General Electric Co. Q1 profit falls to $3B

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor New York, NY, United States (4E) – General Electric Co. reported a drop in its first-quarter profit due to the conglomerate’s lower revenue. Profit was $3bn, or 30 cents per share, lower than $3.53bn, or 34...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014
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Alcoholism rehab leader forays into $23B opium addiction treatment market

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – A novel addiction treatment technology for alcoholics may also treat opioid or heroin dependence, which affects five million people in the U.S. and results to some 17,000...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014
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Amazon Fresh’s expansion, no-can soup shelf add thrill to online food shopping

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Seattle, WA, United States (4E) – With the advent of the computer and the Internet, everything seems to be within reach with just a click of the mouse. In the last several years, online shopping has been booming,...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014
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VA, California Panels Urge Costly Hepatitis C Drugs For Sickest Patients

Washington, DC, United States (KaiserHealth) – Doctors should consider expensive new hepatitis C drugs for patients with advanced liver disease, including those awaiting transplants, but ask most others to wait for drugs in development, the Department of Veterans said...
Posted On 17 Apr 2014
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Death toll from WA town mudslide rises to 39

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Arlington, WA, United States (4E) – The latest death count from the March 22 mudslide in an outskirts of Oso, Washington reached 39, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office revealed Wednesday....
Posted On 16 Apr 2014
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Video of al Qaeda affiliate gathering posted on jihadist websites

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Washington, DC, United States (4E) – A video showing a gathering of members of the al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in the desert is circulating in jihadist websites, CNN reported Wednesday. The video...
Posted On 16 Apr 2014
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WJAC-TV: Man Charged with Marathon Hoax due in Court

BOSTON (AP) — The mother of a man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings says her son has a mental disorder. Joie Edson tells The Associated Press her son Kevin “Kayvon” Edson...
Posted On 16 Apr 2014

U.S. industrial production advances 0.7 percent in March

Nathan Andrada – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Washington, DC, United States (4E) – Industrial production in the U.S. climbed in March, an indication that the economy is emerging from the slowdown during the winter months. Industrial production, a gauge of the...
Posted On 16 Apr 2014
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Adding Dental Care Contrasts With Mo. Legislature’s Opposition To Medicaid Expansion

Jefferson City, MO, United States (KaiserHealth) – Republican opposition in the state Senate has dimmed hopes that Missouri will expand Medicaid this year to cover the working poor But agreements are percolating on what might be called Medicaid Expansion Lite. In the most...
Posted On 16 Apr 2014
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U.S. Coast Guard unloads 3.5 tons of cocaine intercepted in Caribbean

Windsor Genova – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor Miami Beach, FL, United States (4E) – The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) cutter Legare on Tuesday brought and offloaded at its Miami base 3.5 tons of cocaine seized from two vessels interdicted in the Caribbean Sea last...
Posted On 16 Apr 2014
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