Human Rights/Labor Rights
China to resume U.S. LPG imports as Beijing waives trade-war tariff: sources   
March 25, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China has begun buying U.S. liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) again after a hiatus of nearly 20 months as Beijing waived punitive tariffs to boost imports of U.S. goods as part of the Sino-U.S. Phase 1 trade...
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What A Ratio And Crush Spread Are Saying About Corn And Soybeans   
March 25, 2020
Source: Seeking Alpha - Moving into the planting season. A severe issue faces the markets. The corn/bean ratio. The crush spread. CORN and SOYB are the ETF products. Inter-commodity and processing spreads provide a wealth of information about the path...
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Owens & Minor: Boost In Demand For Face Masks Balanced By Other Weaknesses   
March 25, 2020
Source: Seeking Alpha - Owen & Minor's Personal Protection Equipment "PPE" products including face masks and surgical gowns are seeing strong demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reported declines in elective surgeries across the U.S. suggest there...
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Japanese overseas bond buying keeps dollar swap costs high before fiscal year end   
March 25, 2020
Source: Nasdaq - The cost of swapping yen into dollars remains elevated in part due to signs that large Japanese government pension funds are planning to increase purchases of overseas bonds as they rebalance their portfolios. By Stanley White...
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McKinsey experts share their 5 methods of crisis management   
March 25, 2020
Source: Quartz - As the novel coronavirus pandemic progresses, business leaders are telling our colleagues and us that they have never experienced anything like this before. There is no script for dealing with a crisis that is this far-reaching...
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Grocery stores take steps to protect cashiers and customers   
March 25, 2020
Source: Newsday - Newsday is opening this story to all readers so Long Islanders have access to important information about the coronavirus outbreak. All readers can learn the latest news at newsday.com/LiveUpdates. Grocery chains are putting up...
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Walmart taps Sameer Aggarwal as CEO of Indian unit, says in touch with suppliers   
March 25, 2020
Source: Nasdaq - Walmart Inc on Wednesday named Sameer Aggarwal chief executive officer of Best Price, its Indian cash and carry business, and said it was in touch with supplier partners for adequate stocking at its stores during the 21-day...
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See How Communities Are Growing Closer Than Ever While Social Distancing   
March 25, 2020
Source: People - As countries around the globe enact stricter restrictions and lockdowns in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus, many citizens are taking to
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A Better Mousetrap'   
March 25, 2020
Source: Boston Review - Case in point is the debate between proponents of the Fair Labor Association and the Workers' Rights Consortium ... Yes, we should work on making a better mousetrap in terms of voluntary schemes—and this may be as far as we...
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Protect Workers from Health Risks, Support Incomes: ILO Urges Early Action on COVID-19   
March 25, 2020
Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development - ILO released a briefing note that calls for three key measures: protecting workers in the workplace, stimulating the economy and employment, and supporting jobs and incomes. The note concludes by stressing that these measures...
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