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Volkswagen Reaches Framework Deal With US Officials Over Emissions Scandal
Business  (tags: world, politics, pollution, environment, abuse, corruption, ethics, cover-up, volkswagen, emissions, scandal, $1bn, automaker, lawyers, government )

Darren
- 10 days ago - theguardian.com
Automaker would spend just over $1bn in a "deal in principle" reached with the US government and private lawyers
Manufacturing Inequity
Business  (tags: Baltimore, 1%, billionaires, gentrification, secret dealings, corporate welfare )

Dandelion
- 11 days ago - therealnews.com
Unbelievable. More Corporate scams. How exemptions from fair housing laws and special perks tucked away in costly tax breaks for developers continue to fuel poverty in a city struggling to overcome it.
The Panama Papers - Politicians, Criminals and the Rogue Industry That Hides Their Money (Website - Interactive Pages)
Business  (tags: Panama Papers, economics, corruption, tax evasion, money, investments, law, cover-up )

Evelyn
- 12 days ago - panamapapers.icij.org
The ICIJ special site, with interactive pages for "Power Players" (Explore offshore connections of world leaders, politicians and their relatives and associates); "Stairway to Tax Heaven" (navigate this parallel universe and hide your cash away); etc
Canadian Student Union Will Divest From Firms Aiding Israeli Abuses
Business  (tags: activism, Caterpillar, General Mills, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Toyota, Israeli occupation crimes against Palest, world, U.S.-Canada media-news, Canada, BDS international, investments, corporate, americans, usa )

Jess
- 11 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Four of the firms, Caterpillar, General Mills, Teva Pharmaceuticals and Toyota, were cited specifically for their involvement in IsraelâEUR(TM)s military occupation and other abuses of Palestinian rights
This Company Makes Cutlery Made of Sugarcane That's Stronger Than Plastic & Good for the Earth
Business  (tags: sugarcane waste, bagasse, disposable cutlery, substitute, plastics, biodegradable, environment friendly )

Evelyn
- 18 days ago - thebetterindia.com
In the race to reduce white pollution in India, many startups are finding alternatives to plastic. Bagasse, the fibrous remains left after extracting sugarcane juice, can be used to make disposable cutlery.
As Economy Booms, Children Toil in Myanmar (VIDEO)
Business  (tags: Myanmar, Burma, child labour, fragmented laws )

Evelyn
- 15 days ago - themalaymailonline.com
One in five children in Myanmar aged 10-17 go to work instead of school, according to figures from a census report on employment published last month, and the opening up of the economy since 2011 has triggered a spike on demand for labour.
Tell the Arizona Chamber to Remove Private Prison Company, CCA, From Its Membership ACTION
Business  (tags: private prison companies, CCA, conflict of interest, Arizona, taxpayers, imprisoned immigrants )

Nancy
- 18 days ago - notonemoredeportation.com
Governor Doug Ducey signed HB2451 into law on March 30th 2016. The new law ensures undocumented people stay in jail longer and is expected to cost $17,000,000.00 to Arizona taxpayers according to the Arizona Department of Corrections.
The Globalisation of Bad Food and Poor Health: Sustainable Development or Sustainable Profits
Business  (tags: globalisation, fast food, junk food, chemical treadmill, TPP, TTIP, India, USA, Europe, cancer, diabetes, obesity, profit, TruePublica, Colin Todhunter )

Evelyn
- 21 days ago - bibliotecapleyades.net
Taxes on unhealthy food; emphasis on encouraging 'lifestyle changes', 'healthy eating' - OK. But call to account the corporations profiting from growing & production of health-damaging food in the first place, get agriculture off the chemical treadmill
Warren and Wasserman Schultz Clash Over Payday Lenders
Business  (tags: Wasserman Schultz, Florida law, Nick Bourke, Elizabeth Warren, Pew Charitable Trusts, CFPB, payday loans )

Dandelion
- 25 days ago - msnbc.com
Wasserman Schultz says the Florida law should serve as a model for the CFPB. Consumer groups say the Florida model has failed. Nick Bourke of the Pew Charitable Trusts said the CFPB should instead follow the approach of Colorado.
'Did You Have Your Eyes Stitched Closed?' Warren Blasts Former Fed Official
Business  (tags: Economy, U.S., Elizabeth Warren, Wall Street, US Congress, Revolving Door )

Judy
- 27 days ago - commondreams.org
The hearing, Warren said, was called by Republicans "to talk about why we should roll back the rules on mortgages and credit cards because they're just too costly for the banks,"
 
 
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