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June 11, 2013 COOL Wars: Canada Makes List of US Products To be Targeted - It kind of got lost in all the good vs ... the converse is true. But when an animal is born in one country, raised in another and slaughtered in yet another, the COOL label on the meat it provided will...

June 11, 2013 Senators Urge Nickelodeon To Crack Down On Unhealthy Food Ads

Advertising Age - A year after Walt Disney Co. put restrictions on food advertising to children, four U.S. senators are pressuring Nickelodeon to follow suit. "We're calling on Nickelodeon-- the biggest source of food ads viewed...

June 11, 2013 S&P upgrades U.S. outlook, but investors yawn

Source: CBS News

The Standard & Poor's ratings agency said Monday it's getting more optimistic about the U.S. economy. But investors just yawned. Stocks budged higher when trading opened, shortly after the S&P agency raised its outlook for the...

June 10, 2013 In wake of devastating factory fire, U.S. senators urge reforms in Bangladesh apparel industry

Merced Sun-Star - WASHINGTON -- Key senators on Thursday urged the Obama administration and U.S. retail companies to press for change in Bangladeshâs apparel industry after ... from the State and Labor Departments and an...

June 10, 2013 U.K. Carbon-Fraud Probe Poised to Run Through 2015, PwC Says

Source: Bloomberg

U.K. regulators may take a further two years to complete an investigation into fraud in the carbon market as it seeks data from companies including Royal Bank of Scotland Plc and CarbonDesk Group Plc. (CO2P)

June 10, 2013 Obama: Health care overhaul 'working the way it's supposed to'

Source: NBC

Amid indications that the public has soured somewhat on his signature health care overhaul, President Barack Obama on Friday sought to highlight benefits of the law already in place and emphasize many of its forthcoming...

June 7, 2013 China's environmental problems are grim, admits ministry report


China's environmental situation has been described as "grim" in an annual update on the country's environment released this week. The update by China's Ministry of Environmental Protection said that overall pollution problems...

June 7, 2013 Another View: China wants to buy from others, not open its markets

Shreveport Times - China';s total renewable water resources per capita are less than a fifth of those in the United States, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Agriculture, particularly meat...

June 7, 2013 Canada charges chocolate makers Mars, Nestle with price fixing

Source: Reuters

Canada has charged two of the world's biggest chocolate makers, Nestle SA and Mars Inc with colluding to fix the price of their products, the country's competition watchdog said on Thursday.

June 7, 2013 IRS workers say supervisors directed targeting

Source: TDN

Two Internal Revenue Service agents working in the agency's Cincinnati office say higher-ups in Washington directed the targeting of conservative political groups when they applied for tax-exempt status, a contention that...

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