Wal-Mart is so big that its action will probably lead to raises for millions of workers employed by other companies. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

(...) create a labour surplus, the same way attempts to put floors under the prices of agricultural commodities(...)

Ukip’s leader, Nigel Farage, during the party’s conference at the Winter Gardens in Margate, Kent.  Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

(...) powerful Westminster “voice”.His City career is downplayed. Instead of having been a commodities trader(...)

President Michael D Higgins said the fears and aspirations of those trapped in chronic job insecurity must be addressed  during his Edward Phelan lecture at RCSI. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

(...) they were pure commodities.“The recent economic crisis has shown, on the contrary, that markets do(...)

 BHP Billiton Ltd: additional ore in a market where there is a lack of corresponding demand growth

(...) ability of the company to produce a strong set of numbers during a testing time for the commodities(...)

Fair play: The label means the product offers a better deal. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Magnenet/AFP/Getty Images

(...) commitment to Fairtrade commodities such as bananas, coffee, cocoa and cotton.   Retailers might not(...)

(...) commodities to be moved around like chess pieces by the “suits” if targets were not met. Businesses with ever(...)

‘Reading is a choice. Not only in the obvious sense of taking up a book, or taking up one book and not another, but when reading the book at hand. It’s assessing the facts of the case (even the fictional ones) and seeing some as more relevant to a satisfying reading than others.’

(...) writers’ manuscripts. I mean, really cringe. It’s true that books are commodities, but what they contain(...)

(...) commodities, oil ran out of puff after a sharp rally on Friday. Brent crude dipped 3 cents to $61.49 per(...)

This undated handout picture released on February 12, 2015 by Norwegian global provider of floating production services to the oil and gas industry BW Offshore shows the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit Cidade de Sao Mateus. Photograph: Getty Images

(...) makes dollar-denominated commodities cheaper for holders of other currencies, has also supported oil(...)

Russia to double as the country’s commodities-focused economy struggles with a sharp fall in oil prices(...)