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OPEC refuses to cut production: How does that affect U.S. motorists, oil producers?

By   /  June 5, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, National, News  /  No Comments

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The OPEC oil cartel will not cut production, which figures to be good news for motorists but will keep the pressure on U.S. shale oil producers.

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The EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard proposal ticks off just about everyone

By   /  May 29, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Government Regulation, Iowa, National, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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The EPA has released new proposals for the Renewable Fuel Standard but it failed to satisfy supporters and critics of biofuels such as corn ethanol.

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Week in Review: PA lawmakers take up pension reform and property tax cuts

By   /  May 15, 2015  /  PA Independent, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Not known for acting swiftly, the Pennsylvania General Assembly took up a slew of big issues this week, including property tax relief and pension reform.

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Oil, Maduro and a mango: The toss heard ’round Venezuela

By   /  April 27, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, National, News  /  No Comments

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro got hit by a mango thrown by a woman, underscoring the economic woes facing the country crippled by low oil prices.

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Texting ban could lead to more car crashes in Mississippi

By   /  March 19, 2015  /  Government Regulation, Mississippi, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Could a ban on LOL and LMAO lead to more crashes in Mississippi? A study from a research organization that supports a texting-while-driving ban, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, has shown an increase in crashes in three of four states examined after texting bans took effect.

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Stupid country? ‘I-Squared’ immigration lobby hammers U.S. technology workers

By   /  March 18, 2015  /  California, Connecticut, Federal Government, Immigration, Iowa, Lobbying, National, New York, Technology, Utah, Washington  /  No Comments

RUNNING DOWN AMERICA: Sen. Orrin Hatch says the United States is a "stupid country" to deny entry to skilled tech workers from overseas

By Kenric Ward |
If it’s good for Google, is it good for America?
Under pressure to bring more foreign technology workers into the country, Congress is weighing a bipartisan bill to triple the number of skilled-work visas and expand other immigrant programs.
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is all in. On Tuesday, the bill’s sponsor called the […]

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