Vatican inequality talks start in California farm heartland

In this photo taken Feb. 9, 2017, Silvia Camarillo holds a poster from a meeting she attended in Bolivia in her office at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Ceres, Calif. Camarillo attended the World Meeting of Popular Movements in Bolivia and will be at the upcoming four-day meeting the Vatican is co-hosting in Modesto where […]


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UberX is a taxi service (and taxable), Australian court rules

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UberX drivers might be ordinary people, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have to pay tax. Uber Uber has always sat in a weird place in terms of regulation. It doesn’t consider itself an employer, but it employs thousands of “driver partners” around the world. It has a presence in Australia, but it’s not based […]


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UberX is a taxi service (and taxable), Australian court rules

uberxdriver2color.jpg

UberX drivers might be ordinary people, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have to pay tax. Uber Uber has always sat in a weird place in terms of regulation. It doesn’t consider itself an employer, but it employs thousands of “driver partners” around the world. It has a presence in Australia, but it’s not based […]


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CalPERS votes to lower expected investment return rate to 7 percent by 2020

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The California Public Employees’ Retirement System board voted on Wednesday to lower the pension plan’s expected rate of return from investment to 7 percent by 2020, a decision that comes after the fund failed to meet its 7.5 percent target the past two years. The move by the […]


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Gestational Diabetes Poses Risks for Mom, Baby

THURSDAY, Feb. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Diabetes that develops during pregnancy — known as gestational diabetes — carries health risks for both the mom-to-be and her baby, new research confirms. A team of French researchers analyzed data from more than 700,000 births in France occurring after 28 weeks of pregnancy in 2012. Compared to […]


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Nigerian leader extends sick leave abroad as citizens suffer

FILE- In this file photo taken Friday, May 29, 2015, Nigerian President elect, Muhammadu Buhari, arrives for his Inauguration at the eagle square in Abuja, Nigeria. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s nearly month-long medical leave in London is reminding his country’s taxpayers that while they finance their leaders’ health care abroad, they often are stuck with […]


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Now you can find and apply for jobs directly on Facebook

Facebook Facebook isn’t just for wasting time at your current job, it’s now able to help you find a new job entirely. The social network has unveiled its new ‘Jobs’ page, which allows businesses to list all kinds of work for you to find. You can even apply for the job and make contact with […]


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Some Docs May Help Fuel Opioid Abuse Epidemic

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — You may be more likely to wind up a long-term user of opioid painkillers if you’re treated by a doctor who frequently prescribes those drugs, a new study reports. Emergency room patients are at greater risk for long-term opioid use even after a single prescription from an ER […]


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Immunotherapy Not a Quick Fix for Hay Fever

TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Immunotherapy — often in the form of allergy shots — can combat the runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion, sneezing and sinus pressure of persistent hay fever. But it can’t be done in less than three years, British researchers report. Two years of immunotherapy was only as effective as […]


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Woman chained in container says captor bragged about killing

In this Feb. 2, 2017 photo provided by CBS, host Phillip McGraw, right, talks with Kala Brown, the 30-year-old woman from South Carolina who was kidnapped with her boyfriend in August 2016, for an interview on his television show, “Dr. Phil,” in Los Angeles. This week’s episodes mark the first time she’s talked publicly since […]


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