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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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Major stock indexes turned mixed in midday trading as investors waited for a series of key economic reports from the U.S. and China later in the week. ... more...


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This much is clear: The Federal Reserve will make another cut this week in its monthly bond purchases, which have been aimed at keeping long-term loan rates low. ... more...


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Thirteen states have settled an investigation into improper lending with a court agreement that is expected to provide $92 million in debt relief for 17,800 U.S. military personnel. ... more...


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A real estate group says prices for single-family homes rose again last month in Massachusetts even as sales fell off slightly compared to a year ago. ... more...


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The sunflower crop is progressing in the Dakotas. ... more...


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A New Jersey Transit commuter train was removed Tuesday after becoming disabled just outside the Hudson River tunnel in New York City and delaying trains for commuters throughout the Northeast. ... more...


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Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) on Tuesday reported a second-quarter profit after posting a loss in the same period a year ago as more people deposited money into its bank and demand for auto loans increased. ... more...


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HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a Nevada man is dead after falling through a skylight at the Ocean Spray fruit juice distribution center where he worked. ... more...


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NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Dean is coming to dinner — and lunch, too. ... more...


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Foodies looking to launch a business will learn how to do it at the first-ever Edible Startup Summit, a one-day event that will be held in Madison in late August. ... more...


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Washington — U.S. consumers are more confident about the economy than they have been in nearly seven years. ... more...


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Neenah-based Alta Resources says it is planning to add up to 600 jobs in Neenah, according to a story posted on postcrescent.com. ... more...


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The Bellevue truck maker said the results reflect improving truck sales in the U.S. and Canada and strong aftermarket parts and financial services worldwide. ... more...


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The speed of new technology can be dizzying, especially when it’s flying down the highway and streaming movies, games and music all at once.%%%b1a89322a474b65ec13d61d9df4c7630%%% ... more...


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(AP) — Authorities say a Nevada man is dead after falling through a skylight at the Ocean Spray fruit juice distribution center where he worked. Lentz's ex-wife, Lane Lentz, told the Las Vegas Sun that her former husband worked for Ocean Spray for 20 years as a mechanical and electrical ... more...