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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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(AP) — A police department in suburban Philadelphia has created a "safe zone" for people to complete transactions they arranged online. The Conshohocken Police Department said individuals making purchases from other people through Craigslist and other online sites are free to complete the deals in the police department's lobby or ... more...


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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors such as Amazon.com, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season. ... more...


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We’ve finally been given a full look into the visual remastering of "Halo." Microsoft is re-releasing and remastering the Xbox first-person shooter game series under the title “Halo: The Master Chief Collection." The compilation, which is due out on Xbox One on Nov. 11, combines four games in the "Halo" series. ... more...


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There are numerous misconceptions about the human resources function. Many employees do not fully understand the obligations, influence and benefits of HR professionals. I know this firsthand, because throughout my career, I have been in situations where I had to make unpopular choices for the greater good. Here are three ... more...


Courtesy: Forbes


While Dracula and Frankenstein are Universal Studios’ most prolific monsters, as franchises they were treated similarly by the studio in their initial run from the 1930s to the late 1940s. Both characters had achieved a certain degree of popularity that allowed them to have multiple sequels fleshing out the monstrous ... more...


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Imagine you are Jane or Michael, a 14 year old who just entered the work force for the first time. In 2014 you earn $1,000 babysitting for your neighbor or cutting the grass. You are proud of your earnings and newfound financial independence. Like most of your friends you open ... more...


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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) shocked investors with its decision to float off 10 per cent of storied luxury sports car manufacturer Ferrari and return the rest of it to shareholders, but as the dust settled on the deal, investors saw the sale more as a canny way to persuade investors ... more...


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After a couple of years of work, I finally released my app, Cloth to the world this week. Launch coverage was great, with positive write-ups throughout the tech press. And then the emails began trickling in. Mixed in with the expected messages from users and friends and well-wishers was... well... ... more...


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Ukraine’s Maidan movement, the choice of President Petro Poroshenko last spring, and this past Sunday’s election of the most pro-European parliament in its history offers the West an historic opportunity. With Sunday’s decisive outcome, the U.S. and Europe need to offer Ukraine assistance through the IMF and other aid channels, ... more...


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The town of Tequila—yes, it is an actual place—isn't exactly brimming with fine lodging. On a recent visit to the Herradura tequila hacienda in Mexico's Jalisco state, we made nearby Guadalajara our base. Years ago on a trip to Guadalajara‘s spectacular International Mariachi Festival, I saw little and remembered even ... more...


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Few companies span the worlds of sports and fashion as admirably as adidas. For decades the company has not only produced high quality sports shoes and apparel for the most discerning athletes – it’s done it with style. So much style in fact, the famous triple stripe has become a ... more...


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This year, I'm celebrating 23 years of marriage. In addition to the joy of being wed to my best friend, our relationship has economically lifted my life and that of my nuclear and extended family. Being married has netted results that neither of us could have dreamed of coming from ... more...


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Big fields, longshots, and competitive races add up to serious money-making opportunities in the Breeders' Cup. Five handicappers offer their thoughts on the Friday races from Santa Anita Park. ... more...


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