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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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With today’s tastes running to chia and the so-called ancient grains, like amaranth, flax and quinoa, there are concerns about some shortages. ... more...


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NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers. Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food Forward, said workers in a ... more...


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Plans to have most of San Diego’s future housing projects get built within existing neighborhoods will face a key test this fall when community leaders and the City Council consider a controversial mixed-use development proposed for the center of Carmel Valley. ... more...


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Anders Colding Friis will become the jewelry company’s fifth CEO since the company went public in 2010 while Peder Tuborgh will be named board chairman. Both executives come from other industries. ... more...


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We are entering an era of marketing where effectiveness will depend on creating highly personalized experiences at every touch point. To do this, marketers must have both the processes and tools needed to operationalize coherent views of prospects and customers. The tools are becoming better every day but marketers are ... more...


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While stories of how harmful piracy is in the music industry don’t get reported as much these days as when the internet first took over as the primary distribution channel for music, it still plagues the business, hurting sales of every artist, regardless of popularity or genre. Album leaks may ... more...


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'Sext abstinence education' is about as effective as telling people not to have sex before marriage. ... more...


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AMSTERDAM (AP) - Dutch brewer Heineken NV says it has sold its packaging business in Mexico to Crown Holdings Inc. of the U.S. for $1.23 billion (940 million euros) to reduce debt. ... more...


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For the past six weeks, many of us in New England were startled out of our summer lethargy to see a rare coalition of workers, managers, customers and suppliers of the Market Basket grocery chain come together. And perhaps more remarkable and rarely heard these days was their message to ... more...


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For Paul Oyer, an economics professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an impromptu road trip led to a multiyear research project. ... more...


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ABC hopes that David Muir’s blend of youth, approachability and off-the-cuff tweets will attract young viewers to “World News Tonight.” ... more...


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College students would do well to make sure their personal belongings are covered in the event of fire, theft, vandalism or natural disaster. ... more...


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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. The agency did not say what actions it was taking to investigate who was responsible for posting ... more...


Courtesy: Miami Herald


Odebrecht, the Brazilian conglomerate whose U.S. division helped build the North and South terminals at Miami International Airport, has another airport under its wing. Odebrecht’s TransPort subsidiary and Singapore’s Changi Airports International took over operations of Rio de Janeiro’s Tom Jobim International Airport, also known as Galeão, in mid-August. Under a ... more...


Courtesy: The Epoch Times


The speed of how technology has evolved nowadays is unprecedented. As businesses and enterprises move their infrastructures to mobile technology many can now look at a tablet-based point of sale system (POS). An iPad integrated into your retail operations with … ... more...


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