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Money to help Trump immigrants rejected - BBC News
Salesforce has had a $1million donation turned down by RAICE, who are instead demanding that they stop working with US Customs.
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4 hours ago by nrturner
Wages aren’t growing when adjusted for inflation, new data finds
According to the Labor Department, median weekly earnings fell 0.6% in inflation-adjusted dollars in the second quarter, compared to the same time period of 2017. That’s now the third straight quarter where inflation has outpaced wage growth...

In the report on median earnings released Tuesday, women were earning 81 cents for every dollar a man made. Among the major occupational groups, persons employed full time in management, professional, and related occupations had the highest median weekly earnings — $1,463 for men and $1,080 for women. Men and women employed in service jobs earned the least, $615 and $512, respectively.
money  economy  usa  trump-presidency  gender-pay-gap 
7 hours ago by iamfantastikate
Fashionable Forests at the High Level Political Forum | UN DESA
Excerpts:
"Forest fashion takes centre stage at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, during the 2018 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development.

The “Forests for Fashion” exhibit brings together the work of many young designers, all inspired to use forest-derived materials for their creations.

Alongside many innovative and creative designs, is a capsule collection by Spanish designer Ms. María Lafuente using the world’s first fabrics certified by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), which can be traced back to sustainably managed forests.

Almost 65 per cent of global fabric consumption consists of synthetic fibres derived from fossil fuels, whilst the majority of the remainder is made up of cotton, a water- and pesticide-intensive crop. Renewable and responsibly sourced wood fibres are part of the solution to transform fashion into a more sustainable industry.

Forest-based materials need to originate from sustainably managed forests and to be produced in a sustainable and ethical manner.
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Visitors can also learn about the connection between forests, fashion and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by exploring the ‘SDG cubes’."

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11 hours ago by eocas
"An almond doesn’t lactate" - FDA to crack down on use of the word "milk"
(Except "almond milk" has been in use as a term since medieval times...)
milk  food  language  USA  regulation 
11 hours ago by swampers
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18 hours ago by rukku
CEOs are dumping stock in their companies. Here's what that means
Companies have announced them this year at a rate of more than $5 billion a day. The buyback boom has been viewed by investors as a sign of confidence among CEOs. Yet with their own money, executives are quietly taking a much different approach: They're cashing out...

But Mousseau cautioned against viewing the spike of insider selling as a signal about where the stock market and economy are heading because he doubts that executives know more than everyone else. "I don't want to give them that much credit," he said.
economy  money  usa 
20 hours ago by iamfantastikate

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