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Django Unchained Actress Accosted by LAPD After Kissing White Husband

Django Unchained Actress Accosted by LAPD After Kissing White Husband | World News | Scoop.it
Danièle Watts, an African-American actress who played Coco in Django Unchained and appears as Martin Lawrence's daughter on FX's Partners, says she was handcuffed and detained on Thursday by police in Los Angeles who suspected she was a prostitute.
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UK's income gap widest since 60s

UK's income gap widest since 60s | World News | Scoop.it
Britain under Gordon Brown is a more unequal country than at any time since modern records began (.@jimbolene see @Guardian report from 2009 on how real incomes for low paid were falling from 2004-5 under Labour...
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Bitcoin or Bust

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After The Debacle Reading Group proposed Bitcoin as an alternative to government-backed fiat currency in An Anarchist Guide to Gold, our interest piqued.
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Brazil passes law directing all oil royalties to health care and ...

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Brazil's Congress passed a law yesterday which would direct all royalties from the nation's burgeoning oil exports towards improving life for its 194 million citizens. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who's expected to sign ...
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China finds 100,000kg of poisoned dead fish in river

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Environmental officials say animals killed by ammonia from nearby chemical plant amid worsening pollution problem Chinese authorities have scooped up about 100,000kg (220,000lb) of dead fish they say were poisoned by ammonia from a chemical plant,...
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Spain youth unemployment reaches record 56.1%

Spain youth unemployment reaches record 56.1% | World News | Scoop.it
Number of young Spaniards belonging to 'lost generation' is up 2% since June, despite government claims that the worst is over
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Jobs, Robots, Capitalism, Inequality, And You | TechCrunch

Jobs, Robots, Capitalism, Inequality, And You | TechCrunch | World News | Scoop.it
Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe everything will be fine. Maybe the "widening gap between rich and poor" is temporary. Maybe the steady growth in the proportion of jobs that are part-time and/or low-paid will soon reverse.
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India passes world's first corporate responsibility law | GreenBiz.com

India passes world's first corporate responsibility law | GreenBiz.com | World News | Scoop.it

India is the first country to pass a corporate responsibility law requiring larger companies to spend 2 percent of each year's profit on those kinds of initiatives.

 

The law kicks in for companies with a profit of at least $80 million over the past three years.

 

It outlines nine "pillars" that can fulfill the requirement, one of which is "ensuring environmental sustainability," under which installing solar systems falls. This likely will incentivize more solar development because it's an area that provides businesses with a return in investment.

 

Demand for solar is light at the moment because the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has delayed introducing subsidies for rooftop solar, reports CleanBiz Asia.

 

The concept beyond the legislation is to ensure equitable, sustainable growth in India. It updates the Companies Act of 1956, the country's version of corporate law.

 

Some elements are quite progressive, according to First Post Business:

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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