Transatlantic Trade: What the Latest Leak Means for Science-Based Safeguards

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By Yogin Kothari, Union of Concerned Scientists On Monday, Greenpeace Netherlands released 248 pages of leaked documents from the ongoing negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States and the European Union. The documents reveal a lot of...
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OSHA Faced with Diminishing Resources in Their Efforts to Keep Working People Alive

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By Rebecca Reindel and M.K. Fletcher, AFL-CIO In 2016, we are reflecting on where we have come and where we are going. It is the 45th anniversary of the opening of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration; the 25th year AFL-CIO has produced the Death on the Job report; and an election...
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Eight Senators Urge SEC to Finalize Rule on Conflicts of Interest

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By Alexis Goldstein, Americans for Financial Reform Recently, a former SEC trial attorney has placed a bright spotlight on the failure of his old agency to charge more individuals at Goldman Sachs over securities fraud in the “Abacus” deal. Abacus was composed of mortgage securities that...
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FCC Approves Horrible Merger, Hurting Consumers Nationwide

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By Mary Alice Crim, Free Press Bad news: According to several news reports, the FCC has voted to approve the Charter-Time Warner Cable merger. With Chairman Tom Wheeler at the helm, the agency ignored hundreds of thousands of people who urged it to block this disastrous deal. Instead of...
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