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US Arms Suppliers Overrule Courts in Australia With ITAR
Business  (tags: americans, government, freedoms, politics, economics, military, arms suppliers, americans, business, ethics, money, usa )

Hilary
- 19 minutes ago - thesaturdaypaper.com.au
Cowed by American regulations, local courts have allowed arms manufacturers significant exemptions from human rights law. Australian governments continue to tolerate the workings of ITAR because of the trade-off of lucrative business investment.
S&P Lowered Standards on Ratings, SEC Says
Business  (tags: Standard Poors Bond Rating Service, economy, ethics, dishonesty, marketing, business, usa, SEC, New York, Massachusetts, financial crisis, DOJ, fines, suspension )

Lynn
- 4 days ago - wsj.com
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services softened standards to win business and misled investors long after the end of the 2008 financial crisis, regulators said Wednesday as they announced a settlement over the firm's bond-grading methods.
Senior Federal Executives Earned Fewer Bonuses in 2013
Business  (tags: world, usa, society, politics, money, investments, investing, humans, government, finance, economy, corporate, business, bonuses, federal executives, obama administration, wages )

Darren
- 11 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The Obama administration scaled back its bonuses for senior government executives in 2013 as overall performance levels dropped for top managers compared to the previous year.
5 Signs the American Economy May Be on Shakier Ground Than You Think
Business  (tags: economy, usa, society, business, americans, government )

Cal
- 12 days ago - alternet.org
t's not quite time to pop the champagne.
Pasty Peril! TTIP Threatens Cornwall's £300m Meat Pastry Trade
Business  (tags: EU, Economy, Europe, Food, G20, Germany, Global economy, Trade, USA )

Ray
- 20 days ago - rt.com
The UK's much-loved Cornish pasty could be hijacked by a horde of US imitations under an EU-US trade agreement being negotiated in Brussels. Critics of the deal warn it could also lead to the spread of genetically modified products in UK stores.
2015 Will Be All About Iran, China and Russia
Business  (tags: economy, Asia, Russia, China, Iran, USA, sanctions, oil, energy, ruble, derivate war )

Angelika
- 21 days ago - opednews.com
Fasten your seat belts; 2015 will be a whirlwind pitting China, Russia and Iran against what I have described as the Empire of Chaos. The declaration of economic war by the US and EU on Russia was essentially a derivatives racket.
Guess Which Loan-Sharking Enterprise Helped the 1% Loot Europe After the Global Economic Crisis
Business  (tags: corporate, business, economy, dishonesty, finance, foreclosures, ethics, farming, politics, society, marketing, money, usa, investments, Entrepreneurs, debt, corruption, labor, lies, humans )

Wild
- 25 days ago - alternet.org
It's been one big looting party in Old Europe.The International Monetary Fund is probably the world's greatest loan sharking enterprise. People in the developing world have known this for decades. As Naomi Klein noted in a 2002 article for the Globe
Christmas in America: Growing Poverty, Unemployment and Homelessness in the WorldâEUR(TM)s Richest Country
Business  (tags: poverty, poor, society, usa, news, politics, finance, economy, debt, consumers, business, americans, labor )

Earths
- 32 days ago - globalresearch.ca
Growing millions face "one impossible choice after another," according to Poverty USA. "(B)etween food and medicine(s), getting to work or paying the heating bill. Census data show around half the population living in poverty or bordering it
SEATTLE'S MINIMUM WAGE CRASH: $15 to ZERO! Profits Tumble!
Business  (tags: americans, business, consumers, corporate, economy, humans, labor, money, politics, society, usa )

Carol
- 36 days 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.
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
- 37 days 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.
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
- 43 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.
Exactly Who Is Running SeaWorld Now?
Business  (tags: business, SeaWorld, marketing, usa )

JeanisAWA
- 44 days ago - thedodo.com
As revenue and attendance slip ever faster down amid a flurry of backlash, SeaWorld announced on Thursday that its CEO Jim Atchison was stepping down. With a $2.4 million severance package,
Chik-Fil-A Loses Dumb Battle to Kale Enthusiast
Business  (tags: abuse, americans, business, dishonesty, ethics, GoodNews, usa )

Kathy
- 45 days ago - grist.org
A small victory for sustainable food activism: A Vermont man and local agriculture advocate was able to defeat an intellectual property suit brought against him by a fast food chain.
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
- 58 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
Walmart's Black Friday Strikes Are Back
Business  (tags: americans, economy, corruption, money, abuse, humans, society, wal-mart, usa, world )

Evelyn
- 60 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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