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Celebrities Ditch Starbucks After Company Openly Supports Monsanto
Business  (tags: coffee shop. starbucks, monsanto, gmos, labeling, business, consumers, economy, ethics, money )

- 3 hours ago -
The coffee shop on every corner (there are almost 12,000 stores in the US) is helping to keep you in the dark about GMOs in your food and beverages. Recently, they have teamed up with Monsanto to sue Vermont over the recently passed GMO labeling
Toronto Appliance Store Sold Ovens With Fake Safety Certificates
Business  (tags: toronto, appliance store, ovens, fake certificates, consumers, business, abuse, corruption, dishonesty, ethics )

- 1 day 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 )

- 1 day 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 )

- 1 day 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 )

- 2 days 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 )

- 2 days 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 )

- 2 days 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 )

- 3 days 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: )

- 3 days 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 )

- 3 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 )

- 3 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 )

- 4 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 )

- 4 days ago -
The "rare coalition" on criminal justice reform that included liberal groups and the right-wing billionaire Koch brothers is falling apart.

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