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Volkswagen CEO quits - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn quits - over the diesel emissions scandal !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Volkswagen announced the resignation of its chief executive - Martin Winterkorn !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and said the fallout from the diesel emissions test scandal - would result in further executive scalps and a likely criminal investigation !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Winterkorn said he took full responsibility for the scandal - in which Volkswagen admitted !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that 11m cars - were installed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "with a defeat device that reduced emissions - under test conditions only !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Winterkorn described the situation facing the carmaker - as a "grave crisis"  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Volkswagen faces up to US$ 18bn - in fines !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and is the subject of multiple investigations - after the Environmental Protection Agency accused it of manipulating tests !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the German government was also dragged in - after it admitted that it already knew about "defeat devices" - that can cheat emissions tests !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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the Emissions Scandal - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "the chief executive has quit after the firm - admitted diesel cars were designed to cheat in tests !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "how did the "defeat device" work - and what damage was done ?!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Volkswagen has been cheating in emission tests - by making its cars appear far less polluting than they were !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Environmental Protection Agency discovered that 482,000 - VW diesel cars !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "were emitting up to 40 times more toxic fumes - than permitted !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and VW has since admitted - the cheat affects 11m cars !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "VW’s "defeat device" is not a physical device - but a programme in the engine software !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "that lets the car perceive - if is being driven under test conditions !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and only then pull out - all the anti-pollution stops !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the corporation expects to spend6.5bn on fixes and compensation - criminal charges and civil actions could follow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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VOLKSWAGEN - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ VOLKSWAGEN

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  • "Volkswagen AG - is an automotive company"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TOYOTA - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ TOYOTA

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  • "Toyota Motor Corporation - is an automotive company"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GENERAL MOTORS - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ GENERAL MOTORS

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  • "General Motors Company, GM - is an automotive company"

 

 

 

 

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  • "a failure to obtain government loans - caused GM to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009 !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the final cost of GM's bailout - cost the US taxpayer US$ 12 billion !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the company carries forward previous losses - to reduce tax liability !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "General Motors has often been plagued by controversy - for its labor practices !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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FORD - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ FORD

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  • "Ford Motor Company - is an automotive company"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DAIMLER - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ DAIMLER

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  • "Daimler AG - is an automotive company"

 

 

 

 

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  • "prosecutors accused key executives of Daimler, and Daimler subsidiaries - of illegally showering foreign officials with money and gifts !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Daimler improperly paid some US$ 56 million in bribes - related to more than 200 transactions !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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WAL-MART - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ WAL-MART

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  • "Walmart Inc. - is a stores company"

 

 

 

 

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  • "many critics worried about the effect of its stores - on local communities !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "particularly small towns - with many "mom and pop" stores !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Walmart has faced a torrent of lawsuits and issues - with regards to its workforce !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "these issues involve low wages - and poor working conditions !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "70% of its employees - leave within the first year !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 


 

 



 

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PROCTER & GAMBLE - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ PROCTER&GAMBLE

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  • "Procter & Gamble Company, P&G - is a consumer goods company"

 

 

 

 

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  • "there were - 21 key brands !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "P&G was fined 211.2m Euros - by the European Commission !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "for establishing a price-fixing cartel - in Europe !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "along with Unilever, who was fined 104m Euros - and Henkel !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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NESTLE - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ NESTLE

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  • "Nestlé S.A. - is a sweets company"

 

 

 

 

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  • "there were - 29 key brands !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "at the second World Water Forum - Nestlé tried to change its statement !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "so as to reduce access to drinking water from a "right" - to a "need"  !"

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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TESCO - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ TESCO

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  • "Tesco plc - is a retail company"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CARREFOUR - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ CARREFOUR

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  • "Carrefour S.A. - is a retail company"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UNILEVER - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ UNILEVER

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  • "Unilever plc - is a consumer goods company"

 

 

 

 

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  • "there were - 13 key brands !"

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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IKEA - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ IKEA

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  • "IKEA - is a furniture company"

 

 

 

 

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  • "a problem is that household products and furniture - were largely manufactured in developing countries !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 



 

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GENERAL ELECTRIC
- Wikipedia EN
: LINK ¤ GENERAL ELECTRIC

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  • "General Electric Company, GE - is an energy company"

 

 

 

 

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  • "GE payed no taxes during 2008 to 2010 - got US$ 4.7 billion in tax rebates !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "despite making profits - and layed off 4,168 workers since 2008 !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and increased executive pay by 27% in 2010 - for the top 5 executives !"

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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ARCELOR MITTAL - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ ARCELOR MITTAL

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  • "ArcelorMittal S.A. - is a steel company"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the European Commission fined 17 steel producers - a total of518 million !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "for running a price-fixing cartel - with ArcelorMittal being fined over270 million !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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SIEMENS - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ SIEMENS

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  • "Siemens AG - is an engineering company"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Siemens was fined396 million by the European Commission - for price fixing in EU electricity markets through a cartel !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "including ABB, AE Power Systems, Mitsubishi Electric Corp, Schneider, Areva, and VA Tech !!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Siemens agreed to pay a record US$ 1.34 billion - in fines !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "after being investigated - for serious bribery !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the investigation found questionable payments - of roughly1.3 billion !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 




 

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BOEING - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ BOEING

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  • "Boeing Company - is an aircraft company"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Darleen Druyun, a former procurement staffer - pleaded guilty to inflating the price of the contract !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to favor her future employer - and to passing information on the competing bid !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Lockheed Martin sued Boeing - that the company had resorted to industrial espionage !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "Lockheed Martin claimed that the former employee Kenneth Branch - passed 30,000 pages of proprietary documents to his new employers !"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the WTO ruled that Boeing had received - billions of dollars !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "in illegal - government subsidies !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a series of diplomatic cables show - how US diplomats !!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "intervened on behalf - of Boeing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 




 

 

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US Diplomats - New York Times:
LINK ¤ NEW YORK TIMES

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  • "US diplomats were acting - like marketing agents !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the documents also show - that demands for bribes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "or at least payment - to suspicious intermediaries !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

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  • "who offer to serve as "agents" - took place !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "one example of the horse-trading involved Saudi Arabia - which announced a deal with Boeing !"

 

 

 

 

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  • "that announcement was preceded by years - of intense lobbying !"

 




 

 

 

 

 

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LOCKHEED MARTIN - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ LOCKHEED MARTIN

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  • "Lockheed Martin Corporation - is an aircraft company"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AIRBUS - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ AIRBUS

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  • "Airbus SE - is an aircraft company"



























 

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CORPORATION - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ CORPORATION

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