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Major Power Outages In New York City San Francisco Come Amid Worries About Failing Infrastructure
Business  (tags: American transit systems, electrical grid, USA, energy system, blackout, needs repairs, New York City, San Francisco, American Society of Civil Engineers )

Dandelion
- 1 hour ago - newyork.cbslocal.com
American Society of Civil Engineers rated the nations energy system with a D+ and the mass transit system with a D-. Most electric transmission and distribution lines were constructed in the 1950s and 60s with a now exceeded life expectancy of 50 years
This Man Is Spending Millions to Break Elon Musk's Trump Ties
Business  (tags: usa, Tesla Inc, climate change, electric cars, Elon Musk, Trump advisor, Trump supporter, elandumptrump, Doug Derwin )

Evelyn
- 6 hours ago - bloomberg.com
Musk (Tesla) says that it makes sense to have a moderate voice close to Trump to sway him on issues - but no sign of this working. Derwin's personal protest has morphed into a full-on public campaign to force Musk to sever all ties with the President.
Not Just For Foreign Foods: Fair-Trade Label Comes To U.S. Farms
Business  (tags: americans, farming, GoodNews, Fair-Trade, humans, society )

Kathy
- 1 day ago - npr.org
Workers at a tomato farm in Nogales, Ariz., got a check this month for more than $30,000. And they expect more money to come. The approximately 130 workers of Wholesum Harvest are still deciding how to spend the money, but they say their initial...
Changing Times: 2020 Olympics: Environmentalists Call for Probe Into Tropical Wood Procurement
Business  (tags: Japan, 2020 Olympics, sustainable Olympics commitment, breach, Shin Yang, logging, tropical wood, tropical plywood, tropical forests, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia, stadium, Annette Gartland )

Evelyn
- 2 days ago - time2transcend.wordpress.com
"Use of Shin Yang plywood would be a clear breach of Japan's commitment to host a sustainable Olympics." Shin Yang was decimating a proposed national park in the Heart of Borneo at a rate of 9 km2 per month-the equivalent of 42 football pitches per day.
Tribunal Judges: Monsanto Violates Basic Human Rights to a Healthy Environment
Business  (tags: Monsanto Tribunal, advice, ecocide, International Criminal Court, Multinational enterprises, actors, responsibility, basic human rights, healthy environment, Organic Consumers Association, Navdanya, IFOAM Organics International, Biovision Foundation )

Evelyn
- 2 days ago - nationofchange.org
Multinational enterprises should be recognized as responsible actors and should be subjected to the International Criminal Court jurisdiction in case of infringement of fundamental rights.
The Awabakal Women's Butterfly Cave Is a Sacred Place That Must Be Saved! PETITION - PLEASE SIGN
Business  (tags: Australia, New South Wales, Aboriginal sacred site, Awabakal women's Butterfly Cave, Lake Macquarie City Council, Roche development, housing estate )

Evelyn
- 2 days ago - change.org
Each signature on the petition triggers an email to the new Ministers responsible for Aboriginal heritage. Let's make sure they get the message. The Awabakal women's Butterfly Cave is a sacred site at risk. NSW govt must act NOW - 24 April is deadline
School Choice, Neoliberalism Hurt Public Goods and Education
Business  (tags: education, Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, neoliberalism, democracy, school privatization, vouchers )

Judy
- 4 days ago - theatlantic.com
In the neoliberal view, if your public institutions and spaces don't resemble markets, with a range of consumer options, then you aren't really free. DeVos has spent much of her time and millions of dollars on privatizing schools.
Sweden Opens WorldâEUR(TM)s First Mall for Repaired and Recycled Goods
Business  (tags: sweden, mall, repaired goods recycled goods, business, consumers, economy, society, world )

Lone
- 5 days ago - goodnewsnetwork.org
The center, which is operated by the local municipality, has benefitted the local economy by creating 50 new repair and retail jobs, and providing space for private start-ups and local artisans.
United Airlines Shows How Inequality Is Putting the Squeeze on Customer Service
Business  (tags: customer service, airlines, economic injustice, inequality )

Freya
- 5 days ago - theweek.com
Treatment of customers is increasingly stratified by class: Well-off individuals with money to burn get pampered, while the vast majority of Americans are treated like dirt.
OUCH! Newsweek Exposes Trump as the Business Fraud He Is.
Business  (tags: Trump regime, investments, failures, nepotism )

Freya
- 6 days ago - dailykos.com
Be sure to click through to the Newsweek article - it is a must-read, and was submitted directly to Care2 some time ago but didn't get enough attention.
Trump Flip Flops Once Again, Now Allowing Hedge Funds Their $180 Billion Tax Dodge
Business  (tags: taxes, tax evasion, greed, finances, economic injustice )

Freya
- 6 days ago - alternet.org
Imagine a tax scam so outrageous that even Donald Trump admits it's inexcusable.
Good-Bye Plastic: Lego Announces a Huge Change in the Future of Its Toys.
Business  (tags: lego, denmark, toys, lego block, business, consumers, ethics, investments, money, society, SustainableDevelopment, world )

Lone
- 7 days ago - upworthy.com
They're going to invest 1 BILLION Danish Krone (which is about $150 million USD) in a program that'll make the Lego blocks we know and love even better!
Banker Says Technology Being Implemented Without Thought of Human Job Costs
Business  (tags: congress, ethics, economy, troops, military, SupremeCourt, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', technology, consumers, investments )

Angelus
- 7 days ago - video.foxbusiness.com
Home Depot implemented self checkouts saying it would not cost cashier jobs then internally said each self checkout would cost 4 jobs. But people need to work and support themselves.
For Care2 Aussies: World's Biggest Vegan Shop Now Open in Melbourne
Business  (tags: Australia, Melbourne, society, Cruelty Free Shop, vegan market )

Evelyn
- 8 days ago - veganaustralia.org.au
The Cruelty Free Shop vegan market chain has more than 3,500 vegan products, including over 50 kinds of vegan cheese, baked goods, coffee, cake, hot pies, fruit and veg, fashion, cosmetics, home goods, and more.
Tribal Members in Oklahoma Defeat Natural Gas Pipeline Company
Business  (tags: Comanche, Caddo, Apache, Cherokee, Kiowa, Cobell, Indian, Indian Country, tribes, natural gas pipeline )

Judy
- 8 days ago - indiancountrymedianetwork.com
Federal court orders removal of natural gas pipeline in Oklahoma for trespassing on original Kiowa Indian lands.
 

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