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Google's Former CIO Was Deaf and Dyslexic as a Kid -- Now He's Helping Millions of Americans Get Emergency Loans
Offbeat  (tags: money, corporate, google, bank loan, finance, Douglas Merrill, helping hand, helping hands )

- 454 days ago -
He wants to be that helping hand to millions of Americans who don't have access to regular bank loans - and provide a better way to borrow money.
1in 5 Elderly Americans Die Broke âEUR" Report
Offbeat  (tags: Tags Education, Finance, Global economy, Security, USA )

- 539 days ago -
A new report looked at the financial health of Americans at the end of their lives and found that over 20 percent had no assets apart from their houses - and 12 percent had no assets left at all.
British Firms Could Be Linked to Slavery, Murder and Ecological Abuse Overseas âEUR" NGO
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, Asia, Corruption, EU, Energy, Finance, Human rights, Manufacturing, UK )

- 568 days ago -
Hundreds of British firms operating abroad may be implicated in severe human rights abuses such as modern slavery, poverty-level wages, beatings, killings and environmental damage, an international NGO warns.
Richest 1% to Own More Than Half World's Wealth By 2016 - Oxfam
Offbeat  (tags: oxfam, business, finance, politics, economy )

- 640 days ago -
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."
America's Wealthiest Families Smash Income Ceiling, Middle-Class Left Far Behind
Offbeat  (tags: Bailout, Crisis, Economy, Finance, Global economy, Globalization, Robert Bridge, USA )

- 672 days ago -
Despite, or because of, the fallout from the 2007 Great Recession, annual earnings between the richest Americans and everybody else have exploded to record levels. Meanwhile middle- and lower-class wealth growth remains stagnant.
Cameron's Vow to Tackle Tax Avoidance 'Disingenuous and Hypocritical'
Offbeat  (tags: Currencies, Economy, Europe, Finance, Markets, Politics, UK )

- 719 days ago -
Multinational firms which exploit loopholes to avoid paying tax in the UK will be pushed to "damn well pay," David Cameron said on Thursday. The PM's statement was denounced as disingenuous by global tax expert and UK economist Richard Murphy.
90 Percent of Americans Are Poorer Today Than in 1987
Offbeat  (tags: Banking, Economy, Finance, Global economy, Investment, Politics, Real Estate, USA )

- 726 days ago -
The American Dream is slipping further away from the vast majority of Americans than it has in a quarter century. Now 90 percent of US households are poorer than they were in 1987, according to both a new study and the head of the Federal Reserve.
'US Allies Begin to Question Value of Relationships With Washington'
Offbeat  (tags: Banking, Conflict, Economy, Europe, Finance, Germany, Human rights, Intelligence, Politics, USA )

- 832 days ago -
The alliance of countries that have lock-stepped and marched behind the US for so long is falling apart now, and the situation with US spying on Germany only confirms this trend, Caleb Maupin from International Action Center told RT.
Red Cross Says How It Used Hurricane Sandy Funds Is 'Trade Secret'
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Finance, Law, Mass media, Natural disasters, USA )

- 844 days ago -
American Red Cross has been reluctant to make public details over how it raised and spent over $300 million in Hurricane Sandy relief funds. The charity's lawyers say the disclosure would inflict "competitive harm" on the group.
Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers Speak: Is It Time for Us to Join Them?
Offbeat  (tags: climate-change, pollution, activists, americans, culture, education, freedoms, government, environment, ethics, economy, politics, interesting, humanrights, corporate, dishonesty, ethics, finance, SustainableDevelopment, sustainabledevelopment, conservati )

- 1054 days ago -
The name of the game was Monopoly and it was played out in the "real world" as well as in the board game of the same name. Thus, today, we have just a few corporations left competing on the "Board of Life." And just like the game, the prize is ownership.
Three Photographs of the Whale (That Summarize the Enormously Complex $6 Billion "London Whale" Derivatives Trade By JPMorgan)
Offbeat  (tags: abuse, world, usa, americans, business, consumers, corporate, corruption, dishonesty, debt, ethics, finance, government, investments, law, lies, money, marketing, investing, investors, society, politics, photos, pictures, odd )

- 1293 days ago -
Below is a photograph of the senior JPMorgan witnesses testifying before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee On Investigations on Friday, March 15.They oversaw the loss of more than $6 billion in depositor funds. This loss dramatized many issues, including
Three Magic Words for a Wall Street Lobbyist: "Innovation," "Complexity" and "Liquidity"
Offbeat  (tags: economy, dishonesty, usa, propaganda, media, corporate, economy, ethics, dishonesty, finance, society, money, investments, investing, marketing, lies, unusual, culture, ethics, funny, off-beat )

- 1334 days ago -
"Innovation." "Complexity." "Liquidity." You, too, can be a successful Wall Street lobbyist simply by using these three words randomly in conversations
Video: The Complete Guide Of What's To Blame For Our Debt Problem. Brought To You By Math
Offbeat  (tags: math, unusual, society, safety, protection, ethics, americans, corporate, debt, politics, money, lies, government, finance, dishonesty, economy, business )

- 1438 days ago -
You've no doubt seen your fair share of apocalyptic hand-wringing about the U.S. national debt. What you probably haven't heard is an actual explanation of how we got here that assigns blame based on math and not the usual partisan verbal diarrhea.
Video:Win Ben Stein's Money? No Need, He Wants To Pay More Taxes.
Offbeat  (tags: americans, business, corporate, economy, debt, finance, ethics, government, politics, society, usa, GoodNews, culture, humans, interesting, news, protection, unusual, society )

- 1455 days ago -
When "Fox & Friends" booked a rich, white Republican, they thought they knew what they were getting. But Ben Stein (of all people) threw them for a loop when he ... well, you'll see.
President Obama and Governor Romney: Ask Congress to Reinstate the Federal Assault Weapons
Offbeat  (tags: gun control, NRA, government, finance, business, consumers, corporate, corruption, money )

- 1548 days ago -
The shock and trauma from the images and stories from Aurora are still very much with us, and it is impossible to put into words the pain being felt by families and friends of the victims.

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