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  • Until the final hour, lawmakers scramble to pay for more pet projects

    Until the final hour, lawmakers scramble to pay for more pet projects
    TALLAHASSEE – In Florida budget politics, it pays to be a night owl. Long after House and Senate budget negotiators have cinched deals on the biggest brick-and-mortar components of their $75 billion spending plan for next fiscal year –...
  • GM expands recall, suspends two engineers, takes $1.3-billion charge

    General Motors announced Thursday it will take a $1.3-billion write-down to cover the cost of repairs related to faulty ignition switch recalls, and placed two engineers at the center of the recall scandal on paid leave. The company also said it will...
  • Study: Nightmares could be a sign of poor health

    Study: Nightmares could be a sign of poor health
    A recent study shows that frequent nightmares can provide insight into a person's health, and recurring nightmares can be a sign of health conditions, including heart problems and severe infections.  According to the study by sleep researchers at...
  • Removing chocolate milk from schools caused plain milk to be wasted

    Removing chocolate milk from schools caused plain milk to be wasted
    Removing chocolate milk from school cafeterias has been promoted over the last few years as a way to reduce the sugar kids consume and decried as a sure way to keep kids from getting the nutrients in milk. Both might be the case, researchers at...
  • Wood-aged cheese: How science slices the debate over bacteria

    Wood-aged cheese: How science slices the debate over bacteria
    So what's the big stink over wood-aged cheese anyway? Is it deadly or just delicious? Artisanal cheese-makers raised a fuss recently when an FDA official suggested that wooden cheese shelves posed a public health risk because they were not "adequately...
  • GM to face daily fines over late response to regulators' questions

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is fining General Motors Co. $7,000 per day until it responds to all questions the agency submitted to it last month regarding an ignition switch defect. NHTSA said Tuesday it would levy the fine after...
  • GM avoided defective switch redesign in 2005 to save a dollar each

    GM avoided defective switch redesign in 2005 to save a dollar each
    DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co in 2005 decided not to change an ignition switch eventually linked to the deaths of at least 13 people because it would have added about a dollar to the cost of each car, according to an internal GM...
  • CTA releases list of buildings needed to be razed for Belmont overpass

    CTA releases list of buildings needed to be razed for Belmont overpass
    The CTA has released the list of nearly 20 buildings in the Lakeview neighborhood it says must be torn down as part of a $320 million project to build an elevated bypass and untangle trains on the Red, Purple and Brown lines. Many of the buildings are...
  • Pompano outfit fills a need for crew members on cruise ships

    Pompano outfit fills a need for crew members on cruise ships
    David Hirsch knows what it's like not to have access to favorite snacks or to run out of everyday health care items while working at sea. That dilemma led Hirsch, 43, and his wife Ashley to launch Crew Concierge in November 2005 to fill a void he'd...
  • NHTSA fines GM for not turning over information for recall probe

    NHTSA fines GM for not turning over information for recall probe
    Federal regulators have fined General Motors Co. $28,000 for missing a deadline to turn over key information about a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 deaths and the recall of 2.6 million vehicles globally. Regulators will continue to fine the...
  • Extensive harbor cleanup begins after Port of L.A. fire

    Extensive harbor cleanup begins after Port of L.A. fire
    Port of Los Angeles authorities are beginning an extensive harbor cleanup in the aftermath of a fire that burned through much of a wharf and released toxic gases and smoke into surrounding communities. The largest fire at the port in decades erupted...