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People are lashing out at Amazon sellers for price gouging cases of water ahead of Hurricane Florence

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People along the Carolina coast are criticizing Amazon sellers for gouging the prices of water in the midst of Hurrican Florence, reported Business Insider.

Frustrated customers took to Twitter to air their concerns about surcharge pricing. With multiple grocery stores being sold out of essential goods, several shoppers turned to Amazon to finish out their hurricane prep shopping.

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However, a seller on Amazon appears to be up-ticking the prices on basic good such as water. One customer shared on Twitter that one case of water was being sold for $20.

“The fact that people are actually trying to charge $20 for bread and water on Amazon because of the hurricane is absolutely disgusting. What is wrong with the world?” one Twitter user wrote.

 

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An Amazon spokesperson said that there are not in control of setting prices, but looked into the situation. “We do not engage in surge pricing, and product prices do not fluctuate by region or delivery location,” an Amazon spokesperson told Business Insider.

One reason for the increased price of water could be because of the price it cost to ship bottles of water.

“We have selling policies that all sellers agree to before selling on Amazon, and we’re actively monitoring our store and removing offers of products that violate our policies and harm our customer experience,” an Amazon spokesperson said.

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Why Trump’s plot to ‘investigate the investigators’ is going up in a puff of smoke

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For months, the names of Michael Horowitz and John Durham have figured in the pounding rhythms of right-wing media in which a heroically afflicted president faces down his perfidious enemies. A steady drumbeat of reports from Fox News, echoed by President Trump and Republican loyalists in Congress, proclaimed these two obscure Justice Department officials would get to the bottom of an alleged conspiracy against the Trump presidency.

They would, in Trump’s words, “investigate the investigators.” It was oh so promising.

“I will tell you this,” Trump blustered on October 25. “I think you’re going to see a lot of really bad things,” he said. “I leave it all up to the attorney general and I leave it all up to the people that are working with the attorney general who I don’t know. … I think you’ll see things that nobody would’ve believed.”

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The real DC showdown: Pelosi vs. Trump

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Love her or hate her, Nancy Pelosi is a classy, effective and persuasive Speaker.

Repeatedly through the Trump presidency, she has stepped up to offer just the right gesture, just the right opinion, just the right level of evenness or passion that proves effective in making the role of leadership believable.

Along the way, she manages to count votes, keep her caucus in line and stand up for a totally understandable and admirable bar of justice and American value, for the Constitution itself.

Her statements yesterday in outlining in measured tones the reasoning that Donald Trump’s actions have left “no choice” but moving forward towards impeachment were well-said, logical, and belied the emotion behind them.

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Trump’s tax cuts and tariffs have been even more disastrous than skeptics predicted: Paul Krugman

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In a column celebrating the first anniversary of Donald Trump declaring himself "Tariff Man," New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman attempted to explain the president's love of tariffs and noted that the negative economic impact in the past year has surpassed even the worst expectations.

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