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The state of city-run Internet

The state of city-run Internet
Source: Center for Public Integrity

The fight against city-owned Internet networks may just be beginning.

The telecommunications giants including Comcast, AT&T and Time Warner Cable have spent millions of dollars to lobby state legislatures, influence state elections and buy research to try to stop the spread of public Internet services that often offer faster speeds at cheaper rates.

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Business And Economics

Big business crushed ballot measures in 2014

Big business crushed ballot measures in 2014
Source: Center for Public Integrity

Key findings:

  • More than three-quarters of the $266 million given by the top 50 donors to ballot measure groups nationwide ahead of the 2014 elections came from corporations or business trade groups.
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Business And Economics

Tories Defend Lord Green, Tory Peer Who Ran HSBC, Over Tax Evasion Allegations

This is an amazing story of where the Tories are protecting a former minister, Lord Green, who was chairman of HSBC during a period of massive… 110 more words

Politics

Catalogue of malpractice endorsed by bankers laid bare in HSBC files | Business | The Guardian

Here an amazing story of where the Swiss branch of major international bank, HSBC, helped wealthy clients hide secret bank accounts from the tax authorities. 170 more words

People

Center for Public Integrity

When I entered the Missouri Journalism School as a Walter William Scholar in my freshman year, I did not know what good there was being a Walter William Scholar. 655 more words

Investigative Journalism

PressTV: Obama to boost spending for nuclear armaments, new budget shows

Tue Feb 3, 2015 10:39PM

US President Barack Obama visits the Supplemental Module Outfitting facility at Newport New Shipbuilding in Virginia in February 2013. (AP) 200 more words

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