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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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Over two days of testimony to Congress, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was grilled on everything from the direction of interest rates to the health of the economy to "Audit… Click to Continue » ... more...


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For two straight days this week, 2,000 union members converged on Wisconsin's Capitol to rally against a new right-to-work bill, chanting, marching and hurling profanities at GOP lawmakers and Gov. Click to Continue » ... more...


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Nickelodeon is creating brand-new content for its $6-a-month mobile channel Noggin, aimed at preschoolers. Click to Continue » ... more...


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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has confirmed another golden eagle has been killed at a Nevada wind farm near the Utah line, and conservationists are demanding federal regulators do… Click to Continue » ... more...


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Calling it a move for freedom and compassion, a state lawmaker this week unveiled a medical marijuana bill that would allow residents of conservative Utah who have chronic and debilitating… Click to Continue » ... more...


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Microsoft Corp. plans to shut two mobile-handset manufacturing plants in China formerly run by Nokia Corp., cutting about 9,000 jobs in total, various reports said Thursday. ... more...


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Chinese computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd. said Thursday that its main website had been hacked, according to reports citing a company spokesman. ... more...


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In 2011, Jeffrey Glazer was handed a rare opportunity: the chance to once again lead the company he had founded 26 years earlier. His firm Insurity, whose software processes premiums for property and casualty insurers, had changed owners three times since 1994. Like a parent whose wayward adult child moves ... more...


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Indiana legislators are considering a bill that would serve as a model for other states to follow. Senate Bill 80, which passed the Indiana Senate this week with a unanimous and bipartisan vote, would prohibit state government, along with local governments, from taxing Internet access. The bill now moves to ... more...


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The word 'bullying' is usually associated with schoolyard antics, along with negative considerations about bullies. Conversely, if the words 'workplace bullying' are coupled, then the thoughts usually developed are that a target of bullying is weak, needs to get tougher, needs to grow-up, or worse. It's these types of unnecessary ... more...


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MADISON, Wis. -- Spelling more trouble for organized labor in the U.S., Republican legislators in the Wisconsin state Senate approved a right-to-work bill here on Wednesday, sending the measure to a GOP-controlled Assembly where it's also expected to pass. Republican leaders chose to fast-track the bill in what's known as ... more...


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As more institutions look to cut costs by hiring adjunct professors in lieu of those on a tenured track, the part-time instructors have started demanding better pay, and they did so Wednesday with the first-ever national adjunct walkout day. Adjuncts make up around three-fourths of U.S. faculty in higher education today. ... more...


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Retailers are finally getting shoppers to spend again, and soon they are going to have to follow suit. Some say they are raising wages, while others say they are boosting capital spending. ... more...


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Hedge fund Standard General LP will lead the bidding at a bankruptcy auction of 1,700 or more RadioShack stores, as the electronics retailer tries to save some of its struggling business. ... more...


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