BNP to cut links with shale and tar sands groups

PARIS (UPI/Financial Times) — Paris-based global banker BNP Paribas announced Wednesday it would no longer do business with companies whose primary activity involves oil and gas extracted from shale deposits, tar sands or Arctic campaigns in one of the most aggressive steps so far by an international bank to reduce exposure to fossil fuels. The More...

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By Guest Poster On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

GRANT: After Equifax breach, blockchain can give control back to consumers

Former Equifax CEO Rick Smith, in testimony to Congress last week, dodged repeated questions from Sen. Elizabeth Warren about whether consumers do, or should, own the personal data that makes up their identities. More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

GAW Miners CEO held liable for $9.8 million judgment in SEC case

WASHINGTON (CoinDesk) — A US Federal judge has signed off on a final judgment against Homero Josh Garza, the CEO of the now-defunct cryptocurrency mining firm GAW Miners. The judgment, entered on October 4, More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Halloween safety tips

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — Halloween has been celebrated on October 31 in the U.S. since the early 1800’s and is traditionally a family-oriented holiday when children get to dress up and enjoy candy More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

County officials to vote on repealing Chicago-area soda tax

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County officials are expected to take a major step toward repealing a Chicago-area tax on sweetened beverages. The county board’s finance committee is meeting Tuesday to vote on a More...

By Jake Leonard On Monday, October 9th, 2017

Committee seeking to improve properties in Nokomis with community gardens meeting October 24

NOKOMIS (Heartland Newsfeed) — A steering committee called Nokomis Community Gardens will be meeting at Ugly Mugs Coffeehouse on Tuesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. The interim chair of the committee, former chef More...

By Guest Poster On Monday, October 9th, 2017

Illinois Policy: Janus v. AFSCME could mean more freedom for Illinois’ government workers

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Illinois Policy Institute) — For four decades, government workers have been denied their First Amendment right to freedom of association, but that could change with a U.S. Supreme Court More...

By Jake Leonard On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

St. John’s Hospital honors nurses for dedicated care provided to retired UFC fighter Matt Hughes

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Many members of the medical team at HSHS St. John’s Hospital gathered with former UFC fighter and Hall of Famer Matt Hughes and members of his family Tuesday as they More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Lawmakers grill former Equifax chairman over data breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday grilled Equifax’s former chief executive over the massive data hack of the personal information of 145 million Americans, calling the company’s More...

By Colby Applegate On Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Live updates: Harris opponent decries Rauner’s signing of abortion funding bill, Harris opts out of running again in 2018

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS (Heartland Newsfeed) — A candidate seeking to unseat 53rd District state representative David Harris (R-Arlington Heights) in the March primary. The candidate, Katie Miller, said that Illinois More...

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