News for 2012-07-02

Monday, July 2, 2012
[field_image_caption-raw] Walmart: 50 Years of Facilitating America’s Industrial Decline
Retail giant Walmart, the second-largest corporation on the planet, has not gotten the scrutiny it deserves for "facilitating America’s industrial decline," says a report released Monday from Demos .
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[field_image_caption-raw] Following Barclays' Scandal, Stiglitz says 'Send Bankers to Jail'
Nobel Prize winner and former World Bank economist Joseph Stiglitz has called recent revelations that Barclays and other large banks colluded to defraud their costumers by artificially leveraging international interest rates a "textbook illustration" of how banks use privileged information and lax...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Power Outages Leave Millions Sweltering in 'Dangerous Heat' With 'Hot and Hotter' on the Way
Continued heat and power outages follow a weekend of destructive storms and oppressive temperatures across the east coast and plains.
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[title] Danger Zone: Aging Nuclear Reactors in the US
In March 2011, a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan caused a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. As tens of thousands of people were evacuated from nearby towns and villages, the world waited anxiously to see whether the radioactive fallout would spread across the country, or...
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[field_image_caption-raw] Sea Level Rise Unstoppable, say Scientists
Even if nations across the globe can agree on effective schemes to mitigate their carbon emissions in significant ways, the world's ocean levels will continue to rise far into the future, according to a new scientific study released on Sunday.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Factory-Fed Fish: Monsanto and Cargill's Plan for the Ocean
Agribusiness behemoths including Monsanto and Cargill are set to cash in big from industrial fish farming or “aquaculture” as the soy industry spreads its reign to the seas, a new report from environmental and consumer watchdogs shows.
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[title] Moyers and Company: Confronting the Contradictions of America’s Past
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[field_image_caption-raw] Mexico's Leftist Candidate says 'Last Word Not Spoken' as Conservative Claims Early Victory
Leftist candidate Andres Manuel López Obrador says he won't concede the Mexican presidency despite an official preliminary count that shows him losing to former ruling party candidate Enrique Peña Nieto , according to latest available reports on Monday morning.
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[field_image_caption-raw] Weapons Builders Bank on Proliferation of Drones
US weapons manufacturers who sell drone aircraft to the US government are concerned that their pilot-less surveillance and attack planes sales have plateaued and now, with the help of lobbyists and industry-friendly members of Congress, are hoping that they can remove export restrictions that will...
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