Corporate Power

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday sued for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges for its operation of an elaborate "predatory lending scheme" that ensnares tens of thousands of students in costly private loans and bullying collections tactics. Corinthian, one of the largest for-profit, post-secondary education companies in the...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
A group of 160 leading environmentalists is calling on the world's...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
There's a giant, Trojan horse threatening people in Europe, a grassroots...

Further

The revelation of General Motors' deadly, decade-long malfeasance on design defects - resulting in at least 13 deaths, a recall of up to 11 million cars and a record $35 million fine from the feds - was bad enough. Now comes a newly released 2008 GM training document listing words to be avoided by engineers investigating the hazards so that they don't, you know, give the company a bad name. Banned terms range from "safety" and "problem" to "gruesome," "Kevorkianesque," "widow-maker," "rolling...

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