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McDonald's Accused of 'Widespread Wage Theft' Across the Country

McDonald's Accused of 'Widespread Wage Theft' Across the Country
Several lawsuits across three states have put fast food giant McDonald's against the ropes over widespread claims of wage theft.
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The Video Big Food Doesn’t Want Parents to See

The Video Big Food Doesn’t Want Parents to See
Each year, “Big Food” spends $2 billion in marketing campaigns to get its unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks into the hands of children. This, and many other startling facts, were delivered in a video by Food MythBusters‘ Anna Lappe
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Halliburton, Chamber of Commerce Urging SCOTUS to Give Corps More Power Against Class-Action Suits

Halliburton, Chamber of Commerce Urging SCOTUS to Give Corps More Power Against Class-Action Suits
The Supreme Court is considering whether to abandon a quarter-century of precedent and make it tougher for investors to band together to sue corporations for securities fraud. The Obama administration opposes the change.
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Apple CFO Steps Down Day After Joining Goldman Sachs Board

Apple CFO Steps Down Day After Joining Goldman Sachs Board
Apple's longtime Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer will retire in September and he'll be replaced by the company's corporate controller. The announcement Tuesday comes one day after Goldman Sachs named Oppenheimer as one of its 13 board members.
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None of Last Seven Min Wage Increases Have Negatively Impacted Restaurant Employment

None of Last Seven Min Wage Increases Have Negatively Impacted Restaurant Employment
The restaurant industry claims that if the minimum wage goes up employment in that industry would go down. Research for a Bloomberg article this week clearly shows this statement as bunk. The only time employment went down was during a recession. When wages rose, so did employment.
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How ALEC Helps Big Telecom Change State Laws for Corporate Gain

How ALEC Helps Big Telecom Change State Laws for Corporate Gain
In light of the proposed merger between Time Warner and Comcast -- both of which have been longtime funders of the American Legislative Exchange Council or "ALEC" -- the Center for Media and Democracy is publishing this updated fact sheet, developed jointly with Common Cause, on how ALEC helps these telecom companies advance their legislative agenda through the states.
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Google India's Managing Director Promises to Only Invest in Women-Owned Start-Ups

Google India's Managing Director Promises to Only Invest in Women-Owned Start-Ups
In 2013, Rajan Anandan, MD of Google India, made a promise to Ring The Bell in order to help Indian women pursue their entrepreneurial dreams by only investing in startups that have women co-founders. He's since invested in two such companies and promises to expand the venture.
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Target Hacked by Credit Card Thieves, Offers Credit Monitoring to All Customers

Target Hacked by Credit Card Thieves, Offers Credit Monitoring to All Customers
Hackers breached Target's computers in December, stealing millions of credit card numbers. CFO John Mulligan apologized for the security lapse in front of a Senate Judiciary Committee, but also promised credit monitoring for a year for any Target customer, not just those that could have been snared by the hackers.
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AG Holder: New Rules Would Allow Legal Marijuana Sellers Access to Banks

AG Holder: New Rules Would Allow Legal Marijuana Sellers Access to Banks
Attorney General Eric Holder plans to roll out new regulations that would allow legal marijuana sellers and banks to do business together. Currently, banks are reluctant to hold the cash of enterprises that are still technically illegal in the federal government's eyes.
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Chimay of the West: American Monks Brewing Authentic 'Trappist' Ale

Chimay of the West: American Monks Brewing Authentic 'Trappist' Ale
Monks in Massachusetts are brewing the first ever authentic American Trappist beer - a style loved around the world, and coveted by the eight brewery/monasteries in Europe that have for centuries perfected the heady ale.
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