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Why Trump’s immigration plans are bad for America’s elderly and disabled

Sister Jacquelyn McCarthy wants more immigrants to come to this country, not fewer. She runs the Bethany Health Care Center in Framingham, Massachusetts, and depends on new arrivals from Haiti, El Salvador, Guatemala and other countries to take care of the elderly residents. At least 60% of her staff are immigrants, and she’s having trouble…MORE

Company recalling some Ragú pasta sauces because they may contain plastic bits

The owner of Ragú is recalling some of its jars of pasta sauce over the possibility that they may contain plastic fragments, the company said. Mizkan America said Saturday it has no reports of injuries or complaints, and was launching the recall voluntarily “out of an abundance of caution.” The affected products are: 45-ounce chunky…MORE

‘Massive failure’ leaves Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay with no power, utility says

A “massive failure” in an electrical interconnection system left Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay completely without power, and for many customers, restoring electricity will take all day, a utility distributor said Sunday. Parts of Chile and southern Brazil experienced outages as well, said Edesur, the Buenos Aires-based company. Chile’s system was running normally again Sunday afternoon,…MORE

House leaders want to give Congress a pay raise and it’s a tough sell

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer is actively talking to members of both parties, searching for enough support to get the first member pay raise in a decade across the finish line. It’s a rare moment in which leaders from both parties in the chamber are at least open to an incendiary provision but face pushback…MORE

Trump leaves corporate America hanging

President Donald Trump’s on-again, off-again relationship with corporate America was on full display this week as he sparred publicly with the country’s most powerful business lobby over his rinse-and-repeat use of tariffs — and then welcomed top executives to the White House to plead with him in person. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon met with…MORE

Why it’s too early to hunker down for a recession

1. Making sense of mixed signals: Trade wars. Inverted yield curves. And talk of a 2020 recession. It’s clearly an uncomfortable time for investors. And yet US stocks have raced back to life after a horrible May. The S&P 500 finished on Friday just 2% shy of its all-time highs. The choppy action points to…MORE

Over 246,000 pounds of breakfast wraps recalled because they may have small rocks

A Texas company is recalling more than 246,000 pounds of frozen breakfast wraps sold nationwide over fears the bacon may be contaminated with extraneous materials, especially small rocks. The El Monterey frozen breakfast wraps also contain egg, potato and cheese, and were produced in January by Ruiz Foods Products in Denison, Texas, the US Department…MORE

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