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Report: Small nuclear war would inflict global woes
Even a limited, regional nuclear war, such as one between archrivals India and Pakistan, would cause major changes in the global climate and likely starve a billion people, according to new research. The huge amounts of dust and dirt thrown into the atmosphere by multiple atomic explosions would reduce the amount of sunlight reaching the earth, according to the research released Tuesday by the nonprofit anti-nuclear Physicians for Social Responsibility. As a result, U.S. production of grains and soy would decline for five years, eventually dipping to 80 percent of their current level, and take another five years to recover. The Washington Times
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In run-up to Kentucky Derby, committee to examine drug use in horse racing
Even Congress will be marking the Kentucky Derby, in its own way. Next Monday, five days before the United States's biggest annual horse race, a House health subcommittee will examine the use of performance-enhancing drugs in the sport. "Horseracing is a $40 billion industry that generates roughly 400,000 domestic jobs nationwide," a hearing notice stated. "Many question whether the widespread use of performance enhancing drugs on race day is threatening the viability, safety and integrity of the sport." The Hill
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GE CEO Immelt says electric car disappointment will fade
DETROIT (Reuters) -- General Electric Co. CEO Jeff Immelt said people "may be disappointed in the adoption of the electric vehicle," but his company will continue investing in battery technology to reflect its confidence in an eventual uptick. Speaking today during an automotive conference in Detroit, Immelt -- whose company is a key supplier to automakers producing electric cars -- said GE is "committed to long-term development" of alternative-fuel vehicles. The executive shrugged off the perception that electric cars are just novelties and said the industry needs to find solutions to cost and infrastructure challenges. Automotive News. For more information on the South's automotive industry, go to www.SouthernAutoCorridor.com.
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Toyota offers a glimpse at quality assurance procedures on its Georgetown, Ky. facility test track
Georgetown, KY - It's not on the daily free tours. It's not even on a part of the massive property in Georgetown that the roughly 7,000 Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky employees see very often. But on a remote part of the land housing Toyota's Georgetown manufacturing facility — far from where the public can roam without going through security and orientation and covering over camera phone lenses with an escort — 92 cars each day are put through the paces after they roll off the assembly line, to ensure they are of the quality the automaker requires before they are sold to customers. Business Lexington
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Louisiana: Prison Conditions Draw Threat
In a sternly worded letter delivered to the Orleans Parish sheriff on Monday, the federal Department of Justice threatened litigation if “urgent and substantial action” were not taken to address widespread constitutional violations at the Orleans Parish Prison. Last November, as Monday’s letter publicly disclosed, federal officials sent the sheriff a draft consent decree, an agreed-upon but judicially mandated blueprint for comprehensive reform. The letter charged that the sheriff, Marlin Gusman, had “failed to seriously negotiate” since then, and that problems found in a federal investigation into the jail over two years ago “have persisted or have worsened.” In response to growing criticism, Sheriff Gusman announced the closing of one of the largest buildings at the jail complex two weeks ago. The New York Times
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New Dow ethylene plant would employ thousands in Texas
The Dow Chemical Co. announced today that it plans to build a new ethylene production plant in Freeport that will create thousands of jobs, representing the latest company to take advantage in the boom in domestic natural gas drilling. Dow’s new $1.7 billion plant will employ 2,000 workers at its construction peak and is scheduled to be completed by 2017. The plant is part of the company’s $4 billion plan to expand four Houston-area Dow facilities that could bring thousands of jobs to the region. Zain Shauk, Fuelfix.com
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First spill-related criminal charge names BP engineer
In the first criminal charge arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a former BP engineer who lives in Katy has been named in obstruction of justice charges alleging he destroyed evidence sought by government investigators, the Justice Department said Tuesday. Kurt Mix, 50, of Katy, Texas, was arrest on two charges of obstruction of justice, according to a criminal complaint filed in Louisiana. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement that Mix is accused of deleting records relating to the amount of oil flowing from the Macondo well after the April 20, 2010 blowout and explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that killed 11 workers and led to a three-month spill that the government says poured nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Don Mason, Fuelfix.com
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The Top 10 Most Popular Car Brands With Men and Women
It was no surprise to hear that men and women have vastly different buying habits. Now, a look at the top 10 most popular cars and trucks bought by sex, compiled by TrueCar.com, shows there’s absolutely no overlap in the vehicles that they prefer. (By sex, we mean gender. Were you thinking something else?) In making up its lists, TrueCar.com, which provides shopping advice, looked at the cars with the greatest percentage of buyers preferred by men and by women. Micheline Maynard, Forbes.com
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The Walmart Bribery Scandal: Big Box Boxed In
Chalk one up for old-fashioned hard copy investigative reporting. When the New York Times story about alleged bribery of Mexican officials by Walmart hit the newsstands this weekend, it set the “anti-corruption community” abuzz, at the very least providing a dramatic reminder that the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act is no paper tiger; that the potential for civil and possibly criminal government action is immense; and that, especially for a retail giant that lives on public loyalty, the brand threat here should be taken very seriously. Forbes.com
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Program for Low-Income Housing Compels Building in Poor Texas Neighborhoods
Plans to build a low-income apartment complex for seniors in one of San Antonio’s most fashionable neighborhoods had been posted for barely a week in January when the fury began. Residents feared that the 68 rental apartments, which were competing for federal tax credit subsidies, would spoil the affluent Stone Oak neighborhood. In a storm of e-mails, calls and letters to local and state officials, they predicted unpleasant results: lower property values, more traffic and an increase in crime. The New York Times
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