CEOs now make 300 times more than their workers — this city is putting a stop to that

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With national policy likely to compound the income and wealth gap in the coming years, states and localities are fighting back. Across the country, local jurisdictions aren’t waiting for federal action or corporate governance reforms to close the wage gap. In December, for example, the city of Portland, Oregon, passed an ordinance to raise the business tax on companies with […]

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United Airlines Cites Wrong Rule For Illegally De-Boarding Passenger

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In my belief, United Airlines is citing the wrong federal rule to justify its illegal request to force a passenger already boarded and seated to disembark so they could make room for crew members being flown to a new assignment. Under a federal rule [14 CFR 253], commercial airlines are governed by a document known as a “Contract of Carriage” [COC], a legally binding contract […]

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Kill Floor Foreman Ordered ‘FDA Condemned’ Stamp Cut Out Of Diseased Beef Carcasses

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The kill floor foreman directed employees to carve “USDA Condemned” stamps out of carcasses. The scheme eventually led to a massive beef recall. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An employee of a Northern California slaughterhouse has been sentenced to three months in prison in a scheme that processed beef cattle with cancer. Federal prosecutors say Senior U.S. District Court Judge Charles […]

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The Hidden Monopolies That Raise Drug Prices

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How pharmacy benefit managers morphed from processors to predators Rob Frankil of Sellersville, Pennsylvania, followed his father into the family business after college. “My entire life,” he said, “I’ve been involved with managing and owning independent pharmacies.” He now owns two stores, a traditional community pharmacy and another that caters to long-term care facilities. Like any retail outlet, Frankil purchases […]

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THINK THE TPP IS GONE? WRONG — IT’S ABOUT TO GET REPLACED WITH SOMETHING MUCH WORSE

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On January 23rd, many Americans rejoiced as Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from the TPP. The only problem is, the TPP is about to get replaced with something even worse. Quietly in the background, discussed in meetings even more secretive than those under which the TPP was negotiated, some 50 countries have been formulating the Trade in Services […]

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Robert F Kennedy Jr. Says 70% Of News Advertising Revenue Comes From Big Pharma

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Robert Francis Kennedy, Jr, son of Robert Francis “Bobby” Kennedy, and nephew of John F Kennedy has been speaking out strongly against big pharma in recent public appearances. Robert Kennedy is a long time environmental activist who has been outspoken on a number of topics for most of his life. Speaking with former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura on an episode […]

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TPP is Officially Dead — Trump Signs Executive Order Withdrawing US from Trade Deal

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Washington, D.C. – The much maligned Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a darling of the neoliberal establishment on both the left and the right, is dead in the water after President Trump signed an executive order withdrawing the US from the controversial free-trade pact. The TPP was the largest global trade agreement since NAFTA, and would have included the United States, Australia, […]

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Alibaba Founder Accuses US of Spending Trillions on War Instead of on Its People

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Alibaba founder Jack Ma blames the problems of the United States on the United States itself, as the country has spent trillions of dollars to wage war, instead of investing in infrastructure and its own people. Commenting on President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to impose new tariffs on Chinese imports, ostensibly to protect domestic American manufacturers, Jack Ma, the founder of one of the biggest online retailers […]

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