prices in Pennsylvania have fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.64 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,269 gas outlets in Pennsylvania. This compares with the national average...
Posted On 28 Jul 2014

Small boat crashes onto Buffalo Harbor breakwater; 3 safe via rescue

News Room Administrators Staff Buffalo, NY, United States (NewsBahn) – A small boat crashed onto the breakwater at Buffalo Harbor Sunday, causing one of 3 people to be thrown into the water. All 3 were safely rescued by the Coast Guard, the Erie County Sheriff’s...
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Limitations Of New Health Plans Rankle Some Enrollees

Palo Alto, CA, United States (KaiserHealth) – Nancy Pippenger and Marcia Perez live 2,000 miles apart but have the same complaint: Doctors who treated them last year won’t take their insurance now, even though they haven’t changed insurers. “They said,...
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Bain Capital’s Sankaty Advisors buys JPMorgan’s debt portfolio for $1B

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor New York, NY, United States (4E) – Sankaty Advisors, a unit of Bain Capital LLC, has agreed to pay over $1bn for the debt portfolio of JPMorgan’s Global Special Opportunities Group. The decision was...
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