Tag: Company

Donald Trump’s company pushed Panama’s president to intervene in business fight

As the saga of the Trump Organization’s nasty battle over the management of a single Panama luxury tower continues, we return again to the question: Just why did the Trumps consider the loss of this one hotel to be such an existential threat? U.S. President Donald Trump’s company appealed directly to Panama’s president to intervene …

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More Than 3,000 Google Employees Demand Company Cease Work on ‘Evil’ Project

"We believe that Google should not be in the business of war." More than 3,000 Google employees have signed a letter that's circulating in the company demanding that the tech giant end its involvement in Project Maven, a Pentagon program that could be used to develop drone technology. The project, the workers argue, runs counter …

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Jared Kushner’s company faces inquiry over false building permits

Politician and tenants’ group to investigate Kushner Companies, which allegedly had falsified more than 80 work permits A New York politician and local tenants’ group said on Monday they would launch an investigation into the real estate company formerly headed by Jared Kushner, a top aide to Donald Trump, over alleged falsification of building permits. …

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Why Is Jared Kushner’s Company So Desperate to Keep Its Partners Secret?

The president's son-in-law appears to be heavily compromised. We’ve seen headline after headline about Jared Kushner. We’ve heard that Trump’s son-in-law company has been on a global search for cash, that the company got giant loans from two big financial firms after Kushner met with officials from the companies in the White House, and that …

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Telecom company using net neutrality repeal to fight ruling that they lied about internet speeds

Last year, New York’s woefully busy Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit charging Charter/Time Warner Cable—now known as Spectrum-TWC—had been offering up internet speeds that they could not provide. This, Schneiderman has argued, is what all of us call lying or false advertising. In November, Charter was feeling pretty confident that net neutrality rules would be …

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Big Pharma company that is trying to keep pot illegal was just approved to manufacture synthetic marijuana

Insys Therapeutics, a major pharmaceutical company, has spent over $ 500,000 fueling the opposition to marijuana legalization in the United States. Now we know why. The Big Pharma company is a major manufacturer of deadly painkillers and is one of the chief backers of the anti-legalization movement. They have been in legal trouble in the …

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Interior Secretary Zinke held private meeting with executives of a company he still owns shares in

We’re a year into the Trump administration, and scandals from nearly every administration appointee just keep coming. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is a shareholder in a private Montana company that manufactures and sells firearms and advanced weapons materials, a financial interest he did not disclose when nominated last year. In response to inquiries from HuffPost, …

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Amazon’s tax avoidance has the company sheltering profits

Taking advantage of state sales tax loopholes isn’t the only strategy Amazon uses to their benefit, the online retail giant has been sheltering most of its profits from the United State’s tax system. Amazon paid zero dollars in federal income taxes on the company’s reported $ 5.6 billion in U.S. profits in 2017. In its …

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$26 million in inauguration funds went to a brand-new company formed by longtime Melania friend

You can presume that everything the Trump family does is a grift. President Trump’s inaugural committee paid nearly $ 26 million to an event planning firm started by an adviser to the first lady, Melania Trump, while donating $ 5 million — less than expected — to charity, according to tax filings released on Thursday. …

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Company fails to unload its coal-burner’s costs and financial risks onto West Virginia ratepayers

A vigorous grassroots campaign has led to surrender and retreat in an Ohio-based energy company’s attempt to transfer the costs of its struggling coal-burning power plant onto West Virginia ratepayers.  Like many of the nation’s coal operators, FirstEnergy Corp., a backer of Pr*sident Trump’s pro-coal agenda, has been having financial difficulties as a consequence of the lower costs of electricity-generated by natural gas, …

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