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Source: CBS News

How to boost democracy Give workers paid time off to vote, some companies say

Today 15:27 GMT

For most companies, the commitment to enabling workers to vote stops short of turning Nov. 6 into a paid holiday, as Patagonia does.

In a petition started by two Stanford University political science professors, they and hundreds of their colleagues call on companies including Walmart, Amazon, Starbucks, Home Depot, Lowe's, McDonald's and Target to give workers paid time off to vote. But some, such as Levi Strauss, are giving their workers paid time off to vote, an idea that's also getting play in academic circles.

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Source: Common Domain

Short-term boost or ‘the trigger that kicks off a brutal, worldwide, financial crisis’

Today 08:59 GMT

Either way, there were lots of highlights, including this gem:. Palisade Research’s Adem Tumerkan, in a post on David Stockman’s Contra Corner blog, warns a global dollar shortage “may be the trigger that kicks off a brutal, worldwide, financial crisis.”

Tumerkan used this chart of the 3-month U.S. dollar LIBOR rate — which spiked to its highest level since 2008 — to show that the short-term borrowing of dollar denominated debt’s getting pricy:. “This isn’t a big surprise,” he said.

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Source: Reuters

Roche's Tecentriq boosts survival in triple-negative breast cancer

Sunday 09:53 GMT

An immunotherapy cocktail from Roche helped slow a type of breast cancer where new treatments have proven elusive, data released on Saturday showed, offering positive news for the Swiss drugmaker as it chases medicines produced by its rivals.

Women with advanced triple-negative breast cancer lived a median 7.2 months without their disease worsening (PFS) with Roche’s Tecentriq plus chemotherapy as an initial treatment, compared with 5.5 months for those getting chemotherapy alone.


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