Corporate Power

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Provisions that could appear in secretly negotiated trade deal would boost corporate power while making it harder to prevent another financial crisis, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has stated. The deal in question is the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), still under negotiations, which President Obama has called a "high priority." Warren (D-Mass...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
After much wrangling and threats of an alleged government shutdown, the U.S...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
The April 2013 Supreme Court ruling Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petrolium tossed out a lawsuit levied by 12 Nigerians against British and Dutch Royal Dutch Shell for the company's role in the military dictatorship's torture, rape, and extrajudicial assassinations of Ogani people in the 1990s. (Photo: JasonOX4/flickr/cc)
A 2013 Supreme Court decision that makes it much harder to sue foreign...

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...