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A new report by Service Employees International Union shows the negative effects that result when private equity takes public companies private.   Not only does the public lose access to critical information needed to maintain the accountability of corporations, but workers are usually allowed no voice in the deals and usually receive little benefit from them.

According to a new study by the National Immigration Forum, the public overwhelmingly (71%) supports comprehensive immigration reforms that includes enhanced border security and a path for undocumented immigrants to earn citizenship.

Sprawl and long commutes don't just damage the planet through wasted gasoline, they also harm commuters by raising blood pressure, causing more illness and negatively impacting home life, according to a report by UC Irvine's Institute of Transportation Studies.

Abstinence education programs have no effect on promoting the sexual abstinence of young people, according to a new report conducted on behalf of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

How corrupt is our prescription drug system?  Nearly 95% of physicians in the U.S. are plied with free food, beverages, sports tickets, or other benefits by drug company sales reps, according to a new survey by the New England Journal of Medicine.