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U.S. companies could also feel sting of latest Russia sanctions

President Barack Obama followed the European Union’s lead Tuesday in announcing a fresh set of economic sanctions against Russia over its involvement in the Ukrainian uprising, but some U.S. 388 more words

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Irving-Based Exxon Mobil Says It'll Follow New Anti-Bias Rules

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Exxon Mobil Corp. says it will comply with new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, but isn’t saying whether it will formalize that wording in its corporate policies. 204 more words

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Rothschilds’ Glencore South Sudan Oil Grab

BBC reported yesterday that over 1,000 people protested in the South Sudanese capital Juba after a UN convoy marked as carrying food was caught ferrying weapons to rebels loyal to former government deputy Riek Machar.  982 more words

Dean Henderson

US oil firm prosecutions show need for transparency, activists say

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Oil and gas companies with major US operations have been the subject of at least 30 prosecutions related to bribes paid to foreign governments under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) since 2007, underscoring the urgent need for transparency regulations to tackle corruption in developing countries, activists and researchers say. 1,229 more words

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This One's For You, JT

Published on Monday, June 23, 2014 by Common Dreams

Buying Up the Planet: Out-of-control Central Banks on a Corporate Buying Spree

by Ellen Brown

A 2008 protest against the Federal Reserve Bank in Charlotte, NC (Credit: Justin Ruckman/cc/flickr) 1,438 more words

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Two Top U.S. Business Lobbies Plan to Break with Obama Over Russian Santions

Two top U.S. business lobbies plan to publicly break with President Barack Obama over imposing more sanctions on Russia because of the crisis in Ukraine after the White House rebuffed their objections. 967 more words

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