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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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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were lower on Thursday amid worries about the strength of U.S. and European recoveries and the first American case of Ebola. Though no change in interest rates is anticipated, there will be great interest in what ECB President Mario Draghi says about ... more...


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Attorney General Eric Holder touted that his initiatives have started to result in reducing the number of federal inmates by 5,000 since last year. The sun does not rise because the rooster crows ... just saying. ... more...


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It is indeed a sad state of affairs when Hong Kong's riot police turn the streets of this city into a war zone by attacking protesters and then using false and misleading claims afterward to justify their actions. ... more...


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Sometimes dreaminess is a single bench or a romantic table for 2 tucked amid greenery. See for yourself ... more...


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GENEVA, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Islamic State militants in Iraq have carried out mass executions, abducted women and girls as sex slaves, and used children as fighters, in systematic violations that may amount to war crimes, the United Nations said on Thursday. In a report based on nearly 500 interviews, it ... more...


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Germany's Rocket Internet AG, which specializes in launching e-commerce startups, has made a bumpy market debut — with its shares falling on their first day of trading in Frankfurt. Click to Continue » ... more...


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A Chinese supplier of Samsung Electronics Co. filed a lawsuit accusing a New York City-based labor watchdog of spreading false rumors of child labor, but the labor group says it… Click to Continue » ... more...


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Emergency manager Kevyn Orr is due back on the witness stand in Detroit's multibillion-dollar bankruptcy trial. Click to Continue » ... more...


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Daniel J. Graeber MOSCOW, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The Turkish government said it reached a deal with Russian energy company Gazprom to receive nearly 20 percent more gas per year from the Blue Stream pipeline. ... more...


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Here's what you need to know about the markets before you start your business day. ... more...


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Any visitor wearing a facial covering will be required to sit in separate, glass-enclosed areas if they wish to observe Australia's Parliament. ... more...


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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's Rocket Internet AG, which specializes in launching e-commerce startups, has made a bumpy market debut — with its shares falling on their first day of tradin… ... more...


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Prices of goods leaving the eurozone's factory gates continued to fall in August, an indication that the currency area is set to remain mired in a state of very low inflation. ... more...


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Zalando, which is one of Rocket's most successful ventures, saw its shares close flat on its first trading day Wednesday following initial gains. Since 2007, Berlin-based Rocket has established dozens of other startups. ... more...


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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Chinese supplier of Samsung Electronics Co. has filed a lawsuit accusing a New York-based labor watchdog of spreading false rumors of child labor, but the labor group says it has evidence to back up its report. China Labor Watch had accused the company in ... more...


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