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ECONOMY – BANKRUPTCIES (BY RICK PULITO)

More retail bankruptcies mean more worthless gift cards…

This week’s announcement of bankruptcy by Borders Book Stores is another in an ever-growing list of retailers who have left consumers holding the bag, or more appropriately an empty bag, as their gift cards will be rendered worthless.

What surprised me is the depth and breadth of retail organizations that are either on their way out or likely to fail in the next twelve months. An article on the investment site www.investinganswers.com this month lists more than twenty large, nationwide retail companies that are at an elevated risk of failure. The assortment includes such gift-card staples as Macy’s, Cabela’s, RiteAid, Zales Jewelers, Talbots, and seventeen more. I have reprinted the graphic from their article below. (mais…)

AFTER THE PHONE-HACKING SCANDAL

Bancroft Family Members Express Regrets at Selling Wall Street

Journal to Murdoch

by Richard Tofel
ProPublica

.Christopher Bancroft walks through downtown Boston, Mass., on July 23, 2007, following a meeting of Bancroft family members to discuss selling their majority stake in Dow Jones & Co. to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. (Neal Hamberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

This story was co-published with The Guardian.

A number of key members of the family which controlled The Wall Street Journal say they would not have agreed to sell the prestigious daily to Rupert Murdoch if they had been aware of News International’s conduct in the phone-hacking scandal at the time of the deal. (mais…)

CARDS BLOQUEAN A WIKILEAKS

VISA Y MASTERCARD BLOQUEAN A

WIKILEAKS, PERO ACEPTAN PAGOS PARA EL

KU KLUX KLAN

De RT/ MSK

 

Hace unos seis meses las mayores entidades bancarias estadounidenses bloquearon los pagos a favor del portalWikiLeaks. (mais…)

CANDIDATURA DE DSK É IMPROVÁVEL

Candidatura de Strauss-Kahn é improvável, diz

esquerda francesa

De Swissinfo

Candidatura de Strauss-Kahn é improvável, diz esquerda francesa

Candidatura de Strauss-Kahn é improvável, diz esquerda francesa (reuters_tickers)

PARIS (Reuters) – O Partido Socialista francês disse nesta segunda-feira ser improvável que Dominique Strauss-Kahn seria candidato às eleições presidenciais de 2012, apesar do enfraquecimento do caso de assédio sexual contra ele em Nova York. (mais…)

US EDUCATION SYSTEM IS DESTROYING

Why the United States Is Destroying Its Education System

by: Chris Hedges, Truthdig | Op-Ed

(Photo: fling93)

A nation that destroys its systems of education, degrades its public information, guts its public libraries and turns its airwaves into vehicles for cheap, mindless amusement becomes deaf, dumb and blind. It prizes test scores above critical thinking and literacy. It celebrates rote vocational training and the singular, amoral skill of making money. (mais…)

THE FIGHT CONTINUES (PROPUBLICA)

Bank Lobby Says ‘Fight Continues’ on Debit Card

Fees, Warns of ‘Dire Consequences’

by Marian Wang 

ProPublica

.(iStockphoto)

The banking industry stands to lose billions in debit card transaction fees after losing one of its biggest lobbying battles this year—but for the banks, that was just Round One.  (mais…)

THE LYBIA’S WAR

Latest on Obama’s War Powers Act Workaround

by Marian Wang
ProPublica, Libya, A History: The Country, The Food, The Dictator

More evidence emerged this weekend that could inflame what’s become a growing controversy about the legitimacy of U.S. operations in Libya.  (mais…)

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