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New Legal Advice Exposes EU-US Trade Deal Risk to NHS
Business  (tags: TTIP, EU, US, Great Britain, National Health Service, risk )

Evelyn
- 108 days ago - peoplesnhs.org
TTIP is being negotiated behind closed doors. New legal advice from one of Britain's top EU lawyers which your local MP will now have a copy of warns that TTIP poses a real and serious risk to the NHS
Trans-Pacific Partnership 'Full of Empty Promises' for the Environment
Business  (tags: Trans-Pacific Partnership, TPP, trade deal, corporate interests, Asia, Australasia, US, empty promises, climate, environment, wildlife, fishing, trafficking, ISDS, fracking, LNG, Annette Gartland )

Evelyn
- 145 days ago - byline.com
US Trade Representative has hailed the TPP as a 'historic opportunity to advance conservation and environmental protection across the Asia-Pacific', but it's been described as a 'ticking time-bomb' for climate policy.
Gun TV: Home Shopping Channel Aims to Sell Weapons to Viewers
Business  (tags: US, gun control, California, US television, US television industry )

Judy
- 208 days ago - theguardian.com
Co-founder express doubt channel will increase gun ownership in the US, but gun control advocates voice skepticism: 'It's the last thing we need'.
UN Faces Pressure Over Contracts With G4S
Business  (tags: US, the UK and South Africa., israeli prisons, settlements, apartheid state, military checkpoints, settlements, occupied West Bank, OPT, Palestinian human rights, BDS, news, money, corporate, business, abuse )

Jess
- 277 days ago - bdsmovement.net
More than 200 trade unions and campaign groups from 23 countries have called on the UN to cancel its contracts with G4S over the security firmâEUR(TM)s track participation in human rights abuses against Palestinians
5 of the World's Biggest Banks Are Expected to Plead Guilty in An Unprecedented Criminal Case - Business Insider
Business  (tags: Banks, criminal charges, settlement, US, British, rigging currency markets )

Kathryn
- 406 days ago - businessinsider.com
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Five of the world's biggest banks are expected to be hit with a combined bill of more than $5 billion and criminal charges on Wednesday in a settlement with U.S. and British authorities over rigging of currency markets.
Women Harmed By Unpredictable Scheduling | Al Jazeera America
Business  (tags: Irregular schedule, unpredictable schedule, US, low-wage economy, Center for Popular Democracy, work, family life, women )

Kathryn
- 408 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Irregular hours and just-in-time scheduling are pervasive throughout the low-wage economy, but they do particular harm to working women, according to an analysis released Tuesday by the Center for Popular Democracy.
13 Major Corporations & Trade Associations Paid Former Pres. B. Clinton Millions As They Lobbied Depart. of State Under Hillary
Business  (tags: US, govt, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, corruption, conflicts of interest, interest dealing, money, lobbying, corporations, trade associations, payoffs, influence peddling, corporate influence, the 1% )

LucyKalei
- 423 days ago - ibtimes.com
Firms that lobbied Hillary as Secretary@State gave Bill >$2.5M in speaking fees! Clintons @the center of public suspicions over the extent DC insider dealing & concerns corporate interests influence govt action by creatively funneling $ to those in power
Fraud, Waste, and Lies: Charter Schools Cheating Communities Out of Millions of Dollars
Business  (tags: US, Charter Schools, privatized education, new report, AllianceToReclaimOurSchools, CenterForPopularDemocracy, fraud, malfeasance, no oversight, federal, state, local govts, losing $$, revelations, Tip of the Iceberg, whistleblowers, investigations )

LucyKalei
- 426 days ago - commondreams.org
New report finds: Accepting/soliciting bribes; diverting public funds for personal profit; lying re: # students. Fraud & malfeasance cost >$200M! Due to lack of oversight, 'vast majority of the fraud perpetrated by charter officials will go undetected'
NEW MEXICO: PLANS TO OPEN ROSWELL HORSE SLAUGHTERHOUSE MAY BE FINISHED
Business  (tags: US, good news, Roswell New Mexico, horse slaughter, animals, abuse, ethics, news, society, environment, business, consumers, law )

Carrie
- 697 days ago - paulickreport.com
Following an extended legal battle, Blair Dunn, the attorney for the Valley Meats slaughter plant in Roswell, New Mexico, today submitted a letter to the state Environmental Department withdrawing the plant's application for a permit to operate a waste...
Too Young to Smoke But Old Enough to Harvest Tobacco? ACTION
Business  (tags: tobacco farming, child labor, US, England, China, Japan, business )

Nancy
- 775 days ago - secure.hrw.org
It's dangerous for children to work 12 hours a day in the sun and high heat while absorbing nicotine and pesticides. Yet in several US states, children are spending their summer vacations and weekends working in these conditions.
'Merchants of Death' Could Make a Lot of Money Off a War in Ukraine
Business  (tags: Military Industrial Complex, Lockhead Martin, Boeing Corporation, weapons manufacturer, weapons sales, Ukraine, US, NATO, NATO expansion, wars, war hawks, money )

Angelika
- 777 days ago - thenation.com
If you're wondering why some US politicians are so hot for war in the Ukraine, think "merchants of death." When the drums of war are sounding in some distant land, these the weapons makers naturally smell sales opportunities.
Revised Law Could Turn Animal Activists Into Terrorists
Business  (tags: "Ag-gag" laws, agriculture industry, US, Australia, animal cruelty, animal welfare )

Evelyn
- 779 days ago - smh.com.au
"Ag-gag" laws have spread rapidly, and today half a dozen states have made it illegal to film factory farms. Now, the agriculture industry wants to bring ag-gag to Australia.
U.S. Whacks India With WTO Complaint Over Its Local Solar Program
Business  (tags: WTO, solar panels, India, US, trade relations, money, investments, corporate, business, consumers )

Roseann
- 867 days ago - grist.org
India requires solar developers to get their panels from domestic producers. The U.S. says that discriminates against American companies.
Japan To Overtake US And Germany In Solar Installations Read More at Http://Cleantechnica.Com/2013/ 03/19/Japan-to-Overtake-Us-An
Business  (tags: Japan, US, Germany, americans, business, consumers, economy, energy, Entrepreneurs, environment, ethics, GoodNews, government, greenbuilding, investing, labor, marketing, politics, finance, SustainableDevelopment, technology, usa, world )

Ruth
- 908 days ago - cleantechnica.com
"In fact, Japanese installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems is expected to exceed 1 GW in the first quarter of 2013 alone, and by the end of 2013 is set to jump right past Germany and the US to become the world's second largest PV market behind China."
US Retail Companies Track Employee Thefts in Vast Databases & Blacklist Even Innocent Workers
Business  (tags: Retailers, business, US, huge databases, records, accusations, employee theft, LexisNexis, Esteem, coerced confessions, innocent employees, blacklisted, future employment, sharing database info, Dollar General )

LucyKalei
- 1181 days ago - nytimes.com
Retailers across US amassing huge databases of records on workers accused of stealing, then using info to block future employment. Info routinely shared even when no criminal charge against worker. Some coerced into confessing; ignore statements stored
 

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