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Susan G. Komen for the Cure is a multimillion-dollar company with assets totaling over $390 million Only 20.9% of these funds were reportedly used in the 2009-2010 fiscal year for research “for the cure.” Their CEO and president, Hala G. Moddelmog, made $531,924, plus $26,683 in change. That’s more than President Obama makes. The largest […]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Friday it will allow bisphenol A to remain in food packaging while it continues to study the effects of the chemical on human health and the environment. Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a hormone-disrupting chemical used in the linings of beer and soda cans, vegetable and soup cans […]
For fifty years now the United States has maintained an ongoing trade embargo against Cuba. For the 20th year in a row, the UN General Assembly has voted to condemn this economic embargo on Cuba. This year the votes was YES (against embargo) – 186 NO (in favor of embargo) – 2 ABSTAIN – 3. […]
An equitable distribution of wealth and genuine connection to the workplace for workers are necessary aspects of a sustainable economy. One solution toward a sustainable future lies in worker owned cooperatives, which embody equitable distribution of power and offer employees a greater stake in the companies overall success. Evergreen Cooperative in Cleveland, Ohio started with […]