Human Rights/Labor Rights
Volatility Returns To The Stock Market   
(Thursday - December 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: Seeking Alpha - The VIX dropped below the 12 level. The ongoing trade war with China. A new front opens in South America. New highs in the stock market, but buying runs out of steam. VIXY on dips has been the optimal strategy. During the final...
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CEO: MARTA may consider fare hike next year   
(Thursday - December 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution - MARTA customers haven’t seen a fare increase in eight years. But that could change as soon as next year, the agency’s top official told state lawmakers Wednesday. CEO Jeffrey Parker told a legislative panel that MARTA...
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The cofounders behind the UK's hottest fast-fashion retailer Boohoo sold a $186 million stake in the company   
(Thursday - December 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: Business Insider - Cofounders Mahmud Kamani and Carol Kane sold 4.3% of Boohoo's equity, reducing their combined holding to 15.8%.
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South African Airways Begins Last-ditch Rescue Plan To Prevent 'Collapse'   
(Thursday - December 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: International Business Times - South African Airways was placed under a state-approved rescue plan on Thursday to avoid the embattled airline's collapse following a costly week-long strike last month. Thousands of South African Airways (SAA) staff walked out...
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Trump administration’s action to end sex trafficking lacks credibility   
(Thursday - December 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) – US Department of Labor
Source: The Washington Post - Yet, President Trump put Mr. Acosta in charge of the Cabinet department that includes the Bureau of International Labor Affairs, whose mission includes combating human trafficking. If the Trump administration wants any...
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Urban Edge has $500M cash, is hungry for Boston area properties   
(Thursday - December 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: The Business Journals - Urban Edge Properties recently acquired the 16-acre Wonderland Marketplace shopping center in Revere for $24.1 million, marking the first of what could be several “substantial” investments in Greater Boston for the...
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China maintains tariffs must be reduced for phase one trade deal with U.S.   
(Thursday - December 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: Reuters - BEIJING (Reuters) - Tariffs must be cut if China and the United States are to reach an interim agreement on trade, the Asian nation’s commerce ministry said on Thursday, sticking to its stance that some U.S. tariffs must be...
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Green America and The Child Labor Coalition Warn of Curtis Ellis Heading DOL's Bureau of International Labor Affairs   
(Thursday - December 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) – US Department of Labor
Source: PR Newswire - WASHINGTON, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green America and The Child Labor Coalition issued the following statement of concern regarding the consideration of Curtis Ellis for the position of Deputy Undersecretary in...
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Oil rises as OPEC weighs deeper output cuts   
(Thursday - December 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
Source: YAHOO! - LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices edged higher on Thursday ahead of an OPEC meeting where members are expected to agree on deeper output cuts in an effort to prop up prices and prevent a glut next year. Sources told Reuters that OPEC...
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What if Mars candy bar labels had to disclose a bitter truth about child labor'   
(Thursday - December 05, 2019) Associated Profiles : Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) – US Department of Labor
Source: Quartz - Mars buys cocoa beans from Cote d’Ivoire, where farms are notorious for abusive conditions. The Bureau of International Labor Affairs of the US Department of Labor describes the situation in the West African nation as...
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