Tiffany Smiley criticizes Seattle Times over cease and desist letter – MyNorthwest

After The Seattle Times, Seattle Seahawks, and Starbucks issued cease and desist orders to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tiffany Smiley for the use of their logos in a recent campaign ad, Smiley is now criticizing the Times for “illegally using its corporate resources to support the re-election campaign of Senator Patty Murray.” The Smiley campaign … Read more

Ditch ‘woke’ policies and ignore politics, urges Vivek Ramaswamy – The Times

Sustainable investment policies are damaging businesses, according to an American activist who is urging Chevron to pump more oil, Apple to ditch a racial equity audit and Disney to avoid politics. Vivek Ramaswamy, a conservative investor, argued that the environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda, an increasing priority in boardrooms worldwide, is “sucking the lifeblood … Read more

Some Patient Procedures Moved, Some Systems Taken Offline After CHI Memorial Parent Company Is Hacked – The Chattanoogan

A hacking incident has hit the parent company of CHI Memorial and affecting the local hospital. CHI officials said some patient procedures have had to be rescheduled and some systems taken offline. A source said CHI Memorial employees on Monday morning were notified of the “internal disaster.” The source said it is believed the hack … Read more

Nepotism Alert: Buttigieg’s Husband Lands Plum Gig at Dem Consulting Firm – Washington Free Beacon

Democrats Chasten, a middle-school drama teacher best known for being married to a prominent politician, will serve as senior communications consultant Andrew Stiles • October 3, 2022 5:00 pm What happened: Chasten Buttigieg, husband of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, joined KNP Communications as a senior consultant. Why it matters: KNP Communications has close ties to … Read more

Ted Budd’s Family’s Company Has Track Record of Employee Lawsuits and Workplace Violations – INDY Week

Congressman Ted Budd is fond of touting his hard work for family farms and businesses on the campaign trail. Last year, The Washington Post reported on allegations that the Budds, including Ted, ripped off American farmers by improperly transferring millions of dollars in assets to themselves just before an agriculture business, of which Budd patriarch … Read more

Week-end Wrap – Political Economy – October 2, 2022 – Daily Kos

Week-end Wrap – Political Economy – October 2, 2022 by Tony Wikrent Global power shift as USA and west commit suicide by neoliberalism The U.S. Is Winning Its War On Europe’s Industries And People  [Moon of Alabama, via Naked Capitalism 9-27-2022] The epidemic “‘Other Places in the Country Didn’t Do This’: How One California Town … Read more

In Latest Sign of Recession, US Manufacturing Growth Plummets to Two-Year Low – Washington Free Beacon

WASHINGTON (Reuters)—U.S. manufacturing activity grew at its slowest pace in nearly 2-1/2 years in September as new orders contracted amid aggressive interest rate increases from the Federal Reserve to cool demand and tame inflation. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) survey on Monday also showed a measure of factory employment contracted last month for the … Read more