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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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While there are compelling arguments on both sides, failure to pass legislation would mean new barriers for the government in domestic national security investigations, at a time when intelligence officials say the threat at home is growing. "If these provisions expire, counterterrorism investigators are going to have greater restrictions on ... more...


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What's the best way to approach a job interview? Liz Ryan says it's a recon mission - and here's how to rock it! ... more...


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If you are selling or marketing luxury products or services targeted to the Ultra High Net Worth, these three experts provide actionable tips and insights into how you can cultivate more business from the Super Rich. ... more...


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Corporations are in the game to invest in start ups. In 2014, corporate venture groups invested $5.4 billion in 775 deals in the United States alone. Topping that list is Google Ventures which did 52 rounds raising a total of around $40 million from 2009 to 2014. In addition to ... more...


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Don't worry, Tidal subscribers: Queen Bey isn't going anywhere. On Thursday, a Bloomberg story critical of Jay Z's Tidal reported that all of Beyonce's discography might soon disappear from the audio streaming service. According to Bloomberg's report, Sony and Warner had been asking for large sums of money in exchange for ... more...


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Malaysia's grim human rights record has become a problem for the Obama administration as it tries to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a wide-ranging trade pact between the U.S., Malaysia and 10 other countries that border the Pacific Ocean. Last week, the Senate passed legislation to bar the United States from taking ... more...


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"We don't want somebody that's going to go out there and say, 'Well, I don't eat burgers'" ... more...


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Through a mix of golden parachutes, advisory fees and investment returns, a small number of cable executives, traders and bankers stand to reap enormous profits. ... more...


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A supervisor questions his staff’s decision to recommend hiring a job candidate who has a résumé riddled with typos. ... more...


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Juan Carlos Linares, the general manager of an outlet mall in National Harbor, Md., on attracting customers to stores and then coping with parking. ... more...