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Corruption

British thugs have discovered that blowing up ATMs is a good way to get the cash out

January 28th, 2015  |  Source: Bloomberg

NO AMERICAN ATM HAS EVER BEEN ROBBED WITH EXPLOSIVE GAS.
THE SAME WAS TRUE IN BRITAIN — UNTIL 2013.
NOW THERE HAVE BEEN MORE THAN 90.
INSIDE THE BIRTH OF A BOMB SPREE.

Along the western coast of England, under a half-moon hidden by clouds, a dark Audi sports car with fabricated plates followed an empty road toward a Barclays bank. Inside were five men, dressed all in black, and their gear: crowbars, power tools, coils of flexible tubing, and two large tanks of explosive gas. It was 1:51 a.m. The job would take just under seven minutes.


Target Chief's $47 Million Retirement and the 401(k) Gap

January 5th, 2015  |  Source: Bloomberg

The gap in the U.S. workplace between the highest and lowest paid has been growing for years. Far less noticed has been the growing gulf in retirement pay.

While the very top often continue to receive executive pensions as well as other benefits, most workers are left only with their 401(k) plans.


Delaware-size gas plume over West illustrates the cost of leaking methane

December 30th, 2014  |  Source: Washington Post

The methane that leaks from 40,000 gas wells near this desert trading post may be colorless and odorless, but it’s not invisible. It can be seen from space.


Let’s all screw the 1 percent: The simple move Obama could make to strengthen the rest of us

December 27th, 2014  |  Source: Salon.com

You're working more hours and not getting paid for them. We can fix that -- and put more people to work. Here's how


Ebay joins Google and others in dumping Alec over climate stance

December 21st, 2014  |  Source: The Guardian

The online retailer is the latest tech giant to leave the right wing lobbying group over its position on climate change

Ebay announced on Thursday it’s severing ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec) because of the lobbying group’s views on climate change. The online marketplace is the latest technology firm to part ways with the rightwing organization over environmental concerns.


Fifa hits new low after Michael Garcia resignation

December 18th, 2014  |  Source: BBC

As the sun set over the Atlas Mountains, and the sound of the evening call to prayer drifted across the city, all seemed calm.

At Marrakech's finest hotel, La Mamounia, famous for being Winston Churchill's favourite bolt hole, Fifa's top executives - the select few who run world football - were checking in ahead of their final meeting of the year.


Newtown two years on: More guns, more school shootings

December 15th, 2014  |  Source: CS Monitor.com

Two years after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., school shootings in the US continue at the rate of nearly one a week. Most Americans think the main problem is mental illness, not lack of gun control.


ALEC is Back and Ready to Resume its Conservative Agenda

December 3rd, 2014  |  Source: Bloomberg

About 500 state legislators from across the country will pour themselves cups of coffee and file into conference rooms of the Hyatt Regency hotel in Washington on Wednesday to talk about cutting taxes and killing regulations. This is Legislating 101, brought to you by corporate America. 


Seven of the 30 largest corporations in US paid more to their CEOs than they did in taxes

November 19th, 2014  |  Source: The Guardian

Taxes?    No problem.

Ford CEO Alan Mulally earned $23.2m last year while Ford got a tax refund of $19m.

This most recent gap between executive pay and taxes is part of an alarming trend reflecting a generous corporate tax code




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