Category Archives: Business/Finance/Taxes

BP found ‘grossly negligent’ in 2010 Gulf oil spill


The 2010 explosion and subsequent oil spill cost 11 workers their lives and was the worst in US history A US judge has ruled BP was “grossly negligent” in the lead-up to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the … Continue reading

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Why Is Homeland Security So Busy Arming Cops to Fight Americans?


ALSO SEE: How Does a Police Department Lose a Humvee? Trevor Timm | Guardian UK | September 2, 2014 From Ferguson’s military police to loaning drones and tracking your every move, the agency’s expensive, violent sinkhole of bureaucracy needs reform – … Continue reading

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Halliburton to Pay $1.1B for Destroying Deepwater Horizon Evidence


Kevin McCoy and Rick Jervis | USA Today | Reader Supported News | September 2, 2014 alliburton (HAL) has reached a $1.1 billion agreement aimed at settling most claims filed against the company related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig … Continue reading

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Giovanni’s Room and Philly AIDS Thrift are excited to announce the creation of Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Giovanni’s Room and Philly AIDS Thrift are excited to announce the creation of Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room. Giovanni’s Room and Philly AIDS Thrift are excited to announce the creation of Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract to Test Iron Man-Type Exoskeletons


Amrita Jayakumar | The Washington Post | Reader Supported News | August 19, 2014 he movie “Iron Man” popularized the idea of a futuristic warfighter waging battle in a exoskeleton. The Defense Department recently procured two from Bethesda-based contractor Lockheed Martin … Continue reading

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These Are the Companies Abandoning the U.S. to Dodge Taxes


Danielle Douglas | The Washington Post | Reader Supported News | August 7, 2014 ALSO SEE: 25 Companies That Spent More on Lobbyists Than on Taxes t is a tax trick that has been around for years, but the pace of … Continue reading

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Walgreens Decides Not to Dodge Taxes by Moving Headquarters Overseas


Bryce Covert | ThinkProgress | Reader Supported News | August 6, 2014 ALSO SEE: White House Could Circumvent Congress to End Tax Benefits For Companies Moving Overseas algreen Co announced on Wednesday that it won’t go through with its acquisition of … Continue reading

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Obama signs executive order barring federal discrimination against LGBT people


Jeff Mason | Reuters | Raw Story | July 21, 2014 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The order did … Continue reading

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Obama to sign order Monday barring federal discrimination against LGBT communities


Jeff Mason | Reuters | Raw Story | July 19, 2014 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will sign an executive order on Monday barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, senior administration … Continue reading

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Microsoft Announces Largest Layoffs in History, Stocks Rise


Ryan Nakashima | Associated Press | July 17, 2014 icrosoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut 18,000 jobs as it streamlines its Nokia mobile device business to focus on using the Windows Phone operating system. … Continue reading

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