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And the Award for Most Evil Company of the Year, Based on Your Votes, Goes to **Drumroll** Monsanto!
Business  (tags: business, consumers, ethics, farming, ecosystems, nature, Sustainabililty, food, protection, organic, garden, dishonesty )

Sabine
- 6 days ago - care2.com
This award is well deserved - this year alone, Monsanto sued a tiny U.S. state for daring to label GMOs, and terrorized Guatemalan farmers because they were saving seeds to plant on their own.
Congress: It's Time to Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act
Business  (tags: ethics, politics, corporate, money, usa )

Alice
- 6 days ago - secure2.convio.net
Women in the United States are paid 78 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly wage gap of $10,876 between full-time working men and women. Please sign petition !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ACTION ALERT: Defend Free Speech & Divestment at Univ. of Toledo!
Business  (tags: BDS, University of Toledo, endtheoccupation, illegal occupation of Palestine, US aid to Israel, BDS, Palestinian human rights, academic freedom, free speech, divestment, Americans, society, usa, politics, corruption, ethics, labor, law )

Jess
- 7 days ago - endtheoccupation.org
Please sign - University of Toledo (UT) in Ohio, students were barred from attending a meeting to debate divestment, and at the meeting, the student government was barred from voting on it!
Millennials Will Transform Finance: You Can Bank on That: Milken Institute
Business  (tags: personal finance, technology, Millennials )

Kathryn
- 7 days ago - milkeninstitute.org
This year, the Census Bureau projects, the U.S. millennial population will expand to 75.3 million, partly due to immigration. That will make them the largest demographic group as they inch ahead of the slowly shrinking baby boom cohort.
How Etsy Alienated Its Crafters and Lost Its Soul | WIRED
Business  (tags: online sales, etsy, crafts, manufactured goods vs. hand crafted, online retail )

Kathryn
- 7 days ago - wired.com
Sellers have been dissatisfied with Etsy's policing of mass-manufactured items posing as handmade for a long time, but the site hasn't seemed receptive to their concerns.
Oil, Ethanol Trains Will Derail 10 Times a Year for 2 Decades, Federal Government Estimates
Business  (tags: abuse, business, corporate, energy, ethics, ethanol, money, oil trains )

Kathy
- 8 days ago - oregonlive.com
The federal government predicts trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year during the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in a densely
A Loophole in Immigration Law Is Costing Thousands of American Jobs
Business  (tags: americans, dishonesty, economy, ethics, government, techsector, business, business, corporate, labor, law, news, politics, society, usa, technology )

Frank
- 9 days ago - latimes.com
"In doing so, the utility is exploiting a gaping loophole in immigration law, which Congress has failed to close despite years of warnings that it's costing thousands of American jobs."-latimes.com
The BC Government Thinks a Good Price for a Million Litres of Water Is...$2.25
Business  (tags: nestle, BC Government, groundwater, profit, sellong, business, corporate, corruption, economy, finance, government, humans, money, society )

Lone
- 9 days ago - action.sumofus.org
British Columbia will finally start charging companies like Nestlé for taking our groundwater and bottling it to sell at a profit. The problem is it will only be charging $2.25 per million litres.
Earth: Shy Kangaroos Prefer Big Groups
Business  (tags: Earth, Animals, kangaroos )

Ray
- 9 days ago - bbc.com
Shy female kangaroos have fewer 'friends' but gather in larger groups than bolder individuals
The Stealth Trade Agreement That Could Super-Size Industrial Agriculture
Business  (tags: Diet, Food, Agribusiness, Agriculture, WikiLeaks, NAFTA, Big Agriculture, Trans-Pacific Partnership, Trade Agreements, Pacific Rim, TPP, Robert Reich, Big Ag, Sustainable Agriculture )

Judy
- 9 days ago - psmag.com
The "finish line is in sight" for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would likely send a generation of forward-thinking agrarian reform straight down the drain.
When a Wildlife Rehab Center Regulates Charter Schools: Inside the Wild World of Charter Regulation
Business  (tags: charter schools, charter school failure, "authorizers" )

Judy
- 9 days ago - propublica.org
Charter school "authorizers" are charged with making sure schools can be trusted with kids and with public money. Problem is, many lack the tools and expertise to do the job. Conflicts of interest are common. Propublica reveals how the system works.
Tell Your Senators to Vote NO on Any Bill That Attempts to Undermine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Business  (tags: banks, regulations, petitions, CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau )

Freya
- 9 days ago - action.citizen.org
The CFPB has recovered millions for military families that were overcharged during the housing crisis. It has shed light on the unethical practices of private debt collectors. And it is even poised to address forced arbitration clauses.

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