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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 ... .

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The state of Japan's economic recovery remains murky, with inflation still nearly flat in May despite unprecedented monetary stimulus, though joblessness was flat at 3.3 percent and household spending rose… Click to Continue » ... more...


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More than 8,000 Minnesota Timberwolves fans filed into Target Center on Thursday night, knowing that Karl-Anthony Towns was coming. They hoped Tyus Jones might be sticking around, too. Click to Continue » ... more...


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The Philippines is well positioned to weather the shock resulting from a rise in U.S. interest rates, said finance secretary Cesar Purisima in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. ... more...


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Temperatures eased in southern Pakistan, but hundreds of people are still being treated for symptoms related to a devastating heat wave that has claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people in the region. ... more...


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Development agencies and foreign governments pledge billions of dollars to help rebuild Nepal after severe earthquakes in April and May killed nearly 9,000 people and destroyed homes. ... more...


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Gold Nuggets go to commercial, residential developments ... more...


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Formula One auto racing is not usually associated with good value for money. Its teams are famously profligate and race tickets cost top Dollar. However, new research has revealed that its corporate hospitality outfit, the Paddock Club, in fact offers the most cost-effective packages of any major sports event. The ... more...


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Since our modern society is fueled by innovation, leaders are needed in every field to develop ingenious, out-of-box thinking not just in themselves -- more importantly in their people. Creating environment that release greatness in others is quickly becoming the most important challenge of the 21st century and one that ... more...


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Officials in the City of Light brag that Paris is Airbnb’s biggest market, but have ramped up housing inspections after complaints that tourists are pushing residents out of the city center. ... more...


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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities say all nine people aboard a sightseeing airplane died when it crashed Thursday in southeast Alaska. Clint Johnson, head of the National Transportation Safety Board's Alaska office, confirmed weather is preventing the recovery of bodies Thursday evening off a cliff about 20 miles northeast of Ketchikan. Attempts ... more...


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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal agency: 9 people killed in small plane crash in southeast Alaska. Read more on NewsOK.com ... more...


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The confidence that BB&T Corp.’s board of directors has in the bank’s financial prospects were demonstrated again Thursday when it authorized the repurchase of up to 50 million shares of common st ... more...


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The foreclosure rate in the Winston-Salem metropolitan statistical area declined in April to another three-year low, according to a national real estate research group. ... more...


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MGM Springfield is seeking a 12-month delay to open its resort casino, a move that would cost the state an estimated $125 million in revenue from the casino, but state transportation officials say they don’t think the postponement is necessary. MGM said the delays in a project designed to improve the ... more...


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Boston Conservatory, Berklee plan merger The Berklee College of Music and the Boston Conservatory have signed a “memorandum of understanding” to merge the two institutions, though jazz-dominated Berklee would apparently have the upper hand in the proposed merger, according to a WBUR report. ... more...


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