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Gold, Oil, and Cigarettes: How an Obscure Trade Provision Protects the World’s Biggest Companies

Investor-state provisions in free trade agreements allow companies to arbitrate disputes with governments outside of local courts.

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The Amazon Grinch and Germany’s Unhappy Elves

When an American online retailer brings its start-up style to unionized Central Europe, workers go on strike.

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‘We Were Being Killed for Something We Didn’t Even Know’

Two years after South Africa's Marikana miners' strike and massacre, neither Lungisile Madwantsi -- nor his country -- has healed.

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This Isn’t the Time to Go Wobbly on Slavery

The U.K. government has made a good start on its war on slavery. But it needs to get serious.

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Gap Gambles on Myanmar

The company spent a year preparing to enter the former pariah state. Will it be a trailblazer or a cautionary tale?

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Soccer’s Get-Rich-Quick Scheme

Step 1: Go to the World Cup.

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Child Labor Is Declining Worldwide, But It’s Thriving in These Six Countries

Eighty five million: That's how many children are involved the worst forms of child labor, including prostitution, the handling of hazardous materials, and heavy labor. ...

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Everest Shrugged

Why the deadliest day on the world’s tallest mountain won't change the lives of Nepal's sherpas.

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