Wal-Mart Opts To Not Sign Garment Factory Safety Agreement, Creates Own Policy

After clothing brands for many Western-owned retailers were found in the rubble of an eight-story garment factory building that collapsed in Bangladesh last month, many fashion brands have announced plans to improve worker safety. The collapse killed more than 1,100 people and more than 2,500 people were rescued in the wreckage. Since garment factories in […]

After clothing brands for many Western-owned retailers were found in the rubble of an eight-story garment factory building that collapsed in Bangladesh last month, many fashion brands have announced plans to improve worker safety. The collapse killed more than 1,100 people and more than 2,500 people were rescued in the wreckage. Since garment

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Caribbean Talks Conservation On Branson’s Island

To safeguard the Caribbean’s future, Branson says politics and business-as-usual will have to change.

In a bid to safeguard biodiversity and the Caribbean's tourism-based economy, regional political leaders and corporate executives will gather Friday on billionaire Richard Branson's private island with the aim of protecting 20 percent of the region's coastal resources by 2020. Participants are expected to announce various commitments to advance

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Charitable Donations Keep Arizona Buyback Program Alive Before Summer Ban

More than $200,000 in charitable donations are giving Arizona residents another opportunity to take part in a gun buyback program, just one month after Republican Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill into law that essentially will halt similar programs from taking place. The law goes into effect this summer. The new law will require police […]

More than $200,000 in charitable donations are giving Arizona residents another opportunity to take part in a gun buyback program, just one month after Republican Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill into law that essentially will halt similar programs from taking place. The law goes into effect this summer. The new law will require police departments to

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Report: Colleges Sneakily Use Financial Aid To Attract Wealthier Students At Expense Of Poor

According to the report, private colleges use “merit”-based aid to attract wealthier students instead of improving access to the poor.

A new report out this month found that affluent students are given more financial assistance than their lower-income peers. It’s a trend called “gapping,” where low-income students are given a financial aid package that does not come close to meeting their needs. The report was authored by Stephen Burd, a senior policy analyst with the New America

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ExxonMobil Gears Up For Publicity Battle As US Oil Reserve Estimates Climb

The U.S. will produce enough oil to account for a third of the world’s new supply within only the next five years, says a new report.

As America battles the prospect of a 1,700 mile Keystone XL pipeline constructed in the heartland of the nation that would transport more than 800,000 of oil through the U.S. every day, the oil-fracking movement is gaining even more traction with a new report indicating the nation has more oil than experts thought. A report released by the

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North Korea Sees Surge Of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

At least 5,000 cases of TB that can’t be treated with conventional antibiotics are reported in North Korea each year.

North Korea is facing a surge of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, or MDRTB, an aid group has warned. At least 5,000 cases of TB that can't be treated with conventional antibiotics are reported in North Korea each year, according to Stephen Linton, chairman of the South Korea-based Eugene Bell Foundation. The true number could be far higher,

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