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Sharks, Meet Chefs: Discovery To Buy Scripps, Acquiring Food Network And HGTV

Monday, July 31st, 2017

A 2010 photo shows the Discovery Communications networks headquarters building sign in Silver Spring, Md. Discovery Communications is buying media company Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal worth nearly $12 billion, it announced Monday.

Discovery Communications, which owns the Discovery Channel, TLC and the Oprah Winfrey Network, will buy Scripps Networks Interactive, which owns a number of lifestyle shows, for nearly $12 billion.

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Corporate Bungling And Political Scandal Abound In Jesse Eisinger’s New Book

Monday, July 31st, 2017

The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives, by Jesse Eisinger.

Why don’t crooked corporate CEO’s go to jail anymore? Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jesse Eisinger uncovers culture of cowardice, incompetence, and corruption in both government and finance.

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Corporate Bungling And Political Scandal Abound In Jesse Eisinger’s New Book

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives, by Jesse Eisinger.

Why don’t crooked corporate CEO’s go to jail anymore? Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jesse Eisinger uncovers culture of cowardice, incompetence, and corruption in both government and finance.

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First Customers Get Tesla Model 3 Electric Cars

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives at a special event in the company

The vehicles are comparatively affordable at $35,000. Tesla says it can’t build them fast enough to meet the demand.

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Former Ethics Director Says Trump Is Causing A ‘Crisis;’ Calls For Reforms

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Former Office of Government Ethics director Walter Shaub wants to see reforms to strengthen the office.

Walter Shaub, former head of the federal ethics office, says that unless compliance laws are toughened, American ethical norms will fade away. They will be replaced by new, lower standards, he fears.

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