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Source: Washington Post
Of all the deductions woven into the sprawling U.S. tax code, few have been more fiercely guarded than the enormous tax break that lets homeowners deduct the interest they pay on their mortgages. But as Congress and the White...
November 29, 2012 Sunland: FDA Didn't Warn Of Peanut Butter Recall-Related SuspensionSource: Washington Post
The Food and Drug Administration suspended Sunland Inc.'s registration as a food facility on Monday, two months after issuing a recall on 240 products containing Sunland's organic peanut butter, which has sickened at least 41...
November 29, 2012 BP suspended from new US federal contracts over Deepwater disasterSource: Guardian.co.uk
BP has been blocked from seeking new contracts with the US government because of the oil company's "lack of business integrity" during the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday.
November 29, 2012 Groups back wind-energy tax creditSource: Duluth News
Federal wind-energy production tax credits are about to blow off the fiscal cliff unless Congress acts to renew them
November 29, 2012 Health Care Reform: The Next Step for Wellness ProgramsSource: Business Finance
With wellness programs becoming such an important tool in managing long-term health benefit costs, employers are investing more heavily in wellness-related incentives. The 2012 Mercer health benefits survey found a significant...
November 29, 2012 New York Health Professionals Call for Solid Science in Assessing Fracking's Health RisksSource: Huff Post
The growing army of New York health professionals concerned about fracking's health risks have launched a new initiative and invited regional clinicians, researchers, and advocates to join them in assuring that the Health Impact...
November 29, 2012 Goldman's Blankfein: 'Country can't afford all this'Source: CNN Money
WASHINGTON -- Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein said Wednesday that a compromise in Washington was essential to avoid the fiscal cliff. "The country can't afford all this," Blankfein said. "There has to be a compromise and...
November 28, 2012 Campaigners sue EPA over carbon emissionsSource: Guardian.co.uk
Campaigners threatened to sue the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday in an effort to push Barack Obama to make good on his re-election promise to act on climate change.
November 28, 2012 NY will miss fracking rules deadlineSource: North Country Public Radioi
New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation confirms it will miss a key deadline and delay approval of hydro fracking in New York once again.
November 28, 2012 Consumer Reports Finds Most Pork Contaminated With YersiniaSource: Food Safety News
In a new study of raw pork chops and ground pork, Consumer Reports found 69 percent of samples were contaminated with Yersinia enterocolitica, according to a report published by the group today.
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