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Oct 24, 2014

Sierra Club Facing Investigations

Sierra Club Facing Investigations By H. Sterling Burnett

Oct 24, 2014

Union Organizes Home Health Workers in Minnesota

When the Service Employees International Union in Minnesota announced its victory in unionizing 27,000 home health care workers in August, it celebrated under a rapidly changing political environme

Oct 24, 2014

Private Toll Roads Present Better Options for States’ Consumers, Budgets

As some states look more and more at toll roads as a solution to paying for neglected highways, one transportation export is warning about using toll roads as “cash cows.” Instead, other states are

Oct 23, 2014

'Self-referral' Problem Can Be Solved by Self-Pay

Today's Wall Street Journal has an article regarding a chain of cancer clinics that may be overutilizing a particular test for their patients, a test that offers a generous reimbursement f

Oct 23, 2014

Obama to Avoid Senate Vote on New Climate Treaty

Obama to Avoid Senate Vote on New Climate Treaty

Oct 23, 2014

Regulators Attack Popular Home-Sharing Startup, Alleging Housing Violations

Airbnb, a web-based startup company connecting private individuals with travelers, has become popular among travelers of all ages who are seeking to meet new people, in cities across the world.