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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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If you needed a reminder about watching what you post on social media, here’s yet another cautionary tale. According to reports this week, a woman in Texas was fired from a daycare center because of an all-too-candid Facebook post. “I start my new job today,” Kaitlyn Walls, a 27-year-old single mom, ... more...


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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A cleanup proposal for a Montana town where thousands have been sickened by asbestos exposure calls for leaving some of the dangerous material in place rather than removing it. Details on the final cleanup plan for Libby, Montana, were to be released Tuesday by the Environmental Protection ... more...


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A cleanup proposal for a Montana town where thousands have been sickened by asbestos exposure calls for leaving some of the dangerous material in place rather than removing it. ... more...


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HONG KONG (AP) — Australian stocks slipped Tuesday even as the central bank cut interest rates to a record low to stimulate the limping economy. Stocks elsewhere in the region were mostly lowe… ... more...


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The Reserve Bank of Australia cut its cash rate to 2.0 percent on Tuesday, as it seeks to spur a sluggish economy. ... more...


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This is part of the #CareerAdvice series - featuring successful professionals who share their advice to people who would want to take their career to the next level. With double major in Finance and Management, it wasn't difficult for Charles Pascalar to get interviews in local banks. However, most of these ... more...


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Australian businesses are cautious on investment, leading many to wonder what will drive the country’s economy now as its decadelong mining boom ends. ... more...


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SYDNEY (AP) — A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, generating a small tsunami near the epicenter, bringing down power lines and cracking walls, but causing no widespread damage. A tsunami estimated at under 1 meter (3 feet) was seen in the harbor ... more...


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In brief 7-Eleven says ‘Thx!’ via card 7-Eleven Stores in central Oklahoma have launched a new fuel discount card that helps consumers save money at the pump, while 7-Eleven bypasses credit card fees. The new Thx!, for ‘thanks,’ rewards card will give users a discount of up to 5 cents per gallon on ... more...


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By Nicole Burgin, For The Oklahoman On a typical day, you might find men in prison uniforms planting seeds or watering plants at the new Second Chance Greenhouse at the Dick Conner Correctional Center in Hominy. The greenhouse is part of the Tulsa Community College Corrections Education program where offenders, while in ... more...


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Oklahoma briefs Love’s Georgia station offers CNG An agreement between Werner Enterprises and Oklahoma City-based Love’s Travel Stops leads to Love’s first compressed natural gas location in Georgia. Read more on NewsOK.com ... more...


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By Melissa Pearson, For The Oklahoman Langston University presented its 30th annual Goat Field Day last month to a capacity audience of goat owners eager to learn from the staff and guest speakers at the E (Kika) de la Garza American Institute for Goat Research. Goats are great for meat, milk, cheese, ... more...


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OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. Read more on NewsOK.com ... more...


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Australia's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low of 2 percent on Tuesday in a bid to jolt the nation's economy which is weighed by falling… Click to Continue » ... more...


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The Reserve Bank of Australia cut its policy interest rate by a quarter percentage point Tuesday, putting the benchmark at 2%, its lowest ever. ... more...


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