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Amazon-Whole Foods merger raises questions for small food manufacturers Amazon-Whole Foods merger raises questions for small food manufacturers
- June 23, 2017

The acquisition is the second-largest USA grocery deal on record, according to Elizabeth Lim, senior analyst for Mergermarket. While the market in general wasn't fazed by this news, many grocers and other retailers were. "This will only accelerate the trend of low-wage employers like Amazon increasing their market share and profits by destroying good jobs (and their competition) in a race to the bottom that will leave workers with fewer jobs and lower wages while leaving consumers with ... (more...)
Apple's iOS 11 to restrict logging into apps using social media platforms
- June 07, 2017

During WWDC 2017 , Apple took the wraps off the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro , with CEO Tim Cook calling it the "perfect size". The displays also incorporate ProMotion technology, which is just a fancy way of saying that they have a refresh rate of 120Hz instead of 60Hz. (more...)
Kerr return adds gloss to big win for unstoppable Warriors
- June 06, 2017

Kevin Love had 27 points and Irving 19 on 8-for-23 shooting for Cleveland , which committed just nine turnovers one game after having given away 20 in the opener. It's not even close. "Just handle business the way you're supposed to handle business and that's the way you make history". The Warriors didn't lose a game with Brown on the bench, which will likely earn him another head coaching job, just like it got Luke Walton, who filled in past year, and then got the Lakers' job. (more...)
New England states join Paris climate goal alliance New England states join Paris climate goal alliance
- June 04, 2017

He said it would cost the United States $3tn in lost GDP and 6.5 million jobs - while rival economies like China and India were treated more favourably. Trump said participation in the pact would undermine the USA economy, wipe out American jobs, weaken national sovereignty and put America at a disadvantage to other countries. (more...)
International Media Slams Trump's Decision To Exit Paris Accord
- June 03, 2017

Jabs and movie references aside, Schwarzenegger's stance is that the most important job of a USA president is to protect the American people, and that keeping the environment clean is a big part of that responsibility. A top European Union official said the EU and China believe Trump made a grievous error. The absence of its leadership and financial support in implementing the Agreement could delay actions to both reduce global emissions as well as to adapt to the adverse impacts of the ... (more...)
Trump Responds To Manchester Attack In Meeting With Palestinian Leader Trump Responds To Manchester Attack In Meeting With Palestinian Leader
- May 27, 2017

The worldwide community doesn't recognize Israeli sovereignty over east Jerusalem and Palestinians regard it as the future capital of an independent Palestinian state. Though it won't show in the photos, Trump's carelessness bodes ill - in the short-term, for the intense engagement and rebuilt relationships a peace process would require, and in the long-term, for his grandchildren's ability to visit those Christian, Jewish, and Muslim landmarks at peace. (more...)