Human Rights/Labor Rights
Gold eases, but eyes biggest weekly gain since 2008   
March 29, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - (Reuters) - Gold fell on Friday on caution ahead of the weekend, but prices were set to post their biggest weekly gain since 2008 as economic damage expected from the coronavirus boosted bullion's safe-haven appeal. Platinum and...
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Oil-rich wealth funds seen shedding up to $225 billion in stocks   
March 29, 2020
Source: CNBC - Oil producing governments are facing a financial double-whammy – falling revenues due to the spiraling oil price and rocketing spending as administrations rush out emergency budgets. Around $100-$150 billion in stocks have...
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General Mills: People Need To Eat   
March 29, 2020
Source: Seeking Alpha - General Mills (NYSE:GIS) is of course still a global food colossus. While it seems the COVID-19 pandemic is effectively destroying the global economy, one assertion remains true: people need to eat. General Mills as a company has...
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U.S Mortgage Rates Hit Reverse as Applications Fall and the FED Delivers Stability   
March 29, 2020
Source: YAHOO! - Mortgage rates fell for the 1 st time in 3-weeks in the week ending 26 th March, with the downside coming from FED support. Despite the continued spread of the coronavirus across the U.S and risk aversion, 30-year fixed rates had...
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The coronavirus crisis is exposing how the economy was not strong as it seemed   
March 29, 2020
Source: Washington Post - In the last month, the $21 trillion U.S. economy endured a remarkable and disorienting reversal, plunging from prosperity into an unprecedented deep freeze. The coronavirus has left businesses from giant corporations to the...
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The Week in Business: Throwing Money at a Pandemic   
March 29, 2020
Source: New York Times - Get ready for the biggest stimulus bill in United States history, which was signed into law on Friday. The $2 trillion package will inject the ailing economy with cash, saving jobs and bailing out companies large and small. But...
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Yum! Brands Agrees to Phase Out Polystyrene Foam Packaging   
March 29, 2020
Source: QSR magazine - A shareholder proposal filed by As You Sow urging the company to phase out EPS foam among other actions to improve packaging sustainability was supported by 33 percent of shares voted with a share value of $7 billion in 2019. As...
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Under Near Total Lockdown, Spain’s Coronavirus Death Toll Rises Overnight by 838, Now at 6,528   
March 29, 2020
Source: News18 on MSN.com - Spain awoke to its third week under near-total lockdown on Sunday, as the government met to approve a strengthening of measures and the coronavirus death toll rose by a record 838 cases overnight to 6,528. Second only to Italy in...
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Coronavirus temporarily closes Cincinnati's top-rated hotel   
March 29, 2020
Source: The Business Journals - In a letter issued Saturday the founder of Louisville-based 21c Museum Hotel properties announced it would temporarily close all nine properties, including the top-rated hotel in Cincinnati, due to the coronavirus outbreak. "This...
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Coronavirus hazard pay for metro Atlanta workers is hit or miss   
March 28, 2020
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Waffle House cook Iyana Phillips isn’t getting extra pay for the extra risk she has faced working in close proximity to others during a fast-spreading pandemic. In fact, she’s been making less. Her $10.50 hourly rate...
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