Archives for Top Stories of 2016
H&M faces accusations that teens as young as 14 are working in its contracted factories, some of whom were forced to work overtime in dismal conditions.
A Chicago court ruled unanimously that the Department of Energy “acted within its authority and did not violate any regulatory or statutory provisions" when it put a figure on the social cost of carbon.
Scholars and researchers affiliated with the nation's top think tanks often moonlight as corporate board members, lobbyists and outside consultants, a New York Times investigation revealed this week.
Until there is a change in how payday loan companies are regulated, technology is offering more alternatives for those who find themselves suddenly cash-strapped.
Hillary Clinton sealed the deal last night. And for me, this is not just the lesser of two evils. I am voting for her in November, and voting for her proudly. Yes, I'm With Her.
The level of trolling on social media once again reached disturbing heights, as "Ghostbusters" star Leslie Jones became the target of relentless, racist and psychotic taunts on Twitter. After Twitter took action, some accused the company of limiting free speech.
An international trade court ruled against Philip Morris in the company’s lawsuit against the government of Uruguay over tobacco-labeling rules. The tobacco giant must pay Uruguay’s government $7 million in damages, along with all litigation costs, the panel ruled.
In the wake of the Orlando tragedy, the fact that a gay man cannot donate blood to his own husband shows that the FDA’s policy is illogical and unjustified.
A year-long NPR investigation reveals that many citizens who lost their homes during Hurricane Sandy insist they were shortchanged on claim payouts -- while insurers reaped millions in profits.
Considering the fact that pharmaceutical companies have reaped billions of dollars from the growing opioid addiction crisis, it is time for these firms to step up.
According to a survey conducted by Transparency International, 1 in 3 citizens in the Middle East and North Africa reported paying at least one bribe in the past year.
Oft maligned for its hefty environmental impact, the beef industry is finally taking notice of the shifting marketplace. Companies across the value chain formed a coalition, the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, to improve sustainability -- but many advocates aren't buying it. To learn more about the organization's aims and the future of the beef industry, I spoke with its new executive director, Ruaraidh Petre.