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US: Walgreen to Pay $35 Million To Settle Drug-Switch Charges
by HEATHER WON TESORIEROWall Street Journal
June 4th, 2008
Walgreen Co. has agreed to pay $35 million to settle allegations that it improperly switched customers to more expensive forms of pills paid for by Medicaid, the government health care program for the poor.

US: Judge Finds Dell Engaged In Deceptive Practices
by CHAD BRAYThe Wall Street Journal
May 27th, 2008
A state judge in Albany has found that Dell Inc. and its financing unit engaged in deceptive business practices related to financing promotions for its computers and technical support, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.

US: Express Scripts to Pay $9.5 Million To Settle Drug-Swapping Allegations
by ANDREW EDWARDSThe Wall Street Journal
May 27th, 2008
Pharmacy-benefits manager Express Scripts Inc. agreed Tuesday to pay $9.5 million to settle allegations that the company asked doctors to switch drugs primarily to get bigger rebates from pharmaceutical companies.

UK: Retailers in tobacco price probe
BBC NEWS
April 25th, 2008
n the case of Gallaher, Imperial Tobacco, Asda, Sainsbury, Shell, Somerfield and Tesco, there was an indirect exchange of proposed future retail prices between competitors, it adds, allegedly between 2001 and 2003.

US: When a Corporate Donation Raises Protests
by STUART ELLIOTTThe New York Times
March 12th, 2008
But a coalition of childrenís advocates contends that the hospital went too far by agreeing to name a new emergency department and trauma center after another locally based retailer, Abercrombie & Fitch, in exchange for a $10 million donation.

US-CHINA: Staples cuts ties with APP on environment worry
Reuters
February 8th, 2008
Staples Inc, the largest U.S. office supplies retailer, said on Friday it ceased doing business with Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) late last month because of environmental concerns.

INDIA: Many rescued child laborers in India soon back at another dismal job
by Heidi J. ShragerChronicle Foreign Service
December 23rd, 2007
A 2006 report by the Child Welfare Committee found that 12 of 22 children from a village in the impoverished eastern state of Bihar were re-trafficked, mostly to different states, within a year after being rescued from a Delhi hand-embroidery sweatshop.

CHINA/US: The Recallsí Aftershocks
by Louise Story and David BarbozaNew York Times
December 22nd, 2007
Toy makers are investigating whether they need to treat their tainted products with stabilization chemicals or if they must seal the toys in giant polyethylene bags.

US: A World Consumed by Guilt
by Eric WilsonNew York Times
December 13th, 2007
Buying green may not be so easy.

US: Group: Wal-Mart Blind to Illegal Logging
by Marcus KabelForbes.com
December 12th, 2007
A nonprofit group has found that Wal Mart's wood products use timber from a Russian region rife with illegal logging.

US: Class-Action Bias Suit Against Wal-Mart Reaffirmed
by ReutersNew York Times
December 12th, 2007
Wal-Mart Stores suffered a legal setback on Tuesday in its attempt to head off the biggest sexual discrimination case in United States history when an appeals court allowed the case to remain a class-action lawsuit.

NIGERIA: Nigeria suspends Siemens dealings
BBC News
December 11th, 2007
Nigeria has cancelled a contract with Siemens and suspended dealings with the German telecoms firm pending an investigation into bribery allegations.

US: Wal-Mart Takes Image Hit From Shank Case
by Kimberly MorrisonThe Morning News
December 7th, 2007
Wal-Mart won a lawsuit against a former employee, injured in an accident that left her brain damaged, divorced and penniless, for reimbursement from her medical care.

US: Gap Campaigns Against Child Labor
by Amelia GentlemanNew York Times
November 15th, 2007
Gap has begun an effort to rebuild its reputation after a child-labor scandal in India.

US: Mom: Chemical-Laced Toy Made Son 'Drunk'
by Dikky SinnWashington Post
November 7th, 2007
Chemical on toy beads makes children sick.

US: Gap plans 'sweatshop free' labels
by Dan McDougallGuardian
November 4th, 2007
In what would be the biggest commitment to ending child labour ever undertaken by a major retailer, Gap Inc is drawing up plans to label its products 'Sweatshop Free'.

GERMANY: FSC's 'Green' Label for Wood Products Gets Growing Pains
by Tom Wright and Jim CarltonWall Street Journal
October 30th, 2007
The Forest Stewardship Council -- a widely recognized third-party labeling system to identify "green" wood and paper products -- has acknowledged that some companies using its label are destroying pristine forests and says it plans to overhaul its rules.

US: Indian 'slave' children found making low-cost clothes destined for Gap
by Dan McDougallGuardian
October 28th, 2007
Child workers, some as young as 10, have been found working in a textile factory in conditions close to slavery to produce clothes that appear destined for Gap Kids.

INDIA: A Backlash for Big Retail in India
by Madhur SinghNew Delhi Times
October 17th, 2007
Supermarkets open across the country and international big box stores partner with smaller local stores to gain a toehold in the market.

US: Wal-Mart Workers Win $62 Million
by Marieclaire DaleAP
October 4th, 2007
Wal-Mart workers in Pennsylvania who previously won a $78.5 million class-action award for working off the clock will share an additional $62.3 million in damages, a judge ruled Wednesday.