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Apple admits using child labour

  • 27 February 2010

Apple has admitted that child labour was used at the factories that build its computers, iPods and mobile phones. At least eleven 15-year-old children were discovered to be working last year in three factories which supply Apple. The company did…

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Mitsubishi to invest £100m in UK wind turbine research

  • 26 February 2010

Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe (MPSE) is investing £100m in offshore wind turbine research in Britain and will create up to 200 jobs by 2014. The plan is one of several boosts to Britain's wind industry in recent weeks, raising hopes…

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Kirk hits out at ‘shameful’ move to axe charity funds

  • 25 February 2010

The Church of Scotland has branded the decision by Lloyds Banking Group to halt funding to it charitable arm as "unacceptable and shameful". Cutting cash to the Lloyds TSB Foundation in Scotland will bring to an end a 25-year-relationship that…

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Foundation Head Criticizes Olympic Sponsors Coke, McDonald’s

  • 24 February 2010

The head of the Childhood Obesity Foundation says the association of corporations such as McDonald's and Coca-Cola with the Olympics sends an unhealthy message to children. Although Olympic organizers promote physical activity and positive health spinoffs from the games, increased…

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Wall St. Helped to Mask Debt Fueling Europe’s Crisis

  • 13 February 2010

Wall Street tactics akin to the ones that fostered subprime mortgages in America have worsened the financial crisis shaking Greece and undermining the euro  by enabling European governments to hide their mounting debts. As worries over Greece rattle world markets,…

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Liberia boosts private enterprise

  • 12 February 2010

Liberia has launched a corporate responsibility forum to help rebuild the war-shattered nation. The public private partnership said "sustainable and responsible business practices" should aid development. "We want to rebuild the entrepreneurial class in the country," Joseph Mathews, chief of…

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Best Buy Makes the Ultimate E-Cycling Billboard

  • 9 February 2010

Have you been to Times Square lately? You may have seen this Best Buy billboard. At first glance, it looks like just another billboard made out of funky bric-a-brac, but look a bit closer and you'll notice that it's made…

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