The Daily Populous

Monday June 7th, 2021 night edition

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The same three companies collectively donated $1 million-plus to lawmakers who voted against the Equality Act.

As brands take to Twitter to celebrate Pride, many of the same companies donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to politicians who voted against expanded LGBTQ protections.

In February, the vast majority of Republicans in the House of Representatives voted against the Equality Act, which aims to expand LGBTQ protections.

SEC filings show that some of the best-known companies in the US, including McDonald's, Walmart, and Amazon, have donated significant sums to politicians who voted against the bill.

In recent years, many companies' PACs — including Walmart, Amazon, and McDonald's — have moved toward a 50/50 split between Democrat and Republican donations.

Companies donate to politicians' campaigns hoping to influence lawmakers on legislation that might impact business, from immigration to minimum wages.

Walmart, Amazon, and McDonald's collectively donated over $1 million to lawmakers who voted against the Equality Act. »

Manchin says he won't vote for Democrats' sweeping election reform bill

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Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) wrote in a Charleston Gazette-Mail op-ed Sunday that he will not support congressional Democrats' expansive election and anti-corruption bill, suggesting the measure is partisan.

“I believe that partisan voting legislation will destroy the already weakening blinds of our democracy, and for that reason, I will vote against the For The People Act," Manchin wrote.

Manchin said he would support another reform bill, the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which would effectively reinstate key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that were gutted by the Supreme Court in 2013. »

It’s time to ditch Chrome

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Is Google too big and powerful, and do you need to ditch Chrome for good?

“If you’re using Chrome to browse the internet, even in private mode, Google is watching everything you do online, all the time.

“So under the hood they are still a form of Chrome”, says Sean Wright, an independent security researcher. »

TD Ameritrade Trading Restrictions on Stocks

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You can continue to place buy and sell stock orders, as well as some option strategies.

This list is as of June 4, 2021, 4:00 PM ET.

Please keep in mind that security requirements/strategy limitations can be added and may change at any time, without notice due to volatility or other market conditions. »

New study finds most adults would not take a life extension pill, even if it existed

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The study, published by University of Texas researchers Michael Barnett and Jessica Helphrey, appeared in the Journal of Aging Studies on April 21.

Yet there has not been much research into how willing people would be to actually undergo such treatment if it actually existed.

Thus, there seem to be some mixed messages regarding what people want when it comes to possible life extension. »