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October 9, 2017 6:20 PM Concussion leads to post-career mental issues: FIFPro study

LONDON (Reuters) - Athletes who suffer concussions during their careers are more prone to anxiety, depression and sleep disturbance after retirement, according to new research by soccer’s world players’ union FIFPro. A survey of 576 male former first division soccer, ice hockey and rugby players from France, Finland, Ireland, Norway, South Africa, Spain 88

October 8, 2017 4:11 PM Barca and Real rivalry satirized amid Catalonia crisis

A fan poses in front of a poster of Barcelona where the picture of defender Gerard Pique has been vandalized outside the club's Camp Nou stadium which was closed as part of a general strike in Barcelona called by Catalan unions on October 3, 2017.Several hundred thousand Catalans rallied in fury at police violence against voters during a banned independence 53

October 8, 2017 2:00 PM New York Constitutional Convention Vote Raises Concern Over Pensions

Labor unions fear that vote could roll back worker rights; convention supporters say unions are misleading their members With roughly five weeks until New Yorkers vote on whether to hold a constitutional convention, concerns about public pensions are driving the opposition. Convention supporters say the event wouldn’t make changes to pension benefits 23

September 29, 2017 4:57 PM Financial Federal Credit Union now a part of Tropical Financial

Two South Florida credit unions have completed their merger. Financial Federal Credit Union is now part of Tropical Financial Credit Union. The deal was sealed with the vote of Miami-based Financial Federal’s 6,500-person membership and became effective Sept. 1. Boards from both credit unions agreed to the deal earlier this year. The merger boosts Miramar-based 58

September 22, 2017 7:08 PM Wisconsin credit union launches class action against Equifax

Wisconsin credit union launches class action against Equifax A Wisconsin credit union is suing the credit reporting agency Equifax over a data breach that allowed hackers to access the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans. Madison-based Summit Credit Union says it and other credit unions are incurring large costs because of the breach 45

September 22, 2017 11:05 AM London Refuses Uber License to Operate, Says Firm ‘Not Fit and Proper’

LONDON — Uber is set to lose its license to operate in London from next month after local regulators ruled it was not a “fit and proper” business. The San Francisco-based company will not have its current permit renewed when it expires in eight days’ time, Transport for London (TfL) announced. "TfL considers that Uber's approach and conduct demonstrate 59

September 12, 2017 10:19 PM Democratic socialists struggle for relevance even as a defining cause gains traction

More politicians are looking at forms of universal health care, but the far left can't seem to join forces. One year after Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped out of the presidential race, the Democratic Socialists of America finds itself with unprecedented political potential. But the organization is also struggling with an identity crisis as members scrap 72

August 14, 2017 9:17 AM The GOP’s Civil War Over Trump

A Global Politico special report on the Republican Party’s epic internal battle over its own president. In between threatening nuclear war with North Korea and musing about unspecified military action against Venezuela, President Trump last week took aim at a third, perhaps even more surprising, target in a barrage of tweets and intemperate golf-course 71

August 2, 2017 7:32 PM Actually, we still need affirmative action for African Americans in college admissions. Here’s why

President Trump’s Justice Department has decided to launch a project to identify and then sue universities that they deem to have affirmative action policies that discriminate against whites in admissions. The department, as this story reports, is looking for outside attorneys to participate because staffers who handle education issues did not want to do it “out of concerns 76

August 2, 2017 6:51 PM French Parliament gives govt carte blanche on labor reform

PARIS – The French parliament has given President Emmanuel Macron's government free rein to go through with its proposed labor reform, a highly sensitive issue in the country. The Senate, the upper house of parliament, voted 225-109 on Wednesday to allow the government to draw up a sweeping labor law during the summer and get the reform passed more quickly 48