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Sen. Warren Pushes Bill to Move Corporations' Focus on Workers



    Sen. Warren Talks Senate Race, Trump at Town Hall

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke about the middle class and other issues at a town hall at Belkin Family Lookout Farm Sunday afternoon, an event that drew about 1,500 people.

    (Published Sunday, July 8, 2018)

    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is pushing a bill she says is designed to pressure corporations to focus more on the interests of their workers and not just shareholders.

    The Massachusetts Democrat, who is seeking re-election to a second six-year term in November, says over the past few decades wealthy shareholders of giant corporations have raked in trillions in surging profits.

    At the same time, she said workers have been getting more and more productive, but their wages have stayed flat.

    The bill would take several steps, including having workers elect at least 40 percent of board members for large corporations. Warren said that would guarantee them seats at the table when key decisions are made.

    Hong Kong Leader Says No Compromise as Violence Escalates

    [NATL] Hong Kong Leader Says No Compromise as Protest Violence Escalates

    Hong Kong’s government is refusing to compromise after one pro-democracy protester was shot and another set on fire in a rare weekday protest. The five-month protest has seen a steady rise in violence, with both pro-democracy protesters and the Hong Kong government refusing to give ground.

    (Published Monday, Nov. 11, 2019)

    Three Republican candidates are vying for the chance to challenge Warren in November.

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