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May 19, 2016 Feds want to ensure coal companies can clean up land they damage

Source: LA Times

The federal agency that oversees surface coal mining said Wednesday that it would consider drafting new rules to ensure that coal companies can afford to clean up land they damage – though the announcement is not likely to lead...

May 19, 2016 Census shows big U.S. cities continue to grow

Source: USA Today

All but one of the nation’s 20 largest cities saw their population grow last year, with metropolises like Austin, Denver and Houston among those seeing the most significant growth, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data...

May 19, 2016 Fed signals interest rate hike firmly on the table for June

Source: Reuters

Federal Reserve officials felt the U.S. economy could be ready for another interest rate increase in June, according to the minutes from the central bank's April policy meeting released on Wednesday.

May 19, 2016 New Obama Overtime Regulations Could Harm Tech Startups And Small Businesses

Source: Forbes

By in large, the U.S. economy has since evolved into a services and information economy where more workers are salaried and paid not just in cash but also other forms of benefits such as equity compensation

May 18, 2016 Why We Should Stop Calling California's Water Shortage a Drought

Source: Fortune

“As long as the public sector continues to refer to this as the drought, public policy is not going to change, because everyone is going to wait for a good rain,” he said at Fortune’s Brainstorm E conference on Tuesday in...

May 18, 2016 Millions more workers would be eligible for overtime pay under new federal rule

Source: Washington Post

The Obama administration will unveil a new rule Wednesday that would make millions of middle-income workers eligible for overtime pay, a move that delivers a long-sought victory for labor groups.

May 17, 2016 Researchers in Gulf to study Shell Oil spill

Source: NOLA

Researchers are heading out to study the effects of a Shell leak of about 88,200 gallons of oil off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico, a scientist said on Monday

May 17, 2016 Here’s Why SEC Rules could Cause A Market Crash

Source: ValueWalk

According to Dow Jones, the SEC is getting ready to step up its scrutiny of companies’ “homegrown earnings measures,” signaling it plans to target firms that “inflate their sales results and employ customized metrics that stray...

May 17, 2016 U.S. top court rejects Exxon appeal in groundwater contamination case

Source: Reuters

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected Exxon Mobil Corp's (XOM.N) appeal of a $236 million judgment against the oil company in a case brought by the state of New Hampshire over groundwater contamination linked to a gasoline...

May 16, 2016 Odds Are Texting While Driving Will Kill You, Says New Study

Source: Inquisitr

Texting is deadly, says a new study published in Scientific Reports.Trillions of texts are sent each year. Two-thirds of the world’s population, that’s over four billion people, now have access to phones that enable texting, and...

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