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SEATTLE'S MINIMUM WAGE CRASH: $15 to ZERO! Profits Tumble!
Business  (tags: americans, business, consumers, corporate, economy, humans, labor, money, politics, society, usa )

Carol
- 7 hours ago - viral.buzz
Seattle, Washington, one of the strongest remaining bastions of liberal philosophy left in the country, passed a phased-in $15 minimum wage law earlier this year.
A Big Safety Net and Strong Job Market Can Coexist. Just Ask Scandinavia. - NYTimes.Com
Business  (tags: government, humans, economy, labor, society )

Kathryn
- 9 hours ago - nyti.ms
It is a simple idea supported by both economic theory and most people's intuition: If welfare benefits are generous and taxes high, fewer people will work. However, this idea may be backward.
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
- 1 day 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.
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
- 7 days ago - washingtonpost.com
A Sony exec cracks jokes about Obama's race, and eight more bruising revelations from the Sony leak
Unbelievable Automotive Goldmine Unearthed in France
Business  (tags: france, old cars, business, humans, money, news, society, world )

Lone
- 12 days ago - ca.autos.yahoo.com
One word comes to mind when looking at what's hidden under these dilapidated makeshift buildings in western France, and that word is "Jackpot!"
Central Kalimantan Railway Gets Thumbs Down From Jokowi Administration
Business  (tags: Good News, conservation, environment, humans, coal mining, Indomet, Indonesia, Central Kalimantan Railway, WALHI/Friends of the Earth Indonesia )

Evelyn
- 13 days ago - endcoal.org
The Ministry believes the rail development is contrary to government policy to encourage the use of coal for domestic interests rather than export. It also believes that the project will benefit large mining companies and not the general population
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
- 16 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...
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
- 23 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.
Oil Prices Are Plunging. Here's Who Wins and Who Loses.
Business  (tags: world, Sustainabililty, protection, pollution, politics, nature, humans, habitat, environment, energy, destruction, conservation, oil, prices, global oil markets )

Darren
- 23 days ago - nytimes.com
While Americans were stuffing their faces with poultry Thursday, global oil markets were in chaos. And the implications are far-reaching.
Walmart's Black Friday Strikes Are Back
Business  (tags: americans, economy, corruption, money, abuse, humans, society, wal-mart, usa, world )

Evelyn
- 24 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...
Banking Culture Primes People to Cheat
Business  (tags: world, society, politics, money, marketing, lies, investing, humans, ethics, finance, environment, Entrepreneurs, economy, dishonesty, cover-up, corruption, abuse, business, consumers, corporate, banking, culture, people, cheat, honesty )

Darren
- 28 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Individual bankers behave honestly except when they think about their jobs
New Scrutiny of Goldman's Ties to the New York Fed After a Leak
Business  (tags: world, usa, society, politics, money, lies, investments, investing, humans, government, finance, economy, dishonesty, cover-up, corruption, corporate, business, abuse, Goldman Sachs, New York Fed, confidential, source, Lower Manhattan, Banker )

Darren
- 31 days ago - dealbook.nytimes.com
From his desk in Lower Manhattan, a banker at Goldman Sachs thumbed through confidential documents -- courtesy of a source inside the United States government.
TTIP: Cameron Pledges Support for EU-US Trade Deal
Business  (tags: world, usa, europe, society, politics, news, humans, government, economy, business, trade, investments, TTIP )

Darren
- 35 days ago - bbc.co.uk
David Cameron has pledged to put "rocket boosters" behind plans for an EU-US free trade deal. The UK prime minister said EU and US leaders had met and all agreed the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) "is a deal we want".
If Everything Is Just Fine, Why Are So Many Really Smart People Forecasting Economic Disaster?
Business  (tags: world, society, economy, finance, money, foreclosures, debt, dishonesty, corruption, lies, humans )

Evelyn
- 40 days ago - prisonplanet.com
. But then the very next year the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression shook the entire planet and everyone wondered why most people never saw it coming. Well, now a similar pattern is unfolding right before our eyes. The Dow and the S&P..
Meet the Modern Farmers: Daniel Nguyen
Business  (tags: Americans, urban farming, New Orleans, natural disasters, Vietnamese community, environment, marketing, society, business, consumers, news, farming, humans, economy )

Carrie
- 41 days ago - modernfarmer.com
Daniel Nguyen moved from California to New Orleans to become a firefighter -- but he ended up becoming a lifeline for farmers. Nguyen, 25, and business partner Khai Nguyen, began their work as community organizers in reaction to two natural disasters.
 

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