Abortion rights are in big trouble even in blue states, and here’s why

The Comstock Act is one of the most laughably unconstitutional laws that is still part of the United States Code. Named after Anthony Comstock, who the Supreme Court once described as “a prominent anti-vice crusader who believed that ‘anything remotely touching upon sex was … obscene,’” the law is vague, overbroad, and purports to make it a felony to mail a simply astonishing array of material.

Among other things, the act makes it a crime to mail any “lewd, lascivious, indecent, filthy or vile article” (whatever that means). It prohibits mailing any “thing” for “any indecent or immoral purpose” (again, whatever that means). And, in a provision that largely sat dormant while Roe v. Wade was still good law, the Comstock Act purports to make it a crime to mail any “drug” that “is advertised or described in a manner calculated to lead another to use or apply it for

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Here’s Why Investors Should Retain Globus Medical (GMED) Stock

Globus Medical, Inc. GMED is gaining from robust performance across several international markets. The company posted better-than-expected results in the third quarter of 2022. Its constant efforts to develop meaningful product innovations also buoy optimism. However, forex woes and persistent pricing pressure do not bode well.

In the past year, this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock has gained 1.3% against a 15.9% fall of the industry and a 15.7% drop of the S&P 500 composite.

The renowned medical device company has a market capitalization of $7.42 billion. In the past five years, the company’s shares have gained 11.1% growth compared with the industry’s 9.3% rise. The long-term expected growth rate is estimated at 11.2% compared with the industry’s growth expectation of 16.1%.

Let’s delve deeper.

Factors at Play

Q3 Upsides: Globus Medical exited the third quarter of 2022 with better-than-expected revenues. The company noted that the third quarter is typically

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Here’s how much top tech jobs in California pay, according to job ads

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A new law that went into effect this week requires most California employers to disclose salaries on job listings.

The law affects every company with more than 15 employees looking to fill a job that could be performed from the state of California. It covers hourly and temporary work, all the way up to openings for highly paid technology executives.

That means it’s now possible to know the salaries top tech companies pay their workers. For example:

Notably, these salary listings do not include any bonuses or equity grants, which many tech companies use to attract and retain employees.

California is the latest and biggest of the states and cities that have enacted pay transparency laws, including Colorado and New York City. But more than 20% of Fortune 500 companies are based in California, including leaders in technology and media, and advocates

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Here’s Why IBM is a Smart Portfolio Pick in Volatile Market – December 29, 2022

Shares of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM Free Report) have risen 17.9% over the past three months, driven by healthy revenues on the back of a flexible business model and a quick time-to-market schedule to meet clients’ evolving needs. Earnings estimates for the current fiscal have remained steady over the past three months. With healthy fundamentals, this Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) integrated systems provider appears to be a solid investment option at the moment. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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Growth Drivers

Armonk, NY-based IBM has evolved as a leading provider of cloud and data platforms. The company provides advanced information technology solutions, computer systems, quantum computing and supercomputing solutions, enterprise software, storage systems and microelectronics. Its hybrid cloud platform and AI technology facilitate the digital transformation of clients and

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