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Politics Ethics

  • *Sustainability in focus at World Cocoa Conference http://www.worldcocoaconference.org/conference-programme. php next week. LONDON, April 19- Global chocolate makers are buying more cocoa sourced through schemes aimed at stamping out poverty as they rush to make their supply chains more ethical ahead of self-imposed 2020 deadlines.

  • Starbucks will conduct racial-bias education

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports Starbucks plans to provide racial-bias training for all its stores; also the statement from the two black men's attorney after their arrest in Philadelphia.

  • Host Sean Hannity on set of FOX's "Hannity With Sean Hannity" at FOX Studios.

    Hannity said on Monday that he may have exchanged money with Cohen in order to grant attorney-client protection for certain matters.

  • Starbucks to close stores to conduct racial-bias education

    CNBC's Kate Rogers reports that Starbucks will close all coffee stores on the afternoon of May 29 to conduct racial-bias education to all employees.

  • Allegiant's safety record under fire after '60 Minutes' report

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on Allegiant responding to the scathing '60 Minutes' report about the company's safety practices. Dean Crutchfield, Dean Crutchfield Associates, discusses the brand backlash.

  • Brand expert talks Starbucks facing backlash from discriminatory arrests

    Dean Crutchfield, Dean Crutchfield Associates, discusses Starbucks facing outcry in the wake of the arrests of two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks store.

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on Andrew Wheeler, President Donald Trump's nominee for the No. 2 post at the Environmental Protection Agency:. The Senate has confirmed a former coal industry lobbyist to be the second-highest official at the Environmental Protection Agency. The Senate confirmed Wheeler Thursday 53-45. Three Democrats— Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota,...

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate on Thursday confirmed a former coal industry lobbyist as the second-highest official at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting him next in line to run the agency if embattled administrator Scott Pruitt is forced out or resigns. The Senate confirmed Wheeler Thursday 53-45. Three Democrats— Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe...

  • A man holds a Bushmaster AR-15 Model A2 semi-automatic assault rifle at the Rocky Mountain Gun Show in Sandy, Utah.

    BlackRock's new gun-free fund may not be as risky a bet for investors as previous ethical-investing funds were, the FT reports.

  • That appeal in a letter last month from lawyers for the Trump Organization to Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela was apparently unsuccessful— an arbitrator declined to reinstate the Trump management team to the waterfront hotel in Panama City. In the March 22 letter to Varela, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, lawyers for the Trump...

  • Trump declares that a Capitol Hill condominium rented by Pruitt that had ties to a Washington lobbyist was appropriately priced at "market rate"— even though an EPA ethics attorney now acknowledges he wasn't given the full information when he reviewed the deal. These were among a variety of questionable claims by Trump and the White House in the last week,...

  • ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE/ WASHINGTON, April 5- P resident Donald Trump said on Thursday he would take a look into ethics allegations against Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt over his condo lease and other issues, but added the official was doing a "fantastic job." The White House is probing Pruitt's lease of a room in a high-end Washington...

  • WASHINGTON, April 5- President Donald Trump said on Thursday he has confidence in Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, even as the White House investigates whether a condo rental by Pruitt was ethical. Pruitt is facing a White House probe for renting a room in a high-end Washington neighborhood for $50 a night in a townhouse co-owned by...

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt calls off reporters after answering questions about the Trump administration's withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris climate accords as he concludes his participation during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 2, 2017.

    An EPA watchdog's review did not determine whether Administrator Scott Pruitt stuck to the terms of a controversial condo rental linked to an energy lobbyist.

  • April 5- The Environmental Protection Agency's ethics office said its recent review of Administrator Scott Pruitt's Washington apartment rental cleared him of accepting a gift from a lobbyist but did not address whether he broke other federal ethics regulations such as the "impartiality rule." Pruitt is facing scrutiny from lawmakers, some of whom have...

  • March 23- Facebook Inc will be removed from the Australia- based BetaShares Global Sustainability Leaders Exchange Traded Fund due to recent "controversies," its Responsible Investment Committee said on Friday. Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg apologized on Wednesday, five days after the scandal broke, and promised to restrict developers' access to...

  • Commerzbank and Mozilla have suspended ad campaigns on Facebook following the data scandal that has seen more than $45 billion wiped off the social network's market value this week.

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    Ed Lee, Recode managing editor, and Sree Sreenivasan, former NYC chief digital officer, discuss the current issues facing Facebook after a survey on the platform asked if adults can ask children for sexual pictures.

  • OSLO, March 6- Norway's $1- trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, has earned less money because of divestments it has made over the past twelve years due to ethical and environmental considerations, it said on Tuesday. The fund funnels the proceeds of Norway's oil and gas production. Some 73 companies are excluded on ethical grounds, based on the...

  • OSLO, March 6- Norway's $1- trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, has earned less money because of divestments it has made over the past twelve years due to ethical and environmental considerations, it said on Tuesday.