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  • How to make your wedding eco-friendly

    How to make your wedding eco-friendly
    What is the newest and fastest growing trend in the multi-billion dollar per year wedding industry? Why going "green" of course. What does going "green" mean. It means that you can have organic or locally grown food, you can be whisked away in a hybrid limo, have your invitations printed on recycled paper or use potted plants instead of cut flowers. "People are making purchasing decisions based on environmental concerns," says Gerald Prolman, the founder of OrganicBouquet.com, an online organic florist. All over the country, caterers now offer pesticide-free menus and all-natural vintages. More than ever, fine china and linen napkins are returning and the idea of throwaways is, well, being thrown out.
  • Amplats to sell strike-hit South African mines

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - World number-one platinum producer Anglo American Platinum is to sell a swathe of its most labor-intensive South African mines after a five-month strike shattered its hopes of ever making them profitable. The mines account for...

    EPA rules would likely block Pebble Mine in Alaska

    WASHINGTON The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday announced severe restrictions on the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska, a move that is likely to block a project the EPA said could devastate the best run of wild salmon left on the planet. "The...

    CME Group throws down gauntlet in race to run gold fix

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) said on Thursday it would be happy to administer, with Thomson Reuters, the global price benchmark for gold known as the "fix", a day after banks effectively called time on the current arrangement....

    Surging gold imports drive up India's June trade deficit to 11-month high

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A surge in gold imports in June widened India's trade deficit to an 11-month high, adding to the uncertainty from global oil prices that could pile more pressure on its current account balance. The trade deficit jumped to $11.76...