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Student Loan Company Navient Sued for Illegal Practices

State and federal regulators filed suit against Navient last week, accusing the student loan servicer of misleading borrowers to inflate profits. The results of a four-year investigation come as economists debate what to do about the country’s looming student debt crisis.

U.K. Announces Plan To Cut Childhood Obesity

Like the United States, the U.K. faces a childhood obesity epidemic. A third of U.K. children are either overweight or obese. But unlike the U.S., the U.K. government is putting policies into place to address the problem head-on.

BlackRock to U.K. Corporations: Link Pay to Performance, or Face Shareholder Backlash

U.S asset management firm BlackRock is calling on the U.K.’s top 300 corporations to change the way they pay executives — or face significant backlash from shareholders. And its warning has the backing of the U.K. think tank High Pay Center, which says the pay ratio between top execs and “regular” workers — estimated at 129:1 — needs a serious “reality check.”

Entrepreneurial Innovation Is Driving Disruption in the Food Industry

If industry stakeholders continue to slowly trail entrepreneurs rather than expedite their own efforts, it will be at their own peril; those who fail to adapt will find that consumers are taking their business elsewhere — even for vital, basics products like food

Rex Tillerson: Confirmation Overshadowed by Exxon Torture and Business Scandals

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, had a rough senate confirmation hearing last week. His appointment is still under review, and he’ll likely face more questions about Exxon’s alleged skirting of U.S. sanctions and connection to torture abroad.

Twitter Chat Recap: #ATTsmartcities with AT&T

The city of the future is environmentally sustainable and addresses the needs of its residents. During this Twitter Chat, our distinguished panelists discussed these smart cities, which are popping up all around us. Participants were able to learn and network here for a fun, productive hour!

SPECIAL SERIES: From Farm to Factory: A 3 Part Series on Social Impacts in Apparel

Brazil’s Political Turmoil Endangers 20 Years of Progress on Forced Labor

The political and economic chaos in Brazil threatens much of the progress the country has made since the turn of the century, including reforms that fight modern slavery. To gain some perspective on how Brazil’s struggles have affected workers’ and human rights, TriplePundit spoke with Mércia Silva, executive director of the NGO InPacto (Nation Pact Against Slavery).

This App Helps the World’s Largest Minority Group to Communicate and Thrive

Collectively, people with disabilities tend to experience greater degrees of workplace discrimination and economic hardship, especially when they can’t communicate orally. This app — created by a Brazilian father to help his daughter learn and communicate — is out to change that.