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How the World's Biggest Polluters are Two Trade Deals Away from Steamrolling Climate Protections

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  • "45 of the 50 private corporations historically responsible for the most climate-disrupting emissions" would be emboldened to challenge climate protections.
  • Related: What Ever Happened to Normal Weather?

Andrea Germanos, Common Dreams

http://www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_large/public/headlines/notoxictradea.jpg?itok=Nxw9pUOd"These trade deals would empower some of the world's largest polluters... to use unaccountable tribunals to defend a model of fossil fuel dependency that spells climate crisis," said Ben Beachy of Sierra Club. (Photo:  Stephen Melkisethian/flickr/cc)  

Thursday, March 24, 2016 | When TransCanada announced at the start of the year that it that it was demanding compensation under North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) rules for the Obama administration's decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, many observers saw it as a sign of things to come.

http://peoplesworld.org/assets/Uploads/stopp-tppa.jpg Indeed, critics of two pending trade deals—the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)—have already warned that other corporations could take similarly take advantage of the same mechanism to exert their power before private tribunals, demanding compensation for lost profits while supplanting democracy and trampling on workers' rights and environmental protections.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer, Common Dreams

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What Ever Happened to Normal Weather? Paul Douglas, Guardian 

Weather is becoming more extreme, and meteorologists are taking notice.

Guide to Understanding Your Cable Bill

  • Why are loyal long-time cable customers the ones paying more?
  • Have you checked out your monthly bill lately?

Kate Cox, Consumerist.org

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http://www.consumerreports.org/content/dam/cro/news_articles/Electronics/CR-Electronics-Inline-Understanding-Your-Cable-Bill-05-16.jpg May 19, 2016 | Over the last few months, our colleagues at Consumerist have reviewed cable and internet service bills for seven of the nation’s largest providers in an attempt to make sense of all those fees and charges. Here's what they learned from these bills covering cable, satellite, and fiber customers from Connecticut to California.

1. Everyone Is Nickel-and-diming Their Customers, Some More Than Others

The fees! The fees are everywhere!

As a rule of thumb, the collection of taxes, fees, and surcharges above the stated subscription price ranged from about 15% to 30% of any given customer’s total bill (including bills we looked at but didn’t publish).

Kate Cox, Reporting for Consumerist.org. Consumerist is an independent source of consumer news and information published by Consumer Media LLC, a not-for-profit subsidiary of Consumer Reports. Our mission is to help consumers understand, engage with, and discuss the systems and forces that influence the marketplace, so that we, as consumers, can all make better, more informed decisions.

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Special Report | The Francis I Chronicles: Employers not offering health insurance are 'true leeches.'

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  • "Living off the blood of the people: This is a mortal sin," said the pope. "It is a mortal sin. And it takes much patience, much restitution to convert ourselves from this sin."
  • Related: It's time for business leaders to stand up for the community.

Joshua J. McElwee, National Catholic Reporter

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/evergreenedigest.org/files/End%20Corporate%20Greed%20Occupy.jpg May 19, 2016 | Pope Francis has condemned employers who exploit their workers by offering only temporary contracts or not providing health insurance, calling them "true leeches [that] live on the bloodletting of the people they make slaves to work."

Reflecting Thursday on the day's Mass readings during his homily at Casa Santa Marta, the pontiff also said that Christians err when they think there is a "theology of prosperity" in which God "sees that you are just and gives you much wealth."

Joshua J. McElwee is NCR Vatican correspondent. 

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It's time for business leaders to stand up for the community, Robert MacGregor, Minneapolis (MN) StarTribune 

Corporate elites nearly moved mountains for the good of society, residents and cities. Here's a wake-up call to get going again. 

 

It's time for business leaders to stand up for the community.

Corporate elites nearly moved mountains for the good of society, residents and cities. Here's a wake-up call to get going again. 

 

Robert MacGregor, Minneapolis (MN) StarTribune 

 

 

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May 13, 2016 | I recently attended a luncheon with some 85 Minnesotans in Naples, Fla. — a remarkable function focused on the exceptional work of the Minnesota Historical Society.

As I reviewed this outstanding Minnesota institution’s materials, acknowledging a long list of wealthy contributors and Minnesota foundations, I was especially proud to have strong Minnesota roots.

There are more large foundations in Minnesota developed by successful business people than perhaps anywhere else in the U.S.

Robert MacGregor is co-chair of the Global Governing Board of the Caux Round Table, an international network of business leaders working to promote a moral capitalism. 

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