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  • As opposition grows, China defends plans for petrochemical plants

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China has launched an intense media campaign to defend the safety of producing a chemical used to make polyester fiber, as public opposition to new petrochemical plants threatens to disrupt expansion plans by state energy giants such...
  • Obamacare enrollments hit 8 million

     Obamacare enrollments hit 8 million
    WASHINGTON — Driven by a last-minute flood of enrollments, particularly in California, sign-ups for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's online marketplaces hit 8 million, President Obama announced Thursday. The total exceeded the...
  • Regulators: Give Electric Customers More Useful Bills By Late May

    Regulators: Give Electric Customers More Useful Bills By Late May
    State regulators intend to force electric suppliers to tell customers exactly how much they are paying for power — and how long that rate will last. The state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority would require that mailed disclosures be sent to...
  • Japan Inc resilient in face of sales tax rise: Reuters poll

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese companies have weathered the first days of a rise in the country's consumption tax, with sales resilient and pricing power little damaged, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, in an early sign the tax hike will not derail the...
  • State says new online nursing application should speed up licensing

    State says new online nursing application should speed up licensing
    California is urging new nursing school graduates who have not already applied for a nursing license to do so using an online application instead of submitting a paper form. The new web application is designed to speed up approvals for graduates, said...
  • Sen. Warner, Holly Petraeus, talk finances with Norfolk sailors

    Sen. Warner, Holly Petraeus, talk finances with Norfolk sailors
    Sen. Mark R. Warner and Holly Petraeus met with about 150 sailors at Naval Station Norfolk Thursday to talk about personal financial planning and consumer protection. Since last year's data breach at Target that affected millions of consumers, Warner...
  • States crack down on for-profit colleges, student loan industry

    WASHINGTON When Murray Hastie returned to New York in January 2006 after two tours of duty in Iraq, he hoped to use the GI Bill to complete his college education. Denied admission to two state colleges, Hastie came upon DeVry University. The day after he...
  • NBCUniversal Celebrates Earth Week With New Energy Awareness Campaign

    NBCUniversal is recognizing Earth Week with a new energy awareness campaign called "Lights Off. Screens On." during its seventh annual "Green is Universal" initiative. NBCU properties will actively promote the campaign during its shows, asking...
  • 4.5 million smartphones were lost or stolen in U.S. in 2013

    4.5 million smartphones were lost or stolen in U.S. in 2013
    A report released Thursday said 4.5 million smartphones were lost or stolen in the U.S. in 2013, up from 2.8 million in 2012. Thefts were largely responsible for the increase in devices that were permanently separated from their owners, according to...
  • U.S. barbecues grow pricier as beef, pork reach record highs

    (Reuters) - With the Chicago weather finally getting a little nicer, Chris Anderssen wanted to grill some burgers outside for a group of family and friends. When she got to the meat aisle at her local Jewel-Osco supermarket, a case of sticker shock made...
  • Think you're money savvy? Take this quiz

    Think you're smart about money? Maybe. But unless you're regularly learning and refreshing your knowledge, the latest information about spending, savings and investing might pass you by. And the best way to pass on money smarts to children probably isn'...