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  • This Christmas or Hanukkah, ask Congress for Internet privacy laws

    This Christmas or Hanukkah, ask Congress for Internet privacy laws
    In the traditional holiday story, a man in a red velvet suit sneaks into our houses in the middle of the night. We'd call 911 if that actually happened. But as we buy presents for Christmas and Hanukkah, we are unwittingly letting strangers into our homes...
  • Organic farmers to get a break on agriculture fees

    WASHINGTON An organic farming seed planted in the latest farm bill sprouted Tuesday, broadening exemptions from conventional crop promotion fees. From almonds to watermelons, the proposed new fee exemptions cover myriad organic crops across different U....
  • New Zealand third-quarter growth tempered by weak commodities, to keep central bank sidelined

    New Zealand's economy is expected to have slowed in the third quarter, weighed by a sharp slide in commodity prices and keeping pressure off the central bank from raising interest rates until well into 2015. Cooling growth in China, New Zealand's major...
  • Indonesia lax when illegal loggers clear forests for palm plantations

    By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A drop in world palm oil prices is not expected to slow illegal logging in Indonesia's rainforests as companies continue to expand plantations, according to a new report. Between 1990 and 2010,...
  • 'A Yen to Trade': American furs are a hit in Japan, but will the love last?

    TOKYO At the Northern World fur shop in Tokyo, where the most expensive garment sells for $30,000, owner Shoichi Mizuno proudly displayed a rack of coats made with American mink imported all the way from Washington state. "I don't know which farm, but...
  • Ferguson Enterprises Inc. acquires Indiana company

    Ferguson Enterprises Inc. acquires Indiana company
    Newport News-based Ferguson Enterprises Inc.'s acquisition spree continues, with the company now owning one of the largest women-owned businesses in Indianapolis. The plumbing wholesaler recently acquired HP Products, according to a news release. HP...
  • Fast-paced society needs medical data to keep up

    Fast-paced society needs medical data to keep up
    Electronic health record systems are a boon and a security risk. Today's electronic health systems with advanced monitoring capabilities like the ability to detect potentially adverse drug interactions as medications are being prescribed to a patient...
  • Starting from scratch at Fla. Poly: Front & Center

    Florida Polytechnic University, the state's newest public university, opened its doors at its Lakeland campus to its first class of students in August. The school was created by lawmakers in 2012 over the objections of critics, including us, who cited the...
  • Surprise drop in Brazil economic activity points to weak fourth-quarter

    Economic activity in Brazil posted a surprise drop in October, after Latin America's top economy barely struggled out of recession in the third quarter, central bank data showed on Monday. The central bank's IBC-Br economic activity index dropped 0.26...
  • Ferguson unrest's effect on local economy is ambiguous

    ST. LOUIS After the August protests and riot, St. Louis development consultant Ken Nuernberger was visited by a New York real estate investor. He'd watched the news about Ferguson, and wanted to see all the damage. "He thought that it was like half of...
  • Blotter: Underage drinking in Lake Forest

    Blotter: Underage drinking in Lake Forest
    The following were taken from Lake Forest police reports. A 21-year-old Zion man was arrested at 3:41 a.m. Nov. 30 on Route 41 at Deerpath Road. He was charged with DUI, impeding traffic, improper lane usage and driving without insurance. A 20-year-...