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Month: October 2016

Mali union calls five day mine strike over treatment of workers

BAMAKO Oct 11 Mali mine workers will go on strike on Oct. 24 for five days, a union official said on Tuesday, to protest what he described as unfair treatment of union workers. Mali is the third biggest gold producer in Africa behind South Africa and Ghana, and gold overwhelmingly dominates its mining sector, itself […]

The Haggler: A Bean Bag Blowout, and Then a Deafening Silence

Photo Credit Christoph Hitz In this episode, a Haggler intervention and then a pair of updates about previous columns. There is a lot of ground to cover and consumer justice to dispense. So let’s go. Q. In August of last year, I purchased three bean bag chairs for my kids from PBTeen, Pottery Barn’s teen-targeted […]

‘Ink Master’ Judge Oliver Peck Opens Up About Season 8 Eliminations

“Ink Master” judge Oliver Peck doesn’t hold back when critiquing the contestants on the Spike reality series. Season 8 has been the most intense yet, pitting artists against each other with the “Peck vs. Núñez” twist. Eighteen tattoo artists started off the season, and week-by-week judges Dave Navarro, Oliver Peck and Chris Núñez have been […]

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