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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 ... .

Full story: San Jose Mercury News

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Giving away half of your work to nonprofits. For free. Nuts, huh? But it’s a trending business idea that reimagines what it means to be engaged in pro bono service. This innovative model was put on the map by Matthew Manos, founder and managing partner of verynice, a global design ... more...


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BEIJING (AP) — China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, and he entertained an audience of students with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese at a prestigious Beijing university. There was no explicit discussion of the ban or any Facebook effort to enter the China ... more...


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Window shopping Sweets & Spurs relocates to OKC Sweets & Spurs will celebrate its grand opening at the Casady Square shopping center 4 to 6 p.m. Read more on NewsOK.com ... more...


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


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COMMUNITY Trick-or-treat at Penn Square Penn Square Mall invites children and parents to enjoy trick-or-treating from 6 to 8 p.m. Read more on NewsOK.com ... more...


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By Jenifer Reynolds, For The Oklahoman In 2002, 18-year-old Lacey Wright left for the University of Oklahoma and gave up her favorite thing in the world: showing horses. Read more on NewsOK.com ... more...


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By Henry Dolive, For The Oklahoman YUKON — Artists, says Spanish Cove Retirement Village resident Pat Snyder, are taught to make sure their paintings offer the patron a place to rest. That thought guided Snyder in spearheading an effort to create an actual “place to rest” for residents of Spanish Cove, a ... more...


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China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, and he entertained an audience of students with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese at a prestigious Beijing university. ... more...


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China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, and he entertained an audience of students with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese at a prestigious Beijing university. ... more...


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Facebook’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, gave a dramatic display of his interest in China, speaking in Chinese for about a half hour at a forum at Tsinghua University in Beijing. ... more...


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BEIJING (AP) — China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, and he entertained an audience of students with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese at a prestigious Beijing university. [...] Facebook CEO Zuckerberg noted during his talk that the social media giant already helps ... more...


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A slowdown will make the real health of the economy clearer. ... more...


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A trade dispute is endangering strategic cooperation between Washington and Taipei. ... more...


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