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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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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Internet gambling in New Jersey has been underwhelming in the year since it began, and it is now under attack by opponents looking to shut it down, even as it provides a small bit of help to Atlantic City's struggling casinos. When Internet gambling was launched, ... more...


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OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey racetrack says it will soon offer fantasy sports betting. Monmouth Park officials announced their plans in a statement Saturday. Read more on NewsOK.com ... more...


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HONOLULU (AP) — Pilots from Island Air were probably pretty happy when they got a $4,000 Christmas bonus — that is, until the airline wanted the money back. ... more...


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An Italian steel company is planning a $30.5 million expansion of its northeastern Indiana plant that will create up to 45 new jobs over the next three years. Click to Continue » ... more...


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A New Jersey racetrack says it will soon offer fantasy sports betting. Click to Continue » ... more...


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The Senate Finance Committee won’t release a final report on the Internal Revenue Service’s inappropriate targeting of conservative organizations this year and will do so only after the panel’s leadership… Click to Continue » ... more...


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The gnarled zinfandel grapevines on Rich Czapleski's land have borne fruit for more than 100 years, producing dark, intense wines that exemplify the special growing conditions in this coveted winemaking region. ... more...


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HONOLULU (AP) — Pilots from Island Air were probably pretty happy when they got a $4,000 Christmas bonus — that is, until the airline wanted the money back. ... more...


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Trek Bicycle Corp. is moving to an expanded global distribution center that is now under construction in Johnson Creek. ... more...


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A New Jersey racetrack says it will soon offer fantasy sports betting. ... more...


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While the listing for this home in Port Townsend says it was built in 1906, that's really when its history starts. These days, it's a 9,283-square-foot house, with four bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms and three fireplaces -- including a master suite with his and her bathrooms and walk-in closets. ... more...


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Manny Pacquiao has earned $335 million in his boxing career. Here are some of the other numbers that define his legacy as he squares off against Chris Algieri. ... more...


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Dick Costolo, the CEO of Twitter spoke at the Ross School of Business recently. What did he say? Although hundreds watched him speak, shareholders might not ever hear his speech, as the large gathering was “off the record”. There is an incredible irony in Twitter. It’s a social media platform ... more...


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While many believe slavery is an issue of the past, it remains a real, yet largely hidden, problem. An estimated 35.8 million people are enslaved worldwide, according to a recent report by the Walk Free Foundation, a human rights organization. Modern-day slavery differs from traditional slavery. In traditional slavery, which is ... more...


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The White House has authorized U.S. military forces to target Taliban militants in Afghanistan if they pose a direct threat to the U.S. or its military forces or provide support to al Qaeda, according to U.S. officials. ... more...


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