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Do Last Week's Midterm Results Mean the TPP's Inevitability?

Do Last Week's Midterm Results Mean the TPP's Inevitability?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership has long been the boogeyman hiding under America's bed. The TPP, which was written to favor corporations over local domestic law with deregulations, was kept at bay by Democrats in the Senate. Unfortunately, something happened last week that significantly hurt those Dems' ability to fight the international "trade agreement" boogeyman.
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Uptick in Worker Productivity Means Job Numbers May Remain Flat

Uptick in Worker Productivity Means Job Numbers May Remain Flat
U.S. workers increased their productivity from July through September at roughly the same modest pace as the previous three months. Steady gains in productivity could dissuade companies from ramping up hiring.
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Customer Uses Twitter Ads to Hit British Airways Where It Hurts

Customer Uses Twitter Ads to Hit British Airways Where It Hurts
Hasan Sayed used Twitter's paid self-advertising to confront British Airways shoddy customer service. When Sayed couldn't retrieve his lost luggage, he went to the social media site for redress.
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Post Citizens United, Supreme Court Willing to Deregulate Further

Post Citizens United, Supreme Court Willing to Deregulate Further
The Supreme Court may possibly allow even more unfettered donations into campaigns. Citizens United, the landmark case ruling that corporations could act as people when donating money, was just the beginning. Individuals may soon be able to inject as much money as they'd like into elections, thereby giving even more sway to special interests.
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How to Strip Corporations of Constitutional Rights

How to Strip Corporations of Constitutional Rights
Corporations aren't people. If that were so, Yahoo!'s recent acquisition of Tumblr would be a violation of the Constitution, which states that people are human beings with inherent rights, not commodities to be bought and sold.
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Upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership Looks Like Corporate Takeover

Upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership Looks Like Corporate Takeover
TPP is a “trade” agreement between several Pacific-rim countries that is actually about much more than just trade. It will be sold as a trade agreement (because everyone knows that “trade” is good) but much of it appears to be (from what we know) a corporate end-run around things We, the People want to do to reign in the giant corporations — like Wall Street regulation, environmental regulation and corporate taxation.
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Yahoo Tells Staff to Get Back in the Office: No More Telecommuting for You!

Yahoo Tells Staff to Get Back in the Office: No More Telecommuting for You!
Forcing people to traipse to the office every day won't necessarily inspire that serendipitous collaborative spark. It will, however, serve as a loud and uambiguous wake-up call to Mayer's employees that it's time to leave for more truly collaborative pastures.
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How Corporations Have Betrayed American Workers

How Corporations Have Betrayed American Workers
Free market idealists argue that capitalism works for anyone with a little initiative and a willingness to work hard. That might be true if job opportunities were available to everyone.
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B: CA Consumer Group Urges Public Officials to Keep Tax Dollars In State

Consumer Watchdog today called on state and local governments to quit spending taxpayer millions on Scott toilet paper, Kleenex tissues and other products from Kimberly-Clark Corporation. The global company is part of a corporate coalition battling to keep a tax loophole that benefits only out-of-state corporations---to the detriment of California schools, local governments and state services.
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