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Meet the Abusive "World's Largest Company You'Ve Never Heard Of"
Business  (tags: greed, worker abuse, unions, corporations, wages, income, benefits )

Freya
- 38 days ago - alternet.org
In 2014, after months of negotiating a new contract, Glencore suddenly tossed workers a take-it-or-leave-it offer that would drastically cut wages, increase healthcare costs, and eliminate pensions for new hires.
Outrageous: Top American Companies Hoard $1.4 Trillion Off-Shore
Business  (tags: greed, tax evasion, outsourcing, corporations )

Freya
- 51 days ago - alternet.org
There's a pile of money hiding offshore. It's true that jobs are also leaving the United States because American companies find it convenient to cut labor costs by moving manufacturing abroad.
A Simple Solution to Boost Workers Across the Planet
Business  (tags: workers, employment, jobs, wages, trade, corporations, manufacturing, income, human rights )

Freya
- 58 days ago - alternet.org
There's a progressive way to approach global trade that can help workers abroad and at home at the same time.
Tell the Treasury Department: It's Time to Crack Down on Tax-Dodging Companies!
Business  (tags: corporations, taxes, cheats, tax dodging, petitions )

Freya
- 70 days ago - actionnetwork.org
After thousands of us called on the Treasury Department to stop Pfizer's massive planned tax dodge, the Department recently issued new proposed rules to make it harder for corporations to dodge taxes through merging with foreign companies.
Stop Corporate Tax Abuse!
Business  (tags: tax havens, tax evasion, greed, corporations, poverty, petitions )

Freya
- 75 days ago - action.oxfamamerica.org
Developing countries and the US government each lose $100 billion every year because multinational companies hide their profits in offshore tax havens. When multinational companies avoid paying taxes in countries where they really do business, it harms...
Infographic: A Useful Tool to Find Out Who Owns Organic Food
Business  (tags: ethics, organic food, corporations )

Teresa
- 143 days ago - foodrevolution.org
Consider this fact: In 1995, 81 independent organic processing companies existed in the United States. Ten years later, Big Food had gobbled up all but 15 of them.
Stock Buybacks and the Wall Street Shark Tank: "A Whole Lot of Stealin' Goin' On"
Business  (tags: corporations, swindle, stock buybacks, investments, bonds, pensions, Federal Reserve )

Judy
- 154 days ago - counterpunch.org
Corporate bosses are allowed to take the hard-earned money from Mom and Pop investors and divide it among their freeloading shareholder friends via stock buybacks.
Robert Reich's Hilarious Crusade to Save Capitalism and America's Middle Class (Part 1)
Business  (tags: capitalism, corporations, wages, workers, middle class )

Freya
- 157 days ago - alternet.org
'The economy has worn me down,' said the 4-foot-11-inch former labor secretary. "Before the Great Recession I was 6-foot-2."
17 of the Worst Corporate Crimes of 2015
Business  (tags: pollution, corporations, greed, safety, bribery, lobbying, wage theft )

Freya
- 186 days ago - alternet.org
The ongoing corporate crime wave showed no signs of abating in 2015. BP paid a record $20 billion to settle the remaining civil charges relating to the Deepwater Horizon disaster, and VW is facing perhaps even greater liability in connection with its...
Tell Congress That It Is Time to Hold the Pharmaceutical Industry Accountable
Business  (tags: tax evasion, injustice, greed Big Pharma, drugs, corporations, petitions )

Freya
- 196 days ago - signherenow.org
Wealthy pharmaceutical companies have never had it so good. Record profits while dodging taxes. In 2014, the U.S. federal government paid $1 billion in government contracts to Pfizer who has $140 billion in untaxed profits stashed offshore.
Tax Code To Direct $2 Trillion To Programs That Disproportionately Benefit The Rich And Corporations
Business  (tags: political capital, analysis, Joint Committee on Taxation, tax code as spending tool, capital gains, corporations, overseas profit deferrals, offshore profits, tax subsidies, write-offs, regressive deductions, high income individuals, grossly unfair )

Judy
- 197 days ago - ibtimes.com
A new congressional report shows that the U.S. tax code will deliver hundreds of billions of dollars in benefits to high-income earners through so-called "tax expenditures."
Robert Reich: How Should We Punish Disloyal Corporations?
Business  (tags: corporations, taxes, citizenship )

Freya
- 203 days ago - alternet.org
Rather than lower corporate tax rates, an easier fix would be to take away the benefits of citizenship.
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 )

Judy
- 235 days ago - truthdig.com
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.
Robert Reich: Everywhere You Look Huge Cartels Are Jacking Up Prices, Gouging You However They Can
Business  (tags: greed, prices, corporations, monopolies, economic injustice )

Freya
- 239 days ago - alternet.org
The only way to stop them is to prevent big corporations and Wall Street banks from rigging the market.
Bill Gates: The Private Sector Is Inept
Business  (tags: climate change, investment, corporations )

Freya
- 244 days ago - alternet.org
The world's richest man doubts that the private sector is up to the most important job.
 

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