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Covington & Burling Gets Eric Holder Back After 6-Year Stopover
Business  (tags: Eric Holder, former U.S. Attorey General, revolving door, Covington & Burling, Big Banks, MERS, D.O.J )

Judy
- 3 hours ago - firstlook.org
After failing to criminally prosecute any of the financial firms responsible for the market collapse in 2008, former Attorney General Eric Holder is returning to Covington & Burling, a corporate law firm known for serving Wall Street clients.
Two Years After Oil Train Disaster, Profound Scars Remain in Lac-Megantic
Business  (tags: Climate, Canada, Transportation, Fossil Fuels, Big Oil, Tar Sands, Quebec, Oil Change International )

Judy
- 5 hours ago - commondreams.org
A week of direct actions across Canada and the U.S. to stop so-called "bomb trains" began on Monday, the two-year anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster
CEO Pay Has Grown 90 Times Faster Than Typical Worker Pay Since 1978
Business  (tags: world, society, politics, money, labor, investments, humans, government, finance, ethics, economy, corporate, business )

Darren
- 10 hours ago - epi.org
Over the last several decades, inflation-adjusted CEO compensation increased from $1.5 million in 1978 to $16.3 million in 2014, or 997 percent, a rise almost double stock market growth.
GetUp! Action for Australia: Fight Back Against Adani's Murky Political Connections
Business  (tags: Adani, Australia, Carmichael coal mine, Abbot Point coal port, dredging, Great Barrier Reef, government, politics, dishonesty )

Evelyn
- 1 day ago - getup.org.au
Both practical steps and appeal for funds: Adani has its tendrils deep in Australian politics, and we need to fight back. A litany of ex-staffers and lobbyists are now working for the Indian mining company as it seeks Government approval
$15 An Hour NOW Not 5 to 7 Years From Now
Business  (tags: minimum wage, now, living wage, indexed to inflation, rents too high, stop corporate welfare )

Dandelion
- 1 day ago - occupy.com
The minimum wage needs to be at least $15 an hour, indexed to inflation, and implemented immediately. workers deserve, at the very least, a living wage that allows them to pay their bills and exist in dignified conditions.
America's Declaration of Total Dependence: Barack Obama, TPP & the Perils of Global Hyper-Capitalism
Business  (tags: the economy, july 4th, Barack Obama, TPP )

Judy
- 1 day ago - salon.com
Take a look tomorrow at an American flag. "Made in China," it probably reads -- a fitting, and chilling, metaphor.
No More Wall Street Insiders At The SEC - Petition
Business  (tags: SEC, Mary Jo White, Elizabeth Warren, petition, Wall Street Insiders )

Dandelion
- 3 days ago - nomorewallstreetinsiders.com
The first time Pres.Obama had an opening at the SEC which oversees Wall Street he appointed Mary Jo White who had spent most of her career defending Wall Street. Elizabeth Warren said her record extremely disappointing but not a surprise due her past job
Saudi Prince Known as 'the Arabian Warren Buffett' Because of His Brilliant Business Mind Announces He Will Give His Entire $32B
Business  (tags: saudi orince, billionaire, donatio, groups, business, GoodNews, money, world )

Lone
- 3 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A Saudi Arabian billionaire is planning on giving his entire $32billion (£20bn) fortune to charity. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the richest men in the world, said he wants to donate to groups that promote health and help with disaster relief.
Https://Christopherjamesstone. Wordpress.Com/2015/07/02/Its-O ffensive-How-Banks-Try-to-Play -With-Our-Emotions/
Business  (tags: economy, money, banks, money laundering, HSBC )

Chris
- 3 days ago - christopherjamesstone.wordpress.com
Banks donâEUR(TM)t have emotions. They are institutions dedicated to maximising their own profits, by whatever means they can: whatever they can get away with, which has included outright fraud in the past...
Puerto Rico on the Brink of Financial Collapse
Business  (tags: Puerto Rico, financial collapse, aid appeal, crushing debt, healthcare collapse, reasons, analysis, economy, finance, banks, hedge funds, destruction, poverty level, unemployment, neo-liberal economics, Greece, shock doctrine, Real News Network )

LucyKalei
- 4 days ago - therealnews.com
James Henry, leading economist, attorney & investigative journalist (The Nation, NYTimes) writing extensively on global issues, breaks down the hedge funds, bond holders & wealthy individuals who've benefited from Puerto Rico's triple tax exempt status..
 
 
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