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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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Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. ... more...


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Hellmann's mayonnaise maker Unilever has withdrawn its lawsuit against the maker of "Just Mayo." ... more...


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What to buy an experienced photographer or video shooter? There is some strong gear on the market from Nikon, GoPro and Domke. ... more...


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By backing down from showing "The Interview,"Sony has set a dangerous precedent. Hackers now have a blueprint for hurting American companies. ... more...


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From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island. Agricultural exports have been among the few exceptions to the half-century old U.S. trade embargo, though they've been ... more...


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I spend nine years at Bridgewater Associates in an executive role working closely with Ray Dalio. As a result whenever I meet fellow entrepreneurs at conferences, business meetings, or social events, they are curious to know about Bridgewater Associates and Ray Dalio. I get very poignant questions that you see ... more...


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After a yearlong game of tug of war over the airing schedule and delivery system, today marks the series finale premiere of Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra on Nick.com. Unfortunately, what started as a simple sequel series to the beloved Avatar: The Last Airbender became something much more important. It ... more...


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But the struggling smartphone maker is at least cash-flow positive again. ... more...


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Much has been made over the course of the last few weeks regarding Kobe Bryant surpassing Michael Jordan for third all-time in points scored. While that is certainly an impressive career accomplishment for one of the most decorated shooting guards in NBA history, Bryant still does not come anywhere close ... more...


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Is an LLC really a good long-term solution for your startup? ... more...


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WASHINGTON (AP) - The computer files of more than 40,000 federal workers may have been compromised by a cyberattack at federal contractor KeyPoint Government Solutions, the second breach this year at a major firm handling national security background investigations of workers at federal agencies, the government confirmed Thursday. ... more...


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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department is now interpreting federal law to explicitly prohibit workplace discrimination against transgender people, according to a memo released Thursday by Attorney General Eric Holder. ... more...


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