Protesters held an "anti-Trump, anti-Walmart" rally in Chicago Wednesday, calling on America's largest retailer to stop selling Donald Trump merchandise and denounce the Republican presidential candidate's "racist, xenophobic and misogynistic campaign."
About 20 members of Making Change at Walmart and the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) Local 881 were at the rally, which was also attended by Cook County Clerk David Orr and Chicago Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th).
Demonstrators toted signs that read "Trump's values are Walmart's values" and "Trump: 'Wages in this country are too low.'" They chanted "Walmart, Walmart listen up! Tell Trump to shut up!"
Automakers have a "wide range of cost-effective technologies" at their disposal to meet 2025 fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for cars and light trucks.
But they may fall short of achieving the proposed fleet-wide fuel economy average of 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2025 because of increased demand for SUVs and pickups.
That assessment came from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and the California Air Resources Board in a recent report.
Problems with auto sales and repairs continue to be the most griped-about issue to consumer protection agencies across the country.
That's according to the top 10 consumer complaint list for 2015, compiled by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI).
For a second year straight, complaints against car dealers and mechanics topped the annual list, which is based on the groups' survey of 33 state and local consumer protection agencies.
Faulty home construction complaints were the second most reported, followed by grievances over utility services.
When it comes to the fastest-growing complaints, phony IRS agents and other imposter scams landed at No. 1.
The following is by Dr. Anne Scheetz, a founding member of the Illinois Single-Payer Coalition and a leader of the Illinois chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel may seem like political adversaries, but they've made common cause on at least one issue: public employees' health insurance.
Unfortunately, they haven't acted to relieve employees from rising premiums, sky-high deductibles, and unconscionable drug prices.
Instead they've sought to diminish workers' benefits, furthering a trend that began in the private sector and that, unchecked, will end with health care being inaccessible to all but a privileged few.
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