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August 25, 2016 EU Rejects US Treasury Concerns Over Tax Probe BiasSource: NY Times
BRUSSELS — The European Union's executive branch rejected Thursday the U.S. government's complaint that its probes into sweetheart tax deals between EU governments and big companies are hitting U.S. firms hardest.
August 25, 2016 Milk, Not Plastic, Will Protect Food in the FutureSource: Bloomberg
U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers have discovered that a milk protein called casein can be used to develop an edible, biodegradable packaging film. The casein-based film is up to 500 times better than plastic at keeping...
August 25, 2016 The Next Agriculture Revolution Is Under Our FeetSource: Huff Post
By just 2050, global agricultural production must increase by 60 percent, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Some previous agricultural breakthroughs, though, have come with serious...
August 25, 2016 Bumble Bee Moves To Non-GMO Project Verified Tuna
Vending Marketwatch - --Bumble Bee Seafoods ... Bumble Bee senior vice president, consumer marketing and corporate social responsibility. We know shoppers today are looking for affordable and nutritious protein with clean ... >...
August 25, 2016 Human-caused climate change has been happening for a lot longer than we thought, scientists saySource: Washington Post
A new paper is challenging our understanding of how long human-caused climate change has been at work on Earth. And the authors say their findings may question existing ideas about how sensitive the planet is to greenhouse gas...
August 25, 2016 Mylan Execs Gave Themselves Raises As They Hiked EpiPen PricesSource: NBC News
Mylan CEO Heather Bresch's total compensation went from $2,453,456 to $18,931,068, a 671 percent increase. During the same period, the company raised EpiPen prices, with the average wholesale price going from $56.64 to $317.82, a...
British banks could lose a good number of European and domestic corporate customers in the aftermath of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union in June, known as Brexit, according to a private study released on Tuesday.
August 24, 2016 Are they students? Or are they employees? NLRB rules that graduate students are employees.Source: Washington Post
The National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that graduate students who work as teaching and research assistants at private universities are school employees, clearing the way for them to join or form unions that...
August 24, 2016 Strong quake hits central ItalySource: BBC News
Quake hits at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 76 km (47 miles) south-east of the city of Perugia, with at least 21 people killed and many more trapped beneath the rubble
August 24, 2016 Wildfires continue to burn, force evacuations in western statesSource: LV Review-Journal
Growing wildfires fed by windy, dry conditions have destroyed buildings and forced evacuations in central California, eastern Washington, Oregon and elsewhere.
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