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Canon Tops List of Climate-Friendly Companies
Business  (tags: greenproducts, greenlifestyle, eco-friendly )

- 3994 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.
Judge Halts Award Of Iraq Contract
Business  (tags: freedoms, military, troops, war, neocons, scam )

- 4009 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-
GM to Speed Up Development of Electric Vehicles
Business  (tags: conservation, emissions, environment, energy, world, GoodNews, globalwarming, electric )

- 4008 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 )

- 4005 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 )

- 1557 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.
California Minimum Wage; Help Us Increase It to $13 / Hour
Business  (tags: minimum-wage, labor, California, health, families )

- 1458 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 )

- 3780 days ago -
Frightening - foreign interests are buying up our country and its businesses at a record pace. Can we ever get it back?
E.U.-U.S. Airline Pact In Trouble
Business  (tags: airline prfivacy, airline pact, US-EU information sharing, EU, Chertoff, US )

- 3952 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!
Bush Administration: Sending Jobs Overseas Helps America
Business  (tags: none )

Helen and
- 4128 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."
Nuclear Energy Hot Topic Once Again
Business  (tags: anti-nuclear, nuclear power )

- 3982 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
Sign the Citizen's Free Speech Petition
Business  (tags: SupremeCourt, freedoms, corporate, business, politics )

- 3048 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 )

- 4018 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 )

- 3549 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!
Autism in the Vaccine Court
Business  (tags: business, capitalism, corporategreed, ethics, marketing, medicine, money, politics )

- 3989 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 . . .
Gay Youth Required to Wear Name Tag Labeled GAYTARD - Petition
Business  (tags: Petition, Gaytard, Tyler Brandt, Taco John's, Yankton, South Dakota )

- 1335 days ago -
16 year old Tyler Brandt's supervisor created and required him to wear a name tag labeled "GAYTARD" while he worked at a Taco John's restaurant in Yankton, South Dakota. Tyler was intentionally humiliated in front of customers and coworkers. Unacceptable.

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