Friday, October 31, 2014

Top 11 Stories This Week: Inequality Explained by Amy Poehler

Even though the U.S. ranks 30th of top 34 developed countries in inequality, the inequality message is still complicated, but not so much that a My Little Pony parody can't tell you about it. Indeed, this Adam McKay-directed short, featuring the voices of Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Sarah Silverman, Billy Eichner, and Andy Richter, actually does a pretty good job going over inequality's greatest hits. Check it out.
If you're a chief executive or a large stakeholder at a company, you're likely to have a noncompete clause, but what if you're a low wage retailer worker?  More companies are forcing employees to sign noncompete clauses
After opening stores and destroying thousands of union jobs, rumors say Target is looking to close it's Canadian stores.
Move is a response to retail worker unrest throughout the country
Things are about to change in America for low wage workers, and the business world isn't happy
The web filter at the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) caught a big ol' piece of chaff this week, in the form of a release from Walmart. America's largest retailer has announced plans to purchase $250 billion worth of American-made goods over the next decade. It decided to share the good news of its sudden economic patriotism via an infographic, which is heavy on the fancy font but light on context.
Related: Walmart Cuts Health Benefits for Part-Time Workers, Wants to Become More Sustainable
8. AmazonFresh Opens in Brooklyn
Another food delivery service option for NYC residents
Tax inversion is relocation of a corporations HQ to a country with a lower tax rate, while retaining its material operations in its higher-tax country of origin.  Guess who's having it their way now?  More in a Wash-Post Op-Ed.

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