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On Corporate Privilege – Have They No Shame?

In a legal system which holds corporations responsible for virtually nothing, corporate power, hypocrisy and the wall of corporate shame keep growing.

Corporations put clauses in consumer contracts that make suing them useless and impossible. 673 more words

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EU accuses Google Shopping of search 'abuse' - BBC News

The European Union has filed a complaint against Google over its alleged anti-competitive behaviour.

The competition commissioner said she had issued a “statement of objections”, stating that the firm’s promotion of its own shopping links amounted to an abuse of its dominance in search. 73 more words

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China's Alibaba signs digital distribution deal with music rights group BMG

BEIJING: Germany’s BMG music rights company said on Monday it had signed a music digital distribution deal with China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, as the world’s largest e-commerce firm firms up its bid to become a digital media empire.  58 more words

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Merkel opens IT fair with China showcasing rise

HANOVER, Germany–German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday opens a major IT business fair where official partner China will showcase its rise as a high-tech power. Merkel — who has visited China seven times in a decade — will meet Vice Premier Ma Kai as more than 600 Chinese companies exhibit their tech marvels at the CeBIT fair in the western city of Hanover. 9 more words

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Step By Step We Move Towards War

Russia Responds To Threats From EU’s Juncker With Typical Bluntness

When the President of the European Commission, the former Luxembourg first minister Jean Claude Drunkard… 1,597 more words

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