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Attorney General Bill Barr’s speech to the conservative Federalist Society is under scrutiny for its political tilt

“One of the more amusing aspects of modern progressive polemic is their breathless attacks on the ‘unitary executive theory.’ They portray this as some new-fangled ‘theory’ to justify Executive power of sweeping scope” writes Bradley Saacks for businessinsider.com. In reality, the idea of the unitary executive does not go so much to the breadth of Presidential power. Source: businessinsider.com

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Trump pardoned a convicted war criminal and troops who have yet to stand trial

“President Donald Trump on Friday evening absolved three US service members who were either convicted or were still facing trial of war crimes” writes David Choi for businessinsider.com. Trump signed an executive order to grant clemency to US Army 1st Lt.Trump also signed an executive order to grant clemency to US Army Maj.Clint Lorance, who was convicted of ordering soldiers to engage three unarmed Afghan men on a motorcycle, killing two of them in July 2012. Source: businessinsider.com

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere reportedly has no plans to leave the company and take over WeWork after all

“T-Mobile CEO John Legere will not be leading the troubled office space company WeWork after all, a new report says” writes Bani Sapra for businessinsider.com. Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that parent firm The We Company, which has been beset with a series of problems since its aborted IPO, was in talks with the famously eccentric T-Mobile CEO to fill the role of CEO. But there are several candidates in the mix, and Legere — who is leading T-Mobile’s proposed takeover of Sprint — has no plans…

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Joe Biden will campaign in Seattle on Friday, with fundraiser at home of Amazon executive

“Former Vice President Joe Biden will raise campaign cash Friday in Seattle at a pair of private fundraisers, including one at the home of a top Amazon executive” writes Seattle Times Political for seattletimes.com. Biden last campaigned in the state in June, speaking at private fundraisers in Seattle and Medina.Some local activists are planning a protest of the Zapolsky fundraiser at nearby Kerry Park, with speakers including recently reelected Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, who made criticism of Amazon’s political spending a central campaign theme. Source: seattletimes.com

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Former Outcome Health executive charged with fraud

“Federal prosecutors charged the young former executive vice president of a health care information and advertising company, Outcome Health, with one count of wire fraud Thursday, according to court records” writes Nov Cst for suntimes.com. Outcome’s executives allegedly used the 2015 and 2016 financial statements, full of bogus revenue numbers, to then obtain the $487.5 million from investors between March and July 2017. Source: suntimes.com

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USA Today owner Gannett finalizes deal to become nation’s largest newspaper publisher

“Joining Reed, who is chairman, are former gambling executive Kevin Sheehan, marketing executive Mayur Gupta, finance executive Theodore Janulis, Gannett Chairman John Jeffry Louis, marketing executive Maria Miller, marketing consultant Debra Sandler, former footwear executive Laurence Tarica and Barbara Wall, chief legal officer at Gannett” writes Reporter Covering Economic for washingtonpost.com. Gannett has been pushing to bring in digital advertising and subscription revenue, but Arthur said both firms missed his most recent revenue targets.Gannett was last on the Fortune 500 list in 2014, and in the past two years, the…

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Hollywood writers fired their agents. Now agencies are sidelining writers in new deals

“Meanwhile, at least two major talent agencies said packaging TV shows has continued at the same pace as last year” writes Wendy Lee Covers for latimes.com. Seven months after thousands of Hollywood writers “fired” their agents to protest longstanding industry practices, talent agencies are continuing to package and sell shows at a brisk pace — often without writers attached.The increased demand for intellectual property has created new opportunities for talent agencies. Source: latimes.com

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EU executive faces risk of new delay as Britain will not name commissioner

“The move is likely to irk European Union partners as the bloc wants a new executive commission to take office on Dec. 1. and under EU rules all member states should field one commissioner” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The new snag caused by Britain’s refusal to name a commissioner could be overcome with a decision by EU states not to apply current rules, but risks of legal challenges remain. The commission is the EU executive arm and holds powers including negotiating international trade deals, policing members states’ finances…

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Egypt’s PM approves new amendments to Investment Law’s executive regulations

“Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly issued decree No. 2731 / 2019 amending the executive regulations of the Investment Law to calculate direct and indirect foreign investment assets according to best global systems, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Sahar Nasr, announced on Tuesday” writes Daily News Egypt for dailynewssegypt.com. The public authorities shall also submit quarterly reports to the GAFI including data of international agreements and contracts concluded with foreign investors within a maximum of 45 days from the end of March, June, September, and December every year.The decision stated that…

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