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Christmas in America: Growing Poverty, Unemployment and Homelessness in the WorldâEUR(TM)s Richest Country
Business  (tags: poverty, poor, society, usa, news, politics, finance, economy, debt, consumers, business, americans, labor )

Earths
- 2 hours ago - globalresearch.ca
Growing millions face "one impossible choice after another," according to Poverty USA. "(B)etween food and medicine(s), getting to work or paying the heating bill. Census data show around half the population living in poverty or bordering it
Elephants for Sale in Zimbabwe, Where Parks Are Starved for Funds
Business  (tags: Zimbabwe, elephants, animals, business, economy, environment, ethics, finance, money, society )

Lone
- 10 hours ago - bloomberg.com
Zimbabwe is considering the sale of as many as 62 live elephants to China, France and the United Arab Emirates because Hwange National Park, the country's biggest game reserve, isn't receiving adequate state funding.
Travis Kalanick: Uber CEO Charged With Operating Illegal Taxi Service in South Korea - Dec. 24, 2014
Business  (tags: uber, taxi, Seoul, Travis Kalanick, illegal )

Kathryn
- 11 hours ago - money.cnn.com
The latest city to give Uber a chilly reception: Seoul, where Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is facing criminal charges.
Alternative Lenders Are Hot -- Especially Among Millennials
Business  (tags: alternative lenders, millennials, lenders, IPO. lending club, tech peer-to-peer lending, small business, finance, banks, loans )

Kathryn
- 18 hours ago - money.cnn.com
Last week, based peer-to-peer lending service Lending Club (LC) went public with a splash: it raised $870 million, making it the largest U.S. tech IPO this year, according to PrivCo.
More Records for U.S. Stocks as Dow Tops 18,000 for First Time
Business  (tags: Wall Street, record stocks )

Stephen
- 18 hours ago - marketwatch.com
The Dow industrials closed above 18,000 for the first time ever and the S&P 500 notched up its 51st record close of the year, underscoring confidence in the strength of the U.S. economy.
McDonald's 1950s Menu Could Fix Its Problems Today
Business  (tags: fast food, choices, McDonald's, business, change, menu, competition, choices )

Kathryn
- 19 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
There were just nine items! Today the multibillion-dollar chain offers more than 100 items, from Big Macs to McWraps to berry smoothies and several salads.
Mongabay: Child Labor and Palm Oil in Indonesia
Business  (tags: work, child labour, family income, affording education, Indonesia, palm oil plantations )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - news.mongabay.com
"We need to convince parents ... that children are supposed to study and not work," Suhartono said--a sentiment difficult for children like Bimo to understand: children who must work in order to afford to study.
Early Data Offers Inside Look at Homestay Market - Shareable
Business  (tags: travel, stay, visit, tourism, tourist, homestay )

Kathryn
- 2 days ago - shareable.net
Homestay is a stay at a residence by a traveler rather than a hotel or hostel. This data tells us who homestayers are and some statistics about the homestay market.
Thick Presence: Taking Collaboration One Step Further | Psychology Today
Business  (tags: collaboration, business model, office, employees, cubicles, open floor plans, alternatives, flexible schedules )

Kathryn
- 2 days ago - psychologytoday.com
A growing number of companies are surrendering their traditional office set-ups, which have long included individual offices and cubicles farms, in favor of open floor plans, alternative workspaces, and flexible hours.
Joseph Stiglitz on Why the Rich Are Getting Richer and Why It Could Get Much Worse
Business  (tags: wealth, economic injustice, income inequality, rich getting richer, greed )

Freya
- 2 days ago - alternet.org
Through corporate consolidation and even gentrification, the elite are syphoning up all the world's wealth for themselves.
SEATTLE'S MINIMUM WAGE CRASH: $15 to ZERO! Profits Tumble!
Business  (tags: americans, business, consumers, corporate, economy, humans, labor, money, politics, society, usa )

Carol
- 3 days ago - viral.buzz
Seattle, Washington, one of the strongest remaining bastions of liberal philosophy left in the country, passed a phased-in $15 minimum wage law earlier this year.
A Big Safety Net and Strong Job Market Can Coexist. Just Ask Scandinavia. - NYTimes.Com
Business  (tags: government, humans, economy, labor, society )

Kathryn
- 3 days ago - nyti.ms
It is a simple idea supported by both economic theory and most people's intuition: If welfare benefits are generous and taxes high, fewer people will work. However, this idea may be backward.
EBay Parts Ways With Controversial Political Group ALEC
Business  (tags: American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC, EBay, corporate, business, ethics, environment )

Nancy
- 4 days ago - reuters.com
In September, Google's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, said his company wanted out because ALEC was "literally lying" about climate change. Yahoo Inc, Facebook Inc and Yelp Inc left ALEC soon after.
Santa's Real Workshop: The Town in China That Makes the World's Christmas Decorations | Art and Design | The Guardian
Business  (tags: china, christmas, yiwu, labor, exploitation, low wages )

Kathryn
- 4 days ago - theguardian.com
There's red on the ceiling and red on the floor, red dripping from the window sills and red globules splattered across the walls. This is the real Santa's workshop - thousands of miles from the North Pole, in the Chinese city of Yiwu.
Meet the Virtuous CEO Who Returned His $1.9-Million Bonus
Business  (tags: CEO, Bonus, Shareholders, Rick Holley, americans, business, corporate, economy, environment, farming, ethics, finance, goodnews, humans, investments, money, society, usa )

Lone
- 4 days ago - theglobeandmail.com
Rick Holley didnâEUR(TM)t think it fair that he got a bonus when his shareholders didnâEUR(TM)t. So the chief executive officer of Plum Creek Timber Co. gave it back.
 

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