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June 23, 2012 GOP: We'll repeal 'Obamacare' if high court doesn'tSource: USA Today
A House Republican said Saturday his party would work to repeal President Obama's health care law if the Supreme Court upholds it next week. "Not only is President Obama's health care law not working, it makes things worse by...
June 23, 2012 Landmark foreclosure ruling not retroactiveSource: Boston Herald
The real estate industry is applauding a Supreme Judicial Court decision that found banks must have all ducks in a row before foreclosing — but also stated the ruling isn’t retroactive. “It’s not just a win for the banks. It’s...
As delegates ended the three-day Rio+20 summit with a 53-page statement called "The Future We Want," activists slammed the U.N. conference on sustainable development as a "failure of epic proportions." U.N. Secretary-General Ban...
ATHENS - Greece's new government promised on Thursday to renegotiate the terms of the country's bailout without endangering its future in the euro, responding to intense pressure to ease mounting social tensions but...
June 22, 2012 Poll: Healthcare reform must stay on Washington's agendaSource: The Hill
Americans strongly support further efforts to reform the healthcare system if the Affordable Care Act is declared unconstitutional, a new poll finds. The overwhelming desire for a new reform effort — supported by more than 75...
June 22, 2012 Food Safety Attorney Marler Calls on FDA to Name Retailers and Recall ALL Salmonella-tainted Tuna ScrapeSource: Food Poison Journal
Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the number of victims had increased in a 2012 Salmonella outbreak linked to Nakaochi Scrape, also known as Tuna Scrape, a ground tuna product produced by...
June 22, 2012 UN Sustainability Drive Draws China, Bolivia CriticismSource: Bloomberg
The United Nations plan to harmonize economic growth with environmental protection drew criticism from Chinese and Bolivian leaders, underscoring a rift that limited the ambition of the Rio+20 summit.
June 22, 2012 UN Reaps Pledges Worth Billions for Sustainability DriveSource: BusinessWeek
United Nations officials will detail today pledges worth billions of dollars to curb the use of fossil fuels, conserve water and encourage wider use of renewable energy, part of a global effort to promote economic growth that...
June 22, 2012 Euro Chiefs Spar on Greek, Spanish AidSource: Bloomberg
European finance ministers battled over the strategy to contain the debt crisis, with creditor countries resisting leniency for Greece and playing down market concerns about the bailout of Spanish banks.
Source: Earth Island.org
As leaders from 130 countries gather in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this week for the “Rio+20” United Nations environmental summit, the host country is grappling with its own increasingly volatile struggles between economic growth,...
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