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22 08, 2019

Water Distribution Continues as Lead Problem Assessed in Newark

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Newark’s large-scale bottled water distribution is continuing as officials try to understand the failure of two filters intended to eliminate lead from water. The Environmental Protection Agency, which earlier called for the water distribution, said Friday that researchers are meeting …

22 08, 2019

Accused Capital One Hacker’s Volatile History Put Before Judge

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Federal prosecutors in Seattle have pieced together a string of disturbing social-media posts and police complaints to portray the accused Capital One Financial Corp. hacker as an unhinged danger to society who should remain locked up while awaiting trial. It’s …

22 08, 2019

Key Irish Businesses Said Unprepared for Brexit, Face Supply Chain Risk

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Some of the Irish businesses most exposed to the risk of Britain crashing out of the European Union in 10 weeks are not very well prepared, Ireland’s government warned on Thursday. The Irish economy is considered the most vulnerable among …

22 08, 2019

Do Cannabis or Alcohol Taxes Have Higher Upside for Society?

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Which helps society more? Alcohol or cannabis. That sounds like a funny question, but it may be an important one with more local governments embracing the opportunity to bring in tax revenue from cannabis sales. A new report from Wikileaf, …

22 08, 2019

Alliant Insurance Services Hires Spofford as Vice President in New York

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Alliant is continuing to grow its presence in Albany, N.Y., with the addition of Vice President Chris Spofford. The property and casualty specialist will leverage his regional expertise and technical background to deliver a range of insurance and risk management …

22 08, 2019

Idaho Company Hit With Fine Following Tree-Trimming Death

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined an Idaho tree-trimming company after an employee was killed and another was injured when the work platform of a bucket truck fell about 65 feet. The Times-News reported that the federal agency …

22 08, 2019

With Economy Slowing, Tariffs Hitting, China’s Rust Belt Looks to Belt and Road Initiative

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From Thailand to Kenya, trains run on tracks from steel mills in China’s northeast, a rust-belt region that is trying to capitalize on a multibillion-dollar national initiative to build ports, railways and other projects abroad. Announced in 2012, the Belt …

22 08, 2019

California State Fund Declares $105M Dividend for Workers’ Comp Policyholders

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The board of California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund announced plans to distribute a $105 million dividend to qualifying policyholders with policies that took effect between Jan. 1 and Aug. 19. This dividend equals roughly 15% of the estimated annual premium …

22 08, 2019

Suits Filed Against Operator of Illinois Medical Equipment Cleaner

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Nearly three dozen people have sued the operator of a suburban Chicago medical equipment cleaning plant they claim emits fumes that have adversely affected their health, lawyers for the plaintiffs announced. The 32 lawsuits filed against Sterigenics LLC this week …

22 08, 2019

Retreat as an Answer to Climate Change?

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Think retreat is never an option? Think again. “Faced with global warming, rising sea levels, and the climate-related extremes they intensify, the question is no longer whether some communities will retreat—moving people and assets out of harm’s way—but why, where, …