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Tell Congress: Close Big Oil Tax Loopholes
Business  (tags: oil, fossil fuel, corporate welfare, subsidies, petitions )

- 33 days ago -
In 2013, taxpayers spent BILLIONS in subsidies for big oil and gas companies - the same year the Big Five oil companies brought in $93 BILLION in profits. That's $177,000 per minute! ItâEUR(TM)s outrageous: Congress is pouring money into companies that are...
Coal Companies Are Dying While Their Execs Grab More Cash
Business  (tags: corporate, dishonesty, debt, americans, money, news, finance, business )

- 34 days ago -
The industry is collapsing, but its corporate bigwigs are doing just fine.
Obama Slams Koch Brothers at Clean Energy Summit for âEUR~Standing in the Way of Progress
Business  (tags: Koch Brothers, Obama, Clean Energy Summit, ALEC, ecosystems, environment, energy, climate-change )

- 42 days ago -
He railed against U.S. political and business figures, particularly the Koch brothers, for attempting to thwart the expansion of wind and solar power, which is widely popular among the American public.
Wheelchair Bound Woman Forced to Crawl Onto Plane Sues American Airlines
Business  (tags: American Airlines, Charcot-Marie-Tooth’s disease, crawling onto airplane, Theresa Purcell )

- 120 days ago -
I would like to say this is the only time I have read something like this, sadly it is not. There was no other way for me to get on the plane so I crawled up to the plane after gate agent declined to put the ramp in place, said Purcell.
3 Corrupt Ways Private Prisons Write USA Laws   video
Business  (tags: private prisons, for profit prisons, corruption, private prisons writing laws, ALEC )

- 116 days ago -
Over the years these political strategies have allowed private prison companies to promote policies that lead to higher rates of incarceration and thus greater profit margins for their company. Health care and prisons should not be private for profit.
Hands Off the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ACTION US
Business  (tags: CFPB, Elizabeth Warren, banking, lending, usa, ethics, business, consumers, finance )

- 152 days ago -
The special interests have made a special target of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau âEUR" the agency conceived by Senator Elizabeth Warren to bring basic standards of fairness and transparency to the banking and lending world.
Monsanto Bets $45 Billion on a Pesticide-Soaked Future
Business  (tags: Syngenta, Monsanto, business, corporate, health, risks, food, human rights, environment, corruption )

- 145 days ago -
In trying to swallow Syngenta, Monsanto is putting its money where its mouth isn'tâEUR"that is, it's contradicting years of rhetoric about how its ultimate goal with biotech is to wean farmers off agrichemicals.
Dont Frack the Territory - Frack Free NT Petition - PLEASE SIGN & SHARE
Business  (tags: Frack Free NT, Australia, Northern Territory, Indigenous Peoples Rights, petition )

- 188 days ago -
Despite all the risks, and without any protections in place for the environment and communities, the NT Government is pushing ahead with the risky shale gas industry.Join us in calling on the Northern Territory Government to protect the communities
EBay Parts Ways With Controversial Political Group ALEC
Business  (tags: American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC, EBay, corporate, business, ethics, environment )

- 289 days ago -
In September, Google's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, said his company wanted out because ALEC was "literally lying" about climate change. Yahoo Inc, Facebook Inc and Yelp Inc left ALEC soon after.
Win for PepsiCo Workers Occupying Tingalpa!
Business  (tags: PepsiCo, Australia, IUF, NUW, labor, worker's rights, money, business )

- 308 days ago -
The union has signed an agreement which puts in place an equal pay system for casual workers and converts casual to permanent positions after 12 months.
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