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Before a U.S. farm voluntarily recalled 207 million eggs, government inspectors found rodents scurrying in manure pits, equipment that was coated with grime and food debris, and outside a swarm of “large flying insects too...
Source: Chicago Tribune
New data show that the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year. They showed their biggest drop in 25 years.
Whichever way you look at it, the wealth inequality gap between black and white Americans is staggering. It’s far worse than income inequality, and one of the reasons why racial inequality hasn’t improved in the US over the past...
April 20, 2018 Britain to review its climate targets – government ministerSource: Reuters
LONDON – Britain will review its climate targets to see whether they need to be strengthened to fit with the aims of an international climate accord, Britain’s energy minister said on Tuesday.
Source: Reinsurance News
A.M. Best has reported that the assessment of cyber risk continues to remain a top enterprise risk management (ERM) priority for insurers and reinsurers, as InsurTech innovations have required companies to continually expand and...
President Trump has been a boon to the U.S. oil and gas industry since he took office last January, but his tough stance on trade the couple of past month threatens to reverse the substantial progress that’s been made.
April 20, 2018 Are Cigarettes Finally Dead? Phillip Morris PlungesSource: Yahoo Finance
Philip Morris International (PM) shares are in free-fall this morning after announcing Q1 earnings that were actually slightly higher than analyst estimates. Revenues were lower than expected however, and the future of the...
Source: USA Today
Wells Fargo's financial relationship with gunmakers and the National Rifle Association has cost the bank its mortgage business with a major U.S. union.
April 20, 2018 A New Low in the Media's War on FrackingSource: Forbes
According to Rolling Stone, the report's central claim is that "residents living near an active [fracking] site breathe air laced with carcinogens," which leads to an "increased risk of asthma, a decrease in infant health and...
Source: The Energy Collective
Putting a price on carbon, in the form of a fee or tax on the use of fossil fuels, coupled with returning the generated revenue to the public in one form or another, can be an effective way to curb emissions of greenhouse gases....
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