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When Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't Enough
6 hours ago - The Atlantic - Nov 25, 2014 10:34 AM
Vermont has some of the most progressive wage-and-hour laws in the country, but low-income workers are still struggling.

UPDATE: Stifel Upgrades Progressive Waste Solutions
7 hours ago - Benzinga - Nov 25, 2014 9:16 AM
Stifel upgraded Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd (NYSE: BIN) to Buy and Tuesday with a $37 price target.Analysts Michael Hoffman and Brian Butler noted that in “early November we traveled with CEO Joe Quarin to visit institutional investors.Latest Rat


"Some Folks Lied" - How The Administration Fabricated Obamacare Enrollment Numbers
5 days ago - ZeroHedge - Nov 20, 2014 2:40 PM
Two months ago, to much fanfare by the progressive community, HHS, if not Dr. Jonathan Gruber, were delighted to report that as of August 15, Obamacare enrolment had hit 7.3 million sign ups, well above the 7.0 million goal. 7.3 million people were s


Pink Floyd top British album charts for first time since 1995
1 week ago - Reuters - Nov 16, 2014 2:00 PM
LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - British progressive rock groupPink Floyd topped the album charts for the first time in nearly20 years on Sunday with "The Endless River", the Official ChartsCompany said.

Capitol Report: Elizabeth Warren gets Senate Democratic leadership role
2 weeks ago - MarketWatch - Nov 13, 2014 12:09 PM
Elizabeth Warren is getting a new leadership role with the Senate Democrats, in which she will be a policy adviser and serve as a liaison to progressive groups.

Adam Smith Was No Proto-”Progressive”
2 weeks ago - Cafe Hayek - Nov 8, 2014 9:45 PM

Ballot initiatives: A little liberal comfort
3 weeks ago - The Economist - Nov 6, 2014 10:40 AM
WILL rappers be the saviours of progressive politics? An unlikely idea, but whereas Democrats lost almost everywhere on November 4th, in California, the state’s voters enthusiastically passed Proposition 47, which reduces penalties for some criminal


Shell Pressured to Sever Ties with ALEC
3 weeks ago - Businessweek - Nov 4, 2014 12:23 PM
Union of Concerned Scientists challenges oil giant Royal Dutch Shell to back up its progressive stance on climate change by quitting the American Legislative Exchange Council

BRIEF-Active Biotech and Teva expand Laquinimod clinical development program
3 weeks ago - Reuters - Nov 4, 2014 8:06 AM
* Teva and Active Biotech announce expansion of Laquinimod clinical development program with new trial in primary progressive multiple sclerosis and first patient screened in Huntington's Disease trial Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Progressive Waste Solutions' (BIN) CEO Joe Quarin on Q3 2014 Results -- Earnings Call Transcript
3 weeks ago - Seeking Alpha - Nov 2, 2014 2:29 AM

Progressive + October 2014

New taxes or not, Pennsylvania's next governor faces fiscal morass
4 weeks ago - Reuters - Oct 31, 2014 7:00 AM
NEW YORK, Oct 31 (Reuters) - The Democrat who could oust Pennsylvania's Republican governor in November wants to reshape the state's personal income tax system to make it more progressive.

Progressive's (PGR) CEO Glenn Renwick on Q3 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
4 weeks ago - Seeking Alpha - Oct 30, 2014 11:00 PM


The 21 Coolest New Businesses In San Francisco
4 weeks ago - Business Insider - Oct 27, 2014 3:26 PM
Due to its progressive attitude and proximity to Silicon Valley, the Bay Area is ripe for hosting cool, new businesses. From a pirate supply store to bacon-centric eats we found the 21 most intriguing and innovative new businesses in San Francis


Some Democrats Think The 'Warren Wing' Of The Party Can Save Them From An Election Day Disaster
1 month ago - Business Insider - Oct 21, 2014 12:11 PM
Most pollsters predict the Democrats will lose their Senate majority in next month's midterm elections, but the Progressive Change Campaign Committee thinks they have a strategy to avoid this outcome, and it involves what they call the "Warren w

Israel panel proposes 25-42 pct tax hike on mining companies
1 month ago - Reuters - Oct 20, 2014 10:17 AM
JERUSALEM, Oct 20 (Reuters) - An Israeli government panel on Monday proposed sharply raising taxes on mining activities, but it softened the blow by recommending a progressive, rather than flat, rate ranging from 25 to 42 percent.


