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Goldman Sachs: Too big to rein in?

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 takeovers. For another firm, paying out tens of millions of dollars to resolve allegations of collusion ...

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A World Cup for corporations

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 of soccer, Brazilian citizens have paid a very high price, including the 10 billion reals ($4.47 billion) that ...

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Internal report details GM ignition cover-up

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 indifference to public health and safety. Despite its transparent attempt to shield top officials from ...

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Minimum Wage Support Grows

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 federal minimum wage. “I will tell you we will support legislation that moves forward,” he said. ...

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GM Executives Should Be Prosecuted

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 handling of defective ignition switches, which lead to at least 13 fatalities. But who’s legally responsible ...

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Kids’ clothes contained chemicals

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 and Kappahl. The study found potentially harmful chemicals in every third item of clothing tested. The ...

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Walmart’s Top-to-Bottom Taxpayer Subsidies

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 families weren’t the only ones hurt by cuts to food stamps last fall. Top Walmart executives ...

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Why Do We Worship CEOs?

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 them. People complain about professional athletes being overpaid, but don’t bat an eye when some ...

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Corporations Are Not People. Period.

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 ruling when the U.S political and legal system wasn’t about prioritizing the interests of ...

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The EU’s Stunning Hypocrisy on Crimea

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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 as “undemocratic” is laced with stunning hypocrisy given that the EU ignored its own ...

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The NSA’s “Lone Wolf” Justification for Mass Spying Is B.S.

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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Nelson Mandela Dies

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 Houghton home surrounded by his wife, Graça Machel and members of his family. Zuma said Mandela would have a ...

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Heavy Metals, Vaccines, and Your Health

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 probably was poisoned rather than having died of natural disease causes as originally stated ...

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Time Management Apps for the Self-Employed

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 no supervisor, no clocking out, and all the distractions of home, it can be difficult ...

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Preparing Your Product for Launch Day

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 on board, create an email list, build a following, prepare some launch day promotions, and so ...

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Making Money From Something You Love

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 day in your life’. And while this isn’t strictly true (it’s still possible to work hard) ...

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Five Business Tips The Apprentice Taught Us

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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 Sir Alan Sugar. Whether they are developing a new product, selling on a market stall ...

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How To Price Your Product For Maximum Profit

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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 the material costs, how many work hours where required to manufacture the product, add advertisement, ...

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The Four Rules of Prospect Marketing

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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 stages are: Stage #1 – Initially, your target audience and your prospects do not know who ...

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Psychology Applied to Sales

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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, which is why companies across the world spend millions each year trying to improve the effectiveness ...

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