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      • Covid Contracts and the Fraudsters

        Covid Contracts and the Fraudsters

        If you needed a plumber or a caterer, you would avoid a service provider who had in the past tried to bill you for work not performed or grossly overcharged for what was completed. The Trump Administration takes a different approach. In selecting con…
        - 5 days ago, 17 Sep 20, 4:32pm -
      • Corporate Culprits Receiving COVID Bailouts

        Corporate Culprits Receiving COVID Bailouts

        In implementing the CARES Act passed by Congress to rescue the economy from the effects of the pandemic, the Trump Administration has directed tens of billions of dollars in aid to companies with a track record of misconduct. This transfer of public…
        - 15 days ago, 8 Sep 20, 12:47am -
      • Small Companies, Big Misdeeds

        Small Companies, Big Misdeeds

        More than 1 million companies have received financial assistance from the CARES Act. My colleagues and I at Good Jobs First have been seeking to determine how many of those recipients have a track record of misconduct, and we will soon be releasing a…
        - 26 days ago, 27 Aug 20, 6:43pm -
      • The Corporate Marauder Undermining the Postal Service

        The Corporate Marauder Undermining the Postal Service

        Donald Trump got elected in part by selling the idea that his business experience would enable him to do a great job of running the government. We see how that turned out. And now we have another veteran of the private sector wreaking havoc on the Un…
        - 34 days ago, 20 Aug 20, 11:51am -
      • The Corporate Culprits Receiving Covid Bailouts

        The Corporate Culprits Receiving Covid Bailouts

        Allegations of insider trading threaten to derail a plan by the Trump Administration to provide a $765 million covid-related loan to Eastman Kodak. This comes on the heels of controversy over the administration’s use of $700 million in coronavirus…
        - 40 days ago, 13 Aug 20, 4:03pm -
      • Who Is Hogging Covid Stimulus Funds?

        Who Is Hogging Covid Stimulus Funds?

        The main cause for the stalemate in Congress over a new round of covid stimulus funding is a belief by numerous Republicans that the federal government has been too generous to the unemployed. The enhanced jobless benefits created by the CARES Act ne…
        - 47 days ago, 6 Aug 20, 6:14pm -
      • Big Business and the PPP

        Big Business and the PPP

        By now it is clear that the recipients of Paycheck Protection Program loans were often companies larger than the mom-and-pop operations we were led to believe would be the main beneficiaries. A closer examination of the data shows assistance going no…
        - 54 days ago, 30 Jul 20, 5:32pm -
      • Foreign-Owned Regulatory Violators Found Among PPP Recipients

        Foreign-Owned Regulatory Violators Found Among PPP Recipients

        The massive Paycheck Protection Program was depicted as a necessary measure to save American small businesses, yet the list of recipients of the forgivable loans released by the Treasury Department contains numerous companies that are neither small n…
        - 62 days ago, 23 Jul 20, 1:48pm -
      • Double-Dipping by PPP Healthcare Loan Recipients

        Double-Dipping by PPP Healthcare Loan Recipients

        Healthcare providers have faced significant challenges during the pandemic, but it was still surprising to see that sector show up as the largest recipient of assistance under the Paycheck Protection Program. That’s because hospitals and other prov…
        - 68 days ago, 16 Jul 20, 5:56pm -
      • The Paycheck Protection Program and Wage Theft

        The Paycheck Protection Program and Wage Theft

        The Trump Administration’s reluctant disclosure of the names of more than 600,000 recipients of Paycheck Protection Program aid has shown that many of the loans went to firms that are well-connected and that otherwise don’t fit the image of mom-a…
        - 76 days ago, 9 Jul 20, 2:04pm -

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      • Vertical farming: The future of agriculture
        Vertical farming – producing plants within stacked layers as part of a controlled-environment in which all environmental factors can be controlled – will be increasingly...The post Vertical farming: The future of agriculture appeared first on Ma…
        - 15 days ago, 8 Sep 20, 6:41am -
      • Tesco: Further retreat from overseas ambitions
        Despite its popularity in central Europe, Tesco has struggled to succeed in Poland after 25 years of its operations in the country. The company opened...The post Tesco: Further retreat from overseas ambitions appeared first on Marketline.
        - 26 days ago, 28 Aug 20, 7:12am -
      • Poland Energy sector transformation threatened by government seeking more state control
        Since it became the EU member in 2004, Poland has been under a growing pressure to slash its CO2 emissions. The country has been scaling...The post Poland Energy sector transformation threatened by government seeking more state control appeared firs…
        - 26 days ago, 28 Aug 20, 7:06am -
      • Release of next-gen consoles to intensify Sony and Microsoft’s rivalry: COVID-19 to cause sales to be unpredictable
        The next generation of Sony and Microsoft gaming consoles, although not given an exact release date as of yet, are expected to be released at...The post Release of next-gen consoles to intensify Sony and Microsoft’s rivalry: COVID-19 to cause sale…
        - 57 days ago, 28 Jul 20, 5:02am -
      • Nissan-Renault alliance braces for make-or-break venture
        Once the largest automotive group in the sector, the Renault-Nissan alliance has encountered several bumps along the way in its 20 years of partnership. The...The post Nissan-Renault alliance braces for make-or-break venture appeared first on Market…
        - 58 days ago, 27 Jul 20, 5:56am -
      • Unilever: Controversial skin lightening products attract criticism in South Asia
        Hindustan Unilever’s Fair & Lovely was launched in 1975 and is India’s best known fairness brand. The company announced in June 2020, that it will...The post Unilever: Controversial skin lightening products attract criticism in South Asia appear…
        - 63 days ago, 22 Jul 20, 7:29am -
      • Ocado sees demand surge: Covid-19 bolsters company’s business transformation
        Ocado sold half of its UK retail business to Marks & Spencer, in 2019. The deal means M&S will be able to offer an online...The post Ocado sees demand surge: Covid-19 bolsters company’s business transformation appeared first on Marketline.
        - 71 days ago, 13 Jul 20, 5:47pm -
      • Disney+ and Netflix see demand surge but will have challenges to overcome
        As many countries around the world enforced home lockdown measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic, streaming services have seen subscriber numbers surge and viewing times lengthened....The post Disney+ and Netflix see demand surge but will have challeng…
        - 77 days ago, 8 Jul 20, 5:43am -
      • Pinduoduo shows worrisome governance issues
        Pinduoduo, third-largest marketplace in China has grown exponentially in the last five years from nothing to handling more business than eBay. Whilst sales and revenue...The post Pinduoduo shows worrisome governance issues appeared first on Marketli…
        - 85 days ago, 30 Jun 20, 9:22am -
      • Boohoo.com: Sales surge as coronavirus lockdowns forces more shoppers online
        The Boohoo group – which also owns brands including PrettyLittleThing and Nasty Gal; has continued to see its profit and sales surge during the coronavirus...The post Boohoo.com: Sales surge as coronavirus lockdowns forces more shoppers online app…
        - 9 Jun 20, 8:38am -

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