Progressive Insurance Announces New Boat Coverages In The Sunshine State Designed To Get Boaters Back On The Water Fast
1 month ago - Benzinga - Oct 17, 2014 7:02 AM
The Progressive® Group of Insurance Companies is introducing a lineup of new coverage options in Florida. Sign & Glide® On-Water Towing, Propulsion Plus®, Trailer Trip Interruption and Total Loss Coverage for PWCs are designed to provide customer


What’s the Best Way to Overcome Rising Economic Inequality?
1 month ago - Economist's View - Oct 14, 2014 10:56 AM
I have a new column: What’s the Best Way to Overcome Rising Economic Inequality?: A debate over the use of progressive taxation and redistribution as a means of solving the problem of rising inequality erupted in the last week or...


Ebola In America - It's The Republicans' Fault?
1 month ago - ZeroHedge - Oct 13, 2014 5:10 PM
Is anyone really surprised by this?    This ad (funded by The Agenda Project - a progressive non-profit political organization founded in 2010 by author Erica Payne), as RealClearPolitics reports, featuring clips of Mitch McConnell, Pat Ro

Morgan Stanley Sees Solid 3Q Underwriting For The Progressive Corporation
1 month ago - Benzinga - Oct 13, 2014 9:19 AM
In a report published Monday, Morgan Stanley analyst Kai Pan reiterated an Underweight rating and $23.00 price target on The Progressive Corporation (NYSE: PGR).Latest Ratings for PGRDateFirmActionFromTo Oct 2014CitigroupMaintainsBuy Sep 2014Goldman


Inequality and Progressive Taxes
1 month ago - Economist's View - Oct 11, 2014 11:37 AM
Steve Waldman has a nice discussion of a recent debate: Scale, progressivity, and socioeconomic cohesion, Interfluidity: Today seems to be the day to talk about whether those of us concerned with poverty and inequality should focus on progressive tax


Does the USA Really Soak the Rich?
2 months ago - Rortybomb - Oct 10, 2014 11:55 PM
There's a new argument about taxes: the United States is already far too progressive with taxation, it says, and if we want to build a better, eglitarian future we can't do it through a "soak the rich" agenda. It's the argument of this


'Ed Kleinbard Does Not Want a Less Progressive Tax System'
2 months ago - Economist's View - Oct 10, 2014 2:19 PM
Jared Bernstein wants to correct a potential "misimpression" of an op-ed by Ed Kleinbard (this was in today's links): No, Ed Kleinbard Does Not Want a Less Progressive Tax System: I favorably reviewed Ed Kleinbard’s book here the other day...


Insurer Progressive says 3rd-quarter profit up 27 percent from year ago
2 months ago - Fox Business - Oct 10, 2014 10:46 AM
The Progressive Corp. said Friday that its third-quarter net income jumped 27 percent as it sold more insurance policies.

Progressive 3Q profit jumps 27 percent
2 months ago - CNBC - Oct 10, 2014 10:46 AM

What to Watch on Wall Street for Friday, October 10th 2014
2 months ago - TheStreet - Oct 9, 2014 8:00 PM
For Friday, October 10th we look out for three notable earnings before the weekend: Infosys, Fastenal Company, and The Progressive Corporation.

Movers & Shakers: Symantec, Progressive, Fastenal in focus
2 months ago - MarketWatch - Oct 9, 2014 4:47 PM
Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Friday’s session are Symantec, Progressive, and Fastenal.

