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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
- 9 hours 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.
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
- 2 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
- 2 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.
America's Obscenely Rich Know Full Well That They Are Destroying America
Business  (tags: wealth, super-rich, 1%, economy, education )

Freya
- 3 days ago - alternet.org
Last Friday, as New Republic writers and contributing editors wrenched themselves out of the whirling, digital vortex into which their employer and Facebook fantasist Chris Hughes is plunging the magazine, I witnessed another wrenching departure, at one
It's Only Taken Us 5 Years to Forget the Single Biggest Lesson of the Financial Meltdown
Business  (tags: foreclosures, business, economy, dishonesty, corporate, consumers, corruption, society, politics, government, money, news )

Cal
- 6 days ago - motherjones.com
Yesterday the Federal Housing Finance Agency issued new underwriting guidelines that allow some home buyers to take out mortgages with down payments as small as 3 percent
Banks Fear Risk of Investment in Fossil Fuels
Business  (tags: environment, climate-change, energy, business, energy, economy, politics, society, investors, investments, money, sustainabledevelopment, world )

Cal
- 7 days ago - ecowatch.com
the Bank of England has disclosed that it is launching an inquiry into the risks fossil fuel companies pose to overall financial stability.
Ten Reasons Why I Don't Have a Credit Card - Ralph Nader
Business  (tags: Economy, U.S., consumers )

Judy
- 9 days ago - commondreams.org
There is a strong case for giving cash discounts to consumers, [passing] along the savings that the vendor would make by bypassing the credit card companies to benefit the consumers...
Unsteady Incomes Keep Millions Behind on Bills - NYTimes.Com
Business  (tags: labor, income, business, work, working poor, hours, schedules, money, families, economy )

Kathryn
- 10 days ago - nytimes.com
ALEXANDRIA, Ky. -- The bills arrive as regularly as a heartbeat at the Vories's cozy bi-level brick house just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. It's the paychecks that are irregular.
Government of Luxembourg: Stop Allowing Global Corporations to Avoid Their Taxes and Clean Up Your System - PLEASE SIGN
Business  (tags: abuse, corruption, dishonesty, cover-up, ethics, economy, government, lies )

Beverly
- 10 days ago - action.sumofus.org
Let's show Luxembourg's government that we're fed up with them facilitating corporate tax dodging.
Fast Food Workers' $15 Demand: How Aiming High Launched a Social Movement
Business  (tags: Americans, fast food workers, economy, corporate, business, ethics, money, society, goodnews, humans, abuse, news )

Carrie
- 11 days ago - fortune.com
Organizers characterize the request for $15 per hour as an off-the-cuff calculation, but it's proved to be a brilliant strategy.Fast food workers in some 190 cities walked off the job on Thursday, seeking the same demand they've been making for the...
PLEASE SIGN - End the Sale of Settlement Properties RE/MAX Cashes in on Israel's Illegal Settlements
Business  (tags: codepink petition, ISRAELI APARTHEID STATE, RACISM-ZIONISM, Palestinian land REMAX, occupation profiteer, exploitation, corporate, economy, investments, marketing, money, news, finance, corruption, consumers, americans, abuse, investing, world, usa )

Jess
- 17 days ago - counterpunch.org
The Israeli government's recent announcement that it had authorized the building of another 1,000 settlement homes in East Jerusalem left the US government seeing red. To petition RE/MAX, sign at bottom/codepink
Bill 'Moyers & Company': The Long, Dark Shadows of Plutocracy
Business  (tags: government, congress, republicans, corruption, elections, ethics, economy, corporate, politics, society )

James
- 17 days ago - imagineaworldof.blogspot.com
Some people say inequality doesn't matter. They are wrong. All we have to do to see its effects is to realize that all across America millions of people of ordinary means can't afford decent housing.
Black Friday Bargain Hunters Out in Force, in Lines and Online
Business  (tags: world, society, news, money, marketing, humans, finance, economy, corporate, consumers, business, Black Friday, Bragain Hunters, Stores, Online, Retail, shoppers, sales )

Darren
- 18 days ago - nytimes.com
Tinged with protests and wintry weather, Black Friday still lured crowds into stores across the country, even as some shoppers expressed exhaustion over what has become a long, drawn-out start to the holiday sales.
Walmart's Black Friday Strikes Are Back
Business  (tags: americans, economy, corruption, money, abuse, humans, society, wal-mart, usa, world )

Evelyn
- 19 days ago - starshipearththebigpicture.com
For years, Walmart has paid wages so low that employees are forced to survive on food stamps.1 The company has also been incredibly anti-union.2 Many of the workers who participate in the walkout will lose wages. Some may get fired...
 

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