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March 06, 2017

Boston Globe: Report urges military to screen for gambling problems

Before he was confronted by his anguished wife, Bruce Kinsman was losing about $1,000 a week on the state lottery in frenetic pursuit of a jackpot. Realizing his gambling had spiraled out of control, he quit completely a decade ago and began attending Gamblers Anonymous meetings. Today, Kinsman, 67, traces his compulsive gambling, an addiction that ravaged his life for decades, to his military service in Vietnam, when he said he "caught the bug" playing high-stakes poker to help relieve the … Continue Reading

March 03, 2017

Eagle-Tribune: One business at a time, a former mill city reinvents itself

LAWRENCE -A difficult pregnancy about 10 years ago left Danaris Mazara unable to work. At about the same time, her husband was laid off from his manufacturing job at Haverhill Paperboard. Bankruptcy followed, then foreclosure. ... Mazara, a native of the Dominican Republic, now employs nine people, including her husband. Her immigrant success story would have been impossible without the SBA loan that allowed her to buy the storefront at 98 Essex St., Mazara on Friday told a roomful of some of … Continue Reading

February 27, 2017

Lynn Daily Item: Classical Graduate Goes to Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tiba Faraj, a recent Lynn Classical High School graduate and a refugee from Iraq, will accompany U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) to President Donald Trump's address to the joint session of Congress on Tuesday. Faraj, 22, came to Lynn in 2010, along with her parents and siblings. She became an American citizen last year. To read the full article, click … Continue Reading

February 14, 2017

Politico: Warren calls for congressional inquiry into Russia: 'This. Is. Not. Normal.'

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday called for a bipartisan congressional "inquiry into Russia," warning that national security adviser Michael Flynn's resignation shouldn't distract from the Trump administration's "disturbing ties to Russia." President Donald Trump accepted Flynn's resignation late Monday. The embattled adviser wrote in his resignation letter that he "inadvertently briefed the Vice President Elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with … Continue Reading

February 01, 2017

Mass Live: US Sen. Elizabeth Warren: President Donald Trump's nomination of Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court is a 'threat to our American values'

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, continued to rail against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Wednesday, contending that his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch "is a threat to our American values." The Massachusetts Democrat, in a speech from the Senate floor, contended that although Gorsuch is "intelligent and accomplished,"his professional record has consistently favored the interests of corporations over workers and consumers. To read the full article, click … Continue Reading

January 29, 2017

Boston Globe: Warren criticizes Trump’s immigration order at Logan

Facing a crowd of protesters at Logan International Airport on Saturday night, US Senator Elizabeth Warren denounced President Trump's recent immigration order, proclaiming, "we will not turn away children." "We will not turn away families," said Warren, as the crowd repeated the words back to her. "We will not turn away people who try to help Americans. We will not turn away anyone because of their religion." To read the full article, click … Continue Reading

January 18, 2017

USA Today: Homeowners slam Mnuchin bank's foreclosure record

Owners who lost their homes to mortgage foreclosures by a bank previously run by Steven Mnuchin urged the Senate on Wednesday to reject his nomination as President-elect Trump's Treasury secretary. Speaking at a Capitol Hill forum convened by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. - a frequent Trump critic - the homeowners said OneWest Bank or an affiliate intensified the financial hardships they faced amid the 2008 financial crisis by foreclosing on their homes. To read the full article, click … Continue Reading

January 10, 2017

CNN Money: Carl's Jr., Hardee's workers blast Labor nominee at Senate forum

One worker said his wages were stolen. Another said she was forced to work without overtime pay.A third worker described her struggles to provide for a family of six children -- on $8.75 an hour after years of experience in the food industry. The three are current and former employees of CKE Restaurants, the fast-food company run by secretary of labor nominee Andrew Puzder that is known for its Carl's Jr. and Hardee's chains. They spoke for nearly two hours Tuesday about poor working … Continue Reading

January 09, 2017

Boston Magazine: Elizabeth Warren Introduces Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act

Democrats in the House and Senate have introduced legislation that would require the president and vice president to divest from any financial conflicts of interests, taking aim at President-Elect Donald Trump's myriad business entanglements spanning the globe. The Presidential Conflicts of Interest Act, introduced by Elizabeth Warren in the Senate and sponsored by Katherine Clark in the House, seeks to strengthen the Constitution's Emoluments Clause, which prohibits public officials from … Continue Reading

January 02, 2017

Associated Press: US Sen. Warren Seeks to Pull Pot Shops out of Banking Limbo

As marijuana shops sprout in states that have legalized the drug, they face a critical stumbling block - lack of access to the kind of routine banking services other businesses take for granted. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, is leading an effort to make sure vendors working with legal marijuana businesses, from chemists who test marijuana for harmful substances to firms that provide security, don't have their banking services taken away. To read the full article, click … Continue Reading

