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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.
  • FleetCor, buyout firms eye $3 billion-plus deal for Comdata: sources

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - FleetCor Technologies Inc and buyout firms including Carlyle Group LP and Silver Lake Partners LP are vying to acquire payments processing company Comdata Inc for more than $3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter....

    Old Sacramento's Gold Rush Days canceled because of drought

    Old Sacramento's Gold Rush Days canceled because of drought
    Gold Rush Days festivities in Old Sacramento have been canceled because of the state's continued drought, officials said Monday. The event, which traditionally takes place over Labor Day weekend, requires too much water, said Steve Hammond, president...

    California drought dries up plans for historic gold rush celebration

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - California's drought has claimed yet another historic casualty in this parched capital city - the annual heritage celebration known as Gold Rush Days. Staged for the past 15 years by tourism groups who turn the city's Old...

    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...