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Chris Hedges: The Corporate State Wins Again
Business  (tags: capitalism. cold war, communism, corporation, democratic party, economy, lobbyist, neoliberal, wall street )

- 2496 days ago -
When did the dead hand of the corporate state become unassailable? The body politic was mortally wounded during the long, slow strangulation of ideas and priorities during the Red Scare and the Cold War. Its bastard child is the war on terror....
The United States of Inequality - Part IV
Business  (tags: abuse, americans, business, candidates, congress, constitution, consumers, corporation, corruption, democrats, dishonesty, economy, Entrepreneurs, ethics, finance, foreclosures, government, investments, lies, marketing, money, politics, society )

- 2717 days ago -
The United States of Inequality "What you earn," Bill Clinton said more than once when he was president, "is a function of what you can learn." That had always been true, but Clinton's point was that at the close of the 20th century -
Venezuelan Government Takes Over 4 Banks and Arrests Owner
Business  (tags: Venezuela, democracy, economy, finance, banks, corruption, crime, capitalism, revolution, socialism, nationalisation, regulation, GoodNews, goodnews, politics, government, ethics, dishonesty, cover-up, corporate, lies, business, corporation, company )

- 3009 days ago -
The Venezuelan govt has intervened in 4 linked banks that were not complying with administrative norms, & has also arrested their main shareholder, Ricardo Fernandez, who is known as a supporter of the govt. The intervention aims to protect bank clients.
Slavery Is Alive and Well in the U.S.
Business  (tags: slave, slavery, slave labor, world, politics, freedoms, democracy, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', abuse, americans, corruption, culture, ethics, government, law, rights, society, government, dishonesty, cover-up, politics, consumers, corporation, econ )

- 3789 days ago -
The new book Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the Global Economy, goes after the U.S. companies that support slave labor. (But then, our OTHER slaves are being sent to Iraq, too. . . )
"We Cough Up Mud, We Cough Up Blood,"
Business  (tags: business, consumers, corporation, economy, energy, money, pollution )

- 3792 days ago -
Worst of all, nobody seems to be doing anything about problems such as his, he said. He said if few people are complaining about drilling these days, it's because they've given up after being ignored for so long.
Home Depot Use of Per Diem Labor Not Popular
Business  (tags: americans, business, corporation, economy, ethics, labor, jobs )

- 3792 days ago -
day laborers scaring people
Sodomized Ex-McDonald's Employee Wins $6.1M---One More Reason to Add to the List for Avoiding McDonald's
Business  (tags: corporation, business, abuse, crime, ethics, law, police, rights, safety, violence, lies, prevention, women, protection, abused, usa, business )

- 3793 days ago -
A jury awarded $6.1M Friday to a McDonald's employee who was strip searched in a hoax that had been played on dozens of fast food restaurants across the country, but McDonald's had failed to warn employees. McDonald's placed all blame on the victim.
McDonald's Launches Free Wi-Fi in UK Restaurants
Business  (tags: wi fi, corporation, Good News, free internet )

- 3794 days ago -
Fast food chain McDonald's said on Saturday it would offer free wireless Internet access across its 1,200-strong restaurants in the UK, making it the country's biggest provider of free wireless broadband access. The move reflects increasing competition
Music Giants Sue Single Mum Over Downloads
Business  (tags: illegal music downloads, USA, mother found guilty, fined, corporation, consumers, americans )

- 3794 days ago -
IN the first US trial to challenge the illegal downloading of music on the internet, a single mother from Minnesota was ordered today to pay $US220,000 ($248,040) for sharing 24 songs online.
Is Ben Up to the Job?
Business  (tags: marketing, market, consumers, corporation, business, banking, ethics, money, government, economy )

- 3794 days ago -
the markets that during the next 12 to 18 months the Fed will begin to soak up the excess money it created in 2004--05. Otherwise, we'll be facing a debilitating currency crisis. A government that looks as if it won't protect the integrity of its currency
Dollar Down! -
Business  (tags: economy, depression, oppression, debit, deficit, business, corporation, dishonesty, government )

- 3796 days ago -
The sluggish economy will take a toll until at least the middle of 2008. With U.S. growth slowing more dramatically than in most other countries, currency traders will place more bets on euros, British pounds, Canadian dollars and other currencies. Lower
Greenspan Warns Good Times Are Over
Business  (tags: corporation, dishonesty, economy, money, government, americans )

- 3797 days ago -
Alan Greenspan has announced the end of the good times for the world economy and that the economic future is a gloomy one, due to many factors including a slow down in the US economy which will have repercussions across the globe.
UK: Warning Over Winter Hike in Energy Bills
Business  (tags: corporation, energy, utilities, government, consumers, business, energy prices, prices )

- 3798 days ago -
Energy bills could rise by 10% over the next six months, even though firms have failed to pass on all of last year's fall in fuel prices. Consumer groups have warned that consumers are being overcharged and this may continue. More in our energy forum.
FDIC Shuts Down NetBank Due to Defaults
Business  (tags: FDIC, Bank, Closed, mortgage defaults, loan hailures, crisis, corporation, economy, finance, government, market, money, mortgage, suffering )

- 3799 days ago -
NetBank Inc., an online bank with $2.5 billion in assets, was shut down by the government on Friday because of an excessive level of mortgage defaults. It was the largest savings and loan failure since the tail end of the industry's crisis more than 14yrs
Dell Is First Major Computer Company To Go Carbon Neutral
Business  (tags: business, corporation, energy, ethics, GoodNews, SustainableDevelopment, technology )

- 3802 days ago -
Dell has become the first major computer manufacturer to commit to neutralizing the carbon impact of its worldwide operations,

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