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November 23, 2015 Markets will be cautious ahead of potential bombshell from the US Fed tomorrow (Monday)Source: Forex Live
The US Federal Reserve meet tomorrow(Monday) and markets will remain cautious as to potentially impacting rhetoric/action in advance of the regular FOMC meeting in December
November 23, 2015 Oil-Sands Chases Carbon Technology Fix as Canada Fights Bad RapSource: Bloomberg
Canada’s oil sands are about to be put on a carbon diet as the country strives to overcome the “dirty oil” label used by President Barack Obama in rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline
November 20, 2015 UnitedHealth Group says it is scaling back efforts in ACA exchangesSource: Washington Post
The nation’s largest health insurer, UnitedHealth Group, said Wednesday that it is retreating from its efforts to attract customers for the coming year in insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act — and may...
November 20, 2015 Why the FDA doesn't want you to say "GMO"Source: LA Times
It's not that the agency wants people to pretend that the nation's food supply is unadulterated by modern science. It's that regulators want the public to understand exactly what it means to say that a product is "genetically...
November 20, 2015 Concerned Scientists to Congress: Stop Harassing Us!
News Max - A top member of the Union of Concerned Scientists says the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, is "using the sledgehammer of a congressional subpoena to bully" the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
November 20, 2015 China breaks up $64 billion underground banking: state mediaSource: Reuters
Chinese authorities have uncovered the country's biggest underground banking case involving transactions totalling more than 410 billion yuan ($64 billion), official media reported, part of a drive to combat illegal capital...
November 19, 2015 Colorado unveils plan to manage water amid drought, demandSource: Salon
DENVER — The snow that falls on the Colorado mountains melts into trillions of gallons of water every year, and most of it flows downstream to Mexico, California and 17 other states. On Thursday, Colorado will release its...
November 19, 2015 Meat industry could take California to court over cancer warning labels
Hamilton Spectator - "It would be an uphill battle for the industry to contest this on the science," said Laura MacCleery, regulatory affairs attorney for the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Meat producers might have...
November 19, 2015 Fed officials again flag December; see smooth rates liftoffSource: Reuters
Federal Reserve officials on Wednesday continued to flag December as a likely time for interest rates to rise after seven years near zero, with two expressing confidence they will be able to pull off a rate hike smoothly despite...
November 18, 2015 In Coal Setback, Rich Nations Agree to End Export CreditsSource: Bloomberg
Members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development struck an historic agreement Tuesday to scale back public financing for coal-fired power plants, dealing another blow to the industry ahead of a global summit...
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