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Dow Chem pays $835 millon -to settle antitrust case it decided it can't win-Now that Scalia is dead

Dow Chemical Co. said it agreed to pay $835 million to settle an antitrust case that was on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in the wake of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death earlier this month.

Dow, the largest U.S. chemical maker by sales, said Friday the accord will resolve its challenges to a $1.06 billion award to purchasers of compounds for urethanes, chemicals used to make foam upholstery for furniture and plastic walls in refrigerators.

The Midland, Michigan-based company disputed a jury’s finding it had conspired with four other chemical makers to fix urethane prices and asked the Supreme Court to take the class- action case on appeal. Scalia, one of the court’s most conservative members, had voted to scale back the reach of such group suits.

“Growing political uncertainties due to recent events with the Supreme Court and increased likelihood for unfavorable outcomes for business involved in class-action suits have changed Dow’s risk assessment of the situation,” the company said in an e-mailed statement.


"McConnell has raised the possibility of treating Mr. Trump's loss as a given"


No class.


The Ship Of State

An early look at tomorrow’s front page: MAN WITH A KLAN


Cocktails Anyone?


And he danced…


CHARLES P. PIERCE: Fame-Seeking Loudmouth Endorses Vulgar Talking Yam - America, fuck yeah.

Now this is how you steal back a news cycle.

Of course, I smell a bag job here.

Christie and He, Trump have been running buddies for a while. They share similar temperaments and speaking styles. They both dislike Ted Cruz, which gives the two of them something in common with the rest of humanity. Christie kamikaze'd himself into Marco Rubio in New Hampshire, a move that benefitted He, Trump more than anyone else. And now, on the day after a debate in which the elite pundit class thought Rubio dinged Trump up worse than he'd been dinged all year, here comes Big Chicken to the rescue as the entire world echoes with the sound of thousands to TV cameras being swiveled back to the entertaining burlesque attraction of a vulgar talking yam.

"The fact of the matter is, no one's gonna get inside this guy's head... there is no better fighter than Donald Trump," says Christie. "He's going to fight for the American people. And you didn't hear Senator Rubio talking about that this morning... I can guarantee you that the one person Hillary and Bill Clinton do not want to see on that stage in September is Donald Trump. They know how to run the usual political playbook around junior senators, and run them around the block.The best person to beat Hillary Clinton in November, on that stage last night, is undoubtedly Donald Trump. I'm happy to be on the Trump team and I look forward to working with him."

Where's your money? I say Big Chicken gets Attorney General, at least.

This campaign is so goddamn awesome.


Donald Trump is not a joke: A warning to Americans from an Italian who survived Berlusconi

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