PopMuse: Large Corporations http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Being Mindful of Paycheck Abuses https://dirtdiggersdigest.org/archives/6423 https://dirtdiggersdigest.org/archives/6423 Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:46:46 UTC Phil Mattera at Dirt Diggers Digest It turns out that yoga instructors are mindful about more than poses and breathing. They also make sure they are paid properly for their work. A group of instructors in Illinois who sued CorePower Yoga for violating federal labor law recently reached a final settlement of $1.5 million to resolve allegations that the chain failed […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ PEMEX: Government approach does not offer guarantees of recovery https://www.marketline.com/blog/emr42-pemex-government-approach-does-not-offer-guarantees-of-recovery/ https://www.marketline.com/blog/emr42-pemex-government-approach-does-not-offer-guarantees-of-recovery/ Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:12:05 UTC Eduardo Ruiz at Marketline After being subject to years of mismanagement, getting Pemex back in shape is essential for the Mexican government. The incumbent government has invested much political... The post PEMEX: Government approach does not offer guarantees of recovery appeared first on Marketline. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ South Africa $100bn Investment Drive: Results must happen soon to avoid failure https://www.marketline.com/blog/south-africa-100bn-investment-drive-results-must-happen-soon-to-avoid-failure/ https://www.marketline.com/blog/south-africa-100bn-investment-drive-results-must-happen-soon-to-avoid-failure/ Mon, 11 Nov 2019 10:14:58 UTC Christopher Leyman-Nicholls at Marketline Thought the announcement of attracting over five years $100bn of investment into the South African economy during 2018 was eye-catching, the marquee number will be... The post South Africa $100bn Investment Drive: Results must happen soon to avoid failure appeared first on Marketline. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Corporations and Economic Sanctions https://dirtdiggersdigest.org/archives/6417 https://dirtdiggersdigest.org/archives/6417 Thu, 07 Nov 2019 22:09:54 UTC Phil Mattera at Dirt Diggers Digest Large corporations like to claim rights, such as freedom of speech and even freedom of religion, originally intended to apply to individuals. Yet they don’t like it when they are accused of crimes customarily brought against human persons. That is the situation facing the Swiss cement company LafargeHolcim, whose French operation just escaped prosecution for […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Microsoft awarded lucrative JEDI contract: Deal could damage Amazon cloud computing dominance https://www.marketline.com/blog/microsoft-awarded-lucrative-jedi-contract-deal-could-damage-amazon-cloud-computing-dominance/ https://www.marketline.com/blog/microsoft-awarded-lucrative-jedi-contract-deal-could-damage-amazon-cloud-computing-dominance/ Fri, 01 Nov 2019 14:58:49 UTC Christopher Leyman-Nicholls at Marketline The JEDI contract involves accelerating the cloud computing capacity and improving access to advanced artificial intelligence (AI) for a period of 10 years. With the... The post Microsoft awarded lucrative JEDI contract: Deal could damage Amazon cloud computing dominance appeared first on Marketline. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Underregulation https://dirtdiggersdigest.org/archives/6412 https://dirtdiggersdigest.org/archives/6412 Thu, 31 Oct 2019 21:23:34 UTC Phil Mattera at Dirt Diggers Digest The ink was barely dry on the 1970s laws creating the EPA, OSHA and other new federal agencies overseeing business activities when a counterattack began. For the past four decades, there has been an endless drumbeat of claims about the supposedly pernicious effects of regulation and continuous calls for weakening or eliminating rules. This ongoing […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Hong Kong protests have started an economic crisis: Key financial global center enters recession https://www.marketline.com/blog/04dn-hong-kong-protests-have-started-an-economic-crisis-key-financial-global-center-enters-recession/ https://www.marketline.com/blog/04dn-hong-kong-protests-have-started-an-economic-crisis-key-financial-global-center-enters-recession/ Thu, 31 Oct 2019 08:05:08 UTC Daniel Newton at Marketline Hong Kong has entered recession for the first time in a decade as ongoing protests impair business activity. The Retail sector has been one of... The post Hong Kong protests have started an economic crisis: Key financial global center enters recession appeared first on Marketline. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Immunity Disorders https://dirtdiggersdigest.org/archives/6408 https://dirtdiggersdigest.org/archives/6408 Thu, 24 Oct 2019 22:04:40 UTC Phil Mattera at Dirt Diggers Digest Immunity was once a term used mainly in discussing medical conditions, but Donald Trump and his defenders have seized on it as an all-purpose defense in dealing with the Mueller investigation and now the Ukraine probe. Trump’s lawyers just made preposterous claims about the scope of Presidential immunity in appellate court arguments seeking to block […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Softbank buys majority share in WeWork: $5bn investment is putting good money after bad https://www.marketline.com/blog/softbank-buys-majority-share-in-wework-5bn-investment-is-putting-good-money-after-bad/ https://www.marketline.com/blog/softbank-buys-majority-share-in-wework-5bn-investment-is-putting-good-money-after-bad/ Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:31:34 UTC Christopher Leyman-Nicholls at Marketline Though it is common for tech startups to rack up massive debts while still attracting billions of dollars of investments from excited fund managers hoping... The post Softbank buys majority share in WeWork: $5bn investment is putting good money after bad appeared first on Marketline. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Inflicting Financial Pain on the Pain Pill Pushers https://dirtdiggersdigest.org/archives/6405 https://dirtdiggersdigest.org/archives/6405 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 21:54:11 UTC Phil Mattera at Dirt Diggers Digest The proceedings in a Cleveland courtroom are addressing issues about the fundamental nature of a major American industry. The case consolidates more than 2,000 lawsuits brought mainly by state and local governments against all the major parties responsible for the opioid crisis: the drug manufacturers, the drug distributors, the pharmacy benefit managers, the large drugstore […] http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/