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Effective Compassion | How will state governments spend the money gained from opioid lawsuits?
by Charissa Koh
Posted 9/04/19, 05:32 pm

Court cases against opioid manufacturers are starting to make big bucks for the nation’s hardest-hit states. With potentially billions of dollars coming in, advocates for victims and their families want to make sure the money goes to help the people who need it most.

Opioid makers are dumping hundreds of millions of dollars in state coffers.

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City invests in 13-year-old’s hot dog business

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/30/19, 11:40 am

An entrepreneurial 13-year-old hoped to earn money for school clothes by selling hot dogs, chips, and sodas in front of his Minneapolis home this summer. But someone sent a complaint to the city’s health department because Jaequan Faulkner’s stand was technically illegal without a vendor’s license.

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U.S. deficit, debt on ‘unsustainable course’

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/22/19, 12:13 pm

WASHINGTON—At the current rate of government spending, the federal deficit will top $1 trillion in fiscal year 2020. That’s the warning coming from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The projection announced Wednesday increased by $63 billion to account for the massive budget deal President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders in Congress reached earlier this summer.

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