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March 12, 2015 FTC Sues DirecTV, Alleges Hidden Fees and Deceptive AdsSource: ABC News
The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that its complaint charges DirecTV Inc. with deceptively advertising a discounted 12-month programming package. Consumers weren't clearly told that the package requires a two-year...
March 11, 2015 German gas industry urges decision on fracking rulesSource: Reuters
Germany’s oil and gas industry urged the government on Monday to ensure that new gas fracking rules will support future domestic production and technological development.
HealthCanal - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the USDAâs îFood Safety and Inspection Serviceî (FSIS) have developed an improved method for...
March 11, 2015 CBO says cost of Affordable care Act is continuing to fallSource: MSNBC
Nearly five years since President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, a nonpartisan report announced Monday that the projected costs are continuing to fall. In the latest forecast by the Congressional Budget Office,...
March 11, 2015 Duke Energy Fined $25 Million Over Coal Ash PollutionSource: ABC News
North Carolina environmental officials said Tuesday that they are fining Duke Energy $25 million over pollution that has been seeping into groundwater for years from a pair of coal ash pits at a retired power plant.
March 10, 2015 Groups keep pressure on country-of-origin labeling question
Farm Futures - Related: îWorld Trade Organizationî Rules Against Country-of-origin labeling After a îWorld Trade Organizationî ruling against the policy and an official revision in 2013, the WTO again said...
March 10, 2015 Obama's War On Fossil Fuels Takes Toll On Energy Producers
Investors Business Daily - It is also important to note the health of the river was never threatened, according to analysis by the îEPAî and other independent tests. îWaterî quality in the Dan River basin...
March 10, 2015 Income inequality increasingly concerning
Cape Breton Post - In Canada, the C.D. Howe Institute, îthe Conference Boardî of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Policy ... âIn spite of the enduring belief that Americans enjoy greater îsocialî...
March 9, 2015 Egypt to Save Over US $2.4 Billion Annually, Cut CO2 Emissions by 13%, Water Consumption by 40% and Create 8 Million New Jobs, Through Transition to Green EconomySource: Reuters
Cairo - A shift to a green economy pathway could lead Egypt to achieve annual savings of over US$1.3 billion in the agriculture sector, and US$1.1 billion in the water sector, as well as a 13 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions,...
Source: The Independent
London - Thousands of climate change activists marched on the Houses of Parliament yesterday to urge politicians to start taking global warming seriously. The march, called “Time to Act”, was designed to increase support for...
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