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4-traders - The 9th European Regional Meeting of the îInternational Labour Organizationî (ILO) opened in Oslo today with an urgent call for effective employment and social policies that can achieve growth and...
Charlotte Observer - Lead plaintiffs in the class-action case include the teachers retirement systems in Ohio and Texas, the îOhio Public Employees Retirement Systemî and a pension fund in the Netherlands. In part,...
Source: Orlando Sentinel
Florida's legislators are focused on sweeping pension reform for state employees and have been slowly moving bills in the House and Senate that make incremental changes to police and firefighter municipal pensions. Cities in...
April 9, 2013 Killing Keystone Seen as Risking More Oil Spills by RailSource: Bloomberg
A rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline by President Barack Obama would push more of Canada’s $73 billion oil exports onto trains, which register almost three times more spills than pipelines.
April 9, 2013 Gov. Cuomo calls on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac to prevent balloon mortgage payments on Sandy victimsSource: NY Daily News
Big banks gave homeowners a temporary reprieve from payments, but without federal backing loaners may demand back payments all at once. Cuomo demands the guidelines be rewritten to protect homeowners.
April 9, 2013 What business gets more customers every year but keeps losing money? The US Postal ServiceSource: Washington Post
WASHINGTON — What business gets more customers every year, yet keeps losing money? The U.S. Postal Service delivers mail to 11 million more homes, offices and other addresses than it did a decade ago, even as the amount of mail...
April 9, 2013 Senate confirms White to head SECSource: Boston.com
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate has confirmed Mary Jo White’s nomination as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, making her the first former prosecutor to lead the federal agency that oversees Wall Street.
Source: NBC News
Carol French still has the canning jar full of cloudy and gelatinous water that came out of her well right before her daughter got sick and some of her 40 milk cows developed a rash. She agrees that this jar, by itself, proves...
April 8, 2013 CDC: 27 Confirmed Cases in Farm Rich E. coli OutbreakSource: Food Safety News
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today that 27 E. coli cases have now been confirmed in connection with an E. coli O121 outbreak that has been traced to Farm Rich brand frozen foods. According to the...
April 8, 2013 Why We Support a Revenue-Neutral Carbon TaxSource: Wall Street Journal
Americans like to compete on a level playing field. All the players should have an equal opportunity to win based on their competitive merits, not on some artificial imbalance that gives someone or some group a special advantage....
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