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SEP 18, 2014 - The Nation

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While the Fashion World Swoons Over This Season’s Styles, the Workers Making Them Are Fainting on the Job

Courtesy of the International Union League Solidarity Committee via The Action Network While the fashion world swoons at models displaying this season’s couture on the runway, factory girls in Phnom Penh are trying not to faint at their sewing machines. On Wednesday, these two worlds—the fast fashion of Fifth Avenue storefronts and the churning sweatshops of Southeast Asia—are colliding with ...

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SEP 16, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Religious Groups To Demand Action On Environment At People's Climate March

A coalition of more than 1,000 organizations will take to the streets in New York City on Sunday, September 21, for the People's Climate March to demand action at the United Nations Climate Summit taking place the following day. The Interfaith Contingent hopes to make up a huge section of the march, with groups from a wide range of religious ...

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SEP 15, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Top Ukrainian And Russian Business Leaders Propose 10-Point Peace Initiative

Meeting in Geneva over the weekend, Ukrainian and Russian business leaders proposed a 10-point plan that seeks to end the conflict in the region and stabilize Ukraine’s economy by building trade bridges to both Russia and the European Union. The initiative was organized by Klaus Schwab, who heads the renowned World Economic Forum that meets in Davos every January. Other ...

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SEP 15, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Business leaders propose Ukraine steer course between West, Moscow

GENEVA (Reuters) - Ukraine should seek special trade deals with Russia as well as the European Union and consider military non-alignment to help stabilize its economy and secure peace, top business leaders convened by the World Economic Forum said on Monday. The group, including top executives from Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the EU, agreed at a gathering in ...

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SEP 11, 2014 - CNBC

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Jobs dilemma? Blame it on tech

Technology is drastically narrowing the global labor market, the World Bank's chief economist told CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin.

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