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These Eight Billionaires own half of all the world’s wealth

These Eight Billionaires own half of all the world’s wealth

Bill Gates, Amancio Ortega and Warren Buffett top the list of billionaires whose wealth accounts for the equivalent of 3.6 billion people around the world in their bank accounts. Eight men have the same wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population, or 3.6 billion people, according to a report by the non-governmental organization Oxfam, which was unveiled at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The eight richest people in the world are (in order, according to their…

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Federal Judge In Seattle Blocks Donald Trump’s Executive Order (Muslim Ban)

Federal Judge In Seattle Blocks Donald Trump’s Executive Order (Muslim Ban)

A federal judge in Seattle has blocked the veto of US President Donald Trump on Friday as citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries joined a week after the president signed the Presidential Order in force. The measure, taken by Judge James Robart, affects the entire country on a temporary basis, until a final decision is made. The first consequence is that the White house administration has been forced to communicate to the airlines that they can resume accepting passengers who have their…

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Major corporations such as Starbucks and Airbnb join in on the protest actions against Trump’s immigration ban

Major corporations such as Starbucks and Airbnb join in on the protest actions against Trump’s immigration ban

Starbucks plans to hire 10,000 refugees this year to help underscore its support for DACA and its opposition to the wall with Mexico, while Airbnb is offering free accommodation to those affected by the ban. Major US companies, such as the popular Starbucks coffee chain, and the Airbnb hosting portal, joined voices condemning Donald Trump’s executive order that temporarily suspended the entry of refugees and migrants from seven countries in the Middle East to the US. In the face of this “confusing period,”Starbucks…

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Twelve things you should never reveal or say at work

Twelve things you should never reveal or say at work

Although one way to succeed in your career is to make contacts, this doesn’t imply that your life should be an “open book” since there are revelations that are certainly off limits. A strong professional network can be an immense help in a professional career, but you must recognize that there is a thin line that, when crossed, can bring you many inconveniences. With that being said, here’s a list of things that you should never say at work: 1. “I…

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Predictable Schedules Are the New $15 Minimum Wage

Predictable Schedules Are the New $15 Minimum Wage

If it takes three examples to label something a fad, then San Francisco, Seattle, and New York City have collectively been some of American labor’s most prolific trendsetters. In recent years, the three coastal cities were among the first and highest-profile polities to instate a $ 15 minimum wage, efforts that begot statewide regulations in California and New York and inspired legislation around the country. This urban triumvirate is also part of a handful of American cities to adopt paid-sick-leave…

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Globalization: A Pickle’s Tale

Globalization: A Pickle’s Tale

Globalization has brought foods from around the world to grocery stores near you. And in some cases, it’s also brought contentious food politics. For instance in Germany, the land of pilsners and bratwurst, on this issue consider the gherkin—the pickle, depending on which side of the Atlantic you call home. Gherkins, in their sweet and sour briny goodness, have been lauded in the German imagination from poetry to popular culture. In the 2003 film Good Bye, Lenin!, the protagonist’s mother…

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