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National Canadian Credit Counseling Firm Warns Against Adding New Debt This Holiday Season Avineet Kalsey, of BSCC in Vancouver (Surrey), British Columbia, is warning Canadian consumers against acquiring additional debt in the coming holiday season. The same concerns have been echoed by the Bank of Canada which is worried that although the econ
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Unknown Children's Author Gets Standing Ovation from 250 Strangers Who Beg Him to Turn Poem Into Book Author Barry Solway had a seven year old niece with a problem. She had to make sure the blankets were pulled up over her feet so the monsters under the bed wouldn't be tempted by wriggling toes. From that experience, the story-driven poem “Court
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Elevated Levels of Lead-Contaminated Dust Found in Approximately 24 Million Homes According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), today in the United States there are approximately 24 million housing units that have deteriorated lead paint and elevated levels of lead-contaminated house dust. Of these, more than four
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Johann-Dietrich Woerner to be Director General of ESA Today, the Council of the European Space Agency announced the appointment of Johann-Dietrich Woerner as the next Director General of ESA, for a period of four years starting on 1 July 2015. He will succeed Jean-Jacques Dordain, whose term of office ends o
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U.S. And Chinese Delegations Conclude 25TH Session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman today hosted a Chinese delegation led by Vice Premier Wang Yang for the 25th session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), which took place i
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APEC Tech Startups Win Global Innovator Awards High-tech startup companies, sponsored by the APEC Accelerator Network , scored wins at the prestigious Intel Global Challenge this past November in California, USA. The event, which challenges scientists and engineers to turn original technology ideas in
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IDB approves a $300 million line of credit to help Ecuador maintain its social spending in case of economic shocks The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced the approval of a stand-by line of credit for up to $300 million to help Ecuador protect its social spending from potential external economic shocks. The stand-by credit line, which will be in place
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EPA Proposes Updates to Air Quality Standards for Ground-Level Ozone In November, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to strengthen the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone. The agency reported that it took this action based on extensive scientific evidence about ozone&#
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ASPCA Urges Gov. Christie to Sign Bill to Protect Animals and Consumers The ASPCA ® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) commended New Jersey lawmakers for unanimously voting in favor of a bill requiring pet stores to disclose the origins of the dogs they sell and prohibit them from sourc
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Four Times More Children Associated with Armed Groups, Two Years After the Outbreak of the Crisis Just two years after the outbreak of bloody civil war in the Central African Republic (CAR) in December 2012, the number of girls and boys under the age of 18 recruited by armed groups has escalated to four times its previous level. An estimated 6,000 to
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