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March 27, 2015 Reading the Fine Print in the Heinz-Kraft DealSource: NY Times
The $70 billion combination of Kraft and Heinz is a big, big deal, but it is perhaps most interesting for how the parties have agreed to run the combined company.
March 26, 2015 The Fed Still Needs to Figure Out How to Raise RatesSource: Bloomberg
For all the talk about when Federal Reserve policy makers are going to raise interest rates, they haven’t quite figured out how to do it.
Source: The Guardian
Leaders and representatives of 30 European cities will gather in Paris on Thursday to declare their commitment to “clean” policies to fight climate change. Officials will also sign a declaration agreeing to use their collective...
March 26, 2015 EPA Grilled At Supreme Court Over Refusal To Consider CostsSource: Forbes
The Environmental Protection Agency got a skeptical reception at the U.S. Supreme Court over its refusal to consider costs when it imposed new pollution controls on electric power plants, as conservative justices asked whether it...
March 26, 2015 Duke Energy Says $25 Million Fine For Years Of Groundwater Pollution Is ‘Regulatory Overreach’Source: Climate Progress
Duke Energy shot back at North Carolina on Tuesday, vowing to contest the record $25 million fine handed down to Duke earlier this month for groundwater contamination at the utility’s coal plant in Wilmington.
March 26, 2015 The SEC is Changing the Rules for Startup InvestingSource: Bostoninno
The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted on new rules on crowdfunding that will make it possible for startups to sell up to $50 million worth of stock online to anyone who wants to buy it. It's what equity crowdfunding...
March 26, 2015 How much of the world's fossil fuels can we burn?Source: The Guardian
The much-quoted three numbers of climate change have raised awareness of the simple fact there’s far more fossil fuel than we can burn and the more we extract, the greater the risk of climate catastrophe – but they don’t tell us...
March 26, 2015 U.S. safety regulators probe Lumber Liquidators laminatesSource: Reuters
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Wednesday it was investigating Chinese-made laminates used by Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc, after reports that the company's flooring products had too-high levels of...
March 26, 2015 Factories in U.S. Feel Pain of Rising Dollar, Slump in OilSource: Bloomberg
Orders for American-made durable goods unexpectedly dropped in February as manufacturers absorbed the damage inflicted by a rising dollar and slumping energy production.
March 26, 2015 What is the carbon footprint of an email'
Times of India - Sources: "How Bad Are Bananas" by Mike Berners-Lee, Fifth Assessment Report of the UN's îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, McAfee study "Carbon Footprint of Spam". Follow TOI Tech on Twitter...
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