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Bangladeshi Government Cracks Down On Garment Workers Sweatshop Wage Protests

As many as 3,500 Bangladeshi workers are reported to have been suspended or fired for taking part in protests against sweatshop wages at garment factories on th...   [ continue reading...]

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Takata Fined $1 Billion For Hiding Information on Exploding Car Airbags

Takata, the Japanese auto parts maker, will pay a $1 billion fine to the U.S. government after pleading guilty to hiding information about the likelihood that t...   [ continue reading...]

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Publish, Punish, and Pardon: Nine National Security Changes Obama Should Make Before He Leaves Office

Nine recommendations for action by President Obama to reverse his deadly legacy of drone warfare, surveillance and entrapment, including revealing flawed govern...   [ continue reading...]

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Billionaires & Big Business Line Up To Help U.S. President Elect-Donald Trump

Billionaire businessmen and lobbyists are lining up to help Donald Trump after his victory in the U.S. presidential election. Trump appears to be welcoming them...   [ continue reading...]

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Goodhope Asia Accused Of Land Grabbing In West Papua For Palm Oil

The Yerisiam Gua indigenous community of West Papua filed a complaint six months ago against a Sri Lankan owned conglomerate for taking over their land to creat...   [ continue reading...]

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Eli Lilly Raised U.S. Prices Of Diabetes Drug 700 Percent Over 20 Years

Eli Lilly, an Indianapolis based company, that has sold insulin products to diabetes patients since 1921, has quietly raised some U.S. prices 700 percent in the...   [ continue reading...]

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Swiss Bank UBS May Be Suspended From Doing Business In Hong Kong

UBS, the Swiss bank, is being investigated by the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission for failing to carry out adequate due diligence before working on...   [ continue reading...]

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AT&T Developed Secret Program To Help U.S. Police Mine Client Phone Records

Police departments across the U.S. pay AT&T, the telecommunications giant, over one hundred thousand dollars a year for special access to telephone records...   [ continue reading...]

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Native Tribes Protest Energy Transfer Partners North Dakota Oil Pipeline

Representatives of some 280 indigenous nations have joined a protest on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota to oppose the construction of an oil...   [ continue reading...]

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Coke and McDonalds Host Carnival of Junk Food Marketing At Rio Olympics

Every four years, billions tune in to watch the Olympics on television. And every four years, major corporations pay millions for prime advertising opportunitie...   [ continue reading...]

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Six Novartis Executives Charged In Illegal Drug Rebate Scheme In South Korea

Six executives of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis have been indicted in a South Korean bribery scandal. The indictments follow similar charges in China, Tur...   [ continue reading...]

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Cyrela, Rio Olympic Construction Contractor, Accused Of Mistreating Workers

Media attending the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are being housed in apartments constructed by workers "in conditions analogous to slavery" by Cyrela, the la...   [ continue reading...]

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General Atomics Funded U.S. Think Tank That Promoted Increased Drone Exports

A New York Times investigative report shows that General Atomics helped fund the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a major think tank in Wa...   [ continue reading...]

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Broadspectrum 'Violating' Human Rights At Australian Offshore Detention Centers

New reports accuse employees of Broadspectrum Limited, the company that has the operating contract to house asylum seekers to Australia in remote island detenti...   [ continue reading...]

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Panama Papers Leak Reveals Safari Companies In Africa Use Tax Havens

A number of safari companies in Africa used Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm, to evade taxes on income from foreign clients, according to data from the   [ continue reading...]

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Greece Raids UBS Executive's Home In Effort To Uncover Swiss Tax Evasion

Greek tax investigators have raided the house of Christos Sclavounis, the former head of investment banking for UBS. The crackdown is part of an agreement that...   [ continue reading...]

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Cairn Energy Demands India Pay $5.6 Billion Or Drop Back Tax Claim

Cairn Energy, a Scottish oil exploration company, has demanded that India pay $5.6 billion in compensation for losses that the company claims it has sustained a...   [ continue reading...]

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Gilead Avoided $10 Billion In Taxes On Over Priced Hepatitis C Drugs

Gilead Sciences Inc., a California based pharmaceutical company, has avoided paying $10 billion in taxes by moving its patents to Ireland. This is despite the f...   [ continue reading...]

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Uruguay Defeats Philip Morris In Major Win For Anti-Smoking Advocates

Uruguay has defeated Philip Morris, the global tobacco giant, in a major international lawsuit over the country's tough anti-smoking regulations. The Swiss-base...   [ continue reading...]

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Ugandan Villagers Say Chinese Phosphate Mine Cheated Them Over Land Titles

Villagers in Tororo district, Uganda, not far from the Kenyan border, say that Guangzhou Dongsong Energy, a company from China, has conspired with the governmen...   [ continue reading...]

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