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Chris Hedges: 2008 All Over Again
Business  (tags: 2008, austerity, bailouts, obama, brexit, trump, eu, financial markets, global recession, great britain, greece, hillary clinton, libya, michael hudson, middle east, nato, neofeudalism, neoliberalism, populism, russia. syria, ukraine, wall st )

- 124 days ago -
Great Britain's decision to leave the European Union has wiped out many bankers and global speculators. They will turn, as they did in 2008, to governments to rescue them from default. Most governments, including ours, will probably comply.
Obama Touts Trade Pact With Former Government Officials Linked to Industries That Would Benefit
Business  (tags: revolving door, corporate influence on government, bipartisan meeting, Obama, TPP, Madeleine Albright, Brent Scowcroft, Adm. Mike Mullen, James Baker )

- 346 days ago -
While Obama has publicly criticized the so-called "revolving door" between government and business, the headliners attending Friday's meeting are some of the best-known government officials who now help corporations influence government.
Now a Reality, In-State Tuition For U.S. Veterans, Families
Business  (tags: military, troops, war, ethics, government, obama, violence, world, society, investing )

- 351 days ago -
White House Announces In-State Tuition For U.S. Veterans, Families "These pieces of legislation will really ensure that veterans have the opportunities and assistance to ... realize the American dream."
Chris Hedges: The Most Brazen Corporate Power Grab in American History
Business  (tags: obama, bill clinton, chris hedges, climate change, congress, cop21, corporations, environment, goldman sachs, hillary clinton, monsanto, nafta, popular resistance, ralph nader, cepr, tpp, ttip, tisa, wildlife, wto )

- 356 days ago -
Our corporate masters seek to turn the natural world and human beings into malleable commodities that will be used and exploited until exhaustion or collapse. Trade agreements are the tools being used to achieve this subjugation.
Obama Slams Koch Brothers at Clean Energy Summit for âEUR~Standing in the Way of Progress
Business  (tags: Koch Brothers, Obama, Clean Energy Summit, ALEC, ecosystems, environment, energy, climate-change )

- 429 days ago -
He railed against U.S. political and business figures, particularly the Koch brothers, for attempting to thwart the expansion of wind and solar power, which is widely popular among the American public.
Big Money Stalls Key Dodd-Frank Anti-Corruption Rule for 5 Years and Counting
Business  (tags: corporations, multinationals, U.S., anti-corruption law, Congress, Obama, Dodd-Frank, Section 1504 Rule, Congress, natural resources, "the paradox of plenty", "resource curse", foreign countries, governments )

- 467 days ago -
In July of 2010, Congress gave the Securities and Exchange Commission 270 days to issue a rule on how exactly to implement it. Today, 1,821 days later, there still is no rule. Why not?
Elizabeth Warren Tells Obama To Put Up Or Shut Up On Trade
Business  (tags: Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Trans-Pacific Partnership, TPP, transparency, secrecy )

- 550 days ago -
Obama accused Warren and congressional Democrats on Friday of being "dishonest" and spreading "misinformation" about the TPP. Warren and Brown (D-Ohio) responded with a letter essentially telling Obama to put up or shut up. If the deal is so great show it
No More Tax Breaks During Times of Armed Conflicts PETITION!
Business  (tags: war, democrats, republicans, obama, government, ethics, congress, americans, military, news, propaganda, violence, society, safety, politics, interesting, law, freedoms, death, americans, economy )

- 553 days ago -
All citizens, of this country, should be willing to sacrifice to help pay for the wars that congress declares. If our men and women in the military are risking their lives the rest of us should also be willing to pay our share.
Israeli Navy Targets Fishing Boats Off Gaza Shore
Business  (tags: Gaza Strip fisherman under fire, 2015, Israeli violations ceasefire, targeting gazan fishermen-farmers, world, death, impunity, intimidation-harassment, aggression-terrorism, Obama, siege of gaza-blockade, news, world, economy, abuse, americans, usa )

- 578 days ago -
The Israeli navy Sunday targeted Palestinian fishermen with gunfire while they were sailing offshore the city of Gaza, according to a WAFA correspondent.
Relief From Mortgage Servicers That Violated the Service Members Civil Relief Act
Business  (tags: military, troops, war, ethics, government, obama, dishonesty, corruption, society, foreclosures )

- 624 days ago -
The Justice Department announced today that under its settlements with five of the nationâEUR(TM)s largest mortgage servicers, 952 service members and their co-borrowers are eligible to receive over $123 million for non-judicial foreclosures that violated t
How US Companies Stash Billions OverseasâEUR"Tax-Free
Business  (tags: abuse, corporate, corruption, taxes, obama, corporate tax abuse, lies, ethics, dishonesty, politics )

- 630 days ago -
And now the Obama administration wants to send the tax man after (some of) them.
President Obama Sets Out Plan to Tax US Companies on $2Trillion Profits Held Abroad
Business  (tags: Obama, budget proposals, bring profits home, tax plan, Top 10 US overseas cash piles, US multinationals, huge stockpiles, overseas cash, tax-dodging, tax, avoidance, inversion, offshore profits, earnings held abroad )

- 632 days ago -
Apple-Microsoft-Pfizer-GE'd face bills of >$10bn under presidentâEUR(TM)s proposal for 1-off levy, raising >$238bn, plus $600bn over next 10 yrs from 19% annual tax on offshore profits. Stock of earnings held abroad by US firms has increased 6fold since 2002
CEO Who Said He'd Probably Have To Fire Employees If Obama Won Is Now Giving Them Raises
Business  (tags: Americans, Obama, good news, business, corporate, economy, finance, money, investors, investments, government, news, humans, politics )

- 661 days ago -
Of course, Siegel isn't the only conservative to predict economic doom if Obama won re-election. Among others were Mitt Romney, who argued that unemployment would be stuck above eight percent, and Donald Trump, who foresaw a crash in the stock market.

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