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Whole Foods Shares Tumble After Results Miss Analysts’ Estimates

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-11-04/whole-foods-shares-tumble-after-results-miss-analysts-estimates Whole Foods market has recently hit a 4 year low after their most recent quarterly sales were released. This may be as a result of Whole Foods new competitors in the organic food business such as Kroger and Walmart. Organic food is a growing trend, but that isn’t translated ...

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French government sides with taxis over Uber

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/25/us-france-uber-idUSKBN0P50RX20150625 http://www.cnet.com/news/uber-hits-road-block-in-france-as-taxi-lobby-gains-upper-hand/ http://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2014/may/11/taxi-drivers-uber-london-black-cab-gridlock https://www.text100.com/articles/technology/uberisation-france-sharing-economy/ Taxi companies in France see Uber as a major threat, and recently, there have been several riots and protests by cab companies against Uber. The threat comes from the fact that Uber’s rates are lower, it offers more luxurious cars, it’s easy and charges you directly through ...

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Innocent until proven guilty by law…or net worth

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-w-whitehead/prison-privatization_b_1414467.html While the privatization of correctional facilities is not a relatively new concept, recent shifts in terms of the objective and results of these prisons in the eyes of the corporations that control them have. According to the Huffington post, the amount of incarcerations have tripled since 1980 and about ...

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Cyber Security Bill

Alessandro Ceccarelli News Talk: http://www.wired.com/2015/10/cisa-cybersecurity-information-sharing-act-passes-senate-vote-with-privacy-flaws/ The Cyber security Information Sharing Act 2015 intends to improve cyber security by encouraging companies and the government to share information about hacking threats with the Department of Homeland Security, who could then pass it on to other agencies like the FBI and NSA, who ...

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Indiegogo Launches Free Crowdfunding Platform for Non-Business Campaigns

Indiegogo, the tech company that facilitates fundraising, donations, and investment campaigns for businesses and persons, recently launched a new platform called generosity.com, which will exclusively house fundraising campaigns that are socially-minded. All non-profit campaigns and personal fund-raising campaigns (for instance, helping a mom pay for her chemotherapy treatments) will now ...

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