Slavery Is The Most Profitable It Has Ever Been

Experts have warned that slavery is more profitable than ever with traders making 30 times more than in the 18th and 19th century. Human rights researcher Siddharth Kara calculated that nowadays each victim makes an average of £3,030 a year for those who exploit them – with some making more than 10 times that figure….

Prankster Posing As Priebus Says He Fooled Scaramucci Into Bitter Email Spat

An email prankster posing as Reince Priebus claims to have tricked former White House communications chief Anthony Scaramucci into a bitter email spat, shedding light on the political feuds in the West Wing. The prank allegedly happened shortly before the colorful financier and Goldman Sachs executive, Anthony Scaramucci, resigned as the White House head of…

Google’s New Program To Track Shoppers Sparks A Federal Privacy Complaint

A prominent privacy rights watchdog is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate a new Google advertising program that ties consumers’ online behavior to their purchases in brick-and-mortar stores. The legal complaint from the Electronic Privacy Information Center, to be filed with the FTC on Monday, alleges that Google is newly gaining access to a…

Bitcoin Could ‘Fork’ Itself Trying To Split Into Two Separate Currencies

After years of debate, the Bitcoin community could not come to an agreement about the future of the cryptocurrency. Now, the currency is set to split into two, leading to the creation of an entirely new currency called Bitcoin Cash. Bitcoin users have found themselves in the middle of a fight between developers, who want…

Turkey, US Accuse Each Other Of Terror Sponsorship In Syria

Turkey and the United States have been accusing each other of supporting various terrorist groups in Syria. Brett H. McGurk, the US special envoy to the international coalition against the Daesh terrorist group, has suggested that Turkey facilitates al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria’s Idlib Province. He said in a speech delivered at a Washington-based think tank on…

How The Obesity Epidemic Got Started

“Fed Up,” narrated by Katie Couric, investigates the misinformation touted by the processed food industry, and how these fallacies have created (and continue to drive) the global obesity epidemic. This includes the lies you’ve been told about calories and diet versus exercise, government subsidies that support the junk food industry, and government policies that prop…

U.S. Companies Post Profit Growth Not Seen In Six Years

America’s largest companies are on pace to post two consecutive quarters of double-digit profit growth for the first time since 2011, helped by years of cost-cutting, a weaker dollar and stronger consumer spending. Earnings at S&P 500 companies are expected to rise 11% in the second quarter, according to data from Thomson Reuters, following a…

Federal Court Orders EPA To Reinstate Methane Rules After Environmentalists Petition

A federal court has granted a request from environmental groups that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to start enforcing methane pollution rules that were drafted under former President Barack Obama. In an order issued Monday, a majority of the full US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit directed the clerk to issue…

Many Americans Are Too Drugged-Out To Work

A slew of reports finds a fresh reason for the chronic inability of American companies to fill skilled jobs: not a lack of skills, and hence a training-and-education crisis, but a surfeit of drug abuse. Simply put, prime-working age Americans without a college diploma are often too drugged-out to get the best jobs. Opioids remain…

Attempt To Prosecute Tony Blair Over Iraq War Blocked By High Court

Britain’s High Court has blocked a bid by an Iraqi general to bring a private prosecution against Tony Blair over the war he launched in Iraq while prime minister. General Abdul Wahed Shannan Al Rabbat accused the former Labour leader of committing a ‘crime of aggression’ by invading Iraq in 2003 to overthrow former President…