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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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By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple Inc employees, the company acknowledged this week. The same techniques to circumvent backup encryption could be used by law enforcement or others with access to ... more...


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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A lot of teachers are spending the summer working at temporary jobs away from the classroom. A small but growing number of science and math teachers are toiling at companies where they practice the principles they teach. Programs in North Carolina, California and elsewhere are putting teachers temporarily ... more...


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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A new solar array that will provide energy for the Toledo Zoo has been dedicated in northwestern Ohio. Government and business leaders attended the dedication ceremony this week for the 2.1-megawatt array consisting of 28,000 solar panels. Read more on NewsOK.com ... more...


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WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) — The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money. So far, it's not working. Quality and cost problems have cropped up again, raising questions about whether nuclear power will ever be able to compete with ... more...


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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says a loophole that lets companies dodge U.S. taxes by moving their headquarters overseas is unpatriotic. Obama is denouncing "tax inversions" in his weekly radio and Internet address. Read more on NewsOK.com ... more...


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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge is getting ready to set a new trial date for a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt has scheduled an Aug. Read more on NewsOK.com ... more...


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A lot of teachers are spending the summer working at temporary jobs away from the classroom. ... more...


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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf would make a centerpiece of his first budget proposal an increase in income taxes on Pennsylvania's higher-earners to help expand the state's share of public education funding in exchange for a dollar-for-dollar reduction in local property taxes levied by school boards. ... more...


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A lot of teachers are spending the summer working at temporary jobs away from the classroom. Click to Continue » ... more...


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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf would make a centerpiece of his first budget proposal an increase in income taxes on Pennsylvania's higher-earners to help expand the state's share of public… Click to Continue » ... more...


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A small but growing number of science and math teachers aren't spending the summer at the beach or catching up on books, they're toiling at companies, practicing the principles they teach. ... more...


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Instead of the disaster predicted by liberals, ending extended unemployment benefits appears to have been a positive development for the labor market. More people are working and fewer people are leaving the work force. The data show the extra benefits were no longer needed. ... more...


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To sustain superior performance in anything requires focus, determination and an unquestionable purpose to endure when others quit. Whether it’s a personal or professional endeavor, conquering challenges at home or at work necessitates the physical, mental and emotional capacities to create something from nothing--and feel comfortable doing it. ... more...


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