Category Archives: Business/Finance/Taxes

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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States That Raised Their Minimum Wages Are Experiencing Faster Job Growth


Bryce Covert | ThinkProgress | Reader Supported News | July 4, 2014 hink a higher minimum wage is a job killer? Think again: The states that raised their minimum wages on January 1 have seen higher employment growth since then than … Continue reading

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Task Force Lauds President’s Decision to Ban Transgender Discrimination Against Federal Employees


MEDIA CONTACT: Mark Daley Director of Communications (Office) 202.639.6325 (Cell) 202.379.8318 mdaley@theTaskForce.org Jorge Amaro Media and Public Relations Director (Office) 202.639.6306 (Cell) 213.842.7564 jamaro@theTaskForce.org Task Force Lauds President’s Decision to Ban Transgender Discrimination Against Federal Employees Organization Calls on Department … Continue reading

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The Global Corporate Coup That No One Is Talking About


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Obama TPP trade officials got hefty bonuses from Big Banks as “reward” for joining govt


Gauis Publius I’m convinced the best investigative reporter in the country is Lee Fang. Witness the following. TPP, the Trans Pacific Partnership trade agreement still in negotiation, is a NAFTA-like treaty — it will have the legal force of a treaty … Continue reading

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Germany Cancels Verizon Deal Over Spying


Al Jazeera America | Reader Supported News | June 27, 2014 he German government has canceled a contract with the U.S. firm Verizon Communications Inc. as part of an overhaul of its internal communications, prompted by revelations last year of … Continue reading

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WHILE MAJORITY OF GRINDR USERS ARE OUT AND PROUD, MANY STILL HESITATE ABOUT DOING SO IN THE WORKPLACE


Media Contacts: Ray Yeung / Jeffrey Davidson Brainerd Communicators, Inc. (212) 986-6667 yeung@braincomm.com / davidson@braincomm.com WHILE MAJORITY OF GRINDR USERS ARE OUT AND PROUD, MANY STILL HESITATE ABOUT DOING SO IN THE WORKPLACE Survey Reveals 82 Percent of Grindr Users are Out, … Continue reading

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VICTORY: President to sign executive order to protect LGBTQ employees of federal contractors


MEDIA CONTACT: Mark Daley Director of Communications (Office) 202.639.6325 (Cell) 202.379.8318 mdaley@theTaskForce.org STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 12 NOON ET VICTORY: President to sign executive order to protect LGBTQ employees of federal contractors WASHINGTON, DC, Jun 16, 2014: “This is a major … Continue reading

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