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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.
How Amazon Became Santa's Sweatshop
Business  (tags: abuse, business, ethics, dishonesty )

Phyllis
- 6 days ago - thedailybeast.com
A subcontracted company where workers process and ship Amazon goods, employees have to undergo screenings at the end of the day, every day, apparently to ensure they aren't stealing things, and they are NOT getting paid.
SomeOfUs: The Queensland Premier Is Selling Off Aboriginal Lands to Frackers -- and the UN Is Taking Notice. PLEASE SIGN
Business  (tags: Australia, Santos Ltd, Queensland, Channel County, Mathaka people, Aboriginal, indigenous people's rights, fracking, waterways, risk, petition, SumOfUs, Campbell Newman, Queensland Premier, government, HumanRights )

Evelyn
- 3 days ago - action.sumofus.org
Santos Ltd recently struck a deal with Premier Campbell Newman to allow fracking through Queensland's Channel Country, traditionally home of the Mathaka people, thus conspiring to trample Aboriginal rights and put vital waterways at risk.
Sandy Hook Families Sue Gunmaker for Selling Weapon With Single Purpose: 'Mass Shootings'
Business  (tags: U.S., Gun Control, Connecticut )

Judy
- 5 days ago - commondreams.org
Bushmaster producer and distributor charged with making and marketing for civilians a 'combat weapon used for the purpose of waging war and killing human beings'
What Happened When I Got a Job at a Soul-Crushing, Abusive Warehouse
Business  (tags: warehouses, temporary workers, consumerism, greed, working, jobs )

Freya
- 6 days ago - alternet.org
My brief, backbreaking, rage-inducing, low-paying, dildo-packing time inside the online-shipping machine.
Paul Krugman Reveals Why Congress' Wall Street Giveaway Is a Catastrophe in the Making
Business  (tags: banks, financial reform, securities, Wall Street )

Freya
- 5 days ago - alternet.org
The financial industry bought a Congress and is reaping great returns already.
ACTION AMIGOS! TTIP: A Recipe for Disaster
Business  (tags: Corporations Transnational )

Dimitris
- 3 days ago - action.wdm.org.uk
"The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a trade deal between the EU and US that could hand over the control of our food to big business so that corporate profits, not safety, would determine what we eat."
America's Obscenely Rich Know Full Well That They Are Destroying America
Business  (tags: wealth, super-rich, 1%, economy, education )

Freya
- 6 days ago - alternet.org
Last Friday, as New Republic writers and contributing editors wrenched themselves out of the whirling, digital vortex into which their employer and Facebook fantasist Chris Hughes is plunging the magazine, I witnessed another wrenching departure, at one
Exactly Who Is Running SeaWorld Now?
Business  (tags: business, SeaWorld, marketing, usa )

Jean
- 7 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,
Reimagining SeaWorld: An Open Letter To The New CEO
Business  (tags: business, animals, SeaWorld, money )

Jean
- 3 days ago - thedodo.com
When news broke last week that SeaWorld CEO Jim Atchison was resigning, a friend emailed and asked if I "was surprised?"
Uruguay Takes on London Bankers, Marlboro Mad Men and the TPP
Business  (tags: Uruguay, social welfare, universal health care, anti-smoking campaign, health warnings, labeling, neoliberal assault, London, TTIP, TPP, Phillip Morris, ICSID, transnational, corporate governance, multinationals, global banks, national sovereignty )

LucyKalei
- 7 days ago - truth-out.org
For past 10 yrs, Uruguay's been leading an experiment in economic & social democracy providing economic growth, fair wages, social welfare & universal health care, but now in fight for survival due to $25M PhillipMorris lawsuit over health warning labels
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
- 6 days ago - washingtonpost.com
A Sony exec cracks jokes about Obama's race, and eight more bruising revelations from the Sony leak
SeaWorld Slashes Hundreds Of Jobs In Desperate Bid To Stay Afloat
Business  (tags: business, seaworld, animals, money, news )

Jean
- 6 days ago - thedodo.com
SeaWorld's downward spiral continues with the sullied brand's announcement Friday that it is laying off hundreds of workers.
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.
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
- 4 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
 

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