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G7 group looks into 'waste-to-energy' plastics incineration

Halifax - With the G7 ministerial meeting on the environment and energy in Halifax, Nova Scotia wrapping up on Friday, the primary focus has been on the topic of the widespread devastation plastic pollution is having on our oceans.

Legal & General names and shames corporate climate laggards

London-based Legal & General, the 10th largest investment management firm in the world and the second largest institutional investment management firm in Europe, is divesting from eight companies that continue to show inaction in addressing climate risk.

Corporations are killing suburban office parks

The traditional suburban office park — a cluster of homogeneous, cubicle-filled buildings surrounded by large parking lots and highways — is dying in the US.

Mobile ads are dramatically under-priced, says marketing leader

Last week, the leader of the Mobile Marketing Association advised advertisers that they were being dramatically under-charged for ad videos on mobile platforms. He suggests that supply outweighs demand and that the current low prices cannot last long.

U.S. companies have $2.1 trillion worth of profit stored overseas

The U.S. Congress must find a way to tax offshore profits stored by some of the world's largest corporations. Currently letting their earnings safely mount up abroad, lawmakers are considering a special "deluxe" tax rate to get money from the companies.

Op-Ed: Paul Krugman op-ed about income inequality is a must-read

Widely-known economist Paul Krugman has penned an op-ed in the New York Times asserting that increasing education attainment is not the key to reducing income inequality. Krugman is right on the money...and could save us billions in wasted funds.

Corporations focus on water profits, World Bank supports them

Nestle and other companies are making significant profits by gathering water from small towns and rural areas. Waves of public outcry have begun but privatization of water is the direction the world is going in.

Op-Ed: Burn it down, Mr. Obama

During the first five and a half years of his presidency – and I imagine for the 30 or so months that remain — I’ve had a difficult time supporting many of the decisions made by President Obama.

Op-Ed: Americans are not sheep, so quit acting like them

Coming from a family where knowledge and education was given a high priority, and opinions were respected, even if we didn't agree with them, it has become clear to me that people in the U.S. and other countries, too, are being fed a bunch of falsehoods.

NSA nominee backs protection for companies in any cyber law

President Barack Obama's nominee to head the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command said on Tuesday liability protection for corporations that share information with intelligence agencies is crucial in any new U.S.

Supreme Court confronts religious rights of companies

The United States Supreme Court will weigh in Tuesday on the religious rights of corporations to deny contraceptives to employees under Obamacare. It will decide whether it will hear an appeal of a federal court's allowing companies that right.

Op-Ed: Lawmakers ask taxpayers to pay instead of raising minimum wage

When lawmakers oppose a minimum wage increase, they are allowing the practice of U.S. taxpayers subsidizing the employees of the wealthiest companies in the world to continue.

Op-Ed: U.S. Supreme Court issues ruling devastating to small businesses

With most Americans celebrating long-overdue rulings on the gay rights cases, the U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a quieter ruling in a lesser-celebrated case, setting back consumers and small-businesses forced into arbitration.

Google launches 'Think Insights' website for businesses

Google has launched a new website and magazine that aims to help businesses, organizations, and marketers. The information-rich site provides marketing campaign advice, featuring articles, videos, case studies, infographics and other formats.

California lawmaker sponsors anti-Citizens United ballot measure

Sacramento - A California lawmaker has introduced a ballot initiative that would allow voters to decide whether or not to support a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling.

Study: British democracy in 'terminal decline'

Democracy in Britain is in terminal decline, claims new study. The research finds the growth of corporate power, increasingly unrepresentative politicians and disillusioned voters are undermining democracy.

Op-Ed: B of A won't modify your loan until you clean up your 'Tweets'

Phoenix - Shucks, nobody likes to read bad things written about them. So is there any wonder why Bank of America has a new policy whereby people who want to restructure their loans have to scrub their online accounts of any negative mentions regarding B of A?

In paradox, Occupy Wall Street releases television advertisement

Openly attaching the practices of corporations and of capitalists to the economic challenges facing the United States, the Occupy Wall Street movement has embraced a key practice in American business, producing a television advertisement for their cause.

Cain: Occupy Wall Street protests should be held at White House

At the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas on Tuesday night, former restaurant executive and GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain further explained his position on the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

Howard Stern dissects Occupy Wall Street crowd

New York - Comedic radio talk show host Howard Stern featured excerpts on Monday from interviews with select Occupy Wall Street protesters, highlighting the movement's lack of focus.

News Corp. willing to make its websites invisible to Google

Rupert Murdoch, owner of the News Corporation, announced in a Sky News interview that he's thinking of removing his websites from Google's indexing spiders that crawl the Internet.

Movie uncovers facts about the food we buy

Robert Kenner's film Food Inc takes a close look at the United States food production and distribution system. The film offers several solutions on how to reduce corporate control of our food system and fighting obesity.

In Lyon, the Little Guy versus the Corporation Special

This is story of one man’s courageous and victorious fight to keep a 200-year-old downtown cafe alive and save it from threatened bankruptcy following the decision of a major property speculator to hike up the lease fees on his business by 300 percent.

Nigeria: Government Says Oil Companies Ignore Safety Rules

The federal government of Nigeria says oil companies are engaging in acts that destroy the environment and pose health risks to their employees.

Which party fares better for American pocketbooks and capitalism?

If you invest $10,000 during either a Democrat-only administration or Republicans-only administration, which one gets a maximum return on investment? The New York Times’ Tommy McCall says Democratic is the way to go.

Study: Most U.S. Corporations Pay No Income Tax

According to a government study released yesterday, the majority of U.S. and foreign companies doing business in America avoid paying federal income tax. The companies might pull in trillions of dollars worth of sales, but they don't pay out.

Op-Ed: The End Of Life As We Know It, At Least Online Life

The world has changed drastically in the past fifteen years as the internet gained popularity, could that world quickly be on the way out? The online world has approximately 1 billion residents. Free transfer of information is now at risk.

Cards for Cancer, Eating Disorders and Depression by Hallmark

Hallmark produces cards for cancer, eating disorders, depression. Still no cure for the first one!

How Companies Mishandle Our Private Data

If corporations are trying to win the public’s trust, they won’t be happy with the latest news reported in the New York Times: Companies and institutions of every shape and size have collectively fumbled more than 93 million private records.

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