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Toronto Appliance Store Sold Ovens With Fake Safety Certificates
Business  (tags: toronto, appliance store, ovens, fake certificates, consumers, business, abuse, corruption, dishonesty, ethics )

- 7 hours ago -
Police say the owner of three Kitchen Queen appliance stores imported upwards of 300 tandoori ovens from India and then affixed counterfeit safety certificates to them before selling them to unwitting customers at regular retail prices.
When Temp Workers Die While Being Taken to the Job, Who's Responsible?
Business  (tags: workers, employment, employees, temps, temporaries, contractors, safety, transportation )

- 9 hours ago -
In treating workers as replaceable units of labor, the temp industry can overlook workers' most basic human needs.
Apple, Amazon and Microsoft's Mega-Million Con: How Titans of the New Economy Screw Us All on Taxes
Business  (tags: tax havens, tax breaks, economic injustice )

- 11 hours ago -
Offshore tax havens enable not only individuals to dodge taxes - they enable multinational corporations to do so as well. Often this tax avoidance is done within the letter of the law.
Shop to Support
Business  (tags: ALDF, Amazon, donation, business, consumers, GoodNews, society )

- 1 day ago -
Did you know that you can go shopping for anything that stocks, and when you checkout ALDF will get a donation? And at no additional cost to you! That makes us smile!
Auto-Dealing Congressman Draws Complaint
Business  (tags: House of Representatives, Rep. Roger Williams (R-Austin), auto dealer, amendment, transportation bill, Ethics Committee, Office of Congressional Ethics, conflict of interest )

- 1 day ago -
A watchdog group has called for the investigation of the actions of an auto-dealing congressman who proposed an amendment that would exempt his industry from a safety requirement.
PETITION - Protect the Health of Sugarcane Workers
Business  (tags: health care, health protection, farm workers, work conditions, labour rights, exploitation of workers, ethics, protection, law )

- 1 day ago -
In Central America, young field workers are dying due to a mysterious illness. Research shows that one of the common factors in all victims is that they work long hours in hot temperatures. Urge the International Labour Organization to evaluate the...
HSBC Whistleblower Given Five Years' Jail Over Biggest Leak in Banking History
Business  (tags: HSBC, Banking, Whistleblower, Money Laundering, Financial Fraud, Switzerland, Europe )

- 1 day ago -
The whistleblower who exposed wrongdoing at HSBC's Swiss private bank has been sentenced to five years in prison by a Swiss court. Falciani himself refused to appear in the dock, on the grounds that he would not be allowed a fair trial.
Seattle News and Events | Low-Income SLU Residents Say They Were Barred From
Business  (tags: )

- 1 day ago -
When Scott Freutel, onsite manager of the Bart Harvey Apartments in South Lake Union, heard that restaurant chain Meat & Bread planned to hand out free sandwiches to celebrate its new location in the neighborhood, he posted a note in the low-income housin
$50bn Nicaragua Canal Postponed as Chinese Tycoon's Fortunes Falter
Business  (tags: Nicaragua, Canal, Americas, China, Tycoon )

- 2 days ago -
Here's good news. Environmental concerns and Chinese stock market woes mean world's biggest canal project will not begin for at least another year.
PETITION - Tell Walmart: To Rehire Thomas Smith
Business  (tags: walmart, working conditions, fairness, ethics, compassion and rules, business, reinstate )

- 2 days ago -
We demand that Thomas Smith be immediately reinstated by Walmart market manager Tyler Curtis and transferred to a nearby store. He was fired for redeeming $2 worth of empty cans left behind as trash in a Walmart shopping cart. In addition, we demand...
Danish Auction House Stops Ivory Sales
Business  (tags: denmark, auction house, ivory sales, african elephant, abuse, business, environment, world )

- 2 days ago -
Denmark's second largest auction house said on Monday it had stopped selling ivory products amid a social media storm over its planned sale of two tusks belonging to an African elephant.
Koch "Alliance" on Criminal Justice Reform Exposed as Trojan Horse
Business  (tags: Koch Bros, criminal justice reform, white collar crime, Get Out of Jail Free, criminal justice reform bill )

- 3 days ago -
The "rare coalition" on criminal justice reform that included liberal groups and the right-wing billionaire Koch brothers is falling apart.
Your Cruelty-Free Christmas Shopping Guide
Business  (tags: cruelty-free, gifts, christmas, animals, business, consumers, ethics, society )

- 3 days ago -
As Black Friday, Cyber Monday and general Christmas shopping frenzy approach, weâEUR(TM)re sharing our tips for cruelty-free gifts that will delight your family and friends and donâEUR(TM)t come with a hidden price tag for animals.
Are Americans Becoming Disenchanted With Black Friday?
Business  (tags: abuse, Black Friday, consumers, corporate, ethics, marketing, money, shopping )

- 3 days ago -
Black Friday is traditionally one of the biggest shopping days of the year, but this year there seems to be some backlash.

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