December 13, 2016

Wicked Local: Sen. Warren wants pipeline halt

In a letter sent today (Dec. 13), U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to suspend approval of Spectra Energy's West Roxbury Lateral pipeline until safety concerns are addressed, according to a press release. "As you are aware, the West Roxbury Lateral pipeline segment will carry highly pressurized natural gas in close proximity to an active quarry where dynamite is regularly exploded," Warren wrote. "This choice of path has left many residents concerned … Continue Reading

December 11, 2016

NECN: Mayor Walsh, Senator Warren Spread Message of Unity at Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren joined Mayor Marty Walsh along with over 2,000 community and interfaith leaders in an evening of healing and unity at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center. "There is just a lot of uncertainty. The crowd at today's event vowed to fight back against the divisive politics that dominated the presidential election.inty right now and so tonight is really about people gathering together from different backgrounds," says the event's executive director … Continue Reading

December 08, 2016

CNN Money: Elizabeth Warren warns Trump: Don't cut Medicare and Medicaid

Democratic senators are urging President-elect Donald Trump to keep his campaign promise not to cut spending for Medicare and Medicaid. "During your campaign for President of the United States, you differentiated yourself from your 16 primary opponents by noting that you were the only Republican who would protect Medicare and Medicaid," the senators, led by Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Ron Wyden of Oregon, wrote in a letter to Trump. "After winning the election, you suddenly appear to … Continue Reading

December 07, 2016 Elizabeth Warren introduces bill to ease dilemma faced by these two Boston Marathon bombing survivors

Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill Wednesday that she says would make it easier for victims of terrorism to seek specialized care at military health care facilities. The bill is named after Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, two since-married Boston Marathon bombing survivors, who were treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after losing limbs in the attack. To read the full article, click … Continue Reading

November 04, 2016

NPR: Senators Investigate Reports Wells Fargo Punished Workers

Elizabeth Warren and two other U.S. senators are demanding answers from Wells Fargo about reports of retribution by bank managers against would-be whistleblowers. This marks the latest development in the ongoing consumer banking scandal engulfing the banking giant. In a letter to Wells Fargo's new CEO, Timothy Sloan, Warren, D-Mass., and Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., say the bank may have "misled regulators about the scope of the fraud." To read the full article, click … Continue Reading

October 24, 2016

Springfield Republican: New downtown Springfield restaurants plan gets $1.5 million HUD loans boost

SPRINGFIELD - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will provide low interest loans totaling up to $1.5 million to support new full-service restaurants in the downtown Springfield business district and the jobs created, federal officials announced Monday. U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Edward J. Markey and U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, in a joint press release, praised the new HUD Section 108 Loan Guarantee that will provide individual loans ranging from $50,000 to $200,000 to … Continue Reading

October 12, 2016 Elizabeth Warren on Wells Fargo CEO’s resignation: ‘He’s one for three’

Elizabeth Warren is still not satisfied. Following Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf's resignation Wednesday evening, Warren renewed her calls for him to face "real accountability" for the bank's fake account scandal. "As I said at the hearing last month, Mr. Stumpf should resign, return every nickel he made while this scam was going on, and face an investigation by the Justice Department and SEC," the Massachusetts senator said in a statement. "So far, he's one for three," she said. Read the full … Continue Reading

October 12, 2016

Business Insider: Elizabeth Warren just demanded Mylan come clean about one of the biggest secrets in pharma

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) has demanded that the CEO of drug company Mylan, Heather Bresch, answer a very uncomfortable question for those in the drug industry: What exactly is going on with your patient assistance programs? This question is vital because Bresch and her company are in the midst of a firestorm. Last week, consumer rage over a 500% price increase to the company's flagship product, the EpiPen, hit a fever pitch. Read the full article … Continue Reading

October 10, 2016

Politico: Warren highlights drought's toll on cranberry farmers

BUZZARDS BAY - Pulling on a pair of waders and stepping into a bog, Sen. Elizabeth Warren received a first-hand look at the plight of the state's cranberry farmers on Monday as Massachusetts reckons with an intense, months-long drought that shows no sign of relenting. "Growers are worried about the harvest and if they're going to have enough water to harvest," said Keith Mann of Mann Farms, a 150-acre cranberry farm. The cranberry harvesting process requires the bogs to be flooded with water. … Continue Reading

September 20, 2016

Bloomberg: Warren Says Wells Fargo's Stumpf Should Resign, Face Criminal Investigation

John Stumpf arrived at Tuesday's Senate Banking Committee hearings with one hand in a bandage. He left even more battered and bruised. The Wells Fargo & Co. chief executive officer took fire from Democrats and Republicans alike, who blasted the executive's handling of a scandal over the opening of more than 2 million accounts without customers' authorization, as employees sought to meet cross-selling targets. "You should resign," Senator Elizabeth Warren told Stumpf, who had injured his … Continue Reading

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