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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).

TransUnion, Equifax Fined for Misleading Credit Scores

Do you know your credit score? Chances are, says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the score you pay for may not be exactly the same as what a lender sees. And that’s a problem, says the bureau, because two of the three largest credit reporting agencies have been selling credit scores that don’t match the criteria lenders use.

Trump Tweets, Toyota Retorts

Another day, another tweet: Toyota responds to Trump and the company has no intention of halting construction on its new manufacturing plant in Mexico.

Trump EPA Nominee Would Trash Air And Water Safeguards

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt sued the Environmental Protection Agency more than a dozen times to block air, water and climate protections. But he’s on tap to lead the agency in the incoming Trump administration.

3p Weekend: Longreads for the New Year

Make the most of that holiday downtime with some of TriplePundit’s best original reporting on topics that are sure to stick around in 2017 and beyond.

Four Unexpected Ways Climate Change Hits Our Pocketbooks

Experts tell us that climate change will make things more expensive for cities, states and nations in the coming years. But it will also impact our wallets in unexpected ways. We’ve listed four that are already playing out in cities across North America.