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Protesters wearing masks of U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden hold a sign disparaging the National Security Agency (NSA) outside the "Dagger Complex", which is used by the U.S. Army intelligence services, during a demonstration against the NSA and in support of Snowden in Griesheim, 20km (12.4 miles) south of Frankfurt, July 20, 2013. (Reuters/ Kai Pfaffenbach)

‘Business as usual’ after NSA spying scandal

Published time: October 25, 2013 15:05 Harsh condemnations from Europe over reports of NSA spying on prominent EU leaders will do nothing to derail bilateral trade ties, former UN diplomat Lode Vanoost told RT. He says economic negotiations will remain on track as the media scandal dissipates. RT: It looks like Europeans are making strong…

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WH Meets with Business Groups on Immigration After Obama Speech

On Thursday, business leaders met with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough hours after President Barack Obama gave a speech pressing for comprehensive immigration reform.  According to The Hill, groups like the Chamber of Commerce, which has indicated it will target Republicans opposed to immigration reform, and the National Association of Manufacturers were represented. The meeting,…

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The Business of America Is War

No wonder our leaders tell us not to worry our little heads about our wars — just support those troops, go shopping, and keep waving that flag. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com here. There is a new normal in America: our government may…

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Business Community Backing Moderates over Tea Party in GOP Civil War

Tea Party groups and big-business interests will ratchet up the civil war for the heart and soul of the Republican Party during the 2014 elections.  Fed up with conservatives who do not want comprehensive immigration reform and more government expansion, business groups like the Chamber of Commerce will seek to oust conservative lawmakers in Congress. …

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Freedom Rider: Food Stamp Corporate Welfare, “Poverty is Good for Business”

If you think the SNAP food stamps debate is about poor people’s need to eat, you’re wrong. It’s about big corporations’ need to profit. “Xerox, JPMorgan Chase and eFunds Corporation have all successfully turned poverty into a profit center.” So have Coca Cola, Kroger, Wal-Mart, Kelloggs and a large slice of the rest of the…

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Sirius Business: DIA (Denver International Airport)

The exact relationship between the Reptoids below and the Sirusians above has yet to be conclusively explained or even coherently speculated about. These beings may be cousins, disconnected by the passing ages since their original time on Earth, or our Terran Reptoids may be visitors from Sirius. If the latter is the case, I don’t…

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In US military aid to Egypt, business as usual

In the months between Egypt’s July 3 military coup and the Obama administration’s announcement on Wednesday that it would suspend some military assistance to Egypt, nearly 2,000 tons of critical U.S. military equipment continued to flow to Egyptian ports, according to shipping data obtained by “Fault Lines.” The data, commissioned by Al Jazeera from TransArms,…

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Is Obama’s Shutdown War on Private Business Illegal Racketeering?

Has President Barack Obama violated the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations (“RICO”) Act with his hardball tactics over the government shutdown, to extort taxpayer funds? “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can,” an angry National Park Service ranger told Washington Times columnist Wesley Pruden.  ”It’s disgusting”  The park ranger indicated that…

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