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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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Why is it that so much in the digital age seems to self organize and spread virally, but so hard to unite an organization around a single idea? ... more...


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BEIJING (AP) — China's official news agency says 16 coal miners were killed after their shaft collapsed in the country's northwest. Another 11 miners were injured in the disaster that struck just before midnight Friday in Tiechanggou township outside the Xinjiang regional capital of Urumqi. China's mines are among the most dangerous ... more...


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DENVER (AP) — Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper said Friday he was dumbfounded by a television ad from Republican challenger Bob Beauprez referencing the death of state Corrections Director Tom Clements in an effort to criticize Hickenlooper's public-safety record. In their eighth and final gubernatorial debate, Beauprez said it was not ... more...


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Break out the Wet-Naps, San Diego just got its first fry-porium. ... more...


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Republican trails incumbent Brown in new poll ... more...


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The inquiry into the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration comes during a record year for recalls, in which the agency’s role has been scrutinized by Congress. ... more...


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By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer Will Rogers World Airport officials said an adjacent major street, SW 74 Street between Interstate 44 and Portland Avenue, will be closed beginning Tuesday for construction to widen the road. The road will be widened from two lanes to four. Read more on NewsOK.com ... more...


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By Richard Mize, Real Estate Editor Homebuyers kept buying, while builders, through September, kept the slower-than-2013 pace they’ve maintained all year. The market skimmed another sliver off the local inventory of homes for sale. The number of homes listed for sale at the end of last month, 7,004, amounted to a 4.17-month supply, ... more...


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Last week was Digital Citizenship Week, which was mostly about the online rights and responsibilities of teens and children. But after reviewing the results of a recent Pew Research survey on adult harassment, I'm starting to think that we need a digital citizenship campaign for adults too. ... more...


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Using batteries to store power from rooftop solar panels will be too expensive for at least two years, according to industry executives. ... more...


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Choosing an adviser is one of the trickiest financial planning tasks of all. ... more...


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Bay Area tech companies are known for offering their employees luxury bus rides to work. But in a new coming-of-age sign for the Los Angeles-area technology industry, YP, formerly branded as Yellow Pages, has been shuttling about 25 workers each day from their homes on the west side of the ... more...


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The varied energy needs and capacity of member nations led to concessions and compromises that experts say watered down an agreement that was hoped to pressure other countries at climate talks in 2015. ... more...


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Ahead of midterm elections, competition in the capital for party venues with a view is fierce. ... more...


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On a recent weekend in Calgary, Canadian Christianne Boudreau and German Ulla Strodtbäumer talked about having raised their sons an ocean apart only to see them end up on the same path. Both converted to Islam and became radicalized. And both traveled to Syria, where they were shot and killed ... more...


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