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April 20, 2012 US struggles to head off wider Sudan conflictSource: Reuters
WASHINGTON - The United States is working to push Sudan and South Sudan back from the brink of war as the two sides ratchet up hostilities that threaten to upend the U.S.-backed peace deal that led to South ...
April 20, 2012 NY official: No date yet for fracking updateSource: BusinessWeek
There's no timeline for a decision on whether fracking of shale gas wells will be allowed in New York state, but the review will likely continue through the summer, the state's top environmental regulator told business leaders...
April 20, 2012 4 accused of distributing contaminated cheeseSource: BusinessWeek
Prosecutors have indicted four people for allegedly ignoring U.S. Food and Drug Administration orders and distributing more than 110,000 pounds of contaminated cheese. Some of it contained salmonella, E. coli and other...
Source: Huff Post
HORSENS, Denmark - EU ministers must back clear goals to clean up oceans, tackle water shortages and conserve resources if the 27-member bloc is to be a credible leader of global efforts to make the world more sustainable, the...
Source: Christian Science Monitor
The Secret Service's prostitution problems, the GSA's Las Vegas parties and the latest gruesome photographs out of Afghanistan are all public relations problems for the President.
April 20, 2012 Freddie Mac: Fixed mortgage rates little changedSource: MarketWatch
Average fixed mortgage rates were little changed over the past week after data showed inflation in the U.S. remains in check, according to Freddie Mac's weekly survey of mortgage rates.
April 20, 2012 Emerging powers said ready to give IMF billionsSource: Reuters
WASHINGTON - Major emerging powers stood ready on Friday to pledge money to bolster the International Monetary Fund's crisis-fighting war chest, though Brazil was holding out for promises that their voting power at the global...
April 20, 2012 Obama oil margin plan could increase price swingsSource: CNBC
President Barack Obama's bid to dampen the influence of oil speculators by having regulators set trading margins could backfire, potentially making prices even more volatile and leaving crude dominated only by those with the...
April 20, 2012 Apple, Google, Intel fail to dismiss staff-poaching lawsuitSource: Reuters
Apple Inc, Google Inc, Intel Corp and four other technology companies were ordered by a judge to face an antitrust lawsuit claiming they illegally conspired not to poach each other's employees.
April 19, 2012 Food safety allergen thresholds by 2014: UnileverSource: Food Manufacture.co.uk
Allergen thresholds that food manufacturers can use to ensure safe production within factories and for improved product labelling could become a reality within two years, a Uniliever expert has claimed.
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