Economy

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The contents of the corporate-friendly Trans-Pacific Partnership, the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's trade agenda, will remain shrouded in secrecy after Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Thursday blocked legislation that would have increased transparency around the mammoth trade agreement involving 12 Pacific Rim countries. Sens. Joe Manchin...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Destroyed buildings in Gaza pictured six months after the beginning of the latest Israeli military assault. February 26, 2015. (Photo: Oxfam International)
Nine months after Israel's 51-day military assault on Gaza, a damning new...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Less than 24 hours after 5,000 workers marched on McDonald's corporate...

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The luxury Mandarin Oriental hotels offer guests the finest amenities, from wellness spas to French cuisine to Dynasty Suites, costing up to thousands of dollars per night - and untold destruction of rainforest, natural habitat and the endangered Sumatran elephant by its parent company in the name of palm oil profits. A new campaign by Forest Heroes seeks to stop them; drone footage of the bulldozed devastation shows why.