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If you purchased some weighted groceries or bagged fruit at Walmart in recent years, you may be eligible for a cash payment from a class action settlement with the retailer.

The class action lawsuit, which was first filed in October 2022, alleges that Walmart shoppers across the U.S. and Puerto Rico who purchased certain sold-by-weight meat and seafood as well as select citrus sold in bulk bags paid more than the lowest price advertised in stores.

Walmart has denied any wrongdoings — but agreed to pay $45 million to settle the litigation.

That means that impacted consumers can now submit claims for cash payments.

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Former President Donald Trump narrowly avoided having his assets seized by New York Attorney General Letitia James last month after posting a $175 million bond at the last minute. But now, James is demanding clarity from the company that guaranteed it.

Axios reported Thursday that James' office recently filed a motion to compel either Trump's lawyers or the Knight Specialty Insurance Company (KSIC) to prove that it is financially able to comply with the conditions of the bond. Her motion gives both entities a 10-day deadline to "justify the surety" of the bond, or prove it can actually pay the bond amount. It remains unclear what actions James would take after the 10-day deadline. Presumably she could demand the court revoke the previous agreement and demand the full $464 million bond.

According to CBS News, KSIC is not registered with the state's Department of Financial Services, and the bond paperwork notably did not include a power of attorney authorization for the bond provider, nor did it include a financial statement from KSIC showing it was capable of shouldering the $175 million burden.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Boeing is—or was—a great company. From its manufacturing plants in Seattle, it produced the world’s most reliable, efficient aircraft. But after merging with McDonnell Douglas, shifting production around the world, and moving its headquarters to Chicago and then Arlington, Virginia, the Boeing Company has been adrift.

Then, in October 2018, one of Boeing’s new 737 MAX aircraft crashed. Then, a few months later, another. Recent months have seen embarrassing maintenance failures, including a door plug that blew off an Alaska Airlines plane in mid-flight.

To help explain what went wrong, I have been speaking with a Boeing insider who has direct knowledge of the company’s leadership decisions. He tells a story of elite dysfunction, financial abstraction, and a DEI bureaucracy that has poisoned the culture, creating a sense of profound alienation between the people who occupy the executive suite and those who build the airplanes.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity. 

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, ECONOMY
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By: orraz
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Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy is holding the Biden administration's feet to the fire.

On Thursday, President Joe Biden threatened Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with policy changes if Israel does not implement "specific, concrete, and measurable steps to address civilian harm, humanitarian suffering, and the safety of aid workers," according to a readout of Biden's call with Netanyahu. Biden, moreover, emphasized the need for an "immediate ceasefire" and told Netanyahu "to conclude a deal without delay to bring the hostages home."

The readout is surely meant to signal to Biden's left flank that he is dealing with Netanyahu more shrewdly. Progressives, after all, are angry with Biden's position on Israel, and Democratic strategists fear it could cost him re-election.

On the other hand, the Biden administration is still sending munitions to Israel to support their war with Hamas — though the administration is not bringing public attention to those decisions.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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President Joe Biden is preparing to make a second attempt at large-scale student loan forgiveness, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The Supreme Court in June ruled that the Biden administration overstepped its authority in trying to cancel or reduce student loans for millions of Americans. The 6-3 decision, with conservative justices in the majority, effectively killed the $400 billion plan.

That plan would have erased up to $20,000 in student debt for borrowers earning less than $125,000 a year.

Now, with the presidential election just seven months away, the administration is poised to issue another proposal, The Journal reported Friday.

Biden plans to outline his new plan during a speech on Monday in the swing state of Wisconsin, the outlet added.

Webmaster addition:  Trying to buy the students' votes!

Tags: ECONOMY, EDUCATION, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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The projected costs to implement only a handful of President Biden’s most sweeping environmental regulations have an eye-popping price tag: more than $845 billion.

That’s according to an analysis of new Environmental Protection Agency policies, such as electric vehicle mandates, from Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

The analysis concluded that the EPA rules to enforce Mr. Biden’s climate change agenda present “devastating” financial costs for U.S. consumers and businesses that outweigh the benefits.

“Despite clear warnings from American consumers and job creators, and loss after loss in the courts, President Biden is moving full steam ahead with his crippling, unrealistic environmental agenda in 2024,” said Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, the committee’s top Republican. “Americans do not want and cannot afford what this administration intends to accomplish through executive overreach and deference to climate activists.”

The cost to implement six major EPA policies over the coming decades detailed in the report was based on each rule’s respective regulatory impact analysis.

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
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Ukraine has destroyed at least six Russian warplanes, damaged eight more and wounded or killed 20 personnel in a major overnight drone attack on Vladimir Putin's airfields, Kyiv said on Friday.

Launching one of its largest overnight attacks in weeks, Ukraine fired more than 50 drones at Russian territory, according to Russia's defence ministry.

Among the targets was the Engels-2 base in in the southern Rostov region, home to Putin's prized Tu-95 and Tu-22 nuclear bombers.

More than 60 explosions were heard in the Rostov region as Russian air defences fended off an attack on Morozovsk military airfield, scene of the heaviest assault.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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A top study conducted by a team of renowned microbiologists and immunologists has found that 27 percent of people vaccinated with Covid mRNA shots have damaged hearts.

The scientists found that many patients suffered major cardiac-related complications up to and over a year after receiving a Covid injection.

The study was led by microbiologist and immunologist Muazzam M. Sheriff and colleagues at Saudi Arabia’s Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies and King Faisal General Hospital.

The results of the peer-reviewed study were published in the world-renowned Cureus medical journal.

Over a quarter of the participants in the study reported cardiac complications after receiving Covid mRNA shots.

Many of those patients required hospitalization or intensive care.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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The liberal establishment goes beyond egging on the mentally ill in their psychotic delusions. From its figurehead Joe Biden on down, it actively nurtures a sense of extreme grievance, as if the transsexuals liberals place on pedestals were Jews being herded off to Auschwitz. The results were predictable.

The “cis genocide” fantasy should surprise no one. Projection is a characteristic feature of leftists. When pro-Hamas maniacs shriek that Israelis are committing genocide, they mean they want to “Free Palestine” — i.e., eradicate Jews. Transsexuals are also fond of the word genocide. This provides insight into what they would like to do to those who highlight their sickness by not being depraved.

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An earthquake shook the densely populated New York City metropolitan area Friday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with residents reporting they felt rumbling across the Northeast.

The agency reported a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7, centered near Lebanon, New Jersey, or about 45 miles west of New York City and 50 miles north of Philadelphia.

The Fire Department of New York said there were no initial reports of damage. New York Mayor Eric Adams had been briefed on the quake, his spokesperson Fabien Levy said, adding, “While we do not have any reports of major impacts at this time, we’re still assessing the impact.”

In midtown Manhattan, the usual cacophony of traffic grew louder as motorists blared their horns on momentarily shuddering streets. Some Brooklyn residents heard a booming sound and their building shaking. In an apartment house in Manhattan’s East Village, a resident from more earthquake-prone California calmed nervous neighbors.

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The Stain of Satanic Israel Has Engulfed the United States

Over and above industrial-scale mass murder of individual people—Israel is engaged in the eradication of Gazans as a People ~Ilana Mercer

The Biden Regime Has Compromised Americans in Genocide

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