Economy

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
At the tail end of a frenzied legislative week, the U.S. Senate quietly voted to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), also known as "Fast Track," a bill that would give President Barack Obama increased power to ram through trade deals without congressional input. The Senate voted 62-37 to approve a six-year renewal of Fast Track authority. The...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
The contents of the corporate-friendly Trans-Pacific Partnership, the...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Destroyed buildings in Gaza pictured six months after the beginning of the latest Israeli military assault. February 26, 2015. (Photo: Oxfam International)
Nine months after Israel's 51-day military assault on Gaza, a damning new...

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The luxury Mandarin Oriental hotels offer guests the finest amenities, from wellness spas to French cuisine to Dynasty Suites, costing up to thousands of dollars per night - and untold destruction of rainforest, natural habitat and the endangered Sumatran elephant by its parent company in the name of palm oil profits. A new campaign by Forest Heroes seeks to stop them; drone footage of the bulldozed devastation shows why.