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July 28, 2014 Yellen Watching What She Eats Would Help Fed Tracking Inflation

Source: Bloomberg

The next time Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen grabs dinner at her favorite eatery, she might want to take a longer look at the cost of her entrée. That’s because menu prices don’t change as often as those for many other...

July 28, 2014 We'll wage wars over water, say experts

Source: ABC

The risk of wars being fought over water is rising because of explosive global population growth and widespread complacency, an international conference has heard. "We have had oil wars," said Professor William Mitsch of Ohio...

July 28, 2014 Fracking to be allowed in UK national parks in ‘exceptional circumstances’

Source: RT-UK

The UK government will allow fracking in national parks and heritage sites in “exceptional circumstances,” say new guidelines. Around half of the UK is now open to shale gas exploitation, despite growing public concern over the...

July 27, 2014 Despite new law, food supply isn't significantly safer than a decade ago, U of M expert says

MinnPost - Contrary to some media headlines and despite the signing into law in January of the Food Safety Modernization Act, the food supply in the United States is not substantially safer than it was a decade ago, according to...

July 25, 2014 Researchers tackle link between climate change and public health

Source: The Guardian

Climate change may threaten Australians’ livelihoods, affect the viability of communities and put pressure on social stability, the co-chairman of a thinktank hoping to influence public health responses has warned. Emeritus...

July 25, 2014 Cities, businesses, working to manage climate risk

Source: Reuters

The world is nearly five times more disaster prone than it was four decades ago due to climate change, according to the latest study from the World Meteorological Association. In cities, where the United Nations says climate...

July 25, 2014 WTO Rules against the US Imposing Duties on Chinese Solar Panels

Shanghai Metals Market - SHANGHAI, Jul. 25 (SMM) â îWorld Trade Organizationî judges said recently that the US broke the global trade rules by imposing anti-subsidy duties on Chinese solar panels,

July 25, 2014 China probes food businesses; Hong Kong bans imports in meat safety scare

Source: Reuters

China's food regulator has visited close to 600 restaurants, businesses and food distributors as it investigates a fast-spreading food safety scare that has dragged in a number of global brands and hit food outlets as far away as...

July 25, 2014 Obama urges Congress to tackle tax loopholes

Source: CBS News

Most of President Obama's West Coast fundraising trip has been spent raising money behind closed doors, but appeared publicly to the Los Angeles Technical College Thursday to push Congress to close loopholes for U.S. businesses...

July 25, 2014 Reform Update: Cost-sharing subsidies help poor pay for ACA care

Source: Modern Heakthcare

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's premium subsidies for buying exchange coverage have drawn huge attention this week following conflicting appellate court rulings about their legality. But far less is known about...

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