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Former Obama-Appointed Chief of Consumer Agency is Now Testifying for Accused Company

This story was reported by FairWarning (www.fairwarning.org), a nonprofit news organization focused on public health, safety and environmental issues, and related topics of government and business accountability.

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Some Companies Break Ranks to Halt Risk of Kids Dying from Window Cords

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Recycling is a Feel Good Activity, But Not for Workers Hurt or Killed on the Job

Darkness had enveloped the Newell Recycling yard by the time Erik Hilario climbed into a front-end loader on a cold evening in January 2011. Just 19 years old, Hilario, an undocumented immigrant, had followed his father from Mexico to an industrial park in East Point, Ga., near Atlanta, where they worked as low-skilled laborers amid jagged piles of scrap metal bound for the smelter.

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Silicon Valley Investment Firm Accused of Venturing Into a New Field: Wage Theft

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The GM Truck That Has Been Burning People Alive for 20 Years

Brian Taft joined the C/K death list in November 2007. As he pulled out of a parking lot near midnight in Clifton Township, Pennsylvania, his pickup was broadsided by an SUV. Taft suffered broken ribs, but that's not what killed him, an autopsy found. Instead, it was the fireball that engulfed both vehicles when Taft's gas tank ruptured and the pickup exploded. Burned on 99 percent of his body, Taft left a wife and two young children. (The other driver survived.)

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