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Robert Kraft prostitution scandal exposes depth of modern slavery, sex trafficking industry

Robert Kraft prostitution scandal exposes depth of modern slavery, sex trafficking industrySex trafficking won't stop until the costs are high enough to make rich, powerful men feel that buying Chinese girls from a local spa isn't worth it.



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Relatives of US oil industry ‘hostages’ in Venezuela make emotional appeal for their release

Relatives of US oil industry ‘hostages’ in Venezuela make emotional appeal for their releaseThe six men – five US citizens and one permanent resident, and all employees of Citgo, the US subsidiary of Venezuela’s state-run Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) – were detained in November 2017 after being called to Caracas from Houston for a meeting. President Nicolas Maduro went on television to denounce them as “traitors”, saying: “They’re properly behind bars, and they should go to the worst prison in Venezuela.” Asdrubal Chavez, a cousin of the late president, was appointed company’s new president. For 16 months, the relatives of the Venezuelan Americans, who have become known as the Citgo 6, were advised to remain silent.



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Tariff uncertainty could hurt auto industry more than plant closures in 2019

Tariff uncertainty could hurt auto industry more than plant closures in 2019Broad U.S. import tariffs and trade restrictions could cost 366,000 jobs, nearly 100 times what’s at stake in GM’s controversial plant closings.



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How the government shutdown impacts the weather industry

How the government shutdown impacts the weather industryThe shutdown forces several federal agencies to cease operations, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Weather Service, the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA.



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EPA Eases Rules on Coal Industry Despite Climate Change Warnings

EPA Eases Rules on Coal Industry Despite Climate Change WarningsActing EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the proposal Thursday



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After deadly Lion Air crash, new focus on torrid industry growth in Indonesia

After deadly Lion Air crash, new focus on torrid industry growth in IndonesiaThe EU removed the privately owned budget airline from the list in 2016 after it determined Lion Air met international safety standards. None of Indonesia’s roughly 100 airlines – most of them tiny – remain on the EU blacklist, with the last few coming off in June. The crash of a Lion Air jet on Oct. 29 into the sea off Jakarta has put a spotlight back on the airline’s safety record, although the cause remains undetermined.



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Italy's fashion industry says tackling low pay problem

Italy's fashion industry says tackling low pay problemItaly’s fashion industry responded Friday to accusations of widespread underpaid and undeclared subcontracted work in a New York Times article, saying that the problem is limited and already being dealt with. “The problem of irregular employment exists in the world and luxury businesses are the most active in the fight against the phenomenon,” said Carlo Capasa, head of the Italian chamber of fashion commerce. “Taking a few units that go underneath the radar seems a little pretentious,” he told AFP at Milan Fashion Week after the NYT front-page investigation headlined “Inside Italy’s Shadow Economy”.



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Former EPA Chief Scott Pruitt May Soon Have A New Gig. With The Coal Industry.

Former EPA Chief Scott Pruitt May Soon Have A New Gig. With The Coal Industry.Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt may soon



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Ending the Clean Power Plan won't stop the sun or the wind — or save the coal industry

Ending the Clean Power Plan won't stop the sun or the wind — or save the coal industryPresident Trump is outspoken in his support for the coal industry, but his proposal to dismantle the Clean Power Plan is highly unlikely to stop the long-term shift away from coal and toward wind and solar power.



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The ATF Is Getting Crushed Under The Weight Of The Gun Industry

The ATF Is Getting Crushed Under The Weight Of The Gun IndustryThe U.S. gun industry has grown explosively over the past decade, leaving the federal agency responsible for regulating it, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, struggling to keep up with the rising flow of guns into the civilian market.



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