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Getting Tough on the Corporations Behind the Opioid Crisis

The withdrawal of Tom Marino’s nomination as national drug czar is a reminder of the power of whistle-blowing and aggressive investigative reporting, while the fact that he was named in the first place is a reminder of the hollowness of the Trump’s Administration’s commitments to draining the swamp and to seriously addressing the opioid epidemic […]

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Auto, lo scandalo emissioni si allarga

Da un caso di mala condotta di una singola società (Volkswagen), negli Usa lo scandalo emissioni somiglia sempre più a una trama di pratiche fraudolente che riguardano l’intero settore automobilistico

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The Emissions Scandal Widens

Big business would have us believe that it is on the side of the angels when it comes to the Paris climate agreement. A group of large companies just published full-page ads in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal urging President Trump to remain in the accord. On the contrary, recent developments could […]

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Putting Apple in Its Place

Apple’s indignant response to the European Commission tax ruling has nothing to do with an inability to pay. The company’s cash pile of more than $200 billion could cover the assessment several times over. Instead, it’s something more akin to the attitude attributed to the late New York hotelier Leona Helmsley: only the little people […]

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Trump’s Corporate Rap Sheet

Trump’s decision to enter the race for the Republican presidential nomination has brought a great deal of new attention to his wide range of business activities and the controversies associated with many of them, involving issues such as alleged racial discrimination, tax abatements, union avoidance and environmental harm dirtdiggersdigest.org

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Trump: the art of the Tax Deal

Donald Trump is famous for making high-profile deals using other people’s money. Sometimes those other people are not his business partners or lenders but rather the taxpayers. For a figure who is seen to epitomize unfettered entrepreneurship, he has been relentless in his pursuit of government financial assistance dirtdiggersdigest.org