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Corporate consolidation by brand

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This picture is but a drop in the ocean of corporate consolidation. When you read about an increase of M&A (mergers and acquisitions) it is usually an indication that rich people (using the corporations they own) have just stolen a great deal of money from you, legally (because the rich write the laws) and/or illegally. 120 more words


Fulbright chronicle #2

I was running errands in the last couple of weeks. I needed to complete all the Fulbright administration within a reasonable range of time. First of all, I needed transfer my scholarship to… 219 more words


Good News: "Small Business Optimism Jumps to Highest Since 1983"

American small businesses are feeling more optimistic than any point in nearly 35 years, according to a National Federation of Business survey released Tuesday. 41 more words


The formula for success

The world of work is changing. Skills that were valuable only a decade or two ago seem less valuable nowadays, displaced by newer trends and technologies. 852 more words


"Cryptocurrencies subject to regulation as commodities, US judge rules"

“The same rules govern energy, metals & virtual currencies like bitcoin, a federal judge has reportedly ruled. The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will regulate cryptocurrency, according to a ruling seen by Reuters… 148 more words


Age Discrimination and Gun Control

Dick’s and Walmart recently announced that they would stop selling rifles and shotguns to buyers under the age of 21. That’s illegal under the age discrimination laws in many states, and… 50 more words