|Taking a Closer Look at the Stories Ignored by the Corporate Media|
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- More employers doing away with pensions, study finds
The swift demise of traditional plans catches some analysts by surprise. 'This is a watershed event,' one expert says.
- Bush was packaged like any other corporate icon; accordingly, the war in Iraq was sold in the manner of any other corporate PR campaign. Bush is simply a product, designed by and marketed for the benefit of the elites of the corporate state.
- Crappy Salads
- An attempt to seriously address the problems of lack of clean water and sanitation requires massive social investment on a global scale, which is incompatible with a system based on the private accumulation of wealth.
- In the belly of the beast of Bentonville
- Prisons for profit, spooks-for-hire, pay-as-you-drink-water -- it was only a matter of time before the privatizing mania reached the Internal Revenue Service.
- Longtime oil industry critic paints picture of institutionalized graft and corruption in GOP-ruled Alaska.
- Pharmaceutical companies, affiliated trade groups spent more than $600,000 on trips
- Rising prices and profits translated into pay packages for oil company chief executive officers that are nearly three times the size of similarly sized businesses, a new study from two watchdog groups said.
- Soldiers die, CEOs prosper
- "Disturbing" glimpse into how marketing dupes doctors — and patients
- This is "wealth creation" -- creating wealth for stockholders, even though they already have more wealth than they know what to do with, by stealing the resources of the poor and the powerless.
- The Bush Administration is acting as the muscle for Coke and Pepsi.
- How Humana and other insurance companies rigged the Medicare prescription drug plan
- Wal-Mart's massive growth has begun to disrupt America's entire retail economy, forcing companies large and small to adapt to its ruthless practices if they want to do business.
- Nice work, fellas. You’ve guaranteed your 2006 campaign contributions.
- Best Effort to Conceal Corporate Ir-Responsibility...Best Initiative to Recruit New Smokers
- Or Does It?
- It means that over the past couple of years, we have gone from convicting corporate criminals for corporate crimes, to allowing them to get off with deferred and non-prosecution agreements, to the low point of the Boeing non-prosecution agreement, which says that even if Boeing violates the agreement, it's not a violation.
- After all, drug companies can't push drugs without a lucrative customer base, so the screening programs are a great solution for that little problem.
- As we celebrate the Fourth, isn't it time to think about spreading some democracy here at home? Here's a not-so-modest proposal to start: abolish the concept of corporate "personhood."
- The FDA is dangerous to America
- HOW WAL-MART AND OTHER LARGE CORPORATIONS PICK AND CHOOSE WHEN TO BEHAVE PROPERLY
- Drug Profits, Fraud and Death
- Drug companies use unscrupulous and unethical marketing tactics not only to influence doctors to prescribe their products but also subtly to persuade consumers that they need them...
- IPod and the Sound of Slavery
- Federal spending on Halliburton contracts shot up an astonishing 600% between 2000 and 2005.
- The aim of corporate craftsmanship is to assure that nothing works well for very long.
- Company will only seek licence for medicine that costs 100 times more
- Newly-released government documents indicate the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) may have publicly lied about Vice President Dick Cheney's role in awarding a $7 billion no-bid Iraqi oil reconstruction contract to Halliburton in the weeks preceding the March 2003 invasion...
- For a company that claims to have moved "beyond petroleum", BP has managed to spill an awful lot of it on to the tundra in Alaska.
- You Gotta Think like a Multinational to Earn Like a Multinational
- by Michael Parenti - Corporate crime is not a rarity but a regularity.
- Energy services company Halliburton Co. expects net income and earnings per share to double over the next three to five years...
- Big Pharma wants to scare consumers away from prescription drug alternatives In fact, what is happening in this country today is a chemical holocaust.
- The world’s largest financial institutions are run by gluttonous robber barons that have hijacked most of the world’s governments and set us on an irreversible course of self-destruction. They are literally consuming the earth...
- I'll be damned if Enron's No. 1 show pony politician, George W. Bush, should be allowed to walk away from this.
- THE TOXIC 100: Top Corporate Air Polluters in the United States
- The corporate lawyers who conceived this self-enriching system ought to get the nation's top prize for shameless perversity.
- ...a little-known and poorly disclosed practice is allowing many executives to receive hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in dividends on performance stock -- shares that they may never earn.
- A new report from Public Citizen reveals that vaccine-industry lobbyists essentially wrote the provision themselves.
- Hoeing any row, ploughing any furrow, seeding any bed - the pharmaceutical industry plants its money trees everywhere and anywhere.
