Lottery Overhaul

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According to the New York Times, entrants to the New York City’s housing lottery have waited years, through a tiresome and complex process. Now the system is getting an overhaul. Questions: What type of eligibility does a lottery applicant have to prove prior to being qualified for an apartment in New York’s housing program? What… Read more »

Does This Situation Seem to be Ethically Correct During a Pandemic?

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  HCA Healthcare, one of the world’s wealthiest hospital chains, earning more than $7 billion in the past two years and worth $36 billion, paid its chief executive $26 million in 2019. However, as the pandemic spread across America, HCA did not provide adequate protective gear to medical staff, froze wages for nurses, and has… Read more »

More Easing of the Rules

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More easing of the rules The Food and Drug Administration has temporarily loosened labeling and information rules for food manufacturers for the fifth time during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Questions: Why were the rules eased and what do advocacy groups fear? What rules were eased? According to the article, what type of food disruption have led to… Read more »

Huge Digital Shift

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According to the Guardian, News Corp Australia has confirmed that more than 100 local and regional newspapers will become digital only or disappear entirely, and there will be a significant number of job losses. Questions: What does News Corp say has accelerated this move? Why is News Corp keeping the three Sydney newspapers in print… Read more »

Do These COVID-19 Protections Make Sense?

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According to the Guardian, ten companies that allegedly polluted air and water will not be required to pay penalties they agreed to before June 1. Questions: What total in civil penalties will not be made by these ten companies? Why are these penalties being delayed and do you believe this is a good policy? Who… Read more »

Under-capitalization costs lives

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According to the Washington Post, investigations show that Life Care Centers of America, one of the largest chains in the industry, violated federal standards meant to stop the spread of infections and communicable diseases even after outbreaks and deaths from COVID-19 began to sweep its facilities from the Pacific Northwest to New England. Questions What… Read more »

A Bigger Price for Relief

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According to the Washington Post, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (Cares) Act indicates that mortgagees have the right to ask for an initial forbearance of up to 180 days with interest accruing, but with fees and penalties are waived. Questions: What was actually happening when mortgagees contacted their mortgage companies for coronavirus relief?… Read more »

Sad Times for a Retail Icon!

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This week, J.C. Penney filed for bankruptcy protection after a prolonged decline over the past 20 years, becoming the latest and largest retailer to fall during the coronavirus pandemic, which has devastated the industry. Questions: How many employees does this affect? When and where did the company start? How many stores does the company have… Read more »

Executives Defraud Chinese Pharmaceutical Company

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According to Bloomberg, China’s securities regulator blacklisted six executives for their role in a $4.2 billion accounting scandal at Kangmei Pharmaceutical Co., one of the country’s biggest drugmakers. Questions: What did the executives do? What did the firm admit to that allowed the fraud to occur? What was the problem with the fine ordered for… Read more »

Hey Top Spender!

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According to The New York Times, with travel dropping to near nothing and no resumption in sight, major airlines and hotels are offering their highest-spending customers many perks. Questions: What do these perks include? According to the President, the economy is going to bounce back to 2019 levels by the end of 2020. What do… Read more »