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Record Searchlight - Farmers, ranchers and loggers told California Air Resources Board officials Thursday that a proposed rule to phase out old diesel engines will hurt their businesses. Many of those who spoke during an air...
October 9, 2012 China cracks down on official corruptionSource: UPI
BEIJING -- The crackdown against official corruption in China resulted in thousands of officials being punished in past five years, a Communist party official said. Official corruption has been a rampant problem in China, spurred...
October 9, 2012 Toyota, Honda Sales Plunge in China on Islands RowSource: ABC News
Sales of Toyota and Honda vehicles nosedived in China during September as anti-Japanese sentiment flared over a territorial dispute that threatens to hobble what was a booming business relationship between Japan and its biggest...
Source: Meat Trade Newsday
Meattradenewsdaily (blog) - This followed the discovery at the start of last month by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Serviceî (FSIS) and later by CFIA officials of E. coli 0157: H7 bacteria contamination in several lots of...
October 9, 2012 Why the Next Financial Crisis Will Be NastierSource: Forbes
Forbes - Of all characteristics that made the 2007-2008 financial crisis unique, one stands out: The simultaneous decline of almost every asset category. US stocks dropped 37 percent, German stocks 42 percent, and Chinese stocks...
October 9, 2012 Democracy is messy – especially in LibyaSource: Guardian.co.uk
Libya's experiment in democracy has taken another unexpected turn. On the surface, the elections to the General National Congress (GNC) last July produced a surprising victory for the "liberal" National Forces Alliance (NFA) and...
October 8, 2012 Europe Finance Ministers Meet Amid Spanish WoesSource: BusinessWeek
European officials will move to prevent Spain from triggering a new round of convulsions as policy makers begin preparing for a summit next week aimed at easing the region’s three-year-old debt crisis.
October 8, 2012 Calif. governor seeks to reverse gas price run-upSource: CBS News
Gov. Jerry Brown is taking action in an effort to drive down the cost of gasoline as California drivers cope with record-breaking prices at the pump. For the second straight day Sunday, the statewide average price for a gallon...
October 8, 2012 UN regulator may need more power over global carbon permits
The Age - The United Nations; regulator in Bonn will probably need more power to approve emission allowances from new national markets to make them eligible for global trading, according the Carbon Market Forum in Brussels. With...
October 5, 2012 Is Fracking behind Contamination in Wyoming Groundwater?Source: Scientific America
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sparked a firestorm in December last year when it released a draft report suggesting that the use of hydraulic fracturing — or 'fracking' — to extract natural gas had contaminated...
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