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September 25, 2014 U.S. Treasury denies allowing 'excessive' executive pay at GM, AllySource: Reuters
The U.S. Treasury last year permitted top executives at General Motors Co and Ally Financial Inc to collect "excessive pay" while those companies were part of a taxpayer-funded government loan program, a special inspector general...
September 25, 2014 E.P.A. Unveils Second Phase of Plan to Reverse Great Lakes DamageSource: NY Times
The federal government issued a new blueprint Wednesday for its efforts to restore the Great Lakes, including plans to clean up 10 contaminated rivers and harbors and step up its attack on poisonous algae blooms that coat parts...
September 25, 2014 Businesses Won't Have to Return BP Spill PayoutsSource: ABC News
BP wants its money back — hundreds of millions of dollars of it — but a federal judge said Wednesday that the oil giant must stand by the agreement it made with the companies it compensated for losses blamed on the 2010 Gulf oil...
September 25, 2014 China Watchdog Finds $10 Billion in Fake Currency TradeSource: Bloomberg
China uncovered almost $10 billion in fraudulent trade nationwide as part of an investigation begun in April last year, including many irregularities in the port of Qingdao, the country’s currency regulator said today.
September 24, 2014 Climate Change, Superstorms and The Subway: Is New York City Prepared?Source: Huff Post
The New York City transit system received a huge influx of passengers for the People's Climate March, organized by 350.org, an environmental organization led by a group including author Bill McKibben. Over 400,000 people...
September 24, 2014 U.S. Clean Air Act cited as big first step in emissions control
McClatchy DC - Alistair Woodward, who was the coordinating lead author of the health chapter in the fifth assessment report by the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, told McClatchy that two years of...
September 24, 2014 Every Second Counts: New Ebola Report Predicts Huge Spike Without ActionSource: NBC News
Two scenarios, two completely different outcomes. One has as many as 1.4 million Ebola cases by the end of January, while the other has the epidemic under control and almost over by that time. Actually, the 1.4 million projection...
September 24, 2014 U.S. energy infrastructure revamp may unlock $6 trillion market: KerrySource: Reuters
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the United States could potentially unlock a $6 trillion energy market by revamping the country’s fractured electricity grid, a move that he said would boost the competitiveness of...
September 24, 2014 Peanut Corp. CEO's conviction a food safety 'game changer'Source: Fox News
Experts say the guilty verdict handed down against the former CEO of a peanut butter processing plant could make food safer across America, and it's a welcome result for one Minnesota man who has been waiting for justice.
Source: Christian Science Monitor
At a UN Climate Summit in New York Tuesday, President Obama said the US was beginning to take action to fight climate change, but must do more. Mr. Obama called on the international community to make strong commitments on clean...
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