Tag: Medicaid

Aetna Raises Wages, Proves That Corporations Don’t Need to Rely on State Assistance

May 4, 2015

This past January, the insurance giant Aetna announced that it would raise its minimum wage to $16 an hour, and in late April, these raises finally made it into its employees’ pockets. As part of an effort to reduce the stress faced by front-line customer service associates in addressing their… Read More»

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Walmart Avoids Paying $1 Billion in Taxes Every Year

November 20, 2014

Walmart, America’s largest corporation, dodges an average of $1 billion in U.S. taxes every year through loopholes and is scheming to avoid billions more, according to a new report published today by Americans for Tax Fairness. The profitable mega retailer is well-known for its aggressive efforts to cut costs and maximize… Read More»

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Walmart Pays Less in Taxes by Paying Executives More

June 4, 2014

Walmart, the world’s wealthiest corporation, has avoided an estimated $104 million in U.S. taxes by granting extravagant “performance pay” bonuses to top executives, according to a new report by Americans for Tax Fairness and the Institute for Policy Studies. The company utilizes a loophole that allows companies such as Walmart… Read More»

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The Moral Monday Movement: Transforming the South

April 7, 2014

Fifty-four years after the historic lunch counter sit-ins launched the civil rights era, in which four black students sat down at a segregated Woolworth’s lunch counter and demanded to be served, North Carolina once again captured the nation’s attention with the launch of the Moral Monday movement last year. The… Read More»

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