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November 29, 2011 Analysis: Echoes of Europe crisis in US deadlockSource: CBS News
Europe's deepening debt crisis is echoed in the United States by the inability of President Barack Obama and Congress to strike a bipartisan deficit deal. On both sides of the Atlantic, leaders are having a hard time making...
November 29, 2011 EC launches European Toy Safety CampaignSource: Focus Information Agency
Brussels. Christmas is a very busy time of year for Santa Claus. He has to get the sleigh ready, feed his reindeers, check his list to be sure he hasn't forgotten any good girls and boys…and make sure that the toys the elves have...
November 29, 2011 Companies will face new spill allegationsSource: Houston Chronicle
WASHINGTON - The federal government is set to impose new penalties against BP, Transocean and Halliburton for alleged safety and environmental violations in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, an Obama...
November 29, 2011 Royal Bank of Scotland company agrees to $52 million settlement with state over its role in subprime lendingSource: Boston.com
A subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Scotland will pay $52 million for its role in the state's "subprime mortgage meltdown," Attorney General Martha Coakley said today, in an agreement that will help more than 700 Massachusetts...
November 29, 2011 In clearing Occupy site, time is on LAPD's side, chief saysSource: LA Times
After a flurry of eviction threats, street protests and court maneuvering, Occupy L.A. remained standing on the City Hall lawn Monday evening — prompting debate about the caution displayed by city leaders seeking to avoid violent...
November 28, 2011 Obama health care law shrinks Medicare 'doughnut hole'Source: ABC.com
Medicare's prescription coverage gap is getting smaller and easier to manage this year for millions of older and disabled people with high drug costs. That gap -- known as the "doughnut hole" -- will shrink about 40 percent for...
November 28, 2011 Moody's Warns of Escalating Dangers From Europe's Debt CrisisSource: NY Times
PARIS — Moody's Investor Service warned on Monday that Europe’s rapidly escalating sovereign debt crisis may lead multiple countries to default on their debts or exit the euro, which would threaten the credit standing of all 17...
November 28, 2011 Myhrvold: Subsidies Stymie Wind, Solar InnovationSource: Bloomberg
This month, the U.S. Department of Commerce launched a formal investigation into complaints, lodged by the U.S. solar-cell manufacturers, that the government of China is funneling loan guarantees, grants and subsidies to its...
November 28, 2011 Raw Milk Myths -- BustedSource: Food Safety News
Whether urban legends, deceptive marketing, or beliefs held by raw milk proponents under a siege mentality, there are more microbiological and nutritional myths about raw milk than nearly any other food.
November 28, 2011 Singapore companies encouraged to explore sustainable constructionSource: ASIA One
Companies in Singapore are strongly encouraged to explore sustainable construction in their building projects and to address resource efficiency issues. Chief executive officer of the Building and Construction Authority Dr John...
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