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July 30, 2015 Maradona says he wants to fight FIFA 'mafia'

Source: Trust.org

BUENOS AIRES - Argentine football great Diego Maradona said on Wednesday he wants to fight the "mafia" responsible for the corruption scandal that has rocked FIFA, but he stopped short of saying he wants to be the next president...

July 30, 2015 Top 10 Complaints From You, The American Consumer

Source: ABC

Two of the most expensive decisions consumers make – buying a car and buying a house – took the top spots of the most complained-about transactions in an annual consumer survey released today, but thanks to some recent high-tech...

July 30, 2015 AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio’s filth

Source: Washington Post

RIO DE JANEIRO — Athletes competing in next year’s Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an...

July 29, 2015 How the UN’s latest initiative could end the water crisis in 15 years

Source: Eco-Business

The troubling state of the world’s water security has come into clear focus over the last decade, and the challenge is urgent. Scientists forecast some 1.8 billion people will live with water scarcity by 2025. Pakistan for...

July 29, 2015 Can we save forests and produce palm oil? Scientists seek answer

Source: Reuters

Despite promises by many big companies that produce, trade and use palm oil to clean up their supply chains, complaints are still pouring in over the conversion of forests into plantations from West Africa to Southeast Asia,...

July 29, 2015 Investors support national legislation mandating corporate disclosures on trafficking and slavery risks

Source: The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, a coalition of 300 investors with assets under management of over $100 billion, Calvert Investments and Christian Brothers Investment Services, applaud Congresswoman Carolyn...[more]

July 29, 2015 Washington DC sinking fast, threat looms of sea-level rise: Study

Source: Zee News

The land under the Chesapeake Bay - the largest estuary in the US - is sinking rapidly and Washington DC could drop by six or more inches in the next century, adding to the problems of sea-level rise, researchers from University...

July 28, 2015 U.S. Forces Fiat Chrysler to Buy Back Trucks in Rarely Used Move

Source: Bloomberg

Of the 23 Fiat Chrysler recalls that U.S. regulators investigated, three were so dangerous that the government invoked its most potent power: requiring the company to buy back the vehicles.

July 28, 2015 U.S. drops Boston's embattled bid to host 2024 Olympic Games

Source: Reuters

The U.S. Olympic Committee on Monday rescinded Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games after the mayor said his city's taxpayers could not afford to host the large-scale event.

July 28, 2015 Seattle Sees Unexpected Fallout from $15 Per Hour Min. Wage

Source: BreitBart

Some workers across the city are left telling bosses to give them fewer hours at the higher wage because a full week’s earnings now puts them past the threshold for some welfare payments such as food stamps and assistance with...

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