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Oakland Athletics Latest Major League Team to Settle Claim of Wage Violations(0)

September 4, 2014

A third Major League Baseball team—the Oakland Athletics—has agreed to pay back wages and damages to a group of current and former employees to settle government claims that they had been illegally underpaid.

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New Efforts to Deal with Electronic Waste

With electronic equipment and gadgets the fastest growing waste stream in many countries, how to deal with so-called “e-waste” may in fact be one of the most pressing environmental problems of the 21st century. According to BCC Research, consumers around the world purchased 238.5 million TVs, 444.4 million computers and tablets and a whopping 1.75 billion mobile phones in 2012 alone.

Will Controversy Over Whales and Dolphins Threaten SeaWorld’s Future?

Questions about how SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment treats dolphins and whales has placed it at the center of an intense controversy involving allegations of cruelty to animals – charges the company vehemently refutes. Columnist Gael O’Brien examines the debate and interviews Thomas I. White, an advocate for animal rights and a professor of business ethics.

The Need for a New Way to Teach Economics

A senior professor of economics argues that the economics now being taught in university classrooms “makes it appear as though markets descended straight from heaven while maintaining a conspiracy of silence on the Achilles heals of free markets such as not paying sufficient attention to safety, not caring enough about the environment, and being indifferent to the welfare of future generations.”


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