2 Signals That Progressive Will Top Wall Street's Earnings Consensus
2 months ago - Seeking Alpha - Oct 9, 2014 2:51 PM
By Leigh Drogen:Progressive Corp. (NYSE:PGR) is set to report earnings for its third fiscal quarter of the year before the opening bell on Friday, October 10th. The Progressive insurance company has now strung together 2 continuous years of beating t

UPDATE 1-Airbus weighing placing of Dassault Aviation shares
2 months ago - Reuters - Oct 7, 2014 5:05 PM
PARIS, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Airbus Group on Tuesday sketched out the opening steps of a progressive plan to unwind its 46 percent stake in Dassault Aviation, saying it was weighing the possibility of selling a 10 percent stake by placing it with financi

Expect Progressive Corp. To Beat Estimates On Friday
2 months ago - Seeking Alpha - Oct 7, 2014 3:45 PM
By Quantified Alpha:Basic Earnings InfoProgressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) reports earnings Friday morning, with Wall Street predicting EPS of $0.43 and $4.654 billion in sales. This is an implied growth rate of 10.3% YoY for EPS and 4.4% YoY for reve

BRIEF-AB Science says DSMB recommends continuation of phase 3 masitinib study
2 months ago - Reuters - Oct 6, 2014 12:34 PM
* Says the Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) recommends the continuation of the phase 3 study of masitinib in progressive forms of multiple sclerosis


Links for 10-05-14
2 months ago - Economist's View - Oct 5, 2014 11:01 AM
Low interest rates can boost households’ consumption - vox Presidents and Jobs - Paul Krugman More progressive taxes wouldn’t raise much revenue - vox Narcissism, hubris and "success" - Stumbling and Mumbling Eurozone Asymmetries - mainly macro Popul

Progressive + September 2014


Progressive blind spots
2 months ago - Money Illusion - Sep 26, 2014 10:59 AM
David Henderson has an excellent post pointing to the flaw in Matt Bruenig’s claim that there is 24% poverty in the “market economy.” In a July post, Matt Bruenig estimates that in the absence of government programs to alleviate pov


Where and When Macroeconomics Went Wrong
2 months ago - Economist's View - Sep 24, 2014 2:27 PM
Simon Wren-Lewis: Where macroeconomics went wrong: In my view, the answer is in the 1970/80s with the New Classical revolution (NCR). However I also think the new ideas that came with that revolution were progressive. I have defended rational expecta


Commit To Purchase Progressive At $24, Earn 5.6% Annualized Using Options
2 months ago - Forbes - Sep 24, 2014 12:10 PM
Investors considering a purchase of Progressive Corp. (NYSE: PGR) stock, but tentative about paying the going market price of $25.36/share, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal. One interestin

IGT Expands Jackpot Legacy with MegaHits In Maryland
2 months ago - Benzinga - Sep 22, 2014 5:01 PM
The state dubbed "America in Miniature" makes a giant advancement in its gaming landscape as global gaming entertainment leader IGT (NYSE: IGT) announced that Maryland is introducing MegaHits®, a multi-jurisdictional Wide Area Progressive jackpot.

United Therapeutics Points To Pluristem's PLX-PAD As Its Most Transformative Product
2 months ago - Seeking Alpha - Sep 19, 2014 9:49 AM
By Sharon di Stefano:Pulmonary arterial hypertension (NYSE:PAH), a progressive and life threatening illness that regrettably takes a back seat to cardiovascular disease where research is concerned, is incurable and fatal. Characterized by high blood


Technology Is Radically Changing The Advertising Business — And The Consequences Are Profound
2 months ago - Business Insider - Sep 14, 2014 11:42 AM
A FEW MONTHS ago Progressive, an insurance company, ran a video ad on Facebook featuring a grown man who acts like a baby and is carried around in a sling. The ad urged youngsters to "act your age" by renouncing their parents' car insurance and buyin

Progressive Corp.: All Set To Beat Competitors With Innovative Launches
2 months ago - Seeking Alpha - Sep 12, 2014 3:41 PM
By Balanced Investing:Progressive Corp. (NYSE:PGR), the fourth largest auto insurance company of the US, has a well established reputation for offering cost effective insurance schemes to its customers which helps them save on their time and cash. Th


Here's Why Elizabeth Warren Is Wrong To Attack Politicians Who Work On Wall Street
3 months ago - Business Insider - Sep 10, 2014 12:57 PM
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is quickly becoming a progressive leader, but when she took a run at former Republican Majority Whip Eric Cantor for going to work for a Wall Street firm, she was wrong. I agree with a lot of what Warren says.

