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Judge Halts Award Of Iraq Contract
Business  (tags: freedoms, military, troops, war, neocons, scam )

- 2611 days ago -
The order followed an unusual series of events set off when a U.S. Army veteran filed a protest against the government practice of hiring what he calls mercenaries; the contract, worth about $475 million, calls for a private company-
Canon Tops List of Climate-Friendly Companies
Business  (tags: greenproducts, greenlifestyle, eco-friendly )

- 2596 days ago -
Canon Electronics Inc. , athletic gear leader Nike Inc. and food and consumer goods giant Unilever Plc topped a list rating climate-friendly companies released Tuesday.
GM to Speed Up Development of Electric Vehicles
Business  (tags: conservation, emissions, environment, energy, world, GoodNews, globalwarming, electric )

- 2611 days ago -
General Motors Corp., the top US auto maker, said Tuesday it will speed up development of electrically driven vehicles as part of a program to reduce gasoline usage.
IFAW's Animal Rescue Blog: Ebay Bans the Trade of Ivory!
Business  (tags: e-bay, bans ivory trade )

- 2607 days ago -
success!!! at least with the stopping of selling ivory on e-bay
Stop The Abuse of Children in The Fashion Industry   video
Business  (tags: Jennifer Sky, fashion industry, child protection, petition )

- 160 days ago -
Calling for the creation of an action committee to define and enforce labor protections in the fashion industry. 54% of models begin working on or before the age of sixteen. Agencies start recruiting at age thirteen. Few protections are given to children.
E.U.-U.S. Airline Pact In Trouble
Business  (tags: airline prfivacy, airline pact, US-EU information sharing, EU, Chertoff, US )

- 2555 days ago -
Thank goodness that the European Union feels that "Sharing Passenger Data Violates Privacy Law." Yessirree, folks, Chertoff thinks it's fine and dandy to share the most intimate details of your life, including sexual orientation - the Eurpoeans don't!
California Minimum Wage; Help Us Increase It to $13 / Hour
Business  (tags: minimum-wage, labor, California, health, families )

- 60 days ago -
The California Senate has approved a measure to raise the minimum wage in the state to about one half of what it would be if it had been tied to inflation at inception, yet still about double the current federal rate; $13 / hour by 2017. Sign and help us!
Who Owns Us?
Business  (tags: foreign business ownership, US business, froreign investments )

- 2383 days ago -
Frightening - foreign interests are buying up our country and its businesses at a record pace. Can we ever get it back?
Bush Administration: Sending Jobs Overseas Helps America
Business  (tags: none )

Helen and
- 2730 days ago -
"Outsourcing is just a new way of doing international trade," said N. Gregory Mankiw, chairman of Bush's Council of Economic Advisors, which prepared the report. "More things are tradable than were tradable in the past. And that's a good thing."
Sign the Citizen's Free Speech Petition
Business  (tags: SupremeCourt, freedoms, corporate, business, politics )

- 1650 days ago -
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations are entitled to spend unlimited funds in our elections, rolling back a century of modest limits. The First Amendment was never intended to protect corporations.
Get Busy Living, or Get Busy Dying
Business  (tags: environment, habitatdestruction, bush, military, war, greed )

- 2621 days ago -
The movie Shawshank Redemption came on TV and I heard Morgan Freeman's distinct baritone voice utter that haunting phrase: "Get busy living, or get busy dying."
Shutting Out the Victims: Big Pharma Seeks Protection From Lawsuits
Business  (tags: pharmceutical companies, lawsuits, US Supreme Court, medical liability, dangerous drugs, prescription drugs, patients' rights, Big Pharma )

- 2152 days ago -
Lawsuits against the makers of faulty government-approved medical devices are already forbidden. Now companies that manufacture both prescription and over-the counter-drugs are asking the Supreme Court for the same protection. Outrageous!
Nuclear Energy Hot Topic Once Again
Business  (tags: anti-nuclear, nuclear power )

- 2584 days ago -
Thanks to global warming, nuclear energy is hot again. Its promise of abundant, carbon emissions-free power is being pushed by the president
Autism in the Vaccine Court
Business  (tags: business, capitalism, corporategreed, ethics, marketing, medicine, money, politics )

- 2592 days ago -
A federal vaccine court in Washington is confronting the contentious and highly emotional issue of whether early childhood vaccinations might have caused autism in thousands of children. Virtually every major scientific study and organization . . .
UPDATE: Judge Dismisses Challenges From Illinois Horse Slaughter Plant
Business  (tags: sold, portion, of horse meat, to U.S. zoos, primarily shipped, to be eaten, by diners, overseas )

- 2581 days ago -
The last U.S. plant that slaughtered horses for human consumption will remain closed after a federal judge on Thursday dismissed its challenge to the state law that shut it down.The Cavel International Inc. plant in DeKalb closed last week after U.S. Dist

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