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August 19, 2014 Investigation reveals CDC scientists kept quiet about lethal mistake

AOL - MONROVIA, LIBERIA - AUGUST 13: îCenter for Disease Controlî and Prevention (CDC) Deputy of Global Health Athalia Christie arrives on a Delta Airlines flight from New York's JFK airport on August 13, 2014 near...

August 19, 2014 UK lobbying to keep open one of Europe's dirtiest coal power stations

Source: The Guardian

The UK government is lobbying the European commission (EC) to keep open one of Europe’s dirtiest coal power stations, even though its nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions exceed new legal limits by five times.

August 19, 2014 U.S. lawmakers slam Fed's crisis lending proposal

Source: Reuters

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Monday urged the Federal Reserve to restrict its crisis lending programs for big banks, which were criticized as bailouts during the 2007-2009 meltdown.

August 18, 2014 Yellen to stress patience on rates at Jackson Hole

Source: MarketWatch

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen will deliver a simple message from Jackson Hole this week: Don’t be fooled by the sharp drop in the unemployment rate. Economists expect Yellen to give a master-class...

August 18, 2014 China's carbon plans: secrecy and oversupply

Source: CNBC

As China lays down plans for a national carbon trading scheme, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases risks repeating mistakes made in carbon trading in Europe by flooding its pilot markets with free permits.

August 18, 2014 Ebola Crisis Intensifies as West Africa Struggles to Cope

Source: Time

A humanitarian crisis is developing alongside the medical one, with over a million people in quarantined communities facing a lack of basic necessities. A lack of resources and chaotic social conditions in West Africa are...

August 18, 2014 FedEx Now Indicted for Money Laundering

Source: Daily Mail Times

FedEx Corp has been charged with conspiring to launder money by U.S. federal law enforcement authorities over the drug deliveries the company made for online rogue pharmacies despite receiving warnings from authorities.

August 18, 2014 Tax inversions can be bad for shareholders — and for America

Source: MarketWatch

Individual investors typically produce better results when they live by a set of rules and beliefs on what to buy, hold or sell. Recently, based on news events that forced me to look at my own portfolio, I added a new guideline...

August 15, 2014 USDA Announces Additional Food Safety Requirements, New Inspection System for Poultry Products

USDA - îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî (FSIS) today announced a critical step forward in making chicken and turkey products safer for Americans to eat. Poultry companies will have to meet new requirements to...

August 15, 2014 How Tainted Food Slips Through The Cracks In Our Food Safety System

Source: Think Progress

More than two weeks into the nation’s first criminal trial stemming from a nationwide outbreak of a foodborne illness, jurors learned that U.S. food safety often relies on the words of manufacturers rather than actual federal...

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