Saturday, March 28, 2015

Business News

Latest business news from around the World.

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British intelligence agencies MI5 and MI6 have identified the man suspected of the horrific beheading of American journalist James Foley, according to British media...

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Text of Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement shows how much power corporations could have over municipalities' water Andrea Germanos A leaked document is putting the spotlight...

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The British media are determined to spread fear about the Ebola virus, the disease that has killed nearly 1,000 people in West Africa this...

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DYLAN LOVE A company called Momentum Machines has built a robot that could radically change the fast-food industry and have some line cooks looking for new jobs. The...

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CANDICE CHOI McDonald's says a global sales figure fell 2.5 percent in July, dragged down by persistent weakness in the U.S. and a food safety...

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ALEC-modeled constitutional amendment protects industrial farmers' right to pollute Deirdre Fulton Agribusiness giants scored a victory in Missouri on Tuesday when voters narrowly approved a corporate-backed...

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"In this corner of the tax code, we've gone way past treating corporations like people," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren. "In this corner of the...

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Jean Shaoul Britain’s Lloyds Bank found a new way to rig the market in order to reduce the fees it paid the Bank of England...

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When Washington lobbyists fail to derail regulations proposed by federal agencies, they often find a receptive ear within the Office of Information and Regulatory...

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Americans used to take water for granted, but the water shutoff in Detroit has taught us all-important lessons. We now know that the private...

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After HSBC sent letters to three Muslim organizations in the UK notifying them their accounts will be closed, leaders are making claims of Islamaphobia...

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McDonald’s could share responsibility for violations by some of its franchise operators, said the US National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Labor advocates applaud the...

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Since 2000, almost every big American multinational corporation has created more jobs outside the United States than inside. "You shouldn't get to call yourself an...

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Bill Van Auken Brushing aside calls from the United Nations and Washington for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire, the Israeli government vowed late Monday...

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Walgreens is the pharmacy that, at least according to its website, can be found “at the corner of Happy & Healthy.” If its executives...

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With stores near military bases across the country, the retailer USA Discounters offers easy credit to service members. But when those loans go bad,...

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 Today, on the fifth anniversary of the last increase in the minimum wage, the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) debuts a pay-cut clock to show how...

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Corporations get enormous benefits that regular "persons" do not. One of the biggest is limited liability. This means that the shareholders are not liable...

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Gabriel Black Last Thursday, General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra told a Senate hearing that GM would use its 2009 bankruptcy reorganization to shield itself...

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Have you ever bought groceries from a checker with the sniffles? If so, you’re probably not alone. In fact, many food retail employees can’t...

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Gabriel Black Documents obtained by the New York Times reveal that General Motors (GM) withheld information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding several fatal...

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And how a strong social safety net can make us all more free Stephen Pimpare We don’t think enough about the economic functions of social welfare...

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James Hall RINF Alternative News The practice of a pure free market is so rare that a plausible argument can be made that a free market...

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Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage producer, has been ordered to shut down its bottling plant in Varanasi, India following local complaints that the company...

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Thom Hartmann The Thom Hartmann Program The fossil fuel industry is cashing in on government welfare; opponents of same-sex marriage love to claim they're protecting children,...

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Prof. James Petras Leading management consultants, top government officials and prominent financial journalists are proposing, what they dub, “labor reforms” as the solution for double-digit...

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Shamus Cooke The attack on the U.S. labor movement just sharpened with the Harris vs. Quinn Supreme Court decision, aimed at the heart of concentrated...

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Médecins Sans Frontières warns lives hang in balance of secret pact Sarah Lazare International humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières warned Monday that the highly...

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Industry-backed opponents show up en masse at local meeting, forcing tar sands vote to be rescheduled. Deirdre Fulton Exemplifying tactics outlined in a new report that dissects the...

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Maira Sutton EFF is in Ottawa this week for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, to influence the course of discussions over regressive digital policy provisions in this...

