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Global banks pledged to cut emissions – but still invest billions on US gas exports | Gas | The Guardian

Global banks pledged to cut emissions – but still invest billions on US gas exports | Gas | The Guardian | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Many banks promised to work toward net-zero emissions – but their targets explicitly exempt liquefied natural gas projects

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Here's how much money banks got for distributing PPP funds - NYPost.com

Here's how much money banks got for distributing PPP funds - NYPost.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Big banks bagged a fortune in fees from distributing cash in the US government's aid program for small businesses stricken by the coronavirus, according to fresh data.

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Romania to Approve Easing of Controversial `Greed Tax' Next Week - Bloomberg

Romania to Approve Easing of Controversial `Greed Tax' Next Week - Bloomberg | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Romania is set to soften a controversial ‘greed tax’ on banks next week, shortly before the first payment would kick in, according to the country’s finance minister.

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Banker bonus tax avoidance - UBS and Deutsche ordered to pay up in 'important victory' for HMRC - IBTimes.com

Banker bonus tax avoidance - UBS and Deutsche ordered to pay up in 'important victory' for HMRC - IBTimes.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Banks set up accounts in Jersey and Cayman to avoid tax and disburse bonuses.

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Bank lending to plastics industry faces scrutiny as pollution concerns mount - The Fiji Times 

Bank lending to plastics industry faces scrutiny as pollution concerns mount - The Fiji Times  | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

LONDON (Reuters) – Banks have provided $1.7 trillion of finance to 40 companies in the plastics supply chain without imposing any requirements to tackle plastic pollution pouring into the world’s rivers and oceans, according to a report published on Thursday.

 

With European and U.S. banks increasingly spurning the most polluting fossil fuel projects to help slow climate change, campaigners want lenders to take a similar approach to plastics by making loans conditional on measures to boost recycling. 

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Capital One and Other Debt Collectors Are Still Coming for Millions of Americans — ProPublica.org

Capital One and Other Debt Collectors Are Still Coming for Millions of Americans — ProPublica.org | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

As the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Americans got protection from evictions, foreclosures and student debt. But debt collectors have continued to siphon off their share of paychecks from those who still have jobs.

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U.S. banks raked in record profits thanks to GOP tax bill – ThinkProgress

U.S. banks raked in record profits thanks to GOP tax bill – ThinkProgress | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans marketed their bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, as a gigantic boon for the middle class — even promising the average family would receive a $4,000 pay raise. In spite of the economic boom in the corporate and banking sectors, the American middle class has been largely unaffected by the measure, which passed in December of 2017. Meanwhile, corporations and big banks are rolling in cash..

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Looting the Pension Funds: How Wall Street Robs Public Workers | Rolling Stone

Looting the Pension Funds: How Wall Street Robs Public Workers | Rolling Stone | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it
All across America, Wall Street is grabbing money meant for public workers
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There's a special place in Hell for the parasites of finance. 

 

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