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Alberta Wildfires Force Evacuations at Statoil, MEG Oilsands Sites
Business  (tags: wildfires, Canada, Alberta, oilsands, tar sands, oil companies, oil fields, oilsands site shutdowns )

Judy
- 7 hours ago - edmontonjournal.com
Wildfires have prompted more evacuations from oilsands sites south of Fort McMurray, Alta., adding to the list of operators to be affected by out-of-control blazes in northeastern region of the province.
The Insurance Scam That's Fleecing Low-Income Drivers -- And How Police Are Making It Worse
Business  (tags: auto insurance, police, the poor, scams, fraud )

Judy
- 19 hours ago - firstlook.org
"They're towing your car". The leaflet, placed where her 2004 Ford truck had been parked, explained that Martin's vehicle had been towed as a result of auto insurance fraud; it also listed a number for her to call.
Kinder Morgan Underestimating Environmental, Health Risks of Pipeline Expansion
Business  (tags: scientific study, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Northern Vancouver, Kinder Morgan Canada, pipeline expansion, environmental and health risks, Burrard Inlet )

Judy
- 19 hours ago - vancouversun.com
The slick and scathing 90-page assessment, released by the 570-member Tsleil-Waututh Nation of North Vancouver Tuesday, includes separate scientific research which says Kinder Morgan has underestimated the environmental and public health risks...
Oil Company Bosses' Bonuses Linked to $1tn Spending on Extracting Fossil Fuels
Business  (tags: Oil, Commodities, Fossil fuels, Royal Dutch Shell, BP, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Energy industry, Oil and gas companies, Energy )

Judy
- 21 hours ago - theguardian.com
ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron, Total and BP pour funding into projects to unlock oil reserves - despite scientists warning they will lead to climate change disaster. Why?
One-Time Bonuses and Perks Muscle Out Pay Raises for Workers
Business  (tags: employees, wages, greed, income )

Freya
- 22 hours ago - nytimes.com
Yacht-size bonuses for Wall Street big shots and employee-of-the-month plaques for supermarket standouts are nothing new, but companies' continued efforts to keep costs down have pushed employers to increasingly turn to one-off bonuses and non-monetary
Egyptians Launch Boycott of Orange-Owned Mobinil Over Complicity in Israeli Crimes
Business  (tags: world, Egypt, France, boycott, 'Mobinil', 'Orange', Israeli war crimes, business, consumers, news, finance, society, money, ethics, politics, government )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - electronicintifada.net
Egyptian campaigners are calling on fellow citizens to dump the mobile phone company Mobinil because its parent corporation Orange is complicit in Israeli crimes against Palestinians.
10 Insane Ways Companies Profited From Incompetence And Violence
Business  (tags: corporations, greed, graft, injustice, poison, fraud, human rights violations )

Freya
- 1 day ago - listverse.com
Most of us are aware by now that corporations do some pretty crappy things. Things like poisoning an entire town, facilitating torture and slavery, or funneling money to Mexican drug cartels. Yet they often get away with it because they're rich...
Changing Times: Living in the Gas Fields: A Rural Nightmare
Business  (tags: Australia, rural, Coal Seam Gas (CSG), fracking, witnesses, Glenn Lazarus, Senator, Larissa Waters, Annette Gartland )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - time2transcend.wordpress.com
Lazarus: The resource sector is an important industry, but we cannot allow the health of our people to be compromised. All levels of government have let the people of Australia down; allowing unfettered growth of an industry known to be harmful
Special Report: The War on Big Food
Business  (tags: corporate, economy, ethics, food, marketing, money, society )

Kathy
- 2 days ago - fortune.com
Major packaged-food companies lost $4 billion in market share alone last year, as shoppers swerved to fresh and organic alternatives. Can the supermarket giants win you back?
Huge Insurance Company Cites Climate Change As Reason For Divesting From Coal
Business  (tags: Insurance Company, AXA, France, Climate Change, Corporate Responsibility, Divestment, Coal )

Brian
- 2 days ago - thinkprogress.org
During the announcement on Friday, AXA's chief executive Henri de Castries spoke about the threat that climate change poses to the environment, and the responsibility of insurance companies to deal with those threats
Record 13 Muslim MPs Elected
Business  (tags: female muslims, MPs, UK, House of Commons, UK government )

Beatrice
- 2 days ago - new.muslimnews.co.uk
A record 13 Muslim MPs (up from 8 in 2010) have been elected in one of the most unpredictable and extraordinary general elections in Britain. Eight of the Muslim MPs are now women out of a total of 191 female candidates elected to the House of Commons
France to Force Big Supermarkets to Give Unsold Food to Charities
Business  (tags: France, supermarkets, excess food, distribution, needy, law, legislation )

Evelyn
- 3 days ago - theguardian.com
GREAT NEWS!! French supermarkets will be banned from throwing away or destroying unsold food and must instead donate it to charities or for animal feed. French national assembly voted unanimously to pass the legislation as France battles epidemic of waste
Malaysia's Human Rights Record May Derail TPPA Talks
Business  (tags: Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, fast track, controversial, human trafficking, Malaysia, Thailand, usa, ethics )

Evelyn
- 3 days ago - themalaymailonline.com
Malaysia's dire record on people smuggling may be used by a US lawmaker to derail talks in the controversial TPP. a US senator has succeeded in inserting a provision that would bar agreements with countries engaging in slavery.
Media Executives Are Salivating Over Big Money Flooding the 2016 Election Cycle
Business  (tags: U.S., advertising, media, big money in elections )

Judy
- 3 days ago - firstlook.org
At least one slice of the American public looks forward to the sleazy, presidential election ads: media executives.
 

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