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College Football: The Game Is Big Business

UCLA signed a 12-year, $280 million deal with sports apparel company Under Armour before the season began. It is the most lucrative apparel contract in sports history, but in the competitive world of endorsement deals, don’t expect the Bruins (head coach Jim Mora, pictured) to stay No. 1 for long.

Posted on Sep 3, 2016 READ MORE


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VIDEO: John Oliver Comes Down Hard on FIFA Again—and It’s Glorious

Although HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” host delivered a scathing critique of the soccer organization last year, he decided to give it another shot Sunday after last week’s arrest of several FIFA officials. 

Posted on Jun 1, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



What Nike, Obama and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Have in Common

Nike may be the perfect example of life under the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but that is not a future many Americans would choose.

Posted on May 13, 2015 READ MORE


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Posted on Sep 12, 2014 ENLARGE



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What’s at the Heart of Black Cool?

A thoughtful, personal essay by photographer Hank Willis Thomas makes the case that the cultures of America’s inner-city black communities, once dignified by the gains of the civil rights movement, have been steadily degraded over the last three decades by corporate capitalism.

Posted on Mar 17, 2012 READ MORE



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A Sweatshop Game Changer

In sweatshops around the globe, long hours, poor wages, meager-to-no benefits and miserable conditions have long been the norm. But one apparel company seems intent upon changing all that. Alta Gracia may show that humane clothing production is not only possible, but also profitable. (more)

Posted on Oct 23, 2011 READ MORE


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Posted on Apr 18, 2010 ENLARGE


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American Companies Fight For Right to Bleed China

In the face of vast poverty and exploitation, the Chinese government is about to enact a labor law that would strengthen the role of unions and protections for workers.  But American corporations, eager to maintain their fiefdoms in the middle kingdom, have lobbied fiercely against the proposed legislation.

Posted on Oct 13, 2006 READ MORE


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