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Business

Too Young to Smoke But Old Enough to Harvest Tobacco? ACTION
Business  (tags: tobacco farming, child labor, US, England, China, Japan, business )

Nancy
- 73 days ago - secure.hrw.org
It's dangerous for children to work 12 hours a day in the sun and high heat while absorbing nicotine and pesticides. Yet in several US states, children are spending their summer vacations and weekends working in these conditions.
'Merchants of Death' Could Make a Lot of Money Off a War in Ukraine
Business  (tags: Military Industrial Complex, Lockhead Martin, Boeing Corporation, weapons manufacturer, weapons sales, Ukraine, US, NATO, NATO expansion, wars, war hawks, money )

Angelika
- 75 days ago - thenation.com
If you're wondering why some US politicians are so hot for war in the Ukraine, think "merchants of death." When the drums of war are sounding in some distant land, these the weapons makers naturally smell sales opportunities.
Revised Law Could Turn Animal Activists Into Terrorists
Business  (tags: "Ag-gag" laws, agriculture industry, US, Australia, animal cruelty, animal welfare )

Evelyn
- 78 days ago - smh.com.au
"Ag-gag" laws have spread rapidly, and today half a dozen states have made it illegal to film factory farms. Now, the agriculture industry wants to bring ag-gag to Australia.
Wolves of Wall Street: Financialization and American Inequality
Business  (tags: US, Toxic Capitalism, Financialization, Wall Street, Speculative Investment, Wealthy Elites, Profits, Class War, Working Class, Costs, Economic Injustice, Destabilized Economy, Bubble Burst, American Inequality )

Brian
- 95 days ago - truth-out.org
"Inequality is fed by both the speculative bubble and the conditions under which it bursts, because financial firms hoard most of the gains from risky investments but bear few of the costs."
The Real Front in US-Russia 'Cold War'? Nuclear Power
Business  (tags: energy, energy sector, energy policy, governments, US, Russia, Cold War, nuclear energy, geopolitics, market share, nuclear technology, export product )

Brian
- 126 days ago - cnbc.com
"Moscow has quietly taken the lead in the $500 billion market for nuclear exports, building the lion's share of new facilities--and by extension earning influence and good will in key regions around the globe--as the U.S. sits on the sidelines."
U.S. Whacks India With WTO Complaint Over Its Local Solar Program
Business  (tags: WTO, solar panels, India, US, trade relations, money, investments, corporate, business, consumers )

Roseann
- 166 days ago - grist.org
India requires solar developers to get their panels from domestic producers. The U.S. says that discriminates against American companies.
Japan To Overtake US And Germany In Solar Installations Read More at Http://Cleantechnica.Com/2013/ 03/19/Japan-to-Overtake-Us-An
Business  (tags: Japan, US, Germany, americans, business, consumers, economy, energy, Entrepreneurs, environment, ethics, GoodNews, government, greenbuilding, investing, labor, marketing, politics, finance, SustainableDevelopment, technology, usa, world )

Ruth
- 206 days ago - cleantechnica.com
"In fact, Japanese installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems is expected to exceed 1 GW in the first quarter of 2013 alone, and by the end of 2013 is set to jump right past Germany and the US to become the world's second largest PV market behind China."
The Rich Are Getting Richer...Can the Poor Get Much Poorer?
Business  (tags: US, wealth gap, economic injustice, class war, #poverty, #inequality, #livingwage )

Brian
- 316 days ago - takepart.com
The rich have rebounded from the Great Recession of 2007--rather handsomely, in fact--which means the income gap hasn't been this wide for at least 100 years.
US Retail Companies Track Employee Thefts in Vast Databases & Blacklist Even Innocent Workers
Business  (tags: Retailers, business, US, huge databases, records, accusations, employee theft, LexisNexis, Esteem, coerced confessions, innocent employees, blacklisted, future employment, sharing database info, Dollar General )

LucyKalei
- 479 days ago - nytimes.com
Retailers across US amassing huge databases of records on workers accused of stealing, then using info to block future employment. Info routinely shared even when no criminal charge against worker. Some coerced into confessing; ignore statements stored
Sustainable Business: How Worker Owned Companies Work
Business  (tags: workers, mondragon cooperative, Spain, US, workers rights, wealth equity, sustainable model, business, worker owned companies, success )

Brian
- 482 days ago - truth-out.org
Worker owned companies from the Mondragon co-ops in Spain to those in the US are thriving even in this sluggish global economy. These co-ops are the model for a more just economy and society.
FSA to Oversee Libor in Streamlining of Tarnished Rates
Business  (tags: , US, Currencies, Finance, Personal Finance, usa, money, lies, investing, investments, investors, law, ethics, finance, economy, dishonesty, co )

JL
- 666 days ago - bloomberg.com
Oversight of Libor will be handed to the U.K.'s financial regulator, and dozens of the currencies and maturities that make up the benchmark axed, under proposals designed to revive confidence in a rate tarnished by scandal.
Facade of Energy Independence Falls Off Nuclear "Renassiance"
Business  (tags: energy, nuclear, world, US, France, Atomic Energy Act, Exelon, finance )

Nancy
- 685 days ago - beyondnuclear.org
The EPR project (aka "European Problem Reactor") is the reason that EdF cannot find a US corporate partner. The only two EPR projects under construction in Olkiluoto, Finland and Flamenville, France are years behind schedule, billions of Euros over budge
Reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act ACTION
Business  (tags: finance, money, banking, US, glass-steagall, middle class, corruption )

Nancy
- 707 days ago - signon.org
Glass-Steagall aided in a six-decade rise of a more egalitarian financial system and a healthy middle class. Its 1999 repeal ushered in our current era of reckless and ruinous banking practices, which brought the USA to the brink of financial disaster...
U.S. Guns, The Awful, Shocking Truth
Business  (tags: guns, Mexico, US, money, corruption, drug lords, 60000lives, Aurora, ATF )

Nancy
- 710 days ago - alternet.org
...in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, there are more than 8,000 federally licensed firearms dealers. Behind these weapons there is a multibillion-dollar industry.
 

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