Dominic Rushe

Protests Planned to Save Net Neutrality in Verizon Stores This Holiday Season

The top US telecoms regulator has unveiled sweeping plans to overturn Obama-era rules designed to protect an open internet.

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Steve Bannon Is Back at Breitbart - But Can His Page of Rage Survive an Ad Boycott?

Rightwing news site Breitbart has a new business plan. The self-described home of the “alt-right” started selling fidget spinners this week. The spinners’ centers are decorated with the florid face of its newly returned leader, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, above the hashtag #WAR.

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Fully Employed and Homeless: 'It Makes Me Feel Like a Peasant - It's Economic Slavery'

Once a customer has barked their order into the microphone at the Popeyes drive-thru on Prospect Avenue, Kansas City, the clock starts. Staff have a company-mandated 180 seconds to take the order, cook the order, bag the order and deliver it to the drive-thru window.

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'I Was Naive': Trump Supporters Who Were on Strike, and Lost, Fear for the Future

Hard by the Hudson river about 14 miles north of Albany, the sprawling Momentive Performance Materials factory in Waterford has supplied generations of upstate New Yorkers with secure, well-paid, blue-collar jobs. Jobs that the US, and much of the industrialized world, has been losing and whose loss has set off a political time bomb. Now Momentive workers fear those jobs are gone.

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New EPA Head Scott Pruitt's Emails Reveal Close Ties With Fossil Fuel Interests

The close relationship between Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and fossil fuel interests including the billionaire Koch brothers has been highlighted in more than 7,500 emails and other records released by the Oklahoma attorney general’s office on Wednesday.

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Martin Shkreli Arrested by FBI Over Hedge Fund Investigation

The pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli has been arrested by the FBI as part of a federal investigation related to his former hedge fund and a drug company he used to run.

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WikiLeaks Demands Answers After Google Hands Staff Emails to U.S. Government

Google took almost three years to disclose to the open information group WikiLeaks that it had handed over emails and other digital data belonging to three of its staffers to the US government, under a secret search warrant issued by a federal judge.

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Net Neutrality Advocates to Protest FCC's 'Hybrid Solution' in Dozens of Cities

Protesters will gather outside the White House and in a dozen US cities on Thursday to demonstrate against a “hybrid” solution now being considered to end a stalemate over regulating the internet.

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New Report Finds Female Retail Workers Earn $4 an Hour Less Than Male Counterparts

Female retail workers in the US earn an average of $4 an hour less than their male counterparts, a pay gap that costs those women an estimated $40.8bn in lost wages annually, according to a new report released on Monday.

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