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The measure, first proposed in 2910, would shut down mines if owners fail to pay fines for safety violations.
Protesters took to the streets demanding justice, after a black man suffered a deadly injury to his spine after being arrested by police.
Fingerprints, facial and voice recognition — companies are investing in more secure methods to verify people. But even biometrics can be defeated, and they raise privacy concerns.
A couple of details on the likely demise of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal.
Item number one: Comcast isn't going to have to pay the usual breakup fee — the 2 to 5 percent of the sale price that the would-be acquire-er normally pays to the would-be acquire-ee if things go south. It just wasn't in the original paperwork, says Fortune Magazine.
Also, Time Warner Cable CEO Robert Marcus would have gotten an $80 million exit package if the deal had gone through. Or, to look at it another way: more than a million dollars a day for the 45 days from the time Marcus took over to the day the merger was announced.
Sorry about that, Mr. Marcus.