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Victory! Bangladeshi Labor Leaders Released From Jail
Business  (tags: forced labor, labor exploitation, bangladeshi garnment industry )

- 2799 days ago -
Kalpona and Babul were put in jail on trumped up charges at a time when garment workers in Bangladesh were protesting for better wages. Over 1000 readers took action. They have been released!!
Xcel's Plan to Convert Coal-Burning Plants Draws Heated Testimony
Business  (tags: business, consumers, corporate, energy, environment, GoodNews, Natural Gas, coal, pollution, clean energy development, mining, colorado, Air pollution, carbon footprint, Xcel energy )

- 2801 days ago -
But the cost could be far higher, according to testimony submitted by energy economist Roger Bezdek on behalf of the Colorado Mining Association. Xcel's estimates on customer rate impact are "not reliable," Bezdek said in written testimony.
BAD BUSINESS: Carbon Imperialism Devastating Africa
Business  (tags: business, environment, economic imperialism, CLIAMTE CHANGE, EXPLOITATION, resources, politics, society, corporate, dishonesty, world, news, abuse )

- 2805 days ago -
Niger's uranium resources are owned by foreign corporations, most by French nuclear corporation Areva (the world's largest) whose near-monopoly (and below-market prices) are based on agreements that pre-date Niger's independence from France in 1960. The p
Dominion Oklahoma Texas Exploration & Marathon Oil Companies Agree to Pay $6.9 Million to Resolve Allegations of Royalty Underpa
Business  (tags: corporate, abuse, corruption, dishonesty, energy, lies, money, oil, the first nations, indian, tribes, royalties )

- 2807 days ago -
"Mineral royalties provide an important source of income for Native Americans, the United States and various states," said Tony West, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division of the Department of Justice. "We are committed to protecting public
"Google: Say No to the Reported Agreement With Verizon to Kill Net Neutrality and the Open Internet."
Business  (tags: Net Neutrality, open internet, big corporation, corruption, business, corporate, consumers, ethics )

- 2846 days ago -
Sign the Petition ~ Google: Don't Be Evil : The reported Google-Verizon deal would allow giant corporations to control what websites are load quickly and easily on the Internet and dump everyone else onto an Internet slow lane.
Swedish Oil Company Under Scrutiny After Sudan War Crimes Report
Business  (tags: dishonesty, ethics, business, Human rights, money, news, world, politics, oil, government, energy, corporate )

- 2890 days ago -
An official investigation has been launched after a report alleging Sudan war crimes by Swedish firm Lundin Petroleum. The Swedish foreign minister was on Lundin's board at the time under investigation.
How The World Spends Its Time Online
Business  (tags: business, culture, people spend time online, people stats, statistics )

- 2896 days ago -
Millions of people across the world are constantly connected by the internet. Here's a look at what everybody's doing when they're in front of their computer screen.
End Is Seen to Free Checking
Business  (tags: end to free checking accounts, new monthly maintenance fees, checking accounts )

- 2894 days ago -
Bank of America Corp. and other banks are preparing new fees on basic banking services as they try to replace revenue lost to regulatory rules, in a push that is expected to spell an end to free checking accounts for many Americans.
Three American Cities on the Brink of Broke
Business  (tags: americans, debt, society, economy )

- 2912 days ago -
FORTUNE -- Several downtrodden cities are on the verge of defaulting on their debt, putting financially encumbered states and taxpayers on the hook to pick up the tab.
BP Shares Plunge After Failure to Contain Oil Spill | Reuters
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- 2911 days ago -
BP shares plunged on Tuesday as markets reacted to the failure of the energy giant's latest effort to contain an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico rated the worst in U.S. history. BP fell close to 17 percent in London trading, wiping $23 billion off its
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