Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Business News

Latest business news from around the World.

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Years of protests have forced Indian officials to finally close a Coca-Cola bottling factory in the northern province of Uttar Pradesh for extracting groundwater...

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Anthony Torres On June 17, approximately 1,000 demonstrators gathered near the National Assembly in Paris for a protest called by the General Confederation of Labor...

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An award-winning new study claims that more than a quarter of all public company deals involve transactions that could be consider examples of insider...

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On June 11, Goldman Sachs agreed to pay $67m to settle a suit charging the firm and others with colluding to drive down the price of...

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Noam Chomsky, whom I interviewed last Thursday at his office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has influenced intellectuals in the United States and...

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Marta Molina The World Cup 2014 is set to begin today in São Paulo and end on July 13 in Rio de Janeiro. For this much-anticipated month...

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Shannon Jones The internal report commissioned by General Motors into the recall of vehicles with a deadly ignition defect presents a devastating picture of corporate...

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Late last year a massive data hack at Target exposed as many as 110 million consumers around the country to identity theft and fraud....

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Shannon Jones The internal report commissioned by General Motors into the recall of vehicles with a deadly ignition defect presents a devastating picture of corporate...

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During a recent talk at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson indicated his support for legislation in Congress to raise the...

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General Motors says it has dismissed 15 employees and vowed to start a compensation fund for victims of an ignition switch defect tied to...

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At the end of May, both houses of the US Congress overwhelmingly passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA). The...

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All across the country, public services are increasingly outsourced to private contractors in the name of efficiency and cost savings. But a new report...

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Ralph Nader  Next time you hear federal officials say that there is no money to repair or build necessary public facilities in your community, ask...

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Today General Motors announced that it has fired 15 employees and disciplined five others in the wake of an internal investigation into the company’s...

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'Our families cannot continue to struggle on Walmart’s poverty pay and constantly changing schedules while Walmart and the Walton family make billions from our...

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Testing conducted by the Norwegian Consumer Council (Forbrukerrådet) found endocrine-disrupting chemicals in children’s clothes from major Scandinavian clothing chains Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), Cubus...

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Jim Hightower No matter how small the haul, a thief is a thief, right? If a poverty-wage fast-food worker sneaks out a couple of burgers to...

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We're all footing the bill for bonuses the company's executives pocket and food stamps its underpaid workers obtain for survival. Sarah Anderson and Frank Clemente Low-income...

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David Macaray Things have gotten out of hand in regard to the admiration we have for CEOs. Not only do we over-compensate them, we idolize...

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On not settling for half measures when it comes to our democracy Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap Remember back in 2009 before the Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court...

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Most of the working groups involved in trade negotiations are represented by industries and such biased approaches raise concerns over access and the transparency...

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Steve Watson  Washington Post story declaring cancellation of national license plate database was completely wrong Police in LA have attempted to justify an Automatic License Plate...

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Institution that ignores its own citizens’ referendums decries Crimea vote as undemocratic Paul Joseph Watson The European Union’s characterization of the Crimean vote to join Russia...

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Donn Marten  RINF Alternative News With the feverish 'all-in' push for the relaunching of the Cold War the NSA Stasi is probably delighted to be out...

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Colin Todhunter  RINF Alternative News Since the economic crisis hit Europe, international investors have begun suing EU countries struggling under austerity and recession for a loss of...

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Joana Ramiro Landowners argued yesterday that their property rights should trump the right to protest as they fight fracking activists through the courts. Landholder Peel Group...

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Peter Schwarz  RINF Alternative News “When the Soviet Union was collapsing in late 1991, Dick wanted to see the dismantlement not only of the Soviet Union...

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"There can surely be no doubt that facilitating the deaths of thousands of civilians... constitutes war crimes." Andrea Germanos  RINF Alternative News  The International Criminal Court has...

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Jeff Bryant  RINF Alternative News Legend has, political disputes are supposed to be resolvable only when parties “meet in the middle” and shake hands on points...

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Sarah Lazare  RINF Alternative News Weapons were approved by Congress in closed-door meetings The Geneva talks between the Syrian government and some opposition forces faltered Tuesday upon...

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All of the Chairs of the 9/11 Commission and the Congressional Investigation Into 9/11 Say It’s “Implausible” that the 9/11 Hijackers Acted without Government Backing The NSA’s main justification for Constitution-shredding mass surveillance on all Americans is 9/11. In reality: … Continue reading

The NSA’s “Lone Wolf” Justification for Mass Spying Is B.S. was originally published on Washington's Blog

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ASK conspiracy theorists who they think really runs the world, and they will probably point to global banks, such as Citigroup, Bank of America...

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President Jacob Zuma made the announcement from the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday night. He said Mandela passed away at 20:50 in his...

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Andrew McKillop As the Ivy Leaguers are celebrating a major ‘breakthrough’ in the diplomatic stalemate with Iran, it’s incredible how many Americans are in the...

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Catherine J. Frompovich Activist Post Recently, news reports surfaced that a different type of forensic test on body tissues of a deceased celebrity reveals that she...

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The global recession that began in 2007 has seen a lot of people and businesses fall on very hard times. Behemoths of commerce, companies...

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Top Eight Tips to Get Your Small Business Noticed Online Today, online-based businesses are becoming the new brick and mortar. In fact, even the traditional...

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cc licensed flickr photo shared by simiant Creating an online business is a potentially profitable way to stop that day job and get started in...

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Mobile apps to keep you on target and productive all day long Time management is the bane of every self-employed, work-at-home, or telecommuting businessperson. With...

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Persuasive writing is an important technique to master if you are going to write your own sales letters, website content or blog.   This is...

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Imagine you had a giant corkboard, on which you could pin pictures and videos. Now imagine being able to share that corkboard with others...

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A few months ago I heard that development was underway for an exciting new eCommerce system called Digibilly. With no software to install and works...

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As anyone knows, the differences between men and women are genetically hardwired into our very nature. This is why girls like pink, and boys...

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Preparing for a product launch can be stressful… There’s just so many things you can do. You know that you should get some affiliates...

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They say (I'm not sure who precisely) that if you can earn money doing something that you love, then you will 'never work a...

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A thriving business is one that grows and adapts to an ever-changing world. With that in mind, most established businesses have some type of...

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by tEdits The BBC television series "The Apprentice" offers an interesting and entertaining insight into the business world as contestants compete to go into business with...

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This is a question that each new business owner grapples with. For those without an official marketing education, the answer seems simple: calculate how much...

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Every prospect-marketer relationship building process has four stages and if you handle these four stages intelligently then you can definitely achieve success. These four...

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The government appears to be heavily committed to helping technology businesses, particularly start-ups, grow and thrive, and is putting real money into doing so....

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via Wikipedia Guinness' advertising campaigns are almost as iconic as the drink itself. For years they have brought consumers striking, clever and amusing adverts which...

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While eBay’s biggest profiteers are unlikely to ever reveal the secrets of their most lucrative sales, a bit of time, effort and trial and...

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Even if you’re a dedicated Windows user you have probably at least heard of Linux, and it may be possible you even know a...

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In today’s highly competitive business world finding an edge can make the difference between success and failure. All businesses rely on sales to survive,...

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