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Posts Tagged ‘Dezenhall Resources’

Whose Reputation Suffers from the Mike Daisey/’This American Life’ Retraction’?

Even though the weekly public radio program This American Life had to retract its very popular story about Apple’s Foxconn factory, poor working conditions at Foxconn will continue to be an issue the companies have to deal with.

“Our corporate image has been totally ruined,” said Foxconn spokesperson Simon Hsing in a media interview.

According to Reuters, the story forced Apple (and those who love Apple products) to take a closer look at how those products were being made. The fact that many of the things “reported” by Mike Daisey turned out to be untrue only clears the Foxconn name a little bit.

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Goldman Sachs Faces Off With Shareholders

Goldman Sachs had its annual shareholders meeting in New Jersey on Friday. So Lloyd Blankfein had the chance to sit in front of a room full of investors and explain why he got a $5.4 million bonus last year even though stocks were down 38 percent. Seriously, this guy must have cajones as big as his bald head. At this point, there are no plans for the CEO to step down.

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Greenpeace Files Lawsuit Against Ketchum, Dezenhall, and Clients

Greenpeace has filed a lawsuit against Ketchum and its client Dow Chemical, as well as Dezenhall Resources (formerly Nichols Dezenhall) and its client Sasol North America (formerly CONDEA Vista). The organization alleges that the PR firms and their clients hired a private security firm, Beckett Brown International (BBI), and used “unlawful means” to gather information about the organization and used it to stifle their education campaign.

The lawsuit alleges that BBI was paid a total of $325,000 for their services.

Ketchum spokesperson Jackie Burton told O’Dwyer’s: “We understand that a complaint has been filed. We have not formally received the papers yet and, therefore, cannot speak to any of the specifics in the complaint. We will review it thoroughly and address it in the appropriate venue. As a company that views integrity as fundamental to our values, we take this matter seriously.”

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