PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2019 

A top US diplomat testifies that millions in military aid was held up over Trump demand for "Biden probe." Also on our rundown, a hearing today targets Big Oil and "climate denial."

2020Talks - October 23, 2019 

Facebook says it blocked four networks of social media accounts to prevent election interference; and Julin Castro announces he might not have enough cash on hand to keep the campaign going.

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Archive: April 13, 2015

PHOTO: The Internal Revenue Service (pictured) will not collect up to $600 billion from dozens of U.S. multinationals using tax havens, according to a new report. At the end of 2014, 304 Fortune 500 companies collectively held $2.15 trillion in countries like Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, and the Bahamas. Joshua Doubek/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas - Congressional hearings in the past few years made headlines exposing how Apple and Microsoft moved money overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes. But as a new report shows, these name-brand companies aren't alone. Matt Gardner, executive director with the Institute on Taxation and Pub ...Read More

GRAPHIC: The average federal income tax bill for Illinoisans is $14,000 and a new report breaks down the ways the government is spending those dollars. Graphic courtesy of the National Priorities Project.<br />

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Taxes are on the minds of many Illinoisans, and a new analysis examines where exactly federal income tax dollars are going. The National Priorities Project crunched the numbers, and the group’s research director, Lindsay Koshgarian, says out of every federal income ...Read More

PHOTO: Poet Kane Smego is coming to Charleston this week to address a conference of Social Workers. He says says he'll talk about a central part of his work - teaching young people how to use spoken word performances to better understand themselves and others. Photo courtesy of Smego.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Poetry is a tool that can help young people break out of isolation, according to the keynote speaker at a conference of social workers this week. Spoken word artist Kane Smego plans to talk to folks about how it works Wednesday morning during the annual spring conference ...Read More

PHOTO: Some Philadelphia airport workers are protesting their employers' failure to meet the $12 per hour wage standard set by the city council. Photograph by Matt Stanley Photo.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – One of the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) workers fighting for $12 an hour says his current minimum wage pay is keeping him from having a decent life. Philadelphia’s mayor signed an executive order saying PHL workers should make $12 an hour, but some private ...Read More

Legislation that would create so-called

BALTIMORE - Marylanders could soon reach for solar beyond the rooftop. The Senate approved legislation (HB 1087) and SB 398)over the weekend that would establish a three-year, pilot community solar program. Jessica Ennis, legislative representative at Earthjustice, explains solar is out of reach ...Read More

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