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Russia's Steep Rate Increase Fails to Stem Ruble's Decline
Business  (tags: business, consumers, government, corporate, finance, investing, investments, investors, marketing, money, news, oil, politics, society, world, russia )

Frank
- 3 days ago - nytimes.com
"Despite the Russian central bank's extraordinary move to defend the currency, the ruble's value continued to slide on Tuesday, presenting President Vladimir V. Putin with an acute set of political and economic challenges"-newyorktimes.com
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
- 3 days 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
- 5 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
- 6 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.
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
- 9 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
- 10 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.
My Whole Foods Nightmare: How a Full-Time Job There Left Me in Poverty
Business  (tags: Whole Foods, Retail, Workers, Labor, corporations, Benefits, Minimum wage, Poverty, working poor, Jobs, livable wage, Politics, News )

Brian
- 11 days ago - salon.com
Despite the corporate talk of "team" and "love," here's what working there was really like -- and why I had to quit
Are Cities the Next Front in the Right's War on Labor?
Business  (tags: corruption, dishonesty, labor, politics, ALECsociety )

Cal
- 15 days ago - thenation.com
From ALEC to the Heritage Foundation, a group of anti-labor stalwarts is looking to turn cities and counties into "right-to-work" zones.
Bill 'Moyers & Company': The Long, Dark Shadows of Plutocracy
Business  (tags: government, congress, republicans, corruption, elections, ethics, economy, corporate, politics, society )

James
- 21 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.
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
- 22 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.
Editorial: Time to Find Alternatives to Oil and Gas
Business  (tags: americans, business, consumers, corporate, economy, Entrepreneurs, energy, ethics, finance, government, investments, marketing, money, news, oil, politics, society, usa, shale play, New Mexico, New Mexico Center for Energy Policy )

Da
- 26 days ago - daily-times.com
It's time for the region to get serious about diversifying its economy. Yes, we have had good news about multi-million dollar investments made by a few companies that are using hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling to extract oil from the Manco
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
- 27 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Individual bankers behave honestly except when they think about their jobs
Sign the Pledge: Don't Buy These Koch Products ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
Business  (tags: Americans, business, consumers, corporate, economy, money, politics, government, ethics, corruption, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 27 days ago - dailykos.com
Koch industries and its subsidiaries are expansive--their holdings include everything from gas stations to pipelines, paper products for everyday use, greeting cards, chemicals used to make materials, and the fabric that makes your clothing.
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
- 29 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.
Seven of the 30 Largest Corporations in US Paid More to Their CEOs Than They Did in Taxes, Study Finds
Business  (tags: usa, money, politics, ethics, corporate, corruption, abuse )

Michael
- 30 days ago - theguardian.com
Here's an entertaining little bit of enlightenment on Representative Democracy for all to contemplate. How do YOU spell oligarchy?
 

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