New Alberta premier faces challenge winning back voters
3 months ago - Reuters - Sep 8, 2014 5:59 PM
CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Jim Prentice, a former key Cabinet minister in the government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has firm control over the province of Alberta's governing Progressive Conservatives, but convincing voters t

New Alberta premier faces challenge winning back voters
3 months ago - Reuters - Sep 8, 2014 5:59 PM
CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Jim Prentice, a former key Cabinet minister in the government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, has firm control over the province of Alberta's governing Progressive Conservatives, but convincing voters t


Women’s College Under Fire For Banning Outfits Revealing ‘Belly, Butts, Bras’
3 months ago - Business Insider - Sep 5, 2014 5:51 PM
Barnard College is a private, women’s liberal arts college known for its progressive and feminist ideals. Yet the 125-year-old institution is in the news for a very un-feminist reason.  Feministing reports that Barnard imposed a dress

Industry Analysis on Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS) Market Share Pipeline Insights 2014
3 months ago - Benzinga - Sep 5, 2014 12:52 PM
Most up-to-date research on "Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS)-Pipeline Insights, 2014" to its huge collection of research reports.The Report will be Dispatched in 3 Working Days. SUMMARYDelveInsights, Primary Progressive Multiple Scleros


Connected Car Startup Zubie Inks Deal With Progressive Insurance
3 months ago - Benzinga - Sep 4, 2014 1:45 PM
Zubie, a connected car startup that was formed as a partnership between Best Buy and OpenAir Equity Partners, has teamed up with Progressive Insurance (NYSE: PGR).


Analysts' Actions: Groupon, Northrop Grumman, Progressive, Pulte
3 months ago - TheStreet - Sep 2, 2014 8:35 AM
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGESAmerican Public Education was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings.CDI was upgraded to buy at TheStreet Ratings.Read More: 10 Stocks Carl Icahn Loves in 2014Groupon was upgraded at RBC Capital to sector perfo

Goldman Sachs Upgrades Progressive To Buy
3 months ago - Benzinga - Sep 2, 2014 7:26 AM
Analysts at Goldman Sachs upgraded Progressive (NYSE: PGR) from Neutral to Buy. Progressive shares have dropped 0.91% over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 22.17% in the same period.Progressive's shares gained 0.44% to close

Progressive + August 2014

THAILAND PRESS-Govt plans progressive land and building tax - Bangkok Post
3 months ago - Reuters - Aug 24, 2014 8:03 PM
The Fiscal Policy Office has hinted it will set the value of the waiver for a progressive land and building tax, in a move to make the tax more palatable to taxpayers.


Cornel West Blasts Obama Is A "Brown-Faced Clinton", A "Post-Traumatic Depression" Will Follow
3 months ago - ZeroHedge - Aug 24, 2014 5:26 PM
Outspoken Union Theological Seminary professor Cornel West goes where very few 'thinkers-of-color' have had the courage to go in this interview with Salon's Thomas Frank: "The thing is, [Obama] posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit.


Alaska’s Senate primary: Chilly oil
3 months ago - The Economist - Aug 21, 2014 11:15 AM
The progressive option in AlaskaIF BARACK OBAMA has to spend his final two years in office using his veto as often as his golf clubs, he will curse Alaska’s primary voters. On August 19th Republicans picked Dan Sullivan to run for the US Senate, a sa


Progressive slot system links machines in New Jersey, Nevada for bigger jackpots
3 months ago - Fox Business - Aug 21, 2014 10:26 AM
A long-planned initiative to create bigger jackpots by linking casino slot machines in New Jersey and Nevada is up and running.