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Senate Passes Fast-Track Trade Legislation 60-38

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 3:50pm

The vote is a victory for President Obama, giving him final approval of legislation that enhances his power to negotiate trade deals.

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OSHA Launches Program To Protect Nursing Employees

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 3:40pm

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will begin enforcing safe patient handling practices to prevent hospital workers from suffering debilitating injuries.

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U.S. Slips In World Well-Being Rankings; Panama Is No. 1

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 1:37pm

As a region, the Americas fare quite well in Gallup's new global index of personal well-being — but the U.S. fell from No. 12 to No. 23 worldwide.

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Genetically Modified Salmon: Coming To A River Near You?

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 11:08am

Scientists are trying to predict what might happen if genetically modified salmon escaped growth facilities. It's a scenario often raised by critics who don't want the FDA to approve sale of the fish.

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Survival Of The Greenest Beer? Breweries Adapt To A Changing Climate

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:51am

Breweries are grappling with more weather extremes — heat waves, snowy winters, heavy rains and drought. Many are coming up with creative ways to adjust to their changing environments.

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When Does Workplace Wellness Become Coercive?

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:19am

A small but growing number of employers tie financial incentives to losing weight and exercising. The cost of nonparticipation can be so high that critics question whether workers have a true choice.

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S.C. Retailers Caught In The Middle Of Renewed Debate Over Confederate Flag

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 4:09am

Some retailers have pulled Confederate-themed items from their shelves after the South Carolina shooting suspect appeared in photos with the flag. The debate over what the flag symbolizes continues.

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Confederate Flag Merchandise Delicate Topic For Retailers

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 4:09am

Some businesses are removing Confederate flag imagery following last week's fatal shootings at a S.C. black church. But not every business is handling the Confederate flag issue in the same way.

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Calif. Health Officials Aid People Facing Astronomic Drug Bills

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 4:09am

Specialty medicines have forced some to choose between treatment and paying rent. California will put a lid on the amount anyone enrolled in most Obamacare plans can be charged for high-end medicine.

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What's Trending On Instagram? A Battle With Twitter

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 5:33pm

Instagram wants to be a source for your news. The photo-sharing app is rolling out an update that features trending tags and a beefed-up search tool that should help it compete with Twitter.

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As Tastes Shift, Food Giant General Mills Gets A Makeover

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 4:56pm

General Mills is one of the world's most successful food companies, with iconic brands like Green Giant. But fast-changing tastes are forcing it and other food firms to innovate to stay relevant.

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