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Thursday, March 13, 2014

California seeks to remove toxic chemicals from consumer goods

California took steps to reduce the toxins found in furniture, mattresses and building supplies Thursday, when regulators announced they would pressure manufacturers to eliminate chemicals known to cause cancer that have long been used as fire retardants. Regulators with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control unveiled the top priority chemicals ... .

Full story: San Jose Mercury News

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Would you be more inclined to go to church if services came with a Big Mac and a side of fries? That's the idea behind McMass, a group whose goal is to put a McDonald's franchise in a church. ... more...


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Since April 2012, Apple has spent $100 billion on dividends and stock buybacks. I argue why Apple would be much better off if they'd spent this money on smart M&A and R&D instead. ... more...


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Much of the comment surrounding the sudden departure this week of Harriet Green from the chief executive spot at the UK-based travel company Thomas Cook has centred on a remark she had made to a newspaper. “I am a landa, a cross between a lion and a panda,” she reportedly ... more...


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Twitter is spying on you, and the apps you use, which is a lot of powerful information for the company to own about you. ... more...


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Did you notice what's happening in the strategy review meetings? For me, the clue was when they brought out the "full product range" argument. Never mind that some of their products don't make any money, or that competitors do them better, or that our best customers don't buy them...we have ... more...


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In an effort to ease the country's mounting energy woes, Egypt has moved to expand natural gas trade ties with Cyprus in anticipation of the island nation's hydrocarbon future. ... more...


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The sales success of the new Pokemon game shows that Nintendo's business model is still viable in an age of mobile. ... more...


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Are you going shopping or staying home this Thanksgiving? Some folks love to head to the shops on Thanksgiving while others eschew the holiday for Black Friday sales instead. As Black Friday shopping increasingly heads online, all sales are not created equal. ... more...


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Who created Feminist Hacker Barbie? This question was originally answered on Quora by Kathleen Tuite. ... more...


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Despite heavy bearish sentiments in the global oil market, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Counties (OPEC) decided against cutting its production quota of 30 million barrels per day (bpd). At its bi-annual meeting of ministers in Vienna, Austria on Thursday, OPEC said while it was concerned about the rapid decline ... more...


Courtesy: Forbes


Over here in the UK one of the political footballs at the moment is that one of the alleged killers of Lee Rigby (that poor young soldier who got murdered in broad daylight) announced on Facebook, 6 months before he actually did it, that he wanted to kill a soldier. ... more...


Courtesy: The Philadelphia Inquirer


VIENNA (AP) - Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result. ... more...


Courtesy: The Wall Street Journal


European politicians are poised to approve a new generation of lower-cost rockets, partly in response to competition from U.S. launch providers, government and aerospace-industry officials on both sides of the Atlantic say. ... more...


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French and German officials called on EU officials to take a fresh look at the competitive and tax behaviors of big U.S. Internet companies in a push for greater regulation. ... more...


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