- Appalachia's mountains are being blasted at a rate of several ridgetops each week. Parents fear for the health of their children. And those trying to fight the devastation have found that coal baron Don Blankenship, C.E.O. of Massey Energy, is tougher than bedrock
- This isn’t the first time Big Cola has tried to sugar coat its image.
- ...it's no surprise there's been a concerted—and so far, unsuccessful—effort to downplay the scope, scale, and size of Big Oil's profits. Here's how they've done it...
- Chevron Corp.'s first-quarter profit soared 49 percent to $4 billion, joining the procession of U.S. oil companies to report colossal earnings as lawmakers consider ways to pacify motorists agitated about rising gas prices.
- Big Oil has been robbing us blind for over a century.
- Here's another one to remember when someone tells you that our "private" health care system works...
- The Crass Vigilance of The Soft Drink Molochs and Their Slow Throttling of the American Public For Loaves and Fishes
- 2005 was a good year for bad corporations.
- Perhaps Target’s oddest singularity is the fact that it boasts one of the nation’s top forensics labs at its company headquarters. A product of its efforts to stop shoplifting and property destruction at its stores, its mastery of surveillance and investigative technology and strategy is now eagerly subscribed to by law enforcement agencies nationwide, including the FBI.
- Monsanto Terminator Technology -- Worldwide Famine & Starvation
- Consolidation among health insurers is creating near-monopolies in virtually all reaches of the United States, according to a study released Monday.
- Payouts as immense as Lee Raymond’s reveal that the many corruptions of corporate governance have hardly changed since Enron collapsed into bankruptcy.
- Soaring gas prices are squeezing most Americans at the pump, but at least one man isn't complaining.
- ...while they're playing good guys on TV and in their philanthropy, ExxonMobil and other energy companies are playing quite a different role behind the scenes in Washington, where they've deployed an army of lobbyists and geysers of campaign cash to ensure that the federal government does nothing whatsoever about the problem.
- Healthy people are being turned into patients by drug firms which publicise mental and sexual problems and promote little-known conditions only then to reveal the medicines they say will treat them.
- Top 25 Largest CEO Pensions
- The companies that provide Americans with their homeowners and auto insurance made a record $44.8-billion profit last year even after accounting for the claims of policyholders wiped out by Hurricane Katrina and the other big storms of 2005...Top executives described the profit — an 18.7% increase over the previous year — as a fluke
- Sucking Communities Dry
- by Total Compensation
- ...a new era of nuclear weapons for profit threatens to turn Armageddon into a paying operation.
- Two and a half years ago, Public Interest Watch, a self-described watchdog of nonprofit groups, wrote to the Internal Revenue Service urging the agency to audit Greenpeace and accusing the environmental group of money laundering and other crimes.
- ...strings are being pulled by major multinational water companies with a very specific agenda: to make water an economic commodity that is bought and sold on global markets and is managed by transnational companies that claim to be more efficient, flexible and cheaper than public water agencies.
- Despite profits, oil giant holds billions awarded to victims
- Most if not all of the deaths this year in US coal mines could have been prevented if safety measures proposed for nearly two decades had not been blocked and eventually killed by officials from the Clinton and Bush administrations.
- Nowhere is Coca-Cola's blatant disregard for water and communities that sustain themselves from water more evident than in India.
- ...people are gaining weight and getting sick because unhealthy food is cheaper than healthy food - thanks in large part to federal policies
- In its drive to foster a more cooperative relationship with mining companies, the Bush administration has decreased major fines for safety violations since 2001, and in nearly half the cases, it has not collected the fines, according to a data analysis by The New York Times.
- "It is outrageous that, for all intents and purposes, the FDA allowed a clinical trial to proceed, which makes every citizen in the United States a potential 'guinea pig,' without providing a practical, informative warning to the public."
- As a depleted population struggled to celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans, new reports emerged about corporate cronyism and disaster profiteering under the Bush Administration.
- Federal agencies under the Bush administration are systematically gutting state regulations aimed at safeguarding the public and consumers from corporate wrongdoing, while imposing new rules to protect private industry from civil lawsuits...
- We have an administration that is absolutely wedded to corporate interests, both American and global. It honestly believes that "free trade" is more important than the environment and more important than the people. It has repeatedly demonstrated it is willing to let both go in order to foster free trade.
- Combining low wages with high pollution, industrial-scale poultry producers are ravaging the rural South.
- Buried in the Bush budget...