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31 January 2014

CEOs take Obama pledge to end bias against long-term unemployed [USA]

Author: Roger Runningen & Mike Dorning, Bloomberg News

President Barack Obama is meeting today with chief executives from Bank of America…to EBay…to ask for help in reducing job discrimination against the long-term unemployed. The White House released a list of 23 corporate or small business leaders...

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9 December 2013

Best Places to Work 2014 [USA]

Author: Human Rights Campaign

This year, an historic 304 major businesses…scored 100 percent on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index and the coveted distinction of “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” These companies adopted a full framework of LGBT inclusion in the workplace,...

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13 July 2013

Insight: Apple controversy lays bare complex Irish tax web

Author: Padraic Halpin, Carmel Crimmins & Himanshu Ojha, Reuters

A Reuters analysis of Irish and U.S. filings shows that more than 40 percent of the S&P 500 have registered subsidiaries in [Ireland]…Ireland, which has courted U.S. business for decades, rejects the Senate's claims that it is a tax haven, but the...

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6 July 2013

Top US firms support gays, pressure states over same-sex marriage

Author: Bloomberg

Support for gay marriage by companies as varied as Goldman Sachs, Microsoft and Starbucks is gathering steam to change policies in American states that bar same-sex couples from tying the knot…State legislators stand to feel the heat as more...

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26 June 2013

Obama takes on power plants as part of new climate plan

Author: Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton, Reuters

President Barack Obama tried to revive his stalled climate change agenda on Tuesday, promising new rules to cut carbon emissions from U.S. power plants and other domestic actions...Obama also signaled he would block construction of the Keystone XL oil...

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14 May 2013

ICO Concerned Over ‘Guesswork’ Surrounding EU Data Privacy Laws

Author: Tom Brewster, TechWeekEurope (UK)

The UK’s data protection watchdog has yet again raised concerns over controversial privacy laws drawn up in Brussels...The ICO is particularly worried about “guesswork” guiding the proposals, which include provisions to fine companies two percent of...

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23 April 2013

US & European companies concerned about effects & costs of proposed EU data protection law

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1 April 2013

33 major companies sign declaration calling on US Govt. to implement national strategy to combat climate change

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1 April 2013

Tackling climate change is one of America's greatest economic opportunities of the 21st century (and it's simply the right thing to do).

Author: Business for Innovative Climate and Energy (BICEP)

The very foundation of our country is based on fighting for our freedoms and ensuring the health and prosperity of our state, our community, and our families. Today those things are threatened by a changing climate that most scientists agree is being...

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22 November 2012

Can Trade Policies and Agreements Advance Internet Freedom?

Author: Project on Trade Agreements & Internet Governance, Elliott School for Intl. Affairs, George Washington Univ. [USA]

December 6, 2012, 8:15-3:30 - Elliott School for International Affairs, 1957 E Street NW [Washington DC, USA. Topics include:]...

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