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Ralph Nader With the Tea Partiers giving the establishment Republican incumbents much ferment in the primaries (or retirement, as in the case of David Brat...

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And why they may be cutting off their nose to spite their face. Robert Reich RINF Alternative News Dozens of big U.S. corporations are considering leaving the...

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Mark Taliano The modern-day conflation of corporate and public interests forms the bedrock of what is likely the most dangerous ideology to afflict humanity. Domestically, it...

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Dave Lindorff The vote by the US Supreme Court’s five conservative Catholic male members in the Hobby Lobby case, declaring that companies substantially owned by...

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SodaStream, which has its main factory in the West Bank and makes home carbonation products, has closed its EcoStream shop in Brighton and one...

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Their Message Is to America:  "Please Stop Terrorizing Us!" Here’s How That Can Be Done. Eric Zuesse A 41-minute documentary has been produced and is online, "Ukraine Crisis Today," interviewing...

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Global Banks Have Become A Mafia Criminal Enterprise http://www.daftblogger.com/global-banks-have-become-an-enterprise-criminal-mafia/ http://www.911forum.org.uk/board/viewtopic.php?p=167535#167535 By former Metropolitan Police Detective Rowan Bosworth-Davies In August 2012, I wrote a response to a British...

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Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News UPDATE: Russian TV did a piece on this on July 3rd: http://rt.com/news/170104-ukraine-lugansk-shelling-airstrike/ Their reporter wasn’t able to find any military explanation for why...

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Gabriel Black A federal grand jury has begun an investigation into General Motors’ faulty ignition switch recall and is reportedly poised to issue subpoenas in...

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The conservative majority on the Supreme Court once again expanded its doctrine of corporate personhood with its ruling on Monday in the Hobby Lobby case. Samuel Alito,...

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Washington Post investigation reveals corporations are trying to prevent employees from reporting wrongdoing Deirdre Fulton Corporations are using overly broad and limiting nondisclosure agreements to prevent...

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Michael Regens Germany’s third largest automaker, BMW, is planning major wage cuts and rationalisation measures. Many of the proposals were initiated directly by the works...

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Workers in the United States don’t make double what workers make in Japan or Switzerland. Why should U.S. CEOs routinely make double — and...

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Indications Its Kiev Regime Is Crumbling. Blowback to America Could Be Substantial. Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News Reports coming in, both from professional analysts, and from well-informed residents...

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ACLU hits brick wall after seeking information about deadly force, incident reports, and more. Sarah Lazare Operators of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams comprised of...

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Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News "A threat to the nation's well-being" --- that's what 36% of Republicans think of Democrats, and what 27% of Democrats think of...

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Car manufacturer Fiat has dismissed 4 employees from an Italian factory after they staged the fake suicide of the company’s CEO. The workers were...

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Shannon Jones New documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that General Motors waited for years to recall Saturn Ions with...

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Eric Zuesse 1: http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/6/wikileaks-trade-inservicesagreementsecrecy.html and here is more detail on that: http://www.world-psi.org/sites/default/files/documents/research/en_tisaresearchpaper_final_web.pdf and here is even more, the draft document itself: https://wikileaks.org/tisa-financial/press.html Obama, it turns out, thinks that financial services,...

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There is no mystery as to why Russia is making preparations for being hit by a U.S. nuclear attack. When the U.S. toppled the freely elected, pro-Russian,...

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James Hall RINF Alternative News The significance of the TPP -Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and the TTIP - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement has your head spinning already, now add...

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Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News On Monday, June 22nd, a video was posted to youtube showing (starting at 3:00) a Russian bank being vandalized in Ukraine by a mob of...

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Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News The Western news media have not been showing the footage of this action by the U.S. Administration, but U.S. news media...

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A few weeks ago I was visited in my office by the chairman of one of the country’s biggest high-tech firms who wanted to...

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Leaked draft text of trade deal exposes U.S. and E.U. efforts to control and deregulate the global economy Wikileaks published a previously tightly-held and secretive...

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