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May 7, 2012 Czechs eye moratorium on shale gas exploration

Source: Reuters

The Czech Environment Ministry is planning to put up to a two-year moratorium on granting licenses for shale gas exploration until new legislation is put in place, the ministry said.

May 7, 2012 U.S. Treasury Sells $5 Billion of AIG Stock

Source: Bloomberg

The U.S. Treasury Department agreed to sell $5 billion of shares in American International Group Inc. (AIG) in a stock offering, with the bailed-out insurer buying $2 billion of the total.

May 7, 2012 Nuclear-free Japan braces for severe power shortages

Source: Reuters

The shutdown of Japan's last working nuclear power plant and the government's failure to convince a wary public about restoring production at dozens of reactors leaves the world's third largest economy facing another summer of...

May 7, 2012 Countries agree to extend negotiations on Rio+20 outcome document

Source: UN News Centre

Representatives from governments negotiating the outcome document for the United Nations Sustainable Development Conference (Rio+20) today agreed to add five more days of deliberations to bridge differences that have kept them...

May 7, 2012 Researchers tinker with bird flu: Are enough safeguards in place?

Source: Christian Science Monitor

A new study involving a genetically modified flu virus has put a spotlight on calls for tighter international oversight of biomedical research whose bugs pose a high risk of global disease outbreak if released accidentally, by...

May 7, 2012 Austerity Faces Sharper Debate After European Elections

Source: NY Times

PARIS — After elections in France and Greece punished leaders advocating austerity, Europeans on Monday contemplated a new and untested political landscape shaped by competing demands for austerity one hand to counter the debt...

May 7, 2012 U.S. receives new TransCanada pipeline application

Source: Chicago Tribune

The U.S. State Department confirmed on Friday it has received a new application from TransCanada Corp for a pipeline to run from the U.S.-Canada border to Steele City, Nebraska.

May 4, 2012 U.S. job growth slows in April; unemployment rate drops to 8.1 percent

Source: Washington Post

The economy gained 115,000 jobs in April, and the unemployment rate fell slightly to 8.1 percent, the Labor Department reported on Friday.

May 4, 2012 Small Employers: 5 Exceptions to the Healthcare Reform Law


Unfortunately, most of the media coverage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has focused on mid-sized to large employers, who face more requirements than much smaller ones. If your company employs fewer than 250...

May 4, 2012 Third-deadliest U.S. food outbreak was preventable, experts say

Source: CNN

On a sunny morning early last September, Susanna Gaxiola fed her husband a healthy breakfast of fresh cantaloupe in their Albuquerque, New Mexico, home. Her husband, Rene, a Pentecostal pastor and minister, had been fighting a...

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