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Leslie Gevirtz

US lawsuit accuses Costco, Thai supplier of selling prawns produced by slaves

Aug 21 2015

NEW YORK/BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A U.S. lawsuit accusing retailer Costco Wholesale Corp. of knowingly selling frozen prawns linked to a company that uses slave labor was described on Friday as "entirely without merit" by Thai seafood supply company CP Food Products.

US lawsuit accuses Costco, Thai supplier of selling prawns produced by slaves

Aug 21 2015

NEW YORK/BANGKOK, Aug 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A U.S. lawsuit accusing retailer Costco Wholesale Corp. of knowingly selling frozen prawns linked to a company that uses slave labor was described on Friday as "entirely without merit" by Thai seafood supply company CP Food Products.

Fishermen's messaging service saves lives, boosts income in east India

Aug 05 2015

CHAUMUHANI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A fisherman's son and now a fisherman himself, Kulamani Tarai knows all too well that while the sea has provided sustenance to his family for generations, it can also be a cruel and deadly place.

Lack of people, supplies and money plague Africa's Ebola fight: experts

Jul 08 2015

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three Ebola-stricken countries will seek nearly $700 million in aid at a U.N. conference this week to rebuild their devastated health care systems, the World Health Organization said.

Lack of people, supplies and money plague Africa's Ebola fight-experts

Jul 08 2015

NEW YORK, July 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three Ebola-stricken countries will seek nearly $700 million in aid at a U.N. conference this week to rebuild their devastated health care systems, the World Health Organization said.

U.S. Treasury guarantees bond issue by Jordan, rare form of aid

Jul 03 2015

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.S. Treasury, at the behest of the U.S. State Department and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), guaranteed $1.5 billion worth of bonds issued by Jordan earlier this week.

U.S. Treasury guarantees bond issue by Jordan, rare form of aid

Jul 03 2015

NEW YORK, July 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.S. Treasury, at the behest of the U.S. State Department and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), guaranteed $1.5 billion worth of bonds issued by Jordan earlier this week.

New York 'League of Kitchens' gives immigrant cooks cash, confidence

Jun 24 2015

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The League of Kitchens initiative solves at least two problems: It provides talented, immigrant home cooks with cash and New York foodies with a chance to do more than just sit in the kitchen and listen to stories of the old country.

New York 'League of Kitchens' gives immigrant cooks cash, confidence

Jun 24 2015

NEW YORK, June 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The League of Kitchens initiative solves at least two problems: It provides talented, immigrant home cooks with cash and New York foodies with a chance to do more than just sit in the kitchen and listen to stories of the old country.

Women still worse off as grim job market greets U.S. graduates

May 28 2015

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - U.S. students graduating in 2015 are entering a weak economy with stagnant wages, and young female graduates will continue to earn less than their male counterparts, according to a report released this week.

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