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Technology Can Help Us End the Scourge of Modern Slavery. Here's How

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Modern slavery: it’s a strange term.

The word 'modern' generally has positive connotations. It’s up-to-date. Recent. Fresh. Cutting-edge.

Juxtapose that with the word 'slavery'. A most outdated concept. Captivity. Bondage. Oppression and repression. In the 21st century, slavery is surely something that only crazed individuals or dictators could possibly countenance.

Spring Weather Signals Start to Outdoor Projects; Gov. Whitmer Declares April Safe Digging Month in Michigan

Residents, Excavators Urged to Protect Themselves by Digging Safely
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JACKSON, Mich., April 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ - As leaves and green grass begin sprouting across the state, many Michiganders are planning outdoor digging such as landscaping projects and other home improvements. Dig Safely Month is designed to remind residents and excavators to take safe digging measures with every project, large or small.

Consumers Energy Discusses How Work Life Has Changed for Women Leaders With Its First Woman Senior Executive

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The challenges facing Consumers Energy's first woman senior executive Cathy Reynolds in the workplace might sound familiar to many women. CMS Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe sat down with Cathy, Consumers Energy’s first woman senior vice president, to talk about how work life has changed for women over the last 40 years.

Watch the video to learn about the challenges and how a “rapid progression of pandemonium” lead Cathy to make a tough decision.

Forward-Thinking Design Meets the Needs of a Changing Workforce on HP’s New Houston Campus

The new building promotes community, collaboration and innovation, with sustainability built in.
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HP’s new Houston campus brings Silicon Valley straight to Texas.

A project two years in the making, the 378,000-square-foot campus in Springwoods Village, north of downtown Houston, celebrated its official grand opening on February 7. Two new buildings, constructed from the ground up, replace HP’s previous Houston campus and are now home to around 2,300 employees.

eBay Officially Kicks Off its Fifth Retail Revival Program in Greensboro, North Carolina

eBay launches Retail Revival Greensboro and hosts participating small businesses for a full day of training, networking and more.
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Today, eBay will launch Retail Revival in its fifth partner city: Greensboro, North Carolina. With its rich history as a textiles manufacturing hub and a pioneer in the Civil Rights movement, Greensboro offered the perfect balance of grit and vision to make this program a success.

Schneider Electric's Commitment to "Zero Waste to Landfill"

Zero waste to landfill means more waste recovery, and fewer wasted resources
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Nature has no landfills. But our economy is heavily "take-make-dispose." Rethinking our impact helps protect natural resources and we're working to make our supply chain more circular.

By 2020, 200 of our sites will be zero waste to landfill, meaning 95% of metal and 97% of non-metallic waste is recovered.

Learn more about Schneider Electric's commitment to sustainability here

World Water Day: Companies Helping Billions Access This Basic Human Right

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Friday marked World Water Day, an annual international observance created by the UN to advocate for and grow awareness of sustainable management of freshwater resources as a worldwide issue. Despite the world’s technological advances, billions of people still do not have access to clean and safe water.

World Water Day: Companies Helping Billions Access This Basic Human Right

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Friday marked World Water Day, an annual international observance created by the UN to advocate for and grow awareness of sustainable management of freshwater resources as a worldwide issue. Despite the world’s technological advances, billions of people still do not have access to clean and safe water.

Maria Christina Annaloro Leads Responsible Gaming Ambassador Program at Las Vegas Sands

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Las Vegas Sands has a best-in-class, global responsible gaming program that aims to reduce gambling risk and improve social safeguards to help our guests make informed choices.  The program is designed to directly reach and help patrons before a problem develops, including Team Member training, 24/7 Ambassador assistance, self-limit options, prominent signage for resources, and partnerships with organizations that support this cause.

All We Want is The Chance to Compete: Economic Development in Rural America

eBay Seller Bill Ingersoll on running a business in rural America and competing in the modern, global economy.
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In the last few years, Washington has been focusing on people like me — that is, people from economically-distressed rural America. That attention is a good thing. Rural America is in trouble. Unfortunately, the national discussion has focused on how to “save” rural America.

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