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September 20, 2014 In China, big companies are learning the business of human rights

Human Rights Watch - Cao Shunli died in prison after being baselessly detained for her efforts to engage a United Nations human rights mechanism â the human rights communityâs closest analogue to the îWorld...

September 19, 2014 U.S. green groups urge methane rules for oil and gas industry

Source: Reuters

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must act to rein in methane pollution from the oil and gas industry, environmental groups said on Thursday, warning that failure to set federal standards would undermine other Obama...

September 19, 2014 Non Governmental Perspective on Addressing Emerging and Evolving Biological Threats

ReliefWeb - In February 2014, 29 partner nations launched the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) in partnership with the World Health Organization, the îFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nationsî, the...

September 19, 2014 New York's pension 'smoothing' may short-change retirement fund

NewsTalk 610 KDAL AM - NEW YORK (Reuters) - New Yorkers who rely on the state pension fund for their retirement may be short-changed about $735 million over the next 10 years as a result of Governor Andrew Cuomo's policy of...

September 18, 2014 Foreign Companies Balk at Rising Scrutiny From Beijing

The Wall Street Journal - Chinaâs use of its antimonopoly law may violate its îWorld Trade Organizationî commitments, a major U.S. business group said, as foreign companies increasingly push back against rising...

September 18, 2014 White House proposes new energy efficiency rule in climate push

Source: Reuters

The U.S. Department of Energy unveiled its latest energy efficiency rule on Thursday, a standard for commercial air conditioning units that the White House believes could slash energy use in commercial and industrial buildings.

September 18, 2014 Fed says it will be ‘considerable time’ before rates are lifted

Source: MarketWatch

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday repeated that interest rates are likely to stay low for a “considerable time” after it ends its bond-buying program in October, but the central bank also took concrete steps to prepare for an...

September 18, 2014 The challenge of healthcare reform

Source: News-Sun

With a current shortage of 60,000 medical doctors in the United States, we will experience more treatment carried out by non-MDs. Also there will be a renewed focus on prevention of disease and wellness programs

September 18, 2014 Holder: Wall Street executives being investigated

Source: USA Today

Citing Wall Street's "troubling return'' to risky conduct that preceded the 2008 financial collapse, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that federal authorities are poised to file criminal charges against an undisclosed...

September 17, 2014 UN sustainability goals need quantified targets

Nature - The îUnited Nationsî Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) pass their deadline next year and will be replaced by the broader and more ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide world development...

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