Sen. David Perdue Helped Defense Contractor and Sold Off Its Stock

Right before he was put in charge of a powerful Senate subcommittee with jurisdiction over the U.S. Navy, Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) began buying up stock in a company that made submarine parts. And once he began work on a bill that ultimately directed additional Navy funding for one of the firm’s specialized products, Perdue sold off the stock, earning him tens of thousands of dollars in profits.

In January 2019, Perdue was named as the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower. It was good home-state politics for Perdue: Georgia is home to one of the most important Naval facilities on the East Coast, the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base. And his appointment was seen as a win for the submarine segment of the Navy, with trade publications calling it a “coup” for submariners.

But in the month before he took over the job, Perdue did

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Employees Who Work At Multiple Nursing Homes May Have Helped Spread The Coronavirus : NPR

Cell phone data shows that contract workers who work at multiple nursing homes helped transmit the coronavirus between facilities.


Nursing homes have been devastated by the coronavirus. More than 84,000 residents and staff of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have died from COVID-19. A new study finds that people who work at multiple nursing homes may help spread the virus. But limiting health workers’ jobs could hurt the very people that nursing homes rely on. Jackie Fortier at member station KPCC in Los Angeles reports.

JACKIE FORTIER, BYLINE: Martha Tapia works at two different nursing homes in Orange County, Calif., and she worries about bringing the coronavirus home to her granddaughter.

MARTHA TAPIA: I start work at 7, and I finish at 11.

FORTIER: That’s 7 in the morning to 11 o’clock at night. Tapia is almost 60, and she works 64 hours a week.

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Two Race Cars That Helped Nissan Dominate the Track in the ’80s and ’90s Are Up for Sale

What a difference a day makes. That’s about the time left for collectors to bid on two Nissan race cars from the last decade of the 20th century—an era of notorious innovation in motorsport. The online platform Stratas Auctions is offering a 1990 NPT-90 and a 1989 300ZX Turbo IMSA GTO, cars that competed in different classes but both hail from the Japanese marque’s heyday in the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) GT series.

From 1988 through 1991, Nissan driver Geoff Brabham dominated IMSA’s Grand Touring Prototype (GTP) division, with the NPT-90 playing an important role. By 1989, Nissan and Electramotive Engineering, working under the combined banner of Nissan Performance Technology Incorporated, relied on self-taught automotive savant Trevor Harris to help lead the chassis design and overall realization of the car. Carrying a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6, the first example constructed—chassis No. 90-01—is the vehicle on the virtual auction block.


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