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UK EU Exit Would Be Global Economy 'Shock' - G20 Leaders
Offbeat  (tags: EU, UK, G20, Economy, UK Exit )

Ray
- 89 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Finance ministers from the world's leading economies have warned of a "shock" to the global economy if the UK leaves the EU.
France Drug Test: Man Left Brain-Dead After Clinical Trial Dies
Offbeat  (tags: culture, dishonesty, education, ethics, media, news, politics, rights, safety, sadness, AlternativeMed, AlternativeMed, death, drugs, ethics, health, healthcare, humans, illness, medicine, news, research, risks, safety, science, society, treatment, study )

Wendy
- 130 days ago - msn.com
A shocking case of misinformation, to frighten people off using cannabis as a pain killer,in my opinion -&- why no public retraction? . The drug that was being trialled is not known, despite reports it was a new cannabinoid-based painkiller.- read on ..
Chief Executives Earn '183 Times More Than Workers'
Offbeat  (tags: pay gap, bosses, workers, business, economy, earnings )

Ray
- 283 days ago - bbc.co.uk
FTSE 100 chief executives (CEO) earn on average 183 times more than a full-time worker, research suggests.
Lake Nipissing Fish Crisis Prompts Protest Rally
Offbeat  (tags: animals, conservation, destruction, endangered, environment, habitat, habitatdestruction, green, oceans, water, wildlife, world, protection, nature, humans, abuse, corruption, crime, environment, dishonesty, law, sadness, conservation, endangered, environ )

ELIZABETH
- 289 days ago - baytoday.ca
Dead fish from gill netting being tossed back into the lake or dumped on land. Poaching and gill nets threatened the lake.
1 in 5 US Children Live Below Poverty Line, More Than During Great Recession âEUR" Report
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Children, Economy, Education, Human rights )

Ray
- 309 days ago - rt.com
Around 22 percent of American children lived below the federal poverty line in 2013, up from 18 percent in 2008, according to a new report. Black, Hispanic, and American Indian children were twice as likely to live in poverty as whites.
NY Food Banks Seek $16 Million in State Funding to Restock Their Barren Shelves
Offbeat  (tags: Food-stamps/card, children, economy, government, employment, spending, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 354 days ago - rt.com
Food banks across New York state are running out of food due to rising need and falling benefits. Now they are asking the state legislature for an additional $16 million in funding, just to keep the shelves stocked through the end of the year.
McDonald's New Turnaround Plan Could Backpedal on Minimum Wage Increase
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Austerity, Economy, Global economy, Human rights, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 382 days ago - rt.com
The worldâEUR(TM)s biggest burger chain captured celebratory news headlines in April by announcing it was going to increase minimum wages for those at its corporate restaurants, but just how many workers that decision will affect may still be up in the air.
Should Tories Put the Chancellor in Straitjacket?
Offbeat  (tags: Election 2015, economy, Politics, chancellor )

Ray
- 392 days ago - bbc.co.uk
In most British people's minds, the Great Crash and Recession of 2008 probably feels like yesterday - the defining economic shock of our age, we continue to live with its noxious effects.
$75k Income Not Enough to Keep a Third of US Households From Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Austerity, Economy, Education, Inflation, Investment, Prices, Retail, USA )

Ray
- 403 days ago - rt.com
A third of higher income Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, even when they earn $75,000 a year because they would rather spend money on eating out and experiences than save money for retirement, according to a new survey.
Can the World Get Richer Forever?
Offbeat  (tags: Wealth, Poverty, Business, Politics, Economy )

Ray
- 439 days ago - m.bbc.co.uk
Since the dawn of the industrial age, the world has steadily been getting wealthier, despite setbacks such as the Great Depression and the more recent global financial crisis.
Rich Get Richer From Fewer Labor Unions, Study Says
Offbeat  (tags: wealth, politics, economy, labour unions, study, USA )

Ray
- 453 days ago - rt.com
A study by the International Monetary Fund tracked three decades of income and found that as unionization declined, the wealth of the richest 10 percent in advanced countries showed a continuous increase.
Richest 1% to Own More Than Half World's Wealth By 2016 - Oxfam
Offbeat  (tags: oxfam, business, finance, politics, economy )

Ray
- 493 days ago - rt.com
As global movers and shakers head to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Oxfam is warning that an increasing wealth disparity is "leaving ordinary people voiceless and their interests uncared for."
Walmart Forced to Increase Minimum Wage at 33% of US Stores
Offbeat  (tags: Economy, Globalization, Health, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 518 days ago - rt.com
Walmart, America's largest private employer, is being forced to raise its minimum wage payments for workers. The move could improve the lives of roughly one-third of its 1.3 million employees and reduce the burden on the government.
 

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