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Why Some Restaurants Are Doing Away With Tipping
Business  (tags: tipping )

Angie
- 6 days ago - msn.com
The starting salary at Dirt Candy is $15 an hour, nearly twice the minimum wage in New York ($8.75), and three times the minimum wage for food service employees ($5) who get tips.
Tell President Obama: Lead the Fight Against Payday Lenders
Business  (tags: payday loans, payday lenders, unethical business, scams, ripoffs, petitions )

Freya
- 7 days ago - act.credoaction.com
Would you loan someone money, knowing he can't afford to pay you back on time, just so you can charge him fees and trap him into taking out another, and then another loan? Payday lenders do it every single day.
Fight For $15 Swells Into Largest Protest By Low Wage Workers In US History
Business  (tags: $15 minimum wage, low wage labor protest, worker walk out, organized labor, 200 cities )

Dandelion
- 10 days ago - theguardian.com
Workers in more than 200 cities walked out on jobs or joined protests bankrolled by organized labor in latest bid to raise minimum wage. People are sick of wealth at the top and no accountability for corporations.
Student Debt Cancellation: The Hidden Tax Trap That Will Cripple America's Families
Business  (tags: student debt, tax laws, dishonesty, consumers, government, society, law, politics, usa )

Cal
- 14 days ago - occupy.com
Many people will lose their homes or be forced to sell. Many will go bankrupt. And many will trade student-debt collectors for even more powerful IRS debt collectors.
Executives of Nuclear Company Made Questionable Political Donations
Business  (tags: environment, dishonesty, corruption, money, nuclear compamny, political donations )

Naoko
- 16 days ago - mainichi.jp
Five executives of a nuclear equipment company each donated the maximum amount of money allowed to a fund-managing association for Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroshige Seko in what may have been disguised corporation donations, it has been learned.
Worker Drowns In Cow Manure Pond Ask Darigold What Protections They Intend To Implement For Workers - Petitions
Business  (tags: Darigold, worker safety, accident, worker protections, Randy Vasquez )

Dandelion
- 16 days ago - action.ufw.org
Randy had often lamented about the harsh working conditions; the shifts were long, and he usually worked the night shift. He had also suffered an accident at work when chemicals splashed into his eyes. My children and I lost our lifeline.
Warren Buffett: America's Leading Predatory Home Lender?
Business  (tags: Warren Buffett, capitalism, mobile homes, Berkshire Hathaway, Clayton Homes )

Judy
- 16 days ago - dailykos.com
Buffett is frequently regarded as one of the too few bright spots in what might be called progressive capitalism. Why is Buffett now also being called one of America's leading predatory home lenders?
More Than 300 Slave Fishermen Now Safe on Indonesian Island
Business  (tags: slavery, seafood, slave-caught seafood, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, AP investigation, human rights )

Judy
- 21 days ago - cbs8.com
The AP had tracked a boat of slave-caught seafood by satellite from Benjina to a port outside of Bangkok. Records then linked it to the supply chains of some of America's largest supermarkets and retailers and among the most popular brands of pet foods.
How Important Is The Sunni-Shiite Divide In The Middle East?
Business  (tags: world, Middle-East, oil, oil pipelines, Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Sunnis, Shites, money, politics, law, government, news )

Carrie
- 27 days ago - ibtimes.com
Amid escalating conflict in Yemen and battles in Iraq and Syria, many wonder how the Middle East became seeded with such conflict. One argument frequently made is that of a sectarian division between Sunni and Shiite Muslims.
Mass Tax Foreclosure Threatens Detroit Homeowners
Business  (tags: foreclosures, Detroit, dishonesty, finance, politics, society, usa )

Cal
- 26 days ago - npr.org
In Detroit, tens of thousands of people are facing a deadline Tuesday that could cost some of them their homes. That's when homeowners have to make arrangements to either pay delinquent property taxes âEUR" or risk losing their home at a county auction.
 
 
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