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Bill Gates and Other Business Leaders Urge U.S. to Increase Energy Research
Business  (tags: Energy, Energy Policy, Energy Research, Climate Change, Emissions, Reduction Targets )

Brian
- 7 days ago - nytimes.com
"The government is spending far too little money on energy research, putting at risk the long-term goals of reducing carbon emissions and alleviating energy poverty, some of the countryâEUR(TM)s top business leaders found in a new report."
Why the Gap Between Worker Pay and Productivity Is So Problematic
Business  (tags: Workers, Wages, Economic Injustice, Productivity, Employers, Wage Gap )

Brian
- 7 days ago - theatlantic.com
Labor has become more efficient and profitable, but employees aren't sharing in the benefits.
Is the Junk-Food Era Drawing to a Close?
Business  (tags: consumers, corporate, economy, health, marketing, money, world )

Kathy
- 8 days ago - motherjones.com
Not long ago, the great processed-food companies like Kraft and Kellogg's towered over the US food landscape like the high hat that adorned the head of Chef Boyardee, the iconic canned-spaghetti magnate whose empire is now owned by ConAgra.
New York Tipped Workers Win Higher Minimum Wage!
Business  (tags: economy, money, labor, workers, minimum wage, usa, nycSustainableDevelopment )

Val
- 8 days ago - ourfuture.org
Excellent article about a big win for those who work in the service industry in NYC!
Sign Onto EPA PETITION to Ban Pesticide That Harms ChildrenâEUR(TM)s Brains
Business  (tags: protection, humans, healthconditions, environment, society, safety, children, rights, sadness, law, news, interesting, humans, government, ethics, culture, crime, americans, dishonesty, abuse, risks, study, protection, prevention, health, food, corporate )

Robert
- 8 days ago - action.ufw.org
Home use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos was banned over a decade ago because science showed it harms to childrenâEUR(TM)s developing brains and nervous systems âEUR" including reduced IQ and increased risk of autism.
Investigators Find Rust, Cracks on Underwater Bay Bridge Steel Rod: Report
Business  (tags: americans, interesting, humans, usa )

Mm
- 8 days ago - nbcbayarea.com
Bay Bridge investigators have found rust and cracks on a steel rod that had been submerged in water, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The rod is one of hundreds of fasteners from the towerâEUR(TM)s foundation.
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
- 9 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
- 9 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
- 9 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
- 10 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
- 10 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
- 10 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
- 11 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

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