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EBay Parts Ways With Controversial Political Group ALEC
Business  (tags: American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC, EBay, corporate, business, ethics, environment )

Nancy
- 5 hours 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
- 15 hours 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
- 22 hours 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.
The Wave of Jerusalem Attacks Israelis Don't Hear About
Business  (tags: bus drivers, east jerusalem, egged, Nir Tamir, occupation, discrimnation-racsim, Israel, Jerusalem municipality )

Jess
- 1 day ago - 972mag.com
One hundred Palestinian bus drivers in the capital have quit their jobs because of such violence from Jewish racists.
Ruble Remains Volatile as Fear Grips Russia
Business  (tags: world, society, news, economy, russia, ruble, financial stability, President Vladimir Putin )

Darren
- 3 days ago - washingtonpost.com
MOSCOW -- Russia's leaders took drastic action Wednesday to combat the worst threat to financial stability in President Vladimir Putin's 15 years in power, calling in the nation's economic and security elite and by day's end erasing the ruble's losses for
Reimagining SeaWorld: An Open Letter To The New CEO
Business  (tags: business, animals, SeaWorld, money )

Jean
- 3 days ago - thedodo.com
When news broke last week that SeaWorld CEO Jim Atchison was resigning, a friend emailed and asked if I "was surprised?"
ACTION AMIGOS! TTIP: A Recipe for Disaster
Business  (tags: Corporations Transnational )

Dimitris
- 4 days ago - action.wdm.org.uk
"The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a trade deal between the EU and US that could hand over the control of our food to big business so that corporate profits, not safety, would determine what we eat."
Russia's Steep Rate Increase Fails to Stem Ruble's Decline
Business  (tags: business, consumers, government, corporate, finance, investing, investments, investors, marketing, money, news, oil, politics, society, world, russia )

Frank
- 4 days ago - nytimes.com
"Despite the Russian central bank's extraordinary move to defend the currency, the ruble's value continued to slide on Tuesday, presenting President Vladimir V. Putin with an acute set of political and economic challenges"-newyorktimes.com
SomeOfUs: The Queensland Premier Is Selling Off Aboriginal Lands to Frackers -- and the UN Is Taking Notice. PLEASE SIGN
Business  (tags: Australia, Santos Ltd, Queensland, Channel County, Mathaka people, Aboriginal, indigenous people's rights, fracking, waterways, risk, petition, SumOfUs, Campbell Newman, Queensland Premier, government, HumanRights )

Evelyn
- 4 days ago - action.sumofus.org
Santos Ltd recently struck a deal with Premier Campbell Newman to allow fracking through Queensland's Channel Country, traditionally home of the Mathaka people, thus conspiring to trample Aboriginal rights and put vital waterways at risk.
THE ECONOMICS OF FRACKING: Junk Bonds Fuel the Shale Boom
Business  (tags: environment, destruction, junk bonds, ecosystems, fracking, frack is whack, business, investments, dishonesty, finance, ethics, marketing, money, oil, politics, corruption, economy )

Cal
- 4 days ago - businessweek.com
The U.S. drive for energy independence is backed by a surge in junk bonds that has been as vital to the boom as the breakthroughs in drilling technology.
Paul Krugman Reveals Why Congress' Wall Street Giveaway Is a Catastrophe in the Making
Business  (tags: banks, financial reform, securities, Wall Street )

Freya
- 5 days ago - alternet.org
The financial industry bought a Congress and is reaping great returns already.
Sandy Hook Families Sue Gunmaker for Selling Weapon With Single Purpose: 'Mass Shootings'
Business  (tags: U.S., Gun Control, Connecticut )

Judy
- 6 days ago - commondreams.org
Bushmaster producer and distributor charged with making and marketing for civilians a 'combat weapon used for the purpose of waging war and killing human beings'
9 Embarrassing Revelations From the Sony Leak
Business  (tags: world, technology, society, politics, news, marketing, investments, humans, ethics, economy, dishonesty, corruption, corporate, business, embarrassing, revelations, Sony leak, Obama, race )

Darren
- 6 days ago - washingtonpost.com
A Sony exec cracks jokes about Obama's race, and eight more bruising revelations from the Sony leak
Senate Passes Sweeping $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill
Business  (tags: world, usa, u.s., republicans, democrats, politics, obama, news, government, economy, money, finance, business, debt, senate $1.1 trillion, spending-bill, fiscal )

Darren
- 7 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The Senate approved a sweeping $1.1 trillion spending bill Saturday night to fund most of the federal government through the next fiscal year.
How Amazon Became Santa's Sweatshop
Business  (tags: abuse, business, ethics, dishonesty )

Phyllis
- 7 days ago - thedailybeast.com
A subcontracted company where workers process and ship Amazon goods, employees have to undergo screenings at the end of the day, every day, apparently to ensure they aren't stealing things, and they are NOT getting paid.
 

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